Tag Archives: Dr. Royal Lee

To Sell or to Teach? The Purpose of a Health Practitioner

Throughout my journey from Indiana farm boy to Doctor of Chiropractic, my undying love for nutrition and biochemistry has deepened with each passing year. And with it, so too has my appreciation of the true genius of Dr. Royal Lee. Most of my colleagues know Royal Lee as the founder of the whole-food supplement company […]

What Does Malnutrition Look Like?

With National Nutrition Month coming to an end, a look at what it means to take this topic for granted seems in order. If you’re lucky, you were brought up eating all the right things (at least most of the time) and you’ve continued as you started making your own food choices (again, at least most of the time).   But what if that […]

What Will it Take to Heed Dr. Royal Lee’s Warnings?

The other day, I was reading From Soil to Supplement: A Course in Food, Diet, and Nutrition, Taught by Dr. Royal Lee. This compilation of nutrition-focused articles by Lee date back to the late 1950s and early 1960s. Even then, Lee was sounding the alarm on the impact our food choices were having on our […]

Butter: Delicious and Wonderfully Nutritious

Parents always have fun stories to tell about their kids, and my parents are no exception. In their favorite story about me as a baby, I’m a little Houdini. At not even two-years old, I’d already mastered the art of escaping from my crib at night, no matter what my parents did to keep me […]

Is Organic Really Any Different Than Nonorganic?

This question recently occurred to me when I was talking to my father-in-law about his garden and organic food. He laughed at me and said, “Organic food makes me laugh. All food is organic, everything uses pesticides. Organic is a scam.” I looked at him, both dumbfounded and perturbed. I know organic is different, and […]

The Many Sides of Dr. Royal Lee

A Close-Up of Dr. Royal Lee

In 1964, the famous cutting-edge journal Clinical Physiology published a meticulously researched article titled A Close-Up of Dr. Royal Lee: A Many-Sided Genius. Fascinating in both detail and scope, it told the story of how an unassuming Wisconsin farm boy became one of the most acclaimed nutritionists of the twentieth century. Dr. Lee helped create […]

Constipation: A Natural, Long-Term Solution

Constipation can be a major medical issue if not properly treated. Fecal buildup and retention can cause significant internal damage and related health issues, which doctors often recommend treating with more water, high-fiber foods, and prescription medicine. If the problem is a moderate case of constipation, such treatments can help. But such short-term solutions aren’t […]

There’s Bread and Then There’s Bread

When you think about food, do you sometimes feel like you live in two worlds at the same time? One is a colorful world of healthy food that’s full of nutrients. The other is a black-and-white world of unhealthy food that’s devoid of nutrients. In one of these worlds, bread is the staff of life. […]

Everything and Everyone is Better with Butter

As proponents of whole foods and a holistic, natural diet, we’re big fans of butter. But what exactly makes butter so much better than synthetic margarine? For starters, if the cow is fed high-quality pasture grass—particularly fast growing, new spring grasses—the resulting butter will be a plentiful and effective source of vitamins A and D. […]

A Medicinal Salad Garden—Cuz the Roar of Spring Is Here!

I was recently given a great book. Not just any book, but rather a book by one of the foremost holistic practitioners ever! Thankfully, you can still find a number of books written by past geniuses in the field of nutrition, and I’ll talk about some of these great doctors later in this article. But […]

Is My Baby Healthy?

In every language the first words spoken by a woman after delivery are, “Is my baby healthy?” The first words spoken by a woman upon learning that she is pregnant should be, “Am I well nourished?” —“Prenatal Nutrition and Birth Defects,” Mark R. Anderson One of my biggest fears in life has always been, what […]

Are You Buying or Renting Your Probiotics?

What are “probiotics”? They’re living organisms (friendly bacteria) that need a conducive environment in order to grow and become self-sustaining. If the environment of your intestines, sinuses, and/or vaginal tract isn’t conducive to friendly bacteria, you’ll always “need” probiotics. The World Health Organization (WHO) currently defines probiotics as “live micro-organisms which, when administered in adequate […]

Stumbling Blocks to Healing: The “Yeah, But” Story

 I was recently going through my closed client files, some of which I’d not looked at for a few years. As I read each file, I suddenly felt nostalgic. It was akin to pulling out old boxes of family photos and simply sitting and pondering over each one of them. Some photos bring us a […]

4 Fallacies of Synthetic Vitamin Consumption

One of my favorite sayings is the famous Mae West quip, “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!” I love this quote as it applies to my personal life goals and ambitions, not to mention my children. But when I really think about it, I see the danger this kind of thinking can […]

We’ll See You at Back to School!

It’s rare in this day and age to find people in the world of health and nutrition with as much experience and knowledge as Mark Anderson. For 44 years, Mr. Anderson has been educating health practitioners about the teachings of Dr. Royal Lee, the brilliant nutritional leader whose works have withstood the test of time. […]

Back to School for Doctors 2014: Principles, Not Trends

When I first read the Back to School for Doctors 2014 brochure, a single statement caught my eye: “Principles, not trends.” My attention was instantly captured because navigating trendy styles of eating is frustrating for someone like me who has suffered the consequences of years of poor diet choices. Thankfully, there are shoot-from-the-hip people like […]

Do You Know This Health Care Disruptor?

Using today’s terminology, Dr. Royal Lee was the healthcare leader of Disruptive Innovation – an innovation that eventually disrupts an existing market and value network (over a few years or decades), displacing an earlier technology, thinking, and lifestyle. The AMA was a phone booth. Royal Lee was a smart phone. Through his Lee Foundation (1940) […]

A Rare Opportunity with Mr. Mark Anderson

Listening to a lecture about disease can be difficult, and the subject matter can be dry, but when the speaker is Mr. Mark Anderson, it can become a life-changing experience and a valuable gift of knowledge. Once a year in Denver, Colorado, Mr. Anderson presents at Back to School for Doctors, a comprehensive seminar on […]

Dr. Royal Lee’s Classic Nutrition Course, From Soil to Supplement, now available as an eBook

Now you can put the wisdom of Dr. Royal Lee in your pocket and take it with you wherever you go. From Soil to Supplement: A Course in Food, Diet, and Nutrition, Taught by Dr. Royal Lee is available as an eBook in EPUB and Kindle formats as well as in print. This book was designed and edited by Mark R. Anderson […]