Mangoes Join the Clean 15

The delicious, succulent mango has less pesticides involved in its production than many other fruits and vegetables, and it now has a proud place on the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Clean 15, the list of conventionally grown produce that is safe to eat.  Fewer than 10 percent of mangoes, pineapples, and avocados they tested showed detectable pesticide residue, and…

Wisdom Remedies to Control Inflammation

Wisdom remedies work by changing patterns in the body. These patterns can be psycho-emotional, but may also manifest physiologically. Not infrequently, physical patterns underlie psycho-emotional issues. Indeed, a valid discussion that is taking place all too rarely is whether there are psycho-emotional issues at all, or are all psycho-emotional issues actually just manifestations or effects…

Purple Pill is Purple Poison

A class of antacid medications known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) has now been proven to be very harmful. Some common PPIs include Nexium (esomeprazole), Prilosec (omeprazole), Prevacid (lansoprazole) and Protonix (pantoprazole). Many of these are available over the counter with no prescription. Proton pump inhibitors are used in the management of simple heartburn, gastro-esophageal…

Cherries Can Improve Your Sleep

A pilot study by research scientists has shown that tart cherry juice can reduce insomnia and help your sleep. The study was conducted by researchers from two universities and the VA Center of Canandaigua, and their findings were published in the June 3, 2010 issue of the Journal of Medicinal Food. Hopefully, cherry growers and distributors won’t…

Real Help for Thyroid Disorders

An estimated twenty-seven million Americans have some form of thyroid disorder with as many as thirteen million of these cases being undiagnosed. Low thyroid may be the most commonly misdiagnosed health problem in the U.S. Some physicians estimate that as many as one in five Americans suffer from an unsuspected low thyroid state. In Thyroid Power: Ten Steps to…

Take Control of Your Biological Age Part 2

Clearly genes are not destiny.  It is up to you to take control of your biological age and determine whether you will age gracefully and enjoy your golden years or live a miserable existence trying to cope with degenerative disease. The human body can respond and adapt to just about anything it encounters provided it is in…

Tomatoes Work as Well as Statins?

The bright red fruit of summer has been causing controversy in the media recently with some claiming that tomatoes work as well as statins for lowering cholesterol, so it seemed a good time to assess the many health benefits of this wonder food. The recent interest in tomatoes has been due to an Australian study, carried out by…

FDA to Ban Truth About GMO Content

In case anyone still has doubts about who the FDA really serves, this news should prove once and for all whose side they are on – and it isn’t yours or mine.  The Washington Post has reported that in addition to approving genetically modified  salmon without requiring a GMO label, the FDA will also ban the truth…