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Where we get real about holistic living in our busy and confusing world.

28 September 2012 ~ 4 Comments

What’s with the Coconut Oil?

This is the first in a 2 part series on consuming coconut oil and coconut products. While this article addresses the “why?” the next article will be the “how”. One of the primary things I suggest for my clients (and family and friends) to consider is adding coconut oil into their lifestyle. The reason is […]

18 June 2012 ~ 4 Comments

Why Organic?

In my last article I touched on how what we put on our skin affects our health. Hard for some people to believe. Today we’ll look at the more accepted premise – we are what we eat. Think about it. We consume “stuff” and it becomes our bodies. Shouldn’t we be aware of what is […]

25 April 2012 ~ 6 Comments

The First Step to Better Health – Bacon Fat*

*from grass fed pigs…and organic evco This post is dedicated to the incredible activist film maker Chris Bedford who introduced me to the sad and insidious world of food politics. He guided me – and thousands of others – to the possibilities for making our world sustainable. Today’s blog is controversial…Chris always loved controversy. Fats? […]

11 April 2012 ~ 2 Comments

Eat Red Meat!*

* from grass fed cows – local farms if you can I just got done listening to an interview with Dr. James Carlson about the importance of red meat and saturated fat in the diet and how the recent study that came out from Harvard is fraught with poor research and advice. That report says […]

06 April 2012 ~ 0 Comments

What We’ve Learned from Traditional Diets

Our standard American diet is sad; sad because its consumption is making us sick. Rates of cancer, diabetes and heart disease, as well as obscure diseases and behavioral problems in children are higher than ever. Theories of healthy nutrition come and go, which only adds to the confusion about what we should eat to be […]

05 April 2012 ~ 6 Comments

No More Rat Killer

Today marks my one year anniversary of being off rat killer. Yes, you read it right, I consumed the same substance that is used to exterminate little varmints, for four months (after the mishap). If I knew then what I know now, I would have found alternative natural substances to thin my blood. The more […]

03 April 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Rethinking the Food Pyramid…

Did you know that after the USDA released the Food Pyramid in 1992 the rate of obesity skyrocketed? That’s what happens when you encourage people to consume 6-11 servings a day of grain products without mention of product quality. And yes, there was a major link to the grain lobby. At the same time, the […]

01 April 2012 ~ 1 Comment

The Keys to Traditional Eating

We are in the midst of an informational paradigm shift. Thanks to the Internet and politically incorrect non-profits like the Weston A Price Foundation© and the Price-Pottenger Foundation©, and movies like Food, Inc. and Fresh, a revolution in how we choose, prepare and consume food is on. Across the world, people are switching to organically […]

22 February 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Deepak Speaks about Modern Medicine

Short and to the point. A physician who speaks the truth.

22 February 2012 ~ 2 Comments

Living in the Now

As a veteran therapist, I have encountered many many clients who suffer from depression and anxiety. From those years of experience I have learned that depression, simply stated, is “being stuck in the past” and anxiety is “fretting about the future”. While clinical diagnoses of these two disorders is not so simple, learning to live […]

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