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Monday, 03 December

23:11

How Long Do You Need To Wait After Extractions to Get Dentures? "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Sometimes it is necessary to have a tooth pulled out as an adult. Ideally, permanent teeth would last a lifetime but if the tooth is badly damaged for example, or in a case of trauma or decay, tooth extractions become necessary. Teeth could be removed if you have a crowded mouth with the aim of []

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22:45

Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox: Day 11 and Beyond "IndyWatch Feed Food"


With the latest Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox Challenge that begins Wednesday, December 5th, we are introducing a new way to help you succeed on the program that we call Day 11 and Beyond.

Thousands of people have succeeded in losing weight, reversing numerous health issues, and getting off prescription medications starting with the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox. But, once people complete the 10-day program, we continue to receive this question: Once I complete the 10-day detox, what comes next? In other words, many participants desire continued support, encouragement, and resources to help them succeed day-to-day.

In response to this, we set up our Day 11 and Beyond program, a series of small group coaching sessions via two-way video in which a health coach can answer your questions, offer suggestions, direct you to resources, etc., all designed to help you achieve the huge success you are hoping for. Each weekly meeting is hosted by the health coach of your choice with each coach deeply familiar with the ins and outs of the Wheat Belly program. Most of you are already familiar with April Duval, the main administrator for the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox Facebook page, who is also a health coach. Jennifer is a health coach on our Undoctored Inner Circle and she will also be available as a health coach for Day 11 and Beyond.

To sign up for the Day 11 and Beyond coaching sessions, go here and choose your coach and meeting times.

 

Heres a little about April and Jennifer:

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19:52

Tammy Talks About Her Wheat Belly Success "IndyWatch Feed Food"

 

I previously shared Tammys Wheat Belly success story that illustrates just how far you can take back health and reverse numerous chronic health conditions. Besides losing over 70 pounds in weight, she also:

  • Reversed type 2 diabetes, reducing HbA1c from the diabetic range of 8.4% to 4.9%an ideal level.
  • Reversed hypertension
  • Reversed gastroesophageal reflux
  • Reversed irritable bowel syndrome
  • Reversed rheumatoid arthritis

She has also been able to discontinue a list of toxic medications, including metformin, Prilosec, and Remicade. And, as you can readily see, turned the clock back 20 years in appearance. Here is my interview with Tammy to get some of the details.


Transcript:

Dr. Davis: Tammy, thank you very much for taking the time to share your story. Your story was so over-the-top spectacular and it got so many wonderful comments. In particular, I think what caught everyones eye was the astounding age-reversing effects you enjoyed. I want to hear from you, in your own words, what exactly brought you here and what you experienced.

Tammy: I was headed down a really bad road of diabetes. I also was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis 24 years ago, and because of the medications that I was taking and everything, I suffered with IBS. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I was pretty much a metabolic mess. My triglycerides were off the charts, and my HDL was bad. My LDL was bad everything.

My doctor friend suggested that I read Wheat Belly. As a matter of fact she wouldnt even support me with anything, unless I read the book. So, of course I got the book and, Im a tad dyslexic, so I had to reread and reread and reread. Cutting out all breads and pastas, and all the stuff that we had to start, all of us, that are on this way of eating, have to do. Then she started helping me with the supplements.

I went to my rheumatologist, oh, I want to say it was probably four months into it, and I had already taken off like 30 pounds. My blood work she agreed to help me follow. At that time I was on Remicade (infliximab) infusions once a month, which were not only horribly bad for my body, but horribly expensive.

Anyway, a couple months later it was phenomenal. My lab work started coming back. I was starting...

16:52

The Healing Power of Frankincense "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Many people have heard of frankincense because it has a long history in myth and folk medicine, especially in India and in African countries.

In the Bible, frankincense is one of three gifts that the wise men offered to the infant Jesus, possibly because of its healing powers.

What IS frankincense? 

Frankincense also called olibanum is made by extracting the milky white sap of the trees bark and then hardening it into a resin. The resin is made into an oil via steam distillation. Then, the oil is either used on the skin or by inhalation.

Frankincense oil is sourced from Boswellia carteriiBoswellia ferreana or Boswellia serrata trees that grow in African and Arabian regions, including Yemen, Oman, Somalia, and Ethiopia.

There are many types of frankincense, and its quality is based on color, purity, aroma, age, and shape. The trees can produce different colored resins. Silver and Hojari are generally considered the highest grades of frankincense. Brown-yellow and muddy frankincense are typically the cheapest and easiest to find.

Benefits

Substances found in frankincense have a number of possible health benefits.

These substances include terpenes and boswellic acids, which have strong anti-inflammatory properties and protect healthy cells. Boswellic acid inhibits 5-lipoxygenase, and it might also target free radicals and cytokines, according to the authors of a study published in Planta Medica. All of these play a role in inflammation.

Frankincense also can

  • Help control bleeding and speed up the wound-healing process
  • Fight inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, and improve uterine health
  • Be used to help alleviate stress and relieve pain
  • Kill germs it has antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. It works especially well when combined with myrrh
  • Help keep your mouth clean and healthy there are natural kinds of...

16:50

What It Means to Care for Your Overall Health "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Caring for your overall health requires you to think about every single decision that you make, and how it will affect you. Even more than this, you must see the value in yourself and want to change in order to improve the state of your mind and body. The question is, what types of choices []

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16:44

Intolerance Does Not Belong in the Modern World: 4 Ways You Can Fight the Stigma That Still Surrounds Marijuana Usage "IndyWatch Feed Food"

The English brought cannabis oil to the Jamestown Colony, field doctors used it to ease pain during the Civil War, and Mexicans crossed the U.S. Border with it at the turn of the 20th-century. But, things went bad when Prohibitionists arrived on the scene. In their anxiety to ban alcohol, they created a culture that []

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16:30

Asthma is actually curable but sufferers dont seem to know how "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Asthma is a condition that is characterized by shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness, pain in the chest, and coughing (especially at night). As with all the other confusing diseases, experimental medicine has recently redefined asthma as a genetic condition. For the uninitiated, the word genetic is medical code for we have no idea or []

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12:59

Ginger Turmeric Ice Cream "IndyWatch Feed Food"

A delicately flavoured, refreshing ice cream made from real, wholefood ingredients. And ready in 30 seconds. AIP compliant, paleo, vegan and dairy free. Go make it!  This post contains affiliate links. This means that if you decide to click on the links and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission that helps me keep the blog running. Thank you for your support.  Ever since my blogging friend Jenna from Living Intentionally Coaching told me about the turmeric lattes she makes, I can't stop thinking about fricking turmeric.  I know it's good for you, but it also adds vibrant colour, a delicate sweet kind of flavour and it goes with so many other ingredients. Like...

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12:29

10 Holiday Gift Ideas For Preppers "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Here's a list of 10 things you can order to round out your Holiday Cheer with not relaxing your stance on being prepared!
Hi, Happy Holiday Shoppers and Ready Nutrition Guys and Gals!  JJ here with a list of 10 things you can order to round out your Holiday Cheer with not relaxing your stance on being prepared! Lets run down the list: Well do three for the guys, three for the gals, and the rest for the kids, and for the home overall. Lets do it!

For Dad and His Preparedness Supplies

1. FLIR ThermoSight Pro PTS 533 4-1650 Thermal Imaging Weapon Sight (30Hz)

The Ultimate Night Vision Scope FLIR (This is Forward-Looking Infrared) If you want Dad to have the best, well heres the best for the buck.  No Dollar Tree prices on this one, but when your home defense, ability to see bad guys, and ability to hunt at night is priority, then it will be money well spent. You can record digitally with it, and mount it on the top of a weapon or use it as a monocular.

2. Gerber Mark II Knife 

Best there is, and the only one I rely on. Ive written about this baby in the past, and itll serve you well. Double-edged with rip teeth that will cut through cloth or leather. Itll even fit in a stocking imagine that!

3. CMMG Offical US Military Tritium Lensatic Compass 

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11:30

What I Learned When I Actually Read That Prominent School Chocolate Milk Study "IndyWatch Feed Food"

As has been my tradition, in December I repost old favourites from years gone by. This year am looking back to 2015.
I was amazed by the uproar the publication of a Dairy Farmers of Canada funded chocolate milk study inspired last week. The study, "Impact of the removal of chocolate milk from school milk programs for children in Saskatoon, Canada", at least according to the breathless press release and the resulting press coverage apparently concluded, "it's chocolate milk, or no milk at all for many children", and while it's no surprise given the funding that the spin was chocolate milk positive (including the study's mind-numbing use of the word, "enhanced" to describe sugar-sweetened milk), after reading the actual study, I'm beyond gobsmacked.

The study methodology was pretty straight forward. For 4 weeks they offered elementary school children both chocolate milk and white milk and measured how much of each they drank and how much went to waste. Next, they stopped providing the chocolate milk for 4 more weeks and kept measuring. Lastly, they brought back the chocolate milk option for a final 4 weeks of measurements.

Now hold onto your hats. As readers of the press are likely to already know the study found,
"the children waste more milk when its plain."
How much more waste you ask? Just 4/5ths of a tablespoon more a day. Yup, if you actually read the study you find out that when chocolate milk disappeared the kids drank a scant 12mL less per day than they did when chocolate milk was available. If these numbers continued, kids who drank milk would drink about a cup less milk a month for a grand total of just 9.6 fewer cups over the course of their entire chocolate milk free 200 day school year.

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11:00

Jalapeno Popper Bacon and Bean Soup "IndyWatch Feed Food"

A creamy bean and bacon soup done jalapeno popper style with cream cheese and cheddar along with jalapenos! Jalapeno Popper Bacon and Bean Soup Prep Time: 10 minutes Soak Time: 12 hours Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes Total Time: 3 hours Servings: 6 A creamy bean and bacon soup done jalapeno popper style with...

