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The following posts are in alphabetical order (by category and title):

  1. Carbohydrates:
    1. Carbohydrates, A Review (not quite finished)
    2. Carbs: Resistant Starch (RS)
    3. Carbs: Inulin (a non-starchy carb)
  2. Cholesterol; see Notes on Natural Health & Healing Topics, A-C, under “Cholesterol”
    1. Higher cholesterol levels (both HDL, LDL) are associated with longer life; from Mercola; saved pdf copy at HEALTH-NUTRITION / PODCASTS-ARTICLES / MERCOLA > Cholesterol-HigherLevelsAssocWithLongerLife.pdf
  3. Choline and related nutrients
    1. Choline, Inositol, and Insulin Resistance; see also Insulin Resistance section below
    2. Choline & Lecithin
    3. Other sites:
      • Chris Masterjohn’s Choline database (1)
  4. Dairy:
    1. Does Commercial Milk Make You Sick? (moved from my old iWeb blog)
    2. The Rising Cost of Milk (moved from my old iWeb blog)
  5. Diet and Health topics:
  6. Dietary Fats & Oils; see also “Cholesterol,” above
    1. Intro: Includes a Menu for this section, plus intro text
    2. About Fats, an Introduction (includes the old iWeb “Fat’s Menu”)
    3. Fats & FattyAcids
    4. Omega-3 Fatty Acids
    5. Omega-6 Fatty Acids
    6. Butyrate (4- carbon fatty acid)
    7. Saturated Fats Part 1: The Good Rap (originally from Foods About on iWeb site)
    8. Saturated Fats Part 2: A Big Dupe
    9. Saturated Fats, Part 3: A Bad Rap
    10. Healthful fatty foods and oils (and not-healthful fats to avoid)
    11. Artificial Trans-Fats no longer Recognized as Safe
    12. Chemically-Altered Fats
    13. Other sites: 
      • Mercola: Everything You Need to Know About Fatty Acids; I’ve saved as a pdf: HEALTH-NUTRITION / PODCASTS-ARTICLES/ MERCOLA > Fats-Oils_WhichAreBest_Mercola_062022.pdf. This is an excellent article that explains what fats and fatty acids are, how to tell when you are deficient, and much more.
  7. Emergency Kit
    1. Preparing for Emergency: Needs and Things To Do; includes:
      • “3 Key Remedies to Keep in your Emergency Kit” (saved: HEALTH-NUTRITION / PODCASTS-ARTICLES / MERCOLA ARTICLES > 3-EssentialSupplementsForEmergencyKit_MCL_081522.pdf)
      •  [Above bullet: copied from section of  Dr Mercola’s article also saved as pdf: … MERCOLA ARTICLES > SummerfestPresentation2022_Mcl-081422.pdf] 
  8. Fasting
    1. Veggie Juice Fast Menu
    2. See also Insulin Resistance section, below, regarding fasting to reduce risk of Insulin Resistance and Type-2 Diabetes
  9. Food Shortages: How to Prepare: 
    1. This is a new article in 2022, as food shortages will become the norm. See, which is mainly a copy of sections from an article by Dr. Mercola.
  10. Fulvic and Humic Acids (from rich, ancient soil) < need article; until then, see
    1. Catsfork: Detox from Toxic Heavy Metals (Fulvic and Humic Acids Section)
    2. Catsfork: Notes on Natural Health/Healing Topics: Fulvic and Humic Acids
    3. Other sites:
  11. Heart Health
    1. His & Hers: Matters of the Heart (originally from The EssentiaList)
  12. Herbs; see also Herbs and Spices (About)
    1. Top 26 Herbal Supplements You’re Not Taking (5); I note that I do take several of them.
    2. Echinacea: Health Benefits (6d)
  13. Homeopathy: Introduction to Homeopathy, an introduction to a natural form of healing
  14. Insulin Resistance (IR), High Blood Sugar, and Metabolic Syndrome
    1. Cat’s Notes on Health Topics H – I; scroll down to “Insulin Resistance”
    2. Choline, Inositol, and Insulin Resistance
    3. Supplements, Herbs for Insulin Resistance
    4. Cat’s Notes on Health Topics H – I; scroll down to “Insulin Resistance”
    5. Fasting to Reduce Insulin Resistance and Type-2 Diabetes  and related article by Dr. Mercola (6)
    6. The following (with one exception) have been moved and updated from my old iWeb blog:
      1. Insulin: Master Regulator
      2. IR Intro: Insulin, IR and Metabolic Syndrome
      3. IR: A Look at Causes; see also my pdf: “Adipose Tissue: White and Brown Fat” as “Brown Fat” is discussed in this article.
      4. IR: Controlling and Reversing this Disease
      5. IR: Hormone Imbalance-I (about 5 hormone blocks and healing a leaky gut); new Apr 29, 2021; updated May 7, 2021
      6. IR: Hormone Imbalance-II (video links, from Rosemarie Lascalzo)
      7. IR and the Leptin Connection
      8. IR: Leptin and Lectins
      9. see also: NOTES on Natural Health-Healing Topics J-P, under “Leptin Resistance”
    7. I’m also just learning about the connection between mTOR and Insulin Resistance (Oct  ’21). See my notes from a video: “The CEO of Aging” with Dr Ron Rosedale (see 82 min video at, tho it may only be available for a short time).
