The Best Vegetarian and Vegan Guidelines

    Getting the needed requirements for vegetarian and vegan individuals takes careful planning and an attention to your needs. It is helpful to keep a diary of what you are eating and how you are feeling to gauge your requirements so that you can incorporate an...

Environmental Radiation

Environmental Radiation its effects and uses Environmental Radiation – During the tragedy in Japan, we received many calls with concerns about a radiation plume; the information we have suggests any radiation from the Japanese nuclear plants would be greatly...

Organic vs. Non-Organic Mineral and Antioxidant Content

Organic vs. Non-Organic – U.S. Senate Document 286 published in the 1930’s states that our top soil was 80% nutrient deficient. Imagine it now, over 80 years later. 1900: 100 grams of spinach had 157 milligrams of iron 1968: reduced to 27mg of iron 1979: lowered...

Oral Health

Fluoride and Oral Health Oral Health Any benefit from fluoride on teeth is only topical. As one scientist put it, “If you want to prevent sunburn, you don’t drink suntan lotion. You put it on your skin.” Oral Health – The United States is one of only eight...

Coconut Oil: One of the Healthiest Fats on the Planet

I thought we were supposed to avoid coconut oil because of saturated fat? Coconut oil got a bad name because of past flawed studies which used hydrogenated coconut oil. Hydrogenated oils contain trans-fatty acids, which we have known for a long time to be extremely...

Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the growth of abnormal cells capable of invading and destroying other associated skin cells. Skin cancer is often subdivided into either melanoma or non-melanoma. Melanoma is a dark-pigmented, usually malignant tumor arising from a skin cell capable of...

Sports Nutrition

      The modern version of the Paleo diet is not an accurate portrayal of our distant ancestors. The plants and animals were wild breeds, the water was pure and mineral rich, and einkorn bread was most likely a staple of the late Paleolithic period. Grass-fed butter...

Soaking instructions for grains, nuts and seeds

  Oats,and Buckwheat: Cover 1 cup of oats with water, about an inch above the oats. Add 2 TB yogurt and leave at room temperature overnight. In the morning, add more water and cook until done.   Quinoa and Brown Rice: Soak for 12-24 hours using the same instructions...

Why Buy Organic?

Organic and Chemical Agriculture Growing food without pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers has been done for thousands of years, and it wasn’t until the chemical revolution in the 20th century that a distinction was made between “conventional” and...

The Skinny on Low-Fat and Non-Fat Foods

Nutrition recommended foods for Low-Fat Low-Fat and Non-Fat Foods – In the United States, we changed from a culture that consumed eggs, butter, cream, organs like liver, and roasts with the fat, to a culture that consumes lean meat, low-fat and non-fat versions...

The College Survival Guide

College Survival Guide – We have had great success in keeping students well when going off to school. While many things are hard to avoid, following some simple tips can make a huge difference. Dorm refrigerator stock list: | College Survival Guide Yogurt (cow...

The Acid Alkaline Balance

Acid Alkaline Diet: What To Know Acid Alkaline – The western diet is comprised of grains that are high in phytic acid which can block the absorption of calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper. 3 This is mainly found in grains that have not been sprouted or are...

Swanson Health Center Super Cleanse

  “I’m back on track! I finished the 3 day cleanse and I no longer crave sodas in the afternoon! Thank you!” -Sandra This can be done for 3 days, 5 days or 7 days Ready, set, detox! You really want to clean out your body. But there are so many...