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Thoughts on CBD Oil

From Our Mailbag (shared with permission):

Hi Dr. Ben,

I have been a faithful reader and customer of your website for many years. Your wonderful Greens is my favourite, as well as the Acerola powder.

I was wondering, would you be able to write about CBD oil and/or provide it in your store? Please let me tell you my story. Read more about Thoughts on CBD Oil


Honouring True Hunger and Our Instincts


Over the past 20 plus years, I’ve tried a wide range of food programs, including a 4-year stint of being a strict vegan. Paleo, keto, plants plus eggs and fish only, gluten-free, check, check, check, and check. Read more about Honouring True Hunger and Our Instincts


Do You Care And Do You Want Me To Continue?

A Fun Way To Lower Your Risk of Dementia

Every 3 seconds, someone in the world develops dementia.  

Today, there are more than 50 million diagnosed cases of dementia worldwide.  And by 2030, this number is expected to increase to 80 million. Read more about A Fun Way To Lower Your Risk of Dementia


Keys to Getting More Restful Sleep


I've received a number of questions on how to improve sleep quality since sending out our newsletter on the quarter-life of caffeine. Read more about Keys to Getting More Restful Sleep


Guacamole for Days


Above: Before the mash. Read more about Guacamole for Days


Supporting Single Parents in South Korea

The government in South Korea does not provide postpartum assistance or medical insurance for many single parents, as they are not officially recognized as families. Read more about Supporting Single Parents in South Korea


How to Increase Your Value

Soon after graduating from school, I moved to the arctic of Alaska to run my first chiropractic clinic. I was 24 years old and grateful for the opportunity to be of service to the First Nations community there and the chance to pay back my student loans and create a small nest egg for the future.

My work days were long and it was mostly a lonely existence - back then, even a phone call home to Canada was $2 a minute, so most of my down time was spent reading, writing, and making plans for the future. Read more about How to Increase Your Value


Less Coffee, More Dreams, Better Sleep

From Our Mailbag (shared with permission)

Hey Ben,

Long time reader, first time writing in to say thanks for all of your health and life hacks.

When I took in your info on how long caffeine stays in the body and how this can affect my sleep, I decided on the spot to stop cold turkey and see for myself.

The first 2.5 to 3 days were tough man. I had like a piercing headache right behind my eyes almost the whole time and had to take tylenol to get through. Read more about Less Coffee, More Dreams, Better Sleep


We Are Not Alone

As I made a fresh batch of black bean sauce with noodles for dinner over the weekend, I began listening to Demi Moore's recently released memoir, Inside Out.

Chopping through onions, carrots, and green cabbage, I felt such a strong emotional connection to her feelings from childhood.  By the time I had put noodles into salted boiling water, I was silently sobbing for Demi as I felt the weight of her feelings of being on her own as a child. Read more about We Are Not Alone