The Inigo Montoya Guide to Cholesterol

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One of my favorite movies is The Princess Bride. My favorite character in the movie is Inigo Montoya. My favorite line by Inigo Montoya is when he breaks the news to his idiot boss Vizzini that he uses the word “Inconceivable!” far too much.

“I do not think that word means what you think it means.”

Inigo Montoya is a very wise man, and we should apply his insights to our health.

Friday Night Video: The Perfect 15 Minute Total Body Workout

How you work out is much more important than how much.

It’s perfectly possible to do more in 20 minutes than what other people do in 3 hours. Lots of people at the gym are wasting their time.

Staying in good shape shouldn’t take more than a half hour at a time, and it shouldn’t require expensive equipment or gym memberships.

Here’s a great video that demonstrates how to stay fit with 15 minutes a day.

Vegans and DHA: Why They Need It And Supplements to Take


DHA is an omega-3 fatty acid that’s critical for your brain. You mostly get it from fish, and you could get it from sea vegetables if you eat a lot of those.

If you’re vegan you’re definitely not getting it from fish, and probably not getting enough from sea vegetables, unless you’re the type that carries around bottles of spirulina tablets in your backpack and eat insane amounts of sushi.

So a DHA supplement is a good idea if you’re vegan.

5 Ways Your Genes Can Sabotage What You Eat

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Two people can eat the exact same foods in the same amounts and exercise the same amount of time for a year and still have different weights when they’re finished.

I’m sure you’ve observed this phenomenon in your own life, but it still begs the question: why?!

How can some people pack away pasta and potatoes all day and not seem to gain a pound (lucky bastards!), while others watch it go straight to their waistline?

You can apply this example to all sorts of foods: meat, dairy, some vegetables, wheat, etc…the list goes on and on.

Here’s a brief primer on how your genes modify different foods you commonly eat, and what it can mean for your health.

Death by Food Pyramid: A Manifesto For Thinking About Health In the 21st Century

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Just finished reading the book Death by Food Pyramid by Denise Minger and really liked the book a lot.

Inside is a more detailed review about the book’s best points, and why it’s a refreshingly sensible and open-minded look at the world of food choices.

Juicing Guide Preview: 30 Day Plan With Grocery Lists and Recipes

The video course I was planning for the end of summer is finally about ready.

It’s not 100% perfect, but is just about ready to go.

Most of it will be released soon, but here’s an introduction video to the course.