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Optimal Wellness: When to Retest Your Blood Work

Friday Apr 18 2014 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

If your last test revealed abnormal levels, when do you test again? Patients often ask me when should they get new blood tests. The answer is ... more »

Retired? You’re at Risk for This—Tips to Help

Wednesday Apr 16 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

According to research, the earlier you retire, the quicker your memory declines. Retirement. For many, it’s the pinnacle of achievement, the time to ... more »

Renegade Health Story of the Month: Shivie Cook

Tuesday Apr 15 2014 | by Kevin Gianni

After surviving a fire and the 9-11 attack in New York City, Shivie Cook finds new motivation to change her health and her life. Here, she’s ... more »

Renegade Health Radio: How to Save Your Teeth

Monday Apr 14 2014 | by Kevin Gianni

Listen here now: Click the play button to start the call: Download NOTE: We do offer a transcript of each podcast but it is only available 7 days ... more »

7 Super Foods for Middle-Aged Women

Monday Apr 14 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

Some foods are particularly helpful for middle-aged women, reducing risk of heart disease and dementia. Menopause. Weight gain. Sagging skin. ... more »

Healthy Bones? You Need More Than Just Calcium

Friday Apr 11 2014 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

“Taking calcium carbonate, the most common form of calcium supplement, is also not effective for increase bone density.” New research ... more »

How Jumping Rope Can Keep You Fit AND Trim

Thursday Apr 10 2014 | by Shelli Stein

This one exercise both burns fat and firms your muscles. Have you ever wondered if there was ONE exercise you could do to keep yourself both fit and ... more »

One Tree Provides a Natural Sweetener, Relieves Pain, and Lowers Cholesterol

Wednesday Apr 9 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

With this tree in your back yard, you can help prevent cancer, boost your immune system, and lower your cholesterol. If you have a birch tree in your ... more »

Renegade Health Radio: Heavy Metal Research, Kevin Goes on a Cleanse

Monday Apr 7 2014 | by Kevin Gianni

Listen here now: Click the play button to start the call: Download Heavy Metal Research—Kevin Goes on a Cleanse Kevin talks about his recent ... more »

5 Herbal Remedies for a Sinus Infection

Monday Apr 7 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

In addition to your neti pot, try these herbs for faster relief of your sinus infection. The headaches. Earaches. Stuffiness. Insomnia. Sinus ... more »

Testosterone Boosters: Is the Latest Supplement Safe for Men?

Friday Apr 4 2014 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

It’s selling out at GNC, and it comes from a plant, but is it safe? If you haven’t heard the clamor yet, you will. There’s a new supplement ... more »

Herbal Remedies for 4 Common Ailments

Wednesday Apr 2 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

This little guy knows what to do for a nasty cough. I recently swapped out my antihistamines for butterbur, and have been amazed at how much better I ... more »

The Zero Side Effects, Condom-Free Birth Control Method that Actually Works

Tuesday Apr 1 2014 | by Emily Vencat

The birth control method they warned you about is actually quite effective. I’m American and my husband is English. This leads to a lot of mundane ... more »

5 Aging Traps Even Healthy People Fall Into

Monday Mar 31 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

Even if you’re eating right and exercising, you could be making some daily mistakes that age you. Even if you’re eating right, exercising ... more »

Renegade Health Radio: The Mysteries of Sleep

Friday Mar 28 2014 | by Kevin Gianni

In the latest Renegade Health Radio show, Kevin and Frederic talk about sleep! Kevin shares a tool he’s been using to prevent problems ... more »

Your Health On Plastics: Endocrine Disruptors in Your Body & the Environment

Friday Mar 28 2014 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Even if it says “BPA-free,” might your plastic containers contain hormone-altering phthalates? Endocrine disruptors are a class of ... more »

5 Herbs to Help Calm Anxiety—Without Putting You to Sleep

Wednesday Mar 26 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

Anti-anxiety medications work, but come with side effects. Herbs can be equally effective but less disruptive to your day. Are you swimming in stress ... more »

The Appearance of Health: What Is a Healthy Weight and Body Fat?

Tuesday Mar 25 2014 | by Frederic Patenaude

Ten years ago, I was struggling with a raw food diet. I was trying to make it work in my life, but I would go back and forth. At 5’10” ... more »

5 Easy Stay-Well Tips

Tuesday Mar 25 2014 | by Machelle Seibel

To ward off belly fat, eat as slowly as this guy does. Your genes have something to say about how healthy you are into your old age. But even those ... more »

Would Your Brain Pass the Fitness Test?

Monday Mar 24 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

To keep your brain functioning optimally as you age, it’s important to adopt a brain fitness plan. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... more »

Renegade Health Radio: Low Protein Diets and Cancer Protection

Friday Mar 21 2014 | by Frederic Patenaude

In the latest Renegade Health Radio show, Kevin and Frederic talk about a new study that just came out, linking low protein diets to a lower risk of ... more »

Your System On Nature’s Original Super Food

Friday Mar 21 2014 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

“In Argentina, yerba mate is made in a gourd and sipped through a silver straw a little at a time all day long.” If caffeine is common in ... more »

Pesticides May Double Risk of Parkinson’s—Tips to Stay Healthy

Wednesday Mar 19 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

Exposure to pesticides can increase your risk of Parkinson’s disease. We all know it’s best to avoid pesticides. So far, they’ve been linked to ... more »

Some of Hudson’s Favorite Healthy Kids’ Books!

Monday Mar 17 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

Reading with your child is a great way to introduce them to concepts like healthy eating and nutrition. Since welcoming the arrival of little Hudson ... more »

Renegade Health Radio: The Benefits of Water Fasting

Friday Mar 14 2014 | by Kevin Gianni

In the 4th Renegade Health Radio show, Kevin and Frederic talk about: The Benefits of Water Fasting. If you listen in, you’ll also discover ... more »

Polyphenols for Life, Health, and Longevity

Friday Mar 14 2014 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

“When the first frost turned cranberries crimson, we gathered these low-lying berries…. I didn’t know it then, but these winter treats ... more »

Baobab—A Super Food from the Tree of Life

Wednesday Mar 12 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

The baobab fruit has three times the vitamin C of an orange, 50 percent more calcium than spinach, and a good supply of antioxidants—six times the ... more »

Confessions of a Sugar Addict

Tuesday Mar 11 2014 | by Shiroko Sokitch

What would happen if you went off sugar entirely? I love Chinese Medicine for so many reasons. One of my favorites is the philosophy of everything in ... more »

7 Dangerous Myths Women Believe About Fitness

Monday Mar 10 2014 | by Shelli Stein

Despite the myths, every woman can enjoy the benefits of strength training. After twenty plus years of working in the fitness industry, as both a ... more »

Still Enjoy Meat? Benefits of Grass-Fed Beef—and How to Find the Real Stuff

Monday Mar 10 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

Studies show grass-fed is just plain better for you than other alternatives. Americans are eating less meat. In 2012, a Department of Agriculture ... more »

All You Need to Know About Your Health—from One Drop

Friday Mar 7 2014 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Forget the needles—you can learn all you need to know about your health with a single drop of blood. No one thinks that lab testing is a positive ... more »

Renegade Health Radio: Let’s Talk About Running

Thursday Mar 6 2014 | by Kevin Gianni

In the third Renegade Health Radio show, Kevin and Frederic talk about: Running! In the third episode of the Renegade Health Show, Kevin and Frederic ... more »

Icy Hands? Try These 10 Natural Ways to Warm Them Up

Wednesday Mar 5 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

Things like warming foods and drinking enough water can help you enjoy toasty hands no matter the temperature. In early February 2014, the Chicagoist ... more »

Boosting Brain Power With Classical and Baroque Music

Monday Mar 3 2014 | by Frederic Patenaude

I was lucky enough to spend three years of my life in a music college, right after high school, where I dedicated most of my waking hours to the ... more »

Do You Need an Electric Toothbrush? If So, Which Kind is Best?

Monday Mar 3 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

A lot of people are buying electric toothbrushes because they believe they clean better. Is that true? In America, we tend to think that if it’s ... more »

Renegade Health Radio: What’s a Natural Cause of Death?

Friday Feb 28 2014 | by Frederic Patenaude

In the second Renegade Health Radio show, Kevin and Frederic talk about: what’s a natural death? And paleo fantasies. Listen here now: Click ... more »

Your Brain on Bugs—Will Bacteria be the Next Treatment for Anxiety and Depression?