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10:01

Suppressed cannabis research from 1970s proved it killed cancer cells "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Remember the hassles Rick Simpson went through in his Canadian Nova Scotia town trying to bring the cannabis oil cures he and others used to cure themselves of various cancers? Rick assumed the world was ready for him to share the good news from his and his townspeoples experiences. After several attempts to get cannabis []

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09:44

What You Need to Know About Tummy Tuck Scars "IndyWatch Feed Food"

The scar left after undergoing the tummy tuck scar surgery may be unappealing to your eyes. Do not worry if you do not have enough knowledge about the tummy tuck scar. This article highlights all the information you need to have before deciding to remove the scar. Types of scars Before undergoing any surgery, Tummy []

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07:30

7 Reasons Why Sleeping With Your Dog Is Good for You "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Dr. Karen Shaw Becker shares seven reason why sleeping with your dog is good for you.

If you curl up every night next to your favorite pooch, count yourself in good company. Surveys suggest that 56 percent of dog owners sleep with their dog next to them, with about 50 percent of the dogs sleeping in their owners bed. Size matters when it comes to sleeping arrangements, as among dogs that sleep with their owners, 62 percent are small dogs, 41 percent are medium and 32 percent are large.1

Despite its popularity, its been suggested that sleeping with your dog may interfere with your sleep or even transmit diseases, but there are likely many more benefits than risks when it comes to sharing your sleeping space with your dog. Doing so may even result in significant benefits to your health! Read more

01:43

Call For Help Part 2: Are You Currently On A Diet? Can You Take 2 Minutes To Complete A VERY Short Survey About It? "IndyWatch Feed Food"

UPDATE: SURVEY CLOSED DUE TO RECEIVING SUFFICIENT RESPONSES. STAY TUNED FOR FUTURE SURVEYS THOUGH!

Today's survey is a followup to the one we sent out a few months ago. Since then we tweaked it on the advice of both those of you who responded, and some expert input. Even if you filled this out last time, we'd love for you to do so again as we're trying to iron out the kinks and I think (hope) we're pretty much there.
Back in 2012 I first posted my wish for there to be a questionnaire that would serve to help individuals and researchers determine how easy or difficult a particular diet would be to follow.

I called it the Diet Index Enjoyability Total or DIET score, and my hope was that by using a series of simple Likert scales (descriptive scales from 1-10), researchers could set out to evaluate a particular weight loss approach's DIET score where high scores would identify diets that could actually be enjoyed, and where low scores would identify under-eating, highly restrictive, quality of life degrading, dieting misery. This would be useful both to individuals who could use the DIET score to evaluate whatever approach they were considering, but might also serve as a surrogate for shorter term diet studies to give a sense as to whether or not there's a low or high likelihood of long term adherence to a particular study's strategy.

I'm happy to report that the first work on using the DIET score has been conducted by Michelle Jospe at the University of Otago in New Zealand as part of the SWIFT trial, and her and Jill Haszard's early look at the data is promising.

Part of the process required to validate a questionnaire involves a qualitative review to see whether or not it's easy to use, comprehensive, and un...

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Sunday, 02 December

22:25

New Year, New You! Get in the Best Shape of Your Life in 2019 "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Want to eat better, lose weight, improve your health, have more energy

and possibly get in the best shape of your life?

Id love to help you reach your health-related goals and become your best you.

Im Lisa. Its nice to meet you!

Heres a quick bit about me and my credentials, just in case you are wondering just who the heck I am and why I think I can help you.

Im a Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified Nutrition Coach, and have a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with a minor in Nutrition. Ive managed two medically supervised weight control centers and have worked as a personal trainer, nutritionist, and wellness educator. Nutrition and fitness have been my passion for over 20 years, and I love helping people improve their health. I am dedicated to keeping up with the latest research in nutrition science and behavior change psychology.

I combine science and psychology to help people achieve their nutrition-based health goals.

So, if you want to

  • Lose weight
  • Look better
  • Be able to get through the day without needing a nap or a caffeine IV
  • Improve your overall health and well-being
  • Transform your body and your life

Im the coach for you.

My goal is to help you do all of those things and possibly, more!

I am not the kind of coach who bosses people around and tells them what they can and cant eat.

I wont overwhelm you with scientific jargon about macronutrients and calories and complex mathematical equations and all the science-y stuff that most people dont need to understand in great detail in order to look and feel better (unless you want to geek out with me then, by all means, lets get nerdy!).

And, I am not going to subject you to the tortures of a structured meal plan. There will be no strict rules, no punishments, no rigid formulas to follow, no dangerous supplementsand no unbearable deprivation.

Your life is already hectic enough why would I add to the stress?

Changing habits can be challenging, but the good news isit doesnt have to be complicated.

Losing weight and/or improving your health and fitness do not require extreme measures.

What IS required is consistency. Choosing a goal, making it a regular habit, and moving on to the next goalthat is the way to make lasting changes.

And that is what I am here for. I will help you identify the habits youd like to change, prioritize them, and make the cha...

17:17

Magnesium deficiency causes osteoporosis and slow healing of broken bones "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Why is magnesium important? Magnesium is a mineral that is critical to the bodys function.  About 60-65 percent of our magnesium is in our bones and teeth. The remaining 35-40 percent is found in the muscle, tissue cells and body fluids. Magnesium helps maintain normal blood pressure and is essential for strong bones, muscle function []

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13:49

Advantame is a new toxic artificial sweetener approved by the F.D.A "IndyWatch Feed Food"

I have to be honest and so I am not a fan of artificial sweeteners. There are too many links to serious health problems and artificial sweeteners. As far as artificial sweeteners offering zero calories, well it doesnt seem to be doing much for Americas waistline either. So when the FDA announced yet another artificial []

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11:00

20 Minute Meals "IndyWatch Feed Food"

100 easy, family meals that are on the table in less than 20 minutes! Looking for some super quick meals for busy school days and nights? Ive got plenty of quick, easy and tasty recipes that fit the bill without sacrificing anything in the way of flavour! Not only that but you have lots of...

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Saturday, 01 December

20:31

Chicory Carob Hot Chocolate "IndyWatch Feed Food"

An indulgent, rich hot chocolate recipe that's AIP compliant and allergy-friendly - using carob, honey, chicory and a pinch of cinnamon. ALL the heart eyes.  This post contains some affiliate links. This means that if you decide to click on a link and make a purchase, I may receive (at no extra cost to you) a small commission that goes back into helping me keep the blog going. Thank you for your support.  Cosy winter evenings call for cosy drinks. And I got you covered with this AIP compliant hot chocolate.  The first time I made this, I wasn't 100% satisfied. So I upped the coconut milk, added a little cinnamon and oh my word.  Yes, I could have spooned great chunks...

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19:10

Toxic anaerobic bacteria thrive in your root canals which may lead to heart attack "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Almost 60 million root canals are performed a year (1), on individuals who are mistakenly informed that it is a safe and harmless procedure. While your teeth may look and feel fine after the procedure, the reality is that it is impossible for all of the bacteria to be removed from the tooth. After a []

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14:02

Argentine Carne Picada and The Global Paleo AIP Kitchen "IndyWatch Feed Food"

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12:02

Basics of Exercise and Staying in Shape Over the Holidays "IndyWatch Feed Food"

If you begin a program and stick to it, then with discipline and work, youll see the results in no time.
Now is a good time to reassess yourself in terms of physical fitness and where you are. You have about a month and a half to get into good habits (if you havent already done so) before the usual load of body-emulsifying fats of the holidays are pumped in your direction.

If you are just beginning and can begin at least a three-day program for yourself during the week, all the better. Lets start with the basics: What do you want for yourself? Are you looking to trim fat, or is that not a problem? Do you want size and muscle mass? Do you want to be toned and lean?

Endurance Training and Strength Training

  1. Aerobic/Endurance Training: This type of exercise is meant to develop the cardiovascular (heart), respiratory (lungs), and metabolic (digestion, absorption, and excretion) systems. Aerobic training helps you to control weight. The following (non-exhaustive) list outlines aerobic training activities: walking, jogging, running, swimming, bicycling, and aerobics (in the form of exercises, dance, or a combination). Sports that are aerobic in nature that develop endurance of those three systems mentioned are tennis, basketball, long-distance races/competitions, and triathlons, the latter being the pinnacle of endurance tests.
  2. Strength Training: This is also called Resistance training, and it amounts to weight training or lifting weights. Now, the AMA (American Medical Association) standard for Resistance Training is to find out your 1RM (one rep maximum) for a weightlifting exercise. Then take of this and attempt to perform the exercise for 10 repetitions. Sounds pretty canned, and it is: keep in mind it is a basic concept that you can use as a starting point. Strength training is not without its cardiovascular benefits, however; its just that the development is different. Firstly, the exercises are not as prolonged, and secondly, the goal is to build muscle mass and strength. In strength training, you form a basis for sports that are dependent upon increased muscle mass and capacity to do work in short bursts with periods of rest in between exertions. Football, wrestling, boxing, and weightlifting (in com...

11:43

Saturday Stories: The Death Of Family Medicine, Brain Terrorism, Alcohol, and A Final Movember Update "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Physician Frank Warsh, in his blog, writes about "the death of family medicine", and though there are definitely those who don't share his frustrations, this is a worthwhile read to understand some of the challenges facing family medicine in Canada today.

Robin Williams' widow Susan Schneider Williams, in the journal Neurology, on the terrorist (Lewy body disease) inside her late husband's brain.

Jane O'Donnell, in USA Today, on the crisis we're not talking about that's worse than opioids - alcohol.

