Vol. 24, No. 2, March/April 2015

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FEATURES
Dietary Guidelines: A Healthy Nation Coalition Letter.
In this open letter criticizing the dietary guidelines issued by the USDA, scientists and concerned citizens ask for new recommendations that not only include nutritious whole foods but also eschew high-carbohydrate diets, asserting that it’s time for the guideline committee to use science-based nutrition information.

Gum Disease and Nutrient-Dense Food Supplements: Results of an In-Office Study.
Alvin Danenberg, D.D.S., writes of the nutrient-dense foods and supplements he gave to his periodontal patients in a recent study and the beneficial outcomes, including cessation of bleeding and decrease in gum pocket size.

Physician Warns: Sugar Diminishes Health.
George Gould, M.D., writing many years ago, warned against inordinate consumption of high-refined-carbohydrate foods, questioning the status quo assumption that sugars are safe to be used in any amount; his assertions presaged the findings today that refined sugar causes inflammation.

Another Case Against the Midnight Snack.
Researchers at the Salk Institute show evidence that restricting food consumption to an eight-hour time period per day better synchronizes the function of hundreds of genes throughout the body.

Living Simply No Matter Where You Are.
Author William Powers relays his story of downsizing, technology fasting, and living more simply and in balance in a world that, depending upon one’s focus, can seem complicated and out of kilter.

Mind, Body, and Lifestyle Strategies for Healing from Adrenal Fatigue.
Connie Strasheim, in overcoming her own personal challenge, found that adrenal hormone imbalance affects the entire body, leading to a host of various heath ills. She offers the mind, body, and lifestyle changes that helped her regain good health.

Conscious Energies and Healing.
Shannon McRae, Ph.D., discusses research showing that the consciousness deep within our cells and at the basis of the physical world itself is preeminent over matter; she refers to this consciousness as a reservoir of complete well-being. This well of consciousness is constantly flooding well-being to all our cells, while tapping in to that reservoir through thought and energy medicine can accelerate healing in the face of physical ills.

IN BRIEF
Web Portal Shows How Landscapes and Human Culture Jointly Evolve
Using Food to Prevent Cancer
Food Security
Homemade Stock Recipes
Empowerment on 2 Wheels
A Look at Books
Trusting the Incorruptible Power of Stillness
Breathing Techniques

HEALTH NOTES AND RESEARCH BRIEFS
Chromosomal Instability: Successful New Cancer Treatment • Dental Health, Nutrition, and Phytic Acid • Selenium • Gardening Instead of Lawns • Treat Common Colds with Garlic,Vitamin C, and Zinc • Slow Breathing Benefits Blood Pressure • Appreciation, Optimism, and Feeling Good • Nail Fungus and Ozonized Oil

 

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