From theEditor’s Desk
S. A. Cranfill
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Letters to the Editor
S. A. Cranfill
B. D. Cranfill
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Health AroundYour Corner
Gluten ~ The Elephant in the Room
hen I first discovered Dr. JosephMercola’s website on naturalhealth, years ago, I was struck bythe fact that he took most of his patients off of grains and sugars.The sugars I understood ~ I had removedwhite sugar and corn syrups from my regu-lar diet for some years. I then discovered evenbetter results as we made further changes,from turbinado to sucanat, and black strapmolasses and grade B real maple syrup.But I had also become a member of the“grind your own whole grains” and “crack your own oatmeal” gang (though I had notcaught the important factors of sproutedgrains and soaking or fermenting thosegrains). I couldn’t understand how a stapleof life throughout history could be harmful.Mercola explained that he had once beena whole-grain devotee. There was a lot of talk about insulin resistance and increasinginformation about metabolic typing, but Idon’t remember discussion (then) about glu-ten sensitivity ~ just the fact that most peopledid much better off of grains and sugars.Now, finally, I understand why.
Lives Changed Already
Gluten is not a new subject. It is, however,finally being recognized as a “condition thatis reaching epidemic proportions.” There istalk about a vaccine (??!), further bioengi-neering (!), and other crazy remedies that fit our“give me a push-button answer so I don’t haveto change anything I do” mentality. The goodnews is that the fix for gluten is easy ~ simplystop ingesting gluten.Three lives have already been changed for thebetter due to our gluten research, even beforethe magazine is published. This is an importantissue that could benefit many people ~ even you!
Welcome the Herb Lady!
HAYC welcomes the contributions of Jo AnneBoudreau, of Boudreau Herb Farms in MineralWells, known all over Texas as “The HerbLady.”In this issue, Jo Anne describes her experiencewith a black widow spider bite and her use of herbal remedies.
Water Returns to Texas
The cover picture is the HAYC backyard ~representative of the flooding (historic level inGainesville) that refilled Texas lakes, reservoirs,and aquifers with a vengeance, after a decadeor so of drought.We are late with this issue, but life does tendto get in the way of a very small business op-eration. However, we hope that this publishingeffort will continue to have beneficial effectson many lives in North Texas and elsewhere!
Barb Tucker has opened
Super Health Food inGainesville
, at Californiaand Grand.This summer, she sup-ported local marketers. Asyou can see, the Grubbfamily (below) came out inforce!
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