Articles in: Dangerous Food & Herbs

In this section, you will find well-documented articles citing foods, substances, supplements and herbs that should be avoided. In most cases, the pros and cons regarding these items are discussed allowing you to make your own choice about the frequency of ingesting these products. The purpose of this section is to educate you on how to stay out of harm’s way by avoiding toxic substances.

1000 Reasons to Avoid Herbal Extracts

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 31 seconds When shopping for herbal supplements, few people realize the differences that exist from one brand to the next. There is new evidence that provides deep insight into the differences between herbal extracts and an unprocessed, naturally dried product. In fact, while extracts […]

Part 4: “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Cholesterol!” A Better Way To Read Your Results

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Average Reading Time: 1 minute and 55 seconds Over sixty years ago, an unproven theory that cholesterol, particularly saturated fats, caused heart disease was introduced into the American psyche. At the time it was called, the “Lipid Hypothesis,” and while based on flawed science, it became the gold standard for […]

5 Safety Rules for Eating Fish

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Average Reading Time: 7 minutes, 14 seconds Did you know that a recent US geological survey found methyl mercury in every fish sampled from 300 small streams? Two-thirds of these fish exceeded safe consumption levels established by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Fish sampled from lakes and reservoirs had […]

Nightmarish Side Effects of Sleep Meds

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Concerns about certain sleep medications including the pharmaceutical giant Ambien (zolpidem tartrate) have come to a head as reports continue to surface of Ambien users experiencing sleepwalking, memory loss/amnesia, binge eating while sleeping, having sex while sleeping, and other troubling side effects. Ambien has been on the market since 1999. […]

Is Decaf Safe?

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While research citing the many benefits of coffee has made headlines, there are still concerns as to whether excess caffeine is in our best interest. In my article, Coffee: The Good the Bad and the Ayurvedic Perspective, I listed research on both sides of the caffeine and coffee aisle. Interestingly, […]