Obesity in Children: Desperation for Substance (Guest Post)

Posted on Friday, April 30th, 2010

Cross-posted The problems associated with child obesity are vast. There is an enormous strain on the health care industry while retired military leaders have warned of a serious threat to national security because many young people are unfit to enlist. There are many suggestions on what to do. We all know them by heart. Eat […]

How to Fix Our Failing Health Care System?

Posted on Friday, April 16th, 2010

Note: Dr. Grant’s regular Friday wellness column will return next week.   This week, we’re pleased to run the article “How to Fix Our Failing Health Care System?” by holistic dentist Dr. Steven Green. Part 1, “The Great American Drug Culture,” is available here, along with biographical info about Dr. Green. Part 2, “Some Unsettling […]

Stat!: If Food Is Our Medicine, No Wonder So Many of Us Are Sick

Posted on Friday, April 9th, 2010

Let food be your medicine. – Hippocrates   Amount of fruit the average American eats each day as a percent of the amount recommended by the USDA: 40 percent Amount of dairy: 60 Vegetables: 80 Meat: 120 Grains: 130   Source: Grist   And according to a short item in the New York Times, Americans […]

“Organic,” “Natural” and the Power of Marketing

Posted on Monday, July 13th, 2009

Quick: Which food is “greener” – the one labeled “100% Natural” or the one labeled “100% Organic”? According to a recent survey by the Shelton Group, an advertising firm, most people would say “100% Natural.” This is both funny and troubling, since any product out there can make that claim. “Natural” is not a regulated […]

Tooth Damage from OJ, Motor Function Loss from Lack of Social Interaction and Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, July 3rd, 2009

OJ Worse for Teeth than Whitening, Researchers Say (PhysOrg) Eastman Institute’s YanFang Ren, DDS, PhD, and his team determined that the effects of 6 percent hydrogen peroxide, the common ingredient in professional and over-the-counter whitening products, are insignificant compared to acidic fruit juices. Orange juice markedly decreased hardness and increased roughness of tooth enamel. Unlike […]

Sites We Like: What’s On My Food?

Posted on Friday, July 3rd, 2009

We live in a toxic world. Even those of us who are extra diligent about making good lifestyle choices to keep our bodies strong, fit and able to ward off illness cannot seal ourselves off completely from the world and its environmental pollutants – toxins that can stay in the body for years, polluting its […]

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