Friday Feb 28 2014 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

New research suggests that certain types of probiotics may help improve your mood. First we had yogurt, then antibiotics, and then probiotics. Next ... more »

Instead of Wheat, Try These 7 Gluten-Free Grains

Wednesday Feb 26 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

Quinoa is a healthy and nutritious grain alternative for those looking to avoid gluten. Are you on a gluten-free diet? If so, you may be missing ... more »

The Dangers of Antacid Drugs—and 7 Alternative Solutions to Heartburn

Monday Feb 24 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

Studies show that regular use of antacids can cause a number of health problems. If you’re suffering a little heartburn and you’re on the go, do ... more »

Peaceful Sleep: 22 Natural Ways to Wake Up Refreshed

Friday Feb 21 2014 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

If you’re having trouble sleeping—like at least 60 million Americans are—these tips may help. One of the most important things you can do ... more »

Don’t Get Sick This Winter—7 Fun Tips You May Not Have Tried

Wednesday Feb 19 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

Listening to your favorite upbeat music 50 minutes a day may help you avoid the cold and flu this winter! You already know about washing your hands, ... more »

Winter Allergies—Triggers and 5 Natural Solutions

Monday Feb 17 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

Winter allergies can be worse than spring ones, causing symptoms that feel like a cold. When most of us think of allergies, we think of grasses, ... more »

Outdoor Winter Exercise—13 Tips to Make it More Comfortable and Safe

Wednesday Feb 12 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

Think you can’t exercise outdoors in the winter? Think again—it could help you feel a lot happier! Winter weather may get you thinking the only ... more »

How I Travel the World for Free (Almost)

Tuesday Feb 11 2014 | by Frederic Patenaude

A few simple travel hacks I discovered can help you plan an amazing vacation for pennies on the dollar. When I was young, I wanted to travel. My ... more »

Paleo Sweeteners: 3 Alternatives to Toxic Sugar and High Fructose Syrups

Tuesday Feb 11 2014 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Are paleo sweeteners any better than standard, white sugar? Our Paleolithic ancestors didn’t eat sugar. Other than naturally occurring complex ... more »

Seasonal Cleansing: Beat the Aging Process, Shave the Fat Off Your Body and Stick to Your Diet

Monday Feb 10 2014 | by Frederic Patenaude

Since 1996, I’ve obsessed with the idea of finding the “perfect diet”. I’ve tried various forms of the vegetarian diet, raw food diet, and ... more »

9 Healthy Hot Drinks to Warm You Up!

Monday Feb 10 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

A number of hot beverages—including plain hot water—can provide health benefits in cold weather. When the weather gets cold outside, we naturally ... more »

Clean Your Brain While You Sleep

Friday Feb 7 2014 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

We are vigilant about our children’s sleep. We let sleeping dogs lie. Why don’t we value our own sleep? When I was young, I fell asleep instantly ... more »

Improve Your Life Today with 8 Ancient Healing Techniques

Wednesday Feb 5 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

Reiki and other ancient healing techniques have a number of health benefits to offer us today in our modern world. Over the last few decades we’ve ... more »

9 Reasons You May Want to Indulge in a Little Dark Chocolate Today

Monday Feb 3 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

Studies show that a little dark chocolate each day can provide a number of important health benefits. Have you been avoiding chocolate lately because ... more »

Is Your Fish Oil Supplement Safe?

Friday Jan 31 2014 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

A recent study of fish oil supplements found that 21 of the 30 products had omega-3 levels that varied by over 10% off their label claims, and 15 were ... more »

Low Levels of This Mineral Increase Your Risk of Diabetes

Wednesday Jan 29 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

Studies show that having a healthy intake of zinc (from foods like these oysters) can help protect you from diabetes, and may help control blood sugar ... more »

Use This Technique to Keep Your Blood Pressure in Line

Monday Jan 27 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

Studies indicate that meditation may help keep blood pressure levels in the normal range. Typical lifestyle modifications for high blood pressure ... more »

7 Ways to Eat Less Salt and Enjoy Your Food More

Sunday Jan 26 2014 | by Frederic Patenaude

I’m a recovering salt addict. I admit it. Growing up, I never had very strong cravings for sugar. I’d always choose a salty dish over a ... more »

Is Agave Syrup Good for You?

Friday Jan 24 2014 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Agave syrup comes from the natural agave plant, but does that mean it’s good for you? Agave syrup, or “nectar,” is a commercial natural ... more »

Hate Post Workout Soreness? Try Watermelon Juice!

Wednesday Jan 22 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

A recent study suggests that drinking watermelon juice before working out can help reduce muscle soreness. If you’re into regular exercise ... more »

Too Acidic? Too Alkaline? How to Tell, and Some Tips to Restore Balance

Monday Jan 20 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

Kale is a nutrient-rich vegetable that’s a great option for those who may be too acidic. Last week, we talked about pH balance in the body, and how ... more »

10 Reasons Why You Need Vitamin B12

Friday Jan 17 2014 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Mussels and other shellfish are a great natural source of vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient that keeps the body’s nerve and ... more »

What is pH Balance, and How Does Diet Throw it Off?

Wednesday Jan 15 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

A diet high in acidic foods can put a strain on kidneys, increasing risk of kidney stones and potentially, osteoporosis. Spinach is one of the most ... more »

3 Healthy Seeds—Comparing and Contrasting Chia, Flax, and Hemp

Monday Jan 13 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

Chia, flax, and hemp seeds are all great sources of protein and antioxidants, and make an easy healthy addition to your diet. About a decade ago, ... more »

Activate Your Daily Water—5 Ways to Enhance the Water You Drink

Friday Jan 10 2014 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Green tea is often a healthier alternative for hydration to pure water. Recently, I began to question how good water is for health. It makes sense to ... more »

How to Cook Healthy in a Tiny Kitchen

Thursday Jan 9 2014 | by Frederic Patenaude

A couple of weeks ago we did a survey that some of you answered. Here’s a question that we received,  which I’d like to answer ... more »

7 Things Successful People Do First Thing in the Morning

Wednesday Jan 8 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

The things you do first thing in the morning can set the stage for the rest of the day. If we want to get better at something, the best way is often ... more »

Three Ideas for Warm, Vegan Recipes

Tuesday Jan 7 2014 | by Frederic Patenaude

Last December I was visiting Kevin and Annmarie in balmy Berkeley, California, for our quarterly “in-person” Renegade Health meeting. It ... more »

Got Superbugs? Try Essential Oils—They Work Better Than Standard Antiseptics

Monday Jan 6 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

In a recent study, natural essential oils—including tea tree oil (from the tree shown here)—were more effective at killing super bugs than ... more »

Your Personal Health Code: How to Start Your Year Without Resolutions

Friday Jan 3 2014 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Rather than make resolutions you may not keep, why not create your own health code for 2014? Are New Year’s resolutions necessary? We make them all ... more »

Top Health Books I Read in 2013

Thursday Jan 2 2014 | by Frederic Patenaude

Last year has been an amazing year for me. I was so busy that I didn’t have time to read as many books as usual. But I nonetheless came across ... more »

Who You Eat With Influences What You Eat—7 Tips to Stay Strong

Wednesday Jan 1 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

If you want to eat healthier when dining out, go with friends who make healthy choices, researchers say. If you’re trying to lose weight, you may ... more »

5 Ways to Increase White Blood Cell Count—Naturally

Monday Dec 30 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

If you’re suffering from a low white blood cell count, increasing your intake of garlic may help. A number of health conditions can cause the white ... more »

New Guidelines on Blood Pressure Drugs—10 Ways to Lower Yours Naturally

Friday Dec 27 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Cutting back on sodium is still a good, natural way to lower high blood pressure. The New York Times was recently abuzz with multiple articles and ... more »

Radiation Protection: Broccoli and Red Wine May Increase Survival from Exposure

Friday Dec 20 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Compounds in broccoli may help protect body cells from radiation exposure. The 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster catapulted radiation concerns to center ... more »

Knee Arthritis Pain? Try This Food—Study Shows It Works!

Wednesday Dec 18 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Rather than resort to medications, try this natural remedy for knee arthritis pain. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that ... more »

What Your Heart Rate Says About Your Health

Tuesday Dec 17 2013 | by Frederic Patenaude

When I was 19 years old, studying music at college, I was told by one of my professors that having an “average” heart rate was not good. ... more »

How Your Couch Could Be Making You Sick

Monday Dec 16 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

While you’re snoozing, you could be exposed to flame retardants, which have been linked to hormone disruption. It looks so innocent sitting there in ... more »

5 Day Water Fast: Frederic Patenaude tells his story

Sunday Dec 15 2013 | by Frederic Patenaude

I’m currently in the middle of a five-day fast at the TrueNorth Health Center in beautiful Santa Rosa, California. This fast is actually a ... more »

Sugar On The Brain: Glucose Levels Related to Risk of Alzheimer’s

Friday Dec 13 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

High blood sugar levels not only increase risk of diabetes and heart disease, but can also lead to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Score ... more »

Electromagnetic Fields—Can You Protect Yourself with EMF Clothing?

Wednesday Dec 11 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Some studies show that living near high-voltage power lines may be harmful to human health. Can you increase your risk of cancer through exposure to ... more »

The Ghost of Raw Food Christmas Past

Monday Dec 9 2013 | by Frederic Patenaude

  Ever since I became a raw foodist, Christmas and other holidays were a bit of a problem. I’m not a strict raw foodist anymore and ... more »

9 Tips for Avoiding Botulism When Making Fermented Foods at Home

Monday Dec 9 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

If improperly prepared, homemade sauerkraut may contain botulism-causing bacteria. On September 11, 2010, the headline of the day in Canada read, ... more »

Blue Green Algae: Five Ways Pond Scum Makes for an Anti-Aging Super Food

Friday Dec 6 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Blue green algae can make a great addition to smoothies, but it’s important to buy from reputable sources. Some plants grow in the earth ... more »

Natural Treatment Options for Psoriasis

Wednesday Dec 4 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

If you have psoriasis, you may want to take chondroiton supplements. The National Psoriasis Foundation states that psoriasis is the most prevalent ... more »

Is Sugar a Drug as Bad as Cocaine?

