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Keto Diet Is It Another Fad Diet?

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The Keto Diet abounds in the media these days. Is it just another fad diet?

Keto diet, is it another tool for health? In my 34 years of studying nutrition a lot of “diet gurus” have come and gone and a lot of fad diets have come and gone. Even doctors who actually know something about nutrition have and continue to advocate for a certain way of eating, vegan; vegetarian, low-fat, low-carb, etc. Their mantra seems to be: “If it works really well for me, then everyone else should eat that way too.”

But we all have unique metabolic needs … Read the rest

13 Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

13 Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Understanding  the benefits of intermittent fasting may help you get enthusiastic about giving it a try. Remember that intermittent fasting simply refers to the way you space your meals. You may already be doing the simplest fast, waiting 12 hours over night before you eat your next meal by finishing eating by 7 pm and waiting until 7 am to eat breakfast. You can review other varieties of intermittent fasting here:

Intermittent Fasting Conserves Energy

Digestion uses a lot of energy. We have a fixed amount of energy production in our bodies. If that energy is constantly or very … Read the rest

Intermittent Fasting to Improve Energy and Decrease Inflammaton

Intermittent Fasting to Improve Energy Efficiency and Decrease Imflammation

The next step in improving energy efficiency and decreasing inflammation in your body involves some form of intermittent fasting. Now wait a minute, don’t freak out at the word fasting. What we’re talking about here does not call for long periods of going without food, but rather various ways of spacing your meals to be kind to your body.

You may want to review the first 3 articles in this series on increasing your energy to refresh your memory and then start to think about how you might want to start … Read the rest

8 Steps for Eating to Increase Energy and Decrease Inflammation

Eat to optimize energyLet’s explore eating to increase energy and decrease inflammation. We have to eat, but eating consumes 60 to 80% of your body’s energy production according to On top of that the chemicals produced in normal digestion cause inflammation.

So how can we eat for energy efficiency and decreased inflammation?

Eat Clean

               1. Eat only organic food, so your body doesn’t have the extra burden of detoxifying pesticides and herbicides. Eating organic food also helps you totally avoid the intestinal damaging genetically modified food (GM food).

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Digestion Causes Inflammation

stomach pain/ inflammation

Digestion causes inflammation as well as consuming a great portion of our bodies energy production as we learned in the previous article Digestion Uses a Lot of Energy.

“When you eat food, you also increase inflammation in the body. This happens even when you consume so-called “anti-inflammatory” foods. This is because the actual process of digestion stimulates inflammation.

A healthy diet will produce significantly less inflammation than an unhealthy diet, but both will increase inflammation in the body. The harder the meal is to digest, the more inflammatory activity it will provoke.” from

What Causes Inflammation?

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Digestion Uses a Lot of Energy

digestion uses a lot of energyHave you ever noticed that people who don’t eat very much  tend to be healthier and live longer even though they may not eat high quality food? When I made that observation I didn’t understand the physiology involved, especially since my focus had been on helping people be optimally nourished.

Let’s explore this phenomenon.

But first, don’t panic thinking that I’m going to ask you to starve! We’re just going to explore some new insights into what works best to keep us at high energy levels with clear thinking.

Digestion Uses a Lot of Energy

The body … has Read the rest

Eat Only Organic Food to Avoid the Very Toxic Glyphosate

eat only certified organic foodA few weeks ago we asked, “Would you feed your children this substance?” And we found out that it’s in most of our food. Remember, it’s glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, which is sprayed liberally on our main food production crops, then fed to animals, and it winds up in us when we eat these foods. Most Americans have glyphosate in their urine. It makes holes in the gut, blood vessels, and blood-brain-barrier which allows even more toxins into our bodies and is a class 2 carcinogen.

So what are we to do?

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Would You Feed Your Children This Toxic Substance?

Would you feed your children a substance that:

                Kills the gut microbiome – the good guys in the gut?

                Makes the gut leaky so all the yucky stuff gets into the blood stream?

                Makes the children’s capillaries leaky?

                Makes their kidney tubules leaky?

                Makes the blood brain barrier leaky?

                Wrecks havoc on the structure and communication pathways in their bodies?

                Has been classified by the World Health Organization as a class 2 carcinogen.

Do you feed them (or yourself):


                Ritz crackers


                Sweetened yogurt

                Corn chips

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If You Eat Food You Need to Know About the Dark Act

If you eat food, or care about someone who does, you need to know

about HR 1599 titled:  The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015.  This bill was recently passed in the United States House of Representatives and, if passed in the Senate, and signed into law, would preempt any state or local laws requiring labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMO’s).  For all practical purposes clear, easy for the public to understand, GMO labeling requirements would not exist.  The following link provides the text of the bill.

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14 Super Foods to Keep You from Rusting

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Superfoods carry more power! Be sure you’re regularly powered up by these superfoods.

Are these super foods on your shopping list?


Black currants Cabbage family
Blueberries Arugula Rutabaga
Garlic Bok Choy Turnips
Ginger Cauliflower Wasabi
Onions Collard greens Watercress
Pomegranates Horseradish
Rosemary Kale
Spinach Kohlrabi
Teas Mustard
Turmeric Radish


Super-foods are more powerful in dealing with oxidative stress (rust) than drugs or supplements because they carry anti-oxidant power. Why do we need anti-oxidant power? Because oxidation of our tissues drives degeneration of our tissues, early aging, and misery in old age or premature death.… Read the rest