My wife, Sonia, and I founded, organized and ran the National Health Federation chapter and its yearly conventions when we lived in Hawaii.
Just what is “natural” childbirth?
In the Bible, the Book of Proverbs tells us: “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.”
Recently I happened to watch a documentary called “League Of Denial” on KCTS. Essentially it was about the brain injuries incurred by football players.
The bane of motherhood since motherhood began, especially for new mothers, has been the inconsolable crying baby.
I like chocolate! Who doesn’t? It’s the “food of the gods,” after all.
In past columns we have discussed low blood sugar — hypoglycemia — and how it affects us. Let’s continue that discussion.
For the past year this column has spent most of its focus on health related to nutrition. Today, however let’s discuss another pressing problem — the subject of formaldehyde in our environment.
Probiotics are microorganisms intentionally introduced into the body for their beneficial qualities.
The new nutritional recommendation these days is to “eat rainbow.”
In our last column we discussed the many health benefits of vegetable sprouts. Today let’s learn how simple it is to make them in your kitchen during any season of the year.
The cruciferous vegetables — broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, kale — are known to contain some very potent anti-cancer factors called glucosinolates, sulforophane and glucoraphanin, as well as having many nutritional enzymes.
Mad cow. No, it’s not a reference to an angry or psychotic bovine.
In my columns thus far I’ve mentioned very little about the third leg of the nutritional triad — fats.
Hypo means low. Glycemia means sugar in the blood. Put the words together and it simply means low blood sugar.
You’ve heard it said that this person or that person died of “old age.” Were their bodies uniformly worn out? Did they succumb to some illness? Did they die from a specific disease, or did just one organ fail?
Last night I was listening to BBC and a panel of “experts” discussing the challenges of modern medicine.
“That which does not kill us makes us stronger” — Friedrich Nietzsche
I call it the “Lemon/Blueberry Drink.”
Vitamin E is important as an antioxidant, for sexual health, heart health and so much more.
As we head down the vitamin alphabet in columns about outward signs of nutritional deficiencies, this week we examine vitamin D.
Ever wonder why you don’t have to feed your dog salad or fruit?
Last week’s column began a discussion on the outward, visible signs of vitamin deficiencies, starting with vitamin A. Today let’s continue with the family of B vitamins, called collectively the B complex vitamins.
Wouldn’t you like to be able to recognize if you are deficient in certain nutrients without going through expensive blood tests?
I have heard so many parents lament, “I have such a hard time getting my kids to eat nutritious food. They only want fast food or junk food and sweets! What can I do?”