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The Coming Paradigm of Pursuing Biological Balance

I am currently reading An Epidemic of Absence: A New Way of Understanding Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases by Moises Velasquez-Manoff.  In a nutshell, it is about how the decreasing biodiversity of our environment is creating more disease.  It is about how our agricultural methods, sanitation methods, and compulsive cleaning have in very short order eliminated many of the microorganisms and parasites that we evolved to deal with. Continue reading »

The Body Ecology Diet and Probiotics

Last week, I went to the free Super Charge Your Health Class at Soothe Your Soul in Hermosa Beach.  This seminar is given once or twice a month at the store.  The headline on the email advertising the class said that it would be about leaky gut and other digestive issues. Continue reading »

My First “CSA” Box

My first box arrived from Farm Fresh To You.  It’s a service that delivers organic produce right to your door.  I ordered a Veggies Only box since we tend not to eat many fruits.  This week’s box included Continue reading »

Baking Bread

I was inspired by the information about the Loetschental Valley to try making my own bread from freshly ground flour.  Dr. Price recommended that each city should have its own mill to provide freshly ground flour to bakeries.  Since that isn’t likely to happen any time soon, I will have to grind my own.  Fortunately, I already have a KGM Grain-Mill Attachment for my KitchenAid Stand Mixer. Continue reading »

Nutrition in the Loetschental Valley

I am currently reading Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston A. Price.  Dr. Price was concerned about the degeneration of dental health that he was seeing in his practice.  He decided to go out and find populations where dental health was still good.  He traveled the world looking for people still eating traditional diets.  This book was first published in 1939, but it would be very difficult to write such a book today because virtually all populations now include modern foods in their diet. Continue reading »

Bone broth for health

Bone BrothBone broths are an important element of traditional cuisines.  They are the basis of wonderful sauces, soups, and gravies.

Bone broth is a great way to get the nutrients needed for healthy bones and joints in an easily absorbable form.  Bone broth is rich in Continue reading »

Cream in my coffee

Coffee with CreamI have found lately that putting cream or unsalted butter in my coffee or tea can really shut down my appetite, so much so that I have decided to reduce the butter I use with my morning egg.

Of course, I want to get the best fats in my diet.  Pasture-fed dairy has more omega-3 fat and less omega-6 fat.  The more the cow’s diet depends on pasture, the better the balance of these fats. Continue reading »

“My Aspartame Experiment” by Victoria Inness-Brown

Female Aspartame-Fed Rats with Tumors

Examples of tumors that developed in female rats fed aspartame

There’s a rather interesting study of aspartame done by amateur scientist, Victoria Inness-Brown. In a 2½ year multigenerational study of rats, a whopping 67% of the female rats developed tumors the size of golf balls or larger! That’s huge on a rat. Necropsies done by a county veterinarian on several of those animals revealed that these tumors were cancerous. Birth defects were seen in subsequent generations. Continue reading »

Is sugar toxic?

60 Minutes aired an episode last night asking, “Is sugar toxic?” I set the DVR to record it earlier this week in case I missed it when I saw that the topic would be sugar. It’s interesting that Dr. Lustig tagged out fructose specifically. Glucose can be problematic, too, if one consumes too much of it. Dr. Lustig pointed out that most doctors don’t know that sugar can raise the very worst type of cholesterol, the small dense LDL. Continue reading »

Kale chips

I finally got around to making kale chips.  Wow!  I should have done it sooner!  Even hubby liked them, and he’s not big on eating veggies at all.  I couldn’t remember how much time to cook them, so I looked up a recipe online.  I found a recipe for Crispy Kale “Chips” on the Food Network page.  It even has a video.  Be careful with the time.  Some of my chips were a bit overdone. Continue reading »