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How to Make Ancient Einkorn Sourdough Bread

How to Make Ancient Einkorn Sourdough Bread

Einkorn wheat (along with emmer) was our first form of cultivated wheat that looks entirely different than the wheat we have today. Europe's oldest mummy - Otzi the Iceman - had an einkorn bread, ibex meat and unidentified herbs as his last meal in 3,300 BC! Perhaps...

What the Nutrition Research Shows for COVID-19

What the Nutrition Research Shows for COVID-19

As COVID-19 has been categorized as a pandemic in record time, my company - Nutrition Genome - has been dedicating resources to help advance the scientific discussion around novel approaches to combating the virus. Due to the complexity of this virus, I addressed this...

Genetic Testing and The Nutrition Genome Report

Genetic Testing and The Nutrition Genome Report

The Beginning of Nutrition Genome In 2013, I created Nutrition Genome in response to a health scare that my wife experienced. Since it was complex and she wasn't getting any answers from doctors, I dove in head first to figure it out. This was when I was introduced to...

How to Lower Cholesterol Naturally

How to Lower Cholesterol Naturally

What Causes High Cholesterol? Have you ever wondered why cholesterol levels can change so much person to person? If you are one of the millions of people that have been told your cholesterol levels are too high, knowing how to lower cholesterol naturally may be your...

Does Turmeric Work for Depression?

Does Turmeric Work for Depression?

According to the World Health Organization, depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Approximately 300 million suffer from depression, with more women affected than men. A Mayo Clinic study found that 70% of Americans are prescribed medications...

Why Gatorade is not Good for You

Why Gatorade is not Good for You

When I wrote the Best and Worst Electrolyte Drinks in 2013, I didn’t know it would cause a major domino effect in companies changing their formulas. High fructose corn syrup, sugar, food dyes, sodium benzoate, aspartame, sucralose and “natural” flavor with a little...

Top 11 Foods High in Electrolytes

Top 11 Foods High in Electrolytes

What Are Electrolytes? In my best and worst electrolyte drinks article, I analyzed the best and worst electrolyte powders, liquids, tablets and capsules that you can add to your water. In this article, we are going to go over the top foods high in electrolytes. The...

The Best Supplements for Air Pollution 2019

The Best Supplements for Air Pollution 2019

  There is numerous arguments today to become proactive against the negative health effects of air pollution. The best supplements for air pollution was researched and collected for those who are at much higher risks based on their constitution and location. The...

The Healthiest Beers Around the World 2020

The Healthiest Beers Around the World 2020

The History of Healthiest Beers of the World "He was a wise man who invented beer." — Plato The history of beer dates back to the world’s first civilization, Sumer, in Mesopotamia.  A 5,000 year old brewery was discovered in China, including a recipe of broomcorn...

The Best Genetic Testing for Athletes

The Best Genetic Testing for Athletes

We are entering an age of science where we are starting to do some pretty incredible things in the health field. Genetics is a field where a scientific renaissance is taking place. We are starting to be able to fine-tune our diet like never before with genetic data...

The Best Alternatives to Coffee

The Best Alternatives to Coffee

"I can give up anything, but don't ask me to give up coffee." The quote above is one I have heard hundreds of times. Very few things will incite such a passionate objection as to the fact that coffee may be masking causes of current health complaints. The problem is...

Sports Nutrition 101: The Best Sources of Fat

Sports Nutrition 101: The Best Sources of Fat

What are the Best Sources of Fat? The best sources of fat are from pastured eggs, bone marrow, pastured lard, avocados, pastured butter, ghee, brie, gouda, nuts, seeds, extra virgin coconut oil, and extra virgin non-filtered, cold-pressed olive oil. From a culinary...

How Much Meat, Plants and Dairy Did Farmers Consume?

How Much Meat, Plants and Dairy Did Farmers Consume?

One of the things I noticed while working on family farms is that meat is not as abundant on many farms as it is in our grocery stores. Farms provide us with a surplus of any food you want, but this is not how an isolated farm works. Along with limited meat, you...

How Much Meat and Plants Did Hunter Gatherers Eat?

How Much Meat and Plants Did Hunter Gatherers Eat?

Have you ever wondered how much meat and plants our hunter-gatherers consumed? Or our farming ancestors? When I originally designed the Healthbeat Diet, it was based on the optimal diet for athletes. Then I started noticing that it worked in our clinical nutrition...

