Soda Pop – Do You Know What Your Child Is Drinking?

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about the dangers of soda pop and sugar. What current lifestyle problem bothers me the most today? It’s seeing obese children guzzling cans of liquid candy. Parents must be totally unaware of the can’s contents. But if they know the health consequences, and do nothing about it, they…

Skip the low carb diets.

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about the importance of getting enough folic acid available in carbs. Remember when gold hit 800 dollars an ounce in 1981 and people lined up to buy gold? Or when people said that you were missing the boat if you didn’t buy high tech stocks? Others rushed to…

Salt: Max-1500 mg daily – read labels!

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about how certain products have way lower sodium than other brands- which is why it’s smart to read your labels. Interested in a simple way to live longer? No, not medication to lower blood cholesterol. But a much easier prescription. Just decrease the amount of salt you…

Beware of “cholesterol free”

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about the misconceptions regarding cholesterol free foods which contain high amounts of sugar and fat. Today the word “cholesterol” has become as familiar to Americans as motherhood and apple pie. But unlike these two it’s unloved and meant to be avoided. So if you’re a marketing whiz kid,…

Super Food Detox Salad

Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski shares her summer salad recipe to make your body feel cleansed, lighter and better all around!. Ingredients -4 stalks of kale, raw -1/2 cup blueberries -1/2 cup cooked quinoa -1/4 cup slivered almonds -1 teaspoon poppy seeds -1 large lemon, juiced -1/2 tablespoon of honey First, prepare honey lemon vinaigrette….

The Anti-Inflammatory Diet: A Diet for All Ages

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about how to reduce inflammation through sound nutrition. What is the most prudent diet to follow today? Some swear it’s the Atkin’s high protein diet. Others believe the low fat Ornish diet is the answer. And I’ve often stressed that a high fiber diet promotes health. But what…

NO Wheat Brownies!

Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski shares her “healthy” recipe for non-wheat brownies! Indulge guilt-free. Ingredients 1/4 cup brown rice flour 1/4 cup cornstarch 1 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup butter 1 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup cocoa powder 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 tsp vanilla 2 eggs, lightly beaten Preheat oven…

Start Losing Weight In Just 20 Minutes

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about how slowing down can help contribute to weight loss. This week toss away all the books on “How to Eat Everything You Want and Lose Weight”. Or “Calories Don’t Count”. Or “How to lose 30 pounds in One Month”. And all the other dribble you’ve been exposed…

The Often Overlooked Onion!

Today, our Staff Writer & Managing Editor Diana Williamson discusses the underestimated onion. Onions or “Allium cepa” are generally considered the “Plain Jane’s” of the vegetable world. You may pass them by in the supermarket and head towards the more popular vegetables such as broccoli or brussel sprouts, not realizing what a powerhouse of goodness the little…

Eat Almonds To Lower Blood Cholesterol

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about a natural way to lower blood cholesterol with a handful of almonds a day. Would you like to lower blood cholesterol without having to use cholesterol-lowering drugs (CLDs)? In view of the millions of people taking this medication (I’ve been one of them) you may think…

Nutritional Energy Boosters!

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about the importance of a balanced diet and replacing “energy bars” with simpler and more nutritional snacks. Is eating too much fat the main cause of obesity? Will a high protein diet affect the risk of heart disease or cancer? What is the best type of grain for…

From 1600 T0 400 Calories in 40,000 Years!

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about the difference between what we eat nowadays and what our Paleolithic ancestors used to eat. What can we do to shorten the long waiting lists for surgery? How can we stop the massive increases in the cost of health care? Politicians and health care workers continue…