About Free Radicals

By Jon Barron What is a Free Radical? A free radical is an especially reactive atom or group of atoms that has one or more unpaired electrons. If you remember your high school chemistry, you will remember that electrons come in pairs. When one electron is lost from that pair, it makes the atom “highly […]

How to reduce your drug burden

By Jim Fain I’ve written about the travails of using prescribed/OTC drugs for reducing acid reflux (GERD, heartburn) several times. This group of drugs is very commonly used daily and is in fact one of the biggest selling and profit making pills ever. The group is called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). Specifically, the names Nexium, […]

Hormone Imbalances for Men and Women

By Jon Barron Hormones are the body’s chemical messenger system. They tell the various cells of the body what to do — and when — by attaching to specific receptor sites on individual cells. Adrenaline, for example, is produced in the adrenal glands and, at times of stress, tells the heart to speed up and […]

More News About Depression

By Jim Fain Almost any time of the year can be emotionally tough for many people, so a column on depression is timely. While everyone feels blue or down every now and then, true depression is different. The symptoms are pretty broad with all patterns having a base of irritability, anxiety and reduced hope. Depression […]

The organics of prescribed drugs vs. supplements

Blood testing can be done to measure magnesium levels but are likely to be imprecise at best in terms of measuring your need. You see a blood test just shows how much is in your blood but not in the tissues where it is needed. Additionally, it is thought that drugs processed through the liver may elevate amounts of magnesium in the blood as the body dumps stores in order to detox from the very effects of the drug.

The organic benefits of Selenium

By Jim Fain Unlike many well-proven supplements, selenium has crossed into the realm of acceptance by the conservative establishment. It is such a non-assuming mineral that I suppose it poses no threat to anyone. Selenium has been on the market shelves for decades and has been a potent yet quiet healer. When I talk about […]

The organic benefits of the herb Barberry Root and it’s special properties

By Jon Barron There are many natural foods that help with digestion and colon cleansing, but few are like Barberry root. It can aid in the secretion of bile to support liver health, act as a mild purgative to disinfect and cleanse the colon, and help regulate the digestive processes all in one swoop. It […]

The Organic Info on Vit C and Cataracts

By Jon Barron We’ve talked a number of times before about how the press frequently gets stories about health and nutrition wrong. Often it’s because they literally copy summaries of recently published studies that were sent to them by the big news agencies such as Reuters, AP, and UPI. Never bothering to even glance at […]

Organic Greens of Distinction

Written by Chris Hawkins When I go to our local Chinese Buffet, I have enjoyed a simple side dish of bok choy each time I go. I decided to try and make it at home and it turned out delicious! i’ve grown Oriental greens for years but have usually only used these greens in a […]

Organic Seasonal Eating Part 1

Written by Chris Hawkins Organic Seasonal Eating Today Eating natural foods can bring us in touch and in tune with the earth and our bodies, especially if we harmonize our diet with the changing seasons, eating the foods that grow around us. Here Northern hemisphere, partaking of the fresh, new growth in the Spring, the […]

Good, Organic Break-Fast Ideas

Breakfast in the U.S. can be pretty standard, but how healthy is it?

Good Foods To Eat When Your Teeth Are Not Feeling Good

Drinking this great tasting smoothie for breakfast is a way to celebrate fall and get your “apple a day” in your diet. This is not much different than a famous fresh dish from Switzerland called Muesli.