Public health nutrition continues to be challenged by increasing expectations from the food supply on one hand, and fundamental gaps in nutrition knowledge on the other, which can constrain the development and implementation of nutrition and food policy (1).

  • The condition of being well or free from disease
  • The overall condition of someone's body or mind
  • The condition or state of something


Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:

The Institute of Medicine convened a workshop in 2009 to review the state of the various domains of nutritional genomics research and policy and to provide guidance for further development and translation of this knowledge into nutrition practice and policy.

A great article on Ebola in this months September 29, 2014 issue of Bloomberg Businessweek. “Ebola Rising.”  It explains the story behind a drug development.  A recommended reading for all.


By the term mushrooms, we generally mean the definition of Chang and Miles (1992): a macro fungus with a distinctive fruiting body which can be hypogeous or epigeous, large enough to be seen with the naked eye and to be picked by hand. Numerous studies have demonstrated that certain components present in medicinal mushrooms have been responsible for the modulation of cellular and physiological changes in the host.  It is for this reason that mushrooms are often used as cancer therapeutic agents.

Science Measures the Human Energy Field Energy is a theme that permeates many areas of complementary health care, including Reiki. For historic and emotional reasons, two key words have not been mentionable in polite academic research society: "energy" and "touch." Hence it is not surprising that Reiki therapy has been neglected by mainstream biomedical science. This picture is changing rapidly because of exciting research from around the world.

Known as the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D is produced by the body in response to skin being exposed to sunlight.  It also occurs naturally in a few foods,  including some mushrooms, green vegetables, fish, fish oils, and egg yolks --- and in fortified dairy and food products. 

Vitamin D is essential for strong bones, muscles and the immune system.

Low blood levels of the vitamin have been associated with the following:

The publication of a scientific study in a peer-reviewed journal is commonly recognized as a kind of “nobilitation” of the study that confirms its worth.  The peer-review process was designed to assure the validity and quality of science that seeks publication. This is not always the case.  If and when peer review fails, sloppy science gets published.

They estimate that there is 100 trillion bacteria living in your gut and is the human equivalent of an environmental ecosystem. Our personal microbe population is losing its diversity and threatening our health.   Your immune system, at least 70% of which is located in your gut - relies on the makeup of your intestinal bacteria.