Watermelon: Truth and Mythconception

Watermelon owes its claim to fame as one of the world’s healthiest foods to three facts: One, its high water content (about which, more in a moment); two, its high content of lycopene; and three, its high levels of vitamin A and carotenoids, including the important...

Grass-fed meat: Hype or Hope?

This is a fact: Cows weren’t meant to eat grain. Seriously. It’s just not their natural diet. You can make them eat it, just like you can make lions in the zoo eat Cheerios, but it’s not what they normally eat, and they won’t do well on it. And you won’t do well if...

The Bulletproof Coffee Phenomena

This last weekend I attended a seminar in San Diego, and one of the sponsors was Bulletproof Coffee. What is bulletproof coffee, you ask? The short answer is that it’s coffee with butter in it (more on that in a moment). The long answer is that it’s the brainchild of...

Sweeteners: The good, the bad, the ugly

When it comes to natural sweeteners—at least the ones that have calories--- there’s really only two choices: Raw, unfiltered honey, and blackstrap molasses. Both are real foods with actual nutritious compounds in them, like enzymes and minerals. Yet they’re still...

My Homeopathy Dilemma

I’ve always been skeptical about homeopathy. Sorry. I know it’s not politically correct to say that, but it’s the truth. I can kind of see it on some energetic or metaphorical level—especially when I get all What The Bleep Do We Know about it, thinking about water...

Turnips

Whenever I think of turnips, I can’t help recalling that line in Tennessee Williams’s famous play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, where Big Daddy calls the little kids “no-neck monsters”! That’s because turnips have no necks and the fact that they grow just about anywhere---...