[And finally huge thanks to those who've already donated to my Movember fundraising efforts. Thanks to your generosity, I've raised more than $6,000 for men's health! And it's not too late - if you find this blog valuable and/or if you enjoy these weekend shares, a tax-deductible donation would be very welcome, all you need to do is click here]

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09:54

15 year old boy invents cancer test 26,000 times less expensive with 100 percent accuracy rate "IndyWatch Feed Food"

One of Thomas Edisons great quotes is Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. Edison lived this statement daily in the process of creating the light bulb. Thomas Edison made his own hand blown glass bulbs, tried 3,000 different theories of creating an element that would lower the amount of electrical power required []

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Friday, 30 November

22:08

TPV Podcast, Episode 328: The Amazing Health Benefits of Drinking Tea "IndyWatch Feed Food"

In this weeks episode, Stacy and Sarah dive deep into the health benefits of tea! What makes tea so darn good for you? What types of tea are best for your microbiome? Which teas should you avoid at all costs? And is caffeine bad for you?

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 328: The Amazing Health Benefits of Drinking Tea

  • (0:00) Intro
  • (0:40) News and views
    • Whoops! Stacy and Sarah did not deliver any special extras (like a Facebook Live) as promised last episode. While they were together during the Thanksgiving weekend they hung out with their families, ate great food, played board games, and snuggled with Stacys new puppy, Penelope.
    • Stacy accidentally dairy-ed Sarahs daughter. Despite her best attempts to provide a dairy-free muffin alternative, it happened.
      • But Sarah says, theres a lot of value and knowledge to be gained when things go wrong! For example, Sarahs daughter hasnt had dairy in two years and this proved that dairy still doesnt work for her.
  • (8:42) Todays topic: Tea!
    • In researching her new microbiome-based book (coming soon!), Sarah has learned so much new information about foods that support the gut in ways that you wouldnt even think of.
      • The gut literally controls every system in your body.
    • Tea is one of these often overlooked foods that are amazing for your gut!
    • A huge thanks to todays show sponsor, Pique Tea!
      • Pique is currently offering all our listeners up to 28% off their exclusive Tea Crystals bundles + free shipping!...

20:20

Tammy turns the clock back 20+ years living the Wheat Belly lifestyle "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Not only did Tammy turn the clock back on aging and appearance by at least 20 years, she also lost 70+ pounds, reversed decades of rheumatoid arthritis, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and gastroesophageal reflux.

My doctor had me start following Wheat Belly in January. I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis 24 yrs ago and ran the gamut of methotrexate to Remicade infusions, steroidsyou name it. I no longer have to take anything and my inflammatory markers are lower than they ever were.

My A1c was 8.4 and is now 4.9. I no longer have GERD. My BP has stabilized and the only real medicine I am currently on is Naturethroid.

Oh, and my starting weight was 205 and I now weigh 134, an unexpected perk!

Experiences like Tammys are why I have to tell newcomers: This is not just a diet like paleo, or being ketogenic, or low-carb. The Wheat Belly lifestyle (and now Undoctored) are comprehensive programs that restore health. One of the principal reasons why the Wheat Belly approach is so powerful and alters appearance so much is because we reverse inflammation, a big part of the reason why Tammy now looks like the daughter of her before photo! Yes, she changed her hair color, but look at the contours of her face, around the eyes, and how her eyes are bigger. And, by reversing type 2 diabetes, she has added back something like 8 years to her lifespan.

Among the most shocking aspects of Tammys experience, however, is that a doctor advised her to follow Wheat Belly. While I dont hold back on criticizing my colleagues, Tammy has a doctor who is clearly interested in healththeyre out there!

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16:52

Why the Amish people dont get autism, cancer and heart disease "IndyWatch Feed Food"

The uninitiated are often confused by the lack of autism in the Amish people. The Amish do not experience autism, or most of the other learning disabilities that plague our technological society. They live in a society that consists of outdated technologies and ideals, at least by contemporary standards. Their diet consists of eating organic, []

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13:06

Mercury vapor from amalgam fillings is released into your body 24/7 "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Mercury is considered by toxicologists to be one of the most poisonous naturally occurring substances on earth. According to Joyal Taylor, D.D.S. past President of the Environmental Dental Association silver fillings (amalgam) contain 50% mercury, and only 25% silver, the remaining 25% are small amounts of zinc, copper and tin. Mercury has been recognized as []

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13:04

Arnica: The Powerful Medicinal Herb You Should Add To A First Aid Kit "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Arnica is an herbal medicine known for its healing properties. Whether your entire basement is filled with canned foods and enough water to survive the apocalypse or you simply keep a first aid kit in your car

Arnica is an herbal medicine known for its healing properties. Whether your entire basement is filled with canned foods and enough water to survive the apocalypse or you simply keep a first aid kit in your car just in case, you should consider adding arnica salve to your emergency kit.

Arnicas a powerful medicinal perennial (a term used to describe plants that live for more than two years, usually coming back every season) herb that is a member of the sunflower family.  There are over 30 species of arnica, but its usually referred to as Arnica montana, which is the European plant.  The North American counterpart is Arnica chamissonis.  Arnica cardifolia (heartleaf arnica) is another sub-species of North America that can be found as far east as Ontario and Michigan. The first two species are the most commonly used in medicinal salves.

Arnica Should Be In Your Natural Medicine Supplies

Arnica can be an ideal plant to add to your home garden for several reasons.  It is fairly easy to grow, it looks beautiful, and the flowers can be used medicinally. Arnica thrives in soils with an acidity of 6-7 pH and can tolerate full sun to partial shade. It really does well at elevations above 6000 feet. If enough water is available, it can also grow well in poor soil conditions with high acidity. The easiest way to propagate arnica is by collecting seeds or by dividing the roots. The best time for division is during early spring. Seeds can be started indoors and transplanted out at any time. Some species of arnica are hardy in cold weather, while others are better suited to the milder zone 6 climates. The best place to plant arnica is in your herb garden, but it also can be used as a seasonal bedding plant (although its bloom time is relatively short-lived).

A Word To the Wise

Its beautiful appearance should not be underestimated though. Arnica can cause severe liver damage if used under the wrong circumstances....

12:48

The Free From Festival, The Passenger Shed, Bristol "IndyWatch Feed Food"

An afternoon at The Free From Festival at The Passenger Shed in Bristol earlier this month - a festival for free from foods, all gluten free and free of refined sugars.  I love Bristol. It's one of my favourite cities.  I'd love to move there one day. I keep telling Mr CB that I'm going to buy us a place near the Harbourside when we win the Lottery. I literally look for excuses to visit there all the time. Something going on at the cathedral? I'm there. A bloke dressed up like Brunel on the SS Great Britain? Yup. Sunny out? Book me in. So imagine how excited I was when I found out lovely Bristol was hosting the Free From Festival this month, in The Passenger Shed, a few steps...

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11:51

Alarm clocks are throwing off your circadian rhythms, which can cause all kinds of disease "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Alarm clocks are throwing off our circadian rhythms, which can cause all kinds of disease. Body clock scientist calls for moving the start of the business day to 10 a.m. Employers worldwide have been torturing their employees with sleep deprivation since the industrial revolution by making them come to work when they should be sleeping, []

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11:05

CBD is NOT Pot or Weed. It Actually Treats Several Illnesses "IndyWatch Feed Food"

With the latest breakthrough in CBD / cannabidiol products that serves to alleviate symptoms of a variety of illnesses, it is important to educate yourself with the basics. The first thing to know, is that CBD is not pot, or weed that gets you high. The second is, that made in USA from organic produce []

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11:00

14 Simple Ways to Turn Your Meal Into an Aphrodisiac "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Add these extra ingredients to your favorite recipes to boost your libido.

Hoping things will heat up after dinneror breakfast? Luckily, you don't need to rethink your daily dishes to get in the mood. The following one-ingredient additions to your go-to meals can get the sparks flying between you and your partner. Click through to find the easiest ways to work aphrodisiacs into your regularly scheduled meals. Read more

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Thursday, 29 November

20:32

Collard Greens with Wild Rice "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Collard greens are one of my favorite greens and they grow so well in Central Florida. High in micronutrients, especially magnesium, good ole collard greens are a staple in the South. There are many ways of preparing greens and I have been experimenting with my own homegrown collards for years. 

Recently I decided to add a cup of wild rice as an afterthought after adding my greens and other usual ingredients mentioned in this recipe. The wild rice gives more body and thickness to the greens broth. As long as I have wild rice on hand, I will always add this to my pot of greens.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup wild rice
  • 2 cups warm filtered water plus 2 T. whey, yogurt, kefir or buttermilk 
  • 6 cups collard greens, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 medium carrots, finely chopped or zoodled
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 3 stalks green onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp blackstrap molasses (optional)
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups chicken broth or stock
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme

Instructions

  1. Place wild rice and warm water mixture in a large pot and leave in a warm place for at least 7 hours. 
  2. Add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil and cook for approximately 75 minutes.
  3. Crispy bacon can be sprinkled over greens after cooking and upon serving. 
  4. Serve with a dollop of organic sour cream.  

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20:30

Coming this week: PDC 2.0 Early Bird enrollment + 3 new videos "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Hi, this is Geoff.

After a couple of months away, were back home in Australia. I definitely missed this And Im having a great time with the newest group of wonderful men and women that traveled from all around the world to join us at our latest on-the-ground PDC.

A couple of quick admin notes before jumping in this weeks Friday Five.

First, I want to welcome the newest members of our Permaculture Circle community Im honored and delighted to have you join us! If this is your first Friday Five, buckle up for whats going to be an informative (and I hope interesting) ride. Each month, I send out 2-3 of these emails. My aim is to get them to your inbox on Friday, and occasionally will choose to deliver it over the weekend. I try to keep these short-and-sweet, but sometimes my love of all things permaculture gets me carried away a bit You can access the entire archive of more than 100 of the past Friday Fives here, and please remember that these are intended to be interactive; anytime youd like to comment or engage, drop by the blog version and share your thoughts with the rest of the community.  

Second, this is the final Friday Five before I begin to open pre-enrollment for my upcoming online Permaculture Design Certificate 2.0 course. I have been teaching different versions of the PDC course for almost 30 years to over 15,000 graduates, but this particular online course represents the most comprehensive, most in-depth, and most detailed iteration of the course I have ever taught. We had more than 1500 students when we first quietly launched this in late 2016, and are looking forward to another capable group of students ready to change the world. I welcome you to be one of them....

