Entries by Keith-Thomas Ayoob

Eat The “Dirty Dozen” Fruits & Veggies & Be Healthier For It

It’s that time of year again – spring – when the Environmental Working Group (EWG) publishes it’s “Dirty Dozen” list of fruits and vegetables with the most pesticide residue. It’s also when I’m reminded that fear sells and facts are more boring (but more essential!). Many fruits and veggies on this list are popular favorites: […]

I TRIED “POT” & GOT A LEAN, HEART-HEALTHY BEEF DINNER!

No cannabis involved.  I’m talking about making my first pot roast and it turned out great. I’ve written earlier about my “grill-phobia” and how I conquered it. Pot roast was my next cooking obstacle to overcome. February is Heart Month It’s also cold, we’re tired of winter, and we’re getting grumpy. We really want comfort […]

IF YOU FORGOT TO BUY CHOCOLATE, YOU MAY NEED TO EAT MORE!

If your significant other likes chocolate, you probably give it on Valentine’s day, but some science says eating it every day might help your brain function better. Chocolate and its components have been studied a fair amount in recent years, from its effects on blood flow through arteries to performance on cognitive tests. What exactly […]

IS “SOCIAL JET LAG” MAKING KIDS (& US) FAT?

That’s what a just-published study suggests, and whether it’s actually true or not, it bears a closer look. “Social jet lag”? This is just the difference in our sleep schedules between workdays (for kids that means school days) and non-workdays. Usually it means we sleep later on weekends. How could social jet lag make people […]

AND THE AWARD FOR WORST DIET GOES TO….

My last post was on the three best diets, according to US News. Now for the three worst: • Keto Diet • Dukan Diet • Whole30 Diet Keto has a certain “ick” factor here. You’re sent into ketosis – where the body burns fat for calories instead of the preferred glucose. You burn fat because […]