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Farmacy

12 Jun

Doctor Sells His Practice, Opens Up “Farmacy” Using Food as Medicine Instead

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Great article about good bacteria – good for your gut ecology

27 Jul

http://www.culturedfoodlife.com/kefir-made-easy/

Photoessay of what families eat around the world

9 Feb

Check this out. The cost per week goes from $30 to around $350 per week.

http://themetapicture.com/hungry-planet-what-the-world-eats/

Another opinion on what’s making us fat

4 Oct

Like everything our knowledge of health, fitness and diets evolve over time. I find the more information that is provided the more things look like the old ways was the best. Our ancestors ate real food and that did not seem to be a problem. They did not have all the electrical aids to make our work lighter. They used elbow grease and walked a lot. They did not sit on their butts all day and then go to the gym for artificial exercise. They did exercise as part of normal work and that worked. Modern comforts including comfort foods and non-foods we have ingested seem to be the elephant in the room that people are not willing to acknowledge and take a firm stand on. There is no need for artificial food and unfortunately our governments are silent on the issue. I found this article interesting and so I am sharing it with you. Would love to hear your opinion on it.

http://www.alternet.org/food/we-dont-know-what-eat?akid=11007.35630.fJzZC0&rd=1&src=newsletter905279&t=7&paging=off&current_page=1#bookmark

Not all foods sold in health food stores are healthy

25 Sep

The article below is a good example when healthy foods are taken out of their context to satisfy our taste that is causing us the problem. Take for example nori, which is a healthy sea vegetable used in the production of sushi. Someone got the bright idea to make it more tasty so they go ahead to fry the noodles in salt and seasoning making a perfectly tasty and naturally salty vegetable into an unhealthy choice. Why do producers want to keep us in this unhealthy mode only heaven knows. Do not be fooled, do not be tricked into any of their ploys to keep us addicted to salt and foods that are not in our best interest. This is so frustrating.
Please read the article below and share it as much as you can

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304713704579093522665924440.html?mod=e2fb

Cruciferous Vegetables good for you

13 Nov

“Green vegetables such as kale, cabbage, collards, and broccoli, plus some nongreen vegetables such as cauliflower and turnips, are called “cruciferous vegetables.” They are named for their flowers, which have four equally spaced petals in the shape of a cross—hence the Latin word crucifer, meaning “cross-bearer.” All vegetables contain protective micronutrients and phytochemicals, but cruciferous vegetables have a unique chemical composition: they have sulfur-containing compounds that are responsible for their pungent bitter flavors. When their cell walls are broken by blending or chopping, a chemical reaction occurs that converts their sulfur-containing compounds into isothiocyanates (ITCs)—an array of compounds with proven and powerful immune-boosting effects and anticancer activity.” ~Joel Fuhrman, M.D. from Super Immunity

Cruciferous veggies.

Read more here:

 

http://www.entheos.com/ideas/brian-johnson/1313/cruciferous-disease-fighters

 

 

Arsenic is in rice?

20 Sep

Rice is one of my all time favourite and I was concerned when I read and heard on the TV news that low levels of arsenic is in rice. Even thought our governments think that the low levels do not pose a serious risk to our health, scientists are not so sure.  According to the scientists, arsenic is a carcinogen and has been known to contribute to skin and lung cancer.  I think I might err on the side of caution and vary my rice eating habit to a couple of times a week instead of every day.  The problem is arsenic is a naturally occurring substance in our soil but scientists believe that pesticides used by farmers may have something to do or to add to what is already there. Knowledge is power.

http://healthland.time.com/2012/09/19/arsenic-in-rice-consumer-groups-urge-fda-to-set-standards/

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