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Debunking You Are What You Eat: A Twin Experiment

Debunking You Are What You Eat: A Twin Experiment

You Are What You Eat: A Twin Experiment, is a slick, emotionally driven Netflix documentary series positing that two key problems—the degrading health of the human species and ecological destruction—are both addressed by eating less meat.

The Easy Way to Get More Greens in Your Diet

The Easy Way to Get More Greens in Your Diet

Are you eating these greens on a regular basis? If the answer is no, there is an easier way. All of the plants listed above are crops organically grown on the Standard Process® farm and compose their flagship green powder supplement, SP® Power Mix.

Uncovering the Cancer-Trauma Connection

Uncovering the Cancer-Trauma Connection

Conventional medicine prefers to study that which can be neatly categorized. Emotional trauma is messy, nuanced, and requires a holistic approach to wellness. It entails a philosophical shift from the disease affecting the person to a focus on the person experiencing the disease.

The 10 Commandments & Golden Rule of Health

The 10 Commandments & Golden Rule of Health

The 10 Commandments of Health Thou shall trust thy body’s innate ability to heal. Thou shall breathe through thy nose. Thou shall not consume genetically modified foods, conventional wheat, or...

Book Review of “Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity”

Book Review of “Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity”

Attia has distilled his wisdom into an actionable tome on the science and art of longevity. I applaud his integrity and will only offer two contrasting points I wish to make my readers aware of. The first is related to Attia’s approach to cardiovascular disease (CVD), and the second concerns an omission in our understanding of cancer.

Let Some Sunshine into Your Anticancer Strategy

Let Some Sunshine into Your Anticancer Strategy

Sunlight is a force that can heal or hurt the body. Media attention on sun exposure focuses on two topics on each side of that polarity: either the benefits of vitamin D synthesis from sun exposure or skin cancer from ultraviolet radiation. There is a significant amount of nuance between those poles that will help clarify your optimal relationship with the sun.

Evaluating Different Breathing Systems

Evaluating Different Breathing Systems

Have you ever thought about actively working to improve your breathing as part of your daily routine? When deciding which system to follow, it’s important to consider how the system might fit your individual needs. Here’s a rundown on the different practices according to their strengths.

Artificial Intelligence Is Good for Your Health

Artificial Intelligence Is Good for Your Health

Imagine an AI that can make a detailed analysis of how exposure to this endocrine-disrupting environmental toxicant is interacting with that microbiome-disrupting herbicide, in the context of someone with a certain genetic single-nucleotide polymorphism who is also taking multiple medications.

Constipation Cures: Effective Remedies from Nature’s Pharmacy

Constipation Cures: Effective Remedies from Nature’s Pharmacy

Constipation can be a frustrating condition. There are many reasons for getting backed up, and it can take some detective work to discover the underlying cause.

It is worth the time and effort to investigate the root of constipation and not become reliant on harsh purgatives. Laxatives have side effects, including a loss of bowel tone with long-term use.

Is 5G a Weapon?

Is 5G a Weapon?

It’s called the Active Denial System (ADS). The Joint Intermediate Force Capabilities Office of the U.S. Department of Defense Non-Lethal Weapons Program investigated the ADS for deployment for crowd control by aiming a “man-sized (1.5 m) beam of millimeter waves (not microwaves) at a range up to 1,000 meters. It will have the same compelling non-lethal effect on all human targets, regardless of size, age and gender.”

Sweat the Small Cancer Stuff

Sweat the Small Cancer Stuff

Yet with any disease diagnosis, even the most devastating ones, it is possible to “work the problem” by sweating the small stuff. With cancer, that may be all we have control over.

Fixing Digestion for Good

Fixing Digestion for Good

Digestion is way too important of a process to entrust to a gastroenterologist. Being your own advocate begins with eating a whole food, nutrient-dense diet and using simple approaches to improve digestion rather than blunting digestive fire with acid-suppressing drugs like proton pump inhibitors. We have to appreciate that the combined contributions of gastric acid, bile acid, and enzymes are a fiery cauldron of transmutation.

Preventive Medicine Doesn’t Exist

Preventive Medicine Doesn’t Exist

Conventional allopathic medicine operates on a split paradigm. The primary medical initiative is to heroically swoop down when disaster strikes. A car accident or heart attack will bring about a quick and decisive intervention. In managed care, it gets a little more gray. Symptom management may take precedence over addressing the root causes of disease, often because they stem from environmental and lifestyle factors that are unacknowledged or lack solutions within the biomedical model.