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The Many Disorders From Iodine Deficiency

In this video, Sherry Tenpenny, DO speaks about the deficiency of iodine as well as the disorders that it causes. She goes into detail about the individual conditions caused by iodine deficiency and how to treat them. This video is her presentation to IAOMT 2007 Conference.

Iodine: The Most Misunderstood Nutrient

Iodine is an essential trace element that is essential for the normal growth and development. Around 60% of the iodine in the body is stored in the thyroid gland. The health benefits of iodine play a very important role in the normal functioning of the thyroid glands, which secretes thyroid hormones that control the basic metabolic rate of the body. [Read more]

Blackberry Pecan Salad

On the menu today is a Blackberry Salad with homemade Blackberry Vinaigrette. I started with a 50/50 Spring Mix/Baby Spinach lettuce and topped with fresh blackberries, thinly sliced purple onion, and honey toasted pecans. The dressing is a tangy vinaigrette made with fresh blackberries, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and dijon mustard. I threw all the crushed honey toasted pecans in the dressing for a little sweetening. It was very tangy. I love tangy dressing, but next time I make this, I'll add [Read more]

Taking Stock

I came across a journal entry from October 2012 where I expressed urgent need to "get this over with".  I wrote "I'm tired of this. I should be there by now. Enough already."  Half one's life is a long time to be overweight and trying to lose weight.  A year and a half later, I am compelled to take stock of how far I've come.  I have not lost significant weight beyond the initial 50 pounds that came off very quickly for me. It's as if I settled in to a new set-point.  Five foot five and 200 [Read more]

Cucumber Radish Salad

This beautiful salad was created with the help of the Prepared Foods Manager at Whole Foods, Chris Paduk. I knew I wanted to make a salad with Romaine lettuce, cucumber and try out my new Cucumber Dill Dressing. I wasn't sure what else to add. Thank you, Chris, for helping me build this one out. It was so delicious, my son said "If this is how I'm going to eat while you are being creative, then I'm all for it." Of course, being creative has led to more than a few dinner fails. This one, I'm very [Read more]

Death By Doctor

Dr. Peter Glidden talks about the third leading cause of death in the U.S. View this video and check out Death by Medicine for current information. This fully referenced report shows the number of people having in hospital, adverse reactions to prescribed drugs to be 2.2 million per year. The number of unnecessary antibiotics prescribed annually for viral infections is 20 million per year. The number of unnecessary medical and surgical procedures performed annually is 7.5 million per year. The number [Read more]

Is Organic Food Marketing Hype?

Brought to you by Intelligence Squared. Eating organic used to be a fringe commitment. Not anymore. The idea that the adage “you are what you eat” actually has merit – that America’s industrialized food system is making consumers – literally, consumers – obese, diabetic and primed for heart disease – has converted millions of us into pursuers of the American Organic Dream: Eat Organic To Live Longer and Better. But many aren’t buying it. Most consumers, for example. Although sales [Read more]

Hot Coffee

It is at once the most ridiculed and most misunderstood lawsuit in American history. Most people say they know some of the facts: An old lady from New Mexico who spilled McDonald's coffee on herself while driving successfully sued the company for a million bucks by claiming their coffee was too hot. But most people don't know any of the facts. Then-79-year-old Stella Liebeck was sitting inside a park car when the spill occurred. She suffered horrific third-degree burns that required skin [Read more]

Child’s Tumor Disappears

Julie Nunez joins her daughter Josie to describe young Josie's battle with cancer. Headaches, vomiting, fatigue finally led to a devastating diagnosis of brain cancer. Despite 3 rounds of chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation, the tumor returned and Josie was sent home to die. Her parents found Dr. Bernardo Majalca, a naturopathic physician who discovered that Josie was dying from acidosis, a condition that is easily treated with diet. After changing her diet and drinking vegetable juices, her [Read more]

Fermented Foods and Beverages

Sarah Pope, the Chapter Leader of Weston A. Price Foundation and The Healthy Home Economist, discusses the process of traditionally fermenting foods and beverages and the health benefits consumption of these foods confers. [Read more]