GERD, or heartburn, is not CAUSED by stomach acid. That’s a ridiculous idea that has had the American public buying billions of dollars worth of TUMS, or worse, drugs that block the formation of stomach acid (proton pump inhibitors such as Nexium, Zanax, Protonix, etc) for decades. Stomach acid is critically important not only for proper digestion, but it also sterilizes your food before going deeper into your body, thus acting as a major protectant against infection. Heartburn is caused by an incompetent valve at the base of your esophagus

Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys. When it killed the turkeys, the people who had put all the money into the research wanted a payback so they put their heads together

I have posted previously about the myth that lowering cholesterol will prevent heart attacks and other cardiovascular disasters. I urge you to not “buy into” one of the biggest frauds perpetuated by Big Pharma. What is really sad is that most conventionally trained doctors feel forced to “cover their butts” and prescribe statins the minute total cholesterol levels go above the quite random number of 200.

When I herniated a lumbar disc a few years ago, I had a steep learning curve about how to treat this condition. I learned a lot about how to treat, and prevent further harm, to a damaged low back.

There has been a lot in the press lately about the utility and effectiveness of various types of screening tests for common cancers.  This is not all bad news however, because some forms of cancer screening actually endanger patients, to the tune of millions of dollars annually.

… you will almost certainly feel better by bringing it up to the optimal level for enzyme functioning in humans. If your temperature is consistently below 98.6 degrees F, and you feel fatigued, fat and chilly, you are probably a good candidate for Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome therapy. I recently returned from a fascinating endocrinolgy conference (Restorative Medicine Conference Oct 20-25 in Sedona AZ with a focus on new approaches to poor thyroid function.  After 5 intensive days of studying, and taking a comprehensive exam, I became certified in the Wilson Temperature Therapy method, which aims to “re-set” the thyroid system and help the body become re-sensitized to the proper effects of thyroid hormone.

The only portals of entry are the nostrils and mouth/throat. In a global epidemic of this nature, it’s almost impossible to avoid coming into contact with H1N1 in spite of all precautions.  Contact with H1N1 is not so much of a problem as is proliferation of the virus.

Do you have labs results with HIGH TRIGLYCERIDES? Is your conventionally trained physician just telling you to take drugs? Yikes! High triglycerides can usually be spotted even without lab tests because they look like belly fat, or the classic apple shape body.

Overheard in the Healthfood Store Two friends, Linda and Jenna, who work at Rainbow Foods in beautiful downtown Juneau, Alaska, agreed to pick out a few quirky popular requests from customers and pass them along to me.