What are GMOs?

As you’ve explored nutrition options for yourself or a loved one, you may have come across the term GMO. GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism. In food, this means a plant or animal that has resulted from genetic modification – gene-splicing done in the interest of making a food larger, more flavorful and above all, […]

The “Real” Truth About Fruit Juice

  “Made with all natural ingredients!” “100% Real Fruit Juice!” We see these kinds of claims on all sorts of food and beverage products. It sounds great – healthy even – to most people. If given the choice between a product with “all natural ingredients” and something else, it seems logical that a health-conscious person […]

The Origins of Health

The Origins of Health Where do these things called diseases come from? Mark Pettus, MD It should not come as a surprise to anyone that the health of Americans is not very good. In fact, we rank below many other nations (17th in a recent 2013 study) in the world with respect to longevity and […]

Meeting One of My Heroes

It’s not every day you run into one of your all-time heroes. Michael Pollan has committed himself to spreading the truth about food and the impact of nutrition on health as well as the impact of how we produce our food on the greater ecosystem. Recently, at an Institute for Functional Medicine event in San […]