The Acid Test

Does it seem that things are changing too quickly, and you sometimes want to just go back to the way things were? While we enjoy some things about modernity, we lose some of the purity and simplicity along the way. The\is longing for the bygone ways shows up in music...

What Protein Do You Really Need? #2

Our modern way of life depends upon the continued supply of many products, which in turn require raw materials, a robust manufacturing infrastructure, unhindered transportation, active international commerce, and labor. Limit any of these, and our way of life suffers....

Go Green and Score Big #2

Do you remember your school years, when you came home with a report card that you were pretty happy with? It had mostly B’s, and a couple of A’s. What did your parents say? Probably something like, “this is a good report card, let’s work on those B’s and get them up...

Avoiding the Binary Trap #2

If you’ve read spy novels or seen spy movies, you’ve probably experienced a plot where a binary poison was used to create an untraceable, mysterious assassination. Or you may have heard news events of suspected Russian KGB assassinations, where real-life mysterious...

Fear and Exercise–a Surprising Connection #2

Fear is an important emotion, when it helps us get away from danger. This works well for animals, where threats are basic and primal, but we humans have imagination, language, and sophistication of thought that allows us to carry threats in our minds that don’t...

This Combination is Even Greater… #2

If you play the game of Chess, you know that the queen is the most powerful single piece on the board, but there is a pair of pieces that are, in combination, more powerful: the rooks. When acting together, the rooks can lock out two adjacent rows or columns and force...

A Deep Look at Fat #2

“Visceral” is a term for “deep” – it can refer to deep emotions, but it also refers to “deep” internal organs. You have visceral fat surrounding your organs to cushion them from shocks. This fat keeps the organs from bashing into and bruising each other. This fat is...

Don’t Overwork Your Immune System #2

One out of eight Americans have some level of hearing loss, much of it caused by extended exposure to overly loud noises, whether it be on the job, listening to loud music, or even watching television too loudly. After continued exposure to loud noises, the overworked...

Your Immune Secret Mission

James Bond is one of the most famous people in the world, even though he does not exist except in books and movies. Bond, code-named “007”, was “licensed to kill” by the British secret service. He would go into enemy territory and blend in until he found his target,...

The Anti-Stress

Many things are “anti” — we have anti-cancer therapies, anti-missile defenses, and anti-hunger campaigns. The prefix “anti” means opposed to or against. Then there are things that are compete opposites: hot is the opposite of cold, and light is the opposite of dark....

Belief over Stress

Movies manage to cover broad periods of time in only two hours, and obviously a lot of details are skipped, but have you ever noticed that movies and TV also compress even small amounts of time? It’s an art form — the show makes it appear that more has happened in a...

Belief Translates into Health

“Belief” in the Merriam-Webster dictionary is defined as “a state or habit of mind in which trust or confidence is placed in some person or thing.” Belief is a state of mind, which involves trust. We often use the term to refer to a strong opinion, but the primary...

Belief Translates into Health #2

“Belief” in the Merriam-Webster dictionary is defined as “a state or habit of mind in which trust or confidence is placed in some person or thing.” Belief is a state of mind, which involves trust. We often use the term to refer to a strong opinion, but the primary...

Belief over Stress #2

Movies manage to cover broad periods of time in only two hours, and obviously a lot of details are skipped, but have you ever noticed that movies and TV also compress even small amounts of time? It’s an art form — the show makes it appear that more has happened in a...

The Anti-Stress #2

Many things are “anti” — we have anti-cancer therapies, anti-missile defenses, and anti-hunger campaigns. The prefix “anti” means opposed to or against. Then there are things that are compete opposites: hot is the opposite of cold, and light is the opposite of dark....

Your Immune Secret Mission #2

James Bond is one of the most famous people in the world, even though he does not exist except in books and movies. Bond, code-named “007”, was “licensed to kill” by the British secret service. He would go into enemy territory and blend in until he found his target,...

The Acid Test #2

Does it seem that things are changing too quickly, and you sometimes want to just go back to the way things were? While we enjoy some things about modernity, we lose some of the purity and simplicity along the way. The\is longing for the bygone ways shows up in music...

Immune for Life #2

We all want a strong immune system. It’s no fun to be picking up every bug that comes along, or to be chronically under the weather. We envy those who can mingle socially yet rarely come down with anything. We look for any supplements that might help us rev up our...

A Sweet Delusion #2

Sugar: it’s everywhere. It’s the easiest way to make food desirable to the public, and even though most everyone knows that sugar is dangerous, they keep insisting on it in the foods they buy. Obesity and diabetes are running rampant throughout our society, but that...

Catch Health With Green Leafy Fiber #2

Do you remember the game Mouse Trap? In that game, players would assemble portions of a ramp system where, when complete, a ball would roll through different devices which would then trigger other devices, creating a chain reaction which finally led to the fake mouse...

