This Week's Recommended Articles and Recipe

Please use my huge collection of natural health articles, reviews, and resource links below to develop a personal program that will help you meet your health goals without expensive and often dangerous prescription drugs.

Featured Articles for the Week of April 30, 2016

Is a Strict Vegan Diet a Recipe for Disaster?
Dr. Ben Kim writes, "My experiences with my own body and in providing health care to many people over the years have led me to believe that a long term, strict vegan diet is a sure recipe for developing certain nutritional deficiencies and significant health problems." This is a must read for strict vegans.

What I Did for Systemic Candida
In this personal narrative, Erica Feldman describes the steps she took to resolve her candida problem. This interesting article of her journey beyond candida is full of helpful hints and how to details.

Colon Cleaning the Health & Beyond Way
Though I personally think it's best to solve constipation problems by eating and living properly, I also think it's wise to go through a good colon cleaning program two or three times a year.

Carrot Juice Is Dangerous for Diabetics
Freshly extracted vegetable juice is a great thing for health, but straight carrot juice for those with blood sugar sensitivities... no way, Jose.

Five Self-Esteem Activities
Yeah, the tips in this blog entry appear simplistic on the surface, but if you actually put them to work, you will notice an improvement in your self image. Give 'em a try because you've got nothing to lose but your negativity.

Featured Articles for the Week of April 23, 2016

Cinnamon Offers Health Benefits
Cinnamon tastes great on everything from cookies to sweet rolls. But cinnamon has some powerful health benefits, too. Read this short article for a comprehensive list of why you should have some cinnamon in your diet every day, especially if you have Type 2 diabetes.

Seniors, Side Effects, and Celebrex
In this important article about side effects, Jay S. Cohen, MD, asks and answers a question about Celebrex: "Does this strong, one-size-fits-all drug put seniors, women, and others at unnecessary risk?"

Seven Things Your Dog or Cat Wants and Needs to Stay Healthy and Disease-Free
Good things always come in seven. Here are 7 guidelines in keeping a healthy pet. Written by Dr. Shawn Messonnier.

How to Make Healthy Energy Balls
You know, most of the so-called "energy bars" at the supermarket are so full of sugar and additives that you almost want to cry if you read the list of ingredients. Well, I have good news for you today because Dr. Ben Kim has decided to reveal his powerful and secret recipe for tasty, healthy snacks that'll give you an energy boost almost as electric as sticking your big toe in a light socket.

Featured Articles for the Week of April 16, 2016

Five Healthy Hair Tips
In these days of dirt and dust and pollution in the air we breath, it's amazing any of us have any hair left on our heads. Well, if you're not already bald, you'll most likely find the five tips for health hair in this blog entry to be worth learning.

The Bodybuilder's Guide to Nutrition
Many bodybuilders put a lot of focus into the details of their nutritional strategy. A small food scale, calculator, note pad and pencil are common items found in their kitchen.

Five Tips for Insect Bites
I swatted away some flying bug when I was outside petting Bobby the Long-haired Stray Cat this time last year, and that got me to thinking about the wasp bites that so pissed me off a few summers ago, so then I wandered into the office and wrote this blog entry. So there! And if you don't get a big kick out of reading Tip No. 5 in this entry, then you need to kickstart your sense of humor back into gear.

Cut Carbs to Lose Deep Belly Fat
Researchers have proven that a modest reduction in consumption of carbohydrate foods may promote loss of deep belly fat, even with little or no change in weight. This is more confirmation of the validity of the low-carb eating approach to weight loss and health.

Featured Articles for the Week of April 9, 2016

You Choose How to React
"My grandfather took me to the fish pond on the farm when I was about seven, and he told me to throw a stone into the water. He told me to watch the circles created by the stone. Then he asked me to think of myself as that stone person."

Try a Blended Salad If You Hate Salads
If you're missing out on all the vital minerals and vitamins and other goodies found in a big bowl of salad because you hate eating green things, then you MUST try my tasty and superbly healthy recipe for a blended salad. It may look yucky, but this blended salad tastes better than any salad you ever tried to choke down.

Everything You Need to Know about Sprouting
You can save a ton of money and get wonderful food with very little work by sprouting. You can also spend more than five bucks learning how to do sprout successfully. Well, save the money by reading this how-to-sprout article by Tom Billings. He'll teach you everything you need to know.

Featured Articles for the Week of April 2, 2016

Meditation for Beginners
If you've been thinking about taking up meditation to relax and improve your overall peace of mind, reading this little article would be a good place to start.

How to Make Healthy Smoothies
I don't know about you, but next to sipping on lemonade in heaven, having a healthy and tasty smoothie down here on earth might be the next best thing. Well, maybe that's a stretch, but, hey, everyone likes a good smoothie and in this pictorial Dr. Kim will teach you how to make a healthy, beautiful smoothie.

