Healthy, radiant skinThe beauty business, a $43 billion industry, is filled with topical solutions to make skin healthier and clearer. Improvements in complexion and tone and even promises of miracle anti-aging effects lure consumers to buy, buy, buy.

As large as the beauty industry is, however, only a very small part is focused on the very important internal factor that contributes to skin health.

pill bottle with moneyDuring the 40 years my Father practiced medicine, he refused to prescribe any drug that had been on the market for less than 10 years. He didn’t trust the FDA to objectively assess whether a drug was truly safe before it was approved for use by the general public.

His caution in writing prescriptions proved wise.

diabetes

Diabetes surely must be the degenerative curse of the Modern Age. In 2011, 26 million people or 8.3% of the population in the United States had the disease, with nearly 2 million people over the age of 20 newly diagnosed in 2010 alone. 366 million people have diabetes worldwide and this number has nearly doubled in the last 30 years.

bone loss
The soy industry has done it’s best to fan women’s fears about bone loss, blame meat for the osteoporosis epidemic and promote soy milk and other products as the solution.

Consumers who bone up on the issue, however, will find that soy has only a rickety leg to stand on. 

Bread Machine RecipeGreat news!

Homemade bread is making a comeback, frequently combined with the convenience of a bread machine recipe. More and more people are opting to make their own with quality ingredients they source themselves.

Quality trumping convenience is an idea whose time has come in the bread department as the general public awakens to the dangers of white flour,

Vernon's courageOn this sobering day when people around the world unite to March Against Monsanto and the day after the US Senate voted by a wide margin (71-27) to reject an amendment by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to allow states to require labels on food or beverages made with genetically modified ingredients, a courageous farmer gives us all reason to celebrate.

Weight Loss Rule #2: Balance or Perish

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balance or perishThe core market for weight-loss diets in the United States is created by publishing conglomerates and charismatic medical doctors who are willing to tell prospective readers what they want to hear – that you can lose weight quickly and effortlessly by buying and following their books.

All of these “quickie”