Low Fat? Think again!

Low Fat? Think again!

Contributing Writer Jeffrey Barkstrom For years, a low fat diet has been advocated for optimum health. But is this really the way to go? Studies show that diets low in saturated fat do not prevent heart disease. Dr. James DiNicolantonio, a leading US cardiologist says that the information is based on flawed data from the […]

Natural Home Remedies

Natural Home Remedies

Contributing Writer Jeffrey Barkstrom What to do when you can’t get to a Doctor. I thought I’d put together a simple list of things you can do for small problems. Burns are a common problem for many chefs. It’s good to have an aloe plant in the kitchen. If an accident happens, simply break off […]

Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting

Contributing Writer Jeffrey Barkstrom Human beings up until recently have always experienced times of feast and famine. As Americans, we are very lucky in that we don’t have to worry about too little food or starvation anymore. Instead we have the opposite problem now. We are dying from excess. Scientists believe that the human body’s […]

Enjoying a Stress Free Holiday

Enjoying a Stress Free Holiday

Contributing Writer Jeffrey Barkstrom, LAC A not so fun fact is that around the winter holidays, illness, heart attacks and deaths all increase. It’s estimated that 75 to 90% of all doctor office visits are due to stress related conditions. How can we promote peace on earth and in ourselves and have an enjoyable holiday? […]

Whole Food vs Synthetic Vitamins

Whole Food vs Synthetic Vitamins

Contributing Writer Jeffrey Barkstrom, LAC You may be asking yourself if you need to take vitamins. The answer is a definite yes but you should be taking the right kind. In this day and age, we live in a world that is toxic. We are eating genetically modified foods that are deficient in nutrients. We […]

Self Help for Osteoporosis

Self Help for Osteoporosis

  Contributing Writer Jeffrey Barkstrom, LAC A hot topic among my patients is Osteoporosis. Everyone is worried about hip fractures and bone loss. A broken hip can cause many months and even years of discomfort for some people. So I am asked, “is there anything I can do to prevent a fracture?” Surprisingly, the answer […]

The Hidden Secret to Handling Stress

The Hidden Secret to Handling Stress

Contributing Writer Jeffrey Barkstrom, LAC Stress seems to affect everyone. Our lives are getting busier every day. A recent study estimated that three out of four doctor visits are stress related ailments. One of the chief complaints I here every day is, “I am so stressed. What can I do about it? Are there easy […]

How Much is Too Much?

How Much is Too Much?

Contributing Writer Jeffrey Barkstrom At a talk I gave last night, I was asked “how much sugar is too much.” This is a common question I hear. It got me thinking of why people ask that question. I always try to help people out with information on the subject. I believe in education and I […]

Easy Weight Loss

Easy Weight Loss

Contributing Writer Jeffrey Barkstrom The most frequent question I am asked in my practice is: How can I lose weight? Well, there is a scientifically simple, scientifically proven way to lose weight that is easy, and everyone can do. The national trend is that Americans are getting more and more overweight every year. More than […]