The Top 3 Best Superfoods To Eat Every Day

One of the most beautiful places that I've ever discovered was the small fishing village of Barra Grande de Maraú in Brazil. It promised wonderful white beaches and unspoilt nature, cut off from civilization and perfect waves. The adventures to get there (and back) would be exciting enough to write an entire documentary. However, being a paradise during the day, the place turned into a nightmare every night. So much that our small group of explorers left the village after [...]

The Silver Bullet: What You Can Do When Eating Healthy Doesn’t Work

Do you already live a very healthy lifestyle? Do you obey all the advice of your holistic health consultant and you are avoiding bread, milk, sugar, soy, vinegar and your favorite chocolate chip cookies among other things? But you don't see much improvements despite these inhumane, restrictive limitations? Well, here's what you need to do: Try the coffee enema. Please, you're welcome. The liver is one of your most important allies when it comes to converting your healing efforts into [...]

My Sugar Rehab: Day 31

It is now day 31 in my 7th attempt. I experienced two crucial moments since my last report: Poor planning or destiny? After I went through two bottles of my wonder drugs 5-HTP and L-Tyrosine I missed the right time to get in supply. I still don't know if I should blame it on poor planning or the wisdom of the universe. Fact is, the supplements ran out. I was extremely nervous because I was afraid that the sugar-craving would [...]

Revealed: The 3 Absolute Worst Foods You Should Not Eat

Please stop reading if you still believe that nuclear power is the energy of the future, suspension systems on the mountain bike will never prevail and the oversized shoulder pads of your old leather jacket will ever be cool again. For those more up-to-date with recent findings, I'm more than happy to share my top 3 ranking of the worst fake foods available. And to emphasize the importance of this message, I decided to grow my beard specifically for the [...]

My Sugar Rehab: Day 16

It is day 16 in my 7th attempt to definitively beat my sugar addiction. And I feel good. Very good in fact. What am I doing differently? Well, this time I try to outsmart the addiction. Bio-hacking would probably be an appropriate word, derived from the term computer hacking: working around a current restriction by applying a creative solution. My experience with the addiction shows that a dependency mainly manifests itself on two levels: the biochemical dependency - the invincible urge of certain [...]

The Noise In The Ear: Tackling Tinnitus

Sometimes the signs of the universe telling you to deal with something are quite subtle. Sometimes, however, they are quite clear. For me that was recently the case as I was being approached by numerous people who suffer from tinnitus. Below my findings and recommendations. Tinnitus is called the perception of sound without an existing accoustic stimulus. Although more older people are affected, the symptom may occur in all age groups. Unfortunately no specific cause can be identified in most cases. The [...]

My Confession: Sugar Addiction

A cold dark room. Old wooden chairs are set up in a circle. Other people silently enter the room and take a seat. I stand up and say: Hi, my name is Rene and I'm addicted to sugar. This is how I picture the scene if I actually find or start an anonymous self-help group to fight sugar addiction. But that didn't happen yet. The news that sugar can ruin health more than previously assumed has not yet leaked out [...]

Milk: Good Or Just Another Stressor?

“Milk is the perfect food - for a calf.” That’s a quote from my ally Paul “T” during one of his phenomenal Powered by Real Food lectures. “But what about the calcium?” mothers often ask in disbelief. Check out this episode where I shed light on what the heck is wrong with milk? Special thanks goes to Andreas “Hili” from Hilkinger Film & Motion Graphics, Switzerland for creating a great episode based on my scribbles.

What Frequent Cold Hands And Feet Could Tell You

With my clients, I talk a lot about understanding the language of symptoms. The more symptoms we are aware of, the better we will understand what the body might try to tell us. So why not pick one that a lot of women (and sometimes men alike) are suffering from and see how we can learn to speak the language of our body. Are you experiencing frequent cold hands and feet? An increased sensitivity to cold with poor circulation and [...]

My Manifesto: Better With Real Food

Never make the mistake of underestimating the power of food. Food can either make you healthy or make you sick. It’s as simple as that. Watch the video to learn more about my three basic eating principles that I call Better With Real Food. It uncovers how to eliminate dietary stressors and have increased energy levels for the entire day.

Sugar: The Devil Wears White

"Sugar is just empty calories." This claim couldn’t be further from the truth. In my work with clients I face the devil in white over and over again. That’s how I call sugar. Sugar is anything but harmless. Sugar is toxic (1, 2). Sugar triggers the production of the body's natural opiates. Therefore it is regarded as highly addictive. Your brain essentially becomes addicted to the sugar-induced opioid release, not unlike addictions to morphine or heroin (3). At first many [...]

The 4 Little Known Remedies Of Salt

Natural sea salt is a wonderful product and not only helps to regulate water balance of the body or improve the taste of food and fight ice on roads. Natural sea salt contains more than 80 different mineral elements that our bodies need daily. I only recommend unrefined sea salt. Ordinary table salt has been stripped of its companion elements and contains additives such as aluminum silicate to keep it powdery. Aluminum is extremely harmful to our nervous system and [...]

Ultimate Bone Stock Recipe

Guest post by my cohort and ally Paul Tijerina, Atavist Nutrition. Image ©2012 by Atavist Nutrition Stocks and broths are used by most culinary experts in traditional cuisines because of their versatility and flavor. But there are nutritional reasons for consuming stocks and broths, which is what made them so versatile in the first place – our ancestors used them as a base for EVERYTHING. Properly prepared, stocks are extremely mineral-rich, containing calcium, magnesium, potassium, and smaller amounts of all [...]

Cookware You Should Never Use

So, you followed my advice and switched the sugar loaded, processed cereal Muesli for a nutrient-dense pristine diet approved veggie omelette. You chopped some white mushrooms along with broccoli, cauliflower and you even are ready to add a couple of spinach leaves to the mix. Now quickly crush 2 eggs, stir with a fork and pour everything in the convenient non-stick skillet. But wait, stop right there. Convenience doesn’t always tag team with ‘better’. Cookware I strictly avoid All non-stick [...]

How Much Water Should You Drink

You lose water every day through cellular energy production, breathing, perspiration, urine and bowel movements. The more active you are, the more water you need to replenish. Here’s an easy rule of thumb I use to determine the minimum water intake for my clients: Rule: Drink a minimum of half your body’s weight in ounces. Let me give you an example: A person weighing 200 pounds should drink at least 100 ounces of water each day. If you live outside [...]