Victory Gardens Over Factory Farming

May 2, 2009

In 1943, American households “farmed” 20 million vegetable, fruit and herb gardens on residential property. The harvest accounted for nearly a third of all produce consumed in the United States that year (according to revivevictorygarden.org). During both World Wars, families across the United Sates, Canada, the United Kingdom and Germany planted “Victory Gardens.” Here, everyday […]

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The War on Homegrown Tarragon

April 23, 2009

Fifth graders plant an organic garden with the First Lady… while Congress is trying to pass a bill to outlaw organic farming. Two weeks ago, reports the White House Blog, First Lady Michele Obama and local elementary students planted an organic garden on the White House lawn. Sounds great. But some things don’t add up… […]

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A Prescription Drug for the Annoyingly Cheerful

April 17, 2009

Today, I have a news (video) clip about a new drug that helps people who have a “persistently positive outlook on life.” The following ONN news clip reports that the FDA approved the first ever depressant drug. (Note: NOT an anti-depressant.) It’s a proposed treatment for the “approximately 20 million Americans who are insufferably cheery.” […]

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IBS for Dummies: The Saga Continues…

April 4, 2009

In 2005, my sister, L. Christine Wheeler MA, and I wrote IBS for Dummies. This month we are working on the sequel. If you own a website, have written a book, or otherwise would benefit from some free publicity, I want to tell you about a new project my sister and I are up to… […]

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Am I a Natural Health Outlier? (Part 2)

March 28, 2009

That’s me, at age 22, in front of my father’s greenhouse — where he grew his own vegetables. “People don’t rise from nothing,” Malcolm Gladwell writes in his book Outliers. “They are invariably the beneficiaries of hidden advantages and extraordinary opportunities and cultural legacies that allow them to learn and work hard and make sense […]

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Am I a Natural Health Outlier? (Part 1)

March 23, 2009

I recently finished Malcolm Gladwell’s latest book, Outliers, which takes a new look at what really makes people successful. How did Bill Gates become a billionaire? Why are most pro hockey players born in January? What makes Asians so good at math? What made the Beatles the greatest rock band ever? These are the type […]

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Is The FDA Really at War With Natural Health?

March 13, 2009

Last weekend, I attended Expo West in Anaheim, California where natural health companies from 28 countries shared their latest innovations from Mother Nature. “Every major health trade show hosts an FDA compliance officer (much like a Nazi Gestapo officer),” writes Mike Adams, The Health Ranger (FDA Running Extortion Racket). “[They] walk the show floor and […]

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