“The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself” —FDR

The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. –Wendell Berry Everything on earth and the solar system is based on 96 natural elements. Thirty mineral nutrients are indispensable elements that underpin […]

Human brains are shrinking

The human brain is 10 percent smaller than that of our ancient ancestors—from 1,500 cubic centimeters (CC) a few thousand years ago, to 1,350 CC today, irrespective of race and gender. According to a study published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, our brains have been slowly shrinking for 10,000 years, and though theories about the […]

Your organs and the Chinese Body Clock

Most of us have little knowledge or interest in what’s going on inside our bodies—unless we have pain or other problems. But Traditional Chinese Medicine may have had some ideas long in the past. Modern natural health advocates have just discovered—and tried—the information on the Chinese Body Clock, explaining the body’s organs (Qi), and a […]

Tart cherry benefits continue to be discovered

Tart cherry has been a popular ingredient to use in the manufacture of whole food vitamin c products for many years. This is because educated consumers prefer NOT to swallow cheap “big box corporate” vitamin c—most of which are made from high fructose corn syrup of all thing—and instead prefer food-based supplements which contain foods […]

Supersized America

From plate portions to drinks to junk food and body weight, America is supersized. For the first time ever, according to a new study from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, the number of obese Americans outnumber those who are merely overweight. We have crossed the line into body mass index (BMI) over […]

Potent medicinal foods

We don’t need a pill for every ailment. In fact many of us take too many pills. A lot of modern ailments are the result of nutrient deficiency, and chemicals in processed food and the environment that prevent proper absorption of the nutrients we do ingest. There are many nutrient-rich whole foods, each with their own value. Some may […]