5 Keys to Beating the Big Organic Hoax

I love shopping at the fruit and veggie stand near my house. It makes me feel good to know where my food is coming from.
I’ve gotten to know the farmer at my market personally. She’s shown me the organic seeds she plants, and has let me see the type of soil she uses. We even talk about her natural methods of keeping nutrients in the soil and deterring bugs.
And now I don’t need to go to a huge store any more to sort through all the produce stamped “organic.” I’m feeding my family better than organic…

You're Better Off Eating a Cardboard Box

The other day G.S. came to my office for a visit.
I won’t get into his personal medical issue, but the subject of fiber came up.
He said, “Dr. Sears, I’m getting all the fiber I need. Every morning I have my whole wheat toast or a big bowl of Frosted Mini-Wheats.”
I’m telling you this because it’s kind of typical. My patients believe they’re getting the right kind of fiber from whole grains.
The truth is all fiber is not created equal. You could call a cardboard box “fiber,” because it’s cellulose and your body wouldn’t digest it.
But it’s not the type of fiber nature intended for you to have in your body…

Are Red Beans the New "Apple a Day"?

If you were living in a primitive environment, you wouldn’t have to worry too much about free radical damage from stress.
You’d already have a natural defense system already in place. In primitive cultures like the ones I’ve seen in Peru, Brazil, and Africa, the native diet contains thousands of antioxidants to fight free radicals.
In our westernized world, antioxidants are still the best way to guard against disease.
Antioxidants are vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that neutralize free radicals. Any time you increase your intake of antioxidants, you’re saving your healthy cells from damage.
To get you started, here is a list of the some of the best sources of antioxidants:

Better Than 10 Servings of Spinach

You’d have to eat 10 servings of spinach to get the same level of minerals from just one serving about 50 years ago.
Producers create “hybrid” forms of your fruits and vegetables – not for their ability to store nutrients – but for their color, weight and shelve life. Why? So they’ll look nice and pretty when they sit under the fluorescent lights of your supermarket.
You may think they look nutritious, but “under the hood,” they contain little more than indigestible cellulose, sugar, and water.
To help protect you from this tragedy, I created a formula of powerful “green foods” that gives you the nutrient power of over 9 pounds of assorted vegetables – all from drinking a naturally fortified glass of juice or water…