Bob Quinn is an organic ancient grain farmer In Montana. He has been farming organic khorasan (kamut) wheat for more than 30 years and has inspired many farmers to transition to organic farming.
The Dark Side of CurcuminFacebook Live November 13, 2019 Whole Herb or Extract? Once again, science tells us the risks of using the turmeric extract curcumin, rather than whole turmeric root. Curcumin is just one of some 300 constituents in turmeric root. It makes sense that when you isolate one of turmeric root’s constituents, it […]
Is fluoride helpful? Is fluoride safe? Let’s dig into the history and science of this mineral to see what we can find. History of Fluoridation In the 1930s, researchers found a low incidence of dental caries in areas where water was naturally high in fluoride.1,2 In 1945, the US started adding fluoride to the public […]
Mineral Deficiency In 1936, the Department of Agriculture wrote the first report on mineral deficiencies. It stated virtually all soils and 99% of people in the US were mineral deficient! The situation hasn’t gotten any better. With the start of pesticides and fertilizers in the 1940s, a 2001 report in the Journal of Complimentary Medicine […]
How is Your Holiday Diet? With holidays around the corner, chances are you’ll be indulging in excess food, snacks, and alcohol, while watching your blood sugar, cholesterol, and unwanted winter weight rise. Several studies suggest between the first week of November and first week of January there is significant increase in weight gain and obesity […]
Do You Eat Fried Food? For most health-conscious people, fried food has been on the do not eat list for decades. When I ask my patients how they feel after eating a fried or greasy meal, the most common response is, “I don’t know; I never eat that stuff.” When I drill down and ask […]
Iron: World’s Most Common Mineral Deficiency Iron deficiency affects 25% of people worldwide! It is considered one of the most prevalent forms of malnutrition in the world1 and the most common mineral deficiency.4 In America, 20% of women and 50% of pregnant women are iron deficient.5 Sadly, adolescent girls are most vulnerable. In a 2017 […]
While researchers and scientists are not known for taking herbal or nutritional supplements, a group of journalists from Inverse queried six scientists to see what supplements, if any, they take on a regular basis.1 Five very important supplements were on top of their lists. TURMERIC The most common supplement taken by scientists is the Ayurvedic […]
End-of-Summer Weight Gain Have you noticed yourself starting to gain a few pounds of winter weight already? At summer’s end, nature dishes out a series of influences best described as a perfect storm for gaining weight. Let’s dissect this storm and look at some strategies to safely navigate unwanted pounds. Nature’s making a concerted effort […]
Pranayama, Nitric Oxide + Stress Reduction As rising levels of stress are linked to ever-rising levels of chronic disease, researchers look to time-tested stress reducing techniques to break this cycle. Recently, more and more studies are published on the science of breathing, also called pranayama. The word prana means life force and ayama means to […]
Cleansing vs Fasting Summary Decades of research has found that a low- or no-fat diet or prolonged fasting can cause the gallbladder to not contract fully, leaving concentrated bile to form sludge and stones. Ayurvedic cleanses employ a low-calorie diet of ghee, to force the gallbladder to fully empty, and a monodiet of kitchari. This […]
Did you know that the number one cause of gallbladder disease is a low-to-no-fat diet? Considering gallbladder removal is the number one abdominal surgery in the US, I think this is worth talking about!