Jun 09

Feed Your Head: Fish Roe

| Autoimmunity & Healing Diets

It’s no secret that dementia and Alzheimer’s is on the rise in people in their 70’s and older, but also younger people in their 60’s are starting to develop these dreadful diseases. We are being faced with a population of elderly people who are no longer the “wise ones.” In the traditional cultures that Dr. Weston Price studied, the elders lived a long healthy life and modern diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s were unheard of. What did they do to preserve their brain function?

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Jun 07

FDA Sued Over Unsafe Antibiotic Use in Animals

| Food Supply & Food Politics

Finally someone has reacted to the crisis that has been escalating for over thirty years. Since 1976 when Professor Stuart Levy (molecular biology, microbiology and medicine at Tufts university School of medicine) published his research in the New England Journal of Medicine about antibiotic-resistant bacteria being breed in animals fed antibiotics in order to promote growth, both industry and health officials have known that this practice was unsafe for humans.

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Jun 03

Where’s The Fat?

| Autoimmunity & Healing Diets

While the new USDA graphic is certainly a prettier picture and does convey information with more clarity, they forgot a MAJOR macronutrient group. Where’s the FAT? Fruit and vegetables have very little fat. They are recommending lean meats, which have very little fat. They are recommending low fat dairy which has very little fat. So, where’s the fat in this supposedly healthy diet?

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Jun 02

Gluten-Free But Not Safe

| Food Supply & Food Politics

Last week I was a guest blogger at FoodRenegade.com. Click the link at the bottom to read the entire article.

Recently, The Washington Post reported about the FDA’s reluctance to make a decision about gluten-free labeling. Under a 2004 law Congress gave the FDA until 2008 to establish a standard for food manufacturers who want to use the term “gluten-free” in their food label.

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May 31

Real Milk Not Shaking in Finland

| Food Supply & Food Politics

This McDonald’s ad, which is running in Finland cracked me up. It just goes to show you what we are up against when McDonald’s can advertise their milk shake as “real” because it has some milk in. But what’s up with the upside down udders? Sadly, it appears that the cow is confused with up from down. And gravity. Maybe it drank one too many milk shakes!
Now let’s take a close look at the other ingredients in one of their shakes.

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May 29

Recipe: Japanese Style Rice Salad

| Recipes

I apologize to all my SCD/GAPS readers! Today’s recipe is not appropriate to those on SCD or GAPS. It is a simple rice dish that satisfies gluten-free eaters as well as those who can eat anything. I make it when company comes and I need a good carbohydrate side dish. It is a big favorite amongst my friends and family.

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May 26

Breathe Deeply: Eat Butter

| Autoimmunity & Healing Diets

Misunderstood and maligned for the last few decades, butter is probably one of the healthiest fats you can eat. As studied and documented by Dr. Weston Price, many traditional cultures held butter up to be a sacred food. “Isolated Swiss villagers placed a bowl of butter on their church altars, set a wick in it, and let it burn throughout the year as a sign of divinity in the butter.” Butter made from the milk of properly raised grass fed cows is indeed sacred.

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