Guaranteed to Turn Your Stomach

Food is the pathway to health. If what we eat is below par, that’s how we’ll feel. Health is more than simply the absence of disease. Health is the process of meeting the maximum potential of our existence. Eating real food is a major step to optimizing our physical performance and wellbeing.

It’s embarrassing what the Standard American Diet (SAD) has morphed into and what the corporate food industry has foisted on the American public. Not without guilt is the Federal government and its food and drug related agencies like the USDA, FDA and complicit legislators. The government spends billions subsidizing the very food crops and industries that drive the food-related diseases of heart disease, cancer and diabetes,…

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Toning to Heal: The Big Bang

They call it the Big Bang — the “Wham!” scientists say started the universe. It’s significant that the event is described as a sound.

Modern physics is not the first to identify sound as the primordial energy throbbing through the universe. Ancient Vedic texts describe sound as the energy that runs through all life, the essence of creation. The original tone is “om,” what Hindu tradition calls the sound of God. The Bible also begins with the beginning. “In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was God,” it says. Words must be uttered. That means sound. Other creation myths are similar. Mayan lore says that the original sounds were so powerful they could split rock, suggesting…

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Sinuses Go to Pot

Until Nebraska joins the other forward-thinking states and legalizes marijuana, the only pot legal here for allergies, sinus problems, stuffy noses and colds is the venerable Vedic neti pot.

Our nose is a front line of defense. It warms and filters the air we breathe. It traps dirt and disease-carrying pathogens, building boogers as it does. It’s an early warning system with millions of sensors to identify malodorous molecules, an early indication that something is bad. A bad smell it can tell. The nose knows. And, a flu virus is often first detected in its mucous membranes.

Our nasal passages and sinuses protect our body. Like a furnace filter, those nasal passages must be clean and in…

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Earth Day: Once Fun, Now Scary

“Ah-nold,” past governor of the once-great state of California, authored an Op-Ed in the Los Angeles Times the other day. Summarily, he wrote that it’s all over but the shouting. Human endeavor and its impact on the planet’s eco-balance have cast its fate: Sea levels have risen seven inches in the last ten decades. In the past ten years, average temperature in California and the Southwest has spiked two full degrees. Water treatment plants in San Francisco have had to close due to rising sea levels as have portions of the 101 Freeway. Global climate upheaval is not a “distant” threat, he wrote. It’s here.

We were warned. “Tonight I want to have an unpleasant talk with you…

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Big Pharma and the Money-Go-Round

Another record fine has been levied against a Big Pharma company. This time it’s GlaxoSmithKline, the fourth largest drug company in the world with revenues for 2011 of over $42.5 billion. GSK got hit with a $3 billion fine for basically lying and cheating about their drugs. That’s a hefty wad of cash, an amount of money you would think might make a company mend its ways and follow the righteous path of corporate responsibility, yes? No! To drug companies as well as other huge corporations, human suffering, death, unethical behavior and illegal activities are just part of a business model. Outrageous fines are just the cost of doing business, carefully weighed and analyzed on a risk/benefit table. Who…

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Nature’s Perfect Food? Eggs-actly!

It comes in its own package, albeit a tad fragile. It has a reasonable shelf life, even at room temperature. It has relatively low production costs and a high food value. The micronutrients are phenomenal and the macronutrients ideal. Eating them can help you lose weight, control your cholesterol and help fight heart disease. They can make you smarter, stronger and leaner. What is this superfood? It’s the humble, delicious and nutritionally balanced chicken egg. If you want all these things, don’t skimp and buy the cheap, factory version. You’ll get what you pay for. No, instead, get the best eggs you can to get the most out of the shell. Here is a guide for selecting the best…

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Pet Food Promises… Broken.

It looked good on the label. And, to the best of my recollection, the product info described a loving pet owner in Colorado whose longtime canine companion died too young. The owner — let’s call him “Tom” — decided his doggie’s demise was due to poor nutrition from low quality dog food. Tom’s tale glistened on shiny placards and from full-color tri-fold brochures. And most importantly to me, the product, called Pet Promise, touted that there were no animal by-products in the ingredients.

Animal by-products are the dregs of the food chain, if you can call them food. When an animal carcass is stripped of everything commonly useful, the remaining bone, skin, hair, ligaments, eyeballs, toenails, tumors, tissues…

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