Look who has egg on their faces now…

Look who has egg on their faces now…

157 peer reviews fail to catch fake cancer study, that’s a staggering number. I mean studies don’t lie do they. These are peer reviewed studies and journals!  Even the best of us can get mislead when we don’t do our research properly. There are many false claims out there and misinformation, it is up to the so called experts, the sources we rely on and trust, to keep us safe. Take a look at this little video, I can guarantee it will shock you.   I came to the realization a long time ago that we are all human, this means we all make mistakes. I don’t know about you but I’m not willing to let someone else make mistakes when it comes to my health, so I decided years ago to do my own research, look deep into studies. Try to figure out what makes a good study?  At the end of the day I am left screaming FOUL more often than not (and this goes for both sides of the fence i’m afraid). Double blind, who funded it, how much of the findings are released or cherry picked *eye roll*.  I am my own study, as are you. Pay attention, take notes, keep a journal. Know yourself better than anyone else and you will know when something works and when it simply does not serve you in the best way possible. Trust your instincts, you have them for a reason.      ...
My not so organic gut.

My not so organic gut.

OK so we’ve determined that organic is not just some hippy fad that is going to go away over time. Organic is great, but is this always the best option? For those with sensitivities it may still end up being not good enough. Take a look at the top 5 foods to stay away from, even when organic for those with sensitivities SOY #1 on my list is Soy, personally I tend to stay away from it period, it is the number one GM crop out there being somewhere around 90% of all soy crops are GM. That being said there are other issues that wreak havoc on our system, for example if it isn’t fermented don’t touch it. Soy was the big winner in the health industry and among vegetarians for many years but the truth is that this legume is not all it is cracked up to be. Soy milk is a major culprit – among other unfermented versions, in causing endocrine disruption, digestive issues, hormonal issues including thyroid disruption and fertility issues. In its defence some believe fermented soy has it’s benefits such as reduced breast  and prostate cancer rates. When soy is fermented it promotes probiotics that help in digestion. So chose soy that is organic and fermented if you feel the need to consume it. WHEAT #2. Wheat – This is a dirty word of late and really gets a bad wrap, due to the way we process wheat now it is likely not good in any form. With celiac on the rise and many people feeling they are gluten sensitive is it any wonder...
Potassium deficiency real or new age quackery?

Potassium deficiency real or new age quackery?

The food we eat is not as nutrient dense as it once was (soil depletion), but not everyone wants to take supplements so what do we do? Well first we need to understand what is most important for maintaining optimal health. Is it vitamins? Minerals? Many holistic health practitioners and nutritional scientists tend to agree the order of importance is as follows: Oxygen, water, enzymes, minerals and vitamins. Nutritionally speaking we need enzymes for digestion or we end up with a whole slew of problems, but these should be occurring naturally when food is chewed thoroughly so that leaves vitamins and minerals… Minerals being more important than vitamins. So which minerals top the list? Magnesium is considered to be the “master mineral”  seeing as it’s involved in over 300 metabolic processes. The general consensus varies as to what is considered the correct dose, most of us are deficient and don’t even realize. Testing is not as accurate as we would think and according to recent research there is an epidemic on the rise but that’s a whole other  post. What about potassium? This is also a vital nutrient, too little can lead to hypokalemia, resulting in irregular heart beat and death. Here is the catch, too much is just as dangerous as too little resulting in hyperkalemia, however this is rare. Having a healthy amount is a preventative measure for autoimmune diseases as well as pain relief for such things as rheumatoid arthritis – when too low it can promote autoimmune disease. Don’t panic yet! According to Dr. Michael Greger, 98 percent of us are potassium deficient. We all...
Jun Tea

Jun Tea

Jun tea, a nice substitute for Kombucha as a fermented probiotic drink. This is intended to aid in supporting and promoting a healthy gut flora. I find it to be a milder version of the traditional kombucha, it is delicate with a mild sweetness and a tart bite that is gentle. Serve on it’s own, over ice – just remember not to shake the bottle…   You can read my blog article on the subject here...