Book Nook: Why We Get Sick, by Benjamin Bikman

I wrote about a while back about the pandemic before the pandemic–obesity and type 2 diabetes. Why We Get Sick by Benjamin Bikman covers the root cause of much of this–insulin sensitivity. Insulin Sensitivity has been linked to many health issues, ranging from alzheimers, cancer and diabetes all the way down to skin tags and everything in between. Seriously–fatty liver, infertility, menstrual issues, Professor Bikman covers in detail the list of all the issues linked to insulin sensitivity, as well as what causes it and then briefly concludes with what to do about it. Our healthcare system is excellent at … Continue reading Book Nook: Why We Get Sick, by Benjamin Bikman

Our Fourth Anniversary

Today is Sarah and I’s fourth anniversary of our wedding. Four years won’t seem long to a lot of people, but to someone who had convinced himself that day would never come, he wasn’t worthy anyway, or even believe in the concept, I’m all for celebrating each day now, no matter if they are the first, the 1460th or the whatever. I’ve long struggled with self-doubt and feeling worthy of most things, covered up nicely with a hefty dose of false bravado and easy-goingness. I’m still pretty sure she deserves better, but I’ll be damned if I’m not trying to … Continue reading Our Fourth Anniversary

Book Nook: Caffeine, by Michael Pollan

Let’s be honest here. Most of us do drugs. Well, one drug specifically–caffeine. Caffeine has been used regularly for centuries now, and Michael Pollan decided it was time to take a look at the history and try to explore some of the ramifications of our developed addiction to those little plants–coffee and tea. Pollan is most notably known for The Omnivore’s Dilemma and Cooked, the latter of which still sits on my coffee table in my stack of books to get to. Caffeine was a shorter Audible recording, focused solely on one aspect of our diets that has played a … Continue reading Book Nook: Caffeine, by Michael Pollan