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The Long Haul: Blood Sugar

Read this in your browser Welcome to The Long Haul! Every week, I’ll explore a longevity topic and then give a roundup of the big news in longevity. This week we’re breaking down sugar. (Were you forwarded this email? Please subscribe here.) The TL;DR 🍬 Sugar levels in food are rated using the glycemic index (GI), indicating how much our blood sugar rises when we eat something 🥕 Eating lower GI foods helps us feel fuller longer and is shown to be one of the most effective ways to lose weight...

22 days ago • 4 min read

The Long Haul: Corn🌽

Read this in your browser Welcome to The Long Haul! Every week, I’ll explore a longevity topic and then give a roundup of the big news in longevity. My tin foil hat may have been on writing this, but corn additives (products made from corn that end up in our food) suck. (By the way: Want to get your message in front of 3000 health nuts? Sponsor an issue of the Long Haul! Email [email protected]) The TL;DR 🌽 Corn is a cheap way manufacturers emulsify, sweeten and preserve food 🧪 When making...

29 days ago • 3 min read

The Long Haul: Sleep Chronotypes

Read this in your browser Welcome to The Long Haul! Every week, I’ll explore a longevity topic and then give a roundup of the big news in longevity. Writing about longevity was all fun and games until I realized something I do is really not good for me... I think I have to stop being a night owl. (By the way: Want to get your message in front of 3000 health nuts? Sponsor an issue of the Long Haul! Email [email protected]) The TL;DR 💤 Being a morning or evening person (AKA your “sleep...

about 1 month ago • 3 min read

The Long Haul: Gut Health

Read this in your browser Welcome to The Long Haul! Every week, I’ll explore a longevity topic and then give a roundup of the big news in Longevity. Adding on from last week, let's talk gut health & probiotics. (Were you forwarded this email? Please subscribe here.) The TL;DR 🧠 Your gut is a key part of your nervous system influencing several key bodily functions 🧬 A diverse, flexible, and stable microbiome is correlated with living longer 💊 Probiotics & green drinks aren’t the answer, one...

about 1 month ago • 4 min read

The Long Haul: Supplements

Read this in your browser Welcome to The Long Haul! Every week, I’ll explore a longevity topic and then give a roundup of the big news in Longevity. Buckle up, because today I’m telling you why I’ll never take money from a supplement brand. (Were you forwarded this email? Please subscribe here.) Today's Topic: Supplements Half of America has used at least one supplement. And why not? They’re advertised to help us live healthier and longer! But I’m a skeptic about everything. So, the wellness...

about 2 months ago • 4 min read

The Long Haul: Cell Phone Use

Read this in your browser Welcome to The Long Haul! Every week, I’ll explore a longevity topic and then give a roundup of the big news in Longevity. In honor of 4/20, I wanted to talk about something actually addictive - our phones. (Were you forwarded this email? Please subscribe here.) Today's Topic: Our Phone Addiction My screen time sucks. I spend way too much time on my phone and I know it’s slowly killing me. Usually, when I understand why something is bad for me, it’s easier to kick...

about 2 months ago • 3 min read

The Long Haul: Alcohol Consumption

Read this in your browser Welcome to The Long Haul! Every week, I’ll explore a longevity topic and then give a roundup of the big news in Longevity. We’re talking about alcohol consumption this week. I think we all know it’s not good for us but I wanted to understand just how bad it was. (Were you forwarded this email? Please subscribe here.) Today's Topic: Alcohol Consumption Alcohol is the 7th leading cause of death worldwide. Limiting alcohol intake is one of the fundamental building...

2 months ago • 4 min read
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