Carbon in the Diet-Do we really need fulvic acids, activated charcoal, or C60?

Image of wood burning down to charcoal is used to illustrate elemental Carbon

Carbon in the diet is a rare subject.¬† I am including it here, because in episode 13, I had a lot to say about carbon as plant food. In that episode, I emphasized the importance of carbon in plant nutrition.¬† I said carbon was essential for plant growth because carbon makes up 45-50% of a … Read more

Stress Management with Nrf2 Activation

When stress exceeds our ability to cope, it impacts every area of our life.¬† ¬†Diet and lifestyle changes that reduce our exposure to stressful situations while improving our ability to cope with stress are both critical stress management tools. Why diet?¬† Because at the cellular level, stress creates an abundance of free radicals-a condition known … Read more

Is Your Smart Phone Damaging Your DNA?

  How Tropical Storm Allison Blew Me into the Cell Phone Age As a newly hired postdoc, I joined the cell phone age in the year 2001. ¬†I was not an early adopter. ¬†While many of my colleagues and extended family already wore¬†phones daily, I had delayed my entry into this corner of the technological … Read more

Glyphosate Residues Permeate Food Webs. Here’s How You Can Fight Back.

Photo showing cattle.

A recent (2014) study published by Monika Kr√ľger and colleagues in the Journal of Environmental & Analytical Toxicology¬† revealed the presence of glyphosate residues in grazing and foraging animals and in people, highlighting key problems associated with a herbicide that targets an entire kingdom of primary¬†producers. ¬†Glyphosate residues were found in hares and rabbits, cattle, … Read more