Fast Food – Should You Order The Fish?

Health Alert 90 Americans have heard of the health benefits of fish and fish oils. As a result, fried fish sticks, fish nuggets, and fish burgers have made a home in American cuisine. You may have chosen these fish products in an attempt to eat more heart healthy. But, before you order the fish sandwich from McDonalds, there is more …

Sickly Sweet

Health Alert 122 Do you get unexplained headaches, dizziness, or nausea? How about depression, fatigue, anxiety attacks, or sleep problems? If you suffer from any of these and you use diet products, you may have just found the answer to your unexplained symptoms. Diet products contain sugar substitutes. The food industry claims they are safe but they have not had …

Lessons From My Nutrition Class

Health Alert 158 I teach nutrition class at a university. All the approved textbooks promote the USDA Food Pyramid. The Food Pyramid is a recipe for weight gain. It encourages 6 to 11 servings of grain-based carbs daily. Unless you are exercising 4 hours a day or have a manual labor job, that many servings of grains will make you …

Empower Yourself … And Keep Your Most Valuable Possession

Health Alert 2 “Every man is born with one possession which out values all others…His last breath” –Mark Twain Deep down, we all know there is nothing more important than our health. But sometimes we need reminding. We get distracted by our busy daily routines. It’s easy to neglect your health when it’s good. It’s my job to remind you. …

How to Treat Your Cold Naturally

Health Alert 63 There is still no cure for the common cold. For most of us malaise, congestion, runny nose, and sore throat can last up to 2 weeks. OTC medications may ease the symptoms of a cold. But they also have some nasty side effects. And nobody wants more annoying symptoms. Before over-the-counter cold and flu medications, people used …

Fad Diet Myths

Health Alert 94 If you watch television, read magazines, or surf the internet, you have seen dozens of hyped-up diets. Many of you have asked me if various popular diets are effective. In this letter, I’ll address some of the popular diets readers ask me about most frequently. There are 4 major problems with the most popular weight loss approaches: …

How Wild Is Your Dinner?

Health Alert 131 Last week I ate grisly bear. I shared the meat with a good friend. Afterwards M.F. said that if I hadn’t, he would have lived his whole life without ever tasting bear. His comment made me think. Our ancestors ate wild game – we don’t. What consequences does this have? In the past, we hunted wild animals …

Building a Better Pyramid

Health Alert 68 We Americans are too fat. The USDA food pyramid is making the problem worse. This pyramid has contributed to the startling rise in obesity over the past decade. According to the National Center for Health Statistics 61% of Americans are now overweight. The Harvard School of Medicine has recently attempted to update the pyramid. They have introduced …

Should You Stock Up for Terrorist Attack?

Health Alert 96 In this letter, I’ll give you some facts about an over-the-counter medication that is quickly becoming a hot issue. It’s a pill that may one day protect you against sickness and death in a nuclear incident. * Frenzy or Fact? * You hear rumors of another terrorist attack everyday. You have no doubt asked yourself what can …

Grape Nutrient Extends Life

Health Alert 135 You’ve heard that red wine is good for your heart. A molecule in red wine reduces inflammation in blood vessels. This same molecule also blocks inflammation of lung disease and cancer. Even more promising – it slows aging. In this letter you’ll see what I mean by that. I’ll also show you why this nutrient, resveratrol, is …