Healthy Heart

Healthy Heart

Contributing Writer Jeffrey Barkstrom I just did an internet search for healthy heart diet and at the top of the search results were ads for two types of cereal and a weight loss system that includes eating ice cream, pizza and pasta. If we go beyond the advertising, what does the research actually say is […]

Everyday Killers

Everyday Killers

Contributing Writer Jeffrey Barkstrom A recent study of baby’s found that the average American baby had 280 chemicals inside of it at birth. Many of these chemicals are known hormone and DNA disrupters. How did this happen? Unfortunately, the use of chemicals in clothing, fragrances and household products is almost entirely unregulated. The Environmental Protection […]

Are Cell Phones Harmful?

Are Cell Phones Harmful?

Contributing Writer Jeffrey Barkstrom A common question I hear is, “Is my cell phone harmful to me?” Well, what does the research say? At the time of this article, 26 research studies have found that electromagnetic fields (EMFs), given off by cell phones and other devices, activate calcium channels surrounding our cells which leads to […]

Home is Where Health Begins

Home is Where Health Begins

Contributing Writer Jeffrey Barkstrom At our office, we are constantly asked by patients for ideas for them to create cleaner healthier homes. I tell people it is all about the basics and gradually switching out the bad stuff with better stuff. In a nut shell, we want to avoid cancer-causing chemicals and heavy metals. Over […]

Viral Weight Gain

Viral Weight Gain

Contributing Writer Jeffrey Barkstrom In our office, we sometimes see people, who before coming to us, no matter how much weight they have lost, they always gain it back and more. What could be going on here? Recent research points to some surprising alternatives. Under our current medical system, obesity is starting to be thought […]

Cancer and the Warburg Effect

Cancer and the Warburg Effect

Contributing Writer Jeffrey Barkstrom Cancer is currently the second leading cause of death in the USA. It is right behind heart attacks (#1) and slightly head of medical errors (#3). What does the research say that we can do to help starve cancer for a better chance? Otto Warburg in 1922 found out that cancer […]

Food and Mood

Food and Mood

Contributing Writer Jeffrey Barkstrom In between 1999 and 2012, the percentage of Americans on antidepressants doubled according to the journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The amount of people taking 5 or more drugs also doubled during the same time period. Why are Americans getting depressed and sicker? Well, some would blame the doctors […]

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 […]