What I’m getting my Dad for Father’s Day…and you should, too. Lumosity.

For this Father’s Day, I’m getting my dad Lumosity – a service that improves brain health and performance. Why would I do such a thing? The main reason is that my family has recently gone through some really tough stuff that involves dementia. Dementia is disease of the brain. Studies have shown that brain games (like Lumosity) can help you …

How To Get Rid Of Allergies Forever (Part Two)

This is continued from How To Get Rid of Allergies (Part One: Acupuncture). If you wear contact lenses, you know allergy season can be a pain. Your eyes have probably itched and turned red. I visited my ophthalmologist recently and she looked at my eyes and said they were very damaged. Here’s what she recommended for my allergies: Don’t rub …

How to get rid of allergies forever (Part One: Acupuncture)

I haven’t always suffered from allergies, but since moving to Fort Worth, Texas (from Oregon) 10 years ago, my allergies have gotten progressively worse. No wonder Native Americans called North Texas the “Land of the Bad Air.” Over the past couple of years, I suffered from chronic sinus infections (over five last year) due to the allergies. Here’s what I’ve …

What is diabetes and why should we worry about it?

Diabetes is simply high blood sugar. Diabetes is either Type 1 or Type 2. I’ve always heard about diabetes, but never fully understood it. I put this together for everyone and tried to make it easier to understand this national epidemic. What are blood sugar levels and how do they work with the body? Whenever you eat something, it enters …

If you’re reading this, you’re probably fat.

Over 2/3 of Americans are either overweight or obese. Think about that for a second. Go anywhere in public and just look at people. A majority of them are overweight, and there’s a good chance that you are, too. For far too long, we’ve gone around the issue and said things like, “he’s just a bigger guy,” or “she’s just …

Domino’s Gluten Free Pizza Review – Yummy or Yucky?

I’ve done a lot of research recently into gluten and I’ve found out that it’s really, really bad for you. Some people even call gluten “anti-nutrients.” I’m working on a more comprehensive post about gluten for you. That being said, I’ve been testing out trying to do my cheat days (where I got crazy for one day of the week …

Watch “The Weight of The Nation,” a 4-part HBO documentary about America’s obesity epidemic

To Win, We Need to Lose. That’s the tagline from the new HBO Documentary, “The Weight Of The Nation.” It couldn’t be more true – almost 69% of American’s are obese or overweight. The documentary, released in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (notice that it’s the CDC, not some nutritional council), takes aim at what is wrong with our nation’s bellies, …

Stressed out? Take this pill.

It’s been very, very crazy over at the Balcom Agency. We’ve got a lot going on. On top of that, there’s the rest of my life which is full of  the typical stress like cars not working and guacamole being so expensive at Chiptole. If you’re anything like me, when you are very busy and stressed, it’s tough to wind down and get your …

The Most Important Weight Loss Tactic You’ve Never Heard Of

Ready for it? It’s called intermittent fasting and I believe it’s the tactic that has helped me lose the most weight. What exactly is intermittent fasting? Intermittent fasting is simply not eating for a period of time over the course of a day. The most popular form of intermittent fasting (and the form of fasting I prescribe to) is pretty …

More Mind-Blowing Facts About Space Mountain

After I posted the video of Space Mountain with the lights on, I did a little more research into Space Mountain and found some more interesting tibits: The idea came from Walt Disney in mid 60’s as a way to simulate an astronaut’s return trip to Earth. There are four Space Mountains (California, Florida, Hong Kong, Paris and Tokyo). The …