Do you know what PRE-biotics are?

Most of us now know the importance of PRO-biotics and the beneficial bacteria that strengthen our immune system and ward off numerous foreign invaders that cause bad health and disease. But the partnership role of PRE-biotics is less well known. Prebiotics are naturally found in food and help prepare the body for the work of probiotics. Basically, prebiotics are non-digestible […]

FDA doesn’t know what’s in our food

Today there are over 10,000 additives used in our food, up from about 800 in 1958 when President Dwight Eisenhower signed a law requiring the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to test and assess for safety all ingredients added to food products. This new regulation was in response to public concerns about the ‘strange’ new ingredients being […]

Comfrey: An “Old Woman’s Remedy?”

For hundreds of years, comfrey, a weed/herb native to Europe, was often referred to as an “Old Woman’s Remedy,” not derogatory in any sense, but because women in ancient times were regarded as the wise ‘priestess of medicine’, as they were the primary ‘scientists’ familiar with nature’s medicine chest. Dr. H.E. Kirschner noted in the […]

Harvard says whole grains linked to longevity?

Consuming whole grains (not refined) can lead to a longer life span and significantly decrease the risk of death from cardiovascular disease, a new study has found. Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health looked at the dietary habits of 118,000 Americans who participated in periodic health surveys over 25 years. They found that […]

Do you really want to do this to your body?

Some odd things happen to your body after drinking only one Coke. After all, it contains 10 teaspoons of sugar, more than 100 percent of your recommended daily intake—especially if it’s an American soft drink sweetened with the adulterated cousin of real sugar, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). 20 MINUTES—your blood sugar spikes, and the liver responds to the […]

Do probiotics help mental as well as physical health?

Healthy microbes living in the gut (often called the ‘second brain’), are known to be greatly beneficial to digestion and overall physical health. But now a growing body of evidence suggests that a well functioning, healthy gut is a key element in mental health as well. According to researchers at Britain’s University of Oxford, supplements that boost […]

Big news–(modern) sugar is bad for us

In a media roundup of important health ‘news’ of 2014, science confirms that we have way too much sugar in our diet. This is particularly true when it comes to ‘added’ sugars, not announced but hidden away in everything from salad dressings, to all kinds of canned, packaged, frozen and processed foods, breakfast cereals, you name it. Since excessive […]

Ever wonder where the weight goes when you lose pounds?

Most of us will gain at least a little weight over the holiday season. We expect it. Holidays are associated with good food—more and different than we eat in our normal lives. More indulgent. But probably in the back of our minds we vow that we’ll take it off after the first of the year. We have […]

Constipation Nation

Constipation is one of the most common medical disorders in modern societies, according to Mayo Clinic. It affects all ages, but is particularly troubling to older folks. Age is not a direct consequence of constipation, but it is closely associated. Most older people take medications that affect nerve condition and smooth muscle function, and lack […]

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 […]