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The pH Controversy

In nutrition circles, there is an ongoing debate about the importance of pH in the body.  In normal human physiology there are variations in acidity or alkalinity in different areas, from the strong acidity of stomach acid to an equally strong alkalinity in the small intestine where bicarbonate is released.  Your blood stays at an […]

Home Remedy: Grounding

In a previous post on light therapy we discussed the healing power of sunlight and how we derive nourishment from the sun.  Just as we require vitamin sunlight (for vitamin D, among other things) the Earth itself provides a form of nourishment that we can refer to as vitamin Earth. Traditional Chinese medicine describes two […]

Cancer

Currently in the United States, cancer is the cause of death of one out of every four people, and by some estimates, will increase as much as 50% by the year 2020.  Although malignancy has always been an affliction of humanity, these statistics of epidemic proportion are likely out of sync with the rates of […]

From Exercise to Play

There’s a common saying: enjoy what you do and you’ll never work a day in your life.  In a similar way we can state: have fun being active and you’ll never have to exercise again.   My journey through fitness ideologies has evolved more dramatically than any other area of self-improvement.  Aside from some walking […]

Questioning Antioxidants

Antioxidants are a broad range of vitamins and phytonutrients widely marketed for general health and anti-aging.  The most common nutrients sold as antioxidants are vitamins C and E, though preparations of endogenous antioxidants such as melatonin and glutathione are also becoming popular for use as a supplement.  Before we can discuss the pros and cons […]

Inflammation

Inflammation

Anyone who has given even a cursory look at headlines in natural medicine will emerge with the concept that inflammation is a key component in most all chronic degenerative diseases.  Indeed, there are a myriad of causes of inflammation affecting many body systems. Inflammation can generally be divided into two categories; acute and chronic.  Acute […]

Cheap Weight Loss Part 9: Inflammation

Cheap Weight Loss Part 9: Inflammation

When it comes to obesity, inflammation and weight gain form a vicious cycle.  Either can get the ball rolling and have an overlapping influence, further propelling metabolism toward derangement and increasing weight gain. The basic mechanism underlying this vicious cycle begins with some degree of initial weight gain.  It may start with chronic stress, sleep […]