Monday Dec 2 2013 | by Frederic Patenaude

Last week I watched on Netflix the documentary “Food Matters,” which makes an honest attempt to convince its viewers to abandon processed foods ... more »

Cooking Oils: How They’re Extracted and Refined, and the Health Consequences

Monday Dec 2 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Refining processes can strip oils of their natural nutrients. Today, we’re talking about cooking oils, and how we actually get the oil from the ... more »

Ten Ways the E.U. (More Than the U.S.) Protects Its Citizens Against Toxic Foods

Friday Nov 29 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

A number of other countries have placed restrictions on GMO foods. Which countries ban GMOs? Not the majority of nations, but many won’t allow GMO ... more »

10 Snacks That Actually Help You Lose Weight

Wednesday Nov 27 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Hot chocolate contains compounds that actually reduce levels of stress, helping the body release fat. One of the most challenging things about trying ... more »

4 Factors of a Healthy Poop

Wednesday Nov 27 2013 | by Steve Wright

Does it look right? Here’s how to tell.It’s time to talk about poop in our society. Continuing to ignore this elephant is the easiest way ... more »

Is Coffee Healthy or Is Coffee Unhealthy?

Monday Nov 25 2013 | by Frederic Patenaude

Coffee: Friend or Foe? We hear a lot of conflicting reports on coffee. For years, we were told that coffee was bad for health. But in the recent ... more »

Your Anxiety Could Be Coming from Your Gut—Might Probiotics Calm You Down?

Monday Nov 25 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Anxious? Depressed? You may need probiotics. That our mental state affects our digestive health is a concept most of us are familiar with. What’s ... more »

A Look Ahead at the 2013–2014 Flu Season

Friday Nov 22 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

What kind of flu do you need to watch out for this season? Influenza season is back. And so is the concern for the next pandemic. What’s ahead for ... more »

Boy Dies of Deadly Parasite Found in Tap Water—How Clean is Yours?

Wednesday Nov 20 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

The CDC recently found a deadly amoeba in the water supply of a Louisiana town. The “Naegleria fowleri amoeba” is a parasite—a particularly ... more »

Natural Solutions for Painful Sciatica

Monday Nov 18 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Sciatica often goes away on its own, but meanwhile it causes painful and debilitating symptoms. Most of us know someone who has suffered from ... more »

Seasonal Health in Peru: Camu Camu

Friday Nov 15 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Camu camu (Myrciaria dubia) is a small riverside tree found in the Amazon rainforest of Peru and Brazil. Peru is rich in amazing super foods. From the ... more »

How About a Little Bone and Nerves with Your Chicken Nuggets?

Wednesday Nov 13 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

A recent study found chicken nuggets are less than 50 percent chicken. If you want a glimpse of what fast food is really like, just let it cool down. ... more »

7 Foods that Fight Inflammation

Monday Nov 11 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Chronic inflammation is linked with diseases like Alzheimer’s and heart disease, but can be tamed with certain anti-inflammatory foods. Inflammation ... more »

Eating Exotic Foods in Peru

Friday Nov 8 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

“Peruvians have their own way of eating sea urchins.” Anthony Bourdain produces a great show, but he’s got nothing on what I eat on a ... more »

Is the Gluten-Free Diet Really Healthy?

Thursday Nov 7 2013 | by Steve Wright

For many, this popular diet will only make symptoms worse. The rise in popularity of the gluten-free industry is simply staggering. SPINS, a market ... more »

5 Foods That Help Soothe a Crohn’s Flare-Up

Wednesday Nov 6 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Bananas have a special fiber that can help block the transmission of bugs that aggravate Crohn’s disease. The idea that diet can affect flare-ups of ... more »

Sleep Is Overrated – Time to End the 8-Hour Sleep Myth!

Monday Nov 4 2013 | by Frederic Patenaude

“For tens of thousands of years, before the introduction of artificial lighting, most humans thought that what the pushers of sleep meds promise ... more »

Commercial Baby Foods May Not Be A Good Idea During Weaning—Homemade Alternatives

Monday Nov 4 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

A lot of ready-made commercial baby foods have added sugar. If one food we buy off the shelves is expected to be nutritious, it’s baby food. Many ... more »

Grow Your Own: the Home-Grown Fruits on My Personal Menu

Friday Nov 1 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

“Papaya is considered one of the healthiest fruits on the planet.” I was raised on an old-fashioned working farm in New England. Food was ... more »

The Best Way to Wash Fruits and Vegetables—8 Tips

Wednesday Oct 30 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Do you need to use soap to wash produce? What’s the best way to get rid of pesticide residue? Fruits and vegetables are good for you—but the ... more »

CDC Confirms Widespread Use of Antibiotics Leads to Human Death

Monday Oct 28 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

“We didn’t ask for this!” Antibiotics used in feedlots are contributing to superbugs that are killing Americans. A recent study found ... more »

Chemical Sensitivity: Genetically Vulnerable to a Toxic World

Friday Oct 25 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Chemical sensitivity can cause headaches, stomachaches, and even chronic disease. My family was planning for a festive Thanksgiving Day. I decided a ... more »

10 Top Blood Tests to Take for Your Best Health

Wednesday Oct 23 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

What should you look for when getting your blood tested? A blood test can tell you a lot about your health. In fact, nearly two-thirds of the data for ... more »

Fish Fraud: Is the Fish You’re Eating the Fish You Think it Is?

Monday Oct 21 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

A recent study found that about a third of the fish we eat isn’t what we think it is. A February 2013 study by Oceana, the largest international ... more »

Telomere Update: Healthy Lifestyle Choices Slow Aging

Friday Oct 18 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

What are telomeres and how do they affect your life? Getting your telomeres tested is the latest way to check how fast, or slow, you’re aging. ... more »

The Raw Food Diet Confirmed Dead

Thursday Oct 17 2013 | by Kevin Gianni

The battle cry (or sharing-circle offering) from Judita and Christine says it all… “RIP all or nothing!” Take a collective deep breath. ... more »

To Eat or Not to Eat Breakfast? Study Casts Doubt on Breakfast-Obesity Link

Wednesday Oct 16 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

After years of being told to eat breakfast to lose weight, a new study says…maybe not. Trying to lose weight? Eat breakfast. It’s the advice ... more »

The Death of the Raw Food Diet

Tuesday Oct 15 2013 | by Frederic Patenaude

  “The Raw Food Diet Craze – R.I.P. 1998-2013″ “Cooked Food is Not a Sin” Uncle Jethro Raw The raw food diet, as a ... more »

Blood Pressure Meds May Increase Risk of Cancer—12 Natural Ways to Drop Levels

Monday Oct 14 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Medications can keep your blood pressure levels under control, but they can also increase your risk for some types of cancer. If you’re taking blood ... more »

The Barcelona Diet: Is It the Most Delicious, Healthy Diet on the Planet?

Friday Oct 11 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Is the Mediterranean diet really the best for your health? Barcelona, with its mild climate and sea breezes, is a wonderful place to visit. They have ... more »

#3 Sushi Health Risk—Toxins, with 10 Tips to Protect Yourself

Wednesday Oct 9 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

In addition to parasites and bacteria, sushi may also be contaminated with toxins. After talking about parasites and bacteria in former posts, now ... more »

4 Nutrition Fads I’m Tired of Hearing

Tuesday Oct 8 2013 | by Frederic Patenaude

Diet gurus LOVE to tell you what you should eat, but more importantly, what you should NOT eat. Almost every single diet on the planet revolves around ... more »

Mercury Retrograde—Myth or Truth?

Monday Oct 7 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Astrologists believe that when mercury appears to be moving backwards, areas of communication and travel are compromised. Are we affected by the ... more »

Might Probiotics Be the Next Big Thing in Oral Health?

Friday Oct 4 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Don’t be surprised if you start to see probiotic products for oral health soon in a store near you! Probiotics are traditionally used to support ... more »

#2 Sushi Health Risk—Bacteria, with 10 Tips to Protect Yourself

Wednesday Oct 2 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Sushi can be contaminated with bacteria and viruses, which can cause digestive issues. After talking about parasites in a former post, now it’s time ... more »

#1 Sushi Health Risk—Parasites, with 7 Tips to Protect Yourself

Monday Sep 30 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Might that plate of sushi be contaminated with parasites? An informal poll by Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News showed that most doctors who ... more »

Can Fruit Make You Fat? (The Answer Is Maybe)

Friday Sep 27 2013 | by Frederic Patenaude

Last week, Andrew Perlot posted a video where he showed the results of a personal experience where he tried to see if he could get overweight eating ... more »

Finding Good, Healthy Food When Eating Out: The SPE Certification

Friday Sep 27 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

How can you tell when a restaurant is serving healthy and super tasty food? Look for the SPE seal. Modern foods are making you sick. Choosing good ... more »

How Cinnamon Could Help Treat and Prevent Type II Diabetes—Real Evidence

Friday Sep 27 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Concerned about diabetes? It may help to consume more cinnamon on a daily basis. The American Diabetes Association states that 25.8 million children ... more »

12 Natural Ways to Wake Yourself Up—Without the Caffeine

Monday Sep 23 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Concerned about diabetes? It may help to consume more cinnamon on a daily basis.Last June 2013, Dr. Williams posted about the protective effects of ... more »

Those Blueberries Won’t Die!

