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  • The Truth about Takeout

    There are certainly few things in American life more convenient than takeout.
    The rise of Grubhub, Uber Eats, Bite Squad, Door Dash and a few others has made the process even easier. Now, you don’t even have to leave your house to get takeout food…or takeaway as some folks call it. 
    Takeout Truths
    I began to seriously rethink my relationship with takeout on a trip to the EU a couple of summers ago.
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  • Craigslist Alternative Sites

    Since the crack down on internet companies like Rentboy and Backpage, Craigslist remains personal ad free.  Several other sites have tried to recapture that huge amount of traffic. FOSTA being the legal challenge to site immunity of visitors actions. seems the most successful thus far but it isnt yet a full alternative. is […]
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  • Homemade Alfredo Sauce (4 ingredients + 5 minutes!)

    Alfredo sauce is one of the most popular sauces for complementing pasta and meat dishes. Unfortunately, commercial versions in restaurants and from the store are not remotely similar to authentic, traditional recipes.
    If you take the time to check the list of ingredients for popular alfredo sauce brands…including organic ones…the very first ingredient is WATER! 
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  • Vegan Baby Formula. Is that Safe?

    The rise in popularity of plant-based diets has resulted in some devotees to consider feeding their infants the same way. However, nutrient specifications outlined by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for infant formulas currently hinder the sale of vegan baby formula. (1,2)
    In response, some parents have taken it upon themselves to develop their own.
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  • Slow Cooker Yogurt. Easy + Better than ANY Store Brands

    My somewhat sobering review of the best and worst brands of store yogurt has apparently resulted in some folks considering a switch to homemade.
    If this is your thought process too because not a single yogurt brand is optimal (grassfed, organic, non-homogenized milk, 24-hour, no additives), I would recommend slow cooker yogurt as an ideal solution.
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  • The Failure of Alzheimer’s Drugs

    By anyone’s definition, we must now consider Alzheimer’s disease to be an epidemic. Alzheimer’s is a progressive degenerative neurological condition that actually has its origins decades before the initial symptoms of cognitive decline begin to appear. Unfortunately, by the time these symptoms of the disease emerge—memory loss, cognitive decline, and behavioral shifts—there is very little that can be done as, according to our most well-respected medical journals, there is currently no meaningful pharmaceutical treatment for this condition. Despite this reality, pharmaceutical companies continue to market “Alzheimer’s drugs” to the tune of some $3-4 billion annually. Pharmaceutical Treatments for Alzheimer’s are Failing Us To be clear, a meaningful pharmaceutical intervention for this devastating condition would absolutely be welcomed by patients and healthcare providers alike. However, as of today, the available Alzheimer’s drugs do not address the underlying disease process, they only attempt to address some symptoms. And, in some cases, these Read More

  • Sarah’s Favorite Prime Day Deals (25+ Ideas)

    Amazon’s annual shopping holiday that is exclusive to Prime members is here!
    This year, Prime Day launches on Monday, July 15th at 12 am Pacific Time and runs for 48 hours until 11:59 pm Pacific Time on July 16.
    If you don’t have Amazon Prime, you can sign up for a free trial just to take advantage of the deals.
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  • Antidepressant Foods? You Bet!

    By: Austin Perlmutter, M.D. Depression is a global epidemic, a leading cause of disability that affects over 300 million people worldwide. Unfortunately, rates of diagnosed depression are continuing to rise in the United States, especially in our youth. When these disheartening statistics are combined with the relatively poor efficacy of our antidepressant medications, it becomes increasingly important to ask whether there may be non-pharmaceutical methods of treating this crippling condition. In recent years, scientific research has increasingly answered “yes.” In the past (and even today), depression has been explained as a simple neurotransmitter deficiency. This is why and how the conventional treatment for depression, drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (commonly known as SSRIs), is thought to work. The putative mechanism of these drugs is that they increase the neurotransmitter serotonin in the brain, resolving deficiency, improving mood, and alleviating depression. However, if it were this straightforward, we’d expect a Read More

  • Yogurt Brands. Ranking the Best and Worst

    When I travel, I rely on the convenient accessibility of commercial yogurt brands as my go-to breakfast source. I suspect some of you traditional foodies do too!
    Staying satiated with steady blood sugar from healthy fats while on the road is absolutely crucial to avoid the otherwise inevitable slide down the carb and sugar fest rabbit hole.
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  • An Anti-Aging Medicine?

    I recently had the unique opportunity to serve as an advisor for the development of the next XPRIZE. Many of you may have heard of the XPRIZE for space, and this new prize is, to a degree, similar. The new XPRIZE is being developed to help spur research in the field of longevity. As such, unlike the space prize, in which a finite goal could be easily established, developing a goal that would serve as a surrogate for longevity is more of a challenge. Nonetheless, it is a work in progress. Over the several days during which we worked on the project, one thing I was struck by was the discovery that a significant number of the scientists had begun taking a specific medication with the hope that it could stymie the aging process. The medication, metformin, is commonly used to control blood sugar in diabetics. Its mechanisms of action Read More

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