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Is the Hippocratic Oath Hypocritical?

We love to feature guests blogs at Satya Wellness. The following is contributed by my friend and colleague Dr Patti Bartsch, PhD of Naturally Unbridled. Is the Hippocratic Oath Hypocritical? First, do no harm? What would Hippocrates Say? All medical doctors take the Hippocratic Oath which includes the phrase “First, do no harm.”  If doctors are so concerned with what Hippocrates believed, why aren’t they honoring his motto of “Let thy food be thy medicine”? Something like 6% of medical schools offer a nutrition class and in most of those it is an elective.  We know that “we are what we eat” and yet people continue to eat things that do not occur in nature and therefore have no nutritional purpose in the body; in fact they can be highly...

New Year…… New YOU!

Happy 2012! The start of a new year is always filled with great promise; it is the time we chose to start fresh, to wipe the slate clean and start a whole new drawing! Like the Etch-A-Sketch of our childhood, we have a clean canvas.We make promises to ourselves: "This year, I will keep my resolutions. I will ...

My food does not need a passport…

Have you ever wondered where your food comes from? Maybe I am different or just plain curious, but it is a thought I always have as I walk the aisles of my supermarket. Where does all of this come from? How many miles away were some of these items produced and shipped from? Nothing makes me happier than knowing where and who grew my food. This year, we grew pumkins, green beans and lots of tomatoes in the garden. We had some fennel, lots of herbs like basil and cilantro and we even experimented with melons...

Farm tales… or tails…

Picture by Paul Cary Goldberg, Green Meadows Website Everyone has an extra special place in their life, somewhere they are likely to be found when nowhere in sight in their house. For some it may be their garage, where they can tinker in peace on an old car or it may be the local coffee shop, where they can read without being disturbed. For me, when not at the beach with my dog, I might just be at the farm. I guess you can take a girl out of the farm, but you can never take the farm out of the girl! I own a share at a local organic farm, also called a CSA, community supported agriculture. What it means is simply that I support local farming by...

Would you like a side of sodium benzoate with that?

Sodium benzoate is one of these food additives that have been deemed safe by the FDA and other regulatory agencies, but a little chemistry 101 clearly demonstrates that is it not the case. According to Dr Piper, PhD, sodium benzoate increases free radical production in the body and damages DNA's mitochondria. What does that mean? The mitochondria uses oxygen to give us energy. When that process is jeopardized, the cells start to malfunction.  Neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease have been tied to that type of DNA damage. It also leads to accelerated aging, liver damage, hives and asthma, and allergic reactions in both kids and adults. It is used as a food additive to eliminate the risks of fungus or bacteria in the food supply. Sodium...

Little steps for big changes.

I have been going around all week talking about how small changes can add to fairly large shifts. Did you know that all it takes is to repeat a new behavior for 21 days and it becomes a habit? I think that most of us can make one little change. So challenge yourself today and pick one thing you'd like to change...