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Natural Suntanning and Sunburn Prevention and Relief

Rodale News reported recently on foods that can (a) prevent sunburn, and (b) treat sunburn. I love to slather fresh aloe vera on it. (Even if you don’t have a green thumb, you must have an aloe plant in your house. They are succulents and hard to kill. I’ve had mine for 15 years. Every […]

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Stuff you’ve gotta know about Vitamin D

  Did you know that Vitamin D isn’t really a vitamin? It’s more like a hormone. (It’s a precursor for the mineral calcium, which has more functions for human beings than any other mineral.) Did you know that after you go in the sun, your body needs a few hours to convert the substances collected […]

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Reversing osteoporosis

I got this from Jackie on my customer support team: “We’ve been getting a lot of people asking about whether you can reverse osteoporosis. Can you address this on the blog?” First of all, we have to stop believing, as a culture, that drinking cow’s milk is some kind of insurance against osteoporosis. The U.S. […]

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Vitamin D update

So I told you last summer I was doing a Vitamin D experiment and that I’d report back. After a summer in the sun playing tennis and running, I was tanned and probably as high in Vitamin D as I would get in a year. I get a moderate amount of sun (while trying to […]

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Dear GSG: Why is the media always telling us one thing and then the opposite about nutrition?

Answer: I know it’s frustrating.   I get this gripe all the time, and some people use it to dismiss all information about nutrition altogether and just eat whatever tastes good: “they don’t know what they’re talking about anyway.” Well, by “they” (first they tell us one thing, then another), we mean science, right?   […]

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Weston Price Foundation versus The China Study

A yahoo group I belong to, “Natural LDS Women,” is having a debate about the “science” of the Weston Price Foundation, versus The China Study.” A recent poster said that with scientific “facts” so conflicting, you really just have to pray about it and go with your gut. “LDS” means Mormon (my religion), and in […]

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Throw Away Your Television

With more than one-third of America’s children overweight, we have TV to thank (more importantly, our choice to indulge in it).   Throw away your television (or at least leave it mostly off) for two reasons. One, kids are burning fewer calories because they aren’t exercising while they watch hours of TV.   Most parents […]

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