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One of my favorite times of day is sitting with my cup of Joe and looking over the science and pondering a blog and writing it. For me it’s a lot of fun wordsmithing together my life knowledge with what’s new. Having been in functional medicine, nutrition and practice now, yikes, for almost 43 years, I have a perspective that has, what we would say about a wine, ‘legs’.

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Losing The CARE In Healthcare & How Medicine Lost Its Way (Especially Regarding Natural Answers for Diseases)

2019-02-04T11:17:25-06:00

A post by John Mandrola, M.D. came up on my social media that said: “I’m concerned about the practice of Medicine. “Productivity” is slowly but surely extracting care from healthcare. It’s bad. Really bad.” He wrote an article in Medscape, the largest online medical journal that goes to approximately 5 million healthcare provides worldwide. It’s such a painful eye opener that it’s worse than having a huge infection in both eyes. But we all better open our eyes soon. Care is being taken out of healthcare. YOU, the patient, as has been the case for decades now, suffers the most. Dr. [...]

Losing The CARE In Healthcare & How Medicine Lost Its Way (Especially Regarding Natural Answers for Diseases)2019-02-04T11:17:25-06:00

Bigger Belly Fat, Smaller Brain Size & The Shocking Link of Mindfulness (15 Action Steps)

2020-09-18T15:06:14-05:00

Fat and Your Brain Can you grab a few inches of love handles at your waist? Your brain may be shrinking. Especially the part of your brain that has to do with self-control and mindfulness. Life often manifests as circles. One thing leading to another. Who would have thought that there might be a circle surrounding mindfulness, brain size, appetite regulation, and belly fat? But there is. Let me present a web of scientific evidence that shows that “mindfulness” plays a significant role in being able to control the portion size of what you choose to eat. More mindfulness, less belly [...]

Bigger Belly Fat, Smaller Brain Size & The Shocking Link of Mindfulness (15 Action Steps)2020-09-18T15:06:14-05:00

A web of evidence for a vicious circle of fat. 15 Sophisticated & Effective Steps to Break this Cycle.

2019-04-03T10:02:37-05:00

Life often manifests as circles. One thing leading to another. Who would have thought that there might be a circle surrounding mindfulness, brain size, appetite regulation, and belly fat? But there is. Let me present a web of scientific evidence that shows that “mindfulness” plays a significant role in being able to control the portion size of what you choose to eat. More mindfulness, less belly fat. The opposite also holds true. More fat, less mindfulness (not in all, but in many). The bigger the belly fat, the smaller the brain volume (even in children); less mindful awareness, due to the [...]

A web of evidence for a vicious circle of fat. 15 Sophisticated & Effective Steps to Break this Cycle.2019-04-03T10:02:37-05:00

Melt In Your Mouth Pumpkin Pudding (sugar free, dairy free, GF, & taste FULL)

2019-02-04T11:43:28-06:00

Melt in Your Mouth Delicious Dairy Free Pumpkin Pudding Recipe Ingredients: Can of organic pumpkin pulp Organic unsweetened flax milk or any other milk alternative you want to use Cup of raw cashews Cup of raw macadamia nuts Dash of salt (optional) 3 level Tbsp. of Stevia or 4 dates (use as much as tastes good to you) To-dos: Empty pumpkin from can or box into Vita Mix along with nuts, salt and stevia. Add enough flax seed milk to cover approximately ¼ inch over the contents. Blend to adequately grind all nuts but try not to over blend. Comes out [...]

Melt In Your Mouth Pumpkin Pudding (sugar free, dairy free, GF, & taste FULL)2019-02-04T11:43:28-06:00

Antidepressant Mess: Significantly Increased Risk of Earlier Death!

2019-01-17T20:51:54-06:00

In 2000, in Hormone Deception, I wrote about the increased risk of getting certain cancers from taking certain antidepressants. Now, there’s more bad news about pills prescribed to make you happier. Antidepressants, most forms, are being tied to a significantly increased risk of premature death from all causes, except for heart disease. And keep this in mind: one out of ten Americans is taking long term antidepressants! Antidepressants, as a stunning study from McMaster University emphasizes, do not work as effectively as medicine had hoped. Plus, they are much more dangerous than ever realized. "The common wisdom is that antidepressants are [...]

