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 […]

Wonder why the war on raw milk?

Wars, wars and more wars. One would think the U.S. is involved in enough perpetual wars. The war on poverty, war on drugs, war on terrorism, war on tobacco, and on and on—none of which has proved beneficial to life on the earth, seas and air generally, and health particularly. But for years now, the […]

Research once again shows milk does not build strong bones

New research on milk conducted in Sweden is sure to make the dairy industry angry, but only solidifies earlier research on the subject. It also backs up claims made by many nutritionists for the past 50 years. Dare we say it? Milk—or we should say modern milk—does not provide a net gain of calcium in […]

Make your gut happy: Include fermented foods in your diet

Fermented foods help people stay healthy, says Sandor Katz, author of the book, The Art of Fermentation. Organic or lacto-acid fermented foods such as dill pickles, sauerkraut, miso, yogurt, Kimchi and kefir deliver  bioactive enzyme activity (bacteria)  that aids in the breakdown of food you eat,  and helps your body to absorb the nutrients it needs. […]

Why digestive enzymes are vital for health today

“A person’s lifespan is directly related to the exhaustion of their enzyme potential. The use of food enzymes decreases that rate of exhaustion, and thus results in a longer, healthier, more vital life.” (Jon Barron, quoting the late Dr. Edward Howell.) The order of nutrients’ importance is….OXYGEN, WATER, ENZYMES, MINERALS, VITAMINS. Oxygen, the air we […]

The incredible pineapple

A recent post described how yellow fruits and vegetables are some of your gut’s most valuable friends.  Then I ran across a history of the pineapple and discovered that the greatest value of this food lies in its digestive power. Primitives knew this centuries or more ago. Now we know more about the secret of this power. And that […]

The heart magic of olive oil and salad

We  have all heard of the health supports of the Mediterranean diet, but now scientists believe that they have found WHY and HOW that particular diet is so beneficial. A study from Kings College London and reported to the UK Independent, has found that a combination of olive oil and salad is key to keeping high blood pressure risk […]

Adequate minerals can save your health or even your life

Dr. Lawrence Wilson, a physician who these days focuses exclusively on nutritional consulting, states that “almost everyone alive today was born deficient in vital minerals…because mothers are deficient!” He advises any woman pregnant or contemplating having a baby to do the research and learn why the mineral content of modern food is declining or nonexistent, what essential minerals are […]

Your gut is your second brain–treat it right

It may be difficult to believe, but the brain in our head is not the only one thinking. It has an accomplice. Our  gut has a mind of its own and is our mood regulator–which is why it is called the body’s second brain. If the gut is unhappy, we are unhappy. The brain in […]

Alphabet of natural detoxifiers

Modern human bodies in much of the world are notoriously overloaded with acidic food, and under nourished with alkaline food. The acidic load is too much for the digestive system and the liver to  process adequately and rid the body of poisonous toxins. This can and eventually does lead to an alphabet soup of discomforts, […]