Know Your Fats
Apple Cider Vinegar
Benefits of Raw Milk
Fermented Foods (sauerkraut)
Goitrogen (cabbage family) precautions
Grains & Beans - their proper treatment
Gluten Free Cooking
Cod Liver Oil
Spirulina & Chlorella/Seaweed
Edible Wild Greens
Vitamin B complex & B12
Vitamin C -
Acerola & other berries
Lemons - Liposomal
Vitamin K/Butter Oil
You need plenty of good natural fats to balance out a healthy diet
that satisfies. Yes, you need essential polyunsaturated fats in small
amounts, but your body is happiest with lots of natural saturated fats,
like butter and coconut oil. That may require some adjustment in your
thinking, so here's some info that may be helpful:
Specialist Calls for Major Repositioning on Saturated Fat, as It’s NOT
the Cause of Heart Disease
Fat Phobia * Cholesterol Issues
Fatty Acids - The Omega-3's that your body needs - Omega-6
on Omega-3 essential fats (includes table of
of Food Oils
of Different Fats, from The Skinny on Fats by Mary Enig and Sally
on Omega-3 essential fat from the Alaska Salmon
is food for the brain as well as good protein
Superior Health Benefits of Eating Fish (Yes, Even Though It Has Mercury)
Another essential fat - gamma
linoleic acid (GLA) in Borage Oil
Truth about Saturated Fats
More on Healthy Fats
Flax seed is a
commonly used vegetable source of omega-3 fatty acids. Flax seed oil is
highly perishable, so I use only freshly ground flax seed. Flax
is not the best omega-3 fat, fish oil and cod liver oil being more
readily usable by the body. Bruce
Fife on Flax Seed Oil.
new - Chia Seeds
For centuries the Indian
tribes in the Southwest used this tiny seed as a staple food.
Today, chia seeds show great promise in helping to provide
nutritional balance to the 21st century diet. Chia seeds contain
high amounts of Omega 3 essential fatty acids. Also, chia is very
high in soluble fiber. Add 1/3 cup of chia seed to 2 cups of water
and let sit. Chia seeds will form a gel that is an excellent
addition to salad dressings, dips, spreads, soups, veggie
juices, etc. This gel
will slow carbohydrate digestion, thus providing you with steady
energy. (From the Celtic Sea Salt® Web site)
Available at http://www.selinanaturally.com/Chia-Seeds--C84.aspx
and Menu 4 Life http://www.menu4life.com/
For detailed info about chia
seeds, an excellent source of nutrition go to: http://annieappleseedproject.stores.yahoo.net/chia.html
Salba, a brand of white chia seed: http://www.salba.com/
of Salba vs. chia
Why you should eat grass-fed beef:
The health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids are well known. Cows raised on
pasture are a rich source of omega-3's. Cows fattened on grain have lost all
their omega-3's! To learn more, check out the Eat Wild
website on benefits of
eating pasture-based animals – for health, the environment, and the animals.
- Good quality olive oil is very healthful, but quality is an issue - see http://www.truthinoliveoil.com
Signature Extra Virgin Olive Oil - one option & some
Local source in Toledo - Bumble
Olive Oil Company (on Facebook)
Oil - a very nutritious fat
information on essential fats
- an essential nutrient
A COMMON NEW FACTOR IN AUTISM
research Chris refers to http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21951982
Dr Mercola on The
Cholesterol Myth that is Harming Your Health
and also $29
Billion Reasons to Lie About Cholesterol
- find 'Fat and cholesterol' on the search engine.
& health issues (and cholesterol)
*** Here's another
list of books on the cholesterol myth
Benefits of High Cholesterol by Uffe Ravnskov, MD
A clear illustration of why
low cholesterol is not desirable, by Dr. Brownstein
on cholesterol and heart disease - also here
Eggs - an excellent source of cholesterol
Incredible, Edible Egg Yolk
eggs a day keep the doctor away!
More on Eggs
- deficiencies are common in our refined Western diet. Here are some to
pay attention to:
Vitamin B complex/B12
and also Minerals
- Therapeutic nutrition based on biochemical individuality
- many links to information and other organizations
See also Strengthening
the Immune System
B complex (halfway down page)
It Be B12?
