The Lowdown on Coconut Oil

By Terry Stephens Perhaps you have read the recent headlines: “Coconut oil isn’t healthy. It’s never been healthy” – USA Today. “Nutrition experts warn coconut oil is on par with beef fat, butter” – Chicago Tribune “This popular health food is worse for you than…

Is PCOS an Autoimmune Disease?

PCOS is the most common cause of infertility in women. Poly-cystic Ovary Syndrome is associated with cysts on the ovaries, but isn’t always the case. Women with PCOS often have irregular periods, or no periods at all, and often do not ovulate. High insulin, or…

Is Fibromyalgia an Autoimmune Disease?

If you were diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, you’re probably aware of the unrelenting pain, soreness, and fatigue that this disease causes. Pain and fatigue are the most significant symptoms of fibromyalgia. People with fibromyalgia often have difficulty sleeping, and might have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) Medications…

Why You Shouldn’t Use a Burn Barrel

Burn barrels are frequently used in rural areas. It is a convenient way of getting rid of a mess, but can result in smelly and dangerous air pollution. A lot of plastics end up in the trash. Many plastics contain chlorine-containing compounds, such as PVC (polyvinyl…

Water Fluoridation – Dogma vs. Science

I’ll be writing some articles comparing Actual Research vs. Medical Dogma. Here is an excerpt from some research I have been doing for school: …both the pro- and anti-fluoridation positions are equally dogmatic, and claim to be using unbiased scientific studies to support their claims.…

Milk – History and Safety

Milk is a food that is unique in that its primary purpose is to nourish a growing mammal. Animal milk is a traditional food that has been consumed for thousands of years in many varied cultures (Rose, 2015). Because milk spoils very quickly, it has…

Sibo

A Review of SIBO, IBS, and IBD Protocols from Drs. Siebecker, Sandberg-Lewis, and Kharrazian: For SIBO patients following GAPS, SCD or SCD + LOW FODMAPs and for Crohn’s patients following SCD, the bone broths must be made from meat and marrow bones only, no cartilage.…