17:19

Proof that genetically engineered foods in U.S. grocery stores are horrifically dangerous "IndyWatch Feed Food"

For many years, independent health reporters have been warning the public about the dangers of genetically modified foods. Meanwhile, consumer awareness groups have consistently campaigned for honest labeling on all G.M.O. (genetically modified / genetically engineered) foods. However, organizations like the F.D.A., who are friendly with the biotechnology industry, have mocked ethical concerns as being []

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16:37

Monsanto Lost Its Most Important Case Yet. Soon More Victims Will Get Their Day in Court. "IndyWatch Feed Food"

November 29, 2018
Organic Consumers Association
Katherine Paul

Dewayne Johnson never wanted to be a celebrity acting out his life on an international stage. Hed much rather be a healthy man, going to work, taking care of his family, making a modest-but-steady living.

In a recent interview with Time magazine, the former school groundskeeper said:

Ive never really been a fan of attention or fanfare. And now it seems like thats taken over my life. I get requests for media interviews from all over the world, and people ask me to come to their events and speak, and Ive had people telling me they want to buy my 'life rights' to try to get movie deals . . . Its crazy.

Crazy, maybe. But Johnson, who recently won a...

14:00

The Power of Creating Personal Rituals to Improve Your Health Guest Post by Joanna Frankham "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Joanna Frankham helps you to make diet and lifestyle choices that serve you. She is an AIP Mentor and Certified Health Coach who uses rituals and tools (like her signature Create Your Personal Morning Ritual eCourse) to help you break down the AIP framework into manageable pieces so as enable you to implement positive changes to improve your health. Jos special sauce is her ability to facilitate bringing AIPers together in a way that is informed, inclusive and encouraging. Chronic illness doesnt have to be isolating.

You can connect with Jo on her site, through her 30-day AIP Reset program, on Facebook and Instagram.

 


 You have personal choices.

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11:00

Chocolate Chip Cookies "IndyWatch Feed Food"

The ultimate, irresistible soft and chewy homemade chocolate chip cookies! With the Holidays upon us I am pulling out my holiday cookie recipes starting with chocolate chip cookies! There may be some more interesting cookie options these days but its hard to resist the the classic chocolate chip cookie, especially fresh from the oven and...

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08:20

The swine flu epidemic was man made intentional and the proof is right here "IndyWatch Feed Food"

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has a patent for, Genetically Engineered Swine Influenza Virus and Uses Thereof (patent #8124101). It was filed in 2005 for approval. The makers of the human variant of the swine flu virus waited until the patent was finally approved in January of 2009, before unleashing the virus into the []

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08:10

An alternative approach and treatment for depression "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Depression and anxiety are mental states that are more pronounced today. A particularly affected group are women who have a twice greater risk of developing depression. It is assumed that an unnatural and accelerated lifestyle, farther away from natural rhythms, is the main trigger of these psychological disorders. Depression is like an unwanted companion who, []

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05:18

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Wednesday, 28 November

14:26

Depression is not a natural disease, but a disease caused by our high-stress, industrialized lifestyle "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Depression is not a natural disease. Its a disease caused by our high-stress, industrialized lifestyle, psychologist argues Depression is a global epidemic. It is the main driver behind suicide, which now claims more than a million lives per year worldwide. One in four Americans will suffer from clinical depression within their lifetimes, and the rate []

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12:44

9 Preparedness Uses for Rubber Bands You May Not Have Thought Of "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Rubber bands are useful for many things. Here are some of the ones you may not have thought of.
Rubber bands were invented in 1845, and most of them are actually made of rubber due to its superior elasticity. They can be used for everything from holding hair in place to keeping a stack of papers rolled up (such as a newspaper used to be). There are other uses for these guys, though, and Im going to fill you in on some of the ones you may not have thought of.

9 Important Uses for Rubber Bands You May Not Have Thought Of

1. Magazine Pouches

A lot of people use the rigid or kydex magazine holsters for their pistols. I dont prefer them personally, simply because things become messy when you assume the prone position. The ones with a flap help to protect the mag from detritus and from flying away when you dont need them to. Blackhawk makes some good ones. They have a snap fastener and velcro. Sometimes even this is not enough. Want to ensure they stay closed until you need them? Put a good sturdy rubber band over the flap and just below the snap fastener. Itll pull right out of the way or break if you need to access it. This will keep that flap from opening up of its own accord.

2. As an Elastic Retention Strap.

This is a term of the U.S. Army (specifically Airborne units), and it applies. When you have a long strap on your rucksack, gear, etc., that hangs offit is a danger to youto become snagged on anythinga tree, barbed wire, etc. S-fold, roll up, or accordion fold those long straps and then secure them with a rubber bandthe retention strap. Dont cut your strap! You never know when you may need to use that strap for another purpose. Do it on all of your gear.

3. To Keep Bags Closed

This can be anything from a wet-weather bag to a simple Ziploc bag with your gear. Especially the latter. The grooves at the top are designed to wear out, and then you need to keep the water out. The rubber band will enable it.

4. For Field-Expedient Grips

This can be ap...

12:35

AIP Indian Ribeye Steak "IndyWatch Feed Food"

An allergy-friendly pan-fried steak recipe. Nightshade, seed and nut-free and AIP compliant.  This post contains some affiliate links. This means that if you decide to click on a link and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you, that helps me keep the blog going. Thank you for your support.  I've made quite a few AIP compliant Indian style dishes over the years - including a Chicken Tikka Masala, Indian style kebabs and a Lamb Dopiaza (the last one's in my book SPICE). But something I've felt was missing for a while is a marinated steak.  Oh, yes.  If you've got a copy of SPICE, you'll be familiar with this spice blend - it's the...

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11:30

Gifts for the Tea Lover "IndyWatch Feed Food"

I like to give gifts that are meaningful and homegrown, homemade whenever possible. Giving gifts for the tea lover is no exception. Thankfully, the options for frugal, homegrown, and homemade tea gifts are abundant. Tea Strainers Tea is by its very nature is a simple drink but a few accessories makes it better. A strainer is []

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11:00

12 Incredibly Useful Properties of Turmeric That Will Make Your Life Easier "IndyWatch Feed Food"

these twelve incredibly useful properties of turmeric will make your life easier.

08:22

11 shampoo brands linked to kidney damage, headaches, allergies, and liver cancer "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Did you know that most shampoo is a chemical mixture of many toxic ingredients? These chemicals are very harmful to you and to the environment. Even shampoos claiming they have all-natural ingredients arent safe and dangerous. Manufacturers of these still use things ammonium laurel sulphate. Doesnt sound all-natural, right? My rule is if you cant []

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01:04

Why does the Wheat Belly lifestyle reduce blood pressure so effectively? "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Weve seen it over and over again: Embark on the Wheat Belly lifestyle, particularly our complete program, as detailed in the Wheat Belly Total Health, Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox, and Undoctored books, and high blood pressure (BP) plummets sufficient to allow people to get off one, two, three, even four blood pressure medications.

The program is so quick and powerful that blood pressure medication(s) need to be reduced or eliminated immediately upon starting t...

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Tuesday, 27 November

21:48

12 SoCal Food System-Focused Organizations that Need Your Support "IndyWatch Feed Food"

As Seedstock is based in Southern California we wanted to make you aware of 12 organizations in the area focused on food access, community gardening, food justice, local food system development, fighting food waste, and food education that you can support. ... Read More

15:51

Study finds taking colloidal silver with antibiotics killed 1000 times more bacteria than antibiotics alone "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Study suggests silver could save us from antibiotic-resistant super bugs. Silver has been used to fight infection for thousands of years, now scientists are studying it as a potential solution to the epidemic of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. A 2013 study found that taking colloidal silver along with antibiotics killed up to 1000 times more bacteria than antibiotics alone. []

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14:00

Dr. Sarahs Holiday Gift Guide "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Looking for an amazing gift to nurture and support a loved one this holiday season?  Then check out this round-up of gift ideas featuring all my favorites for everything from stocking stuffers to the uber luxurious!  These are companies that I endorse, products I personally use and love, and I can vouch for every single item below!

Paleo Principles by Dr. Sarah Ballantyne

Paleo Principles is the most comprehensive resource to date for those seeking a scientifically founded nutritional approach to optimal health. Combined with an unprecedented collection of practical strategies, tips, and visual guides, plus more than 200 delicious recipes and twenty meal plans for diverse health goals, this book is a perfect gift for the nutrition nerd, health nut, and gourmand alike.

Shop my newest book!

Paleo Principles Book

The Autoimmune Protocol Lecture Series

The AIP Lecture Series is a 6-week video-based, self-directed intensive online course that will teach you the scientific foundation for the diet and lifestyle tenets of the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP),  plus provide tons of tips and strategies for implementation, refinement and troubleshooting! The next session begins January 7th, 2019. To gift this course, simply register below and then e-mail me the information for the person you want to gift it to at contact@thepaleomom.com

Register for Januarys Class!

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12:28

Immune System-Boosting Nutrients You May Need During Fall and Winter "IndyWatch Feed Food"

For many of us, the shorter, colder days of fall and winter mean less sunlight exposure, less exercise, and less access to fresh produce. We tend to get sick more often during fall and winter, but there are things we can do to reduce the risk.
During the darker and colder months of fall and winter, it is tempting to hunker down in our warm homes with big blankets and comfort food. Who doesnt want to cozy up with a big cup of hot tea, comfy slippers, and a good book?

Hibernating works for bears, bees, and bats, but unfortunately, is not ideal for humans. We require sunlight, year-round physical activity, and a steady supply of seasonal nutrients.

Fall and winter bring with them many joys (no more mosquitoes! the holidays are coming!), but they also bring with them conditions that make staying healthy a bit trickier.

For many of us, the shorter, colder days of fall and winter mean less sunlight exposure, less exercise, and less access to fresh produce.