- An Epidemic of Missed Diagnoses
- a serious, often hidden, neglected deficiency.
D - requires adequate vitamin K2 and vitamin
The Miracle of Vitamin D,
by Krispin Sullivan, CN
Liver Oil - a
traditional source of vitamins A & D in proper proportions.
Best sources listed here.
Cod Liver Oil: a Traditional Food
The new/ancient kid on the block - Fermented
Cod Liver Oil (FCLO) from Green Pastures.
check out their
Test Values and Treatment
for Vitamin D Deficiency
Dr. Joseph Mercola
D testing...To test or not to test - only a rat bioassay really
tells you! FCLO is way more effective.
- a public health promotion organization focusing on vitamin D and the
need for testing
on Vitamin D
Vitamin D Council The Web site of experts in the field of
Vitamin D, who are concerned about the epidemic of undiagnosed Vitamin D
deficiency. Lots of good info. Note their insistence that the toxicity of
Vitamin D from natural sources is overblown, although they have a
misplaced fear of vitamin A toxicity instead. Vitamins A & D need to
be in balance. Good levels of magnesium, zinc,
B vitamins and vitamin K2 are also needed to
utilize vitamin D. Beware! Supplementing with vitamin D and calcium for
strong bones can be counterproductive if you are short on vitamin
K2 and other minerals.
Chris Masterjohn, PhD, takes
issue with the high levels of vitamin D recommended by the Vitamin D
On supposed toxicity of vitamins A & D
liver oil & Butter Oil
Ultraviolet lamps for vitamin D may work better for some folks - www.sperti.com
Vitamin K2 - The nutrient in butter that Dr.
Price called the "X-factor" is now believed to be vitamin K2.
Vitamin K2 is:
- Essential for proper blood clotting
- Essential for proper bone formation and strong teeth
- Protects against heart disease by inhibiting inflammation and
calcification of arteries
- Plays an important role in the nervous system
- Essential for good fertility
- Works together with vitamins A & D to promote good health - Dr.
Price observed remarkable healing in children when he gave them cod
liver oil and butter oil together.
The best sources of vitamin K2 are fermented foods
such as cheese & natto and
grass-fed animal fats, esp. butter.
oil, made by Dr. Price's technique, centrifuging the
especially nutritious early spring butter, is a concentrated source of K2.
Pasture's Blue Ice Royal is a handy and quite tasty blend of FCLO and
BO. Natto is another recommended
source of K2.
the Trail of the Elusive X-Factor by Chris Masterjohn (vitamin
Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox
Ultimate Vitamin K2
by Chris Masterjohn
Your Heart Turning to Stone?? - I haven't
read the book referred to, The X-Factor Revolution, but it sounds
Secrets to Dental Health -
Vitamin K2 and Cranial Development
on Vitamins D & K
Osteoporosis - Healthy Bones
Dealing with osteoporosis is a lot
more complicated than just drinking your milk. –
More on Vitamin A here: Vitamin
Bone Loss - Reversing Osteoporosis - can't
vouch for the entire site, but a good list of the many nutrients that are
important for bone health.
More on Bone Health below
Copper & Zinc
In his book, The
Calcium Lie, Robert Thompson, MD, alerts us to the problems with
supplementing with calcium without getting the full range of minerals. Too
much calcium depletes your body of a key mineral, magnesium, which many
people are short of. His website is very informative http://www.calciumlie.net/
so check it out.
And then Kate Rheaume-Bleue, BSc, ND, comes along
and emphasizes the important of vitamin K2
along with vitamin D and calcium in building strong bones and healthy
arteries, in 'Vitamin
K2 and the Calcium Paradox'. Here's a review
and another here.
Grass-fed meat, eggs, butter take on new importance! Unfortunately she
doesn't understand the difference between centrifuged high vitamin butter
oil and grass-fed ghee.
2-to-1 Calcium to Magnesium Ratio
"Calcium Cannot Be Optimally Utilized
Without a Proper Balance of Magnesium.
