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 […]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 […]68 Comments • Continue Reading →