Addictive Drugs Most Often Prescribed for Insomnia
Nearly one out of two visits to a doctor's office for help with a sleep disorder result in the prescription of potentially addictive medications. If you're having trouble getting to sleep at night, please read this article before turning to prescriptive drugs as a solution. There are better alternatives

Featured Articles for the Week of March 26, 2016

Drink Coconut Water for Weight Loss
If you'd like to learn an easy and tasty way to stay healthy and hydrated while also losing some weight, you need to read this article about coconut water right now.

Salads without Lettuce
Raw vegetable salads. They're not the most fun thing to make, especially when you've been cooking for an hour or more and have prepared a main course and several sides. Fortunately, Josh Day discovered a trick to escape the doldrums of salad making and he shards all the details in this interesting and fun-to-read article.

Vegan Gurus Ate Meat
It's not common knowledge, but many of the natural health experts often cited by strict vegans as being against animal foods actually encouraged the moderate consumption of clean animal foods like free-range eggs, raw milk cheese, and deep sea fish. Read this article and open your eyes to what the gurus really wrote and believed.

What Your Nails Reveal about Blood Circulation
Your finger and toe nails provide a quick look at your overall health status. There's also a very easy test anyone can do to check the status of their circulation. Read this important article by my friend Dr. Ben Kim and you'll have yet one more good indicator regarding your level of health.

Featured Articles for the Week of March 19, 2016

Foods to Clear Brain Fog
I understand wanting to have a clear head with a functioning brain in the ol' skull cavity, so in this blog entry I point out a few healthy foods you can use to dissipate brain fog when it comes rolling in.

How to Grow Lettuce
In this article by the good folks at Heirloom Seeds, you'll learn how to grow your own lettuce for those delicious evening salads. Why pay through the nose for supermarket lettuce that's often contaminated with herbicides and pesticides when it's so easy to grow your own?

The Myths of Vegetarianism
The late naturopath Dr. Stephen Byrnes takes vegetarianism to task in this controversial and fascinating article that debunks many of the "myths of vegetarianism." Must reading for all vegan, raw foodists, and would-be vegetarians.

Featured Articles for the Week of March 5, 2016

Fasting Retards Aging and Improves Immune System
Researchers have found that a simple dietary intervention -- periodic fasting -- may combat both chemotherapy-induced and aging-related changes in immune cell function by replenishing stem cells in the blood. This is very important information for aging men and women who want a natural way to booster their immune systems and possibly turn back the clock!

One Minute Meditation
Hey, if you've been wanting to learn how to meditate but haven't had the time to take up the practice, you need to read this article which provides all the "how to" details for a simple but powerful meditation that'll only take you one minute to do.

Healthy Nut Butters
In this blog entry I share one of Dr. Ben Kim's favorite nut butter recipes. If you've never tried nut butter, you really should make a batch because you're going to love the stuff. I promise.

How to Shake Off a Bad Mood
Some bad moods emanate from home, an angry argument. And others seem to have no specific trigger, out of nowhere a darker veil descends. Here's something you may not know: bad moods are contagious. Check out this interesting article and learn how to push away a bad mood when one darkens your day.

Featured Articles for the Week of February 27, 2016

The Health Benefits of Physical Touch
Gentle physical contact is good for your health and universal well-being. Read Margaret Chuong-Kim's article and see how babies who were gently touched more often do better than those who were not.

The Top Ten Superfruits
More than a dozen industry publications for functional foods and beverages have referred to various exotic or antioxidant species as "superfruits" -- like mangosteen and goji -- yet this category presently does not have a working definition. This article helps to identify each of the ten species.

The Health Benefits of Japanese Cuisine
The fresh seafood and plethora of vegetables that make up the heart of Japanese cuisine are excellent for your body. Even steamed white rice, which is not the devil it's made out to be, can be good for you.

Featured Articles for the Week of February 20, 2016

Is Fasting One Day a Week Good for You?
Is fasting one day a week good for your health? To answer this question, let's take a look at what happens in your body when you begin to eat and drink nothing but water.

Envelope Budgeting for Financial Health
My mother kept our family out of debt her entire life with a simple cash-based system called envelope budgeting. You don't hear much about envelop budgeting in our cash-less society, but if you're in debt, it may be the answer you've been looking for.

New Theory of Self-Deception
Self-deception is a common everyday phenomenon. Someone who sees the facts, but refuses to admit them, is generally described as unreasonable - wrongly, say two German university researcher.

Featured Articles for the Week of February 13, 2016

Healthy Post Workout Smoothie
If you enjoy exercise, you know it's important to provide your body with something healthy when you finish that particular session so you can rebuild healthy cells. Try this delicious smoothie by Dr. Kim and your body will shout, "Hallelujah!"

Five Healthy Hair Tips
In these days of dirt and dust and pollution in the air we breath, it's amazing any of us have any hair left on our heads. Well, if you're not already bald, you'll most likely find the five tips for health hair in this blog entry to be worth learning.

Toothpaste Primer and Three Dental health Tips
If you still have teeth, this is a MUST read article because my friend Dr. Ben Kim's going to tell you all about toothpaste and then a biochemist, physiologist, and doctor of dental surgery is going to share his best three tips for improved dental health.