Magnesium and calcium are two sides of a physiological coin: they are
antagonistic to one another yet operate as a team. For example:
- Calcium exists mainly outside the cells, whereas almost all
magnesium is found inside the cells.
- Calcium excites nerves; magnesium calms them down.
- Calcium with potassium makes muscles contract, but magnesium is
necessary for muscles to relax.
- Calcium is necessary to the clotting reaction—essential for wound
healing—but magnesium keeps the blood flowing freely and prevents
abnormal thickening when clotting reactions would be dangerous.
- Calcium is mostly found in the bones and gives them much of their
hardness, whereas magnesium is found mainly in soft structures. Bone
matrix, the soft structure within bone, contains protein and magnesium
and gives the bones some flexibility and resistance to
and Bone Health - an excellent review of all the factors affecting
bone health from the point of view of a WAPF-friendly Paleo oriented
Boron is essential
for healthy bone and joint function, regulating the absorption and
metabolism of calcium, magnesium and phosphorus through its influence on
the parathyroid glands. X
Wonder of Boron
Treatment For Arthritis
Inexpensive Arthritis & Osteoporosis Cure
Borax Conspiracy: How the Arthritis Cure has been Stopped by Walter
and Arthritis by Rex E. Newnham, Ph.D., D.O., N.D. (10
Dogged Path to Acceptance of Boron as a Nutritionally Important Mineral
Element by Forrest H. Nielsen, USDA
Iron - an important but
potentially problematic mineral. Beware of iron fortification!
Checking Your Iron Level Is so Crucial for Optimal Health
Zinc Really Good for a Cold?
Copper - Mineral
Hair Tissue Analysis - Copper Toxicity
Balancing mineral intake is essential to vibrant health, but can get
complicated. Too much, as well as too little, of a particular mineral can
upset the system.
Imbalance: Unrecognized Consequence of Plant-Based Diets and a
Contributor to Chronic Fatigue by By Laurie Warner, MA, CNC
Toxicity - relation
to Adrenal Fatigue
Analytical Research Labs, Inc., recommended by one of the speakers at
the 2007 WAPF Conference, is one of the most respected and experienced
leaders in the field of mineral balancing using hair tissue mineral
Mineral Information from Analytical Research Labs
See also ARL's newsletters and articles
Josephine, an approved Practitioner of Nutritional Balancing
Much info here www.naturalhealthprotocol.com/articles.html
Chronic Illness by Theresa Vernon, L.Ac. (Speaker at 2008 WAPF
Conference) Her website www.tvernonlac.com
[My chiropractor feels that he gets just as good results from muscle
testing (kinesiology), which has the advantage of being able to be done
information (This site has other good nutrient info)
Magnesium - an important
One of the important nutrients that
Dr. Thompson refers to (above) is magnesium. Magnesium deficiency
is very common and is associated with cardiac arrhythmias, muscle cramps,
migraines, metabolic syndrome (diabetes), increased risk of heart attack,
and many other problems. Benefits of adequate magnesium - improves insulin
sensitivity, helps correct abnormal lipoprotein patterns, reduces blood
pressure, blocks migraine headaches, and many other benefits - see
from Life Extension Magazine Magnesium
For lots more on Magnesium click here.
On the Benefits of Raw Milk:
Why a campaign for Real Milk?
MILK CURES MANY DISEASES
by J. R. Crewe, MD
- a misunderstood threat corrected by proper nutrition - ignored research
from the 1940's.
CASE FOR UNTREATED MILK at http://www.naturalmilk.org/,
a Canadian Web site
Why Raw? http://organicpastures.com/whyraw/
info on Raw Milk
Phytonutrients - Flavonoids,
etc. - the list of phytonutrients seems endless and confusing. This List
of phytochemicals in food is long, with lots of overlap, explaining
why they are so confusing. If you look at the list you'll see many
nourishing whole foods, and understand more reasons why to include them in
your diet. Eat whole real foods!
