Tag: minerals

Fundamental Disease Cause: Malnutrition

Malnutrition often conjures depressing images of starving citizens in third-world countries, yet the most common and insidious form of malnutrition is not a lack of calories but a lack of nutrients.  Food contains calories as a basic measure of energy but it’s nutrients that really rule the roost.  Vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, amino acids, […]

Hydrating Yourself to Death

We have been told that we are mostly made up of water and that we should drink a minimum of 64 ounces a day to maintain hydration; perhaps more if we are active and sweat a lot.  Being a skeptic of standardized recommendations that negate our body’s wisdom and its numerous means to communicate to […]

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 […]