Is Farm-Raised Fish Healthy?

    Perhaps you’ve heard the dietary health advice “Eat less red meat and more fish”. In a perfect world this is good advice, but in the real world there is a very important factor that is often ignored.  You should take the same approach to the food you eat as you do to the … Continue reading

Fluoride is Poison

In 1945 local water treatment facilities began to add sodium fluoride to our water supply. Ever wondered why?  Well you’re about to find out! The first thing you should know is that the fluoride they put in our water is not a pharmaceutical grade additive. Sodium Fluoride is an industrial waste byproduct from aluminum manufacturing. … Continue reading

Salt. Not the movie, the mineral.

You’ve probably heard that a diet high in sodium is unhealthy because it is a risk factor for Cardiovascular and Kidney Disease.   Processed foods have very high levels of salt, and a diet high in salt actually leads to salt dependence by your body.  This is why you crave salty foods; just like a … Continue reading

Top 12 Dirtiest Fruits and Vegetables

Unless you’ve been living in a cave or perhaps Cuba, you’ve probably heard that buying organic produce is better. The most important reason to buy organic is to avoid exposure to the toxic chemical pesticides and fertilizers used to grow commercial produce these days. In case you’re wondering, pesticides have been linked to some serious … Continue reading

Mutant Milk: Kicking the Sacred Cow

In case you hadn’t noticed, the dairy industry is spending millions of dollars every year to convince you that you need to drink milk, like superman here. When I was a kid their slogan was, “Milk, it does a body good,” and for the last 17 years they’ve paid hundreds of celebrities to pose with a … Continue reading

Corn: not a vegetable, not healthy

Although most folks think of corn as a vegetable, it’s actually a high starch grain. And you may be surprised to know that it has very little health benefit compared to other produce, which is why we don’t really eat much of it anymore in our house. King Corn is a independent documentary film about … Continue reading

“Alkalize It” or Why your body’s pH matters

You may or may not remember from high school chemistry class that pH is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of any substance;  also known as an “acid” or “base”. What many people don’t know is that your body’s internal pH, caused by the food you eat, affects your health. This can be a … Continue reading

Weekday Vegetarianism?

We all know the arguments that being vegetarian is better for your health, the environment, and animals – – but in a carnivorous culture it can be hard to make the change.  Graham Hill has a powerful pragmatic suggestion. Be a weekday vegetarian. This 4 minute video is excellent and neatly summarizes my post-cancer diet. … Continue reading

Sleep with me

“Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise” Benjamin Franklin was right.  You need sleep.  Sleep is when your body detoxes and heals itself. We’ve all heard that most people need 6-8 hours of sleep per night, but you may need much more, like 9-10.  If you’re getting less than … Continue reading

The Fast Lane to Health

Just like an oil change for your car, fasting is essential periodic maintenance for your body. You’ve got to do it. If you’re eating the Standard American Diet, full of processed food loaded with artificial ingredients; you’re putting toxins in your body faster than it can eliminate them. These unnatural chemical and mineral compounds are … Continue reading