Antidepressant Mess: Significantly Increased Risk of Earlier Death!2019-01-17T20:51:54-06:00

7 Reasons Nature Wants You To Eat Color-Coordinated Blue Foods

2019-01-17T20:52:14-06:00

“I wuv you cried the little blue man.” These were words of a song by Betty Johnson many years ago. Blue in that song meant sad, but blue in foods means the opposite. It means nature is happy and focused on protecting you. What are blue foods? These are foods high in pigments called anthocyanins, members of the flavonoid family. These pigments give foods their blue, purple, or red colors. They can be in many fruits (like blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries), in flowers (like violets) and in leafy veggies (like purple kale and red cabbage). Consuming foods rich in anthocyanins is [...]

7 Reasons Nature Wants You To Eat Color-Coordinated Blue Foods2019-01-17T20:52:14-06:00

A simple way to help someone else live longer

2018-07-20T13:27:41-05:00

When you think of health, perhaps you think of daily walks, green drinks, telomere length, eating fewer sugary junk foods, or having regular check-ups. But have you ever considered how big an effect “feeling seen” and being part of a community have on wellness and longevity? Research is showing that health is not just about eating better and moving more. As humans, part of us also hums when we feel like an integral part of a community that “gets” us and cares about us, let alone acknowledges that we exist. Feeling alone (social isolation) and loneliness are as much a threat [...]

A simple way to help someone else live longer2018-07-20T13:27:41-05:00

9 Ways Walnuts Gift You Health and A New Way They Act Like A Probiotic! Plus 2 Cool Walnut Recipes

2018-07-20T13:20:07-05:00

Munching on walnuts makes your microbiome think you just popped some expensive probiotics! We knew walnuts were a super food, but wow! 9 Ways Walnuts are Healthy Walnuts are high in healthy fat. Walnuts are the highest food in melatonin; it gets into your bloodstream. Walnuts are high in gut wall healing compounds. Walnuts are high in antioxidants. Eating walnuts boosts healthy gut flora, as if you were consuming probiotics, so it's like an enjoyable “food probiotic.” Walnuts are healthy for your brain. Walnuts are healthy for your heart. Walnuts are healthy for your breasts. And now, walnuts are healthy for [...]

9 Ways Walnuts Gift You Health and A New Way They Act Like A Probiotic! Plus 2 Cool Walnut Recipes2018-07-20T13:20:07-05:00

10 Signs Your Brain is Aging Rapidly and How to Reverse It

2019-04-03T10:03:23-05:00

There are now several replicated studies from prestigious labs around the world showing that brain tissue in children under 10 years of age, in cities with high levels of pollution, are exhibiting early Alzheimer’s and Parkinsonian-like changes. These altered brain tissues show signs of unhealthy inflammation, misshapen proteins, and are looking more like the old brains of cognitively declined seniors than of kids. Our brain is at the top of our physiological pyramid. Yet, we often don’t think about it unless we have issues with it. Our brains can have one of two problems: “Out loud” issues. This means our problems [...]

10 Signs Your Brain is Aging Rapidly and How to Reverse It2019-04-03T10:03:23-05:00

5 Things I Do Every Day To Not Get Breast Cancer Back

2019-04-03T10:03:42-05:00

I had breast cancer over 20 years ago. So my remission is my mission. There is a lot we can do besides finish whatever care we took, such as surgery or other interventions, and then believe we got it all and go out into the wild, cross our fingers, and wish for the best. Never guide your life choices by “we got it all” and then assume you are now safe. It makes sense to retweek your physiologic terrain, to make it healthier. It makes sense to identify and fix glitches that had allowed your body to grow a nasty cancer [...]

5 Things I Do Every Day To Not Get Breast Cancer Back2019-04-03T10:03:42-05:00

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