Petroleum in My Food?

Petroleum powers many of our modern transportation means, from cars, to planes, to farmer’s tractors—the vehicles we use to move around our lawns, our cities, or the world. It even powers the large grocery store trucks we see on the highway, but it’s not just in their gas tanks—it’s packaged, sold, and neatly placed in…
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Calorie Restriction and Intermittent Fasting

If we’re fortunate, we grow older, but how we age—according to research—is within our realm of control. Calorie Restriction, or CR, is one way researchers are looking to re-imagine human longevity. In the anti-aging research world, there is a history of studies that point toward CR as a relevant part of an effective way to…
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What’s up With Apple Cider Vinegar?

It seems as though apple cider vinegar is a panacea for just about everything! Several interesting books have been written about the amazing benefits of consuming ACV every day. With a title like “101 Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar,” why wouldn’t you have a bottle in every room in the house? But let’s take a…
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Diet For Thyroid Health

Don’t Fix Your Thyroid, Feed It! Your thyroid is a complex gland that is quite particular about its needs and wants. It requires certain nutrients, in certain amounts, none of them too high or too low and of course, it is highly dependent on the health of your adrenal glands and ovaries. In spite of…
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Detoxify Indoor Air With Houseplants

Indoor air quality is a top public health concern according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Toxic air often fills our homes and offices, thanks to ubiquitous vinyl flooring, carpeting, and wood finishes. Then there are air fresheners, paint, and upholstery. All the above contain toxic chemicals or are made from them entirely. Even common…
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Stress or Adaptogens?

When we look at stress in relationship to other lifestyle issues such as diet and exercise, stress will always be the trump card. Our genes are not designed for a fast-paced, modern lifestyle. They are used to and require longer periods of recovery. This allows us a chance to “reset,” helping us adapt to our…
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The Truth About Cholesterol

Most of the information you have been told about cholesterol just isn’t true. This faulty belief system was started by a man named Ancil Keys who said that coronary heart disease was caused by the intake of animal fats and the “harmful” cholesterol they contained. Call it a perfect storm if you want, but the…
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Salt, Salt, Salt

These days, salt gets a bad rap. In some circles, salting your food gets you “The Look“, a pitying, quietly horrified glance that’s similar to what you’d get if you sprinkled your potatoes with, say, plutonium. Salt isn’t quite the villain it’s made out to be. Now if we were talking about all the salt…
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Vitamin D

Everyone is on the vitamin D bandwagon including your doctor. And for good reason! Vitamin D, along with the other fat-soluble vitamins A, E and K, play very important roles in the body and should not be ignored. But at the moment, everyone seems to by hyper-focused on the protective and healing benefits of the…
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Mercury Toxicity

Many alternative healthcare practitioners suspect mercury toxicity as being the cause of all ills. And certainly, mercury is known to play a role in a variety of physical disorders however I don’t believe it is the underlying cause of every illness or disease. Our bodies are fully able to eliminate mercury as long as a…
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