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 August 20, 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 August 13, 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 August 6, 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
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Featured Articles for the Week of July 30, 2016

Embrace Your Fear and Let It Go
Chet writes about his experience from using one of his favorite meditation CDs: "For the first time since 1980, when something similar happened to me, I felt completely at one with everything in the world - the good and the bad, the beautiful and the ugly, the violent and the peaceful."

How to Make Mexican Restaurant Recipes
My son Josh Day shares his love of Mexican food and details how you can make restaurant quality, authentic Mexican food in your own home.

Spices May Be Used As Potential Pesticides
Fortunately, new evidence review indicates that extracts from common kitchen seasonings - and plant essences used in aromatherapy -could become a serious alternative ally against insect pests.

Foods that Trigger Migraine Headaches
Various foods can initiate the severe pain of migraine headaches. In this article, you'll learn what foods to look out for. Identify these foods with a good elimination diet, and say good-bye to migraines forever.


Featured Articles for the Week of July 23, 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 July 16, 2016

Try Meditation for Pain Relief
Take a few minutes to read this article and you'll learn how only a little over an hour of meditation training can dramatically reduce both the experience of pain and pain-related brain activation.

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 July 9, 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 July 2, 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 June 18, 2016

Natural Cures for Headache Pain
This interesting and quite comprehensive article details a number of natural techniques you can use to ease headache pain. Why resort to over-the-counter medications when you can help yourself with simple methods?

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.

The Health Benefits of Peppermint
Peppermint is a great digestive aid. Mint can even soothe a queasy stomach. This article tells you what other health benefits peppermint offers.

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.


Featured Articles for the Week of June 11, 2016

How to Have Healthy Bowel Movements
Constipation is a huge problem in the United States because most people eat so much junk food that clogs up the system like hardening concrete. Well, in this detailed and highly informative "how to" article, my friend Dr. Ben Kim tells you everything you need to know to get your elimination system working the way it should be working. A MUST read for anyone suffering from constipation.

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.

High Fructose Corn Syrup Propaganda
This press release is brought to you by the same "corn growing" folks who have started airing those wonderful TV ads about high fructose corn syrup. They've even bought some scientists and they want to show us some studies.

How to Grow Your Own 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.


Featured Articles for the Week of June 4, 2016

How to Live 100 Years
The doctors of his time told Italian nobleman Luigi Cornaro when he was in his thirties that he would die in a matter of months if he didn't change his ways. Talking them seriously, this young Venetian completely revamped his lifestyle and then lived happily and fully until he reached the age of 102. In Discourses on the Sober Life, you'll learn how he took responsibility for his own health and then amazed his family, his doctors, and the people of Italy.

How to Usefully Set Up an Island Kitchen
Island kitchens are very popular these days. And it's no wonder why, with their practical design and warm and welcoming feel. Here's how to get the most out of your island kitchen.

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
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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.


Featured Articles for the Week of May 28, 2016

How to Make Your Own Herbal Tinctures
This is an interesting and detailed article that provides "how to" details you can use to make your own herbal tinctures to help a variety of health problems.

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 May 21, 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.

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, my son Josh Day discovered a trick to escape the doldrums of salad making and he shares all the details in this interesting and fun-to-read article.

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.


Featured Articles for the Week of May 14, 2016

Junk Food Snack Alternatives
In this short but pithy blog post I suggest a way you can become totally aware of how much money you're wasting on junk food snacks every week. Then I provide some useful alternatives to candy bars, soft drinks, and the other crap that costs an arm and a leg and that's terrible for your health.

Natural Headache Remedy - What to Eat
In this detailed and very useful article, Dr. Kim discusses what you can do regarding how and what you eat to to overcome a common root cause of headaches.

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 Principles of Food Combining
Nothing terribly earthshaking here... except for Dr. Herbert Shelton's precise how-to-do-it information on food combining that medical science says has no evidence to prove it works. Well, food combining has worked for thousands of people over the years, so if you're having gas or indigestion issues, you might give it a try.


Featured Articles for the Week of May 7, 2016

Symptoms to Expect When You Improve Your Diet
In this widely-cited article you learn about the sort of symptoms you can expect to experience when you either go on a detoxifying routine or when you significantly upgrade your diet. Remember, you don't get a free lunch and a quick fix in the alternative health movement--instead you pay the piper for the indulgences of the past. Sounds ominous, but the results are well worth a few days of discomfort. Must reading before starting any detox program.

Understanding Root Canal Care
There's a lot of conflicting advice and information on root canal care. Here's an article that explains exactly what a root canal is and also provides some great preventative care for avoiding such a procedure.

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.

Seafood Versus Depression and Inflammation
Over the years, one "superstar" drug after another has fallen from its pedestal, the victim of exaggerated claims and unforeseen side effects.
Meanwhile, omega 3 fatty acid which is found in fish oil continued to rise as a fighter of depression.


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.


 



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