Thumbs Up For Fiber

(Health Secrets Newsletter) Cereal fiber is one of the many foods that causes controversy among nutritionists, with many believing that it can protect us from bowel and rectal cancers, while others believe it should be avoided altogether and that it actually irritates the gut, increasing the risk of colorectal cancer. With this in mind, a…

Start a Healthy Attitude for Holiday Food

(Health Secrets Newsletter) Sometimes during the holidays we may find ourselves in circumstances where we are going to consume rich or unhealthful holiday fare.  Maybe we have decided to stand down for a compromise or we are still in transition to a healthy lifestyle and even though we’ve learned better, we haven’t fully adopted the best practices.…

Agave: The Wonder Sweetener

(Health Secrets Newsletter) As we look at the agave plant, some interesting things emerge that would make it fun and healthful to live near one of the more sugar-rich species (there are many species of agave).  What comes from the agave plant has truly amazing properties.   Agave nectar is gathered by cutting its flower stalk right before…

Poisoned by Our Own Contraceptives?

(Health Secrets Newsletter) There may be a link between the use of oral contraceptives and the growth of prostate cancer, according to an open report from Toronto University, published in the British Medical Journal. But hang on a minute! I can hear you thinking, how can a pill that is taken by women increase a…

Eliminate and Reverse BPA Toxicity

(Health Secrets Newsletter) Bisphenol-A (BPA) is an organic compound used in the making of polycarbonate plastic and resins. It has become epidemic in our plastic reliant culture. Many in the know say BPA is a health hazard that not only affects our current population, but there is evidence it is passed on from delivering mothers to newborns…

Fulvic Acid: The Missing Nutritional Link

(Health Secrets Newsletter) Fulvic acid (actually a group of various acids, not one specific acid) is a lower molecular weight member of the humic acid family. These acids are complex mixtures that can bind with minerals found in the environment resulting in ionic and colloidal minerals. Fulvic acid is produced by bacteria living symbiotically on the roots…

Skip the Antibiotics and Strengthen Your Immune System

(Health Secrets Newsletter) Infections with antibiotic resistant bacteria continue to increase, causing major illness and often, death.  They are extremely expensive to treat.  Because of the ability of bacteria to mutate, this problem is unlikely to be resolved any time soon through conventional science.  The main point to remember is that most infections can be avoided…

Fizzy Soda Linked to Teen Violence

(Health Secrets Newsletter) A small study of high school students in Boston has highlighted a link between high levels of non-diet fizzy soda consumption, and violent behavior. The study which was carried out by the University of Vermont and the Harvard School of Public Health, was published in the peer-reviewed medical journal Injury Prevention, and…