Monday, April 19, 2010

Agave is NOT a health food.

I read this article a long time ago and it WAS a shocker to me.

Now it makes total sense that AGAVE NECTAR  is NOT a health food.

I'm just sticking to Stevia whenever possible and raw honey here and there.

(unless I'm a bad girl, which i'm trying not to be. :) )

Read this about AGAVE. It might change your mind too.

Shocking! This 'Tequila' Sweetener is Far Worse than High Fructose Corn Syrup 

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Why we gain weight: Adiposity 101 by Gary Taubes

I just watched this and was intrigued.

Friday, April 9, 2010

oral health

Tonight I am researching about dental health. my children have HORRIBLE teeth despite a diet that is mainly whole foods. I don't like the mentality of traditional dentistry to drill out the bad and fill it up alone. I want to know WHY their teeth are not healthy...not meerly put a band-aid on them. I want to fix their teeth. This is a comment I read in Dr. Mercola's article:Tooth Regeneration that I want to remember.

The first sites that come to mind are for the two groups formed to continue the work of Weston A. Price.
The Price-Pottenger Foundation's site has a blue & white theme,
though I haven't found the x-ray photos you describe. (I've seen them in Price's book, Nutrition & Physical Degeneration, though!)
Here's a letter Price wrote to his family hoping to help them avoid dental decay and maintain health:
And here's the site for the Weston A. Price Foundation,
which I find easier to use, but has a red & white scheme:
From what I've read, the first steps in healing cavities should be adding High Vitamin Cod Liver Oil and Butter Oil to the diet.
After that, it's a long list:
-fermented foods (that have not been heated & canned- healthy sauerkraut is crunchy, not limp and stringy like the junk at the supermarket)
-raw dairy and meat from animals who lived on fresh green grass
-eggs from outdoor, healthy chickens
Also, of course, is the Removal from your diet:
Sugar, refined flours, and everything made from these.
Traditional food preparation often included sprouting grains before use.
Here's an article on Cod Liver Oil:
See also, Sally Fallon's book, Nourishing Traditions. It's a mix of articles on the subject with lots of recipes.
Though I like Sandor Felix Katz' book, Wild Fermentation, much better when it comes to making fermented foods. Sauerkraut is amazingly easy to make. We also make a lot of raw yogurt. Good stuff.

Friday, April 2, 2010

MY MICROWAVE.....repourposed!!!

I've heard that using a microwave is bad for quite sometime. 
I'm finally ready to follow the advice to stop using it to kill my food.
Instead... it is now a storage cabinet! ;)

Ten Reasons to Throw out your Microwave Oven
From the conclusions of the Swiss, Russian and German scientific clinical studies, we can no longer ignore the microwave oven sitting in our kitchens. Based on this research, we will conclude this article with the following:

1. Continually eating food processed from a microwave oven causes long term - permanent - brain damage by "shorting out" electrical impulses in the brain [de-polarizing or de-magnetizing the brain tissue].
2. The human body cannot metabolize [break down] the unknown by-products created in microwaved food.
3. Male and female hormone production is shut down and/or altered by continually eating microwaved foods.
4. The effects of microwaved food by-products are residual [long term, permanent] within the human body.
5. Minerals, vitamins, and nutrients of all microwaved food is reduced or altered so that the human body gets little or no benefit, or the human body absorbs altered compounds that cannot be broken down.
6. The minerals in vegetables are altered into cancerous free radicals when cooked in microwave ovens.
7. Microwaved foods cause stomach and intestinal cancerous growths [tumors]. This may explain the rapidly increased rate of colon cancer in America.
8. The prolonged eating of microwaved foods causes cancerous cells to increase in human blood.
9. Continual ingestion of microwaved food causes immune system deficiencies through lymph gland and blood serum alterations.
10. Eating microwaved food causes loss of memory, concentration, emotional instability, and a decrease of intelligence.
Have you tossed out your microwave oven yet?
The use of artificial microwave transmissions for subliminal psychological control, a.k.a. "brainwashing", has also been proven. We're attempting to obtain copies of the 1970's Russian research documents and results written by Drs. Luria and Perov specifying their clinical experiments in this area.
Written by Anthony Wayne and Lawrence Newell
International common Law Copyright 2000

Coconut Chocolate Bark

I'm not eating sugar. And it's not because I don't like it....
It's cause I like it toooooo much!!!
I'm not eating any starch or sugar right now for that matter.

I'm finding satisfaction from Stevia Instead...even if it isn't anything like sugar.
Here's a recipe I can whip up in 10 minutes, eat w/out feeling guilt and not have a sugar crash on.
Coconut Chocolate Bark: (my tweaked recipe)
3 tablespoons coconut oil
1 tablespoon salted butter
1 tablespoon cocoa
10 to 20 drops stevia (start small and add to taste.)
1/4 tsp. almond extract (or vanilla or mint or....)
1/4 c. unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 c. chopped pecans
melt oils, stir in cocoa, stevia and extract.
pour into baking cups
sprinkle nuts and coconut into each cup.
place in freezer until hardened

note: these are made w/ stevia, not sugar so don't expect a miracle, 
but boy do they satisfy me when i want a treat....
and what a treat they are!!!!!!
(for those of you  not eating starch or sugar.)