Lifespan vs. Health-span vs. Disease-span: What’s the Difference, and Why Does it Matter?

Before diving into this post, engage in this quick thought exercise: Imagine your ideal final 5, 10, or even 20 years of life. Possibly, you're spending glorious days of retirement on a beach somewhere reading books, moving your toes through the sand, and soaking in (essential!) vitamin D via the sun's hot rays. Or, maybe … Continue reading Lifespan vs. Health-span vs. Disease-span: What’s the Difference, and Why Does it Matter?

My Experience of “Kaizen,” the Japanese Philosophy of “Continuous Improvement”

I honestly forget where I first heard the term "kaizen" (just racked my brain for ten minutes and...nothing!), but I recall hearing it about six months ago. The very first second I heard it, I knew it would stick with me. The philosophy of kaizen is one I now incorporate into every facet of my … Continue reading My Experience of “Kaizen,” the Japanese Philosophy of “Continuous Improvement”

Doctors + Medical Researchers + Big Pharma: Facts to Consider Before Taking Prescription Drugs and Trusting Research Findings

Recently, I listened to an illuminating podcast in which board-certified cardiologist Bret Scher and nephrologist (kidney specialist) Jason Fung discussed the very real and very detrimental ties that exist among top pharmaceutical companies (commonly known as "Big Pharma"), medical doctors, and researchers. (Click here to listen to the podcast yourself. The entire episode is interesting, … Continue reading Doctors + Medical Researchers + Big Pharma: Facts to Consider Before Taking Prescription Drugs and Trusting Research Findings

Improve your Gut (and Overall) Health by Eating…Bacteria!

Eating bacteria may sound like a frightening recommendation, but consider this fact: the human body is equal parts human cells and bacteria. Since the human body is already filled with bacteria, the goal is to make sure the "good" bacteria outnumber the "bad." "Good" vs. "Bad" Bacteria "Bad" bacteria, also known as pathogenic bacteria, cause … Continue reading Improve your Gut (and Overall) Health by Eating…Bacteria!