When You Don’t Know You are a Pioneer

Some of us remember when ATMs were a new idea. I am not a pioneer and always prefer more information. I figure you can always tell the pioneers by the arrows in their butts. So I was entertained by the ultimate issues that were not 

Why understanding is important

The paperback version of my book, It’s All About the Food, was published in November, 2015. It was republished on Kindle in 2017. Between 2015 and now scientific research has continued unabated with me doing my best to keep up. The book is purposely simple, 

In Search of a Miracle – How Does Growing Fat Happen?

How Does This “Growing Fat” Thing Happen? We need body fat but, as as adult in 2022, we don’t necessarily need it to grow. The human body is purposely designed to gain fat to avoid starving. Those poor humans living in caves way back when 

When it comes to your heart, is damage happening faster than repair?

Maybe you think that heart or other vascular (blood stream) conditions happen because of genetics, bad luck, or even your cholesterol. Yes, there could be a genetic contributor. But luck is what happens when you buy a lottery ticket. And cholesterol is a natural product 

How Soon Would You Like That to Happen?

The problem with your heart is this. If you live long enough, if something else doesn’t take you out first, your heart is going to quit beating. That is why age is the highest risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The question is NOT will you 

Four important questions you want to answer!

Four important questions you want to answer!

Just yesterday an acquaintance mentioned that his doctor was concerned about his cholesterol. Actually this happens with a fair amount of frequency. Folks read my newspaper articles so they know who I am. In fact, sometimes they come to examine my grocery cart at the 

A Calcium Paradox – the bone/artery connection

How are your bones? Maybe your doctor says you have osteoporosis or osteopenia. Osteopenia is when your bones are weaker than normal but not so far gone that they break easily, which is the mark of osteoporosis. Sometimes you get diagnosed by a bone density 

Too Dang Much Insulin

Too Dang Much Insulin! In my last post on cholesterol, we landed squarely on the first contributor to most chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease. That would be hyperinsulinemia (too dang much insulin). The other small player is your genes. Most of us have no clue 

Hmmm! Should You be Concerned about Your Cholesterol?

Hmmm! Should You be Concerned about Your Cholesterol?

You did your annual blood test. Your doctor says you have too much cholesterol showing up in various lipoproteins, whatever those are. He says you need to take a statin, whatever that is, to reduce the amount. So this is a big question. Should you be 

What bothers men the most? A big waist or erectile dysfunction?

There seems to be no end to the number of ailments aggravated or caused by diet. And it seems to be tough for people to give up eating the stuff they just love in the interest of  avoiding body fat or an ailment. But some ailments,