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The hidden hazard in that piping-hot cup of tea

For decades, the international medical community pointed to coffee as a major cause of cancer. But our research in Linxian, China three decades ago pointed in a completely different direction At the time, I was working at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). We chose to conduct our studies on esophageal cancer in Linxian, China because …

How “personal space” may help shape modern medical science

I’m sure you’ve heard the term “personal space.” This concept refers to the area directly surrounding your body, which provides a comfort zone for conducting our everyday activities and interactions with others. Our culture at least partially conditions our need or expectation for personal space. For example, in the Mediterranean area, people feel more comfortable …

Doctors prescribe fresh fruit and vegetables, instead of drugs

I find it interesting how different cities in the U.S. have different attitudes about natural medicine. For example, in Boston and D.C., the academic intelligentsia and government minions make good livings conducting good research about natural approaches to health and healing. But nothing ever comes of it because the health bureaucrats in the crony capitalist …

More reasons to stay away from Splenda and all artificial sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners combine two of the most deadly ideas when it comes to our diet — “artificial” and “sweeter.” Plus, according to a recent study, which I’ll share with you in a moment, these toxic sweeteners can damage key neurotransmitters and cell membranes. People turn to artificial sweeteners to avoid the ills associated with sucrose …

Put the marathoner’s energy and stamina secret to work for you

In about two weeks, on the last day of the Olympics in Rio, men and women from around the globe will compete in their marathon finals. Of course, as I always say, you don’t need to run marathons to stay fit. In fact, many marathon runners suffer from joint problems and other health concerns later …

How the healthiest people in America avoid medical care

One of the more pleasant surprises of living in the Sarasota, Florida, area is the large Amish population that resides here. Especially during the winter. I often see them riding their bicycles and bicycle-driven carriages along a major roadway that runs from the gulf coast eastward to the farmlands. Year-round I buy their fresh, organic …

The Star Trek transporter working inside your body

Virtually all human cultures believe living organisms are fundamentally different from inanimate objects. Living organisms have some kind of soul, spirit, qi, or energy not found among inanimate objects. By the 19th century, natural philosophers named this fundamental difference a “vital spark.” Their theory about life became known as “vitalism.” But by the end of …

Six fail-safe tips for food shopping

It’s harder and more expensive than ever to keep your refrigerator stocked with healthy foods from the grocery store. But while it takes more time and money, there is no better investment for your health. Fortunately, for the fresh foods, the important labels are pretty simple. You need only look for “organic” for produce. For …

Revolutionary health lessons straight from our founding fathers

Today is Bastille Day, known as La Fete Nationale, in France. It marks the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789. And it’s the French equivalent of our Independence Day in the U.S. In those days, France had close ties with the new United States. And this relationship between the two countries brought about …

The ugly truth about those “Energy Efficient” light bulbs

Thomas Edison’s invention of the electric light bulb is probably the most important advancement of the late 19th century. His invention lasted for well over a century and contributed greatly to a century of progress that impacted human society, industry, and daily life the world over. And a new take on Edison’s hallmark invention will …


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