Sometimes I wonder if my teenaged son is absorbing what I teach him about health, or if he’s just too annoyed with me and absorbed with “fitting in” to care. Yesterday after double header baseball games, one of the coaches ranted at the boys about the huge mess they’d made in the dugout, with […]3 Comments • Continue Reading →
I’ve been grading papers for the university classes I teach. A student of mine is the son of an Idaho farmer, and he makes a case that organic produce is not worth the money. This is one of his arguments (edited for length): “Technologies developed in recent years are amazingly efficient. […]12 Comments • Continue Reading →
GRAINS Good: eat whole grains and quit eating white flour. Better: eat soaked whole grains (this requires planning a little ahead, as my cousin noted). Best: eat sprouted, raw nuts, seeds, and grains. SWEETENERS (Note, that I am uneasy about fructose, xylitol, “organic sugar,” or dehydrated cane juice crystals—ways to spend extra money on refined […]3 Comments • Continue Reading →
I leveraged some of this from a blog by Jason Ferruggia, one of the few bodybuilders who actually knows better than to drink whey protein shakes:Many of you know that dairy is not good for getting lean, and that consumption of dairy products has been linked to a decreased immune response. Most of us […]Leave a comment • Continue Reading →
Who you gonna call, Part VI Pricey skin creams, technologies, proprietary extracts and processes . . .
Continuing down the equal opportunity path of busting up overpriced network-marketed “health” products–I’ve tried many of them over the years, from NuSkin to Arbonne to MaryKay to Melaleuca. Maybe some of them have given me better skin as a result. But now, instead of little tubes of $30 creams, I put a little […]13 Comments • Continue Reading →
Fish oil vs flax oil: which is better? Fish oils are rich in Essential Fatty Acids, and most people have thought for the past 10+ years that they are the best source. This is because research on EFAs focused on the fish oils for many years. A very recent study said those […]1 Comment • Continue Reading →
A friend called me and said, “Great site—but are you nuts, about the immunizations?” He pointed out that he grew up in the polio age—he’s committed to the idea that vaccines are a good thing. The FIRST thing I want to say is that I acknowledge the complexity of this issue, the difficulty of […]69 Comments • Continue Reading →