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Check out the Eat
Wild website on the benefits of eating pasture-based animals
– for health, the environment, and the animals, and where you can find it
Meat? Grass-Fed Beef In A Nutshell
The Six Dangers of Common
Beef, and How to Avoid Them
Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat Production
Greener Pastures: How
grass-fed beef and milk contribute to healthy eating,
Steer by MICHAEL POLLAN / NY Times 31 Mar, 2002
Importance of Clean Food
What are healthy fats? Know
Sources of coconut and virgin coconut oil (sometimes called coconut butter because it is solid below 76oF) and coconut cream/spread (See recipe):
Traditions - From
*Dr. Mercola's coconut info and virgin coconut oil source, Fresh Shores http://www.mercola.com/products/coconut_oil.htm
Sources of coconut flour & oil:
From Philippines. flour label
More coconut flour recipes www.tiana-coconut.com/coconut_flour_recipes.htm.
*The Grain & Salt Society http://www.celticseasalt.com/ (do a search on coconut flour)
using raw coconut:
More on benefits of coconut oil
Some sources of butter from grass fed cows if you can't find it locally.
On the benefits of butter, when grass-fed
BUTTER IS BETTER http://www.besthealth.com.au/butterbetter.htm
This excellent summary is found also
at Dr. Mercola's Website
Know Your Fats:
Why butter from pastured cows is
More on butter and it's
historical story of butter:
Butter is a valuable source of
Butter has been caught up in The Cholesterol Myths! Most of the info you find with a Google search is biased and full of errors, no doubt because the info is put there or planted by the corporations who stand to benefit from perpetuating the myths - makers of margarines, vegetable oils, and cholesterol lowering drugs - very profitable industries protecting their profits. The Cholesterol Myths Website is a far better source of info, as Dr. Ravnskov has reviewed all the research and found it flawed and unduly influenced by commercial interests. And there is a growing list of professionals who agree with him - See THINCS, The International Network of Cholesterol Skeptics - www.thincs.org
Untold Story of Milk - Green
Pastures, Contented Cows and Raw Dairy Foods
Milk Book - The Milk Of Human Kindness Is Not Pasteurized
Ordinary table salt can be a killer. In Finland a doctor developed a "therapeutic salt" that contains less sodium, with added magnesium, potassium, and the amino acid l-lysine hydrochloride. Called Pansalt its use in a Finnish study resulted in a more than 60% reduction in deaths from coronary heart disease and stroke! A therapeutic salt that is readily available is Celtic Sea Salt (www.celticseasalt.com). With over 2-3% other minerals besides sodium chloride, these salts are valuable sources of magnesium and potassium, and very tasty to boot. Comparing some sea salts
and Our Health: Exposing Mainstream Myths, by Martin Satin, PhD
The traditional diet that I recommend contain rich sources of the amino acid lysine from eggs, dairy, and meat-foods primarily banned by most cardiologists. Brewer's yeast, fish, and legumes are also good sources of lysine.
Salt Your Way To Health, by Dr. David Brownstein, M.D.
Salt Intake Set by the Brain - Study explains why official advice goes unheeded … and may be unhealthful for many. By Craig Weatherby 9/26/2013
Table Salt vs. Unrefined Salt - includes a long list of studies debunking the "Low-salt, No-salt" theory.
On the benefits of Celtic Sea
Selina Naturallytm, is the parent company and has additional useful info, as does this dowsers site. The ceramic salt grinder is useful. Beware of other "sea salts." If white and free-flowing they may be refined. Good unrefined sea salt is moist and gray and somewhat expensive.
Other sources of unrefined sea salt, though Celtic and Hawaiian seem to have the lowest NaCl content:
Tropical Salt Corp - http://www.tropicalsalt.com/
Redmond Real Salt - http://www.realsalt.com/
Himalayan Crystal Salt - http://www.mercola.com/forms/salt.htm
Herbamare - tasty a
sea salt herb combination that is a favorate of mine
Health Benefits Of Raw Milk From Grass-Fed Animals
Maximize the use of your real milk and cream - including sour milk
Kefir - What's it all about?
For quick info on using your kefir grains (a printable text file)
For more than you
ever wanted to know about kefir and lots of uses for kefir check out this Web
to Make Your own Yogurt, Kefir and Chevre
Fines Herbes, an useful French herb
Mix equal amounts of the following herbs:
Herb & Supplement Encyclopedia from FloraHealth.com, the Web site of supplements designed by Udo Erasmus. There is much good info on Udo's site about essential fats, enzymes, fiber and probiotics, but limited mention of the benefits of healthy saturated fats or the value of properly raised meat. And, of course everything is designed to encourage use of his line of supplements. The Herb Encyclopedia seems to have useful information.
