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How to Make Nourishing and Flavourful Soups and Stews

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In Korean cuisine, most meals are served with some type of soup or stew, and those who are familiar with Korean food know that these soups and stews pack a lot of flavour. Read more

 

Thoughts on Cholesterol Management and Vitamin D

Over the weekend, I reviewed some blood work for a longtime friend, and in sharing feedback with him, I was reminded of a few points that many people don't typically hear about from their primary care provider.

First, one of ways in which our endocrine system regulates cholesterol is by converting it to vitamin D - the first step of this process occurs in the skin, where UV-B rays in sunlight act on cholesterol to create a form of vitamin D that is stored in our fat cells - whenever we need the active form, conversion happens in the liver and kidneys. Read more

 

Scroll Less, Read More, Touch Grass

If you have a smartphone, please consider taking a moment to go into the settings area to check your average daily screen time - if it's somewhere between 3-5 hours, you're within the range of the global average.

The latest data shows that the average smartphone user spends 2.5 hours on social media platforms daily.

Combine all screen use including television, and the global average is 6 hours and 58 minutes daily. Read more

 

Does Coffee Help Prevent Dementia?

Can having quality coffee daily reduce our risk of developing Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia? There is evidence that points to this being probable.

Chlorogenic acids (CGAs) are naturally abundant polpyphenol compounds in both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee. In vitro studies indicate that CGAs have powerful antioxidant properties that have protective effects on nerve cell health and longevity.

In vivo studies have found that a metabolic of CGA called caffeic acid improves learning and memory in mice and rats. Read more

 

432 Hz Relaxing Music for Better Sleep

Those who have studied the physics of sound and music likely know that for centuries, tuning standards were in alignment with the natural muscial pitch of the universe, 432 Hertz (Hz).   Read more

 

How to Make Spicy Miso Soup

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The quantities listed below make approximately 4-6 medium-size servings.

Ingredients: Read more

 

James Lavish on The Road Ahead

Here, James Lavish and Saifedean Ammous explain in concrete terms why all paths lead to more money printing to finance government expenses. Understanding money and why governments continue to print more of it to fund their expenses is essential to learning how to be financially healthy. Read more

 

How to Lengthen Your Hip Flexors for Optimal Hip and Back Health

This is a look at how to lengthen hip flexors - keeping hip flexors at an optimal length allows for optimal hip mobility, and in those with a history of tight hip flexors, stretching them often leads to improvement in back health. Read more

 

The Road Ahead

For those who asked for a year-end macro update, this is what I see happening in the months ahead:

As higher interest rates trickle through the economy, there will be more layoffs and significant downward pressure on real estate prices and financial markets.

At some point, the U.S. Federal Reserve will have no choice but to begin lowering interest rates. Here's why:

In 2022, government expenses will total ~$3.7 trillion. Military spending will total ~$800 billion. Which adds up to a total of ~$4.5 trillion in expenses for 2022. Read more

 

Are You Drinking Plastic With Your Hot Coffee or Tea?

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If you often drink hot coffee or tea through a plastic lid, I would encourage you to find an alternative solution to the lid. Read more

 

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