Sunday Sep 22 2013 | by Frederic Patenaude

Been using Berry Breeze device and it’s wonderful. Produce no longer rots quickly in the fridge. Saves a ton of money and headaches. Photos ... more »

Where Do You Draw the Line?

Thursday Sep 19 2013 | by Frederic Patenaude

Last week, I published an article on beer and wine, with the title “Why Women Should Drink Beer and Men Should Drink Wine.” I showed that ... more »

Your Garden Tomatoes and Flowers Could Be Killing Honeybees

Wednesday Sep 18 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Your garden plants may be contaminated with a pesticide known to be toxic to honeybees. For the last several years now, we’ve been hearing about the ... more »

Corn Tortillas: A Gluten-Free Food Most People Overlook

Tuesday Sep 17 2013 | by Frederic Patenaude

I used to spend every winter in Costa Rica, for about five or six years in a row. It’s there that I developed a taste for traditional corn ... more »

How Much Water Do You Really Need for Good Health?

Monday Sep 16 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Do you need to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day? It depends on a number of factors. The standard advice for years has been that you should ... more »

9 Good Reasons to Exercise

Sunday Sep 15 2013 | by Frederic Patenaude

I’ve got a younger brother, and he’s the athletic one in the family. Growing up, he was into sports: basketball, skying, cross-country ... more »

Women Should Drink Beer, Men Should Drink Wine

Friday Sep 13 2013 | by Frederic Patenaude

It’s clear that alcohol is not a necessity for health. However, a great deal of research shows that moderate alcohol consumption has its ... more »

The Four Stages of Healing—Managing Your Doctor-Patient Relationship

Friday Sep 13 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

When is it okay to take over your own care from your doctor? The ancient Chinese believed that life is change, and gave the world the I Ching to help ... more »

Eat More and Lose Weight—It’s Proven to Work! 7 Tips

Wednesday Sep 11 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Which foods you choose may make more difference to your waistline than how much you eat. “Eating smart, not eating less, may be the key to losing ... more »

Healthy Travel by Plane

Monday Sep 9 2013 | by Frederic Patenaude

I wouldn’t say I’m a road warrior, but I travel by plane every 4 to 6 weeks on average. And as we all know, flying is not as pleasant as ... more »

10 Habits of Healthy, Happy Men—and What Women Can Learn

Monday Sep 9 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Men named relaxing time with family as one of the things that keep them happy and healthy. What really makes men happy—and healthy? There are plenty ... more »

Worried About Mercury Exposure? Arsenic May Be Worse—How to Test Your Levels

Friday Sep 6 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Could your health symptoms be caused by a toxic blood level of arsenic? Read on to find out how to tell. Do you fear heavy metal toxicity? If so, you ... more »

What’s Healthiest? Soy Sauce, Tamari, or Bragg’s? What About Coconut Aminos?

Wednesday Sep 4 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

If you’re making stir-fry tonight, which condiment is healthiest to use? If you’re getting ready to cook some stir-fry, rice, an Asian salad, ... more »

My Raw Food Advice Summarized

Monday Sep 2 2013 | by Frederic Patenaude

In 1996, I was barely 20 years old when I decided to go raw. My initial experiments on the raw food diet were arduous, hazardous, ... more »

Trouble Sleeping? It May Be the Full Moon…Really

Monday Sep 2 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

If you think the full moon makes you restless at night—you could be right. We’ve all been hearing how important it is to get a good night’s ... more »

Might a Fitness Tracker Help You Reach Your Goals?

Friday Aug 30 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Dr. Williams tries out a new fitness tracker to see how it works and whether it motivates him to reach his fitness goals. From my personal experience, ... more »

What’s the Best Oil to Cook With?

Wednesday Aug 28 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

What oil is the safest and healthiest to cook with? Grapeseed, olive, sunflower, canola, coconut—there are so many options. Which is the best for ... more »

What the Heck Should I Really Eat?

Monday Aug 26 2013 | by Kevin Gianni

I was planning to publish an article about what we feed Hudson (our son) today. In fact, was almost 3/4 written when I received an email from a reader ... more »

Ditch the Chemicals—10 Benefits of Cast Iron Cooking

Monday Aug 26 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Think cast iron is sticky and hard to clean? Think again—properly seasoned, cast iron is naturally “non-stick.” In 2003, the Environmental ... more »

How About a National Campaign on Prostate Health?

Friday Aug 23 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

It may not be fun, but prostate checks are important. PSA level tests, however—that’s a trickier matter. The prostate gland is geographically ... more »

My Fitness Advice Summarized in 7 Tips

Thursday Aug 22 2013 | by Frederic Patenaude

Both Kevin and I have noticed that our readers seem to have less interest in fitness than in other topics, like diet. But this puzzles us because ... more »

Fish: 5 Choices Healthy for You and the Environment

Wednesday Aug 21 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

We love our tuna, but we’re eating too many of them. It’s time to try other options. According to a 2009 study by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) ... more »

15 Natural Tips to Protect from Radiation When Flying

Monday Aug 19 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

High altitudes expose you to more radiation. Is there any way to reduce the health risks? The government has introduced new advanced imaging scanners ... more »

Nature’s Wireless Communication System—Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Friday Aug 16 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Communication between cells is important to overall health. And omega-3 fatty acids are important to cellular communication. Clear communication is ... more »

Where Germs Lurk on Airplanes—and 10 Ways to Keep from Getting Sick

Wednesday Aug 14 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Do you need to go this far to protect yourself from illness while flying? In June 2013, American Airlines announced plans to add even more seats to ... more »

Farmers Sue Monsanto After GMO Seeds Pollute Other Crops

Monday Aug 12 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

After contaminated wheat was discovered in Oregon, farmers sued Monsanto for genetic pollution. On June 12, 2013, Huffington Post ran an article ... more »

My 80-20 Rule of Health

Saturday Aug 10 2013 | by Frederic Patenaude

Are you familiar with the 80-20 Rule? If you’ve read a lot of personal development books, you probably are. This principle is often used over and ... more »

Crazy Deficiency Stories and Some Thoughts on B12

Friday Aug 9 2013 | by Frederic Patenaude

One day, at the age of 18, after reading John Robbin’s book Diet for a New America, I decided to become a vegetarian. Probably the first day I ... more »

Sugar Wars: Should You Give Up Fresh Fruit?

Friday Aug 9 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Wait! Before you eat that apple—could you be getting too much sugar? As the sugar war rages on with fructose as its main target, natural fruits have ... more »

Can Probiotics Help Your Brain, Too?

Wednesday Aug 7 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

New research discovered that probiotics, like those found in yogurt, may help relieve stress and anxiety. A recent study has provided more evidence to ... more »

Salt, Sugar, Fat: 15 Shocking Facts From the Book and Our Review

Monday Aug 5 2013 | by Frederic Patenaude

I recently read a book called “Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us“, by Michael Moss. This is the first book that really ... more »

7 Natural Ways to Reduce Hot Flashes

Monday Aug 5 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Hormones are risky—here are some other ways to help reduce the frequency of hot flashes. Personal summers. Power surges. Hot flashes. Whatever you ... more »

Should You Get a Stool Test?

Friday Aug 2 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

With all the research on gut health, should you submit to a stool test to see how you’re doing? What’s the next best step toward optimal ... more »

5 Natural Ways to Prevent Tick Bites

Wednesday Jul 31 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Ticks carry a number of diseases, including Lyme disease, so be sure to protect yourself this summer. Are you protected from ticks this summer? If you ... more »

4 Junk Foods That Are Good For You

Tuesday Jul 30 2013 | by Frederic Patenaude

Many foods have gotten a bad rap. We generally tend to view foods in one of two categories: “good” or “bad.” But nutrition, ... more »

5 Food Sources for 5 Key Vitamins & Minerals

Monday Jul 29 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Rather than pop a pill, how about bumping up your consumption of certain foods when you need nutrients? Did your doctor recently tell you that ... more »

The Magic of Intermittent Fasting

Friday Jul 26 2013 | by Frederic Patenaude

According to standard health advice, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Also, we should never skip meals and instead regularly eat ... more »

How Yoga and Acupuncture Enhance Health—New Research on “Vagal Tone”

Friday Jul 26 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

How does all that twisting and bending benefit your health? New research shows it may have to do with the biggest nerve in the body. It’s possible ... more »

10 Tips for Preserving Vitamins and Shelf Life in Produce

Wednesday Jul 24 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Americans throw away thousands of dollars every year in spoiled produce. Try these tips for making your goodies last longer. We’re all trying to eat ... more »

What Is the Best Water to Drink? Is Reverse Osmosis 100% Pure?

