October 2005

Vol. 4, No. 10

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How to Choose a Primary Care Doctor — If You Must

Sick people visit doctors, take medications, and undergo surgeries—healthy people don’t.  Your goal is to get as far away as possible from the medical and pharmaceutical businesses. The only way to safely accomplish these goals is to become and remain healthy.  Genuine health comes from proper nutrition (a near vegetarian, low-fat diet), clean air and water, moderate activity, adequate sunshine, and a comfortable psychosocial environment.
Complete Article Here

Pharmaceutical Companies Promote Sleeping Sickness

Lately, you have been hearing much about the importance of sleep—like, “Any time you’re depriving yourself of sleep you’re putting yourself in an unhealthy state,” and “Sufficient sleep is as important as a healthy breakfast for best school performance.”   Why are millions of media dollars being spent to teach you to sleep more?  Is this really so that you and your family can be healthier?  Or more likely, is there some money to be made?
Complete Article Here

Folic Acid Supplements are a Health Hazard

Taking supplements with as little as 0.8 mg/day of folic acid has been shown to increase your risk of dying of heart disease and cancer, according to the results of the first large randomized treatment trial to carefully examine this issue.1 The Norwegian Vitamin Trial (NORVIT) of 3,749 patients, who were followed for 3.5 years was designed to show the benefits of taking supplements—but the results were contrary to expectations.
Complete Article Here

Mary In Your Kitchen - Thanksgiving Planning

I first shared this planning schedule with you in 2004 and I heard from quite a few people who used this schedule and shopping list for a successful Thanksgiving last year.  Since I plan to use this same schedule, and mostly the same menu, myself again this year I am including it in this 2005 newsletter.  This year I am adding the Squash Butter (newsletter October 2005) as a spread for the rolls.
Complete Article Here

Featured Recipes

  • Creamy Pumpkin Soup

  • Mashed Potatoes

  • Rich Brown Gravy

  • Holiday Stuffed Pumpkin

  • Cranberry Sauce

  • Squash Butter

  • Elephant Garlic Spread

  • Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes

  • Creamy Dessert Puddings

  • Wicked Chocolate Pie

Complete Recipes Here


Protein Overload

Type-2 Diabetes – the Expected Adaptation to Overnutrition

A Natural Cure for Depression

People – Not Their Words – Tell “The Carbohydrate Story”

The Atkins Scientific Research – Deceit and Disappointment

Alzheimer’s Disease Can Be Safely Prevented and Treated Now

Coffee - Pleasure or Pain

A Cesspool of Pollutants

What Next, Bill Clinton?

Resisting the Broken Bone Businesses:
Bone Mineral Density Tests and the Drugs That Follow

Sick People Take Medications – Healthy People Are Drug-Free

Lose a half pound per day by resetting your setpoint


Pushing Your Set Point to the Limits

The McDougall Program Cures People;
The Risk Factor Improvements Are Incidental

Pushing Your Set Point to the Limits
The McDougall Program for Maximum Weight Loss

Soy – Food, Wonder Drug, or Poison?
Making the Change to a Healthy Lifestyle Work in Your LIfe

Sunny Days, Keeping Those Clouds Away…

Acrylamide Poisoning

The Annual Physical Exam – A Ritual to Be Avoided

Beneficial Bowel Bacteria – Our Neglected Friends

Could it be Celiac Disease


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