We tend to get sick more often during fall and winter, but there are things we can do to reduce the risk.

Why do we get ill more often during colder months?

Being cold doesnt directly cause us to get sick, but cold air may contribute to conditions that lead to illness, according to a report by Healthline. Factors related to colder weather may actually be the culprits. Some viruses prefer the chillier weather, including rhinoviruses (they cause the common cold and replicate better at cooler temperatures) and influenza viruses (they peak in winter). The dry air outside and in homes with central heating may make it easier for viruses to infect dry nasal passages. Low indoor humidity and poor ventilation may also play a role. And, because we tend to spend more time inside with other people during the colder months, we are more likely to share germs.

The Winter Blues and Seasonal Affective Disorder can play a role, too. 

The cluster of symptoms including sluggishness, lack of motivation, carbohydrate cravings, and mild depression that is known as the winter blues is quite common, especially for those who live in northern climate...

10:32

Align Your Health: The Top 5 Benefits of a Chiropractor "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Are you thinking about hiring a chiropractor? A chiropractor can seriously improve your health. Read on to learn the top benefits of a chiropractor. Youve seen them on your commute: Chiropractic offices. We fantasize going because its a pleasant sensation, cracking our parts. But, much of our understanding of chiropractors come from the movies or []

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10:27

The Importance of Holistic Care for Neurological Conditions "IndyWatch Feed Food"

When you are suffering from neurological ailments, it is important to get the proper diagnosis and treatment. When you realize the symptoms early, treatment is often more successful. Some medical centers focus on one type of treatment only. This may not work best for everyone, however. When you are fighting something like a stroke or []

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09:55

You are not gluten intolerant, you are glyphosate intolerant "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Study blames Roundup herbicide for gluten intolerance and celiac disease epidemic. Celiac disease, and, more generally, gluten intolerance, is a growing problem worldwide, but especially in North America and Europe, where an estimated 5% of the population now suffers from it, researchers wrote in a meta-analysis of nearly 300 studies. Here, we propose that glyphosate, the active []

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Monday, 26 November

21:51

Celebrate #GivingTuesday: Help Us Build a Just Food and Farming System "IndyWatch Feed Food"

November 26, 2018
Organic Consumers Association

Neuroscientists tell us that the neurochemical drivers of happiness are dopamine, serotonin and oxytocinand that any activity that increases production of these happiness trifecta chemicals will boost your mood.

Guess what sits at the top of the list of things you can do recharge these brain chemicals?

Giving.

There are many ways to give, everyday. You can take chicken soup to a sick friend. Rake your neighbors leaves. Fix someones flat tire.

And of course, you can support our work to fix the food system.

About 80 percent of our support comes from individual donors like you. Can you make a donation on #GivingTuesday to help us fix our food system?

Maybe the people who thought up #GivingTuesday werent thinking about neuroscience and the happiness trifecta.

But they were thinking about this: Theres power in giving. And power in numbers. And great power in great numbers of people giving.

Power for what? For doing good in the world.

...

18:07

How Facebook Users Are Making #GivingTuesday a Huge Success "IndyWatch Feed Food"

November 26, 2018
Organic Consumers Association

You know what they say. If you cant beat em, you may as well join em.

Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday. If youre a person who cares about making the world better, your inbox will probably fill up fast tomorrow, with emails from organizations asking you to support them.

Rather than get annoyed by all these emails, why not join in the fun? By becoming a fundraiser yourself tomorrow?

Its easy to set up your own fundraiser, and start raising money for your favorite nonprofit. Just go here and follow the step-by-step instructions.

This year on #GivingTuesday, Facebook is partnering with PayPal to match a total of up to $7 million donations, made on Facebook, to nonprofits like Organic Consumers Association.

We realize that youll have many opportunities tomorrow to participate in #GivingTuesday. Thank you in advance for considering a donation to OCA.

Happy Giving!

The OCA social media team

P.S. If you want to get a head start on #GivingTuesday by making a donation to OCA today, please click here for details. Thank you!...

17:27

This #GivingTuesday Help Us Keep Up the Pressure on Corporations "IndyWatch Feed Food"

November 26, 2018
Organic Consumers Association
Ronnie Cummins

For decades, weve been shouting from the rooftops to anyone who would listenand some who wouldntthat using poison to grow food is a terrible and dangerous idea.

With your help, weve published thousands of articles, organized hundreds of protests, sued numerous poison-spewing corporations, funneled hundreds of thousands of emails and letters and phone calls to Congress.

Why do we persist, in the face of so much corporate lobbying power intent on drowning out our voices?

Dewayne Lee Johnson, the now-famous (reluctantly, hes quick to say) victim of Monsantos Roundup weedkiller, said it best in an interview with Time magazine this week:

It is important for people to know this stuff, to know about what theyre being exposed to. If people have the information they can make choices, they can be informed and protect themselves.

Help us get poisons out of food. Please...

16:47

Curing gallstones and gallbladder attacks without being butchered by a surgeon "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Gallstones are believed by the medical establishment to be formed inside the gallbladder: not the liver. They are thought to be few in number, instead of hundreds. Supposedly, gallstones are not linked to pains other than gallbladder attacks. Orthodox doctors believe these things, because whenever patients have acute gallbladder pain, some of the stones have []

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14:03

Ginger Turmeric Coconut Fudge "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Coconut 'fudge' flavoured with turmeric and ginger - a tasty treat, straight out of the fridge. AIP compliant, paleo and dairy-free.  This post contains affiliate links. This means that if you decide to click on the links and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you, that goes back into helping me keep the blog going. Thank you for your support.  After the success of my raspberry coconut fudge, I decided to make a wintery, more mellow alternative. I went to bed thinking about different combinations of ingredients that would probably work well, and when I woke up in the morning I knew it.  It would be turmeric and ginger.  Ginger and...

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11:44

17 Home Remedies for Migraines That Really Work "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Dr. Edward shares seventeen home remedies for migraines that really work.

There are headaches and then there are migraines. About one in ten people experience these types of headaches, which bring intense pain and other symptoms. While some sufferers only get migraines occasionally, others have them several times a month, and they significantly interfere with daily life. Read more

11:30

Once Again I'll Ask, Where The Hell Is Canada's New Food Guide? "IndyWatch Feed Food"

This post was first published back in June. Since then, still no Food Guide, as well as the real possibility that not releasing the Guide influenced the New Brunswick provincial election, and just this past week, an incredible dive into juice, food politics, and our as yet unpublished guide. I really can't wrap my head around why it's not out yet beyond politics. That's not something this country should be proud of.
In case you missed the news, New Brunswick recently banned the sale of chocolate milk and juice in their schools.

It's a welcome move, and one that will be undoubtedly be adopted nation wide following the long delayed publication of Canada's next Food Guide.

Canada's Food Guide, last published in 2007, inexplicably and explicitly, reports that chocolate milk is a healthy dairy choice (that it also suggests dairy is such a magical food that it requires it's own Food Guide category is a whole other kettle of inexplicability). Or maybe it isn't that inexplicable in that on the then Food Guide's 12 member advisory committee was Sydney Massey, the Nutrition Education Manager and Spokesperson for the BC Dairy Foundation, where their homepage at the time featured the campaign,
"Don't tell Mom, but Chocolate Milk is good for you"
The next one, won't.

I know this in part because back in 2014, Dr. Hasan Hutchinson, the Director General of Health Canada's Office of Nutrition Policy and Promotion (the office in charge of...

11:00

Chili Mac and Cheese "IndyWatch Feed Food"

The perfect combination of beef chili with decadently creamy mac and cheese (aka macaroni) in one irresistible dish that is super easy to make! I have been craving some serious comfort food these days! Beef chili and mac and cheese are among my favourite comfort foods and the combination of the two is even better!...

Read On

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10:34

Lead vaccine developer of Gardasil comes clean says adverse side effects much greater than risk of cervical cancer "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Dr. Diane Harper was the lead researcher in the development of the human papilloma virus vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix. She made a surprising announcement at the 4th International Public Conference on Vaccination, which took place in Reston, Virginia on Oct. 2nd through 4th, 2009. Her speech was supposed to promote the Gardasil and Cervarix vaccines, []

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Sunday, 25 November

18:13

The next Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox Challenge begins Wed December 5th! "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Put it off no longer: We are planning our next Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox Challenge that starts on Wednesday, December 5th. This is your opportunity to seize control over health and weight, maybe even turn the clock back 10 or 20 years, look and feel better, be freed of numerous, if not all, prescription drugs.

In addition to our Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox Private Facebook page that provides videos, success stories, and plenty of feedback and answers to your questions, the next Detox Challenge will also include:

1) LIVE Facebook sessions with Dr. Davis and April Duval, our main Facebook page administrator. I will personally kick off the Detox Challenge on Dec 5th. And because April is herself an example of a fabulous Wheat Belly Detox success, she knows the ins and outs of this lifestyle like the back of her hand.
2) Free access to the Suggestic smartphone app for the first 7 days of the DetoxThe Suggestic iPhone app helps you navigate the Wheat Belly Detox with even more recipes, daily suggested recipes, a restaurant locator to identify eating places consistent with our lifestyle with suggested menu items, the ability to track health measures such as water intake and sleep, and all personally customizable. It is your chance to get acquainted with the useful Suggestic app while helping you succeed on your Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox.

Heres what you do:
  • Visit wheatbelly.suggestic.com/challenge by Dec 5th
  • Sign up to get 7-day free access to my challenge on the Suggestic app
  • On Dec 5th, go to the apps homepage and tap start program so we can start the challe...

17:51

Food TASTES better on the Wheat Belly lifestyle "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Almonds are sweet.

Foods taste better.

Candy now tastes sickeningly sweet.

My daughter now loves asparagus.

Ive heard these comments from Wheat Belly lifestyle followers numerous times over the years, observations that reflect the change in taste perception that develops with wheat and grain elimination from the diet.

