Is There Ever a Good Mushroom?

doug-headshot-bw There are tens of thousands of foods. One of them is mushroom. Without mushroom, there are tens of thousands of foods. Some believe mushrooms have medicinal qualities, and I believe they are correct. But, so does garlic, and garlic isn’t classified as a fungus. I don’t knowingly eat fungus.

Vegan vs. Conventionally-Raised Burger

Michael Smith Blog Summer is the time for being outside and enjoying the sun, hopefully in the presence of water. Whether it is an ocean, a lake or a pool, swimming is the perfect summer exercise.



Genetically Modified Organisms and Corn

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There has been a good bit of coverage in the news over the past few years concerning the marketing and labeling of foods that have been genetically modified. These foods – even now – are on your grocery store shelves. Because of the laws in this country, purveyors do not have to inform you whether the food you are eating contains products that have been genetically modified.


Substitutes For Peanut Butter Can Go A Long Way

Michael Smith Blog - Know The Cause Peanut butter was never something that I found particularly hard to give up when I started Phase 1. But I know that for many people, this slightly salty, sometimes sweet paste is a staple in their diets. 


Does Corn Cause Cancer?


America no longer sends Russia our corn, which just happens to be “genetically modified” corn, or GMO.

Recently, Russian scientists ran studies on rats, using American corn. Rats live about 2 years, so they never sacrificed the rats, rather they let them live their full lives. Upon their death, researchers discovered and have now published in a medical journal that found raised levels of breast, liver and kidney cancer.



What Is In "Processed" Meat?

msmith Anyone familiar with the Phase 1 diet knows that meat is allowed, and even encouraged, often in greater amounts than one would consume on other diets. Bacon and eggs in the morning, turkey in a salad in the afternoon and a grass fed steak for dinner wouldn't be out of line on the Phase 1 diet. 


Curcumin and Fungus

Michael Smith Blog - Know The Cause The telephone was a pretty amazing invention, but I have a feeling that never even in Mr. Bell's wildest dreams did he imagine that his invention would mutate into today's smart phone. I personally use an iPhone (like millions of other people), and I have to admit that it comes in handy in situations like today. I would have other wise had nothing to do while waiting for my car's oil to get changed. Instead I stumbled upon this article while reading some science pages.