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Bloating, Inflammation and Humidity

By Julia Gumm Boy, things are heating up here in the northern hemisphere. In my neck of the woods, we recently saw heat indexes in the high 100’s, accomplished in part by relative humidity hovering around 90%. In keeping with the theme of high numbers, my weight scaled up as well. Going with the flow, I guess. Does this happen to any of you? Heat and humidity set in and suddenly...

Vegetable Oils

The most commonly-used type of oils in the United States and soon to be most nations, are none other than corn and soy oils and other plant-derived oils. These are the most common oils in the diet because these crops represent the monstrosity that is American agribusiness. They are grown cheaply, the government pays subsidies for excess, and the excess has given the food industry a strong...

Inflammation Nation

In the last post we talked about the stress response, and how it seems like the modern human body’s reaction to various stressors is overactive. This overactivation, many believe, is linked to the increasing presence of Arachidonic Acid in our bodies. Arachidonic acid is the precursor to what are known as Series 2 Prostaglandins, a class of predominantly pro-inflammatory (although not all)...

Public Talk in Sarasota

Although the sound quality is less than spectacular – I was in a room full of “moo-shine” filled refrigerators, here is a large chunk of a talk I gave to a local group of real foodies in Sarasota on Tuesday.  Nothing earth-shattering, but unlike Uncle Rico’s flippin’ sweet play action QB video in the movie Napolean Dynamite, it...

More Appropriate Nutritional Insight From an Evolutionary Standpoint (MANIFEST)

Not only am I coming out with a post on a provocative fun theory that I’ve been brain-sturbating on lately, I be droppin? Acronyms like nobody’s business. I mean MANIFEST? MANIFEST? I’d say ?I’m not making this up? to emphasize how stunned I am by my own cleverness, but the thing is? I did make that up! I actually paused to pound on my chest for a moment after doing so....