Category Archives: Food

  • 5 Best Foods for a Survivalist’s Home Garden

    5 Best Foods for a Survivalist’s Home Garden

    During times like these, with the coronavirus panic closing borders shutting down the world economy, it’s not a bad idea to plan a small garden to supplement your calories and become more self-sufficient. The task of achieving full self-sufficiency is very difficult without a lot of land, ...
  • Can These Chinese Herbs Be Effective Treatments for COVID-19?

    Can These Chinese Herbs Be Effective Treatments for COVID-19?

    While many people are blaming the Chinese government for the uncontained spread of the coronavirus, we can also look to China for some possible methods of alleviating its symptoms. For centuries Traditional Chinese Medicine, or TCM, has used many different herbs to treat infectious disease. Can ...
  • Shocking Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

    Shocking Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

    I am sure you have heard the old adage, “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away,” current research seems to suggest that if that “apple” is in the form of apple cider vinegar, it can do even more for your health! While modern scientific research is finally providing evidence of the many health ...
  • Can Your Favorite Brew Add Years to Your Life?

    Can Your Favorite Brew Add Years to Your Life?

    I have to admit that I find an ice cold brew on a warm summer’s day one of life’s simple pleasures. So of course I was thrilled when I found out that beer not only can add a little life to your years, but could actually add some years to your life! A new study […]
  • The Surprising Health Benefits of Jalapenos

    The Surprising Health Benefits of Jalapenos

    I love spicy food. I am particularly fond of Mexican food, and anything and everything with Jalapeno peppers. So, I was very happy to find out that these spicy little gems, also pack a powerful health punch! So, with all due respect to my wife — move over kale, there’s a new superfood in ...
  • 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 ...