Most Recent Health Tips, Health News, and Easy Healthy Recipes

Update From Our Catalogue

For those who make use of products at our catalogue, please know that due to the earthquake that occurred in Salt Lake City, UT today, our warehouse has had to temporarily close down to ensure everyone's safety.

We are very sorry that orders that were scheduled to go out today will not be sent out until the warehouse is back up and running, which won't be until at least early next week. Read more

 

COVID-19 Update

In monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, I'm feeling more optimistic than I was about a week ago, primarily because it's clear that more countries are understanding the importance of social distancing, canceling unnecessary gatherings, avoiding non-essential travel, and supporting the health care system.

Canada and the United States appear to be learning from what is happening in Italy, Spain, and other European countries.   Read more

 

Lower Intake Of Refined Carbohydrates To Reduce Inflammation

A tip for those experiencing some degree of chronic inflammation:  install an app on your phone, tablet, or computer that tracks your macros - that is, the total number of grams of carbohydrates, fat, and protein you ingest daily.  I personally use:

MyFitnessPal

In tracking your macros, aim to keep the total number of carbohydrates you ingest to less than 150 grams per day.  If you have significant issues with blood sugar regulation, inflammation, or obesity, aim for no more than 100 grams of carbohydrates per day. Read more

 

The Latest On COVID-19

In tracking rate of spread of COVID-19, it's encouraging to see that this rate - denoted as R zero or R nought - is falling in China.  This is a testament to the extreme measures that the Chinese government has taken to enforce lockdowns throughout their country once they realized the potential cost of not taking such action. Read more

 

Coronavirus Update

In striving to keep up with coronavirus developments, I believe it's fair to assume that this virus will continue to spread rapidly in densely populated countries that lie above the equator.  The heat of summer appears to be warding off contagion in the southern hemisphere.

With that said, for a variety of reasons, I also believe that reported numbers of those being infected are far lower than reality.  

My contacts in Wuhan tell me that there are countless people who have symptoms but have quarantined themselves and have no plans to get tested.   Read more

 

What Most Doctors Won't Tell You About Colds and Flus

The next time you experience a cold or the flu, remember this: rather than take conventional drugs to suppress uncomfortable symptoms, it's better for your health to allow the cold or flu to run its course while you get plenty of physical and emotional rest.

Conventional medicine and the pharmaceutical industry would have you believe that there is no "cure" for the common cold, that you should protect yourself against the flu with a vaccine that is laden with toxic chemicals, and that during the midst of a cold or flu, it is favorable to ease your discomfort with a variety of medications that can suppress your symptoms. Read more

 

General Preparedness Stockpile List

In the event that an emergency requires that we stay at home for an extended period of time, it's prudent to have a stockpile of everyday essentials, enough to meet the needs of a household for at least three weeks.  What follows are some suggestions for what to keep in storage in the event that we need to quarantine ourselves at home. 

Groceries: Read more

 

What If We Knew Everyone's Date of Death?

What if we could see everyone's date of death in an imaginary bubble above their head?

How would knowing the day that people will die impact the way we see and treat them?

Take a moment to think about the people around you, those you know best.  Are you consistently treating them as you would if you knew the precise day when they will be gone?

What would you change about your approach to life if you knew your own date of expiration and that of those around you? Read more

 

Margaret's Moroccan Delight Recipe

This is an ultra simple and delicious Moroccan dish that my wife Margaret learned many moons ago. It's rich in a number of nutrients, including healthy protein, folate, fatty acids, and fiber.

If you have access to ripe avocados, be sure to include some on the side, as avocados combine beautifully with chickpeas and fresh lemon. Read more

 

Shelby's Sweet Potato Fries

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Ingredients:

3 medium or 2 large sweet potatoes
2 tablespoons of coconut oil (melted)
1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
1 teaspoon of curry powder
Pinch of sea salt
Chopped fresh cilantro for garnish Read more

 

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