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 […]


Be(A)ware of Awareness

Posted on Friday, October 25th, 2013

As Pink Ribbon Season dwindles to a close, one more commentary on the disconnect between “awareness” and real prevention (via Orthomolecular News): Awareness? What Awareness? By Ralph Campbell, MD October 11, 2013 Recently, our local paper promoted a 3K walk/run for “a cure for heart disease,” with photos of participants of all sizes and shapes. […]


Can You Spot the Hidden Bargain in This Picture?

Posted on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

The easiest excuse for not eating organic: It’s too expensive. It’s not just lower income consumers who say so. According to the same non-scientific yet fascinating survey, 80% of respondents making more than $100,000 a year think organic food costs too darn much. It does? Eating Organic Food on a Food Stamp Budget Is Possible […]


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 […]


Good Nutrition: Necessary, Not Sufficient

Posted on Monday, August 12th, 2013

Recently seen in our Facebook news feed: That’s a compelling message – compelling but not entirely accurate. Certainly, some conditions may be helped by nutritional improvements, but modern chronic illness generally requires more, as this article by colleague Dr. Christopher Fabricius explains: Can Nutrition Alone Cure Illness? Good nutrition is the foundation of health, and […]


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 […]


Food as Medicine? The Big Picture Matters (Guest Post)

Posted on Friday, April 5th, 2013

From the blog of William P. Glaros, DDS – Used with permission For all the “health care” that happens in this country, we seem to have a real problem when it comes to preventive care – in dentistry or otherwise – even as all of our most common chronic conditions can be largely avoided. Yet, […]



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