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  • VANDANA SHIVA: Traditional Knowledge, Biodiversity and Sustainable Living

    An Interview with Dr Vandana Shiva, one of the world’s foremost environmentalist, anti-GM activist and an advocate of ecological farming and sustainable agriculture as a solution to climate change, food security, hunger and peace. The interview was taken on 16th March 2011, during “Grandmonther’s University” a three day course at Navdanya Biodiversity Farm at Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India which Dr. Vandana Shiva founded in 1987…

  • Awesome post on Gluten Cross-Reactivity

    Check out this AWESOME article about the “gluten cross-reactivity” phenomenon The author read the study and did all that pesky critical thinking for us. Reap the benefits. Nothing wrong with taking advantage of others doing (good) heavy lifting, B

  • A Great, Short Article BY AN MD on Leaky Gut and what to do about it

    No “buy our program for more…” Just good, basic, actionable information. From a medical doctor. This would be a GREAT article to send friends and relatives who want to know more, or think that “leaky gut” just means diarrhea or gas. One at a time, B

  • “An Epidemic of Absence” shines the light on Parasites, Autoimmunity, Chronic Disease

    I CANNOT STOP READING THIS BOOK. I AM OBSESSED. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200. This is the most sensational book I have read since The Omnivore’s Dilemma. Buy it on Amazon (I’m not an affiliate; it’s just SO GOOD): “An Epidemic of Absence: A New Way of Understanding Allergies and Autoimmune Disease,” by Moises Velasquez-Manoff Mad love,

  • Liver Support Home Remedy: Castor Oil Packs

    What’s a traditional natural remedy used for everything from liver function to stress management? One that’s both: -Low-risk (except during pregnancy/nursing) and -Potentially high-reward (I’m not about to make any claims, man, but see for yourself)? Give up? Hint: it’s in the title of the post. Jennifer at “20 Something Allergies and Counting Down” has this article about castor oil

  • Leaky Gut, Arthritis, and Dietary Healing

    WARNING: this post contains stylistic use of double negatives, and while it is not intended to raise the reader’s blood pressure, we cannot assume responsibility for any grammar-induced stress disorder flareups. In my experience talking to MD’s about my arthritis and leaky gut, there tend to be 2 categories of responses: 1. “Oh, that’s interesting.” This generally means the good

  • Reintroducing Foods on Autoimmune Protocol (eBook)

    Eileen at Phoenix Helix wrote an ebook about reintroducing foods on the Autoimmune Protocol. She includes a succinct how-to with enough detail to make you feel confident, her own experience, and some nice recipes I’ve never seen before. If you’re intimidated by the big fat Paleo Approach book, maybe this’ll be your gateway drug. Check out her post here. It

  • Parasites: Not all Bad. (Note the use of a period, rather than a question mark)

    So, I saw this parasite doctor in California and he was telling me about all the parasites I definitely have and how they’re the root of all my remaining symptoms, and it really got me curious about the facts and the unknowns. Specifically, I wonder whether parasites are like germs: super important (micro biome, anyone?), recently vilified (Antibacterial soap in

  • Nutritional Approaches to Dental Issues

    Diet and Lifestyle affect dental health. Denise Minger’s post on Mark’s Daily Apple ”splains it to you.

  • MD says Autoimmunity is not just “An Overactive Immune System Attacking Your Body”

    So, I’m diggin heavily on Dr. Amy Myers’ website. If you’re new to all this and don’t know where to start, or despairing that there aren’t doctors out there to help get to the bottom of things (with MD’s, thankyouverymuch), take a look at it and take comfort. Dr Meyers is a functional medicine practitioner (fancy talk for an MD