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Keto Cappuccino Ice cream

keto ice cream

So I was offered an opportunity to review a high quality, hand-crafted, organic coffee! With this coffee, I also whipped up a new low carb ice cream recipe: “Keto Cappuccino Ice cream!”

Keto Cappuccino Ice cream

Wood-Fire Roasted Coffee Company

This is a unique little brand that roasts their Arabica beans in a specially designed small batch wood roaster. This gives the beans a little extra tinge of smoky flavor.

They were kind enough to send me a bag of beans to give a try. Now, as you probably know, I love Coffee. You might even call me a coffee snob.
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6 Terrifying health dangers of alcohol!

dangers of alcohol

Hey everyone, Yossif here. I’ve recently decided to severely cut down my drinking for a multitude of reasons. For one, it’s expensive. For two, you act like an idiot if you drink too much. For three, it’s a good way to pack on extra fat. Other than that, it’ll… you know… SLOWLY KILL YOU? Either way, I’m trying to avoid it as best I can for a while. It’s good to detox from it for as long as you can. It’s fun, but is it really worth it?

Amelia Verona is a health writer with the European Health Insurance Card company. She offered to help me out with a guest post and I asked her to do a write up on all the health risks associated with drinking. We all need reminders that one night of partying can lead to lifelong health issues. These 6 dangers of alcohol are enough to make me think twice before taking a shot.


6 terrifying health dangers of alcohol!

wineThe dangers of alcohol on health remain an indubitable truth. When you drink wine, beer or other alcoholic stuff, the liquid is absorbed by your blood quickly and tends to remain ingrained for about 2 hours, a point that is again dependent on your age, weight, gender and other physical parameters. The stomach and the small intestine are prone to devour most of the alcohol you are consuming while a tiny amount goes out of the body through your urine and breath.

Consuming foodstuffs that are rich in fat attenuates the pace of alcohol absorption by the blood and the body. Many are of the notion that infrequent or occasional alcohol hanging may not affect health. However whether you are a regular drinker or go on alcohol sprees on few occasions drinking beyond the sensible drinking limits may pose serious threats to your health. Here are 6 major dangers of alcohol:

1. Liver:

Everyone knows that alcohol is going to damage your liver, but it’s worse than you might think. Alcohol is extremely harmful to the liver cells and may lead to a plethora of liver issues and inflammatory conditions including Cirrhosis, Fibrosis, Fatty Liver or Steatosis and Alcohol Hepatitis. The liver cells do possess the potential to repair quite some amount of damage done by the alcohol by breaking it up, burning it, and making use of it as fuel. However, frequent drinking can hinder this very ability of the liver, scarring it and causing permanent damage.

2. Heart:

Alcohol may both be beneficial as well as detrimental for the heart. Alcohol, if taken within the sensible limits of maximum (1 drink for a woman and two drinks for a man on per day basis), can help alleviates development of heart diseases. However, too much drinking either taken at one shot or over a span of time can lead to disastrous effects on the heart. It increases blood pressure, which in turn raises the chances of heart diseases, strokes, and leads to abnormal pace of heart rhythms like ventricular and atrial fibrillation. There are also good chances of gaining weight and accumulation of fat especially along the waist and belly which may result in various weight-related heart issues.

3. Cancer:

In the UK, alcohol has been found to be responsible for being the cause for about 4 % of cancer cases. The simple fact is that the effects of alcohol go far beyond those drowsy feelings, hangover, or blurred memories of what happened the previous day. However, alcohol does augment the chances of getting liver cancer, breast cancer, mouth cancer, laryngeal cancer, pharyngeal cancer, oesophageal cancer and bowel cancer. (Ethanol is technically a carcinogen, after all!)
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Why you NEED Cast Iron cookware!

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Cast iron cooking is a forgotten art. It’s been around since about 206 BC and it was very popular in the last few hundred years for cooking. (1) Since about the 1970′s, teflon and other forms of inferior cookware have come along and replaced it. This is sad because Cast iron cookware will last multiple lifetimes and is […]

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How to not be hungry? Intermittent fasting part 2!

stomach no longer my master

What is intermittent fasting? Check out Part one! In part two, we’ll be discussing my techniques on how to not be hungry. How to not be hungry? Teach your body to use stored fat! Like I mentioned in the previous article, I used the paleolithic way of eating to help curb my voracious appetite. That was […]

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2014: Time To Drop Some Fat Mass!

yossifs weight loss challenge

It takes more than just a good looking body. You’ve got to have the heart and soul to go with it. -Epictetus  OK I gotta come clean and admit something. I’ve gained some weight over the past year or so. My lowest weight, back around 2012 was around about 180 lbs. Back then I could […]

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Free giveaway and review of Grain-Free Grab-N-Go eBook! (ended)

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Click to buy! (affiliate link)My blogger friend, Hayley Ryczek of Health Starts In The, has graciously allowed me to get an advanced copy of her new e-book: “GRAIN FREE GRAB-N-GO E-BOOK” (See below for the free giveaway.) Grain-Free Grab-N-Go eBook! (Now available!)   I took a look through this wonderful e-book and she had a great idea for […]

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Baked chicken thighs and broccoli: easy recipes for weight loss!

baked chicken thighs broccoli

So I’m finally going to start showing you guys some of my favorite foods! For my first one: Baked chicken thighs and broccoli! First, I gotta admit something. I’M LAZY. Like, really REALLY lazy. I’m usually so mentally/physically active during the day that I come home exhausted. But a man has to eat at some […]

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The secret to easy weight loss with yogurt and kefir!

home made probiotics kefir yogurt kombucha sauerkraut

It bears repeating over and over: You’re less than 10% human cells. The rest of your body is 90% microbes. You are a giant supra-organism, an ecosystem. You have to understand this if you want easy weight loss with yogurt and kefir. The human body carries about 100 trillion microorganisms in its intestines, a number ten times greater than the total number […]

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