Politicizing Food

Sin Tax is no new concept, but seems to be ever more in vogue. I’ve read recently that certain jurisdictions around the world are considering taxes on things like soda (as highlighted in this article).  Soda is full of chemicals and is better for cleaning toilets than quenching thirst, so I agree that people should…

You’re Only 10% Human

There is a complex relationship between our overall health and what is referred to as our ‘Microbiome’.  Our bodies are filled with many Trillions of micro-organisms (Microbes), including a wide variety of bacteria, viruses and fungi, all with different functions and agendas.  Humans and Microbes have a commensal relationship with these organisms whereby we rely…

Bone Broth

This morning my wife mentioned “Bone Broth” to me.  This evening, as I was getting ready for be, Kris Gunnars from Authority Nutrition sends me this article on Bone Broth with the title “Bone Broth, A ‘Superfood’ that is actually worthy of the term?” We’ve not tried Bone Broth yet, but I am sure we…

Living healthy; the “Philosophy”

The “Philosophy” (for lack of a better word) underpinning the approach to health and well-being espoused on this site can be summarized as follows: While grateful for all the achievements in Science and Medicine over the last 100 years, they have lead us astray in many ways when it comes to our health. The commercial…

Ginger Tea

Growing up, my father used to make ice tea every morning by boiling a bunch of Lipton tea bags and some sugar on the stove and then letting it cool.  He poured the tea in a carafes and pitchers and placed it in the refrigerator.  The entire family would drink it all day. I’ve started a similar tradition…

Potato Starch; a formidable Resistant Starch

Just a quick update to my article on Superfoods Every Day, we have started to add  Potato Starch to our daily Superfood regime.  Potato Starch is a powerful Resistant Starch or Prebiotic. Resistant starches ‘resist’ digestion by the human body.  Instead they become food for our Microbiome’s (as discussed further in our article titled “You’re Only 10% Human”)….

Nutraceuticals

I learned a new word today!  Nutraceuticals.  Here I am writing about these things and I don’t even know what they are called!  An excellent word. This article by Dr. Tomislav Metrovic, MD, PhD describes what they are. The preamble is as follows: Nutraceuticals is a broad umbrella term that is used to describe any product…

Evening drinks

For years now, there has been a ritual most evenings in our home of having a drink.  The drink could have been any number of things; typically red wine, beer, vodka, or gin.  My wife would typically have one.  I would typically have more.  We both like to drink, come from families that like to drink and…

“Food is the Best Medicine”

“Food is the Best Medicine” is a great video, featuring a nearly hour-long conversation with Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride. I suggest that you grab a drink and some snacks, settle into your favorite chair, and prepare to watch and focus on this video and digest its contents.  I have watched this once so far, but I…

Superfoods every day

Part of our daily regimen is a shake chock-full of “Superfoods”.  While it can vary, the basic formula is as follows (this is for two people): Bananas (two, and green is better for you than fully ripened):  This is of course organically grown bananas.  While I was born in the US and grew up in Canada,…

How (not) to feed the world

What causes someone to seek a healthier lifestyle?   Many things I suppose. Illness.  Whether it’s you who is sick or people around you, illness can be a powerful motivator for seeking health (not to state the obvious). Dependents.  When you have people that rely on you, like children or your spouse or your parents…