I'm sure the Superfoods below include many of these phytonutrients.
is a tiny green spiral coils of algae packed with super nutrition. They
harvest the energy of the sun, growing a treasure of bioavailable
nutrients. For more information click on Spirulina.com
a green single-cell freshwater algae ,is a rich and balanced source of
many nutrients that are essential to health but increasingly deficient in
today's diet of processed and refined foods. Chlorella assists the body in
detoxifying harmful air-, water- and food-borne 'heavy metals' and
chemical pollutants . Source.
More info on chlorella http://www.mercola.com/forms/chlorella.htm
See also Strengthening
the Immune System
- good to add to salads and soups
More Superfoods listed at http://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/abcs-of-nutrition/guide-to-superfoods/
Edible Wild Greens:
Peter Gail, Wizard of Weeds
Kris attended his lecture on edible wild plants many years ago.
Interview with Peter Gail
Dandy Blend - Dr. Gail's popular beverage http://www.dandyblend.com/
Other info on edible weeds:
about making Nettle Soup from the site www.NatureSkills.com
Plants for a Future http://www.pfaf.org/user/default.aspx
Foraging: Weeds You Can Eat
See also Herbs
Cinnamon has beneficial qualities related
Important distinction - Ceylon
vs Cassia cinnamon and here.
Please remember that carbohydrate
restriction and plenty of healthy
fats are keys to controlling blood sugar and blood lipids (not drugs
and low fat diets). Cinnamon would be an adjunct to proper diet in
Turmeric also has beneficial qualities
Cocoa - the
benefits of bioflavonoids in natural cocoa * More
Vitamin C - Vitamin
C Foundation - Vitamin C to fight infections
Whole, particularly raw, foods rich in the vitamin C
complex are deficient in today's diet. When it comes to maintaining blood
vessel integrity, vitamin C requires the help of bioflavonoids
such as quercetin and rutin. While the public now has a better
understanding of the need for vitamin C, very few are familiar with its
intensified healing powers when combined with bioflavonoids. It's
interesting that vitamin C produces hydrogen
peroxide in the body to fight pathogens!
Research seems to indicate that an adequate dose of
to maintain vessel integrity is about 1/10 the amount of vitamin C
consumed. For example, if you already have bruising or capillary
fragility, something along the lines of 3 to 5 grams of vitamin C daily
should be taken with 500 mg of mixed bioflavonoids.
Alternatives Jan., 2008
A remarkable interview with Dr. Linus
Pauling from 1978 http://goo.gl/sQ6wpA
Natural Sources of vitamin C:
- A bright red berry, Acerola
contains the most potent source of natural vitamin C and bioflavanoids.
For further information: www.rain-tree.com/acerola.htm
I have ordered acerola powder from Wilderness
Amla - Another
excellent source of Vitamin C complex is the Amla Berry.
Source: Radiant Life http://www.radiantlifecatalog.com/sec.cfm/ct/2
Goji Berries from valleys of Tibet and
Mongolia - a very rich source of vitamin C and many other nutrients http://www.growgreens.com/page/page/2345565.htm
Camu - Royal CamuTM has
more food-sourced Vitamin C than any other known botanical
- highly recommended by another WAPF chapter leader
- from Whole World Botanicals wholeworldbotanicals.com/royalcamu.
Radiance C - made with acerola, & camu camu
The Amazing Health Benefits of Drinking Lemon
From the Idaho Observer, July 2004
Stress - When under
stress, and vitamin C needs are greatly increased, more concentrated
forms of vitamin C (as ascorbate) may be needed. Example:
Formula - from Source Naturals - designed to
support the immune system when under physical stress. A source of
vitamin C along with a "powerful combination of herbs,
antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals formulated to boost your
Vitamin C and Infections & Toxins
When the body is under stress, whether from
infections, toxins, or even lack of sleep, it's utilization of vitamin C
increases greatly, far higher than the recommended daily allowance. Most
animals can make their own needed vitamin C, but humans & guinea pigs
cannot, so must get it orally. High dose IV vitamin
C has been used therapeutically for very serious illnesses. To
avoid getting that sick in the first place, be prepared with good
sources of vitamin C on hand. The secret is in taking adequate amounts
(1000 mg or more to bowel tolerance) and taking them often (every 1-2
hours). While vitamin C is completely non-toxic, loose stools
indicate you are taking more than your body needs, so cut back.
the Incurable: Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases, & Toxins
by Thomas E. Levy, M.D., J.D. - on using high IV doses of
vitamin C to assist the body in fighting pathogens and toxins. Dangerous
internal bleeding is a typical finding in severe toxicity, and is a
typical symptom of severe vitamin C deficiency (scurvy)!
