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Exactly Why Artificial Sweeteners Are Terrible (part 2)

Aspartame (or brand name Nutrasweet).  Joe Mercola says it’s the most dangerous substance added to foods. I might quibble with that, because mono sodium glutamate is a neurotoxin every bit as deadly. And the nitrates and nitrites in cured meats are potently carcinogenic. I’d agree that aspartame is a TOP THREE worst things, to avoid […]

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Seven reasons not to drink soda, part 2 of 2

Here are seven kicks in the pants, to help you quit the soda habit: 1. SODA BRAIN! Brominated vegetable oil, or BVO, is added to soft drinks. It’s an industrial chemical used in plastics as a flame retardant. (It’s also in sports drinks.) It is known to cause nerve disorders and memory loss. It builds […]

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Castoffs of the medical profession cross the U.S. border

The vast majority of Oasis Tijuana patients arrive as Stage 4, written off by the medical profession. They’ve been through chemo and radiation, maybe even multiple times, and are very ill. The vast majority of the patients are American but there are also Europeans, Canadians, Australians, and Japanese. Virtually no Latinos. (“We’re not prophets in […]

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When you think Tim McGraw, I hope you think of me

That’s a line from a Taylor Swift song, by the way. I think Tim McGraw has given up the “ninety-nine cent heart attack” he sings about. Somebody on the GSG fanpage says he quit smoking a few years ago. My goodness, he looks ridiculous. I heard he lost 30 lbs for his tour. Not the […]

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stevia approved by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just granted approval to the natural herbal sweetener stevia.   You may know that I endorse stevia as a sweetener I use because it is plant-based without altered (synthetic) molecules, it has no impact on blood sugar, and no adverse health effects have been reported from its use. […]

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