It is a consistent effect observed by so many people: the perception of taste changes with elimination of wheat and grains. It represents restoration of taste perception back to the way it was supposed to have been all along, an effect that reflects healing of the gastrointestinal tract (since the tongue is one of the entry points of the gastrointestinal system, a useful safety, as well as gastronomic, device) alongside relief from acid reflux, restoration of gallbladder sensitivity to fat digestion, restoration of pancreatic sensitivity when prompted to release pancreatic enzymes, relief from the bowel urgency of irritable bowel syndrome, and others. Precisely which component of grains is responsible for this effectthe direct toxic effects of wheat germ agglutinin, the direct and indirect effects of gliadin-derived peptides, or an allergic phenomenon due to alpha or omega gliadins, serpins, thioredoxins, alpha amylase inhibitors, and othersis unclear.

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16:50

Gerson therapy is a medical treatment which has cured many cases of advanced cancer "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Sodium is an essential nutrient required by the body for maintaining levels of fluids and for providing channels for nerve signaling. Some sodium is needed in your body to regulate fluids and blood pressure, and to keep muscles and nerves running smoothly. Without appropriate amounts of sodium, your body may have a difficult time cooling []

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13:57

Fluoride lowers IQ in children, but it is still added to public water "IndyWatch Feed Food"

More than 97 percent of Western Europe has rejected it. Landmark reviews show its toxic to your teeth, brain, kidneys and endocrine system, and dozens of studies proved it lowers IQ scores of infants and children, and is associated with attention deficit disorders and other behavioral problems. Yet, fluoride is still being added to municipal water []

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11:00

Holiday Cookie Guide "IndyWatch Feed Food"

The best cookies, bars, and treats for you holiday cookie platter! These classic, traditional and new cookie recipes are all super easy to make! I cant believe that the Holidays are upon us already and that means that it is time to start thinking about Holiday cookie baking! You can never have too many cookies...

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02:29

3 Powerful Health Benefits of Turmeric "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Turmeric seems like it just popped into existence in the past few years, however, it is widely used as a spice in both Asia and the Middle East.  It also has some proven health benefits that make it an effective supplement.

Many Indian dishes use a heavy dose of curry, which is also recognizable by its distinctive, bright golden yellow color. The main ingredient in curry is the powdered form of the turmeric plant, (which can also be used as a dye) and thats how the spice obtains that lovely golden yellow. Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is from the same family as ginger (Zingiber officinale). Both are tropical plants that originated from India and the roots of both plants are harvested for both culinary and medicinal purposes. India remains the largest producer of turmeric in the entire world.

Turmeric contains compounds that are medicinal, and the Indians are constantly being proven correct about the healing powers theyve known of for a long time.  These medicinal compounds are called curcuminoids, the most important of which is curcumin. Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. Even though it has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant, the curcumin content of turmeric is not that high.  Turmeric generally contains only 3% curcumin.

*Note: Most of the studies on this medicinal herb are using turmeric extracts that contain mostly curcumin itself, with dosages usually exceeding 1 gram per day. Because of this, please keep in mind that it would be very difficult to reach these levels by solely using turmeric powder to spice up your foods. Therefore, if you want to experience the full effects, you need to take a supplement that contains significant amounts of curcumin (such as this one) complete with piperine to help with absorption.

Unfortunately, curcumin is also poorly absorbed into the bloodstream. It can help to consume...

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Saturday, 24 November

20:57

TPV Podcast, Episode 327: Our Thanksgiving Traditions "IndyWatch Feed Food"

In this check-in episode, Stacy and Sarah discuss their Thanksgiving plans (theyre celebrating Thanksgiving together!) and some of their favorite holiday traditions from gifting experiences over things and why you should save your turkey carcass for a delicious bone broth!

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 327: Our Thanksgiving Traditions

  • (0:00) Intro
  • (0:40) News and views
    • Sarahs and Stacys families are celebrating Thanksgiving together! And the family of Russ Crandall, The Domestic Man, will be joining as well!
    • Stacy is hosting not one, but two Thanksgiving parties cause shes just an overachiever like that
    • Sarah doesnt have a circular pie dish so shes going to make a rectangular pumpkin pie! Shes using the crust recipe from Paleo Principles, not the one from the blog.
    • Happy birthday to Sarah! She celebrated her birthday on Saturday.
  • (12:40) This is a check in show!
    • Since Sarah and Stacy are getting together in person this week, you can be sure something fun will come out of it! Be on the look out for Facebook Lives, video recording, and who knows what else!
    • Stacy shares a lesson shes learned in the past couple years: gifting experiences over things.
      • The boys have really gotten into this and look forward to it.
      • Currently theyre talking about gifting their next vacation! (Last year the experience...

11:30

Saturday Stories: Juice, George Soros, Death, and a Movember Update "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Ann Hui, in The Globe And Mail, with a great case study on how the food industry works by way of the machinations of Big Juice and their attempt to influence Canada's next Food Guide.

James Kirchik, in Tablet, with a useful backgrounder and just who is George Soros?

Peter Kaufman, in Everyday Sociology, with his take as a sociologist on his relatively imminent death.

[And finally huge thanks to those who've already donated to my Movember fundraising efforts. Thanks to your generosity, I've cleared my original goal and now and just a few hundred dollars shy of my stretch goal of $5,500! If you find this blog valuable, if you enjoy these weekend shares, a tax-deductible donation would be very welcome, all you need to do is click here]

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Friday, 23 November

17:47

Beat the Bloat This Festive Season "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Whether it's because you've eaten too much stuffing, broccoli or gooey cheese, here are some top tips to help you control bloating this Christmas.  This is a sponsored post, in partnership with our friends at Alflorex. I've worked with them to share with you some ways you can help control belly bloat and look after your gut in the lead up to and during the Christmas period.  It's a part of Christmas that's as ingrained as hanging up a woolly stocking before bedtime, or putting up the tree. But that post-Christmas dinner bloat isn't really a great feeling. The great news though is that you can control it. Here are some tips on how to manage festive bloating and look after your gut...

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15:21

This pig loves lipstick "IndyWatch Feed Food"

How many ways can we modify, twist, bake, sprout, compress, ferment, or add things to wheat . . . and make it not wheat or make it harmless, maybe even healthy?

Can we somehow subject wheat flour to lactic acid fermentation, for instance, to make sourdough bread and disable the lectins in wheat that provoke abnormal intestinal permeability, inflammation, and block cholecystokinin? Or completely reverse the autoimmune-initiating effect of gliadin? Or the calcium-, magnesium-, iron-, or zinc-binding effects of phytates that cause you to lose all these minerals into the toilet?

Can we sprout the seeds, as they do with Ezekiel Bread, and rid the wheat of gliadin protein that stimulates appetite?

Is there a way to compress the flour as a wrap to prevent the sudden surge of blood sugar to high levels provoked by the amylopectin A of wheat?

If we avoid use of herbicides and pesticides and declare wheat organic, does that mean the gluten, gliadin, amylopectin A, and lectins are disabled?

The answers are no, no, no, and no. We can no more change the basic genetics and biochemistry of wheat by these methods than we can put a pilots hat and wings on a chimpanzee and expect him to fly a 747. A chimpanzee is a chimpanzee, no matter how good he looks in a blue uniform, and wheat is wheat no matter how smartly you dress it up.

These are the tortured manipulations that people go through, however, in order to preserve the flow of the gliadin-derived opioid peptides that addict them. See through these shenanigans and enjoy magnificent grain-free health, the way humans were supposed to be all along.

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12:41

10 Holiday Gift Ideas for the Happy Homesteader "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Homesteaders love practical gifts that help make things more efficient. Check out these perfectly chosen gifts for your favorite homesteader.
 
Natural living, homesteading, and those interested in living more sustainably is increasing every year. Perhaps it is because people are finding that the ever-changing technologies of today are overwhelming and they feel more at peace living more naturally. Or, families have found that frugality really helps the pocketbook. One thing is for sure, homesteading and natural living places more value on practicality rather than expensive gadgets. Some of these practical Christmas gifts may be just what your favorite steadie is wishing for.

10 Holiday Gift Ideas for the Happy Homesteader

1. Coffee Bean Roasting Machine 

Theres nothing like freshly brewed coffee made from roasted coffee beans. This stainless steel roller slow-roasts your coffee beans evenly. The roller creates smooth, rapid cooling and the removal of bean skin. In fact, this can be used for more than just coffee beans. The handy observation window helps you watch the process in motion. Use it for baking beans and nut products. You can get green coffee beans and store them in your long-term food pantry for a steady supply of delicious coffee beans.

2. Soap Making Kit 

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11:28

Ginger Lemon Balm Green Tea Blend "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Teas that are both healing and delicious deserve big places in our pantry. This ginger lemon balm green tea blend is sure to please the taste buds while also helping the body. Ginger Long known and used for its effect on the digestive system, ginger is the perfect after eating tea. Ginger aids digestion and []

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11:00

6 Reasons to Soak in a Hot Tub "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Soaking in a hot tub not only feels good, but it's also good for you, says Michelle Simmons.

Hot tubs or Jacuzzis offer both physical and mental benefits. You dont have to buy one to experience the benefits because they are accessible in most spas, gyms, and hotels. Here are several reasons why you should try soaking in a hot tub: Read more

03:16

LA Green Grounds Digs in to Build Urban Farms and Strengthen Community "IndyWatch Feed Food"

In Los Angeles, CA, community members involved in the urban farming and food justice movements are keenly aware of the food insecurity that is so prevalent in its South Los Angeles neighborhoods. It was this insufficient access to ... Read More

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Thursday, 22 November

18:17

Pumpkin Custard Bars "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Its pumpkin season so I wanted to find a delicious grain-free, gluten-free and sugar-free treat that me and my whole family could enjoy. These pumpkin bars are made with coconut cream, full of healthy fats and dairy-free as well. And because this recipe is full of healthy ingredients, I can feel good about letting my kids eat this for breakfast too!

