Reflections

Monday, 01 April 2013 12:00

HR 933

Want another example of how screwed up our government is?

House of Representatives bill H.R. 933 was recently passed and signed into law by President Obama. This bill was titled “Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013” and provided appropriations for the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Homeland Security, Justice, and Veterans Affairs as well as some other agencies like NASA and the National Science Foundation.

Friday, 01 February 2013 12:00

GMO: My Opinion

I find the topic of GMO to be extremely scary for many reasons.

Let’s not forget that I really believe in the power of holistic nutrition which relies on the consumption of whole foods in their natural form to nurture and heal us. Given all that we have discovered about the nutrients in food, we also know that there are components in every food that act synergistically which we don’t understand. So altering the natural state of a food just seems to me to be a really bad idea.

Tuesday, 01 January 2013 12:00

New Year's Resolutions

A new year has begun and it is again time for making (and, [sigh] breaking) those new year’s resolutions.

Statistics tell us that almost 50% of American adults make a resolution at the beginning of each year. Some type of health change is the most common with resolutions about weight loss, exercise, and to stop smoking topping the list.

Saturday, 01 December 2012 12:00

Larry Hagman

We lost another one this week! I count myself with the many people who loved JR Ewing in spite of his ability and obvious enjoyment at wreaking havoc and heartbreak on family and friends.

In “real” life, Larry Hagman contributed to multiple charitable endeavors to raise funds or promote awareness of issues including those that touched his personal life. Some of the organizations he worked with are the American Cancer Society and the National Kidney Foundation.

Thursday, 01 November 2012 12:00

SuperFoods for Health

I “stole” this from NANP who referenced the source as www.undergroundhealthreporter.com

Add these food combinations to your diet a couple times a week to supercharge your health …

Monday, 01 October 2012 12:00

Aging

I really loved my November issue of Yoga Journal! The theme for several of the articles and features was aging.

A dozen pages into the magazine was the question “What does aging gracefully mean to you?”

Saturday, 01 September 2012 12:00

Cholesterol

I have had my suspicions for a while that cholesterol was not quite as detrimental to our health as the medical community has made it out to be. Part of that is fueled by the way that the ‘safe number’ continues to trend downward while the profits of the pharmaceutical companies that produce cholesterol-lowering medication continue to trend upward. That’s a really interesting coincidence in my opinion!

Wednesday, 01 August 2012 12:00

Diet is a Four-Letter Word!

The word “diet” should not be a “4-letter word” but unfortunately it has become that for too many of us.

A diet is really a nutrition plan that is designed to meet the nutritional needs and goals of an individual. Those needs and goals will vary by individual and will even vary at different times for the same individual. Needs and goals can include weight loss or gain, supporting a current health status (adolescents, pregnant women, training athletes), preventing or reducing complications of chronic disease (diabetes, autoimmune disorder, cancer), or simply a desire to maintain optimal personal health wellness.

Sunday, 01 July 2012 12:00

CAM

You noticed a theme, I’m sure, between the research section and the topics section. Perhaps you also noticed an underlying tone.

Hopefully that tone was not too blatant or hostile but I do have to admit that I have lost faith in conventional or Western medicine. I don’t believe that most doctors intend harm. In fact they take a Hippocratic oath to avoid doing just that.

Friday, 01 June 2012 12:00

Celebrity Cancer Deaths

The recent deaths of a few musical talents led me to a Ranker article on the internet that listed celebrities who have died so far in 2012.