Precious Gems

Meagan Learey and Ed Dodge

I took a round-about trip during the last ten days of October and first half of November to visit family and attend a couple conferences along the way. I put 4000 miles on my little Toyota pickup as I traveled to Florida, Nashville, Indianapolis, and then back to San Antonio.…

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Is Organic Food Really Worth the Cost?

Most people think that eating organically is a good idea, but many wonder if the benefits are really solid. Until recently, scientific opinion on this question has been divided because there’s not been much hard data to answer it definitively. Now a major scientific article in the British Journal of…

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Vitamin Concerns

A recent issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA: 9/18/2013) carried an important article that summarizes our current state of knowledge about vitamin and antioxidant supplements. This Cochrane review included evaluation of 78 randomized clinical trials involving 296,707 adults. Their average age was 63 and 46 percent…

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