Ingredients

  • 1 can coconut cream (13.5 oz) 
  • 2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 bananas
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 3 Tbsp coconut flour
  • 3 Tbsp almond butter
  • sprouted, or soaked & dried, sunflower seeds (optional)

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients in a bowl. Blend with an immersion blender or use a regular blender.
  2. Grease a 9 x 13 pan with coconut oil. Pour batter in the pan. Sprinkle with sunflower seeds.
  3. Bake at 350F for 30-40 minutes. 
  4. Serve warm or chill for a firmer consistency.

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17:59

My favorites Are On Sale! All the Black Friday thru Cyber Monday Deals. "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Tis the season for turkey dinners, frigid mornings, and the best prices of the year.  Yes, today marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season and it isnt just huge corporations celebrating with awesome deals!  Scroll down to read the entire list of amazing companies that cater to our community with their top-quality products in this comprehensive roundup of all of the special offers for Black Friday through Cyber Monday! These are my favorite companies, products I use and love, and I can vouch for every single one of them!

 

The Paleo Mom 4-Day Sale!

Woot!  Lets start off with my products because Im SO EXCITED to be able to offer you this deal!  This is the FIRST TIME Ive ever put my e-books and courses on sale like this!

Get 30% off of any and all of my e-books and online courses with the code THANKSGIVING.  This sale runs Thursday November 22nd thru Monday November 26th. Thats right, get 30% off of any or all of the following:

30% OFF  COURSES & E-BOOKS!

 

Strength in Food

Have you been wanting to try out my newest co-created project? Well now is the time! Get 50% off your Essentials or Vitality package starting at midnight with code 50STRONG. We believe that food can help heal. Let us connect you with products that use whole, real ingredients, sourced from vendors we trust while you focus on healing. *Valid on The Essentials and Vitality Package only.* Check out...

14:16

Winter St Clement's Mocktail "IndyWatch Feed Food"

An alcohol-free cocktail with a winter touch, for the festive season. A twist on the classic St Clement's drink with orange and lemon.  This post contains some affiliate links. This means that if you decide to click on a link and make a purchase, I may, at no extra cost to you, receive a small commission that helps me keep the blog going. Many thanks for your support.  I always struggle with festive drinks at this time of year. Yes, I drink the occasional bit of alcohol - especially on Christmas Eve, which I love as it seems so magical, but I'm talking a glass or two of weak Prosecco with a few nibbles before bed. What about the rest of the time? Or if someone doesn't drink...

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11:00

Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes "IndyWatch Feed Food"

The best Thanksgiving leftovers recipes to enjoy your leftover with the next day! The Thanksgiving dinner is a truly amazing thing and one of the parts that I enjoy most is just getting started when the dinner comes to an end and that is thinking about creative ways to use all of the leftovers. In...

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Wednesday, 21 November

18:57

Nightshade-free Turkey Chilli "IndyWatch Feed Food"

A nightshade-free, warming bowl of turkey chilli. Perfect for the colder nights. AIP compliant and paleo.  This post contains some affiliate links. This means that if you decide to click on the links and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you, that helps me keep the blog running. Thank you for your support.  I love chilli.  But what I don't love is the heat of a regular chilli. Or the heartburn I get from concentrated tomato sauce. So I made a brand new chilli, one that is literally PACKED with good things and won't give me heartburn. Yay.  Nightshade-free turkey chilli.  This is based on the sauce I've used for my Chilli...

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15:54

The Most Inspiringand RegenerativeWins of the 2018 Elections "IndyWatch Feed Food"

November 21, 2018
Organic Consumers Association
Alexis Baden-Mayer

The regenerative food and farming movement didnt get everything we wanted out of the 2018 electionseither in terms of candidates or, as Greg Palast documented, in terms of fair elections. Clearly, our democracy is far from perfect.

But thankfully, that hasnt stopped the movement for health, justice and regeneration.

On November 6, the country elected several inspiring new leaders, some of whom are already getting to work at the local, state and federal level. On the ballot initiative front, voters in Portland, Oregon, passed a prog...

15:30

Yes, Current Evidence Still Suggests That Replacing Saturated Fat With Unsaturated Fat Is Good For You "IndyWatch Feed Food"

I was somewhat disheartened the other day when in response to my post about the only 48 (I added "Get Vaccinated") words of health advice you'll ever need that there was quite a bit of confusion and pushback about my recommendation to swap unsaturated fat for saturated when you can - some even suggested it must have been a typo. Well, it wasn't a typo, but it seems it's confused people. "Substitute unsaturated fat FOR saturated fat if you can" is the same thing as stating "Replace saturated fats WITH unsaturated fats if you can".

But there were also plenty who read it right, and who were confused because they believe saturated fat is in fact a healthy choice.

Now I know there's been a whole host of diet gurus, once journalists, and TIME magazine covers telling you that saturated fat is good for you, and while I agree that likely it's not nearly as bad for you as the 90s (or me in the early 2000s) would have asserted, and while yes, there are nuances to all of this, the evidence still implicates saturated fat in the genesis and progression of heart disease.

Don't believe me?

Fine.

But would you believe Drs. Ludwig and Volek? They're both prominent figures in the low-carb movement (Dr. Ludwig is the lead author on that low-carb diet and increased energy expenditure that dropped last week and the Director of the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Centre at Boston's Children's Hospital, and Dr. Volek is one of the most prolific low carb researchers around and the Founder and Chief Science Officer of Virta Health) and both were contributors to a terrific consensus piece published this week in Science entitled, "Dietary fat: From foe to friend?" (it's full text free right now btw).

The whole piece is worth the read, but in case reading whole pieces isn't your thing, here are their points of consensus with Drs. Willett and Neuhouser (highlight is mine)

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15:25

The Only 48 Words Of Health Advice You'll Ever Need "IndyWatch Feed Food"

[Yesterday @DarrenM898 reminded me of this piece I wrote in 2015, and given the volume of the diet wars these days, thought I'd reshare. Still holds up pretty well I think!]

In no particular order:
  • Get vaccinated.
  • Avoid trans fats.
  • Replace saturated fats with unsaturated if you can.
  • Cook from fresh whole ingredients.
  • Minimize restaurant and ultra-processed foods.
  • Cultivate friendships.
  • Don't smoke.
  • Nurture sleep.
  • Drink alcohol at most moderately.
  • Exercise as often as you can enjoy
  • Only drink those calories that you love
Comparatively, everything else is minutia.
    ...

12:55

10 Holiday Gift Ideas That Will Actually Make You Healthier "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Ready Nutrition - 10 holiday gift ideas that will make you healthier
Finding unique and useful gifts for the people you care about can be challenging, but hopefully, we can help out a bit.

Heres a list of health and wellness gift ideas just about anyone would appreciate.

 

1. White Noise Sound MachineGet a better night sleep with this white noise machine at Amazon!

Who doesnt need better sleep and some help with relaxing these days? This gift can help people do both.

This sleep and relaxation machine has six soothing sounds to choose from White Noise, Thunder, Ocean, Rain, Summer Night, and Brook. It is small and lightweight and can be taken anywhere. The auto-off timer has three options: 15, 30, or 60 minutes (or you can just leave it on continuously). The machine can be plugged into the wall or run on batteries.

2. Natrogix Nirvana Essential Oils

These are a must for holiday gift giving this year!

This essential oil set includes 18 of the most popular oils on the planet: Eucalyptus, Frankincense, La...

12:36

This tea cured my breast cancer woman claims and swears by it "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Nowadays, breast cancer is a very common issue that many women face with. Those who discover breast cancer on time, can find cure and survive but many of them do not. The following treatment is recommended by a woman who was diagnosed a breast cancer. The most dominant symptoms of her breast cancer were nodes []

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12:29

3 Simple DIY Laundry Detergent Recipes From Around the Web "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Making your own natural, homemade laundry detergent is one of the easiest parts of a transition to a homesteaders lifestyle and a more natural way of living.  Anyone looking to live a more natural and healthy life should consider making their own laundry detergent, but this is also a handy skill to have in case you need to hunker down in your home for a time.

Conventional store-bought laundry detergent is loaded with chemicals like sulfates, fragrances, phenols, and more. Many brands contain things like petroleum distillates, which have been linked to cancer and lung disease. Not to mention that the fragrances in those detergents are often made with a mix of harmful chemicals that can irritate and even damage the skin.  Because of that, weve come up with a few ways to make your own natural laundry detergent that wont break the bank, or harm your familys well-being.

Detergent Pods Are Harming Kids, So Why Not Make Your Own Laundry Soap?

Often, DIY (Do-It-Yourself) laundry detergents contain the ingredient Borax. And while it is still considered safe to use, many have opted out of it for their own reasons. It can be irritating to the skin and there are still others who have questioned its safety. Borax, also known as sodium tetraborate, is a boron mineral and salt thats mined directly from the ground. Borax is not boric acid. Boric acid is produced when borax is reacted with another acid (like sul...

11:30

Homemade Chocolate Mint Tea Blend "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Flavorful teas are some of my favorite drinks. Having those teas be made from ingredients I can feel good about is of utmost importance. This chocolate mint tea blend is the best of all worlds. A Good Quality Black Tea As much as I love an all herbal tea, there are times when I enjoy []

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10:02

Four Easy New Wellness Methods You Should Try "IndyWatch Feed Food"

You may feel like you are a pretty happy and healthy person.  Blood pressure is not too bad.  You can probably still touch your toes without breaking a sweat.  And junk food is only allowed once a week?  You may not be too sure what a microbiome is, but still feel like, generally, you []

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09:52

5 Things You Can Do for Your Mental Health "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Many people across the world are guilty of neglecting their mental health every day. It is common for people to embrace bad habits that can impact their thinking, or they might neglect a condition due to the stigma associated with a disease. If you want to develop a healthy state of mind to enjoy a []

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Tuesday, 20 November

22:40

10 Holiday Gift Ideas For The Gardener In Your Life! "IndyWatch Feed Food"

It's that wonderful time of the year when we all start thinking about the perfect gift to get for those closest to us. But it's also time to take advantage of the deals out there and get the best gift for the gardener in your life!

