Author Archives: Samantha Prust

A Wealth of Health Resources: The Weston A. Price Foundation

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 […]

Have You Had Your Dirt Today?

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 […]

What Really Causes Cavities?

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 […]

The Sugar-Cancer Connection

Sugar

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 […]

An Honest Loaf: Fresh, Stone Ground Bread

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 […]