Monthly Archives: August 2014

A low-carb alternative to flour tortillas?

Flour tortillas are carb-loaded and high calorie so I thought I’d try these low carbohydrate Paleo wraps. They are only 70 calories and 4 net carbs. To compare, Mission Foods flour tortillas are 146 calories and 25 grams of carbs. These Paleo wraps feel and taste like stiff paper. They’re very expensive at $1.14 each. […]

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How to Increase Testosterone without Dangerous Drugs

Many men over 30 are noticing the signs of aging at a rapid pace and want to reverse the process. How to increase testosterone, outlined by Dr. Alfred Shtaner, an urologist interviewed on the television show A Healthy You and Carol Alt, is listed in the steps below: Reduce fat because fat increases estrogen & […]

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Stone Brewing’s Tilapia Ceviche

I recently went to Stone Brewing World Bistro and Garden in the newly redesigned Liberty Station by the water in San Diego for lunch. I wanted something light on this hot summer day so I ordered their Tilapia Ceviche without the chips and was delightfully surprised to find a delicious and filling meal. I told […]

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Epic Lamb Protein Bar review

Protein bars are hit or miss and this one is totally disgusting. I thought it sounded gross by the description: lamb with currants, but I thought I’d be adventurous and try it anyway. It takes like soft, spoiled, spongy beef jerky. Yuck! I took one bite and tossed it in the trash. I don’t know […]

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Is “Low T” just another marketing scam?

We’re being bombarded with low-testosterone ads on TV, in print and on the Internet. I have to admit that the commercials really creep me out. I also don’t like that the women all appear to be much younger than the gray-haired senior men, which just validates men’s misconceptions that they can woo beautiful, thin young […]

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Does intense exercise cause belly bulge?

I read a fascinating article about how a fitness trainer by the name of Michelle Lovitt was finally able to get one of her over-40 female clients to lose her stubborn belly fat. Since intense exercise causes cortisol to increase, and extra cortisol increases body fat, Lovitt changed the routines from fairly consistent intense training […]

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Is there dairy in your B12 vitamin?

If you’re a vegan, you avoid dairy so beware that many B12 vitamin pills contain lactose (from milk).  Read the inactive ingredient list on the label or bottle to find out if lactose is listed. Some B12 liquids contain sugar alcohols which can cause stomach distress. Stomach cramps may not be from your food; they could be caused by […]

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What exercise is and isn’t

I’ve discovered that people have differing options on what is exercise. I don’t really think of the 30 minute gentle Pilates/stretching I do every morning as exercise. A personal fitness trainer said he exercises five days a week, Monday through Friday, and on the weekends he runs. He’s not bad at math; he just doesn’t […]

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