Tuesday Jul 23 2013 | by Frederic Patenaude

After last week’s conversation on water, I wanted to address a few more topics… Is Reverse Osmosis 100% Pure? “Does reverse osmosis ... more »

5 Good Things About Getting Older

Monday Jul 22 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Despite what the media would have us believe, there are a lot of good things about getting older. In today’s world, we’re faced with continual ... more »

The Next Super Food: Bugs

Friday Jul 19 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Chapulines are grasshoppers that are commonly used for food in southern Mexico. Don’t knock it until you try it! When I’m in Oaxaca, the state ... more »

Sidestep the Temptations—12 Tricks to Help You Eat Less and Lose Weight

Wednesday Jul 17 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Sometimes we all need a little help cutting back on calories—try these tips! Eating too much. Gaining too much weight. Worrying about diabetes and ... more »

Top 10 Best Foods at the Health Food Store

Tuesday Jul 16 2013 | by Frederic Patenaude

If you had walked into one of the first health food stores that opened decades ago, you would  likely have found  produce, whole grains, seeds, ... more »

What About Messages in the Water?

Monday Jul 15 2013 | by Frederic Patenaude

“How can you say that water is not living when Dr. Marasu Emoto proved that it is in his book Messages in the Water by showing pictures of living ... more »

Study: Relationship Worries Could Make You Sick—7 Tips to Help You Relax

Monday Jul 15 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

A new study suggests that feeling anxious about your relationship can lower your resistance to disease. We all know that stress is bad for us, but a ... more »

Water Controversies, Part 1: Organic Minerals, Alkaline Water, Distilled Water and Health

Saturday Jul 13 2013 | by Frederic Patenaude

We know that water is of great importance. The surface of the earth and our bodies are made up of approximately 72% water. Although water appears to ... more »

Five Ways Sitting Down Can Kill You

Friday Jul 12 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Studies show that too many hours of sitting down each day can lead to an early death. I’ve been sitting too much. Here’s the break down. There ... more »

Eating Habits of Americans vs. French People and Europeans

Thursday Jul 11 2013 | by Frederic Patenaude

This year I’ve been doing some traveling, mostly in Europe. This brought me to some interesting realizations about some cultural differences in ... more »

Could the Herbs You’re Taking Cause Life-Threatening Bleeding?

Wednesday Jul 10 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Some herbs like gingko biloba (pictured here) can thin the blood, increasing the risk of excessive bleeding. According to research performed at the ... more »

Announcing a New Interim Editor for Renegade Health

Monday Jul 8 2013 | by Kevin Gianni

I have something to tell you… Since the last Cancer Summit, I’ve been floundering. Just 6 months before, I was fully invested in growing and ... more »

7 Best Homemade Cleaning Solutions to Have On Hand

Monday Jul 8 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Many cleaning projects around the home can be completed with natural products that don’t present health risks. In 2010, a study published in ... more »

What’s The Ultimate Weight Loss Diet?

Friday Jul 5 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

What are the best tips when it comes to weight loss? In a recent blog, New York Times columnist and the best-selling author of Food Matters, Mark ... more »

Top 7 Best and Worst Health Foods for Your Teeth

Wednesday Jul 3 2013 | by Frederic Patenaude

We all know that candy bars and sugary soda is bad for teeth, but what about all those foods that are touted as having great benefits for our ... more »

Carrageenan—Is This Additive Safe?

Wednesday Jul 3 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Have you checked the ingredient list on your soymilk, pudding, toothpaste, or chocolate? You may find “carrageenan,” a food additive recently tied ... more »

Why Raw Foodists Have Bad Teeth: Exclusive Renegade Health Article

Monday Jul 1 2013 | by Frederic Patenaude

In 2001, I got extremely bad news from my dentist. I had gone back from a long adventure in California, where I lived exclusively on a raw food diet ... more »

Are You Short on Vitamin B12? 5 Tips to Increase Absorption

Monday Jul 1 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

A vitamin B12 deficiency is more common in the elderly, and can lead to dizziness and an uneven gait. Our friend Dr. Williams recently wrote about ... more »

Superorganism You: The Role of Gut Bacteria in Health and Disease

Friday Jun 28 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Your digestive health, and even your overall health, could be dependent on the bugs in your gut. Why is it that up until recently, medical theory was ... more »

Are You Aging Worse Than Your Parents Did? 5 Tips for Aging Well

Wednesday Jun 26 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Current estimates show you’re likely to live longer than your parents, but those extra years may be unhealthy. Each generation is supposed to be ... more »

Diabetes—A Curable Disease?

Wednesday Jun 26 2013 | by Dr. Gabriel Cousens

Can diabetes be cured? Dr. Cousens has seen results in his program. My revised edition of There Is A Cure for Diabetes is based on the results of the ... more »

3 New Exotic Foods You May Not Have Heard Of—And Their Health Benefits

Monday Jun 24 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

The horned melon has a unique taste, and is low in calories. Are you a foodie? Do you enjoy trying new food items—particularly if they have unique ... more »

Top Five Medicinal Mushrooms

Friday Jun 21 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Several different mushrooms have health benefits—read on for more details on which may help you. Fungi are integral to the planetary web. The lives ... more »

Your Frying Pan Could Increase Your Risk of Osteoarthritis—and Other Health Problems

Wednesday Jun 19 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Do you save time cleaning by using non-stick cookware? Best to check it again to make sure it’s not creating risks to your health. Do you cook ... more »

Trying to Have a Baby? Get Up Off the Couch—7 Supplements to Enhance Male Fertility

Monday Jun 17 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Men who watch TV for three hours or more a day could suffer from reduced fertility. According to the Mayo Clinic, about 15 percent of couples are ... more »

Like Your Coffee? Check Out the Protective Effects of Caffeine

Friday Jun 14 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

You’ve heard the good and bad about coffee—Dr. Williams gives you the real scoop. Coffee has been with us a long time. The energizing effect ... more »

10 Wild Plants (or Weeds!) That Are Safe to Eat

Wednesday Jun 12 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

If you see elderflower in your back yard, you could use the flower heads in pancake batter to make fritters, or infuse them for tea. When you’re on ... more »

10 “Healthy” Foods That Aren’t So Healthy

Monday Jun 10 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Trail mix is healthy, right? Well, sometimes yes, but you have to be choosy. The food industry is smart, and knows that most people are looking for ... more »

Could You Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease with Vitamin B?

Friday Jun 7 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Could vitamin B supplements be the key to preventing Alzheimer’s disease and preserving brain health? I value loyalty. It’s a principle worth ... more »

Smoothies, from the 60s to Today: Tips to Make Them Super Healthy

Friday May 31 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

We’ve come a long way in how we make smoothies, but many are still too full of sugar. Here are some tips for making yours healthier. Being from ... more »

Your Reusable Shopping Bag Could Be Making Your Family Sick

Wednesday May 29 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

It’s eco-friendly, but is it making your family sick? That reusable shopping bag you’re taking to the grocery store could be eco-friendly, but it ... more »

What to Eat to Smell Sweet—8 Foods that Make You Smell Great

Monday May 27 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

What you eat can affect how you smell—but fortunately, some foods act like sweet perfumes. Garlic is a super healthy food, with studies indicating ... more »

Overload: Why Taking Too Many Supplements May Be Bad For Your Health

Friday May 24 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Where do we draw the line with vitamin and mineral supplements? Have you ever wondered if you’re taking the right supplements for you? Is your ... more »

A Shocking 1 In 3 Deficient In Vitamin D & At Risk for Cancer—Are You One of Them?

Wednesday May 22 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

If you’re not getting enough sun exposure, you could be deficient in vitamin D, which can increase your risk of cancer and heart disease. We’ve ... more »

Should We Be Concerned About the New Bird Flu?

Friday May 17 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

With only a few hundred people infected so far, the death rate from the new bird flu strain is high—at 20%. I’ve been accused of overplaying ... more »

Help Us Stop The Use of Potentially Dangerous Airport Scanners

Tuesday May 14 2013 | by Kevin Gianni

Air travel used to be so easy. I’m sure many of you remember when you could bring water onto a plane. Or how about when you could walk through ... more »

Finally, A Positive Story About Healing Cancer Naturally on TV

Saturday May 11 2013 | by Kevin Gianni

I’m not a big fan of TV. A few years ago, we did get cable TV (after not having it for at least 5-6 years), since I do like watching sports ... more »

My Medical and Communications Emergency Cache (Plus, I’m Not Living in Fear, Quite the Opposite!)

Wednesday May 8 2013 | by Kevin Gianni

The last week and a half of writing on Renegade Health has been a lot of fun for me… It’s given me an opportunity to talk about some ... more »

Emergency Preparedness for Escape and Protection

Saturday May 4 2013 | by Kevin Gianni

Today’s preparedness topic is personal safety. In the case of a disaster, there’s nothing more important to take care of yourself and ... more »

Should You Try a Juice Fast?

