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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


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


How to Forgive Someone Who Isn't Sorry

Originally posted in September 2019

From Our Mailbag:

Hi Dr. Ben,

I'm 59 years old and am hoping that you can help me with an issue that has been a heavy burden almost all my life. Read more


Grown up Christmas List - Michael Bublé

Do you remember me
I sat upon your knee
I wrote to you with childhood fantasies

Well I'm all grown up now
And still need help somehow
I'm not a child but my heart still can dream

So here's my lifelong wish
My grown up Christmas list
Not for myself but for a world in need Read more