Sugar: Sweet. Delicious. Comforting. Everywhere.

Posted on Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Sugar consumption has skyrocketed over the last century. US per capita consumption now stands at 180 pounds a year, fueling all manner of chronic illness in adults and children alike. Sugar is big business. And like all big businesses, the industry will resort to just about anything to keep the money flowing. Remember how the […]


Biosis #43: Attitude, Root Canals & Gluten-Free Foods

Posted on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

The May 2014 issue of Biosis, our quarterly newsletter, is now online. In this issue: JoAnne’s Motivational Minute: Easy as ABC A stands for ATTITUDE! Zig Ziglar used to talk about how there were two kinds of people in the world: optimists and pessimists. Optimists, he said, jump out of bed saying, “Good morning, Lord!” […]


Stat!: Diet Damaged Teeth

Posted on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Percent of young adults(ages 18 to 35) who have experienced erosion of their tooth enamel: 29.4 Percent who have experienced tooth sensitivity: 41.9 The culprit? According to the study from which those stats are taken, “modern diet.” We know: What a surprise. ESCARCEL found that those with frequent acidic food intake had higher levels of […]


Stat!: Sugar Shifting the Paradigm

Posted on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Recommended maximum daily intake of added sugars, as a percentage of total calories: 10 Percent of US adults who exceed this: 71.4 And now mainstream medicine is finally catching up with John Yudkin (among others)… We are in the midst of a paradigm shift in research on the health effects of sugar, one fueled by […]


9 Reasons to Demand Real Food (Guest Post)

Posted on Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Our bodies are not designed to eat the kind of highly processed products sold by the giant food corporations, nor the synthetic chemical residues that cling to industrially raised produce, meat and dairy, nor genetically engineered foods that would never have developed in nature without human help. As one registered dietitian has put it, “The […]


How to Look at Diet & Aging through the Eyes of Captain Obvious

Posted on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Get dietary data from more than 10,000 older American women with no major chronic diseases. Use the Alternative Healthy Eating Index-2010 (AHEI-2010) and Alternate Mediterranean diet scores to assess diet quality. Evaluate the women’s health data 15 years later. If a participant has “no major chronic diseases or major impairments in cognitive or physical function […]


Biosis #41: Ending the Procrastination Blues, Acid / Alkaline pH Body Balance & More

Posted on Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

The August 2013 issue of Biosis, our quarterly newsletter, is now online. In this issue: JoAnne’s Motivational Minute: Ending the Procrastination Blues Yes, for all I’ve absorbed about planning and motivation and time management, I still seem to have a little problem with procrastination. And distractions. Like the quote on my page-a-day calendar that I […]


Food Is More Than…

Posted on Monday, July 15th, 2013

You know what Soylent Green is. Just plain “Soylent,” on the other hand, is a mix of vitamins and minerals intended to replicate “exactly what the body needs to survive” and replace meals altogether. We’re not sure if it’s named for the other stuff to reflect the idea of a “food of the future” or […]


Evolving Tastes

Posted on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

The same day Dr. Mercola posted his latest commentary on food industry politicking and spin, we ran across another industry press release touting a study to praise its own products – in this case, potatoes. Again. But whereas the previous study was funded by the UK Potato Council, not (apparently) published in a scientific journal […]


KTH Flashback: Harder Than Doing Your Taxes? Hardly!

Posted on Friday, May 17th, 2013

Originally posted May 30, 2012 There are some stunning statistics in the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation’s latest Food & Health Survey, released last week. Here’s one mind-blower: Nine out of ten Americans describe their health as good or better, a significant increase from previous years. The majority (60%) report that their health is […]



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