Friday May 3 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

The celebrities are doing it—should you jump on the juice-fasting bandwagon? How do you swim against the current of a $5 billion dollar industry? ... more »

How to Ensure Clean Water and Food for Emergency Preparedness

Wednesday May 1 2013 | by Kevin Gianni

Jonny 5 inspecting our gear. Last Saturday, after writing my first article on disaster preparedness, I was walking to get a tea with Hudson. Just 3 ... more »

Nearly Half of Americans Are Now Nearsighted—It’s Time to Get Our Kids Back Outside

Wednesday May 1 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Over the past four decades, the rates of nearsightedness have nearly doubled. Do you find that you are having trouble seeing clearly from a distance? ... more »

Dementia is on the Rise—Protect Your Brain Power with 7 Foods and 7 Mind Games

Monday Apr 29 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Dementia and Alzheimer’s are on the rise—here’s how to protect your brain power. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s ... more »

All About Honey: Raw, Wild, Manuka…What Kind is Best for Health?

Friday Apr 26 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Honey is supposed to be good for you, but then again, it adds sugar to your diet. Which is the best kind to use for good health? I grew up on a ... more »

Pain Relievers May Be Damaging Your Hearing—7 Natural Alternatives

Wednesday Apr 24 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Pain relievers may help you get a good night’s sleep, but they could also lead to hearing loss. Most people don’t like to rely on over-the-counter ... more »

Get Rid of Mold—Without Increasing Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Monday Apr 22 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Mold is definitely unattractive, but it can also be dangerous for your health. Mold is bad news. Study after study points to the health damage it can ... more »

Would You Move Here to Avoid EMFs?

Saturday Apr 13 2013 | by Kevin Gianni

Over the years, I’ve gathered a few tools to measure electromagnetic and nuclear radiation. (Yes, nuclear was not a typo.) I don’t ... more »

Prostate Health: Should You, or Shouldn’t You, Get a PSA Test?

Friday Apr 12 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Today’s cancer screening recommendations can be confusing. What’s the best way to protect your health? Prostate cancer is the most common ... more »

Outbreak of the “Gastric Flu”—Should You Be Worried?

Friday Apr 5 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Could this particularly nasty form of the stomach flu become a pandemic? The cruise ship virus jumped ship. After I moved to Florida, several of my ... more »

An Urban Farm Design Contest! Enter Now…

Thursday Apr 4 2013 | by Kevin Gianni

Annmarie and I were blown away at the suggestions in the comments from our post about our new garden and yard space here. There were so many great ... more »

Our Little Urban Farm

Monday Apr 1 2013 | by Kevin Gianni

Well, I wouldn’t say it’s quite an urban farm yet, but it definitely has some opportunity. We spent the last week moving into our new ... more »

Feeling Anxious? It Could Be Your Plastic

Wednesday Mar 27 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

If you or your kids are feeling anxious, the chemicals in your plastics may have something to do with it. Plato is quoted as having said, “Nothing ... more »

14 Plants that Clean Your Indoor Air of Toxic Chemicals

Monday Mar 25 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

The simple Chrysanthemum can help you breathe cleaner indoor air. In a 1987 study, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ranked indoor air ... more »

Sleep It Off: How The Body Instinctively Heals

Friday Mar 22 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Consistently getting too little sleep can leave you at an increased risk for modern-day diseases. When you have a cold or flu—or even a ... more »

7 Secrets for Super-Human Oral Health

Wednesday Mar 20 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Brushing and flossing help, but with these tricks, you can do even more to improve your smile. You know you’re supposed to regularly brush, floss, ... more »

Too Many Trips to McDonald’s May Cause Asthma in Kids

Monday Mar 18 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

A new study indicates that children who eat fast frequent fast food meals may be more at risk for asthmatic symptoms. On February 6, 2013, we ... more »

Alcohol: Might a Healthy Buzz Be Good For You?

Friday Mar 15 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Could that mug of beer be good for you? How about two of them, or three? After decades of vegetarianism and strict abstinence, I started to pay ... more »

Toxic Sugar: Sweet, Dangerous, and Deadly

Friday Mar 8 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Seriously, is sugar that bad? Do you really need to cut back? What is the single most important thing you can do to safeguard your health and prevent ... more »

Tips for Eating Healthy on Any Budget

Thursday Mar 7 2013 | by Kevin Gianni

After posting Frederic Patenaude’s article about how to eat healthy for $3.33 a day, I was a little surprised at some of the responses. Many of ... more »

My Experiment Living on $3.33 a Day on a Plant-Based Diet

Monday Mar 4 2013 | by Frederic Patenaude

One of the biggest complaints I hear about eating a healthy diet (high raw or something else) is the cost of food. Especially nowadays, now that food ... more »

Man Versus Mercury: Toxic Metal Sensitivity and Your Health

Friday Mar 1 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Do you know how much mercury you’ve accumulated over the years? What’s an acceptable level of mercury in your body? I tell my patients ... more »

Could Your Cholesterol Be Too Low? Risks Include Cancer and Depression

Wednesday Feb 27 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Most people are trying to keep their cholesterol numbers down, but when is low too low? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states ... more »

Bitter Pill: Our Strange, First Foray through the Medical Billing Gauntlet

Tuesday Feb 26 2013 | by Kevin Gianni

LOL, when I first downloaded this image I didn’t realize that it was either Chinese or Japanese — which means this bill ... more »

Help Your Cat Live Longer—Some Well Known and Unusual Tips

Monday Feb 25 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

“Dogs come when they’re called. Cats take a message and get back to you.” —Mark Bly The ASPCA states that the average lifespan of the indoor ... more »

4 Steps to Keep Hair Luxurious and Strong, Naturally

Friday Feb 22 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

If your hair is thinning or falling out, here are some natural ways to reinforce strength and vitality. “Doctor, my hair is thin and falling out. ... more »

What’s the Best Diet for My Dog? Should I Try a Raw Food Diet?

Monday Feb 18 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

A raw food diet may be great for your four-legged friend—but there are some risks. No grains, no by-products, no preservatives. No people food, ... more »

Chronic Fatigue: We’re Still Not Sure What Causes It

Friday Feb 15 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Could you be constantly tired because of a virus? I had only been in clinical practice for about a year when Incline Village, Nevada became ground ... more »

Yeast Infections? Here Are Some Natural Treatments

Wednesday Feb 13 2013 | by Kevin Gianni

If you suffer from embarrassing yeast infections, don’t worry— they’re common and usually easily treatable. According to the National ... more »

Holistic Treatments for Ovarian Cysts

Monday Feb 11 2013 | by Kevin Gianni

If you’re suffering from painful ovarian cysts, talk to your doctor— and consider natural hormone balancing therapies. If you listen to women ... more »

Coffee: A 5,000 Year Old Superfood Goes 21st Century

Friday Feb 8 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Is coffee really good for your health? Is coffee good for your health? The answer is maybe. The 21st century buzz is that coffee stimulates and heals. ... more »

Can Fasting Get Rid of a Cold?

Thursday Feb 7 2013 | by Kevin Gianni

A contributing factor to me getting sick? (There’s only one person in our family that will put anything in his mouth…) A few weeks ago, I ... more »

How Junk Food is Hurting Our Kids—And 18 Ways to Wean Yours Off It

Wednesday Feb 6 2013 | by Kevin Gianni

You say your child demands junk food? Here’s why you should change that—and how. It’s fast, tasty, and convenient, and sometimes parents ... more »

15 Natural Remedies for IBS—What About Raw Food?

Monday Feb 4 2013 | by Kevin Gianni

Doctors may prescribe medications for IBS, but natural remedies may work even better. Estimates are that worldwide, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) ... more »

Rethinking Cancer Treatment—What’s Best?

Friday Feb 1 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

If we are to improve cancer treatments, we must think about the disease in a new way. Like aging, cancer is more a process than a disease. In fact, ... more »

Two Recipes for Natural Homemade Dog Treats

Monday Jan 28 2013 | by Kevin Gianni

Try these natural recipes and see if your dog likes the homemade touch. Looking for some recipes for homemade dog treats? A little scouting around ... more »

Is Multitasking Bad for You? (And More Treadmill Desk Questions…)

Friday Jan 25 2013 | by Kevin Gianni

Jonny 5 doing quite the opposite of multitasking… As promised, I want to answer some of your questions about the treadmill desk article that I ... more »

A Treadmill Desk: The Ultimate Tool for the Daily Desk Dweller

Wednesday Jan 23 2013 | by Kevin Gianni

Over the years, I’ve been getting increasingly concerned with the amount of time I spend sitting. I’m an active guy, but over the last ... more »

20 Natural and Weird Ways to Ditch the Cigarettes Forever—Coconut Water, Anyone?

Wednesday Jan 23 2013 | by Kevin Gianni

Drugs and nicotine patches aren’t the only way to go—you may do better with hypnosis or acupuncture. Quitting smoking is hard. Everyone ... more »

Natural Cold Remedies

Tuesday Jan 22 2013 | by Michelle Pfennighaus

Garlic can help you fight off that cold, but only if you use the real stuff. You eat your vegetables. Take your vitamins. You even avoid sugar. ... more »

Gingivitis Linked with 4 Other Health Problems

Monday Jan 21 2013 | by Kevin Gianni

That pain in your mouth may also be hurting your heart. In 2009, researchers released the results of a study that took many people by ... more »

Which Type of Vitamin D Supplement is Best?