GreenMedInfo.com - Open Access, Natural Medicine Database
A nice list of home herbal remedies here - Mean Rooster Soup - also search on "herbs" or "herbal"
Keeper of the Home herbal remedy page
Natural Medicines: Comprehensive Database - excellent source of info, but requires subscription
75 Safe and Effective Herbal Remedies by Michael Castleman - on the safety of herbs vs. drugs
Nourishing Treasures - www.nourishingtreasures.com/ with info on herbs and essential oils.
See also Wild Greens
Herbal Teas of interest
Black Pepper - piperine in black pepper has anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, and other health benefits. Fresh ground is best.
Cinnamon - anti bacterial, improves blood sugar and triglycerides, other benefits
Stevia - This herb from Paraguay has been used as a sweetener and flavor enhancer for centuries. For more info click here and here. Clear Stevia is a clear extract used as a sweetener and available in health food stores. I like SteviaClear™ Liquid Stevia from SweetLeaf. Unprocessed ground stevia leaf is also available (another source).
Crispy Nuts (proper grain preparation)
Nuts require proper preparation by soaking to inactivate substances that make them hard to digest. Place 4 cups raw nuts in a bowl, add 1 tablespoon of sea salt, and cover with water. Leave at room temperature for 6-8 hours (6 hours only for cashews, which are not truly raw - See Nourishing Traditions, page 515, for details). Drain the water. Place nuts on a cookie sheet or dehydrator tray and dry on low heat in the oven or dehydrator. Now you have "Crispy Nuts". I find I prefer the nuts if they are not over-dried so they become hard. I also keep all my crispy nuts in the refrigerator (or even the freezer), as they are quite perishable.
*Table of types of fat in
seeds, nuts & vegetable oils: http://thepaleodiet.com/nutritional-tools/fatty-acid-content-of-seeds
Unfortunately this Paleo site perpetuates the myth that lowering cholesterol is a goal and saturated fats are undesirable because they do not do that. So ignore what they say about saturated fats and cholesterol lowering. But there are very complete charts of the fatty acid content of seeds, nuts, and oils. - as of 8/18/12 the charts are not there, so the site is not very useful, and has poor info such as panning coconut oil.
Some macadamia nut information - again note the bias against cholesterol in the research presented. Each paper reviewed has serious flaws in assumptions, ignoring what is more important - lowering triglycerides, raising HDL levels, and limiting carbs, which does both nicely.
More on nuts & sources
of raw nuts: X
Wilderness Family Naturals
Living Nuts - www.livingnutz.com/
Gold Mine Natural Foods - www.goldminenaturalfood.com/
Organic Pastures www.organicpastures.com/products_almonds.html
Raw From The Farm - http://www.rawfromthefarm.com/Pages/NutsandSeeds.aspx
Vegetables - why should we be concerned about our produce? Organic fruits and vegetables are more expensive. Are they worth the investment? They are clearly less likely to be contaminated with pesticides, but what about their food value? Journey to Forever is a fascinating Web site. Their page on "Why Organic?" covers the topic very well, and presents several research projects that have shown the nutritional advantages of skillfully grown organic vegetables. We now have organic certification under federal rules, but skill and dedication to doing the very best job of raising food is required, and we would do well to keep a close eye on things as big commercial interests eye the money to be made in organic food! The brix meter mentioned in this article is an interesting tool. I have a brix meter, and have been disappointed in the brix readings on the organic vegetables I buy, and even what I produce in the garden, thanks to soil that is too high in magnesium and too alkaline - but I'm working to correct that.
See also Organic Food is Better
Fruits and vegetables that are especially
important to buy organic:
also this basic resource, The Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen:
The Environmental Working Group
*Wilderness Family Naturals:
www.urbanhomemaker.com The Urban Homemaker is a family run business dedicated to teaching and promoting “old fashioned skills for contemporary people”. [WAPF friendly] We offer back-to-basics products for physical and spiritual family health.
Swissmar's V-Slicer Plus is a very useful slicer, shredder, julienne-maker that I use often. Place over a large bowl and slice away. Just watch your fingers. It's very sharp!
favorite new pan - Cuisinart
Green Gourmet - Hard Anodized Eco-Friendly Cookware (CeramicaTM
Available at Anderson's in Toledo, and check out Amazon.com. label
Konnyaku and shirataki - the corm of the konnyaku or konjac plant,
contains glucomannan, an indigestible carbohydrate
Chebe Bread - made from manioc flour
http://www.chebe.com/ & http://www.food4celiacs.com/ShopOnline/CBE/index.html
Gluten-free recipe ideas from some WAPF-friendly bloggers
http://www.ournourishingroots.com/recipe-collection/ - some gluten-free recipes, also GAPS and sprouted grains.