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 […]

Homemade Barbeque Sauce

With the 4th of July upon us, our thoughts stray to celebrations both patriotic and epicurean. And I can think of no other food that epitomizes this holiday quite so much as barbeque does. Sadly, most commercial barbeque sauces are laden with excessive artificial (and harmful) sweeteners and preservatives. Luckily, this homemade stuff takes just […]

Herbs Are More Than Garnish…Just Ask Lee Carroll

When most people think of herbs, they think of flavorings and seasonings like sage, rosemary or…basil—that tastiest of tasty used in fresh tomato-based dishes. Sounds delicious, right? However, there is another side to herbs, long used for centuries around the world in healing generations of families for infections, tissue repair, wound care, and so much […]

Stand with Your Farmer

Food is always in the news because our fight to protect our right to good food is alive and well. And that fight is on 24/7 because of government overreach and overregulation. Imagine people who are willing to work hard on the land and in the barn every day to bring superior nutrition to your […]

Garnet Yam, Black Bean, and Corn Hash

I rarely eat corn, waiting only until the short peak-season to indulge. Imagine my excitement when I chanced upon some fresh, organic corn on the cob last week. The next day, I whipped up this tasty side dish with the leftovers. It’s hearty, without feeling terribly heavy, and loaded with fiber. The garnet yam provides […]

Lactose Is Not Another Demon in Your Gut

“I’m lactose intolerant, but I have no problem drinking goat milk,” my friend Lauren lamented recently. Lactose intolerance is yet another demon that haunts us these days, so you’re probably hearing your friends and family dealing with it. Let’s look a little closer: Lactose is a simple milk sugar. The lactose in goat milk is […]

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Vidalia Onion and Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing

The condition of our gut determines every aspect of our mental and physical well-being. When our intestinal flora is out of whack, a multitude of health problems are quite sure to follow, from the obvious symptoms of sluggish and inefficient digestion to the potential for more serious problems, including auto-immune disorders, such as celiac sprue, and […]

Dr. Keppel’s Refresher Course on Patient Testing

While we understand many health practitioners have their ways of testing and checking their patients’ health needs, sometimes it’s a good idea to do a refresher course on how to check for certain conditions. Maybe your adrenal stress testing needs a little boost, or your food allergy assessments are not quite getting the results you […]

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 […]

Gluten Is Not the Demon in Your Gut

Gluten sensitivity is another demon in what seems an endless march of demons entering our lives each day that we eat farther from the Garden of Traditional Foods. Although many of us have become gluten sensitive, that is not the whole story. Gluten is formed from a combination of naturally occurring proteins in wheat and […]

Family Wellness on the Western Slope

Pregnant mom with child

What a great gift for the Western Slope of Colorado. Lynne Mayer, CNC, and Dr. Carol Adams, DC, will be giving a seminar on a topic we get asked about all the time at Selene River Press related to nutritional needs for babies and children. It is shocking the lack of knowledge of the benefits […]

Heroes of Individual Food Rights Unite!

Has anyone noticed the growth of government lately? Did you ever think you’d be looking over your shoulder just for making personal food choices? You are free to buy cigarettes that the Surgeon General plasters with health warnings on the top 50 percent of both the front and rear panels of each cigarette package. Yes, […]

Beef and Sausage Meatloaf with Artichokes, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Basil

What a pleasant surprise I got this morning when I woke to the sound of a delicious rain pattering outside my window. I’m always amazed at how much I miss everything about it—the smells, the sounds, the clean, fresh air, and even the wet, muddy shoes. It is inevitable that when the climate cools even […]

An Orange a Day…Keeps the Stretch Marks Away?

Oranges

One of the most confounding beliefs of modern medicine is that a person is either completely lacking in a vitamin or not lacking it at all. The idea that there are in-between states of vitamin deficiency and that such “subclinical” deficiencies are the cause of common illnesses is perplexingly dismissed by the medical community. Everyone […]

Vietnamese Grilled Salmon with Spicy Lime Dressing and Cilantro Aioli

Sound the dinner bell; fresh salmon season has begun! Being from the Pacific Northwest, fresh, wild-caught seafood was a staple in our household and one that, sadly, I took for granted until I moved far away from the ocean. I have fond memories of anticipating the first run of fresh salmon—an exciting time that we […]

God Bless the Italians!

It is finally happening: A four-decade ban on importing salumi from certain locales in Italy will end on May 28, 2013. Salumi is, of course, the name for Italian dried cured meats, most of them raw. This means enzymes in the meat, instead of being destroyed by heat, can break down proteins over months into a variety […]