Why a calorie isn’t just a calorie

Why a calorie isn’t just a calorie

We used to believe that calories were all created equal. It sounded like common sense, seeing as one dietary calorie contains 4,284 Joules of energy. This naturally led us to believe that if you consume 2,000 calories a day and burn 2,000 calories a day, homeostasis...
Do we really need to wear sunscreen?

Do we really need to wear sunscreen?

With summer in full swing, I thought it would be a good time to share some thoughts about sun exposure and whether or not we should be wearing sunscreen. While this topic is pretty hotly contested, my goal is to provide you with the best recommendation possible,...
The Cholesterol Myth (Part 2)

The Cholesterol Myth (Part 2)

This is part 2 of my 3-part series about the cholesterol/dietary fat myth. In part 1, which you can view here, I went into some pretty detailed information about how the “cholesterol and dietary fat are bad for you” myths surfaced and I only scratched the surface...
9 Health Tips Your Parents Were Wrong About

9 Health Tips Your Parents Were Wrong About

If you’ve ever dug into any kind of formal personal development, you’ve probably realized that much of who you are today has been shaped by your upbringing. Specifically by your parents. When you’re a kid, you instinctively put complete trust in your parents....