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Lunch At A Korean High School

A look at the care and work that goes into making lunch for students and staff at a typical high school in South Korea. Read more


Backward Walking For Healthier Knees


A big shoutout to Ben Patrick (Knees Over Toes) and his colleague Mr. Infinity for sharing the many benefits of sled work, particularly backward walking with a weighted sled to stimulate blood flow to the connective tissues in and around the knees. Read more


Sleep Mask Tip

Last year, I heard from an old patient who was struggling with intermittent eye infections. In reviewing her everyday routine, we realized that the root cause might have been her sleep mask which she had not thought to put through the laundry since she first started using it in 2018. Read more


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