Why Eat Avocados?

Ripe Organic Avocado on white background

A research team in Mexico has discovered promising health benefits of avocado oil. A number of environmental factors can turn the oxygen molecules found in mitochondria, the power plants of cells, into free radicals.  Free radicals are unstable molecules that can destroy virtually all the normal molecules forming cells.  They have an effect on lipids, […]

Antibiotics In Your Food

Feeding Time at Dairy Farm

Antibiotics are routinely mixed with animal feed to help cows, pigs and chickens to put on weight and stay healthy in crowed and often unsanitary pens.  The agriculture industry and their lobby’s are very powerful and they maintain that the drugs are a key part of modern meat production. Scientists have been warning for years […]

Iron Overload, Hemochromatosis and Blood Donation

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Excess iron from dietary sources is rarely a problem but like other metals, if it accumulates in your body it can result in a variety of health problems. Americans tend to get more iron from diet and supplements than they need.  Unless your doctor has instructed you to take iron supplements, you are best off […]

The Danger of Herbal Remedies


What do drugs, supplements and herbal remedies have in common?  They are all isolated compounds which are often used as “cures” or to relieve the symptoms of various “dis-ease” conditions.  However, is there really any difference between them?  Are those harmless looking pills on the shelf of the health food store really harmless? People seem […]

Is Fruit Consumption Unhealthy?

Diet concept. Fruits with measuring tape  on a plate like weight scale

There are many diets and health advisors today who suggest limiting fruit consumption.  This is particularly true of the low-carb or paleo groups.  Usually this is because their general advice and recommendations are to limit or avoid simple carbohydrates, sugar or fructose.  However, we wonder if they have really put much thought into this advice? […]