Milk: Does It Really Do a Body Good?

Milk: Does It Really Do a Body Good?

Alone among mammals, only humans continue to drink milk into adulthood, and only humans purposely drink the milk of other mammals. As a rule, adult humans don’t drink human milk but continue to consume milk and dairy products made from the milk of other species. Traditionally, nutritionists have strongly…

Global Breastfeeding Policy Challenged by Some Scientists

Global Breastfeeding Policy Challenged by Some Scientists

Citing the latest “systemic review of the evidence, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reiterated its 2001 recommendations for “mothers worldwide to exclusively breastfeed infants for the child’s first six months to achieve optimal growth, development and health,” adding, “Thereafter, they should be given…

Water: The Essence of Life

Water: The Essence of Life

Water is the essence of life. The human body cannot survive without water because it is so critical for all bodily functions. In fact, on average, the body of an adult human being contains 60 percent of water. Not drinking adequate amounts of water can have such a detrimental effect on overall health that a reduction in 10 percent of your normal body water percentage…

Science Says Antioxidant Foods Are Protective

Science Says Antioxidant Foods Are Protective

One of the tools which can help our immune system be as strong and resilient as possible, as well as avoid use of unnecessary pharmaceutical products, is our diet. Since the 1990s, foods “high in antioxidants” have been promoted as super foods that will do everything from keeping us young to preventing cancer. We are told that a diet rich in berries, kale, and dark chocolate…

Immunity: The Emerging Truth

Immunity: The Emerging Truth

Eastern wisdom tells us that when we think we know, we don’t. But when we admit ignorance, we achieve enlightenment. The most profound part of my departure from conventional medicine has been the depths of my surrender to all that we do not, cannot, and must not understand about the body and its experience. Humble awe and wonder are truly the only…

Quick Facts on a Smorgasbord of Dietary Therapies (Part I)

Quick Facts on a Smorgasbord of Dietary Therapies (Part I)

The Elimination Diet, the Anti-inflammatory Diet, Wheat Belly, GAPS, DASH, Gerson, Paleo, Mediterranean, Atkins… As the importance of diet in the preventing chronic inflammation and disease gains attention, a host of dietary remedies have been suggested in hopes of combating and, hopefully, reversing the negative effects on health of the modern age. In fact, so many…

Hippocrates: “Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine”

“You are what you eat.” There’s a scary thought for you, but it can also be an empowering one. Before the introduction of processed, prepared, canned, boxed, frozen, powdered, freeze-dried or instant “convenience foods,” the type of food we ate was a non-issue. We ate local because that’s what was available; from the time human beings started to settle in one place…

By Request, A Recipe for Master Tonic

There are multiple references on the Internet for this recipe, which by all accounts was adapted by Dr. Richard Schulze, a renowned authority on natural healing, from an anti-plague tonic created by his mentor, the late Dr. John Christopher. As discussed in the TVR article, “Healing During Flu and Cold Season With Nature’s Powerful Ingredients” by Rishma Parpia, the…

Healing During Flu and Cold Season With Nature’s Powerful Ingredients

As we transition from summer into the fall and winter seasons, flu and cold outbreaks are to be expected. But what can you do to prevent or reduce the symptoms of these common illnesses? Traditionally, herbal remedies have been used as immune boosting preventatives without interfering and altering your body’s natural immune system. Such remedies are still used…

The Importance of the Human Gut Microbiome

What do acute anxiety, diabetes, obesity, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, rheumatoid arthritis and autism spectrum disorders have in common? They, along with many other disorders, have all been linked to an imbalance of intestinal health, more specifically of the human microbiome, defined by the microorganisms that inhabit the gut. Historically speaking, there is…