Food “Safety” Bill Passes Senate by Agreeing to Set Aside Regular Procedures

unanimous consent – A Senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. From the Washing Post: A bill that would overhaul the nation’s food-safety laws for the first time since the Great Depression came roaring back to life Sunday as Senate Democrats […]

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The new food safety bill

It seems when the democrats and republicans can finally come together in bipartisanship, it is to the detriment of the American people. The passage of the new food safety bill, S. 510, will hurt small family farms and not make our food safer. Natural News has been doing a great job covering this issue. This article […]

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Vitamin D Controversy: IOM triples the RDA

If you take anything from the recent controversy from a new report by the Institute of Medicine it is that they tripled the amount of vitamin D that they were recommending and doubled the amount that they considered a safe dose. The change in their recommendation was to increase what they were recommending from a […]

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Healing Properties of Sea Salt

In Salt: Your way to Health, author Dr. David Brownstein, M.D. states that regular table salt (iodized and non-iodized) is actually harmful to us. Refined salt is devoid of minerals and co-factors that are essential for health. Table salt can also contain anti-caking agents and dextrose that some people react to. At the same time, […]

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Chemical stress and the Upper Cervical Misalignment

Chemical stress is one of the five stressors than can cause us to go out of alignment. Previously, I have written about physical injuries, physical stress, emotional stress, and lack of sleep. When we are overloaded chemically, our bodies naturally will detoxify. In order for our bodies to do this work, nutrients are needed. Some […]

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Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

This weeks Topic of the Week is on the health benefits of coconut oil. I was introduced to coconut oil several years ago by my mother, also a bodyworker and naturopath. (I followed her out to massage school in 1991 where I met Jordan, but that is another story.) One visit, she asked me if I […]

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Better Than Organic Milk?

This weeks Topic of the Week We’ve stopped buying organic milk. The reason is that the organic milk that is locally available are all homogenized and ultra-pasteurized. Pasteurization is the process of heating milk to kill off bacteria found in raw milk. This kills off all lactase producing beneficial bacteria as well as any possible […]

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Topic Of The Week: Sugar and Mid Back Pain

This week, I’ve had many patients come in complaining about mid back pain. Many of you have heard me talk about mid back pain and sugar consumption. With the holidays upon us, many of us (myself included) will eat more sugar than normal. This stresses our pancreas. Applied Kinesiology discovered decades ago that the Latisimus […]

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Hunger In Northeast Ohio

This week’s Topic: In 2008, the Cleveland Foodbank distributed over 21.6 million pounds of food to 451 hunger programs in six Northeast Ohio counties. The Cleveland Foodbank provides a majority of the food that is distributed at Northeast Ohio hunger centers, including shelf-stable food, perishable food, produce and prepared meals. Breakdown of Foodbank (and associate program) clients […]

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Water Kefir Grains (Tibicos) Available

I have water kefir grains available. Let me know if you are interested and I’ll bring some in from home. Water kefir (aka tibicos, tibi, Japanese water crystals) is a fermented non-dairy probiotic drink.  The “grains” are the starter culture.  To read about it and different recipes check out these links: Tibicos on Wikipedia Yemoos Water […]

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Gallstones and Gallbladder Problems

This is this weeks topic of the week:   Gallbladder Problems A recent literature review in the Alternative Medicine Review references studies that link food allergies with gallbladder/gallstone symptoms. 16-22 million Americans suffer from gallbladder problems. While most people with gallstones don’t have any problems, many others will have significant pain and problems. The most […]

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Depression, Genetics, and Nutrition – MTHFR

This is this weeks Topic of the Week. Depression, Genetics, and Nutrition The American Journal of Epidemiology recently published a review of literature that that indicated that a common genetic defect may play a role common psychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. The genetic defect is in the 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene, keeping […]

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Aspartame AKA Nutrasweet Leads to Weight Gain

This weeks Topic of the Week. Aspartame AKA Nutrasweet Leads to Weight Gain Aspartame is the most used artificial sweetener with sales of over $630 million per year with 70% of sales in diet sodas. Aspartame is also found in most chewing gums including some children’s gum. It is also found in low fat yogurts, […]

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Threats to small farms and farmers markets part II

Evidently H.R. 875 is dead. However there are other bills coming up that may be even worse. In my earlier article I alluded to the NAIS bills that seem to be going forward. HR 1332 would put a lot of small farms out of business because of table to restaurant record keeping of produce and […]

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A threat to our farmers markets

A threat to our farmers markets There is a new piece of legislation (HR 875) that would have small family farms register with a new federal agency if it wants to sell produce or meat directly to consumers. They will have to pay a fee and will be subject to additional inspections. This bill also […]

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Splenda worse than I thought

In my new patient class, (which is free and open to the public), I have stated that Splenda (trade name for sucralose) while still worse for you than sugar, wasn’t as bad as Nutrasweet (aspartame).  New information shows that Splenda is worse than I thought. According to a recent study on rats, those that were […]

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Sweet Misery. Documentary on Aspartame and Nutrasweet.

In the mid 1960’s, a scientist working for the GD Searle company on an ulcer medication, tasted the powder that he was working on. He found it sweet, and this is the story of it becoming the major artificial sweetener sold today. Nutrasweet is the trade name for the chemical aspartame. Here it is:   Part 2 […]

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