Featured Articles for the Week of February 6, 2016

How Cinnamon Can Help You Lose Weight
Recent studies have shown a little bit of cinnamon added to your daily diet can contribute to your weight loss process. Read this interesting article for all the useful details.

The "Five More" Productivity Tip
In this short blog post, I provide all the "how to do it" details regarding the "Five More" productivity tip. If you have a hard time staying focused and/or on task, this is a must read. The technique is extremely simple and easy to do. So take two minutes and learn it and then use it to increase your productivity every day for the rest of your life. Wow!

Setting Realistic Fitness Goals
Fitness isn't an easy feat, especially when you're committed long-term. That's why setting goals from the beginning is so crucial to keeping with the program.

How to Make Guacamole
Though it's not one of Dr. Ben Kim's secret Korean recipes passed down for hundreds of generations, the directions provided in this pictorial will allow you to serve a tasty and healthy guacamole to your family without having to spend more than a few minutes preparing it.

Featured Articles for the Week of January 30, 2016

Protein for Breakfast Diminishes Appetite All Day
Try adding some protein to your breakfast, like salmon or eggs, and you may experience a diminished appetite for the rest of the day.

Herbal Treatments for Ear, Nose, and Throat Infections
Here are two popular and easy to find herbs that may help naturally treat ENT infections.

Beneficial Bowel Flora and Sauerkraut
The idea of microscopic organisms living and reproducing within you probably seems creepy at first. But when you see the good these beneficial bacteria do for your health and well being, you'll want to welcome them aboard instead of wanting to throw them over the side

Featured Articles for the Week of January 23, 2016

Cashew Honey Snack
If you're like me, you're always interested in healthy snacking. Well, in this blog entry I share a little snack concoction I came up with that's darn right wonderful, if I do say so myself.

Peace Pilgrim and Health
Some simple and beautiful wisdom about physical and mental health from a woman who devoted the final years of her life trying to bring peace to the world. Great reading!

Seniors, Side Effects, and Celebrex
In this important article about side effects, Jay S. Cohen, MD, asks and answers a question about Celebrex: "Does this strong, one-size-fits-all drug put seniors, women, and others at unnecessary risk?

Featured Articles for the Week of January 16, 2016

Beneficial Fruits for Weight Loss
This article contains useful information and a list of healthy fruits that you can eat when your goal is to lose weight. Fruit gets a bad rap on far too many occasions these days... but eating a banana makes a lot more sense than munching down on a nasty candy bar that contains little but empty calories, flavor enhancers, and corn syrup.

Seven Signs Your Relationship Is in Trouble
This article by Debbie Mandel highlights several signs and
symptoms of an ailing relationship. Here are seven tips to help you reclaim your relationship with your spouse.

A Pesto Said to Remove Heavy Metals
Heavy metal poisoning is rampant. It may be a major cause of hormonal imbalances, cancer, thyroid problems, neurological disturbances, learning problems, depression, food allergies, parasites, and more. This is a great recipe that is not only easy to make but also really yummy, and it tells you how to remove heavy metals from the body.

Tomatoes and Arthritis
Eating tomatoes and other members of the nightshade family can make your arthritis worse. Read this article to learn more about the nightshade family.

Featured Articles for the Week of January 9, 2016

A Good Fruit Diet Weight Loss Program
If you like fruit and want to lose some extra weight in a hurry, then you'll find quite useful this article providing full details for a fruit diet weight loss program.

Energy Unlimited
John H. Tobe took on and poked holes in practically everything that "mass manufacturing" and the "medical establishment" came up with until his death in 1979. He was also one of the few individuals to visit the Hunza people in the 1950's and then write about their remarkable health. The article you're about to read comes from his book, The Golden Treasury of Natural Health Knowledge, which is full of articles he wrote during his lifetime for his monthly magazine Provoker. Also contains one of the great recipes for muesli.

Are You Throwing Away Your Egg Yolks?
Cholesterol is not a deadly poison, but a substance that is absolutely necessary for you to be healthy. High cholesterol itself does not cause heart disease. Join my friend Dr. Ben Kim in never throwing away another egg yolk.

Featured Articles for the Week of January 2, 2016

Gentle Touch Pain Relief
Paul Newcomb's classic tome on how to relieve all kinds of aches and pains with a simple "hands-on" technique that anyone can use. If you or anyone in your family suffers pain, you need to know how to do the Gentle Touch.

8 Good Weight Loss Foods
A significant part of losing weight is controlling the number of calories that you consume. However, good weight loss foods are not merely those which are low in calories. There are also foods which can kick start your metabolism, or help you to control your cravings by satiating your hunger for longer. Here are eight of the best foods to add into your diet if you are trying to lose weight.

Chocolate Milk - Nature's Recovery Drink?
New research suggests an effective recovery drink may already be in your refrigerator: lowfat chocolate milk. Grabbing lowfat chocolate milk after a tough workout helped give both trained and amateur athletes a post-exercise training advantage


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