Dr. Royal Lee was way ahead of his time. He often warned against using synthetic ingredients in food, including bleached flour, corn syrup, hydrogenated fats, artificial food colorings, and synthetic vitamins.
In 1939, Dr. Weston A. Price, a dentist with a passion for nutrition research, published Nutrition and Physical Degeneration. This classic reference documents the detrimental effects of processed, refined diets on dental health. Dr. Price had done clinical and laboratory studies in search of the causes of poor dental health but then ingeniously decided to […]
I’m always in a good mood after working in the garden. Maybe it’s the combination of exercise, fresh air, sunshine, and…Mycobacterium vaccae? A common, harmless bacteria found in soil, M. vaccae thrives best in soil with rich organic content. Studies by neuroscientist Christopher Lowry, which were inspired by oncologist Mary O’Brien, have revealed that this bacteria may literally make you […]
When I was a kid, my dentist gave me a lollipop after each appointment as a reward for being a good patient (i.e., not crying or screaming or biting his fingers off). But at the time, I didn’t understand why someone who discouraged the indulgence of sweets presented me with the very thing I was […]
Can you eat your way to a healthier heart? Dr. Benjamin Sandler would answer with a resounding yes. His book, How to Prevent Heart Attacks, was published in 1958 by the Lee Foundation for Nutritional Research, yet his theories and advice are supported by recent research regarding diet and heart disease.
You may have heard the question posed on 60 Minutes: “Is sugar toxic?” According to the segment’s host, Sanjay Gupta, “the average American consumes 130 pounds of sugar a year.” But, you say, “I don’t eat sweets.” Are you sure about that? Sugar lurks in many foods—whole-grain bread, fat-free yogurt, organic spaghetti sauce…the list goes […]
Do you feel grumpy, irritable, or antisocial? The pharmaceutical industry promises to squelch these manifestations of mood with pills, and antidepressants do work for some people—but at what cost?
About ten years ago, I switched from nonorganic cow’s milk to soy milk because I couldn’t handle the thought of those poor cows squished together in overcrowded factory farms, and I couldn’t afford the happy, organic milk with the cow dancing on the label.
The healthiest and best-tasting bread is the bread you bake yourself—if you use freshly ground wheat, that is. A 1958 article in Let’s Live Magazine by Dr. Lee offers this advice: “The only wholesome bread is that made from wheat that has been ground into flour by a stone type mill within a few hours of its conversion […]