Listen to some video clips about vitamin C and " Curing the Incurable"
Levy's website His newer book, Primal
Panacea, is more concise, aimed at doctors.
An oral high dose form - Liposomal
encapsulated vitamin C Summary
I often use NOW
C-Complex Powder in my superfood mix
because I can get it locally
advantage of a high quality natural source, such as Camu
heals by DoctorYourself.com
Clinic in Kansas, on Treating
with high dose vitamin C - includes links to many references.
Proof - documentary revealing the healing power of high dose vitamin C
C mega-dosing continues to unleash healing miracles around the world -
includes link to making liposomal vitamin
C. (The website 8aloha.com no longer exists) * more links here
More info on making your own liposomal vitamin C at www.livingherbalfarmacy.com
video and Another
and here: http://www.qualityliposomalc.com/index.html
- a process using only a blender is described.
The science of vitamin C. by
Hickey S and Roberts H. 2004, a review
here and Vitamin
C: The Real Story, the Remarkable and Controversial Healing Factor.
This book emphasizes the importance of frequent large doses of vitamin C
throughout the day to bowel tolerance, to maintain high levels in the
blood while fighting an infection.
Formula by Source Naturals - an excellent way of getting a full range
of nutrients plus extra vitamin C. The secret to fighting an infection is
frequent dosing of 2 or 3 capsules every two hours or so throughout the
day. Loose stools are a sign you are taking more than you need, so cut
Strengthening the Immune
Vitamin C and Heart Disease
Vitamin E - should be taken in its natural E complex form. I take wheat
germ oil. Other good sources include nuts and many vegetables. Research
often uses an artificial form that is not effective.
Cider Vinegar - from NewsTarget.com
Enjoy fresh produce and a healthy glow with apple cider
by Kelly Joyce Neff
Healthy Carbs are whole natural carbohydrate-rich foods,
like properly prepared whole grains and dried beans, potatoes, winter
squash, etc. Refined flours and sugars are best avoided, and even healthy
carbs may need to be limited - see Carb
restriction. Clean food
is important, without pesticides and GMOs
- their proper treatment * (Crispy
Nuts) * (Grain Mills)
"Sprouting, soaking and genuine sourdough leavening
"pre-digests" grains, allowing the nutrients to be more easily
assimilated and metabolized. This is an age-old approach practiced in most
traditional cultures. Sprouting begins germination, which increases the
enzymatic activity in foods and inactivates substances called enzyme
inhibitors. These enzyme inhibitors prevent the activation of the
enzymes present in the food and, therefore, may hinder optimal digestion
and absorption. Soaking neutralizes phytic acid, a component of plant
fiber found in the bran and hulls of grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds that
reduces mineral absorption."
For the full story of grains and their proper treatment see
and do a page search for "sprouting."
Why you don't want to eat boxed
Some folks find they don't tolerate grains because of the gluten
protein. Click here for info on gluten free meal preparation.
Preparing grains for convenience:
To simplify having properly prepared grains
ready to add to recipes, I prepare them in advance, soaking overnight (1
cup rice or barley, 2 cups water, 1/4 cup whey), cooking until tender, and
then portioning into small containers to put in the freezer until needed.
I portion the cooked rice into 6 containers, each containing 2 portions of
about 12 grams digestible carbohydrate (doesn't include fiber) each
serving. One cup of wild rice or barley, which are higher in fiber, yields
10 servings with about 10 gm carb each serving.
