Fermented foods have provided beneficial bacteria and good health to humans for thousands of years

Fermented foods have provided beneficial bacteria and good health to humans for thousands of years. Fermentation of food dates back at least 6,000 years BC. Scientists and historians say that fermented foods were probably discovered by accident as ancient people sought ways to preserve fresh food for later use. They were adapted and perfected through generations […]

Testosterone is the man’s hormone: what it is and why it’s important

Testosterone is the man’s hormone: what it is and why is it important: Testosterone is produced by cholesterol and is a precursor hormone that relies on fat to form. It is an androgen produced in the bodies of males, and has many functions besides its well-known sexual and reproduction tasks. Testosterone supports healthy bone density, oxygen-carrying […]

Thyroid disease is on the rise, but reasons are fiercely debated

Thyroid disease is on the rise, but reasons are fiercely debated. Experts just cannot agree on the whys and the numbers, but acknowledge that the condition is still poorly understood. Some sources say that 13 million Americans suffer from the disease. Others say that the number is more like 27 million, with 13 million undiagnosed. […]

Important nutrients are deficient in many modern women

Modern lifestyles, as well as food production and processing methods almost guarantee that important nutrients are deficient in many modern women. These deficiencies can result in a host of symptoms ranging from irritability and lethargy all the way to serious health problems and even death. Males and females of all ages share a need for the numerous vitamins, minerals and other nutrients […]

Vitamins and minerals particularly essential for men

Men and women are different and have somewhat different nutritional needs. This article is focused on vitamins and minerals particularly essential for men. Men don’t get enough of these vitamins and minerals in the modern diet. On average, men need to eat 350 percent more vegetables and 150 percent more fruit in order to ingest the […]

Bullet point health briefs: Beans, weeds and microgreens

We present Beans, weeds and microgreens (as well as other health-related topics) in this brief format in the hope that readers will do further research on these issues that affect us all. ** Meals based on legumes such as peas and beans are more satiating than pork and veal-based meals, according to a study by […]

Bad gut bacteria does more harm than you think

Illness and psychological disorders may result from bad gut bacteria. Your gastrointestinal or ‘GI’ tract is your body’s engine. In fact it’s sometimes referred to as the ‘second brain.’ It’s about a thirty-foot engine that begins with your mouth and ends with your anus. The body’s cells extract nutrients from food for energy, oxygen and […]

Modern science and whole food nutritionists discuss ADHD

Modern science and whole food nutritionists discuss ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), but usually not together. Mainstream medicine and the natural health field agree that ADHD afflicts many modern children. But they differ drastically when it comes to ways of dealing with the relatively newly diagnosed disease. Is it really a ‘disease’ that requires pharmaceutical medicines, or is […]

The fascinating origins of Christmas customs

The fascinating origins of Christmas customs may be an unusual topic for a natural health site, but a departure from the usual once in awhile is good for the soul—and for our health. NATIVITY SCENES The nativity scene as part of our Christmas observance is a mainstay for millions of Christians. You may be surprised […]

BULLET POINT HEALTH BRIEFS: The ‘cat study’ and more

THE CAT STUDY AND OUR HEALTH What does a ‘cat study’ have to do with our health? Apparently a lot. Francis Pottenger’s class cat study, or the modern recap in the book Pottenger’s Prophecy, shows what the Standard American Diet has done to us in three generations. In his study using cats, after three generations […]