Category: Eat Smart

The Dangers of Soy

I want to finally post an article I saved off some time ago from one of my favorite blogs,  The Food Renegade Are you convinced yet about the dangers of soy? Many aren’t. “Is soy bad for you? …Really?” I hear the question so often I want to scream. After decades of hearing marketing spin […]

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Men’s Health: Nutrients for Male Vitality and Well Being (Part 2)

….a.k.a., "Dig In" !!!  (…to some vital Men's Health info!!!) I thought my boy Lenny Kravitz, now 50 years old, could help me out with some of that "Mature, Machismo, Male Vitality" vibe, to help me mask some of my "egghead, overly scientific" vibe that I'm always trying to hide over the web. I wanted […]

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3,000 eggs later….my Cholesterol scores still PERFECT !!!!

F.Y.I., I'm EXCLUSIVELY eating Pasture Raised Eggs , I AVOID COMMERCIAL EGGS. It's been almost 3 years since my my last cholesterol blood test I posted on this blog, and I calculated 150 weeks at minumum 22 eggs a week, subtracting the infrequent days where I miss my eggs, that's well over 3000 eggs, mostly […]

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Cilantro shown to help remove mercury and heavy metals from the body

I try to write about the things that I do for myself…. ….and those issues that concern me most, and for me, I'm gonna bring cilantro into my regiment, because of OVERWHELMING evidence that it helps to help remove mercury and other heavy metals from the body. This is VERY important to me in that […]

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Pasture Raised Eggs, a Near “Perfect” Superfood: A Quick bit of info, Sunny Side Up…..

Before I say anything, Let me say I TOTALLY AVOID COMMERCIAL EGGS (I explain why below) Eggs…..half of us love them, my guess is 70% of the other half don't eat them because of perceptions that eggs are bad for your yealth. I beg to differ, because, for non vegetarians, pasture raised eggs are one […]

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The Oregon Genetically Modified Wheat Mystery Deepens…………..

Living part time in Oregon, I got sucked into this story, and it won't let go of my mind. The full text of this article is copied word for word from the NPR website…………….. The strange case of genetically engineered wheat on a farm in Oregon remains as mysterious as ever. If anything, it's grown […]

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NaturAmericas presents information that its Stevia is Legit

 I really don't know what to do with this one, I previously had a post here questioning the purity of NaturaAmericas Stevia, and since then, NaturAmericas has presented documentation of their side of the issue, saying they are legit. I really don't know what to think, but fortunately for me, I don't use stevia anymore. […]

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“Caveat Emptor”… that infamous Poison, Aspartame, changes its name to AminoSweet

Aspartame is the most controversial food additive in history, and its approval for use in food was the most contested in FDA history. In the end, the artificial sweetener was approved, not on scientific grounds, but rather because of strong political and financial pressure. After all, aspartame was previously listed by the Pentagon as a […]

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Garden of Life RAW Protein (my favorite smoothie product, til today) found to contain heavy metals, such as tungsten, lead, and cadmium

  UPDATE 2/12/2016….. Garden of recalls raw meal products to Salmonella outbreak read more here….(just stating opinion here, but I do think Garden of Life did try to straighten up its act and "go clean", but they may have been victims of "Corporate Sabotage", in that when companies try to do the right thing, their […]

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Seattle creating a massive ‘Food Forest’ with free edible veggies and fruits

Having lived in both Portland Oregon  and Seattle over the past couple of years, I tell friends back in my hometown of Chicago that the great Northwest is in many ways "Greener" than Chicago and much of the country. I've lived and worked in 5 states in 6 years, so I can give an unbiased […]

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Another Cancer Destroyer? Pine Needles

…and also, many other health benefits Note: Please be careful with the photos in this article, as in, don't run out and grab something that looks like a photo, without your own research. Just because someone said all these photos are not pine, though that were labeled as pine when I obtained the photos. I […]

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Men’s Health: Black Sesame Seeds Fight Prostate Cancer

….and is a great superfood for overall Prostate Health One of the many reasons I feel compelled to preach as loud as I can about prostate health and prostate cancer, is that I don't think prostate ailments have to afflict us anywhere near the level that they do, especially in the USA, and especially with […]

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The Manuka Project: Finding “real honey”, and not wasting “real money”

. This whole "Manuka Craze", that even I have found myself caught up in, had led me to do another journey into what I call "The Project" Series in my blog, where I dive into finding the quality version of products I love…..and exposing the bogus ones Real Manuka production is down in New Zeland, […]

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Cacao Power!!! (a.k.a., “Food of the Gods”)

“After water, cacao is the single healthiest substance you can put in your mouth. It can easily replace a number of psychiatric drugs for mood, plus it produces the same chemistry in the brain that occurs when we fall in love.” – Chris Kilham (a.k.a., "The Medicine Hunter") This is one of those quotes I […]

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Scientists discover another cause of bee deaths, and it’s really bad news…

So what is with all the dying bees? Scientists have been trying to discover this for years. Meanwhile, bees keep dropping like… well, you know. Is it mites? Pesticides? Cell phone towers? What is really at the root? Turns out the real issue really scary, because it is more complex and pervasive than thought. Quartz […]

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The “Ayurvedic Dosha Balancing”, everyday smoothie (…and how it resolved my sleep problems)

Okay, I know you're saying, "The Ayurve-WHAT?  Dosha-WHAT? What the hell is this guy into now?" This is a  great smoothie recipe for anyone, but I wanted to write it specifically for guys who might be Goggling on phrases like…….  "Why is my mind racing in the middle of the night?" "Vitamin D supplementation affects […]

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USFDA allowing chicken to be shipped to China for processing……sigh

….another reason to buy local "Chinese chicken" will soon have a whole new meaning, as the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently gave the green-light to four chicken processing plants in China, allowing chicken raised and slaughtered in the U.S. to be exported to China for processing, and then shipped back to the U.S. and sold […]

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Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer Risks can be greatly reduced simply by increasing omega-3 (vs. omega-6) ratios in our food

"Let thy food be thy medicine" –Hippocrates, circa 420 BC below…. Smoked, Omega-3 rich Wild Caught Alaskan Salmon and Herbed Goat Cheese Tartine (click photo for recipe) Disease prevention is the result of a series of interconnected wellness habits and activities, of which, I am convinced that eating habits is of the utmost importance. Overwhelming […]

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Ron Finley: The “Gangsta Gardner”…..he plants food and gardens in vacant lots in South Central L.A.

