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  • Summer program – Part 2

    This summer features a 9-week video series “A Global Quest” The Truth About Cancer

  • A Healthier You summer program – Part I

    Last November when I left for Florida, and also taking a break from writing my columns, I told you, my readers, I would let you know about future Healthier You classes. Summer is about here and I have decided to show the entire documentary series on “The Truth About Cancer; A Global Quest.”

  • Continuation of alternative approach to cancer

    Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size; however prolonged therapy will not reduce the size. Instead, toxins will build up in the system, and one can succumb to various complications and infections. Because the immune system is compromised, often year later, cancer will spread to other parts of the body. Surgery can also cause the cancer to spread.

  • A Look Into the Future

    I came home from Florida debating as to whether to have another C Scan, as I was feeling fine. Curiosity kills the cat, so they say,so in July I had another one. The size of the tumor was about the same. I asked the doctor if he was surprised and he had definitely expected it to grow.

  • My decision, reasoning, and action

    Since I was already 82, I wanted quality of life to the years that remained, and I did not want to go through the terrible side effects of chemo.

  • My decision, reasoning and action

    As I take my 6-month break from the Sun Day Newspaper, I want to share my health story that has taken place over the past year.

  • Health Benefits Of Intermittent Fasting

    Intermittent fasting is one of the most effective ways of getting rid of sugar cravings, shedding visible fat and eliminating unseen fat from the arteries over the entire body.

  • Intermittent fasting

    Intermittent fasting is a term given to postponing breakfast and going without eating for a longer period of time between supper the night before and the first meal of the next day. Here is how it works.

  • Is breakfast the most important meal of the day?

    When I was growing up, eating breakfast was the most important meal of the day. We usually had a big bowl of cereal with skim milk, pancakes, waffles, or French toast smothered with syrup, topped off with a big glass of orange juice.

  • Detoxing our bodies to heal

    Before we can do anything major, we need to start eliminating harmful items from our diets for a couple of weeks.

  • Healing Our Toxic Bodies: A Review as To Why We Are Toxic

    We have spent the past seven weeks learning about what makes our bodies toxic. This toxicity often makes us feel miserable and leads to numerous disease and early death. Some of the reasons are processed and overly-cooked food, larger portions than we need at mealtime, stuffing ourselves between meals, and pesticides in our food, air and water.

  • Assessing the toxicity of our individual bodies

    On each item give yourself a 1, 2, 3 or 4, being as honest with yourself as you can. When you finish, add up your score for the total. The higher the score, the least toxic you are.

  • More foods to avoid

    Eggs (Commercial) Nutritious eggs, free of disease, are probably the most difficult to buy. One reason is all the terms on the cartons. Some of these are organic, cage free, free range, omega 3s, etc. What we want to avoid are buying eggs that come from caged chickens. While ones bought in grocery stores at […]

  • Foods we should avoid

    Most of us know that the Government Pyramid is a guide to how we should eat. It includes fruits and vegetables, meat, fish, poultry, dairy, and grains. But what the guide does not tell us is which foods are healthy and which ones make the body toxic.

  • Healthier You combination class and support group

    For the past 7 years, I have been teaching a four-week class in June, repeating the same material July and August. This year I would like to try something different.

  • Fruits and vegetables loaded with pesticides

    When it comes to shopping for produce, shoppers don’t take time to consider the many pesticides that are sprayed on the produce.

  • Chemicals in our food (part 2)

    According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) the following are the dirty-dozen food additives. These have all been banned in other countries, and they have no business being in our foods.

  • Chemicals in our foods (part one)

    According to Donna Crane, writer for the Voice Newspaper out of Aurora, Illinois, the average American consumes 150 pounds of chemicals each year. She says that in any grocery store, you will see tens of thousands of boxed, bagged, jarred, canned, and frozen items begging for your attention.

  • Our toxic bodies

    Dr. Don Colbert, M.D. in the introduction to his book Toxic Relief says, “Someone once told me that if our bodies were sold on the open meat market, they are so full of toxic poisons that they wouldn’t pass USDA inspection.”

  • A Healthier You Update

    Due to personal business and getting ready for my winter in Florida, I will be taking a few extra weeks off from writing my column, “A Healthier You.”

  • More dangerous artificial sweeteners: Splenda

    Splenda is the #1 artificial sweetener sold today. Between 2000 and 2004, the percentage of U.S. households using it went from 3 to 20%. In one year, Splenda sales topped $177 million compared to 62 million on aspartame-based Equal and $52 million on saccharine-based Sweet’N Low.

  • Is agave nectar healthy?

    As fears about white sugar and high fructose corn syrup sweep health conscious people in America, so called “natural sweeteners” are gaining in popularity. The biggest one is agave nectar or syrup.

  • More dangerous artificial sweeteners

    If you are a diet soda lover, here is something to consider. That soft drink may be refreshing but evidence is mounting that it is cancer in a can. Studies have reinforced the view that Aspartame may cause breast cancer, leukemia, and lymphoma.

  • The best sweetener of all

    Stevia is a small herbaceous shrub, about 20 inches tall, native to Paraguay and Argentina. The leaf is 25 to 30 times sweeter than sugar cane. Used for generations by native Guarani Indians as a sweetener for food and drink, it was not discovered by civilized man until 1899.

  • Acceptable sweeteners

    Honey, in its raw, unfiltered, unheated, unprocessed state is a good food used sparingly. It is a food containing natural antioxidants, enzymes, and amino acids—along with other nutrients.

  • High fructose corn syrup and diabetes

    As stated in both our sugar and healthy fat loss series, when we eat excess carbohydrates, the pancreas produces too much insulin. Elevated blood insulin or hyperinsulinemia is the major cause of all disease, including the epidemic we will address today, Diabetes. Dr. Mercola says the United States now has 24 million diagnosed diabetics or […]

  • High fructose corn syrup more dangerous than sugar

    Americans spend up to 90% of their food budgets on processed foods, the root cause of most health problems. While table sugar raises the blood glucose level then crashes it below the fasting baseline within 25 minutes of ingestion, high fructose corn syrup, within an hour of eating, is converted to body fat, especially in the belly area.

  • High fructose corn syrup and other sweeteners

    For the past 6 sessions we have been studying the dangers of sugar. Sugar, as we often think about it, is sucrose and is refined from cane sugar. In 1966, sucrose accounted for 86% of the sweeteners on the market. Prior to 1971, high fructose corn syrup did not even exist as a food additive.

  • The Cardiovascular System and Sugar (part 2)

    When we take sugar into our bodies, the pancreas secretes insulin. Insulin affects blood pressure, cholesterol, fat in the blood (better known as triglycerides), the arteries, heart disease, obesity, and strokes. It is a major cause of death and disability in America today.

  • The Cardiovascular System and Sugar, part 1

    When we speak of the cardiovascular system we will be including all disease that is associated with it: high blood pressure, elevated blood fats, diabetes, heart disease, strokes, and obesity.