Saturday, March 6, 2010

Coffee Pros and Cons and Gluten Free Bread

If you'd like to learn about the upsides and downsides of drinking coffee; an easy and healthy way to eat bread; strategies to improve the quality of hospital care; what kinds of meditation support cognitive function and pain tolerance; and how to become a "patient specialist" ... then you should most certainly visit

Link 1 - Coffee Can Be Healthy

Link 2 - Increase Your Daily Fiber Intake by Eating This Bread

Link 3 - "Evidence-Based Design" Improves Hospital Safety

Link 4 - Meditation Can Literally Change Your Brain for the Better

Link 5 - Become a "Patient Specialist" and Teach Your Doctor

If you stop by you'll find that you can easily comment on the information you find there. You can even ask questions about anything that comes to mind. JP, "The Healthy Fellow" is always willing to answer questions and address comments to the best of his ability. Try it out and see for yourself!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

An Asparagus Cancer Cure?

I really enjoyed reading the columns this past week at In addition to the high quality, natural health information I've come to expect there were also a few surprises. It was interesting to learn about some unexpected connections between breast and prostate cancer, carob and heart disease and even antisocial behavior (crime and violence) and nutrition. Go figure!

Monday - Why You Should Consider Supplementing w/ Magnesium

Tuesday - Does Asparagus Really Cure Cancer?

Wednesday - Carob, Multivitamins and Saturated Fat News

Thursday - The Link Between Crime and Nutrition

Friday - The Latest Breast and Prostate Cancer News

One of the points that's often made on the HealthyFellow site is that we all need to do our part to spread the word about natural medicine. If you read something of value in a book, magazine or online ... make it a point to share your discovery with your doctor, family and friends. If you do so, the information automatically becomes so much more impactful. This is a free way to make a big difference in the lives of those around us. But it's up to us to actually do it.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Almond Pancake Recipe and More

I'm on the go today. It's the weekend and that means it's time to run some errands! But before I head out, I just wanted to mention what's been going on at The titles pretty much speak for themselves.

Link 1 - Good Bacteria, Bad Bacteria

Link 2 - Herbal Sleep Study Announcement and Sleep Research

Link 3 - Herbal Sleep Study Results and Analysis

Link 4 - Grain and Sugar-Free, Low-Carb Pancakes

Link 5 - Nutrition Myths February 2010

I found something of value in each of the previously mentioned blogs. I hope you'll check out the information for yourself and that you'll agree with my assessment! Until next week, please take good care of yourself and those around you.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Jimmy Moore Whole Foods and Links

I was plenty surprised to see JP "The Healthy Fellow" mentioned on another favorite blog of mine: Jimmy Moore's Livin' La Vida Low Carb. It looks like the health food store chain, Whole Foods, is starting up a new low-fat, vegetarian based "wellness program" that claims to be the key to greater health for the masses. I'm sure many of the folks at Whole Foods believe this will, in fact, result in improved health for many of their customers and greater profits for themselves and their investors. There's nothing wrong with that ... if it works. I for one am far from convinced that such a way of eating is healthful for the majority of people out there. I am however in favor of modeling a menu plan around real, whole foods such as grass-fed dairy and meat, free range chickens and eggs, organic fruits, nuts, seeds and veggies. These are the very same types of foods that have sustained countless generations and they're what I continue to recommended (and use) wholeheartedly.

And now for a brief overview of the other action that's been going down on my favorite natural health site on the 'net:

Monday's Topic: Herbs for Arthritis, Colds and Crohn's Disease

Tuesday's Topic: Herbs for Allergies and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Wednesday's Topic: Herbs for Bronchitis, High Cholesterol and More!

Thursday's Topic: The Link Between Cranberries and Heart Health

Friday's Topic: The Latest News About Soy and Phytoestrogens

I hope you'll find this natural health information as valuable as I did. I also want to encourage you to let Whole Foods know exactly how you feel about their new health/marketing strategy. As a consumer, you do have a powerful voice. Please make sure to use it and to "vote" with your spending dollar.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Natural Memory Boosters and More!

If you've been reading the columns at this past week you've learned that: a) chewing gum can be good for you; b) dry eyes can be soothed naturally; c) holistic health care doesn't have to be expensive; d) memory can be improved naturally; and e) preventive medicine is at the core of true holistic healing.

Monday - Natural Memory Boosters!

Tuesday - Save Money By Using Natural Health Bargains

Wednesday - Holistic Health Requires Preventive Medicine

Thursday - Chewing Gum, Erythritol and Xylitol

Friday - Natural Remedies for Dry Eyes

I know I learned a lot by exploring the previously linked blogs. I hope you'll take the time to read them as well and that they'll support your own quest for better health.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

New Research on Minerals, St. John's Wort and Tea

Have you ever heard or read about Pu-erh tea or theaflavins? Did you know that iron and zinc deficiencies can often be missed by typical medical exams - which can sometimes lead to the use of potentially unnecessary prescription drugs? There's a constant influx of new information in the field of natural medicine. Some of the data comes as a revelation. But most of what's learned tends to substantiate or refute prior research. That's why it's vital to stay up-to-date. is a premier online resource that can help you do just that.

Monday - Do Theaflavins Really Lower Cholesterol?

Tuesday - What is Pu-erh Tea?

Wednesday - Minerals Can Affect Mind-Body Health

Thursday - Achieve Your Health Goals and Inspire Others

Friday - The Latest News and Research About St. John's Wort

With information comes power. The more you know, the better you can help control your health care destiny. It's also important to remember that whatever you discover can and should be shared with those around you. Good information should be spread about. By doing so, you will be contributing to a grass roots effort that effectively and inexpensively reforms the modern medical system at a core level.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Chemicals in Plastic and Earthing

It's amazing how many aspects of health are affected by the environment. By that, I don't only mean the natural surroundings. Human beings are exposed to a greater number of synthetic chemicals than ever before. These substances are in the food chain, our homes and even in the air we breathe. This is a fact that is universally accepted and understood. But what's not as clear is exactly what kind of an impact they have within the body.

Many authorities in the health care field advise two primary strategies to avoid chemical and environmental dangers: limit exposure whenever possible and try to spend more time in a natural setting.

Tuesday - Chemicals in Plastic May Endanger Children and Adults

Wednesday - A Natural, Low Carb Chipotle Taco Recipe with a Twist

Thursday - What is "Earthing" or "Grounding"?

Friday - Natural Remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis

The links I've provided above, from, offer practical advice about how to protect yourself from chemically-induced health risks via an improved diet, limiting exposure to man-made toxins, reconnecting to the Earth and using alternative remedies for chronic health conditions.

Modern technology is both a blessing and a curse. But we can often derive the greatest good from 21st century living by making judicious choices in our daily life and occasionally reminding ourselves of the wisdom that history provides. I believe that the arena of natural medicine is an excellent vehicle in which we can integrate these principles. I hope you'll agree!

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