Carb sources that need soaking (number of servings from one cup dry, to
yield about 10 gm digestible carb):
|10 servings per cup
||8 servings per cup
|Great northern beans
White beans, small
|Red kidney beans 6
Black-eyed peas 5
- Beans are an excellent source of many nutrients. One of note is
which is necessary to process the sulfur in foods into sulfate, which is
necessary for bones/joints and liver detoxification, and is necessary to
process the sulfites in wines, etc. See http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/infocenter/minerals/molybdenum/
Sue Gregg's handy way to make pancakes from whole grains using the Two
Stage Process: http://www.suegregg.com/about/c.htm
Family Grain Mill - http://www.internet-grocer.net/family.htm -
well liked by several chapter leaders. Takes two runs through mill to get
Also available at http://www.radiantlifecatalog.com/prod.cfm/ct/5/pid/1120
The WonderMill - http://www.thewondermill.com/ (speedy,
but heats grain more)
The Kitchen Mill - http://waltonfeed.com/kitmill.html
The Blendtec Kitchen Mill www.blendtec.com/productDetails.aspx?id=49 -
chapter leader comment on older model - very noisy
and raises a cloud of flour dust.
Lehman's Nutrimill www.lehmans.com/jump.jsp?itemType=PRODUCT&itemID=5505
They also offer a hand
that inhibit thyroid function)
"It is very important to eat cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli,
cauliflower, kohlrabi, bok choy, Brussels sprouts and cabbage every day for
protection against diseases that may be induced by exposure to
environmental estrogens. As raw cruciferous vegetables contain goitrogens,
it is best to eat them fermented, because fermentation neutralizes these
thyroid-depressing substances. (Cooking also neutralizes the goitrogens,
but also deactivates I3C.)"
and Cancer, By
John Foster, MD
See also the article here,
(aka "Cultured" Foods) are a valuable part
of traditions diets, and should be included in our meals today. Yogurt, kefir,
sauerkraut and chutneys made by traditional methods are examples of useful
Explanation of lacto-fermentation
Books covering fermentation:
Traditions by Sally Fallon & Mary Enig
Fermentation, The Flavor, Nutrition, and
Craft of Live-Culture Foods,
by Sandor Ellix Katz
- there is much helpful information at
his website www.wildfermentation.com
His newest book The
Art of Fermentation - an in-depth exploration of the topic
Another good book on cultured foods -
Truly Cultured - Rejuvenating Taste, Health
and Community with Naturally Fermented Foods, A Cookbook
and Nourishment Guide by Nancy Lee Bentley
Me Like You Mean It - another fermentation blog, another book,
Sandor's sauerkraut recipe
Sauerkraut - on YouTube
More on fermenting foods
Fermenting vegetables using kefir grains
Kombucha - an excellent, very
healthy beverage made from tea, sugar, and the kombucha culture. It tastes
like sparkly apple cider. My only caution is to limit serving size. I only
have ~3 oz with supper - in a wine glass.
There's a link to my recipe along with other fermented items here
Kombucha, The Balancing Act
good guidance on managing the home production of kombucha
Kombucha info and products - the heating pad looks
useful, but expensive:
(For heating mat & panels, search for 'heating'. The mat is quite
herbs in kombucha and elderberries
Green Tea Symbiont: A Scientific Health Literature Review
drink kombucha tea?
source of Kombucha culture (just ask for them)
Available locally (bottled) at Phoenix
or Claudia's - http://www.gtskombucha.com/
Ginger - The
Ginger People - interesting facts about and source of ginger
Iodine is a topic of concern because
levels in this country are typically much lower than in countries like
Japan, where people seem to be healthier. This Website has much info about
Iodine for Health http://iodine4health.com/index.htm
Some interesting video's on iodine from Dr. Brownstein http://vitamincfoundation.org/videos/#BROWNSTEIN
Brownstein's Clinic in West Bloomfield, Michigan
Jorge D. Flechas, M.D., M.P.H. on iodine:
"It has been thought that iodine deficiency only manifests as
hypothyroidism. Work done by many researchers over the last few years has
shown that iodine is utilized by many different sections of the body.
