Planet Lockdown: A Documentary

Prior to 2020, if you heard the term “lockdown” you might think of something that happens in a prison — not in a free society. This mechanism of control has since become commonplace — not among prisoners but among the free — with repercussions that are only beginning to be understood. The film Planet Lockdown […]

Reconfirmed: Artificial Sweeteners Make You Sick

This article was previously published May 8, 2018, and has been updated with new information. If you’re still holding out hope that science will eventually prove artificial sweeteners to be beneficial or at the very least, harmless, you’re likely to be disappointed. Again and again, research shows no-calorie sweeteners such as aspartame and sucralose cause […]

Chew on This: Is There Plastic in That Gum?

Society has a dangerous addiction to plastics and your exposure now includes chewing it.1 Several of the chemicals found in the production of plastic compounds are known to act as endocrine disruptors. Phthalates are one of those types of chemicals;2 they are also found in chewing gum. During the fetal and neonatal periods,3 babies are […]

Give Up Soda

This article was previously published January 10, 2018, and has been updated with new information. One of the most straightforward steps you can take to improve your health is to give up soda, and with that I’m talking about both regular and diet varieties. The problem with soda stems from its high sugar content — […]

Guide to Soil Types: Pros, Cons, and Plant Suggestions

Guide to Soil Types: Pros, Cons, and Plant Suggestions

The success of your garden and even the grass on your lawn starts below the surface with your soil. There are six basic soil types, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. What this means: If you have the wrong dirt for your plants, you can really soil your garden. This soil types guide will […]

What DNA Methylation Testing Can Tell You About Your Health

Ryan Smith is the founder of TruDiagnostic, a commercial testing system that tests your biological age, as opposed to your chronological age. It’s can be a profoundly useful tool, because you need an objective barometer to tell you whether or not the things you’re doing to improve your health are actually having the desired impact. […]

The Complete Guide to Fasting: Interview With Dr. Jason Fung

This article was previously published December 30, 2018, and has been updated with new information. Fasting is one of the oldest dietary interventions in the world, and modern science confirms it can have a profoundly beneficial influence on your health. Dr. Jason Fung, a nephrologist (kidney specialist) with a practice in Canada, has written an […]

The Worst Ingredient for Your Immune System

What you eat plays a significant role in how well your immune system functions. As a result, you can actively support your body’s ability to ward off acute and chronic conditions with each food you put into your mouth. However, depending on your food choices, you can also hinder it. What’s the worst ingredient for […]

How You’ve Been Misled About Statins

This article was previously published March 11, 2020, and has been updated with new information. Statins are HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors; that is, they block the enzyme in your liver responsible for making cholesterol (HMG-CoA reductase). According to Drugs.com, more than 35 million Americans are on a statin drug, making it one of the most commonly […]

Can These Foods Help Combat COVID?

This article was previously published June 20, 2020, and has been updated with new information. Nutrient deficiencies can take a heavy toll on your health, and this includes increasing your risk of severe outcomes in the case of viral infections like COVID-19. Vitamin K, a fat-soluble vitamin most known for its role in blood clotting […]