Food Related

Metabolic Typing

Posted by on Apr 9, 2012 in Food Related, Health Topics | 0 comments

All metabolic activity takes place at the cellular level. Each cell in your body is like a biochemical factory whose primary task is to turn the food and nutrients you consume into energy for all of the life-supporting (metabolic) activities your body carries out.  The quality of our health is largely dependent on the rate, quality and amount of energy available to our metabolic processes.  To optimize our energy production, we need a full spectrum of nutrients.  But different people have genetically programmed requirements for different amounts of various nutrients.   This is where...

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Meat

Posted by on Jul 18, 2010 in Food Related, Health Topics | 0 comments

Meat

Having been a vegetarian the past 13 years, I’m familiar with the many valid, ethical and environmental reasons to avoid supporting the meat industry.  While I realize this topic is sensitive to many, personally, I’m beginning to understand that I don’t have to be completely exclusionary in order to uphold my ethical values – especially in light of newer options. That being said, this page is dedicated solely to nutritional points of view. Before I outline the health benefits of high quality meat, it’s probably a good idea to note that individual needs vary,...

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How to Eat Locally

Posted by on Jun 19, 2010 in Food Related, Health Topics, Kitchen Tips | 0 comments

How to Eat Locally

EATING LOCALLY – SOME OF THE BENEFITS: At some point, while biting into a New Zealand Braeburn, it occurred to me just how ridiculous it was that the apple in my hand was grown on a different continent, having traveled perhaps 8,000 miles to reach me, even though we produce thousands of juicy apples here in Upstate, NY. It made me wonder if there was a New Zealander in the same predicament – holding a NY McIntosh in one hand, and scratching his head w/ the other. What a waste! But not only that….who knows how long it took that New Zealand apple to get to my local grocery...

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Organic Foods Prioritized

Posted by on Jun 15, 2010 in Food Related, Health Topics, Kitchen Tips | 0 comments

Organic Foods Prioritized

WHY ORGANIC? FACT – Pesticides are designed to kill living organisms. I suppose one could take that & go wherever they want with it, but common sense tells me I should keep these chemicals as far away from my body as possible. Beyond common sense, there’s a growing body of scientific evidence linking these chemicals to human diseases, such as brain/nervous system toxicity, cancer, hormone dysfunction, and skin/eye/lung irritation. www.cdc.gov/pesticides ______________________________________________________________________ Number 1 most important product to buy organic...

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My Oils Of Choice

Posted by on Jun 13, 2010 in Food Related, Health Topics | 2 comments

My Oils Of Choice

You can, of course, substitute any oil you like in any recipe, but here’s a brief summary, if interested, of the reasons I choose the oils I do. UPDATED – JUNE 10, 2012 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ QUICK OVERVIEW….. Coconut oil, ghee, and butter are my favorite oils for cooking and baking, as they’re delicious & have a very high smoke point. This means they’re heat stable and won’t oxidize (turn rancid during the cooking process – releasing harmful free radicals within the...

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Real Butter

Posted by on Apr 25, 2010 in Food Related, Health Topics | 0 comments

Real Butter

WHY BUTTER IS BETTER Health Topics – Food Features Written by Sally Fallon and Mary G. Enig, PhD Saturday, 01 January 2000 12:00 (the numbers within the paragraphs are footnotes) When the fabricated food folks and apologists for the corporate farm realized that they couldn’t block America’s growing interest in diet and nutrition, a movement that would ultimately put an end to America’s biggest and most monopolistic industries, they infiltrated the movement and put a few sinister twists on information going out to the public. Item number one in the disinformation...

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