Monthly Archives: November 2011

Down With GMO

November 20, 2011 – 1:21 pm

Source: Court rules organic farmers can sue conventional, GMO farmers whose pesticides ‘trespass’ and contaminate their fields Purveyors of conventional and genetically-modified (GM) crops — and the pesticides and herbicides that accompany them — are finally getting a taste of their own legal medicine. Minnesota’s Star Tribune has reported that the Minnesota Court of Appeals […]

Gluten-free Holiday Recipes

November 15, 2011 – 9:16 am

There are estimations circulating that more than 75% of our North American population is sensitive or intolerant to gluten (this is different from Celiac disease in which gluten amplifies an autoimmune destruction of the villi in the small intestine). I often suggest to those I see in practice that they eliminate gluten, if not just […]

Counteracting Inflammation

November 1, 2011 – 10:18 pm

Low grade inflammation is a process that occurs in our body constantly – it’s a mechanism our cells use to repair tissue in response to an infection or injury.  It involves white blood cells (neutrophils and macrophages) responding to the release of cytokines (chemical messengers) from damaged tissue in an effort to repair; this is […]