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We all have a little voice inside – our longsuffering conscience urging us down our path. But when another being’s voice enters the sacred space in your head and your heart, you have no choice but to listen. I once heard a voice crying for help amidst numerous voices, and I knew I had to… Read more »

Let’s Do It the Food Babe Way

LET’S DO IT THE FOOD BABE WAY! She limped up the pathway to my office, clutching a Big Gulp with one hand and her stomach with the other. “I’m Lila,” she said, as I ushered her inside. “Eddie said you can gimme something for my pain.” After removing the Big Gulp and settling her down… Read more »

Canine Wellness & Healthy Foods for Your Dog

You’ve Heard It Before, But It’s True: We ARE What We Eat—And So Are Our Dogs! Funny how unexpected events can entirely alter the direction of our lives. There I was, young, healthy, and perfectly happy making a good living as a singer/songwriter back in the late ‘70s. I lived the musician’s life, ingesting ice… Read more »

Wellness Warriors Project in McKinley County

Wellness Warriors Project in McKinley County By Bera Dordoni, N.D. “Hey, what is this Wellness Warriors Project I’ve been hearing all about?” “So glad you asked. It’s a collaborative effort between BASTIS Foundation and Gallup Indian Medical Center to help eliminate the diabetes epidemic that has overtaken McKinley County.” “I hear it’s based on a… Read more »

Benfits of Plant Based Foods

I love to eat. I know some people can take it or leave it, but I really, really love to eat. But even people who don’t really enjoy eating cannot live without food. I mean, that’s just the way life is. The need for food is a biological reality of being, well, alive. But I… Read more »

Benefits of Kale and How to Cook It

Attending the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim several years ago, I had the opportunity to sample numerous snacks that were far more healthful than anything you’d find in your standard aisles in grocery stores unless you’re perusing the health-food sections. One of my favorite snack treats was raw kale chips with many different flavors. … Read more »

Live Foods

We’ve all seen the commercials. Maybe this sounds familiar: “Lose weight. Eat anything you want. No need to change your diet or your lifestyle whatsoever. Ask your doctor if Gobbleitup® is right for you.” (cue pretty music here) “Studies have shown that side effects may include uncontrollable breast twitches on Tuesdays, right-eyed blindness, vomiting, rectal… Read more »

Oil Pulling and Its Benefits

Cough! Snort! Wheeze! Sneeze! Hack! Good grief, what’s going on? Why am I hacking all of a sudden? Could it be something I ate? Maybe, I don’t know, all the cheese and sugar-laden chocolate and other goodies that lured me into submission at all those holiday parties? Me? “The Guru of Eating Right?!” Yeah. Me…. Read more »

Gluten vs. Gluten Free and the Benefits

To gluten or not to gluten? That is the question. “Is it gluten-free?” is one of the most asked questions today not only because it’s a fad, but also because so many people have discovered they cannot tolerate today’s commercial gluten products. Why? Not many of us can tolerate processed foods filled with GMOs (genetically… Read more »

Time for an Immune Tune

Time for an Immune Tune by Dr. Bera Dordoni, N.D.   “Hey, Josh, what a surprise. You’re not on today’s schedule.” “I know, Doc, I asked your nurse to squeeze me in; I need a quick fix. You gotta give me a pill or somethin’ to make me feel better.” “Whassup?” “I just feel lousy,… Read more »