2018 Gift List

Every year, I post my top 10 list of “health” gift ideas. This list might be an excuse to give yourself something for all the hard work you’ve done this year!

Four Great Books I Read in 2018

Every year, I usually write a list of the best books I read this year in the health or personal development.

What Toothpaste to Use

A reader asked me recently which toothpaste I recommend. Should you get a fluoride-free toothpaste from the natural food store, and if so, which one?

The Dark Side of Traveling

Traveling has been such a huge part of my life and my identity as a “multi-lingual international man,” that you might be surprised to read my article today on how I am entirely rethinking traveling and the way I’m planning to travel in the future.

Better Than the Instant Pot

A couple of years ago I succumbed to the Instant Pot fever, which turned out to become one of the most successful kitchen appliances in recent years.

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“Intermittent Fasting” is Not Fasting

Nowadays the term “intermittent fasting” is widespread. Behind the trend, however, there’s a big misconception about fasting.

Anything under 36 hours is not fasting.

The Blue Zones Revisited

About ten years ago, Dan Buettner, a journalist working for National Geographic, published a book called “The Blue Zones” that is now almost a classic in the genre.


How to Process Tomatoes Easily

Right now it’s tomato season! And at the market near where I live, farmers are selling huge boxes of Italian plum tomatoes, which are used for making tomato sauce traditionally, among other things.

Drinking a Gallon of Water Per Day

Whenever I have traveled to tropical countries, I have noticed that only the tourists, mainly from America, drink vast amounts of water.

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The Outrageous Things McDougall Says About Sugar

We’re not addicted to sugar. We’re addicted to the combination of sugar and fat (with a preference for fat).

In a recent webinar, Dr.

The Inconvenient Truth About “Carbs”

If there’s a trend that drives me nuts, it is the obsession with avoiding “carbs.”

When someone says something like, “Oh, I don’t do fruit because they’re full of sugar” I almost want to hug them and cry.

Have a Cold Beer

I’m writing this in the middle of a heat wave in Quebec, where the temperatures are reaching 42 Celsius (107 Fahrenheit) with humidity, which for some of you guys living in the desert might be nothing, but for us Northerners, calls for one thing… a cold beer!