Category Archives: Health

3 health and wellness eye-openers

This is a completely unoriginal, read-these-articles post. But all three will have a profound impact on how I live the rest of my life. Hopefully, yours, too.

  1. A new way to think about flavor (as opposed to taste). And, how we can more effectively convince ourselves that the food we should be eating, the healthy stuff, is delicious.
  2. While I’m done with cheese, this article on what’s actually in our parmesan makes me feel like I just ate some.
  3. It’s well documented that running isn’t good for getting a sexy bod. But, studies show it’s really good for your brain. (Also answers why the Cross Fit kids, while fit, are, well, fit.)

Related, here’s why I’m 100% done with dairy.

Good day for guys and gals in the USA

Big news in the world of health and wellness recently. The FDA has officially turned on trans fats.

If you’re unfamiliar, it’s the stuff in frosting, microwave popcorn, and non-weird peanut butter. It’s basically anything that uses the term “partially hydrogenated.”

The FDA says food companies have three years to phase it out of their products.

You can use this news in one of two ways.

1. Stop buying products with trans fats NOW because it’s officially (per the FDA) worse than something that will make you obese. It’s unsafe.

2. Stop buying products from Big Food companies because it’s clear they are socially irresponsible and don’t care about you or our world and will surely find a similarly effective yet currently legal alternative to trans fats to put into their products and appease shareholders.

Either way, it’s a good day.

Things are things

They may be beautiful. And they may be something you’re fond of.

But they’re just things.

If they break, you can get a new one. Or have it fixed.

If only the same were true for our bodies.

So the question is, why are you so damn careful and emotional about your hardwood floors or your new car or your iPhone and NOT your mind or body or soul?

The Second Best Cure-All

If your back hurts, try sitting up straight.

Same recommendation if you’re:

  • Not getting the attention you think you deserve.
  • Not performing the way you think you should.
  • Not digesting the way you want to.
  • Not…everything.

It’s about the best cure-all, second to “drink more water.”

Sit up straight.

Posture, baby.

Morning news

I’ve written a million articles on what NOT to do first thing in the morning.


Because I need to be reminded how much better days are when I avoid email, news, social media, etc. first thing in the morning.

Despite my own best advice, I still found myself indulging.

Finally, I found something that resonated.

One song.

One line.

One time, instead of falling into the information overload abyss.

Simon & Garfunkel.

“I get the news I need from the weather report.”

So now, I check the weather.

And I start the day:

  • More relaxed.
  • More focused.
  • Less rushed.

Where do YOU get the news you need in the morning?

Terror error

Terror organizations take joy in their power. They relentlessly pursue their mission of dominance and permanent resolution.

I get it.

I’m the same way with:

  • Decluttering my home.
  • Lactose intolerance.
  • Eradicating HFCS and fighting the Big Food companies who still use it for massive profit at the expense of our countries social, financial and physical well-being.

Alas, I think this misguided attempt at self-promotion through analogy just defended terrorists like Hamas.

Except for the whole murder thing.

Two choices when advocating for change

When advocating for change or reform, you have two choices:

  1. Nag negatively. Calling out “the enemy” and what they’ve done is the most common example. “Look at them. Here’s how they’re evil.”
  2. Promote positively. Focusing on the power of “we” is a good example. “Look at us, here’s what we do (or don’t do).”

The former is easier.

The latter, however, is more difficult but gets WAY more traction.

It’s “how we do” at Life is NOYOKE. 🙂


Just ask Dr. Oz

Credibility can come from credentials. Just ask Dr. Oz. He’s a doctor.

Credibility can come from social proof. Just ask Dr. Oz. He has a daily TV show that thousands of people watch.

Credibility can come from a long body of work. Just ask Dr. Oz. He has been working as a doctor for decades.

But credibility can disappear in an instant when you’re grilled by senators for pedaling bogus weight loss drugs and making egregious claims that are unsupported by science.

So while genuine honesty and forthrightness can’t be measured by certifications or popularity or tenure, it’s the kind of credibility that which we all should all strive.

It’s the only kind of credibility.

Right, Mehmet?