"Growing your own food is like printing your own money"  –Ron Finley "FOOD IS THE PROBLEM, FOOD IS THE SOLUTION!!!", Says Ron Finley, a.k.a. the "Gansta Gardner" of South Central Los Angeles. The story in one sentence…Ron started planting gardens and growing food in vacant lots all over South Central Los Angeles, which I'm sure […]

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Whole Foods might have the only realistic plan to take down Monsanto and GMO’s

I have a love/hate relationship with Whole Foods (amazing produce and meat selections, but they replaced Olive Oil with toxic Canola Oil in almost EVERYTHING ūüôĀ at their Food Bar and Prepared Foods) However, I gotta give them credit for this idea, although I think they should step up the timeframe…………. Early last month, Whole […]

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Next Scene in “The GMO Horror Show”, The “Franken-Potato”………sigh

Potatoes are one of the “safe starches” for those who are gluten and grain free. One of my favorite healthy snacks is organic potatoes fried in unrefined coconut oil sprinkled with ultra health/tasty Pink Himalayan Salt Simplot Company in Idaho has officially asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve five new varieties […]

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Is ‚ÄúNatural Flavors‚ÄĚ an ingredient in your ‚Äúhealthy product‚ÄĚ? it could be literally ANYTHING‚Ķ‚Ķ

…..including “beaver butt”, or crushed bugs ūüôĀ Sorry about the shock value but it’s true, it could be either of these, or literally anything the product manufacturer can “sneak in” to your product . Let me digress a second. I don’t drink soda anymore, I was drinking the incredibly great tasting Izze Soda, made from […]

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Trying to look at this “cancer thing” with some sense of logic

Cancer rates amongst Japanese Americans [seem to] become similar to cancer rates of Americans, AFTER adopting the American lifestyle and diet. BTW, in case it needs to be said, I am not advocating going out and eating Sushi to stay healthy. I'm not a super big Sushi fan myself. I'm into the art of the […]

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“Body”, (Part 40)
a.k.a. “CRAZY” !!!
(….the “Crazy Quads” Slideshow)

Chocolate Waffles

Girl Talk:
Beauty Secrets from Africa
(Part 2)

Grilled Japanese Farm Style Teriyaki Bowl

Food for Thought:
Why Steph Curry Deleted
all his Social Media

Vegan Smoothies

“Short Story Long…”
(….The Travel Adventures
of Lee Litumbe)

Persimmon Salad with Fennel and Pomegranate

My Top 10
“Fountain of Youth”
Superfoods (Part 2)

Blackened Salmon Caprese Skewers

Ballerina Misty Copeland’s
Five Ways She Eats, Trains and Lives Healthy

Portuguese Chicken Skewers with Cilantro Yogurt Dip

Men’s Natural Body Care
(…becoming an all-natural, GQ “Smooth Operator”)

My Top 30 Superfood
“Power Rankings”
(….numbers 1 thru 10)

The Prostate Cancer Fighting “Fantastic Four” : Broccoli, Turmeric, Green Tea, Pomegranate

Huli Huli Chicken

Toxin Levels in women drop sharply¬† just 3 after switching to natural makeupdays¬† (…a recent study says)

Cucumber Roll Appetizers
…with Creamy Avocado

The “Gangster Gardener”
He plants food gardens on vacant lots all over South Central L.A.

The “Green Goddess” Sandwich

Ray Allen’s advice to Dwyane Wade on addressing Wade’s injury plagued career: NUTRITION!!!

Salmon Skewers
with Chili Lime Butter

“The Wanderlust Food Diaries”
“The Edge of a Dream”
The Ubud Hanging Gardens, Bali
Menu: Balinese Cuisine

Sriracha Honey and Sesame Beef Skewers

Cyber Traveling with “Travelista Teri”

Summer Glow
“Buddha Bowl”

Dinner and a Movie:
“Mississippi Masala”
Menu: “Mixed Masala” Dinners

Avocado Toast with Goat Cheese and Tomato

Fifty, Fit and Fabulous!!!
Stephanie Person, Age 50 !!!
Nutrition Coach

“Smashed” Avocado Toast
…with Egg

Putting Monsanto in Your Vagina?
…Many Tampons Contaminated with Toxic Glyphosate Herbicide

Cool Fitness Gear!!!
(Part 4)

Healthy Oat Banana Waffles

DIY Skin and BodyCare
Part 6
(a.k.a., The “Orange Article”)

See all articles in “The Healthy Chef’s Cookbook”
(The Art of Food)

See all articles in “Eat Smart”
(The Science of Food)

The GAIA Health Blog
Ranked in Top 100 Health Blogs!!!

(BELOW) Links to my favorite sites who are ”Raging Against the Machine”
(and also some fun cooking blogs)

One Bold Soul: Artist and Writer

(same name, different blog, no need to fight about it)

Real Food Freaks

Kim’s “Nutritionally Well”

Special ‘shout out’ to this food blogger. Totally different style than me, but my favorite food blog in creativity. She inspired me to start my ‘Dinner and a Movie’ and “Wanderlust Food Diaries’ articles.