Why Should I Take a Multi-Vitamin?

Did you know that published in the 2002 JAMA was the recommendation that every adult should be taking a multi vitamin! Why? Because it is now known that only 20-30% of the US population meets basic dietary recommendations. If that is not enough bad news, the government knew as early as 1936 in Farm Land Mineral Depletion US Senate Document #264, the 74th congress second session stated that our farm soils are depleted of important life sustaining minerals. In 1993, The World […]

What to Do When The Cold & Flu Gets You

Prevention is always the first line of defense when it comes to protection. However, if you haven’t planned for prevention as early as the summer, you may be a little behind the Eight Ball in terms of immunity.

Prevention is always the first line of defense when it comes to protection. However, if you haven’t planned for prevention as early as the summer, you may be a little behind the Eight Ball in terms of immunity. Here are Some Keys to Prevention Make sure you are getting adequate Vitamin D. The summer time is the best time to increase your D levels. Your ideal levels by blood test should be between 40-60. Stay away from sugar. We are […]

Make Your Own Elderberry Syrup

When you’re down with a cold or flu, Elderberry Syrup is an excellent way to help your body fight it off faster. (To learn more about dealing with the cold and flu, check back next week!). You have two options when looking for Elderberry Syrup, you can buy it or you can make it. Elderberry Syrup Recipe 1/2-3/4 Cup Organic, dried Elderberries. Buy them on Amazon from Frontier. 3 Cups Water 3/4-1 Cup raw local, unfiltered honey. Look on www.eatwild.com Directions Place elderberries and […]

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s)

What is a GMO? A GMO (genetically modified organism) is the result of a laboratory process where genes from the DNA of one species are extracted and artificially forced into the genes of an unrelated plant or animal. The foreign genes may come from bacteria, viruses, insects, animals or even humans. Because this involves the transfer of genes, GMO’s are also known as “transgenic” organisms. This process may be called either Genetic Engineering (GE) or Genetic Modification (GM); they are […]

What is Epigenetics?

Epigenetics means above the gene. It is a study of changes in genetic activity that does not encompass changes to the genetic code Conrad Waddington (1905-1975) is often credited with coining the term Epigenetics in 1942 as “the branch of biology which studies the causal interactions between genes and their products, which bring the phenotype into being” (Source). When I first heard this term it screamed to me MERCY. Because “nutrients can reverse or change epigenetic phenomena. In recent years, epigenetics has […]

Is the Sun Really Dangerous?

Well, yes and no. Yes if you are fair skinned and have had repeated burning by the sun over the years you will be at higher risk for benign skin cancer. No as the sun is very beneficial. Serotonin, a neurotransmitter that helps us to feel calm and happy, is boosted by exposure to sunlight. Getting sun can have a similar positive effect as an antidepressant. When you are in the sun during the day you will actually sleep better […]

Suffer the Children

Increasingly more and more children are being medicated with prescriptions for conditions that are related to lifestyle and environmental choices. In fact 25% of all US children are currently on drugs for depression, diabetes, and high blood pressure to name a few.

The Joy of Fat

I am frequently asked “Will fat make me fat ?” to which I respond “NO!” Usually my client starts to fist pump the air and make statements like “Oh, I have missed butter.”  I usually tell them that in addition to butter another great fat is coconut oil, and they should add coconut oil into their diet along with butter. I will be discussing fat in great length over the next three newsletters.

What do Chocolate Bunnies (Harvested by Slaves) have to do with Easter?

First of all, unless the chocolate specifies fair trade or slavery free it is being harvested by children in West Africa. These children are duped away from their families and into thinking they are getting a “fair” job that will provide income for their families. As soon as they arrive their papers are removed and they are presented with a sum of money to pay for travel that they will never be able to pay back. They are then required to […]

Should My Child Be A Vegetarian?

The short answer is no. Read on for my explanation as to why I do not believe it is in the best interest of the child to be a vegetarian! First from a biblical perspective God says in Genesis 9:3 “Every moving thing that is alive shall be food for you; I give all to you, as I gave the green plant.” (NASB) Dr. Weston A. Price spent his life researching people groups around the world. Many of them were […]