Global obesity sets record

Global obesity has reached a level never before seen on earth. Obesity now affects more human beings than hunger. New research reveals that as wealth and the Standard American Diet has spread throughout the world. Overeating (and unhealthy food) has reached epidemic proportions, putting millions of people at risk of heart attack, stroke, cancer and many other […]

Research points to essential role of sunlight in lowering BMI

With so much of the population currently overweight or obese the magical BMI number (Body Mass Index) is now receiving a lot of attention. It is even standard procedure for many doctors offices to include it in their patient forms. And for those fixated on this important number—or those who know nothing about it, but are […]

Strawberries top 2016 ‘Dirty Dozen’ list

This year, for the first time in five years, non-organic strawberries displaced non-organic apples as the most contaminated fruit/vegetable on the Environmental Working Group’s 2016 ‘Dirty Dozen’ list. For those new to EWG’s Dirty Dozen list, tests are conducted every year on common fruits and vegetables to determine those most saturated with pesticide residues. Natural strawberries are a wonderfully […]

Remember iodine?

Once upon a time our mothers applied iodine to the wounds and cuts children got from  active childhood activity. Some older readers may remember iodine applications as a normal part of life. But few people ever knew or remember iodine as an integral part of the body’s natural, healthful function. Researchers of the early 20th Century […]

Can’t afford healthy food? Think again.

Many people are having a tough financial time today and think they can’t afford healthy food. Think again. There are healthy foods that are among the most inexpensive nutrition on the shelves. Potatoes, beans, bananas. But, except for bananas, they involve COOKING. Dried beans, for example, provide a wealth of nutrients. This includes white beans […]

Research team determines level of vitamin D needed to prevent cancer

On February 29 we reported on new research that demonstrated vitamin D supplements lowered the risk of heart disease. Now researchers from the University of California-San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine are reporting on how they analyzed the link between vitamin D and cancer to determine what blood level of vitamin D was required to […]

Vitamins and minerals for men

Perish the thought that deficiencies of important vitamins and minerals for men are a Third-World problem. In fact, some lean Third-World men obtain more nutrition from their limited whole food diets than American men with all their choices. Research has shown that important vitamins/minerals for men are not consumed enough in modern populations. Contributing factors […]

Americans consume 80 percent of the world’s painkillers

Americans consume 80 percent of the world’s painkillers, though we are only 5 percent of the global population. According to the CDC, 28,000 Americans died from prescription opioid overdose in 2014, 60 percent of the 47,055 who died from all drug overdoses. Prescription drug use is increasing every year. Many people get addicted to prescription drugs prescribed by thousands of […]