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Metformin may extend life. Cheap, seemingly safe, and the billionaires of Silicon Valley have been rumored to take it. But should you? To find out why someone would take a diabetes medication for longevity, I asked our go-to PhD scientist, Mike James for the facts. What does metformin do? In diabetics,...
Warning: Some deep fitness-nerd stuff here.Every year, I re-evaluate what my body needs. A year seems like a good amount of time. Changing more frequently has more entertainment value, but is less impactful. Sometimes I’ll emphasize a different energy system — strength vs endurance. Other times it is a...
The ketogenic diet is now America’s #1 most-searched diet according to Google Trends. Interest in keto is currently 130% higher than vegan and over ten times higher than paleo.The diet’s ability to promote dramatic weight loss appears to be behind this sudden explosion of interest. Scroll through Instagram or...
I've never gotten roses on Valentine's Day. Well, maybe once — from an unwanted suitor. But, nope! I’ve never gotten flowers (on Valentine's Day) from a man who was either courting me, dating me or sleeping with me.I know! Now, ask me why.Because, I am not that chick. Because I am not the chick who craves...
Keto Farms. This is our discovery of the week, introduced to us by one of the community. As you know, we are huge believers in a low glycemic diet for a whole range of health reasons, and keto is exactly that: low glycemic load. We’ve tried all their products...
The focus on living longer and reducing aging has been with us humans since the day we started walking the earth. Vitamins, elixirs, charms and all manner of strange practices have claimed to slow or reverse the aging process and prevent age-related diseases.But so far, most of them are...
We are big on dark green veggies here, and kale is one of our favorites.  Steamed kale alone can be a bit of a bore, but then we came upon this super simple recipe. For us busy folks, the best cooking is that which can be done with the...
Over the last year I have reduced and honed the supplements I take. For the most part, I try to stay away from taking many supplements, preferring to get my nutrition from food. However, there are exceptions. Below are the supplements I take, and this is not meant to...
You can’t miss it: CBD is everywhere – face cream, lip balm, shampoo, soap, even toothpaste – but what exactly is it? Snake oil, cure-all or somewhere in between?The first thing you should know about CBD, short for cannabidiol, is that it is a chemical compound found in the...
Barely tall enough to see above the table, my interest in massage began in the boudoir of my grandmother’s summer house on Long Island.  A place where the grown-ups entertained each other endlessly with things like outdoor sports and cocktails, us young’uns often had to find ways to entertain...