There’s a lot of conflicting and confusing health information out there. Tons of it, actually. The headlines on your local news like to tease about promising treatments for this or that condition, or scare you about The Hidden Health Hazard in Your Home (you know the one).

My goal is to take that tiny little nugget of information, do a little bit of research and try to put it in a larger context. I also hope to remind you of tools for prevention and early detection of disease in an effort to help you live a long, happy, healthy life.

Latest Posts

Eating for Speed

More Calories Make Big Differences Every year, when I begin training, I have the same problem: no increase in speed, but a noticeable increase in my waistline. When you research why people gain weight when training, you get the following suggestions: You ran, so you deserve a reward! Go have that entire pizza and a pint […] Read More

Pacific Northwest Food

Eating Everything in Portland, Seattle and Vancouver We interrupt our regularly scheduled recipes to talk about how you need to go to Portland, Seattle and Vancouver and eat everything you can get your hands on. Last week, we headed north for spring break. I knew there was a Pacific Northwest food scene, but I had […] Read More

A Better Way to do Health Insurance?

Common Sense and Usability I hate our health insurance. Before get excited thinking that this is a rant about the Affordable Care Act and how healthcare for all is ruining America, I can assure you that this is not that kind of post. What I hate is that the system of this Major Health Insurance Company (MHIC) […] Read More


10 Days, Lots of Liquid It seems like there’s been a lot of talk about hydration lately. I don’t really track my daily consumption, but I was pretty sure that I was operating below the recommended 8 glasses or 64 ounces per day. I’ve also read in several places that we should all be drinking 1 […] Read More

Unexpected: Baseball Coach Edition

Coaching = Parenting x 12 This is my fourth year as a baseball coach for my son’s team, which means that this is my fourth year of marveling at the things that have to come out of my mouth as the resident authority figure. I try very hard to not let them see that what I really want […] Read More