The Controversy Explained: Canada’s New Food Guide

Yesterday, Health Canada introduced a new Food Guide, which is the equivalent of the USDA’s Food Guide, previously known as the “Food Pyramid.”

Although this new guide is not perfect, we could rightfully say that it’s a little miracle that it got published!

Coconut Oil Warning

Coconut oil and coconut products are popular these days.

Some examples:

1) Chris Kresser, who promotes a sort of modified paleo diet, gives us a sample menu plan, in which at least 30% of all recipes contain either coconut oil or coconut milk.

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Eggs: Nature’s Perfect Poison

Many people nowadays seem to have gone back to the adage that eggs are Nature’s “perfect food.” The common view is that the “egg-cholesterol panic wasn’t warranted” – as one newspaper put it.

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

“So I can understand the mad passion for travel books and their deceptiveness. They create the illusion of something which no longer exists but still should exist, if we were to have any hope of avoiding the overwhelming conclusion that the history of the past twenty thousand years is irrevocable.” ― Claude Lévi-Strauss, Tristes Tropiques 

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.