Foods versus Foodstuffs #RepealTheSeal

This really boils my potatoes…. Very recently, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) decided a Kraft-made “cheese-like food” is ideal for kids! I can’t think of a move with less integrity… I’ve been anti-AND ever since I was offered McDonald’s at one of their conferences about 7 years ago… a nutrition conference sponsored byContinue reading “Foods versus Foodstuffs #RepealTheSeal”

Magnesium- do you have enough?

Magnesium is necessary for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body, and some sources say >80% of Americans are deficient. It’s easy to become deficient for 2 reasons: 1) Most soil lacks either magnesium, or the microbes that are responsible for delivering magnesium to plants. 2) Magnesium is burned up by stress… whether stressContinue reading “Magnesium- do you have enough?”

Safe, natural pesticide from mushrooms?

Want a safe, natural pesticide? Paul Stamets, one of my heroes, has invented a “universal biopesticide” which is derived from mushrooms! Big Ag has called this patent “The most disruptive technology that we have ever witnessed.” (I love it when huge companies that create destructive products whimper and cower under the loom of a natural solution.) Continue reading “Safe, natural pesticide from mushrooms?”

Medical research fraught with fraud

This is a hugely important read for anyone who’s affected by medical science (i.e. you). It’s scary to realize the level of unethical behavior in an area as important as medical research… But, hopefully the more people who know, the more likely those involved will clean up their acts! (By the way, this is likelyContinue reading “Medical research fraught with fraud”

Spooky Supplement News

Here’s something spooky for Friday the 13th: An investigation by the New York State attorney general’s office into store-brand supplements at four national retailers — GNC, Target, Walgreens and Wal-Mart — found that only 21% actually contained the herbs listed on the labels. This study was done on herbs, but I imagine vitamins and mineralsContinue reading “Spooky Supplement News”

Cholesterol Vindicated!

…Well, they got it HALF right. “The nation’s top nutrition advisory panel has decided to drop its caution about eating cholesterol-laden food, a move that could undo almost 40 years of government warnings about its consumption.” BUT… They still blame saturated fat, which is complete BULLOCKS. “The greater danger in this regard, these experts believe,Continue reading “Cholesterol Vindicated!”

Breakfast = reward

New research shows that eating a good breakfast — particularly one rich in protein — boosts a critical neurotransmitter, which may lower food cravings later in the day. When you eat, a burst of dopamine is initiated, which gives you the feelings of reward. “Dopamine levels are blunted in individuals who are overweight or obese,Continue reading “Breakfast = reward”

Could depression be an allergic reaction to inflammation?

If depression is caused by inflammation, then it’s not strictly a Prozac deficiency (pharmaceuticals are indeed the answer for some people, but not for all.) With or without a prescription, seeking out the root cause of depression is the ideal ultimate goal. The following are excerpts from this article from FeelGuide.com “People suffering from depressionContinue reading “Could depression be an allergic reaction to inflammation?”

The future of psychiatry may be in your guts

Did you know that out of every 10 of the cells in your body, only ONE is human!? The rest are bacterial! Yep. That’s right. We’re not completely human. And thank goodness! We’ve delegated a lot of tasks to our microbe inhabitants: vitamin creation, food digestion, immune system regulation and, quite fascinatingly, mental health management.Continue reading “The future of psychiatry may be in your guts”

Skip the skim milk and go full fat

Do you still choose skim milk, which is usually powdered milk + water? How about low-fat dairy products, which have gums and fillers in them to simulate fat? Haven’t you heard that full-fat dairy is better for so many reasons!! (By the way, lactose intolerance could be caused by gluten sensitivity!) In addition to the reasons below,Continue reading “Skip the skim milk and go full fat”