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Sourdough French Toast With Blueberries and Maple Syrup

Here's a look at a fresh batch of French toast that I made over the weekend, served with blueberries and real maple syrup. I used traditionally fermented sourdough bread from a local bakery and eggs from free range birds. Read more

 

Dr. Arthur Brooks On Success, Happiness & Deep Purpose | Rich Roll Podcast

Harvard Professor Dr. Arthur Brooks often shares his experience of being on a red-eye flight from Los Angeles to Washington, DC, when in the darkness, he overheard an elderly man sitting behind him quietly tell his wife that he might as well be dead, that nobody respects or thinks about him. For the remainder of the flight, the man's wife did all she could to console him, insisting that none of his contentions were true.

Dr. Brooks assumed that the gentleman was nearing the end of his life and was feeling down over not having met his own expectations. When the plane landed and the lights flicked on, being the curious-minded social scientist that he is, Dr. Brooks inconspicuously turned to look and was stunned to realize that the elderly man was one of the most famous people in the world, someone whose early accomplishments in life made him rich, famous, and even widely viewed as a hero, and not at all a controversial figure. Read more

 

Mobility Drill to Reverse Forward Slumping of Your Spine

This is an excellent exercise for improving extension through your spine and reversing the effects of forward slumping of your spine.

Start on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the ground. Read more

 

Archer Push-Ups Using Gym Rings to Develop Upper Body and Core Strength

These are called Archer push-ups whereby you lower your upper body beside one arm while straightening your other arm out to the side.

You can begin on your knees, and once you’ve built up strength and confidence with this exercise, you can try it in a full push-up position.

Archer push-ups can also be done with your hands on the floor and without the use of gym rings. Read more

 

What Most Doctors Won't Tell You About Cholesterol

During my university years, I used to frustrate my parents by throwing away egg yolks and eating only the whites. No worries, I thought, as my parents just didn't know enough to realize that I was reducing my risk of heart disease by avoiding cholesterol. Looking back, I'm sure that my parents were wondering how I could so easily toss away precious egg yolks that they were able afford only a few times a year when they lived in Korea. Read more

 

6 Habits That Support Optimal Health

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With intermittent fasting becoming more popular by the month, I've been receiving questions from those who practice water-only fasting for many days or even a few weeks at a time as a way of supporting the body's natural cleansing and self-healing mechanisms. Read more

 

Mackerel to Fuel High Energy Days

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Typically, I aim to save my carbs for the evening, as I find that my energy is best throughout the day when I stick to mostly protein-rich foods with non-starchy vegetables. Read more

 

Apple Cleanse

Now that autumn has arrived for those of us living above the equator, let's have a look at a simple detoxification routine that you can follow without making any major changes to your daily routine.

Here's what you do:

Eat nothing but apples - any variety you like - whenever you are hungry, from the time that you wake up to the time that you usually have dinner. Read more

 

Two Simple Movements for a Strong and Healthy Back

While developing and maintaining good core strength is extremely helpful to protecting the spine and surrounding tissues against injury, it's equally important to work at improving usable strength of the trunk toward its end ranges. Read more

 

3-Minute Daily Routine For Healthy Shoulders

This is a simple 3-minute routine that I do twice daily to keep my shoulders optimally functional.

Start with your hands overlapped behind your back as high as you can comfortably place them. Gently roll back onto your bed or another comfortable surface. Repeat 5-10 times. Read more

 

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