Food as Medicine — The Answer to Mounting Health Crises

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  • While modern medicine successfully treats acute problems, it has nothing to offer for chronic conditions, as the solution for chronic health problems requires real food
  • Real food is medicine. Processed food is poison, and there’s no medicine that can undo the damage of processed food
  • Two bulwarks against truth about health are the medical establishment, which doesn’t want to admit drugs cannot treat foundational causes of disease, and the food industry, which doesn’t want you to know that processed foods are inherently unhealthy
  • To improve public health, we need education about the core problem — the overabundance of processed food in our diet — plus implementation of healthier eating, both on a personal level and a societal level, which will require societal intervention in the form of legislation or litigation
  • Food companies can make money selling real food. The primary hindrance is the subsidizing of junk food ingredients (sugar, corn, wheat and soy)

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All About Olives: Five Reasons to Eat Them

Olives are not only rich in healthy fats but also in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients, making them a powerful superfood in support of heart and metabolic health Continue reading

Mushroom Power: Five Therapeutic Properties of Medicinal Mushrooms

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Mushrooms have recently gained popularity in culinary circles, but their far-reaching therapeutic properties should get your attention for a longer and healthier life Continue reading

Pomegranate: Evidence-Based Benefits of This Antioxidant Superstar

Pomegranate, with its characteristic red arils, is small but mighty when it comes to substantial benefits to your health as a superfood Continue reading

Chemical found in one thousand processed foods may harm the immune system

The chemical, called TBHQ, showed potentially harmful effects in studies conducted in animals and in lab dishes. Continue reading

What You Can Learn From the African Hadza Tribe

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  • The Hadza tribe are among the best still-living representations of the way humans have lived for tens of thousands of years. They’re nomadic hunter-gatherers whose diet is primarily meat-based
  • Chronic disease is rare among the Hadza, who remain vital well into old age
  • The Hadza primarily eat meat, including organ meats and connective tissue, tubers, berries, and fruit and honey from the baobab tree. As such it is relatively low to moderate in fiber
  • Raw honey contains nitric oxide metabolites that are converted back to nitric oxide when consumed. Research shows honey increases nitric oxide and total nitrite concentrations and improves endothelial function. Heating decreases the nitric oxide metabolites in the honey
  • There’s an intrinsic happiness that spontaneously arises when you engage in certain types of behaviors, and topping that list is the regular immersion in the natural world

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Osteoporosis Is Scurvy of the Bone- Not Calcium Deficiency

It saddens me to see older women diagnosed with “osteopenia” or “osteoporosis” listening to their doctors and taking supplemental calcium and even problematic drugs called bisphosphonates. These are irrational, dogmatic, harmful approaches to the problem of degrading bone as we age Continue reading

Mercury, Radiation, Fungus and Magnesium Deficiencies Lead to Diabetes and Cancer

In their book Infectious Diabetes, Doug Kaufman and Dr. David Holland describe a significant link between diabetes and cancer, pointing out that when our immune system is compromised and unable to fight off fungal invasions, we succumb to diabetes and cancer more quickly. Continue reading

Cancer Patients Should Know More Than Their Oncologists

Do you remember sayings about knowing oneself? Lao Tzu said, “He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened.” There are many such quotes, but today I introduce a new one. “He or she who knows more than their oncologist will survive their cancer.” I am offering you the opportunity to do precisely this by giving you 80 percent off my comprehensive cancer course. (See details below.) Continue reading

The Billion Agave Project

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  • The Billion Agave Project is a game-changing, ecosystem-regeneration strategy adopted by several innovative Mexican farms in the high-desert region of Guanajuato
  • The system produces large amounts of agave leaf and root stem — up to 1 ton of biomass over the 8- to 10-year life of the plant
  • When chopped and fermented in closed containers, this plant material produces an excellent, inexpensive (2 cents per pound) animal fodder
  • This agroforestry system reduces the pressure to overgraze brittle rangelands and improves soil health and water retention, while drawing down and storing massive amounts of atmospheric CO2
  • The goal of the Billion Agave campaign is to plant 1 billion agaves globally to draw down and store 1 billion tons of climate-destabilizing CO2

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Life Depends On Nutrition

Did you know that common natural medicines used in ICU and emergency departments could reduce older people’s suffering? Do you know that pharmaceutical psychopaths deliberately repress these medicines even though they are used to save lives every day? Why? Because they are natural and dirt cheap. They threaten the bottom line of Big Pharma. Meaning for money’s sake, these companies deny the public and doctors of the most critical life-saving healing medicines on the planet. Meaning they are killers, stone-hearted killers. Continue reading

What Is An Heirloom Plant: Reaping The Benefits Of Heirlooms

There’s nothing better than buying some fresh tomatoes from the grocers and mixing up a batch of your famous homemade salsa — or is there? With the increasing popularity of farmer’s markets, the demand for not only organic, sustainable produce has leapt, but also the push for heirloom varieties of vegetables and fruits. Keep reading to learn more about growing heirloom plants. Continue reading

Cheese Is One of the Most Neuroprotective Foods

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  • Out of 49 whole foods, cheese was “by far” the most protective food when it comes to avoiding age-related cognitive problems
  • Those who ate cheese daily had better fluid intelligence scores over time; red wine and lamb consumption also had a favorable effect
  • The researchers concluded that modifying your daily meal plans may minimize cognitive decline while adding cheese, red wine and weekly lamb may improve long-term cognitive function
  • When you eat natural cheese, you get valuable fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals and amino acids that protect your brain and overall health; raw grass fed cheese is best in terms of nutritional punch

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Healthcare Turns to Telehealth to Tackle America’s Obesity Epidemic

Obesity isn’t just a sensitive health issue — it’s dangerous and potentially deadly. Providers and payers are now using connected health tools to drive that point and enhance treatment.

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More Poison Found in Baby Food

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  • Testing revealed significant levels of cadmium, arsenic, lead and mercury in popular baby foods on your grocery store shelves
  • Documents from Hain Celestial Group, makers of Earth’s Best Organic baby food, showed many of the ingredients had arsenic levels as high as 309 parts per billion (ppb) and at least 24 ingredients in the company’s baby food products measured higher than 100 ppb of arsenic
  • Ingredients used in Beech-Nut baby food measured as high as 886.9 ppb of lead and 483 ingredients had levels measuring over 5 ppb
  • Heavy metals have a long-term effect on your baby’s health including neurotoxic effects, lower birth weight and cognitive scores, smaller head circumference, stunted growth and aplastic anemia
  • You have options to lower the risk of exposure to toxins and heavy metals by making baby food at home from organically grown and locally sourced produce

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