Twenty percent of all of the iodine sits in the human skin. A lack of
iodine in the skin manifests as very dry skin and skin that does not sweat
when an individual becomes hot. In newborn children iodine is responsible
for the development of the babies’ I.Q. Recent research shows iodine
deficiency is felt to be the source of attention deficit disorder in
"Iodine is utilized by every hormone receptor in the body. The
absence of iodine causes a hormonal dysfunction that can be seen with
practically every hormone inside the body..." www.cancercontrolsociety.com/bio2005/flechas.html
Dr. Abraham's Iodine Research
Dr. Tenpenny on Iodine:
Natural Thyroid Choices www.naturalthyroidchoices.com
Iodine Yahoo group - health.groups.yahoo.com/group/iodine
- and lots of info
- trace mineral needed in small amounts
- trace mineral needed in small amounts
prevent-osteoporosis with the hidden secrets of this bone-building miracle
- Stable strontium (not radioactive strontium 90) is one of the most
effective substances yet found for the prevention and treatment of
osteoporosis and other bone-related conditions
- The micro-architecture of bone is improved in bone-absorbing
strontium - increasing the rate of bone formation. Strontium,
magnesium and silica lay down a matrix that is later replaced by
calcium in bone development.
- Strontium enhances the induction of human mesenchymal stem cells to
differentiate into osteoblasts (bone builder cells). The human gene
called CBFA1, which causes the osteoblast-osteoclast (bone breakdown
cells) differentiation, is strontium dependent.
- Strontium Ranelate was tested as a patentable drug and proved
beneficial, but had too many side effects.
- Other more common, cheaper forms of strontium, such as strontium
carbonate, are probably just as effective.
- Sources (if properly grown) - pignut hickory shoots, American
persimmon, black tupelo leaf, red & white cabbage, black cherry
juice, dandelion and dandelion wine, asparagus, grapefruit, onion,
carrot, cucumber, cinnamon, Brazil nuts, red beets. (See Feb 2008
issue of Acres U.S.A., p. 29)
- Nutrients that support dense, strong bones are interdependent, and
all are needed for optimal bone growth and strength. Besides
strontium, they include
calcium, magnesium, vitamin
D, vitamins K1 and especially K2, vitamin C,
potassium, copper, manganese, zinc, silicon and boron.
- High quality raw milk is the ultimate bone builder, of
course, as any well nourished nursing infant reveals. Lisa's
bone strength returned to normal after she discovered Dr.
Price, gave up her vegan lifestyle, and began drinking raw milk.
See Ultimate Bone Support http://advancedbionutritionals.com/
and Dr. Jonathan Wright's Osteo-Mins
The recent research confirms that silicon stimulates the formation of
collagen, a protein that gives bones their strength and flexibility, joint
cartilage its cushioning ability, and a scaffold upon which bone
mineralization occurs. Silicon is important for joint cartilage and bone
formation and maintenance.
The richest sources of silicon are unrefined grains of high fiber
content, cereal products and root vegetables. Because it is made from
grains, beer also is a dietary source of silicon. Nutritional yeasts are
also a source of silicon. Horsetail
is also a rich source - best absorbed by making it into a tea.
DE (food grade) is a source
of silicon, in the form of silica - a small amount is absorbed into the
blood stream and gradually dissolved. X
Laboratories, LLC, blog about silicon
Good book "Silica-The
Amazing Gel", by Klaus Kaufman
and the Microbe's Kiss, by Charles Walters (from Acres U.S.A.)
- a recently identified deficiency
Deficiency by Stephanie Seneff, PhD - A Possible Contributing Factor
in Obesity, Heart Disease, Alzheimer’s and Chronic Fatigue
Gluten Free Cooking
- includes very helpful guidelines for gluten-free cooking
Smith, another WAPF Chapter leader, wrote a gluten free cookbook that is
available to download for $5. It is called, "Living, Loving,
and Cooking with my Daughter - The Cookbook that explores the Art of
Creating Nutrient-Dense Gluten-Free Foods." See
This blog author is a WAPFer and she makes gluten free sourdough bread
Also, on the gfcfnn Yahoo group is a list of all of the recipes in NT that
are gf and/or cf:
It's in the files section under "Recipes from Nourishing
gluten-free and sprouted breads
Coconut flour recipes can be useful:
More gluten free links