Last month, I told you about an investment that could change your life... Not a stock, or an annuity, or a bond.
A razor. More specifically, the OneBlade razor.
If you meet me in person, you wouldn't think I'm much of a shaving expert... I've had a beard for more than 30 years. But I can tell you from experience that the OneBlade will give you the world's greatest shave.
In fact, it's the razor that convinced me to shave again.
It feels incredible. It's heavy. Smooth. Solid.
This razor will never rust... never break... and is guaranteed for life.
This is an heirloom-quality razor.
You'll teach your children – or grandchildren – to shave with this razor. And in the process, teach that proper tools require proper, careful use.
And for this Father's Day, my good friend and colleague Porter Stansberry has a special OneBlade offer that I want to share with you.
Right now, you can try OneBlade... AND give it as an incredible gift for Father's Day... for just $129.
Here's a summary of what you'll receive...
And as a special Father's Day gift, if you order one OneBlade CORE Black Tie Shave Kit you get a second kit for FREE.
There's one caveat: All orders must be received by midnight on June 11 to arrive in time for Father's Day.
Order a OneBlade razor for yourself as a Father's Day gift – and a gift to yourself – by clicking right here.
Q: Do you have experience with Transcendental Meditation and what are your findings? – J.V.
A: I learned about meditation during my freshman year at Carleton College in Minnesota. My roommate from Michigan practiced something called Transcendental Meditation (TM). He swore by it. So one day, I took a bus up to the Twin Cities for a weekend class. I came away with the basics, a mantra (a phrase to say to myself to help focus), and an appreciation for how meditation affects my body's physiology.
Since then, I have discovered and tried variations of TM by reading about meditation, relaxation, and awareness (for instance, the works of writer Jon Kabat-Zinn, famous for popularizing the phrase "mindfulness meditation")... Many of the people who invoke the response (including some religious folks) truly believe the process, if practiced by enough people, would lead to decreases in crime, and even promote world peace...
Like other forms of meditation, Transcendental Meditation reduces stress, chronic pain, and blood pressure. It also improves your sleep.
Although I haven't taken another class or traded my dress shoes for Birkenstocks, I still practice on a weekly basis. If you learn to meditate and practice it regularly, you'll be amazed at how good you'll feel. To get started, I recommend you read that book, The Relaxation Response, by Dr. Herbert Benson.
Q: I read the Harvard Study that regularly consuming eggs increases the probability of prostate cancer metastasizing. Your thoughts please? – T.D.
A: Prostate cancer is such an important topic because it's the most common non-skin cancer in men. Doctors estimate about 165,000 new cases in the U.S. this year. But most prostate cancer isn't deadly... In fact, there's a nearly 99% five-year survival rate, which is incredible.
We looked at the Harvard study in question. The researchers found that after a prostate cancer diagnosis, men who ate poultry with skin or eggs had about a twofold associated risk of cancer recurrence or progression, including metastasis. Now, it's important to note a few things. First, the study was very small, with only 1,294 men (a small number, considering how prevalent the disease is). And of those, researchers observed 127 "events." Events included prostate cancer death and metastases... but also included things like higher prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels and getting secondary treatment. So not all the events were actually metastases. That's not exactly the best picture for pinpointing cause and effect. What's more, researchers only collected dietary data after diagnosis for a short time period, so there's nothing to say what the participants ate before getting cancer that could contribute to it.
Now, there have been a handful of similar studies. But the tricky part is that this research relies heavily on diet questionnaires. That means depending on the memory (and honesty) of the participants. So we still don't have a real mechanism of action yet. The theory is that choline plays a role, but in another study from the same group, the researchers only tied very high choline intake before diagnosis with an elevated risk of lethal prostate cancer. The group had a daily intake of 509mg of choline... that's about 3.5 eggs a day.
Does this mean you should cut out eggs or reduce choline? Not really. Choline is still vital for our health, as it helps make cell membranes in our bodies. And eggs also contain ACE inhibitors, which keep our hearts healthy. If you're worried, just remember not to overdo it.
And while we're talking about diet, we have two things you should serve at your Father's Day cookout to help keep prostates healthy. Watch more in the video below...
Q: "They found that exercising for 52 hours over a period of six months had the biggest improvement in cognition. In other words, exercising for about three hours a week was all it took."
That looks like two hours a week not three? – G.B.
A: Thanks for pointing this out. The original source we used had a calculation error we didn't catch. But the study itself worked it out to 52 hours over six months, meaning it's about two hours a week for optimal brain health – even easier to fit into your schedule!
But the overall takeaway from the study wasn't splitting it into minutes per week. In fact, the study only found benefits if you kept exercising over at least a six-month period for a total of 52 hours total, not for "X" number of minutes per week. So, the idea is to take time when you can to get up and get moving. If you can't do two hours a week one time, make it up the next week. And remember, even lower intensity exercise offers the same brain-boosting benefits.
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Here's to our health, wealth, and a great retirement,
Dr. David Eifrig and the Health & Wealth Bulletin Research Team
June 8, 2018