The importance of being honest with ourselves

Mark Twain was the source of many right-on-target quotes. One of my favorites is,  “We do not deal much in facts when we are contemplating ourselves.” “The worst kind of deception is self-deception” is another phrase that has been repeated throughout history. Unfortunately, most of us go through life being only partially honest with ourselves… […]

Avocados a great brain food and much more

* Avocados are the fruit (yes, they are a fruit) with the highest level of vitamin E, which numerous studies have confirmed have positive effects in the prevention of strokes, heart disease, cancer and diabetes. The ‘good fats’ (omega-3) content  helps heart health and the maintenance of appropriate blood pressure. * Avocados are a great […]

U.S. bombs world’s richest nation with fast food blight

Tiny little Qatar, a peninsula nation the size of Connecticut that juts out from Saudi Arabia into the Persian Gulf, is the world’s richest nation with an annual average income of $400,000, said The Week. The rich little nation sits on the world’s third largest reserve of natural gas, and 92 percent of its working age […]

Do the wrong kind of bacteria make you fat?

According to researchers at Washington University, the kind of bacteria that colonize our guts may “strongly affect” whether we are thin or fat. In a story reported in The New York Times, researchers collected samples of gut bacteria from pairs of twins in which one was thin and the other was obese, and transplanted the […]

Mineral/vitamin deficiency linked to sleep problems

But pharmaceutical sleeping aids have many side effects that may cause more problems than lack of sleep. For one thing, they add burdens to your body that is already battling against the assault of  nutritionally deficient  products of the manipulated industrial food saturating the market today. Your body has no hope of functioning efficiently without adequate nutritional […]

Parsley–plate enhancer or superfood?

How many times have you pushed aside the sprigs of parsley decorating a beautifully served plate of food? You may want to think again before you ignore those underrated green sprigs. Parsley is loaded with valuable volatile oils, including a component called myristicin, which has been shown to inhibit tumors in animals. Overall, the combination […]

4-year-old wins gardening dispute at subsidized housing complex

At an eight-unit subsidized housing complex somewhere in South Dakota, four-year-old Rosie and her disabled single mother decided to plant a few vegetables on a small patch of land outside their apartment. It turns out gardening was against the rules. Only “complex landscaping” was allowed. The vegetables were slated for elimination. Then the Internet came […]

Urban chickens join local food movement

Raising backyard chickens, mostly for eggs, is a trend that is sweeping through cities across the U.S., as families become ever more disenchanted with the system of industrial livestock production–a system that generates an annual 500 million tons of consolidated, chemical-permeated waste in the U.S. alone. “Food you get from the supermarket is not fresh,” said one urban […]

Your probiotics supplement may help with weight loss

Three days ago we posted our feature article on probiotics. (You can read it here if you haven’t already done so.) The timing could not have been better, as the very next day the details of a new study were released showing another benefit of good gut bacteria: weight management. This study, conducted at Washington […]

Onions–a dynamite health booster

Forget the tears and eat those onions daily for a truck load of health benefits. Here are just a few of the protective nutrients they contain: * tremendous source of fructo-oligosaccharides, which stimulate the growth of ‘good’ bacteria and suppress the growth of ‘bad’ bacteria * contain numerous sulfides which lower blood lipids and blood pressure, […]