Category Archives: Politically Incorrect Ranting

Is Water Fluoridation Good for Dental Health? 8 Reasons Why Fluoride is Toxic to Teeth, the Environment, and You

The dangers of water fluoridation have been hotly debated for decades. But this week, they’re hitting a little too close to home for me. My city of Portland, Oregon is putting to public vote a measure that would allow for the first time in history, the chemical fluoridation of Portland’s water supply. Our water comes…

Let’s Calm Down a Little Bit About Our Food, Shall We?

  “Just Eat Real Food.” Sounds simple enough, right? This mantra proudly repeated by many a “real foodie” these days is intended to highlight what the real food movement is all about—real food is good food. Healthy food. The only food you need. But, I think it also speaks to a problem I’ve encountered along…

8 Reasons NOT to Drink 8 Glasses of Water A Day

Everyone knows the old adage is true, right? “Drink 8, 8 ounce glasses of water a day!” You’ve heard it from your doctor, your nutritionist, your mom, the governor of all your health decisions (obviously none other than the Great and Powerful Oz!), every health book you’ve ever read, and of course, plenty of info-graphics…

The Laughably Baseless Claims of the Monsanto-Backed ‘No on 37′ Campaign

The Laughably Baseless Claims of the Monsanto-Backed 'No on Prop 37' Campaign.

When I first heard about California’s Proposition 37, a ballot initiative that will require the labeling of genetically-modified foods, I was ecstatic! My first thought was that this revolutionary law would be a huge catalyst to bringing serious change to the dismal state of our modern food system and pose a serious threat to GMO…

Why ‘The Biggest Loser’ Loses When it Comes to Nutrition

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I had a really cool experience recently that doesn’t exactly happen every day. I got to see one of my friends, on TV! My awesome, funny, kind-hearted and compassionate friend, Patrick Ferrari, was cast on this season of NBC’s hit show, The Biggest Loser. I told him as soon as I found out he had…

Why I Am Never Getting My Cholesterol Levels Checked Again

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I am not afraid of cholesterol. If you’ve been following this blog for even just a little while, this probably doesn’t surprise you a whole lot. I’m not exactly too keen on following the advice of the USDA or other government agencies, nor most doctors who are absolutely clueless when it comes to nutrition. I…

What Would You Do if You Got Cancer?

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  “You have cancer.” The tragically-common, often literal death sentence no one wants to hear. What do you do? How do you respond to those life-threatening words? I may have a somewhat unpopular opinion when it comes to this. If I were told I had cancer? What I would not do is subject myself to conventional…

Did a Dangerously Low-Fat Diet Cause Steve Jobs’ Cancer to Spread Uncontrollably?

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Last month, the world lost a great visionary and technological genius. Steve Jobs, of Apple fame, died way before his time, at the age of 56, of complications due to pancreatic cancer. This tragic story has of course been floating around media sources of all sorts, however, in our sphere of holistic nutrition and alternative…

I Will Not Be Pinkwashed: Why I Do Not Support Susan G. Komen for the Cure

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  Pinkwashing America It’s October. And that means, it’s prime pink season. It’s national “Breast Cancer Awareness Month.” It’s that magical time of the year when shades of pale pink are plastered onto every product, every container, every conceivable gadget or gizmo that the Susan G. Komen Foundation can get their hands on. When that…

The GAPS Diet: How Food Heals Autism

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I hadn’t planned on blogging about GAPS until I actually started the diet myself, but I was so stirred and encouraged by a recent article from Dr. Mercola that I feel compelled to begin sharing my thoughts on this subject which I feel so passionately about. If you’re not already familiar, Dr. Mercola is a…