B-vitamin basics

With new research released just a few months ago proving the role of B-vitamins in preventing Alzheimer’s, perhaps it is a good time for a brief review of the B-vitamins and their primary functions. B-vitamins are primarily found in high-protein foods such as fish, meat, poultry, eggs and dairy.  Some leafy, green vegetables, beans and […]

Many well known olive oils have lost their virginity

Some of us have been faithful consumers of extra virgin olive oil for years. Unfortunately, the growing demand for high quality oil ($1.5 bil annually for extra virgin in the U.S. alone) has apparently given birth to an  olive oil fraud of giant proportions. Extra virgin cold pressed olive oil is the highest quality olive oil, both in flavor and […]

Is it possible an investment in your gut microflora might one day pay off in cash?

If you invest your money in a probiotic supplement to keep your gut microflora in good shape, you may one day find that your ‘investment’ pays off in another way besides good health. It may payoff in cash. Cash paid by people in poor health… people who can benefit medically from your good health. Consider […]

Forget ‘pink-washed’ foods, and concentrate on truly healthy pink foods

Today’s post will skip the paragraphs of text in lieu of a colorful graphic brought to you by the folks at GreenMedInfo.com. If will give you another angle with which to weigh the propaganda and marketing that is in full swing for Breast Cancer Awareness Month: To view GreenMedInfo.com’s list of 8 Pink Foods to […]

Consider foods to avoid

Googling different sources after reading an article about foods that ‘experts’ will never eat, I discovered that while it is impossible to avoid all foods named, there was a consensus on a few undesirable foods that you may find best for you and your children to eliminate or use sparingly. * CANNED TOMATOES–If you can’t get foods preserved […]

Over-prescribing of antibiotics continues

Sometimes the prescribing of an antibiotic can save a life.  Very few would argue against this fact. But it is also true that we now know that many antibiotics are ineffective today due to the over-prescribing of antibiotics. Resistance to antibiotics have grown; the average immune system has become weaker; super bugs have been created. […]

Why wheat is no longer the ‘bread of life’

According to Dr. William Davis, a cardiologist with many years of experience and the author of ‘Wheat Belly,’ the wheat of our ancestors is no longer the wheat of today. In fact, it is the anonymous source of many illnesses afflicting modern man as well as the recognized source of the gluten intolerance and Celiac disease suffered by […]

Beware of acetaminophen (Tylenol) overdose

Many people pop over-the-counter pain relievers routinely and frequently, thinking they are not ‘drugs’ and therefore are  harmless. But according to ProPublica (Journalism in the public interest), nearly 80,000 Americans a year arrive in an emergency room after overdosing on acetaminophen and 140 to 170 of them die—a few from deliberate overdose, but most are accidental […]

Chase away anxiety WITHOUT taking dangerous pharmaceuticals

We live in a troubled, stressed out world, and Americans particularly are gobbling down ever more anti-anxiety and anti-depressant drugs. Part of the problem is that these powerful drugs are over prescribed and over demanded, administered in many cases of individuals experiencing the episodes of sadness, trauma, disappointment or stress that have afflicted mankind since time began, and […]

New survey shows Americans still aren’t getting the vitamins, minerals, other nutrients they should

Every year the International Food Information Council (IFIC) conducts a survey, and every year they “discover” the same two things: Fist, that most Americans aren’t getting the level of essential vitamins, minerals, fiber and other nutrients that they should. And, two, that most Americans are unaware of the fact. Some examples from the 2013 survey […]