Do you have a plan…for cancer?

Cancer Prevention

If you’re lucky, you’re not among the 50% of men and 40% of women… …who will face diagnosis with “The C Word.” My brother, Chris Wark…faced a Stage IIIC Colon Cancer diagnosis at the age of 26. He learned there was only a 40% chance he’d still be living 10 years later. Chris says that…

Can green smoothies “DEVASTATE” your health?

Sarah the Healthy Home Economist online recently posted an article about how green smoothies can “DEVASTATE” your health.  The content was so unsubstantiated that at first I refused to respond to it. But Amanda said, “She has a big audience and people are freaking out about it.” Sarah cites the oxalates phenomenon, wherein a natural…

some people hated my Huntsman Cancer Institute blog

I recently wrote my fury at our local world-renowned cancer facility pocketing dollars earned by getting people to peddle around on their bikes, eating up to 18 grease-fried blobs of white flour and sugar. I’m usually a fan of understatement or at least restraint. I wasn’t mincing any words with that one, though. Not everybody…

my comments about preventive antibiotics, part 3 of 3

I guess I don’t value the “written protocols and standards of care” much–easy for me to say as I’m not a practitioner–but I have watched with dismay as we’ve become more and more prevention-drug oriented, and I’m doubtful about whether there’s any benefit to the public health. Sure, we take an AB before a procedure…

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.…

If you saw what I see….part 2 of 2

If you make it even to 60 eating the Standard American Diet, without chronic health issues, you have dodged a bullet and you’re an exception to the rule. Your parents and grandparents degenerated the DNA you inherited, with their lousy diet. (They didn’t know better. You have more data and options, in 2011, so you…

where do we get the most radiation?

Here’s an interesting  Associated Press story today for your consideration since we’ve been talking about radiation exposure from cell phones. To summarize it, we get more radiation from medical testing than anything else, including airport scans and cell phone use. Preventative medicine is the best way to avoid those medical tests. (My older son recently…

Joe Mercola and GreenSmoothieGirl on agave

In the natural health space, Joe Mercola is very much a Goliath, and I’m very much a David. Today’s topic: my affinities and differences with his philosophies. Dr. Mercola responded to my blog posting and newsletter of a week ago, about agave. I stand firm that drawing fear-based parallels between raw, organic agave from a…

Green Smoothie Testimonials, part 14

I’ve been drinking a quart of green smoothies daily for about a year now, with a few exceptions. When I fail to drink them for a few days (too busy, need to go to the store, etc.), I find that the first sip of the next smoothie is so welcome, so delicious, so satisfying. My…