Yuca Hash Browns

Somehow these are even better than normal hash browns, which I didn’t think was possible. Yuca (pronounced yo͞oka, also called cassava and not to be confused with yucca) is one of the most powerful foods you can use to shift the gut microbiome. It is so effective in supporting healthy gut microbes that its effect can last for an extended period of time after consumption

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Green Salad with Strawberries

This is one of my favorite salads. It is sweet, refreshing, and surprisingly filling. I have wanted to put another salad recipe here for quite a while specifically to talk about salad dressings. Store bought dressing is nearly always made with the kind of cheap, crappy oils that will shorten your lifespan and contribute to poor health.

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New Coaching Services

I have for the past few years offered my coaching services through Patreon, which is still active and on which I preview early updates to the book and other things I’m working on, but I’ve started adding coaching services here on my blog too. I offer personal coaching for anyone who would like some supplementary advice and direction to what is offered in my book..

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I Need Your Help

The epidemics we are facing these days are alarming. Rates of Autism, homelessness, addiction, and a glut of metabolic diseases are only increasing in severity. Recently I had a reader send me an article in The Guardian which highlighted a study about bacteria transplanted from the gut of Autistic people into test mice which then caused those mice to develop Autistic like behaviors

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Kvass (Probiotic Beverage)

Kvass is a delightful traditional Slavic fermented drink. Originally it was made with bread, but fruit varieties are now most popular because they are especially appealing for children. In my book, Fuck Portion Control I talk about how most probiotic products are not helpful and sometimes even harmful because they are usually made of strains which are chosen for their hardiness through the distribution and packaging process and not because they are especially healthful

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Anti-Abortion Politicians, Explained

I had my first orgasm just before turning twelve. It happened under the sheets late one night while quarantined in a room with all five of my younger siblings. My father was remodeling the house we lived in, one-half entombed in a wall of clear plastic to keep the construction dust from contaminating what spare livable space remained.

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Free Coaching For My YouTube Channel

I’ve been thinking about how best to broaden the reach of my work and promote my book while also helping people who are in need of it, and I like the idea of doing some compilation videos with people who are having persistent health issues or dealing with the things I talk about in my book. I do offer coaching via my Patreon account, but if you would like to video chat with me about your health problems

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How to Make Coffee

Coffee. God. Thank God. Coffee is amazing. Coffee is life. Without coffee I probably wouldn’t have survived my brush with cancer and thyroid disease, and certainly not my depression (which I almost didn’t). Many times during my journey I often questioned whether coffee was hurting or helping. There is no shortage of people who believe it to be harmful.

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Microgreens with Manchego

Microgreens are hands down some of the most healthy foods you can eat. They are so healthy, in fact, they are one of the few foods you can actually feel making you better after you eat them. The reason that microgreens are so healthy is because they have such compact nutrition both from the seed from which it germinated and the early burst of other nutrients created in the early stages of growth…

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Meat or Vegetables?

When my health first started to really go downhill in my mid-twenties I thought that I could probably find relief in cutting back on my meat consumption. Fruits and vegetables are, after all, the most foundational form of nutrition that we have as a species, and plant-free diets are pretty obviously harmful to our health—While it is possible for people to get by on meat-free diets, health plummets pretty quickly when we do the opposite.

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Why You Feel So Goddamned Depressed Right Now

On days like today it’s easy to believe the world is going to shit. One of my friends committed suicide. I’d known he was having a hard time. It’s one of those things you can just see even if they don’t say it. I met Ben way back in like 2003 or 2004 and we had sex almost daily until I moved to LA. If I hadn’t moved we would have certainly got together. He was one of the most beautiful boys I had ever seen—ecstatic for life, tanned, hair sun-bleached from a summer job

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The Keto Diet Is Dangerous — Don’t Do It

The collective memory of the waking public is short indeed. After George W. Bush nearly bankrupted our country we turned around just eight years later and elected another serial failure with a long history of bankruptcies and financial mismanagement. When it comes to diets the same lapse of history lessons is even more severe. It wasn’t that long ago that the Atkin’s diet took hold of America and excited dieters who reveled in the possibility of an all meat and fat diet being healthy.

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Potato Gratin with Mushrooms

Gratin is the most comforting French comfort food and is not hard nor time consuming to make. Though a gratin is technically any dish with a crunchy top, it has typically come to reflect one which is filled with cream and a carbohydrate and topped with cheese. While a gratin can be made of anything—

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The Minutiae of It All. Or—Don't Sweat The Small Stuff

I get a lot of questions from the people I coach about things which they have read about or been advised on from places like forums or facebook, and more times than not these issues come with an emotional charge to them, as if eating carbohydrate with fats or the EMF from a cable is the pin on which their entire quality of their health pivots.

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Cream of Mushroom

Mushrooms are a great source of nutrition, and cream of mushroom is really easy to make, easy to digest, and supportive of a healthy metabolism. But most cream of mushroom makes me angry—over flavoring with herbs or spices will mask the mushroom, and most recipes turn this dish into nothing more than a bisque or purée with no heft which leaves you underwhelmed yet somehow overfull

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How to Get Pregnant If You Can't

Just a few years ago I was working with a young lady who had been experiencing some health issues. She already had two children and while she wasn’t trying to get pregnant again she also wasn’t not trying. She noticed that she didn’t conceive even though they weren’t using any kind of protection.

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Silicone Lube is Ruining Your Sex Life

When you’re struggling with thyroid cancer the least of your worries is what kind of lube to use during sex. But after I started to get better and learned how to restore my ability to even get aroused at all I began to notice something very strange in regard to lube that I had never noticed when I was younger and able to fuck through the most egregious interruptions

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Recovering from Erectile Dysfunction

I was almost fourteen-years old when I gathered the courage to draw my first penis. I was alone at my desk during a rare moment of privacy in our bustling household. Out of fear I drew the penis fairly small in the middle of a blank white sheet of paper in case anyone barged in so that I could quickly cover it with one hand. The penis was beautiful, not exactly like my own but more like one I might like to see, perhaps that of an older boy with more experience. Drawing it made me feel more whole…

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