Processed Meat Ups Your Heart Disease and Diabetes Risk a Lot!

I have to admit, I remember something delicious about that first bite into a hot dog, the fluffy bun, all the toppings, the smell of the grill.  We wouldn’t eat them if they didn’t taste good.

But, there’s a pretty dark and dangerous side to meat, and processed meat in particular.  Check out this new study […]

Breastfeeding Saves 900 Babies a Year – Plus Billions of Dollars

photo by Alexander Tundakov

I love breastfeeding my kids.  As a doctor, I know the science shows the health benefits of breastfeeding to be almost miraculous.  And as a mom, it’s a bonding time, a time to just take a break to hold and love my babies.  I guess both reasons are why I’m still nursing […]

Forks Over Knives Movie and How Diet Can Save Your Health

If you’re curious about the health benefits of switching to a whole foods, vegetable-based diet, but don’t want to wade through all the science and clinical evidence in The China Study,  you’ll probably really enjoy this movie coming out this summer.

Check out the trailer for it:

Have you tried changing your diet? Do […]

Whole Food, Vegetable-based Diet Helps Cure Cancer, Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Obesity.

Reading The China Study was probably the big turning point in our family’s diet and health a little over 3 years ago. 

We had big reasons to be looking for ways to be more healthy.

Here are 3 of them:

1.  Tom was looking at open heart surgery to replace a congenitally defective heart […]

Happy Spring!

The kids have been outside, frantically soaking up sunshine and looking so happy to have survived another winter.

(Hopefully we won’t have another Easter snow storm like last year:-)

I’ve been spending most of my time on my homeschool blog, but with gardening, beehives, and herbs on my mind, I’ll try and post a […]

Do You Really Need Stitches? Or will a Band-Aid do?

Your 5-year-old falls at the park again after attempting something insane, like jumping from the top of one picnic table to the other. He runs to you sobbing with his hand holding the side of his head, and all you can think is, “He knows better!” You interrupt your first adult conversation of the […]

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