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We Need to Eat Healthy Fats

From a purely evolutionary perspective, fat has been the primary fuel source responsible for sustaining human life. Since this energy-dense macronutrient supported the growth and development of a more complex brain, fat is literally what made us human. Mastering the use of fire for cooking animal meat greatly reduced the incidence of foodborne illnesses, allowing… Read more »

Carbohydrates: What You Really Need to Know

If you have been alive more than 40 years, you have experienced both the low carb and high carb diet craze. Which is right or best for you? Before deciding that it is important to understand what a carbohydrate is, why it is necessary and where things can go wrong. While different types of carbohydrates… Read more »

Building Strong Bones: The Calcium Myth

In her book, Better Bones, Better Body, Dr. Susan Brown writes, “Over and over we are told to consume adequate calcium. What we are not told, however, is that we also need other bone building nutrients.” If you regularly follow health and fitness news, you may have seen or heard about the many, recent studies… Read more »

The Truth About Soy

In reality, soy isn’t a “health” food, it’s a disease food. Why? Because it contains a lot of really nasty stuff. Like huge amounts of phytoestrogens (which increase fat production and cause hormonal imbalances in both men and women), enzyme inhibitors (which interfere with protein digestion), haemagluttin (which causes red blood cells to clump together,… Read more »

Should You Get a Flu Shot?

Do You Really Need to Get the Flu Shot? “It’s flu season!” You hear the ads on the radio and see them on television; you can’t escape the fact that the “flu shot is available here!” (fill in the name of the pharmacy or department store nearest you.) It’s a highly personal decision whether you… Read more »

You Don’t Have to Be Impotent with Impotence

It’s Not Just Impotence – Get To The Underlying Cause If you’ve suffered erectile dysfunction, (ED), you know the inability to get or keep an erection that is firm enough to have sexual intercourse can be a soul-crushing experience for you… and your partner. But do you have to accept that as an inevitability in… Read more »

Sugar Detox

Please Ditch the Sugar Madness I don’t want to be alarmist, but simple sugar is probably the most harmful food that you can eat. It’s true. You may say, ah, sugar gets a bad rap but not only does sugar provide empty excess calories, sugar – from a variety of hidden sources you may not… Read more »

Diet and Breast Cancer

Does your daily eating and exercise habits increase your risk for breast cancer? This is a question I want to explore during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you have been reading my posts for any length of time, you will know by now that while genetics play a role in your likelihood for disease, your… Read more »

The Power of Fermented Foods

The Powerful Benefits of Fermented Foods Fermented foods? That doesn’t sound very appetizing, does it? The name may be off-putting, but the health and gut benefits of fermented foods cannot be denied. And while some people may find they their taste buds need a chance to grow accustomed to their flavor, remember that beer, wine… Read more »

Prostate Health

How To Protect Your Prostate September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and let’s face it, your prostate is probably not something you think too much about, unless it’s keeping you up at night or making it hard to urinate. Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers among men. In fact, one in seven… Read more »