I talk to a lot of people these days who say they are eating less meat and feel better for making the making the effort as they enjoy the adventure of switching things up. It is true that a vegetarian diet has several benefits when it is properly balanced and nutrient-dense. However, just because a… Read more
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
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
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
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
…..the panel recommends limiting refined grains, and relying more on a whole foods diet……they note that vegetables and fruits are consistently helpful in fighting against every disease.
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.