Friday Jan 18 2013 | by Kevin Gianni

It’s about time I get back to some of the questions you’ve sent in over the last few months… I was on quite a run for a while ... more »

Going Viral: Tracking Influenza 2013, and Test-Your-Immunity Quiz

Friday Jan 18 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Are you at risk for the flu? Here’s how to track it in your state, with tips for staying well. The 2012 fall flu season was very mild. Was it ... more »

The Best of the Rest : Best of 2012

Wednesday Jan 16 2013 | by Kevin Gianni

I had a few more categories for this year’s Best of 2012, but instead of spending the next month burning through them, I’ve decided to ... more »

Cat Coat Care: How to Keep it Shiny

Wednesday Jan 16 2013 | by Kevin Gianni

He does a pretty good job of grooming himself, but if your cat is suffering from a dull coat, here’s how you can help. If you have cats, you ... more »

Edema—What Causes it and How to Get Rid of It

Monday Jan 14 2013 | by Kevin Gianni

Swelling in the legs is often caused by edema, which can be treated with at-home remedies. About 4.4 million people in the U.S. suffer from edema. ... more »

14 Raw Food Pitfalls and How to Tell the Real Experts from the Rest

Friday Jan 11 2013 | by Nomi Shannon

Today, we’re exposed to more and more information about the raw food diet. Some of it is helpful, but some of it is misleading or even harmful. ... more »

Test Your Hormones: Which One is Best?

Friday Jan 11 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

When checking your hormone levels, is a blood test always best? There are three bodily fluids used for measuring hormone levels: blood, urine, and ... more »

The Most Awesome Health (And Non-Health) Products of 2012 : Best of Health 2012

Thursday Jan 10 2013 | by Kevin Gianni

There are a lot of health products on the market… So many of them that it can be overwhelming. In 2012, I’ve actually been quite ... more »

How to Keep Your Pet’s Teeth Healthy—and It’s Not Just About Brushing

Wednesday Jan 9 2013 | by Kevin Gianni

Does your dog or cat need regular dental care? Most vets say “yes.” It wasn’t that long ago that the idea of brushing our ... more »

Our Renegade Health Heroes of 2012 : Best of Health 2013

Tuesday Jan 8 2013 | by Kevin Gianni

We love people who take action… People who stand up for something — people who think more about the greater good than themselves. There ... more »

Natural Solutions for Anemia

Monday Jan 7 2013 | by Kevin Gianni

If you’re suffering from iron-deficiency anemia, a few figs a day may help you feel better. Treatments for anemia typically vary depending on ... more »

Best Renegade Health Reads of 2012 : Best of Health 2012

Saturday Jan 5 2013 | by Kevin Gianni

I love to read. Sometimes it’s my downfall. I’ll have dozens of things to do, but then I’ll get caught up in a great book and ... more »

New Year’s Resolution: Make Time for the Sacred

Friday Jan 4 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

In America, we have no Machu Picchu. Where do you go to return to the sacred? I’m in Austin for New Year’s. I’ve had meetings with colleagues, ... more »

7 Tips to Keep Your Dog’s Coat Glossy and Shiny

Wednesday Jan 2 2013 | by Kevin Gianni

A glossy coat is a sign of a healthy dog. How can you encourage one on your best friend? If someone asked you what makes a dog look healthy, a ... more »

Natural Deodorizers for Bad Breath

Monday Dec 31 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Bad breath is a major turn-off for anyone. But what if brushing doesn’t help? What’s the biggest turn-off on a first date? According to a ... more »

How to Find the Right Holistic Doctor

Friday Dec 28 2012 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Finding a holistic doctor isn’t easy with the state of American healthcare today, but with a little effort, you can track the good ones ... more »

12 Natural Ways to Prevent Cavities, Plus Some Ideas on Natural Cures

Wednesday Dec 26 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

If you eat raw foods or have a vitamin deficiency, you could be more at risk for cavities. We all know that dental hygiene is important, mainly to ... more »

Some Special Holiday Wishes for You

Monday Dec 24 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Annmarie, Hudson, Jonny 5 and I wanted to send you some special holiday wishes this year, but in a little different format than just a quick, generic ... more »

Doggie Detox—Does Your 4-Legged Pal Need One?

Monday Dec 24 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Is your pet suffering from itching, lethargy, or stomach problems? He or she may need a detox. If you’re having strong cravings, suffering from ... more »

Iodine—Are You Getting Enough? Many Americans Aren’t

Friday Dec 21 2012 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

If you’re not getting enough iodine, you may have symptoms similar to those that come with thyroid disorders. Have you ever wondered what ... more »

Create Your Own Natural First-Aid/Travel Kit

Wednesday Dec 19 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Make your own first aid kit with natural, herbal and plant-based remedies. It’s probably been awhile since you’ve thought about a ... more »

My Ace-in-the-Hand Herb for Stress Relief…

Tuesday Dec 18 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

If you’ve been around Renegade Health for a while, you know I don’t go crazy about every new breakthrough or hype up all the junk that ... more »

Natural Remedies for Restless Legs

Monday Dec 17 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

If restless legs are keeping you up at night, try these natural remedies. The National Institutes of Health estimates that restless legs syndrome ... more »

Occasional Starvation: Why Fasting Is Good for You

Friday Dec 14 2012 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

When ancient man had to go without food, he didn’t panic—back then, it was life as usual. Chronic starvation, or long-term suboptimal ... more »

Learn A Few Secrets to Serious Productivity and Keeping Your Brain Sharp

Monday Dec 10 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

A lot of people ask me about how I have produced blog post after blog post — and before that, video after video — for such a sustained ... more »

Another Medical Company Hides the Truth—the NuvaRing Lawsuits

Wednesday Dec 5 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Merck tried to keep the documents about the NuvaRing secret, but two judges recently ordered them released. In our second annual Healing Cancer World ... more »

How Can I Help You Best?

Tuesday Dec 4 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Since the 2012 Cancer Summit, I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching… I’ve been writing or video blogging for the last 5 years ... more »

5 Tips to Help You Stick to a Clean Diet During the Holidays—Recipe Included!

Tuesday Dec 4 2012 | by Michelle Pfennighaus

If your family isn’t into clean eating, how can you stay on the wagon while visiting? “Oh, c’mon, it’s the holidays! One cookie ain’t ... more »

Anxious Dog or Cat? 10 Steps to Help Calm Them Down

Monday Dec 3 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

If your dog or cat is anxious, there are other options besides drugs. Most of the time, our pets teach us how to face the world with a positive, happy ... more »

Why You Need Probiotics When Taking Antibiotics

Friday Nov 30 2012 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Taking antibiotics can destroy your natural gut flora unless you take preventative measures. My mother was healthy, even as she got older, until a ... more »

Ouch! Tame Tooth Sensitivity Naturally

Monday Nov 26 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Sensitive teeth can keep you from enjoying your foods. Try natural solutions that soothe pain and improve gum health. Do you experience tooth ... more »

The Flu Shot—an “Over-hyped” Vaccination?

Friday Nov 23 2012 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Is that flu shot going to help you or hurt you in the long run? Vaccines work because they follow a simple principle of the body’s intelligence. The ... more »

7 Ways to Soothe Arthritis Pain—Naturally

Wednesday Nov 21 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

If you don’t like the side effects from drugs, there are several natural alternatives for joint pain. The Centers for Disease Control and ... more »

Sweet Potato Casserole with Candied Pecan Topping

Wednesday Nov 21 2012 | by Chef Tina Jo

Here’s a recipe I hope all will enjoy! It certainly seems fitting for this time of year. This sweet potato casserole is sure to please! ... more »

Eye Diseases on the Rise—7 Nutrients (and Supplements) for Eye Health

Monday Nov 19 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Most Americans ignore their eye health. Here are the nutrients you need to see well into the future. According to the Macular Degeneration ... more »

December 12, 2021: Transitions as Opportunities in Our Lives

Friday Nov 16 2012 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

What do transitions mean to you? Monday was Nov 12, 2012. Call it the first day of a 40-day countdown to Dec 12, 2021. It’s the winter solstice, and ... more »

10 Tips for Preventing Fleas & Ticks Naturally

Wednesday Nov 14 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Pesticides in over-the-counter flea and tick treatments may be dangerous to your pets and your children. According to the Humane Society of the United ... more »

Stumbling On a Cancer Treatment, Plus Who Said Healing Would Be Easy : Healing Cancer World Summit 2012 Night 5 Recap

Tuesday Nov 13 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

If you didn’t listen to last night’s calls, you missed a really nice final chapter to the Healing Cancer World Summit 2012. During the evening, ... more »

Cleaning House Without the Chemicals

Tuesday Nov 13 2012 | by Michelle Pfennighaus

Cleaning can expose you to a number of toxic chemicals. Here’s how to clean up your act. I remember one time my mom came to visit while I was in ... more »

The Dirty Business of Drug Companies, Plus Natural Healing Success : Healing Cancer World Summit 2012 Night 4 Recap

