water

Water, water everywhere…

The residents of Flint, Michigan are suffering the consequences of poor, perhaps criminal, decisions by their elected officials. Those consequences will last for the rest of the lives of the children whose brain development has been impaired by the lead in Flint’s water pipes. Society will suffer, too, from the behavioral problems many of the … Read more

sugar is killing us

Sugar Is Killing Us — and Our Kids, Too

Most of us think sugar adds sweetness to life, but nothing could be farther from the truth. Sugar is an artificial food that is not only addictive, it causes diabetes and weight gain. Ask anyone who “needs” that boost of a Coke at 4 p.m. or who can’t get through a day without a donut … Read more

eating roundup

Eating bread? You’re eating RoundUp™!

I’ve written loads of stuff about GMOs (genetically modified organisms) and the potential harm they can do us. Part of that harm is because GMO crops grown in the US are what they call RoundUp™ Ready. That means that RoundUp™ the broad spectrum weed killer can be sprayed on crops we want to keep and … Read more

pesticide laden fruits and veggies

47 Most Pesticide Laden Fruits and Veggies

You kind of want to reach out and slap that bottle out of her hand, huh?  In these troubled times, many of us can’t afford to go totally organic. So, if you’re going part-way, how do you get the most bang for your food buck? The list below will help you make some decisions. Starting with pesticide-laden peaches, … Read more

cholesterol lie

The Cholesterol Lie

If you‘ve been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes or you’ve had a heart attack or, heck, if you’re breathing, you have probably heard at some point a doctor’s advice that you take cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. In fact, there was even a movement a couple of years back to put statin drugs on the shelves. No … Read more

thyroid disorder

Iodine, Thyroid Disorders, Obesity and More

The thyroid is the body’s major thermostat and keeping it operating well keeps your metabolism running at the perfect pace. Every single cell in your body depends on the thyroid gland for hormones that instruct it how to function. This tiny butterfly-shaped gland at the base of your throat weighs less than an ounce and … Read more

healthy restaurant eating

Healthy Restaurant Eating During the Holidays

Not only are you most likely being invited to lots of holiday parties, this is a time of year when we inevitably have a few more restaurant meals than normal. I know. We had three restaurant dinners this week as part of an extended celebration of my husband’s birthday. Whew! Restaurants meals don’t have to … Read more

thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Aftermath

OK—so yesterday, you chowed down on that turkey and dressing and mashed potatoes and gravy and yams and pumpkin pie and ….. If you’re old enough, you might remember an old Alka Seltzer (is that heartburn remedy still around?) commercial that started out something like “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing.” It’s OK … Read more

Fructose causes high blood pressure

Most of us now understand that table sugar is detrimental to our health, not only to our waistlines, but in myriad other ways, including causing inflammation that leads to a host of health problems including high blood pressure and diabetes. I don’t need to go all the way down the list because I know I’m … Read more

TIRED

Tired of Being Tired?

Do you wake up feeling like you’ve never been asleep? Do you lie awake at night? Do you feel fuzzy-headed and you’re prone to headaches? Muscle aches and pains? These symptoms are part of a basket of maladies that might be chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). They could also describe hypothyroidism or adrenal fatigue. Unfortunately these … Read more