Odyssey Through Today’s Nutritional Jungle – A Fable

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The hero of Homer’s epic Greek poem, Odysseus, encounters one deadly peril after another during his tumultuous ten-year voyage home after the Trojan war. Eventually, after countless close calls, he reaches his home island of Ithaca. There, after a last bit of drama, he is finally reunited with his loving…

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A Story of Love and Wellness

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The blueprint for wellness includes four major components: Exercise, Hygiene, Nutrition, and a Spirit of Love. They are essential pillars in any wellness program, whether academic, corporate, public, or personal. How would you rank them in importance? (Please take a minute to write them down in their order of importance…

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The Starch Solution

The Starch Solution is a recent book by Dr. John McDougall. The book and the author are both somewhat controversial as they cut across the grain of much conventional medical thinking. Despite this, or perhaps because of it, the book is worth reviewing. Dr. McDougall doesn’t mince words as he…

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The Power of Lifestyle Tripled!

This month I’m spotlighting three books that make startling claims. Each book is backed by solid research. All three emphasize the extraordinary impact of lifestyle on health, whether dealing with diabetes, cancer, heart disease or any other of the chronic diseases that plague us today. Following are my brief reviews…

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Breast Cancer – A Changing Paradigm

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is tragic. All systemic cancer is tragic, but metastatic breast cancer is especially so. The breast is changed from being a source of  nurturing to becoming a carrier of pain and death. Historically, breast cancer was rare in lesser-developed countries, and it…

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A Foundation for Health Revival

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October has been an interesting month for me. It began at the 2012 American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) Conference in Denver, Colorado. What I saw and heard there convinced me that a good foundation is being built for a revival of health in our country. The theme of the…

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