September 10, 2012 • in Health
What Your Gut Is Telling You
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When I look back at all the biggest mistakes I’ve made in my life, I can clearly remember a moment when I consciously overrode what my gut was telling me. Our “gut” used in this respect seems more like a mystical, spiritual force that may or may not truly exist (although looking down I can see mine does!). But it should be remembered that our actual guts are filled with living organisms whose importance to the health of our entire body has been undervalued if not downright ignored
September 04, 2012 • in Health
The Real Scoop on the Raw Food Diet
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by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD. What is the healthiest diet? This question is being asked over and over again, and is being answered in a variety of different ways. The truth is there is no single correct answer. One approach that is gaining popularity is the raw food diet, where dieters adhere to a regimen of strictly uncooked food. The raw food diet has proponents and critics, but it’s important to get the facts before adopting 100% raw food or any specialized diet over the long term.
August 30, 2012 • in Health
An Amazing Alternative to
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by guest blogger Mark A. Moyad, MD, MPH. What if there was a safe alternative to some of the most used prescription drugs on the market? Turns out there is, but you probably won’t hear about it from your doctor. Why? Because it’s not a prescription drug, it’s a supplement. That’s right, an over-the-counter supplement.
August 24, 2012 • in Health
How to Get More Hours in the Day
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by guest blogger Maya Rodale. Getting up wicked early basically feels like a head start. I’ve become hooked on the feeling of having accomplished something before 9:00 a.m. That way, no matter what the day throws at me, I’ve gotten something important done. Here are my tips for turning yourself into a morning person, so you, too, can have a more useful day:
August 22, 2012 • in Health
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The other day on my way to work, Eve and I were listening to a story about the News Corp. hacking scandal on the BBC Newshour and there was a mention of “kitchen suppers.” Someone high up in the News Corp. organization was having kitchen suppers with someone high up in the British Government…was it even the prime minister? The phrase implied meals with an intimacy and casualness that resonated with me, even as it showed the inappropriateness between the perpetrators. I decided I liked the term but should research it further.
August 21, 2012 • in Health
The 11 Best Sources of Magnesium
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by guest blogger Morley Robbins. I’m often asked, “Where can I find more magnesium in my diet?” That’s such an important question! In fact, it’s usually the second question people ask me after first wanting to know how its deficiency is related to most, if not all, of their day-to-day symptoms. Magnesium is pervasive in many nutrient-dense foods that our ancestors knew about and relied upon to nourish their “batteries” with this vital master electrolyte. Here are the best sources…
August 16, 2012 • in Environment
Why GE Labeling Is
Monsanto’s Worst Nightmare
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by Marcia Ishii-Eiteman. The dirty little secret behind GE crops is that they are marketing engines for the pesticide industry. Whatever the ads and manipulated media spots say, this is why Monsanto et al. are pulling out all the stops to stop Prop 37, the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act, which would permit companies to label foods made with genetically engineered (GE) crops.