Untethered Dog

You Never Know Where He Will Go



I’ve never been a big Sean Payton fan. But the head coach of the New Orleans Saints deserves credit for the good he did when he went public this week following his positive test for COVID-19, the first person in the NFL known to have contracted the virus. Payton didn’t just recover in private. He […]

One Thing

One good meal. One solid workout. One night of sound sleep. The body is so smart, so responsive to the program we set for it. Take one step in the direction of health and the body becomes primed for the next one. And the next one. And the one after that. Willpower gets you the […]

Starve the Beast

I’m not an expert on intermittent fasting (IF) but that won’t stop me from dishing out some opinions on this tasty topic. I have read a fair amount and watched several videos — a Japanese scientist, Yoshinori Ohsumi, won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on the topic so if […]

The Psych of the Sick

I am not a good sick person. I don’t deal well with not feeling well. Simply put, I am bad at illness. This week I have tried a trick that people with health issues of a more acute or chronic nature no doubt figure out: don’t identify too closely with your health. Call it the […]

Sending Away the Sniffles

I am not a doctor and I don’t play one on the Internet. I do not know what works for anyone else but here are my keys to dealing with the icks: – Drink lots of water. Duh. You have to flush out the bad stuff. – Put a splash of apple cider vinegar (with […]