Confession of a Coconut Hater

My dear wife, who loves coconut, found a grade and source of coconut that contains the health benefits without the taste or smell that I do not like. I now use a teaspoon of this oil in my first cup of coffee. . . . → Read More: Confession of a Coconut Hater

Everyone is Seeing the Light: Coconut Oil is Good for You

Here I go again.  Coconut oil and everything else coconut—is now being seen as good!  When I first wrote about coconut back in 2010, I could hardly find it, even in health food stores—and even if I could it was still in the “bad” fats list of many. (Such as Sunflowers’* newsletter.)  I had to . . . → Read More: Everyone is Seeing the Light: Coconut Oil is Good for You

Remember Ginkgo Biloba?

Autumn Ginkgo Biloba tree

A couple weeks back I wrote about Ginseng, a proven herbal supplement. This week I want to talk about a less proven, but just as well known herbal supplement: Ginkgo Biloba. They both came to my attention around the same time so they will forever be linked in my . . . → Read More: Remember Ginkgo Biloba?

“G”inger

… we can definitely say that ginger is a very unusual, distinctive looking root that carries in its weird shape some of the most powerful health benefits we can find. . . . → Read More: “G”inger

Alzheimer’s may one day be called Type 3 Diabetes

I found an article by Dr. Joseph Mercola that highlights some new research that shows the brain disease Alzheimer’s may not be the mystery it is thought to be.  As I was searching where I found this article, I ran across two web sites that criticize Dr. Mercola because he is an advocate of not . . . → Read More: Alzheimer’s may one day be called Type 3 Diabetes

Coconut Oil is Readily Available Now, Go Pick Some Up!

When I was thinking what to write about today, I thought I might write about canola oil, but I got waylaid by good news and a reminder how good coconut oil is for us.  I had remembered that there was something quite awhile ago about canola oil on the website coconutoil.com.  I have it bookmarked . . . → Read More: Coconut Oil is Readily Available Now, Go Pick Some Up!

Super Spice Turmeric

Whole fresh turmeric

Turmeric is a powerful spice. Its pungent flavor is necessary to curry and its bright yellow color is what gives yellow mustard its color. But, what makes turmeric powerful is its apparent health properties.

Turmeric, or Curcuma longa, is a powerful anti-inflammatory. It can be used to reduce the effects of . . . → Read More: Super Spice Turmeric

It’s Time to Switch to Krill Oil

Krill is a tiny shrimp-like crustacean

Fish oil is one of those supplements. One of the ones everybody takes. It is chock full of beneficial omega-3s and antioxidants. It lowers “bad cholesterol” and increases “good cholesterol”. It may prevent some of the effects of Alzheimer’s, treat depression, and protect against Parkinson’s. It’s an impressive supplement. But, it lags significantly behind krill . . . → Read More: It’s Time to Switch to Krill Oil

The True Cause of Obesity, Heart Disease, and other Diseases of Western Society – The Toxicity of Sugar

The amount of sugar in our diet has spiked, High-Fructose Corn Syrup is to blame. It’s known to corn refiners as HFCS-55 (because it’s 55% fructose and 45% glucose). All those commercials that the corn refiners are airing to boost their image are completely accurate; HFCS-55 is almost identical to sucrose (table sugar) in its content. They also say it should be consumed in moderation. That is difficult considering that food manufacturers use it in recipes that never would have had sucrose. . . . → Read More: The True Cause of Obesity, Heart Disease, and other Diseases of Western Society – The Toxicity of Sugar