The Healing Properties of Unrefined Salts

Updated 8/4/2014 & 5/21/2016.         “There is a real misunderstanding about salt. On one hand, our consumption of salt seems to be killing us. On the other hand, we cannot live without salt. So, in order to answer this loaded question we must first explore the differences between table salt and unrefined … Continue reading The Healing Properties of Unrefined Salts

Sea Salts vs White Table Salt

      Our bodies need salt to work properly. So what’s wrong with getting it from good old table salt? I’ll compare the ubiquitous Morton’s Salt with a popular, easy to find sea salt, Pink Himalayan, to address that question. SALT IN HISTORY As early as 6,050 BCE, Egyptians made religious offerings of sea … Continue reading Sea Salts vs White Table Salt

How to Survive Days of High Heat, Humidity & Pollution

Updated 7/30/2016.     One evening earlier this week my body suddenly felt like its power grid was shutting down and I was going to faint. Fortunately I was sitting at my computer desk at the time. New York City, along with much of the country, has been suffering through a prolonged heat wave with … Continue reading How to Survive Days of High Heat, Humidity & Pollution

Your Body on a Big Mac – Why It’s Called Junk Food

      Have a yen for a Big Mac? Here’s some information that may dampen the urge.     INGREDIENTS IN A MCDONALD’S BIG MAC McDonald’s lists these Big Mac ingredients on its McDonald’s USA Ingredients Listing for Popular Menu Items: 100% BEEF PATTY: 100% Pure USDA Inspected Beef; No Fillers, No Extenders. Prepared … Continue reading Your Body on a Big Mac – Why It’s Called Junk Food

‘Safe’ in the US While Banned Elsewhere

Updated 6/28/2015 & 5/15/2016.   This post is for those of you who believe the regulatory agencies in the US tasked with protecting our health and the health of us and our planet are actually fulfilling their mandates. The US declares as “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) the use of chemicals that other countries, notably … Continue reading ‘Safe’ in the US While Banned Elsewhere

BUTTER IS GOOD FOR US!

    Contrary to the assertion that margarine is a healthy choice and butter is a major culprit causing the high rates of  heart disease and cancer plaguing developed countries, the exact opposite is true: Eating margarine (made from polyunsaturated fat) is associated with a wide range of diseases, and butter (made of naturally saturated … Continue reading BUTTER IS GOOD FOR US!