Are we non-conformist “sheep?”

non-conformist kale juice

I always laugh to myself when adolescents start a movement to show how non-conformist they are. Lately, Goth. Emo. Hipster. Ironically, they all dress alike to show how different they are. I thought this infographic was entertaining. Hopefully being a health nut doesn’t always equate to smug self-righteousness. Hopefully we don’t line up behind everything…

Will drinking store-bought kombucha heal my gut?

will kombucha heal my gut?

The really short answer: I really don’t think so. I’ll explain. I do like the trend in health food stores of offering raw, fermented food products. I don’t love the price tag. A small package of raw sauerkraut costs, literally, 30 times what I spend making mine. I have 8-year old RAW sauerkraut in my…

Biased Research Says Diet Soda Helps You Lose Weight

Biased research wants you to think diet soda helps you lose weight

Scientific studies: valid or not? Look at who pays for them! In May of 2014, the journal Obesity published a “scientific” study saying that drinking diet sodas assists in weight loss. The study’s authors say that diet soda might be even more effective than water at aiding weight loss. They looked at 303 men and…

25 Ways Sugar Can Ruin Your Health

Dr. Nancy Appleton wrote a book in 2004 called “Lick the Sugar Habit,” with the ways that medical journals and other scientific publications have documented that sugar wrecks your health. She gives 78 ways, with an impressive references list. But I’ll share 25 with you here, in case you’re looking for some good reasons to…