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Among the best herbs are rosemary, mint, basil and especially lemon balm –not pictured because it’s hard to find these days. A local grower promises he’ll have some in a few weeks.

But first, meet Dr. Jeanne M. Wallace– a PhD in nutrition specializing in diet and cancer and “among a small handful of gifted practitioners who has succeeded in synthesizing the complex and wide volume of available research in the field of integrative care.” (That’s Dr. Keith Block, MD, of Chicago’s Block Center for Integrative Cancer Care.)

Thankfully, Wallace is now turning her attention to synthesizing the research on nutrition and viral disease. Continue Reading »

The race is on–the race to find the small molecules that might fight COVID-19.  Canada’s Dr. Michel Chrétien, brother of a former Prime Minister, is hedging his bets on quercetin, small molecules abundant in plants. Should you, too, hedge your bets? Continue Reading »

Life is all about managing risks to protect ourselves and our loved ones– likelihood of risks? gravity of risks? consequences of taking or not taking actions?

I’m not one to be fearful–In fact, I think building your immune system by adopting a healthy whole foods plant-based diet tops the list of Best Practices for Protecting You and Your Loved Ones.

But I still think it’s important to listen to scientists like Dr. James Robb, coronovirus expert and consulting pathologist to the National Cancer Institute and the Office of Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research.

Here are his practical tips and shopping list: Continue Reading »

Is it my imagination or has this fella lost a bit of belly fat?

Postmenopausal?
Normal BMI?
Too much friggin’ trunk fat? Continue Reading »

Onions can be so darn healthy, as long as you choose and use them wisely, but they can also be so darn hard to peel. Sometimes you struggle so much that you end up removing layers of healthy quercetin.     Continue Reading »

Matzoh–the unleavened bread that Jews consume this time of year–can be either your Moses or your Pharoah, depending on how it’s clothed.  Continue Reading »

holistic health tip constipationGot problems with constipation?

Try soaking in a bath with Epsom salts. They fill your pores with magnesium, a mineral that triggers peristalsis. Say what? Continue Reading »