Nutrition

Vitamin C: The Real Story

Because I recently witnessed first hand (and second hand) how taking large doses of vitamin C can affect health, I decided to purchase and read the book written by Steve Hickey, PhD and Andrew W. Saul, PhD. The name of the book is Vitamin C: The Real Story. If you are on the fence as [...]

Vitamin C for Gout Pain

Oranges

Do these gout medications sound familiar? Indocin Colchicine Allopurinol Sulfinpyrazone Probenecid Naproxen I’m sure there are more, but anyone with gout has heard of at least one or two of the above medications. My next question is; how are they working for you? When you are unfortunate enough to have a gout flare up, which [...]

Vegetarian, Vegan or Whole Food

Veggies

After filling my head with more information than I could stand, I decided it was time to do something. Before I go any further, here’s a tip; although we shared the titles of food documentaries in the About Real Food post, don’t do like I did and watch all of them over a period of [...]

Finding Real Food

Orange Slice

Throughout this blog I’ll be using real food and whole food interchangeably. It is my opinion that most of the food found in the average grocery store isn’t real. It’s got more chemicals, preservatives and additives than real food. Let’s take Cool Whip for example. Wired magazine did an article about its ingredients. No sense [...]

The Future of Our Food

The Future of Food

If you or anyone you know eats food, you should be aware of the information contained in the movie “The Future of Food  .” Realizing how important it is to get this information out to the general public, the creators of the movie have made the movie available for free (without commercial interruptions). The movie [...]

Real Food Adventures

This post used to be the “About” page on a blog I recently created. Instead of continuing with the new blog, I thought it would be better to combine the contents of that blog with this one. I had originally created the blog entitled Real Food Adventures, when I became aware of several disturbing practices [...]

Grocery Store Decisions

Grocery Shopping Cart

If you’re serious about taking your health into your own hands there are a few videos that you should watch. Thanks to a rather insightful conversation with my sister-in-law, I found out about the following videos: Forks over Knives Food, Inc. Food Matters Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead Each of these movies takes a different [...]

Heartburn and the Holidays

Heartburn

Let me start this post by saying that I do not have a medical degree nor am I a medical practitioner.  I’m writing this post as one who used to suffer terribly from heartburn during the holiday season.  Year after year it seemed like I had an internal the alarm clock that was set to [...]

Oh Those Pesky Hot Flashes

Hot Flashes

In 2006 I had my first confrontation with hot flashes. At first I didn’t know what the heck was going on. It couldn’t have been hot flashes, I was way too young (or so I thought). After coming to the shocking realization that I was actually having hot flashes, I started doing some research on [...]

Healthier Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches

I happen to be a fan of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Often times I make my own peanut butter by grinding peanuts, almonds or even cashews in my Magic Bullet. I add a drop or two of olive oil for consistency and there I have it…peanut butter. Although I knew the peanut butter was [...]