Caveman Diet Was a Healthier Choice

The diet consumed by our Paleolithic ancestors could hold the key to better health and nutrition according to experts gathered together by Unilever. Unilever has brought together scientists and experts in the fields of evolutionary genetics, anthropology, food science and botany to try to understand the foods that would have been eaten by cavemen two…

Forget the Headlines and Keep Taking Your Supplements

  Not all research is what it appears to be.  While some researchers are completely motivated by intellectual curiousity, others have an agenda and frequently an industry connection.  In evaluating research, it is important to look carefully at the methods used, and the connections of the reseachers and their institutions.  Nowhere is careful scrutiny more needed than…

Folate Cuts Risk of Cancer and Heart Disease

Recent reports by scientists and health organizations provide evidence that folate, one of the B vitamins, is a critical nutrient for health.  Folate prevents or slows the development of cancer and other serious health conditions.  Adequate levels of folate in pregnant women help to reduce the risk of birth defects. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition supports these conclusions. …

Vitamin D Deficiency

There has been significant press in the last couple of years about the deficiency of Vitamin D plaguing our society, and some scholars claim we have reached epidemic levels of deficiency. Unfortunately, many American medical organizations deny the seriousness of this and oppose Vitamin D as an adjunct to the treatment of chronic disease, including heart disease and…

The Best Oil for Cooking

I was recently asked by a patient, “What is the best oil to cook with?” That is a great question amidst the significant amount of misinformation on cooking oils found on the internet. Although I was aware of the toxic effects of vegetable oils I was not aware of the extent of the toxic effect…

Benefits of Inulin and FOS

Inulin seems to be the latest dietary craze for healthy eating. In this article, I will present both sides of the inulin story.  Is it for everybody?  Most certainly not, but very few things are.   A personal experience drove me to research Inulin. This past May, when I first started eating what I call real…

The Damaging Effects of a Coke

  Have you ever wondered why Coke comes with a smile? According to a study conducted by Dr. Wade Meredith in November of 2006, this is what happens to your body when you drink a coke. In The First 10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. (100% of your recommended daily intake.) You don’t…

Powerful Health Benefits of Tea

The health buzz word associated with green tea is ‘antioxidants.’  Its leaves, loaded with flavonoids  and other polyphenols, act as antioxidants to lower the risk of some diseases.  “While numerous studies have found possible benefits, the actual benefits of drinking tea are not certain,” said the report. But there’s the catch. What else are you consuming? …

The Powerful Benefits of Mushroom

Pharaohs decreed that no commoner could touch a mushroom, thus reserving the delicacy for royalty. Likewise, many other civilizations including Mexico, Russia, China and Greece, held it in high regard, going as far as practicing rituals with the mushroom. Today the mushroom is enthroned as a powerful antioxidant. Bearing essential nutrients that are of great value to the…