Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper

Being and staying healthy is one of the biggest trends, and lifelong decisions, that people are making for themselves, right now. People around the world, specifically the United States of America and China, have been using the spice not just in cooking, but therapeutically for many years. Cayenne pepper began to receive major glorification when it was discovered to help detoxify your body and cleanse your dieterich systems. There have even been diets that are centered around cayenne because of it’s ability to raise the levels in your circulatory system.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Tips to Reduce Stress

Stress can be harmful to the health especially over a long period of time. In other to reduce stress, you have to learn how to manage it. Here are some useful tips to reduce stress and help you feel better and live a stress free life every day:

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Lose Weight with Green Tea

One of the easiest ways to lose weight without really doing anything is to completely cut soda out of your diet.  But you can also put the weight loss on overdrive by replacing your daily soda consumption with green tea.  Today we present a Supplement of the Week and a Substitute That! combo meal, suggesting that readers remove every non-water beverage that they currently drinking from their diet, and replace it with the magic that is green tea!

World-renowned author, computer scientist, inventor, and futurist Ray Kurzweil has stated that he drinks between 8 to 10 cups of green tea every single day in an effort to reprogram his biochemistry and improve his longevity.  Nutrition specialist Oz Garcia, who works with several A list celebrities, helps his clients prepare for the Oscars by having them drink at least 4 cups of green tea daily.  What do they know that the rest of us do not?  Read on to find out!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Ditch The Reduced Fat Peanut Butter

Often times when we are trying to go healthy, we get sucked into the "reduced fat" scheme and ultimately end up making choices that are even less healthy than the food we are trying to avoid.  In today's edition of Substitute That!, we are going to be returning to the basics, ditching your "healthy" reduced fat peanut butter, and replacing it with nothing other than the real thing!

mmmm, get some!

So, you're a peanut butter lover, but you just can't stomach the 15g of fat (3g saturated) and 200 calories per standard 2 tablespoon serving that is found in the real thing.  Besides, you have been taught your whole life that fat, and particularly saturated fat, is evil, right (a topic for another day...)?  So you do the "smart" thing and you pick up the innocent and healthy alternative, fresh factory made reduced fat peanut butter!  Now you can slather up your apples with confidence, knowing that you are making the right choice for your body.  But did you ever stop to take a look at the ingredients in your "healthy" reduced fat peanut butter?


Look out!  Corn syrup?  Pea protein?  Copper sulfate?  Ferric Orthophosphate?  WTF is that?  Beyond the cesspool of unnecessary ingredients, the reduced fat peanut butter still has 12g of fat (2g saturated), and 190 calories per 2 tablespoon serving.  So for a paltry reduction of 3g fat per serving, you are gaining a cornucopia of chemicals and sugars.  Yum.  Is it worth it?  I'd suggest that it's not, but everybody has to make that decision for themselves.  In my opinion though, reduced fat peanut butter is a totally worthless waste of everybody's time and money.

So if you are going to be buying peanut butter, go ahead and opt for the real thing.  If your supermarket offers the "grind it yourself" peanut butter making machine, that would be the optimal choice.  And if you still just can't get over your fear of fats, Id suggest taking a look at PB2, a powdered peanut butter product.  I personally can't get behind the taste of it, but my wife swears by it, and one look at the label says it all:

Friday, August 8, 2014

Welcome to the New Ape Health!

Welcome to the new Ape Health!  Regular readers will probably notice quite a few changes to the site today.  Ape Health has now ditched its old WordPress roots and transitioned to a Blogger powered website.  We have switched to a new layout and logo as well, moving more in line with the general style and theme used by the rest of Ape Apps.  The move to Blogger should facilitate more user engagement by tying the commenting system into Google+.  I also intend to provide more regular updates to the site, and there may even be a mobile app in the pipeline!

So go ahead and take a look around the new site.  All of the old posts have been migrated over from the old server, so all of the content and recipes that you love are still here waiting for you.  So stay tuned, bookmark the site, and enjoy Ape Health!

Oatmeal Pancakes


  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup applesause
  • 1 egg
  • 2 T sugar


  1. Combine ingredients in a blender
  2. Heat greased pan to medium high
  3. Pour batter onto pan
  4. Cook till pancake edges are firm and flip till golden brown

Thursday, June 19, 2014

CDC Exposes 75 Staff Members to Anthrax

Today it came out that the Centers for Disease control in Atlanta has inadvertently exposed 75 of it's own employees to the deadly Anthrax disease.  According to CNN,

Early reports show that a lab did not adequately inactivate samples, which were then moved and used for experimentation in three laboratories not equipped to handle live Bacillus anthracis, or anthrax.
Believing the samples were inactivated, workers in those labs did not don adequate protective equipment, the CDC said.

These CDC workers would have most likely been exposed through either their lungs, or by direct skin contact.  A respiratory anthrax infection starts out mimicking a common cold, eventually leading to pneumonia and then death.  On the other hand, skin exposure to anthrax can cause brutal skin lesions and ulcers, but it is generally less fatal then a respiratory infection.

As for the case of the CDC workers, exposure is said to be low and vaccines have already been distributed.  The CDC said in a statement that disciplinary action will be taken against the workers who allowed this disaster to take place.