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Six Easy Dietary Steps to Better Health

I know dozens of people who want to become healthier, but for most people leaping into a vegan, gluten-free, almost-raw diet is simply too intense.  It feels impossible. Luckily, becoming healthier need not be such a shock to the system.  The transition can occur gradually, over time.  Here are five easy ways to improve your diet and your health without ... Read More »

But The Air and Water Will Kill You …

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I often find myself engaged in (sometimes futile, often frustrating) conversation with people who simply don’t care about their own health.  These ‘unhealthy folk’ range from the 1950s meat-and-potatoes grandpa to the modern-day fast food junkie, and everyone in between.  Their common retort to my health advice is simply: ‘You might eat healthy, but the air and the water will ... Read More »

Sunglasses Increase Risk of Skin Cancer

In a groundbreaking book called ‘Survival of the Sickest,’ Dr Sharon Moalem explains that wearing sunglasses actually tricks the brain into believing it is night, thereby no producing critical Vitamin D which protects us from harmful UV rays. His theory is cooroborated by research published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology which shows that UV light hitting the eye activates ... Read More »

Evaluate Foods Based on Risk vs. Return

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There are very few foods which confer only positive benefits; even healthy vegetables contain toxins to ward off insects and birds. Remember that plants are Darwinian creatures too, with no special desire to be eaten.  The only reason modern man can sustain himself on a purely vegan diet is because thousands of years of careful agricultural cultivation has bred most ... Read More »

Immortality Impossible? Some Creatures Already Know the Trick …

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If you think immortality is purely science fiction or Greek mythology, consider that at least six animals are biologically immortal, meaning they never die of natural causes.  They do die, of course, but death comes from some external factor, such as ending up on some apex predator’s dinner plate.  Lobsters, hydra, sponges, clams and turtles, for example, never seem to ... Read More »

Cortisol Will Kill You

Even the healthiest eaters face daily life stresses, such as financial uncertainty and relationship issues.  But stress is public enemy #1, resulting in elevated cortisol levels.  Cortisol lowers immune system function, increases weight gain, reduces overall life expectancy, causes heart disease, and may increase the risk of cancer.  Keeping your stress levels to a minimum is absolutely essential for a ... Read More »

Why Raw Foods?

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Many myths and dubious claims surround raw foods, but the main reason to eat raw goes back to the principle of ‘first, do no harm.’  Raw foods contain few, if any, carcinogens because they are uncooked and therefore not subject to Maillard Reaction effects. Raw meals are made from a variety of healthy vegetables, seeds and nuts.  You can safely ... Read More »

Superfoods That Aren’t: E3 Live and Spirulina

These bluegreen algae products are promoted as a superfood cure for almost anything, but bluegreen algaes contain some of the nastiest natural toxins on earth, known as microcystin.  The algae used to produce E3 live and spirulina supplements does not produce microcystins, but it grows in the same lakes as other, much more dangerous algaes.  Tests have shown that spirulina ... Read More »

But EVERYTHING Causes Cancer!

I often encounter the argument that ‘everything causes cancer,’ which somehow justifies eating almost anything, since you’re bound to get cancer from ‘something’ anyway.   By this line of reasoning, of course, you might as well shoot heroin or drink gasoline, if that’s your fancy, since cancer is just around the corner whether you’re sipping Jack Daniels or chugging wheatgrass.  Obviously, ... Read More »

Hey, You’re Not a Cow!

You are (hopefully) not a cow …  Your body must break down the protein in meat and dairy into building-block amino acids, then re-assemble it into protein you can actually use.  When you obtain amino acids in raw form from vegetable sources, you skip the step of having to break down anything; your body simply assembles proteins from the building ... Read More »