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Making Sense of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids. You've probably heard a lot about their value to your health, but do you really understand the ways in which they are beneficial to your health and which foods to get them from?

If not, I hope that this article will help you make sense of omega-3 fatty acids and help you make food choices that will ensure that your cells are nourished with them on a regular basis. Read more

 

What Does A Truly Good Friend Look Like?

I've always loved the Korean word for friendship - it's pronounced "oo jung." There was a time in my 20s when oojung was actually the bulk of my e-mail address, back when gmail didn't exist and most of us were at yahoo or hotmail.

More than ever, I find myself considering what constitutes a healthy friendship, for my own well-being, and also to do what I can to help our boys understand what a truly good friend looks like. Read more

 

Understanding The Environmental Impact Of The Bitcoin Network

This video provides an excellent explanation for how much energy it takes to run the Bitcoin Network, and why it's beneficial to the world and its people to use this energy to secure a truly fair financial system for all. Read more

 

How Bitcoin Actually Works

For those who understand how Bitcoin helps protect our financial health but don't really understand how it works, this is the best explanation I've found. I hope it's helpful to some out there!

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Newsletter: Last Call On New Year Sale | Seed Oils

For those who may have missed Monday's note on our New Year sale, please note that this is a last call for discounted items - a list can be found at the end of today's message.

I've been receiving a number of questions about seed oils. Dr. Paul Saladino, also known as the Carnivore MD, has been gaining traction with his message to avoid seed oils because of their high linoleic fatty acid content.

For those who have only joined our readership in recent years, here is an article that I published back in 2008 on how to choose healthy cooking oils: Read more

 

A Guide to Choosing Healthy Oils

Originally published in 2008

If you're not sure how to choose healthy oils for cooking, it's worth studying the essential differences between saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Once you understand the basic characteristics of these fatty acids, you'll know which commonly available oils are good for your health, and which ones are best limited or avoided altogether. Read more

 

5 Simple Hamstring Exercises for Improved Knee and Hip Function

This video demonstrates a variety of simple hamstring-strengthening and activating exercises that almost invariably lead to improved knee and hip function. Please be sure to have the volume on your viewing device and within the video on for accompanying guidance for each exercise. Read more

 

Persimmon Skins and Other Foods that Can Cause Obstruction in the GI tract

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If you enjoy eating persimmons, please know that it's best to avoid eating their skins.

Persimmon skins are one of several foods that can contribute to the buildup of an indigestible mass in the gastrointestinal tract - called a bezoar - that can lead to serious complications and a need for surgery if the mass gets large enough to obstruct the GI tract. Read more

 

Ross Stevens On What Bitcoin Does For The World

Ross Stevens is the founder and CEO of NYDIG, a leading custody provider for institutions and sovereign states looking to adopt a bitcoin standard in their treasury reserve policies. Read more

 

Powerful Points Of Focus

I think most would agree that the world has become highly fractured where many people pledge allegiance to those who share their world-view and are swift to be combative with or cancel all others.

On the surface, when someone comes at us with unkind energy, it can be natural to wonder why that person is so rude or self-centered. Most such people are simply acting out of pent-up frustration, and with online interactions in particular, some can fight or rage without considering other people's humanity. Read more

 

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