Pesticide Producers Step Over the Line Against Pesky Proposition 37

Fellow travelers Monsanto, Syngenta, Dow and other opponents of California’s 37, a voters proposition that would require labeling for all foods containing genetically modified organisms,aren’t satisfied with their campaign pot seven times larger than that of the pro-37 folks, they’re adding whoppers to spice up the advertising brew.` That’s according to, which reports that […]

Organic Giants ‘Missing in Action’

Election day is just over two weeks away and with it comes California’s Proposition 37, a massively supported voters initiative to require labeling for all foods containing genetically modified ingredients. One would think that self-proclaimed organic ‘heroes’ such as Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Driscoll’s, Newman’s Own and Hain’s Celestial would be in the forefront of […]

Immune system uses Vitamin B to recognize infection

The health and medical community has known for a long time that B-vitamins are critical for maintaining optimal health and for warding off disease. Now,  researchers in Australia have highlighted just how important the Vitamin B “link” is. Researchers from the University of Melbourne and Monash University in Australia demonstrated how the body utilizes vitamin B to recognize bacterial […]

Are you well-grounded?

Following a serious spinal injury in 2007, I embarked on a hardcore post-hospital regimen that included daily walks back-and-forth in my yard. The main goal of this particular therapy was to re-gain feeling and proper use of my feet, which were left mostly paralyzed, but with off-and-on phantom pain. These “foot therapy” sessions seemed to […]

Sprout Your Own Super Food

Soaking and sprouting seeds to provide a super source of fresh vegetables within a few days is an ancient practice that began as long as 5,000 years ago in China. A seed contains all the elements a plant needs for life and growth. The endosperm of a seed is a virtual storehouse of protein, carbohydrates, […]

Has Technology Surpassed our Humanity?

A strange person in a strange TV movie I saw part of made the pronouncement that technology has exceeded humanity. That line really struck me as being so true in many aspects of our lives today. Right after that I read an article on entitled, “Cancer is the Biggest Moneymaker of all Times.” So […]

High Fructose Corn Syrup Linked to Teen Liver Disease

Once again the unwitting consumers of our consolidated, industrialized, profit-reaping food system are harvesting the unhappy consequences of the junk that passes for food in a large part of the American diet. This time it’s an epidemic of nonalcoholic liver disease showing up in a wide variety of U.S. teens between 12 and 18 years […]

Do you need an antioxidant app for your phone?

As more people became aware of the value of antioxidants, one company is offering a downloadable ‘antioxidant app’ for your phone or computer that you can use to plug in any food and determine its antioxidant value.  (Look for ‘Antioxidants Plus’ in your app store.) While it really isn’t necessary to go to this extent […]

Exercise need not be grueling to realize benefits

If you’re avoiding exercise because you believe in the ‘No pain, no gain’ catch phrase, then it’s time to reconsider. Study after study continue to demonstrate that participation in even mild exercise will reap endless benefits. You do not need to be bench-pressing 300 lbs. or running painful marathons. The research shows that simply walking, stretching, […]