Peas

Peas (Pisum sativum) are members of the Fabaceae (Pea) Family, making them relatives of beans and peanuts. The genus name, Pisum is from the ancient Greek and Latin word for this vegetable. Sativum...

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What’s Eating You

Perhaps nowhere has the environmental, social justice movement managed to grab the consciences of consumers so effectively than in the food aisles of America. Whether you buy organic or conventional...

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Lettuce

Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) is native to central Asia, and a member of the Asteraceae (Daisy) Family, making it a relative of sunflowers and artichokes. The genus name Lactuca is from the Latin lac...

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Alcohol, AIDS and Nutrition

During a prior chat with Dr. Luc Montagnier, I mentioned the research of Dr. Ronald Watson that indicates that at least some antioxidant nutrients improve important components of the immune system...

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Melanocortin System and Obesity

You can’t just dive in and lose weight? Having trouble with being a little overweight? It seems so simple. Eat less and exercise more! Well, not so easy. Which is why we are all getting fatter. Have you ever heard of the melanocortin system? I...

Elements of a Strong Foundation – Part 2

Continuing on from last month’s column, "Elements of a Strong Foundation - Part 1", let's look at three more foundational pieces that are essential to not only feeling well, but truly being well and healthy: Reaching and maintaining an ideal weight;...

Balance Your Diet, Control Your Weight

Our Standard American Diet (SAD for short!) is anything but nourishing. High in carbohydrates and unhealthy fats, sugars, preservatives and other toxic chemicals, this diet virtually guarantees obesity and ill health. We’ve actually sacrificed our...

The Scary Truth About Sugar

Sugar is a simple carbohydrate found naturally in many foods, including fruits and grains. If the only sugar we consumed were in natural, whole foods, we’d all be just fine. But the average American diet is full of refined, nutrient-depleted foods...

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