Biblical foods for nutrition then and now… pt. 1 of 2

The many foods mentioned in the Bible have likely escaped the interest of most Bible students, but as more and more people become dissatisfied with the inferior, if not deadly, Standard American Diet, maybe we should learn more about what those ancient people ate and how their foods have stood the test of time. The trouble […]

Medical costs for global obesity $2 trillion

Global health  problems as a result of increasing obese populations comes at an annual cost of $2 trillion. At least that’s what a new report from the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) says. The not-so-hidden costs of increasingly sedentary populations sitting  hours in offices, in front of computers and in traffic jams, exacerbated by a bad taste […]

The sad facts about your Thanksgiving turkey

This post may be a “kill the messenger” type of information—the kind many don’t want to know—but, nevertheless, we will proceed with a few facts that will hopefully inspire some of you to reconsider your next Thanksgiving dinner. Believe it or not, back in the 18th century Congress had a hard time deciding whether to make the […]

Bits and pieces…..

* Forty-six people per day, or 17,000 per year, are dying in the U.S. annually from overdoses of prescription opioids such as Vicodin, Percocet, and OxyContin. About 90 percent of people with chronic pain are eventually prescribed an opioid, and up to 25 percent of them become addicted. —Consumer Reports * Help your brain with […]

Baking soda–the cheapest medicine in your home

Baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, has been used as medicine since the time of ancient Egypt where it was harvested from dry lake beds. However, it was not until 1846 in New York that it became the commercial product so familiar to every household today. Many people are confused about the difference between baking soda and baking powder, […]

The Sunshine Vitamin is missing in modern lives and health

As a really bad winter sets in over much of the world, it’s time for a reminder of how important vitamin D, the “Sunshine Vitamin,’ is to our overall health. Vitamin D deficiency contributes to risk of cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, autism and many other diseases and afflictions. According to […]

The monstrous microwave oven

“Humans are the only animals on the planet who destroy the nutritional value of their food before they eat it.” –Marcos Torres (www.trueactivist.com) “If you feed any animal nothing but microwaved food for two years, it will be dead.” “When a farmer feeds a colt pasteurized milk, and it gets nothing else, its longevity is […]

Would you like a truly old-fashioned Thanksgiving feast?

Thanksgiving is only a week away and millions of people are getting ready for a traditional Thanksgiving feast. You might think the historic ‘traditional’ Thanksgiving feast consists of turkey with bread stuffing, mashed potatoes, candied yams  and cranberry sauce, but you’d be wrong. Our  kind of Thanksgiving dinner featuring factory-farmed caged turkey fed its entire short life on GMO […]

Foods that fight cancer and how they do it

Many cancers and other afflictions of today are preventable.  Too many chronic health problems are the result of the nutrition-deficient and often poisonous food known as the Standard American Diet (SAD). And indeed it is sad. Many of us are eating too much processed junk food and none, or too little of the whole,  nutrient-dense foods that our body requires […]

Aussie docs perform first ‘dead heart’ transplant

Move over, Crocodile Dundee. The Australian ‘Outback’ image has taken a back seat to science on the world stage. In what’s being called a major breakthrough in the field of organ transplants, surgeons in Australia have performed the first successful heart transplant using a donor heart that had stopped beating. Up to now, donor hearts had to […]