Active Cell or Dormant Cell? #2

You are on a mission. You must enter an enemy country and do as much damage as possible. This is a long term mission, and the goal is to be effective, whether right away or years later. If you find conditions are favorable, your orders allow you to act quickly, but...

Don’t Overwork Your Immune System

One out of eight Americans have some level of hearing loss, much of it caused by extended exposure to overly loud noises, whether it be on the job, listening to loud music, or even watching television too loudly. After continued exposure to loud noises, the overworked...

A Deep Look at Fat

“Visceral” is a term for “deep” – it can refer to deep emotions, but it also refers to “deep” internal organs. You have visceral fat surrounding your organs to cushion them from shocks. This fat keeps the organs from bashing into and bruising each other. This fat is...

This Combination is Even Greater…

If you play the game of Chess, you know that the queen is the most powerful single piece on the board, but there is a pair of pieces that are, in combination, more powerful: the rooks. When acting together, the rooks can lock out two adjacent rows or columns and force...

Fear and Exercise–a Surprising Connection

Fear is an important emotion, when it helps us get away from danger. This works well for animals, where threats are basic and primal, but we humans have imagination, language, and sophistication of thought that allows us to carry threats in our minds that don’t...

Avoiding the Binary Trap

If you’ve read spy novels or seen spy movies, you’ve probably experienced a plot where a binary poison was used to create an untraceable, mysterious assassination. Or you may have heard news events of suspected Russian KGB assassinations, where real-life mysterious...

Go Green and Score Big

Do you remember your school years, when you came home with a report card that you were pretty happy with? It had mostly B’s, and a couple of A’s. What did your parents say? Probably something like, “this is a good report card, let’s work on those B’s and get them up...

What Protein Do You Really Need?

Our modern way of life depends upon the continued supply of many products, which in turn require raw materials, a robust manufacturing infrastructure, unhindered transportation, active international commerce, and labor. Limit any of these, and our way of life suffers....

A Life-Changing Therapy

When we are lacking confidence, feeling depressed, or dissatisfied with our lot in life, sometimes we turn to inspirational speakers and books to change our perspective. But the inspiration doesn’t always hit the mark. Some include: “Give it all you’ve got.” “When I...

Early Trauma Has the Greatest Impact

We’ve all heard stories of amazing, even miraculous healing. These amazing biochemical machines that we live in, that empower us to pursue our desires and dreams, have remarkable repair capabilities. Despite forces around us that attempt to tear us down, we rise above...

The Seductive Processed Food Trap

Fentanyl is not merely a problem in America: it is an epidemic. The supply of fentanyl has exploded, mostly because almost uncontrolled migration across our southern border is allowing not only people, but also disease and illegal material to flood into the country....

The Dark Side of Protein

Have you ever heard the fable about King Midas? In the story, Midas was a king with all the riches anyone would need, yet when he had the opportunity to be granted anything he wanted, he wished that whatever he touched would become gold. When this started happening,...

Happy Gut; Happy Life

Years ago, the government banned 100 watt incandescent light bulbs, and was set to ban the remaining wattage bulbs. The reason was the energy inefficiency of incandescent bulbs, and small fluorescent bulbs were much more efficient. The environmental movement was...

Step Up your Day, and Your Life

Have you ever tried to use the stairs in a public building? You may have heard that it is a healthy practice to take stairs instead of the elevator, but where are the stairs? If you do find them, you may not be able to go to the floor that you want anyway, because the...

Drugged Up and Dragged Out

Are you amused by drug commercials, which portray some drug as a miraculous cure for some condition — making life wonderful again — and then spew out a list of dangerous side effects which, for those paying attention to that list, would make never want to take the...

Living Longer: Quality not Quantity

If something is good, we want more of it, right? We usually assume that more is better. We want more money, a bigger house, more leisure time, more possessions. But do we really want all that? Each of these can potentially become a curse rather than a blessing. Those...

This Little Amount of Exercise Goes a Long Way

“Slow and steady wins the race” — so the saying goes. But is that always the best advice? Sometimes you have to go all out, go for the gold. We sometimes need that extra edge to get results. Professional sports players know that they must go all out to win, giving it...

Your Child’s Development Starts in Your Head

You just got a new computer — so exciting. You take it out of the box, plug it in and press the power button. Without any further assistance from you, it loads up its standard programs and starts asking you questions about how it should interface with your world. You...

Fear vs Danger

What word best describes something that has harmed most every life, that has ruined some lives, and visits every one of us at times? It is a word we all know. It’s even a four letter word. It’s the “F” word: Fear. Fear paralyzes, chokes, strangles, causes us to make...

The Food Poison Most Everyone Loves to Eat

A child wanted to see the latest superhero movie that had just come out in theaters. His mom did a little research and found that the movie had some profanity in a short scene that required a “mature” movie rating. She told her son that he should not see this movie...