Monday Nov 12 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

If you didn’t listen to last night’s calls, you missed some pretty hard hitting stuff from Mike Adams. You also missed a great story of ... more »

8 Ways to Whiten Your Teeth, Naturally

Monday Nov 12 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

You don’t have to risk nerve damage with DIY tooth whitening kits—there are natural options. Did you know that people with whiter teeth are ... more »

Will Supplements Interfere with Chemotherapy? Healing Cancer World Summit 2012 Night 3 Recap

Saturday Nov 10 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Last night’s calls were pretty special… Dr. Keith Scott-Mumby shared some awesome research about what works and what doesn’t when ... more »

Finding Out What Natural Cancer Prevention and Treatments Work : Healing Cancer World Summit 2012 Night Two Recap

Friday Nov 9 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Alright! The second night of the Healing Cancer World Summit 2012 is down with 3 more to go. Last night’s program was information-packed! I ... more »

Book Review: The Empowered Patient

Friday Nov 9 2012 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Elizabeth Cohen has written a book you really should read if you want to be sure you’re getting the right healthcare treatments. There are lots ... more »

Misdiagnosis, The Future of Cancer Treatment and 100′s of These A Day: Healing Cancer World Summit 2012 Night One Recap

Thursday Nov 8 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Here we are! First night of the Healing Cancer World Summit 2012 is in the books and it was an awesome one… I just re-listened to Kris Carr and ... more »

8 Foods and Herbs that Boost Your Immune System

Wednesday Nov 7 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Sweet potatoes are full of beta-carotene, which help increase the production of fighting T-cells. The immune system, which is a network of cells, ... more »

On November 6th, You Might Lose the Right to Know Where Your Food Comes From…

Monday Nov 5 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

At the end of the day on November 6th, we might lose the right to know where your food comes from — at least in the U.S. It’s a scary ... more »

7 Foods and Herbs that Help Lower Blood Pressure

Monday Nov 5 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Blueberries were found in studies to protect against hypertension. It affects an amazing one-third of American adults, and is a major risk factor for ... more »

Want Cooking Classes with Kris Carr? Plus 150 Great Plant Based Recipes…

Friday Nov 2 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Annmarie and I love Kris Carr… Not like a little love, but a lot of love. We were introduced to her by my great friend Nick Ortner from Tapping ... more »

Cuban Health Care: A Good Example of Integrating Alternative Therapies

Friday Nov 2 2012 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

This little critter is only found in Cuba, where its venom is used as a natural, homeopathic remedy. At the time of the Cuban revolution, the largely ... more »

Your Action Has Never Been More Important…

Wednesday Oct 31 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

On November 6th, 2012, our right to know what exactly is in our food could completely disappear. This isn’t hyperbole. Here in California ... more »

IMPORTANT RESCHEDULE NOTIFICATION – Cancer Summit Rescheduled, Start Date Now November 7th

Tuesday Oct 30 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

I’ve been watching the weather in the Northeast United States for the last 24 hours and have made an important decision. I have decided to ... more »

Drink Your Way to Good Health

Friday Oct 26 2012 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

The secret to living longer may be in what you drink every day. People in traditional cultures all over the world drink their way to healthy, long ... more »

Win a Scholarship to Receive the Digital Archives of The “Healing Cancer World Summit 2012″ Free!

Wednesday Oct 24 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

The “Healing Cancer World Summit 2012″ is less than a week away and I wanted to extend a special offer to all of you and award 5 ... more »

Natural Ways to Lower Cholesterol

Wednesday Oct 24 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Garlic can help lower cholesterol and widen blood vessels, to reduce your risk of heart attack. There are many types of heart disease, but the most ... more »

Help for Diabetes, From Nature

Monday Oct 22 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

American ginseng may help keep your blood sugar levels under control. If you have diabetes, most likely, you’re taking medications. Look up the ... more »

A Cool, Free Fitness Resource

Friday Oct 19 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

A few hours ago, I checked my email and was excited to see an email from Peter Ragnar. If you don’t know who he is, you can get an intro here ... more »

Boost Your Immune System and Avoid the Flu This Season

Friday Oct 19 2012 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Want to avoid feeling like this? Boost your immune system! Across the northern hemisphere the temperature is cooling, and viral activity is ... more »

Want to Win a Vitamix Blender or a Greenstar Juicer?

Thursday Oct 18 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Just wanted to send you a quick note about something we’re doing to make the Healing Cancer World Summit even better than last ... more »

Can Curcumin Cure and Prevent Cancer?

Wednesday Oct 17 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

This curry spice has all kinds of potential when it comes to preventing and treating cancer. You’ve probably heard the buzz around curcumin. The ... more »

Pass Along One of These Today to Ensure Your Right to Good, Clean Food

Monday Oct 15 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

I can’t tell you how important it is to me to know where my food is coming from… On November 6th, in California, there is a very ... more »

Why You Should Be Taking CoQ10 Supplements

Monday Oct 15 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

You may have heard that CoQ10 is good for your heart, but the benefits go beyond that. Are you taking CoQ10 supplements? If you’re interested in ... more »

What Natural Supplements for You? Here’s How to Decide

Friday Oct 12 2012 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Is that supplement really helping you? Here’s how to tell. Prescribing supplements can be difficult. Even for a doctor trained and experienced ... more »

Your Healing Cancer Summit Questions Answered!

Wednesday Oct 10 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

After announcing the 2nd Annual Healing Cancer World Summit, we got a lot of questions… In this post, I’m going to answer as many of them ... more »

Could Cell Phone Radiation Cause Cancer?

Wednesday Oct 10 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Could using your cell phone often increase your risk of brain cancer? It may be the question of our age—can cell phone radiation cause cancer? So ... more »

Why I’m Scared of Cancer… (A Special Announcement)

Tuesday Oct 9 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

You may or may not know some of my family health background… I don’t share it too often, because it’s something that doesn’t ... more »

Natural Remedies for Seasonal Allergies

Monday Oct 8 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Tired of sneezing and wheezing but want to avoid medications? Try these natural remedies for relief. Fall allergies in 2012? They’re expected to ... more »

Two Situations

Friday Oct 5 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Situation One: It’s raining outside. You have to run to your car, but on the way, your foot gets stuck on the crack in the sidewalk and you ... more »

Active Ingredient in Barberry Helps Reduce Risk of Heart Disease

Friday Oct 5 2012 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

This little berry could help a lot of people to lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Remember goldenseal? We took a lot back in the ’60s ... more »

12 Books

Thursday Oct 4 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

I once read that the average person reads one book a year. The average CEO reads 12. This doesn’t mean that if you read 12 books every year, ... more »

One-to-Two Glasses of Red Wine a Day May Keep the Doctor Away

Wednesday Oct 3 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

The benefits of red wine go way beyond heart disease. Benjamin Franklin is quoted as having said, “In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is ... more »

5 Steps to Never Being B12 Deficient, Ever.

Tuesday Oct 2 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

I‘ve heard plenty of theories about where you can get your B12… You can get it from meat. You can get it from eating ripe figs. You can ... more »

Fat-Free? We’ve Learned—The Body Needs Healthy Fats : Guest Author Michelle Pfennighaus

Tuesday Oct 2 2012 | by Michelle Pfennighaus

During the fat-free craze of the 90s, I was all about eating fat-free bagels. Remember the 90’s? I was in high school, wearing a uniform and trying ... more »

Toss The Crutch

Monday Oct 1 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

While the design of the crutch has changed over the years to make it more comfortable to use, its purpose has not — to help those suffering ... more »

CDC Report Shows More Women are Breastfeeding

Monday Oct 1 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Could bottle feeding soon be a thing of the past? In a push to make New Yorkers healthier, city hospitals started restricting and monitoring the ... more »

Reinvention

Friday Sep 28 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Having a baby makes you pretty resourceful. At first — when our son, Hudson, would cry — we knew of very few ways to calm him down. The ... more »

Where to Find the Best Info on Wellness

Friday Sep 28 2012 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Even doctors can get confused with all the health information out there. Where does that leave you? In paper, on television, or on the web, you can ... more »

A New Renegade Health

Thursday Sep 27 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

I can’t tell you how excited I am to post this… We finally have a fantastic new Renegade Health site. We’ve been working on this ... more »

5 of the Most Dangerous Pharmaceutical Drugs

Wednesday Sep 26 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

They may help, but then again, they may put you in the hospital. Because of a flaw in how the FDA approves drugs, many are pushed through regulatory ... more »

They’d Be Mad if I Told You This

Tuesday Sep 25 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

If you read the Blue Zones, a book documenting the world’s longest lived people, you’ll notice something quite interesting. There was not ... more »

Being New

Monday Sep 24 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Every morning, I take our 10 week old son Hudson for about 2 hours before I head off for work. Just a few weeks ago, I watched him as he started to ... more »

4 Reasons the Bees are Disappearing

Monday Sep 24 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

They’re necessary to our food supply, and they’re dying. Why? It started in about 2006, when beekeepers would go out to their hives and ... more »

The Weekend is Here

Saturday Sep 22 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Congratulations! Whatever you do is your choice. Go for a walk or run. Do some yoga. Hang out with friends. Share a meal. On the weekends, ...