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Six Tips to Better Manage Stress Over the Holidays

Six Tips to Better Manage Stress Over the Holidays

​Holidays are a wonderful time to spend with family and friends, and to be grateful for all the wonderful things and people in our lives. Yet, they can also be stressful, as packed schedules, wild expectations from family, and indulgent eating and drinking can stress...
What is the Best Diet for Your Heart?

What is the Best Diet for Your Heart?

​Even though we can prevent 90% of heart disease with lifestyle, heart attacks and strokes remain the #1 killer for both women and men in the US, Canada, and most of the western world. Several lifestyle factors play a critical role, including exercise, sleep, stress...
Why Are Greek Children Becoming Obese at Alarming Rates

Why Are Greek Children Becoming Obese at Alarming Rates

Over the last three months, Nicole and I have sailed over 1,500 miles across Greece. We have been awed by beautiful scenery, enjoyed the wholesome food, yet been surprised by high rates of obesity, not just in adults, but especially in young children. The head of the...
How to Buy and Cook with Olive Oil

How to Buy and Cook with Olive Oil

As Nicole and I sail across Greece, exploring a Greek version of a Mediterranean Diet, we see olive trees growing everywhere, olive oil on every restaurant table, and menus that proudly state “they only cook with extra-virgin olive oil”.For millennia, the Greeks have...
Six Reasons Italians Eat Pasta and Don’t Gain Weight

Six Reasons Italians Eat Pasta and Don’t Gain Weight

Compared to the USA with a massive obesity rate of 39.8%, Italy’s obesity rate of 10% seems tiny. Not only are they much slimmer, but they live longer, too. The average lifespan in Italy is 82.5 years (2016 data) compared to 78.6 years in the US; Italians have one of...