Making a complicated subject uncomplicated: Endothelial Dysfunction. Endothelial Dysfunction is what causes Type 2 Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease (Atherosclerosis), Erectile Dysfunction, Inflammatory Conditions, and Aneurysms. Basic Definition: When the paper thin lining (endothelial cells) of your blood vessels and heart become damaged. Cause: Too much saturated fat, not enough nitric oxide (fruits and veggies). The good […]

Despite the myths that the Mediterranean and similar diets have copious amounts of olive oil, any oil is not a health food.  Oil has no dietary fiber, is void of micro-nutrients, and will contribute to weight gain. As a chef, believe me that learning to cook without oil was certainly different for me.  I have […]

Erectile Dysfunction Defined: The inability of a male to maintain an erection sufficient for satisfying sexual activity. Endothelial Dysfunction and ED: Endothelial dysfunction is the cause of both vascular disease and erectile dysfunction. The inner lining of every artery, including the penile arteries, is a single layer of cells called the endothelium. When this wallpaper-like […]

Autoimmune Disease Rates Increasing: The growing prevalence of Autoimmune Diseases ought to cause us to wonder what the mechanism is behind the growth and prevalence. Type 1 diabetes incidence is rising 3-5% /year. How is it that Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus has grown year over year in Westernized countries? See: The World Incidence and Prevalence […]

Non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity – Is it real? I have been in the restaurant business for many years. Over the last 7 to 8 years or so, there had been a dramatic rise in people asking about gluten free menu items claiming they were gluten intolerant, gluten sensitive, or had a gluten or wheat allergy. […]

  This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy for more information. Last year I gave up my thriving restaurant to focus on my health.  I had the restaurant for 5 years and everything was going well, except for my health.  I had gained a lot of weight.  I was having massive […]

G. OughT Milk? Does It Do A Body Good? I have heard many people say that we need calcium and protein that is mostly found in milk and dairy based products like yogurt and cheese.  Various organizations have pushed Americans to consume our protein via dairy products.  We have all seen the propaganda in television […]

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy for more information. If you have followed along with my blog posts, I recently posted ‘How I Lost Over 100 Pounds Eating Mindfully’.  As a recap, I was a BBQ restaurant owner (smoked meats) and a craft beer drinker.  I had gained about 150 […]

The 2nd Time I Broke My Back November is a great time to visit Phoenix as the average temperature is 76 degrees Fahrenheit.   With 2 total rainy days, 83% Sunshine and 18 completely sunny days. I had been living in the Phoenix area for over 8 years.  I was living alone in a nice little […]

I Was Trampled By Horses The First Time I Broke My Back I was living in beautiful Northwest Montana in a picturesque town called Lakeside on Flathead Lake. At the time I was the Food and Beverage manager at a very large hotel. I had to drive to Spokane, Washington for a business conference.  The […]