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Tillamook Low-Fat Yogurt vs Ice Cream? Eat Ice Cream!
September 26, 2014

Tillamook Low-Fat Yogurt vs Ice Cream? Which has more sugar? If you eat yogurt, you likely feel good about the choice you are making and equate this with a healthy option. Some yogurts are healthy. When it comes to the amount of sugar that they contain, most are more dessert like than a health food…. Read More >

Site Wide Challenge Starts Oct 15 - Slider
September 18, 2014

  Are You Ready To Take the Challenge? Twice a year I personally lead the Clean & Lean membership in a site wide challenge.The site wide challenge follows the Clean & Lean System program.You’ll build your foundation of health, one step at a time. By following the step by step instructional videos, you’ll create new… Read More >

What Are They Injecting Into Your Chicken?
September 12, 2014

Would you pay $8.99 a pound for salt water? If you are purchasing your chicken at a big chain supermarket, you are! The other day I was walking through Fred Meyer. Although Fred Meyer has a great natural food section, I don’t usually purchase my meats and chicken at Fred Meyer. I prefer organic, grass… Read More >

Which Three “Healthy” Foods Contribute Almost 30 Pounds of Added Sugar to Your Diet Annually?
September 7, 2014

The average American consumes almost 152 pounds of sugar in one year. This is equal to 3 pounds (or 6 cups) of sugar consumed in one week! So, where do you rank? You may feel like you are watching your sugar intake, but are you doing enough? The low fat revolution gave sugar a free… Read More >

Probiotics Don’t Establish Colonies in Your Gut – Why Use Them?  CLR
August 8, 2014

High Cholesterol is NOT Strongly Linked to Heart Disease – Why Are So Many Taking a Statin?    If heart disease is NOT strongly linked to high cholesterol, then why are so many people on statins? Statins are a trusted medicine by many for lowering cholesterol. They are the most widely prescribed medicines in the United… Read More >

Is Dairy Healthful or Harmful?
July 31, 2014

Is Dairy Healthful or Harmful? There has been a lot of unfounded controversy around dairy. I have heard everything from ‘we are the only mammals who eat another mammal’s milk’ to ‘dairy causes cancer.’ Before I delve into this topic, I need to say this – I feel that there are many paths to health… Read More >

When is B12 Deficiency a Symptom of a Larger Issue?
July 25, 2014

Last week I discussed the often overlooked condition of low stomach acids and its implication. Low stomach acid may be a symptom of a larger issue – this is where we really need to be a nutritional detective to try to put all the pieces together. The parietal cells in your stomach produce both gastric… Read More >

Low Stomach Acid – The Epidemic and Lifelong Implications
July 18, 2014

I see a lot of patients with digestive complaints; some with heart burn, others with bloating and indigestion and still others dealing with chronic constipation or loose stool. Insufficient stomach acid production is an often overlooked condition in many people complaining of digestive issues. Instead of finding the root cause, symptoms are addressed with band-aid… Read More >

Probiotics Don’t Establish Colonies – Why Use Them?
July 10, 2014

Here is your question today: True or False: When you take a probiotic, the goal is to literally plant new flora in your gut and help your current flora grow more. It is commonly suggested that probiotics must stick and multiply in the gut to be effective. This isn’t how our current probiotic supplements work…. Read More >

fermentation jar weights
July 9, 2014

I picked up these fermentation jar weights at the Lopez Island Farmer’s Market this past weekend. They were made by a local artist and can be reused each time I make a new batch of tasty and sweet sauerkraut.  


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