Cracking the Code on Antioxidants

I almost laugh when someone comes up to me and says he/she has a product with “the highest ORAC value” than any other thing on the market. I want to say to him/her (and those of you who know me know that I do) :”But what does it do at the cellular level?” They look at me as if I’m from another planet. They then quote me a handful of “testimonials” that they say have…

What Are Antioxidants?

Toxins, Free Radicals and Antioxidants We all live in a toxic environment. No matter where we live or how careful we are, we can’t avoid environmental toxins. They are in the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink all over the planet. What is particularly worrisome is the high levels of pesticides in our homes, considerably higher than to levels we are exposed to outdoors. We have 300 to 500…

Sickness or Wellness

Professor Gerard Anderson of John Hopkins University states that close to half of the population in North America now suffers from at least one chronic disease, and many more suffer from more than one condition. The rate of increase in incidence of autoimmune and degenerative diseases is alarming, especially when we look at the dramatic rate of increase of these diseases in our children. Children born in the year 2000 & beyond have a 33%…

A Doctor’s Story – How I Cured My Lifestyle

How I Cured My Lifestyle Who Am I? I am a retired physician who practiced Pediatrics in Overland Park, KS for over 25 years. I also taught medical and nursing students, interns and residents from the University of Kansas School of Medicine as well as from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and the Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience. I was also the Co-Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Clinic at the…

How Safe is Our Water Supply?

This summer (2014), the water supply in Toledo, Ohio showed high levels of the toxin, Microcystin, in the city drinking water. The warning came after tests at one treatment plant showed readings for Microcystin above the United States Environmental Agency’s (USEPA) standard for consumption. This toxin most likely came from algae in Lake Erie. This prompted Ohio Govenor, John Kasich, to declare a state of emergency. Bottled water, most of which comes from tap water…

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