The Corona Virus… or any virus!

You cannot turn on your radio, TV or phone without hearing about the actively charged Coronavirus! It has become a little tiresome to hear all of the hype that is taking place because of it! We, however, would like to comment with regard not to the prefix (Corona) but the root word, Virus.

Feeding the Grandkids

In most families, the grandparents house is the place for sweets, sweets, and more sweets. As the saying goes, “when the goin’ gets tough, we go to grandma’s…” That’s true in our family too, but our grandkids don’t come to us for junk sweets – they come to us for what they know they’ll get – nutrients! And yes, with …

Sugar – the SAD American Staple Food

Yes, sugar – that sweet, addictive substance found in everything from chewing gum, hot dogs, soda, cereal, to baby formula. It is reported at the turn of the century in 1900, the average American family consumed 5 lbs of refined sugar per year (that’s right – 5 lbs for the whole gang!). At of the first decade of this century, …

Thoughts on Winter Pastures

I do my best thinking when I’m in my pasture, or sometimes, my most relaxed thinking. Today, surrounded by winter and grey, my thoughts swirled – much like the cold air surrounding me as I thrust my hands in my pockets and walked through the pasture. Over winter, when there’s no snow on the ground, I’ve busied myself with some …

Good… Better… Best!

My grandmother had a saying that she often repeated, “good better best, never let it rest, your good is better and your better is best.” Now you maybe wondering, how does that apply to our wellness? Well, I feel it is important to always strive for the best. And that applies, absolutely, to our quest for wellness. Let me give …

What is Nutrient Density?

Nutrient density. I’ve been thinking about that concept a lot for the past couple of weeks. I’ve thought of it in the pasture, when I’m observing my herd. I’ve thought about it in the office while I’ve been treating patients. And I’ve thought about it when I’ve sat down to enjoy homemade meals with my family. To me, nutrient density …

Thinking Before We Swallow

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Hippocrates (ca. 460 BC-ca. 370 BC) Hippocrates was an ancient Greek physician of the Age of Pericles. He was referred to as the “Father of Medicine”.   Preceding Hippocrates, in Genesis 1:29, “God said, “See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of …

Wellness is Art Part 1

Wellness is art - and art must be practiced.

I’m actually not very into health. Because in our modern-world, we define health as “the absence of disease.” It’s this utopian dream that is entirely unreachable in a flawed and fallen world. More than that, our system of “healthcare” has degraded into a system for disease-management. And for that reason, I’ve tired of the term, “health.” One has to be …