Category Archives: Food

  • Thanksgiving Traditions : How They Really Began

    Thanksgiving Traditions : How They Really Began

    We Americans love our holiday traditions. Decorated trees on Christmas, egg hunts on Easter, and fireworks on July 4th all hold a special place in our hearts and our memories. How about Thanksgiving? Let’s look at some of the more enjoyable traditions of our turkey holiday. Food, of course, is ...
  • The Life-Threatening Dangers of Belly Fat

    The Life-Threatening Dangers of Belly Fat

    I’m pretty sure every American knows that having too much body fat is not a good thing. What many people don’t know, though, is that not all fat is created equal. The kind of fat a person has, and where it is located on the body, can have different effects on that person’s health. Most […]
  • Five Foods That Sneak Extra Sugar into Your Diet

    Five Foods That Sneak Extra Sugar into Your Diet

    We try to eat healthy when we can, with the occasional indulgence in a piece of birthday cake or a slice of pizza. By now, most Americans know that sugar is the culprit when it comes to many of our health issues, including liver disease, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. Most Americans get ...
  • How Our Microbiome Affects Overall Health

    How Our Microbiome Affects Overall Health

    Recently, an infection left me with no choice but to take a powerful antibiotic for several days. I am a person who avoids antibiotics when at all possible. I know they are often over-prescribed for such illnesses as colds or the flu, which are viruses and therefore unaffected by antibiotics. I ...
  • Why Are We So Fat?

    Why Are We So Fat?

    There is no way to sugar-coat it (no pun intended): Americans are fat. Over 160 million Americans are either overweight or obese. Even more concerning, nearly 14 million of those are children and adolescents. The consequences of this epidemic are nearly catastrophic. It is estimated that ...
  • Can You Treat Inflammation With Food?

    Can You Treat Inflammation With Food?

    Any time we see the term “inflammation,” we think of negative health issues. In reality, when our bodies are working the way they are supposed to, inflammation can be a good thing. When our immune systems sense something like a cut, they send compounds to the area that kill bacteria and fight ...
  • The Link Between Diet and Happiness

    The Link Between Diet and Happiness

    On this forum in the past, I have written about how your diet can affect your brain’s actual health. Today I would like to address the link between your diet and your mind. I will look at the connection between the foods you eat and your emotions such as anxiety, happiness, and depression. We ...
  • A Prepper’s Perfect Pantry

    A Prepper’s Perfect Pantry

    Let’s try saying it three times really fast: a prepper’s perfect pantry. Difficult, right? Fortunately, it is not so difficult to stock your pantry for any situation in which you will be inside your home for a longer period of time than you would be under normal conditions. While it is ...
  • Salt vs. Sugar: Which is the Real Culprit?

    Salt vs. Sugar: Which is the Real Culprit?

    I don’t think it’s any surprise that the number one killer in America is heart disease. Nor is it a surprise that high blood pressure, or hypertension, is the leading cause of that deadly heart disease. Hypertension is a condition, often chronic (long-term), in which the force of the blood ...
  • Death By Dairy

    Death By Dairy

    There a lot of toxic foods on the shelves of our local markets.  Cheese is one of them.  Cheese is very addictive, fattening and causes severe health problems.  You risk your life continuing to eat cheese.  You may love it, but it most certainly doesn’t love you. Dr. Neil Bernard is an ...