How to Make Fruit Kvass

How to Make Fruit Kvass

What if you could make a drink that tastes just like soda, but healthy? Would you tell me to "get outta here!" or call me a liar and storm out? Or a simple "Good day sir!" Many people think that besides the high sugar content, it's the carbonation that makes it...

How Adaptogens May Prevent Bonking

How Adaptogens May Prevent Bonking

Imagine yourself cruising (or hobbling) along during the last leg of your race. You think the worst is over, but in fact it's the distance between you and the finish line that is the hardest. Everything seems go be going well until your legs feel a little bit heavier,...

Lower Back Twinge: What Should I Do?

Lower Back Twinge: What Should I Do?

I recently had the unfortunate incident on Sunday night of injuring my back during yoga. This class was much more intense than usual, and there was some twists and turns that I should have opted out for. The stretch that was finally too much, was actually sitting with...

The Healthy Way to Barbecue

The Healthy Way to Barbecue

If You're Gonna BBQ, Do it Right I think we can all agree that everything tastes better when it’s cooked on the barbecue. The flavors are more intense, the juices sealed, and that smoky flavor is hard to beat. While spending some time with friends in Colorado, I was...

How to Make Einkorn Sourdough Pancakes

How to Make Einkorn Sourdough Pancakes

If you want to make healthy pancakes that will sustain you without making you feel like you need to take a carbohydrate nap, then look no further. Sourdough pancakes are not only more nutritious, but they are much tastier and lighter than the dense Bisquick pancakes...

The Navy Seal Workout

http://youtu.be/IPMtMaUoLkA   Every summer when I was living in southern California, I would do the Navy Seal training program when the ocean got warm enough to swim. This involved running, swimming, pushups, pull-ups, dips, and sit-ups only. I was always amazed...

Runner’s Nausea: Not enough fuel?

Runner’s Nausea: Not enough fuel?

  A common complaint that can occur when running long distance is nausea. It's not uncommon, but if it is a persistent problem then there is something being consistently done wrong. In my experience, nausea can be caused by six different factors: 1) Dehydration...

Should Athletes Go Gluten Free?

Should Athletes Go Gluten Free?

  Gluten is a hard-to-digest protein found in many whole grains and cereals – and is often hidden in processed foods as binders, starch and fillers. A 2009 study from Gastroenterology comparing the blood of 10,000 people from 50 years ago to 10,000 people today...

Fermented Electrolyte Drinks for Recovery

Fermented Electrolyte Drinks for Recovery

Everything ferments. Whether it’s fruit, vegetables, grains, milk or meat, bacteria will be attracted to it and begin to feast. The trick is to set up the environment for the beneficial bacteria that preserves our food naturally, gives it a slightly sour taste, and...

The Best Workout Program for Basketball

http://youtu.be/H8M2NgjvicA Basketball has become a sport where the biggest and strongest also move the fastest. You need to be able to sprint at a moments notice, squat, jump, pass, all while you keep moving. Like boxing, you want to perfect the art of moving like a...

Organic, Chemical and Wild Plants

http://youtu.be/lOhdKnttqQk The difference between a wild plant and a domestic plant, is the same difference between a wolf's eyes and a dog's eyes. Much like organic agriculture, our body works more like a synergistic ecosystem than a laboratory filled with isolates...

Bodyweight Program for Wrestling

#1 Power Workout  10 Plyometric Pushups 20 Box jumps (something 24 inch high) 10 *Burpee to Pull-ups Perform as many rounds as possible in 10 minutes. Rest only as needed in-between rounds or exercises. Keep track of your rounds and try to beat it each training...

Estrogen, Candida and the Female Athlete

Estrogen, Candida and the Female Athlete

    At The Health Beat, I am very conscious of the future health of an athlete. It is a myth that since an athlete exercises daily, it enables he or she to eat whatever they want. Excessive amounts of carbohydrates in the form of grains and sugar, chemically...

The Health Beat Diet

The Health Beat Diet

What is the Health Beat Diet? There was a time period during the short Mesolithic bridge between the late Paleolithic period and the beginning of the agricultural Neolithic age. The diet was one of a hunter-gatherer with the beginning of plant and animal...