Fasting: Ancient Secret of Health – Part II

In my last newsletter I talked about the history of fasting, which has been going on as long as there have been humans on the planet eating. One is the flip side of the other. We are either eating or we are fasting. In years past fasting felt to me like a scary proposition –… Read more

Fasting: Ancient Secret of Health – Part I

I actually don’t know many people who fast regularly, or, perhaps more accurately stated,  I don’t know who I know who is fasting regularly.  In my adult life, after my rather long years of pregnancies and nursing, I have had periods where I fasted, then gave it up for a time, and then went back… Read more

The Case Against Sugar in 3 Parts – Part II – Liquid Sugars

In Part I of this series, the discussion was a general one about some of the wretched things that sugar does in human bodies.  If you missed that piece, check it out here. The bottom line of that article was that excessive sugar, eaten by a very high percentage of Americans, is a decidedly unhealthy… Read more

The Case Against Sugar – Part I – Why Sugar is Just Plain Bad for You

It is mid-October, which means that the great American Sugar Fest, which lasts from Halloween until the beginning of the New Year, is fast approaching. As I watched the sacks and sacks of candy being loaded onto the grocery stores’ shelves, I decided to spend a few newsletters ranting about the evils of added sugar. … Read more

Turmeric — “Indian Saffron”

Turmeric has been used for more than 5000 years as a powerful anti-inflammatory in both the Chinese and Indian systems of medicine, cooking, and textile dying. Only recently has it become noticed, let alone popular, in Western cultures, and is due primarily to its therapeutic properties.