    8. Other Sites:
      • Broken Brain Podcasts list, Dr. Mark Hyman (2);
      • Broken Brain, Individual podcasts regarding IR:
        1. #223: How IR Destroys Your Brain, with Dhru Purohit & Dr Ben Bikman, 1 hr, 42 min (2a)
        2. #154: The Mind-Blowing Science of Fat-Burning and Insulin Resistance with Dr. Benjamin Bikman”  1 hr, 25 min (2b)
  15. Minerals
    1. Minerals (About)
    2. Magnesium (About)
    3. Magnesium Chloride, 80% Solution
    4. Magnesium Chloride, Nano-Particle Supplement
    5. The Importance of Dietary Magnesium (originally from The EssentiaList)
    6. Other Sites:
      • TTAC: 3-Ways to Detox with Iodine: Detox from Halides, Heavy Metals, and Boost your Liver and Kidneys (from The Truth About Cancer (4a))
      • Mercola:
        • Magnesium: Magnesium Deficiency (6e)
        • Zinc: The Secret of Zinc’s Immunity-Boosting Power Revealed (6c)
  16. Miscellaneous:
    1. Lectins: what they are, and how to deal with them
    2. MTHFR Gene Mutation: Dietary and Testing Recommendations
    3. Other Sites:
      • The Power of Mushrooms: Nutrition, Benefits, & Risks of Edible Mushrooms (3a)
  17. Muscle Health, Strength 
    1. Mercola has a great article on how to retain/improve the health of your muscles, to reduce your risk of sarcopenia (age-related muscle loss).” (6c)  I plan to create a new article with my notes from his article.
  18. Sunlight, LED Light
    1. The Vital Importance on Sunlight; The work of Dr. John Nash Ott
    2. LED Light: Orange Glasses to Protect your Eyes (pdf), by Cat originally for The EssentiaList)
  19. Supplements:
    1. Supplements vs Whole Foods (Intro) plus the following:
    2. Supplements for Insulin Resistance; see also Insulin Resistance section above
    3. Supplements to Reduce Estrogen Dominance
    4. Supplements I use (updated May 2021 for changes made since 2019)
    5. Supplements & Whole Foods in my Morning Smoothie
    6. Herbal Supplements you may not be Taking
    7. Probiotic & Prebiotic Supplements
    8. Other Sites:
  20. Weight Problems:
    1. Obesity 101 (fats vs carbs)
    2. Obesity 102 (the importance of dietary fats to resolve a metabolic problem)
    3. IR: Hormone Imbalance-I (about 5 hormone blocks and healing a leaky gut); new Apr 29, 2021; updated May 7, 2021
  21. Vegetables: 
  22. Vitamins: (Vitamins are classified as either water- or fat-soluble; fat-soluble vitamins are more readily stored  in the human body than water-soluble vitamins; this means that water-soluble vitamins must be taken more regularly).
    1. Vitamins: Intro
    2. Water Soluble Vitamins:
    3. Fat Soluble Vitamins:


  2. Broken Brain: List of podcasts with Dhru Purohit:
    1. #223: “How Insulin Resistance Destroys Your Brain with Dr. Benjamin Bikman
    2. #154: “The Mind-Blowing Science of Fat-Burning and Insulin Resistance with Dr. Benjamin Bikman
  3. Food Revolution:
    1.  The Power of Mushrooms: Nutrition, Benefits, & Risks of Edible Mushrooms
    2. Vitamin K: Benefits, Where to Get It, and How Much You Need
  4. TTAC (The Truth About Cancer:
    1. 3-Ways to Detox with Iodine)
    2. Cat’s note: There may be a security issue on the cited page regarding the link to download a new book: Detox Secrets for Vibrant Health; I’ve alerted TTAC (4/14/21) of this problem.
  5. Top 26 Herbal Supplements You’re Not Taking a pdf file; I’ve saved my copy: HEALTH-NUTRITION / 2 PODCASTS-ARTICLES / eBooks> Herbs-Top26-ebook_092321.pdf
  6. Mercola: [NOTE: because he removes his articles 24 hours after publishing, I save those of interest to me in: HEALTH-NUTRITION / PODCASTS-ARTICLES / MERCOLA ARTICLES > (file)]
    1.       [saved MERCOLA ARTICLES > Fasting-TmtStrategy-Diabetes-IR_022422.pdf]
    2. The Secret of Zinc’s Immunity-Boosting Power Revealed [saved as [saved MERCOLA ARTICLES > Zinc-ImmunityBoostingPowerRevealed_MCL_041622.pdf]
    3. Getting Stronger as You Age (to prevent sarcopenia); saved MERCOLA ARTICLES > MuscleStrength-GettingStrongerAsYouAge_MCL_081222.pdf
    4. Health Benefits of Echinacea; saved MERCOLA ARTICLES > Echinacea-Health Benefits_MCL-081522.pdf
    5. Magnesium Deficiency; saved MERCOLA ARTICLES > MagnesiumDeficiency-ResearchProject_MCL-081722.pdf ; includes short video