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Grow your own blueberries at home

Today, I want give you something to consider for the vernal equinox, more commonly known as the first day of spring. I often report on the brain and health benefits of blueberries. I’ve also discussed the difference between wild, native, low bush and the cultivated, high bush varieties — and the differences in potency between …

Common pain reliever is a metabolic toxin

It’s spring, and time for my annual tirade against Tylenol. I have told you many times never to take Tylenol for anything. Ever. Period. However, millions of people still take it every day for aches and pains. It baffles me why, since studies show it doesn’t work for common pain — like back and joint …

Popular cooking spice offers tremendous health boost

Turmeric is experiencing a kind of renaissance these days, making its way into popular dishes and salads of all kinds. A traditional spice that gives curry its unique color, turmeric is often used in Indian cooking. Curry consists of turmeric with dry, powdered cumin and coriander. It is also often combined with red chili pepper …

Sugar warnings win big in court

“Warning: Drinking beverages with added sugar(s) contributes to obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.” The city and county of San Francisco want to add this message to billboards advertising sugary beverages. With all the crazy proclamations coming out of San Francisco, once in a while, like a stopped clock, they get it right in spite of …

The metabolic poison hiding in plain sight

When it comes to sugar, the mainstream wants us to focus only on the problem of excess calories. They say sugar is fine, as long as you burn off the calories. But when you look at the science, the problem with sugar is not just excess or empty calories. Sugar is a metabolic toxin. In …

The sneaky reason why people can’t stop drinking soda

Your body tells you to drink when it is time to replenish fluid loss. In fact, studies show the amount of water you typically drink to satisfy thirst matches your deficit in body fluids. Your thirst sensation actually works like a highly accurate water meter. Except in a new study, researchers found this mechanism doesn’t …

Fake sugars lead to real health disasters

I often report on the disturbing findings linking zero-calorie artificial sweeteners to the medical problems they are supposedly meant to prevent. Artificial sweeteners create weight gain, larger waistlines, and obesity. Furthermore, studies associate them with a higher risk of developing Type II diabetes. Just exactly how artificial sweeteners cause these problems has been a mystery. …

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