3 Popular Drug Classes That Can Lower Your Sex Drive

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Last week I was sitting down talking to a friend when he sheepishly admitted, “The medication is doing it’s job. But my sex drive has pretty much been nonexistent since I’ve been on it.” It’s often a rude awakening in your life when you discover that your prescription medications might me lowering your sex drive […]

Why I Stopped Juicing

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I used to do a fair bit of juicing. I even bought a nice and highly recommended commercial juicer. I started out as being at least once a day. Then it dropped to a couple of times a week. Finally, I gave it up. It’s been one of the better decisions for my health. I […]

Starting Over: 6 Things I’d Do Differently to Lose Weight

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I was fortunate. When I started out I got a good, solid education in nutrition that really works. It helped me lose 40 pounds of fat (and keep it off for almost a decade), I’m no longer ‘pre-diabetic’, I get sick less often and just generally feel a whole lot better. However, during that time […]

Ask Curtis: Viagra Effectiveness and Working Out With a Cold

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In this edition of Ask Curtis I take a couple of questions from readers. First up is a question about how long Viagra will last. Believe it or not, this is a tough one to answer because there are so many factors that come into play. Detials below. The second question comes from a reader […]

3 Common (and Avoidable) Intermittent Fasting Mistakes

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One of my favorite health hacks is to use intermittent fasting (IF). This is where I deliberately withhold food for about 16 to 18 hours. Why in the world would you withhold food? Let me count the reasons: Improved insulin sensitivity Alzheimer’s and dementia prevention Clearer thinking Improved discipline Improved mood Healthier aging Obviously, I’m […]

5 Commitments I’m Making for 2014

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There’s all sorts of advice out there about whether you should pick goals (or if you should even call them ‘goals’) and how specific they should be. I find goals limiting because you end up not setting them high enough and hitting a low bar. Instead, I make big picture commitments. Plus, I hate all […]

8 Ways to Get More Magnesium In Your Diet (without supplements)

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Magnesium is the red-headed step-child of the mineral world. While it’s often overlooked – it’s involved in a bunch of critical functions in your body everyday including: Producing enzymes that are critical to the function Vitamin D and other substances Helps you sleep Men with higher magnesium levels tend to have higher testosterone levels Plays […]

How to Become a Happier Person

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I’ve got good news and bad news. First, the bad news: you can’t 100% control your happiness level. The good news? You have more control over your happiness level than you thought. Oh, and here’s your bonus for today: money does buy happiness – but only up to a point. How to Become a Happier […]

Switching My Dogs to a Raw Food Diet Experiment – One Year Later

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In September of 2012 I noticed that my black labrador retriever, Kya, had a rash on her stomach. She also looked to be putting on plenty of weight and had an almost ‘bloated’ appearance. I had been feeding both of my labs regular kibble up to that point. But even my older lab, Emma, who […]

2 Reasons I’m Rethinking Homeopathy

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A few weeks ago I was asked to comment on a story in Consumers Digest about my stance on homeopathic remedies. I have no idea if my comments will be used in the final story, but to say I was critical of homeopathic remedies would be a bit of an understatement. Even going so far […]