Its that wonderful time of the year when we all start thinking about the perfect gift to get for those closest to us. But its also time to take advantage of the deals out there and get the best gift for the gardener in your life!

One thing to consider when getting a gardening gift for that one person who just loves to be outside is to make sure it compliments who they are as a person. Whether your loved one enjoys spending time outdoors in a vegetable garden or growing an indoor jungle of well-loved plants, this list of ten great gift ideas has something for every type of gardener.

1.Ready Gardens The Ready Nutrition Brand Vegetable Garden-In-A-Can

https://www.readygardens.com/product/homestead-vegetable-garden-kit-in-a-can/

If youre looking for a steady year-round supply of open-pollinated seeds for your garden, this garden-in-a-can kit is just for you!

All it takes to get started is one Ready Nutrition Brand Homestead Vegetable Garden-In-A-Can, some good dirt, clean water, a healthy dose of sunshine and a little TLC every day!

Before you know it, youll be up to your ears in fresh food enough to feed up to a family of eight for a whole year!

With the Homestead Vegetable Garden-In-A-Can:

  • Produce enough fresh food for a family of eight for a whole year with just one can
  • We test each and every seed b...

22:24

Jammy Deviled Eggs with Homemade Kewpie Mayo & Furikake "IndyWatch Feed Food"

jammy eggs with homemade kewpie mayo and furikake, a japanese inspired take on french

A romantic, rustic, pastel take on the traditional thanksgiving table setting with mismatched plates and linens and peach roses for a soft, casual centerpiece and white candles for decor | photos and styling by Beth Kirby of Local Milk

Pull up a seat at my Thanksgiving tableall are welcome here. Grab one of the jammy deviled eggs. Forgive the lack of fall hues. Orange was never my thing. And forgive the mismatched plates and linen. The humble flowers from the local shop. The bedsheet masquerading as a table cloth. This wasnt an elaborate photoshoot. My husband & I threw it together with what we had on hand. Nothing was ironed. The candles were crooked. And it was lovely to sit here and eat green beans with lots of aleppo pepper, a lemony roast chicken, chess pie, and our real masterpiecethese Japan inspired deviled eggs which are really more oeuf mayothe deconstructed French predecessor to the glorious deviled egg. Find the recipe and some meanderings on gratitude below

jammy eggs with homemade kewpie mayo and furikake, a japanese inspired take on french

A romantic, rustic, pastel take on the traditional thanksgiving table setting with mismatched plates and linens and peach roses for a soft, casual centerpiece and white candles for decor | photos and styling by Beth Kirby of Local Milk

A Twist on Deviled Eggs

My fathers deviled eggs were always my favorite part of Thanksgiving. And my truffled deviled eggs are (dare I say) a classic. But these. I wont say theyre better than my fathers because theyre simply a different beast. Theyre like deviled eggs but far quicker and easier to make. No arduous scoopi...

11:00

Thanksgiving Main Course Recipes "IndyWatch Feed Food"

The best Thanksgiving main course/dish recipes from the classic roast turkey to non-traditional recipes like ham, pot roast skillet chicken, etc. With Thanksgiving quickly approaching I thought that it was about time that I dusted off and updated the roundups of all of my favourite Thanksgiving dishes starting with the main course. I have to...

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Monday, 19 November

14:54

Is Sbacjubg as Deadly as Smoking? "IndyWatch Feed Food"

If you eat sufficient fat and protein, eating between meals is at best unnecessary.

Partial to a 4pm cake break? Perhaps you prefer a mid-morning pot of Pringles? Maybe youll grab a protein-rich energy ball on the way to the gym, or a healthy-ish cereal bar on the commute to work. Whatever your routine, there is one thing nearly all Britons have in common: we love to snack.
Unlike our European neighbours who savour their lengthy lunches, we are a nation that eats on the run. Read more

14:00

The Best Dairy Choice for Growing Children "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Mothers milk is the perfect food for infants, meeting a growing babys nutritional needs with its protein, fat, carbohydrate, vitamin and mineral content. The macronutrient ratio of human milk is quite variable, depending on the diet and health of the mother, the frequency with which the baby nurses, and the age of the baby. It is likely that much of this variability reflects the babys specific dietary needs at the time.

Of course, baby formula is specifically formulated also to meet a babys nutritional needs, so heres where mothers milk truly shines.  Human milk also contains a variety of bioactive compounds to support growth and development, including: growth factors; hormones to stimulate growth and regulate metabolism; various immunoactive compounds to complement a babys developing immune system and protect against infection; and oligosaccharides and probiotics to help colonize the babys digestive tract and support a healthy gut microbial community.  Its these bioactive compounds that make breastfeeding so beneficial (on top of other reasons like bonding, budget, and benefiting the mothers health too in fact, declining to breastfeed increases a womans risk of premenopausal breast cancer, ovarian cancer, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome, and increases her chances of retaining weight...

11:00

Parmesan Garlic Miso Butter Smashed Sweet Potatoes "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Sweet potatoes that are roasted until crispy on the bottom and tender on the inside, topped with garlic-miso-butter and plenty of melted parmesan; a sweet and savoury delight! Smashed potatoes are a really nice way to enjoy potatoes! You roast small potatoes, smash them down so that they are relatively flat and then roast them...

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Sunday, 18 November

16:07

Wheat Belly Success: April "IndyWatch Feed Food"

April followed conventional dietary advice to limit fat and calories that resulted in relentless weight gain and deteriorated health.

Following the Wheat Belly lifestyle starting with the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox, April is now slender, healthy, and shopping in the small section of clothing stores.

April is now an administrator on our private Facebook page that supports the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox, helping others achieve the same sort of spectacular results that she has enjoyed.


Transcript:

April Duval: So I was gaining weight. I gained about 60 pounds. I was feeling depressed. I was on an emotional hamster wheel, and I felt like I couldnt get off. It was 2016, and I just kept going up in clothes. I went from a 12 to a 14. I was shopping in 16, and 18, and 20, and I just had had enough.

So I went to my medical doctor, and I said Im gaining all of this weight. Somethings wrong. She tested my thyroid. Everything came back normal. She gave me the classic, eat less, exercise, calories in calories out hubbub, and I said, Ive done that. I counted points. I did meal replacements, and it didnt work long lasting.

So I was searching for an answer. I went to my chiropractor, and he did some nutrition response testing. I found out I was intolerant to soy and to wheat. In his lending library he had the Total Health book by Doctor Davis. I read it, and a light bulb just went off. I was like this is the answer this is what needs to happen. I knew Wheat Belly was the answer. It wasnt counting points. It wasnt replacing meals with fake products that are filled with junk. I just knew that this was what was going to restore my health.

When I first read the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox book, it was such a quick and easy like heres how to live this lifestyle. In the back of the book I saw that there was a Facebook page to help support the journey. I joined, and Im so blessed that I did that, because its a network of people doing the same thing that I was doing. I learned so much just by asking questions, using the search feature, checking out all the different things that are there. Any question I had was answered.

Our family may not be doing this lifestyle. Our friends may not understand this lifestyle, but we can go to that page and we know that we have that network. We have that group that is going to support and underst...

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Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes "IndyWatch Feed Food"

The best Thanksgiving side dish recipes! A collection of essential and easy to make side dish recipes including he traditional stuffing or dressing, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole and plenty of tasty new ideas to make your Thanksgiving unforgettable! Although the turkey is the star of the Thanksgiving meal, I find that I spend...

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Saturday, 17 November

11:41

Saturday Stories: That Low-Carb Diet Study, Medical Conflicts Of Interest, Suicidal Help, And A Movember Update "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Julia Belluz, in Vox, with the best coverage of that new low-carb diet study that has everyone talking.

John Mandrola, in Medscape, reflects on conflicts of interest in medicine

Jason Cherkis, in Highline, on, "the best way to save people from suicide"

[And finally huge thanks to those who've already donated to my Movember fundraising efforts. Thanks to your generosity, I'm just a $211 shy of my $4,500 goal! If you find this blog valuable, if you enjoy these weekend shares, a tax-deductible donation would be very welcome, all you need to do is click here]

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Friday, 16 November

21:43

In Urban Gardens Without Borders, Project Sweetie Pie Plants Seeds for Food Justice and Freedom "IndyWatch Feed Food"

North Minneapolis is going green Give us a call and learn what we mean Where once lay urban blight Now sits luscious garden sites Gardens without borders Classrooms without walls Architects of ... Read More

19:18

TPV Podcast, Episode 326: The Olive Oil-cast! "IndyWatch Feed Food"

This might come as a surprise, but olive oil is one of the best fats for your gut microbiome so Sarah and Stacy are dedicating the entire hour to magical oil! Theyre are breaking down all the science behind what makes olive oil so great, its variety of impressive health benefits, which type of olive oil is best, and why you should be using olive oil in all of your cooking (including cakes)!

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 326: The Olive Oil-cast!

  • (0:00) Intro
  • (0:40) News and views
    • Big news! Stacys family has a new addition: an 8 week old Boston Terrier puppy! Since she snorts like a pig, theyve named her Penelope (after the movie).
      • Stacy is glad they waited til now to get a pet because the boys (particularly Cole and Finn) are at the perfect age where they can responsibly look after a pet.
  • (8:30) Todays topic: Olive Oil!
    • In researching her upcoming new microbiome-focused book, Sarah has discovered a lot of cool, exciting information about olive oil!
      • Side note:
        • Book title and pre-order dates will be announced soon-ish
        • This isnt a specifically Paleo book, but since its about gut health, theres a lot of overlap
    • A big thanks to our episode sponsor, Fresh Pressed Olive Oil Club!
      • Fresh Pressed Olive Oil Club is a monthly subscription that sends the highest quality olive oil right to your door.
      • All oils...

12:05

Collagen: What It Is and Healthy Ways To Use It "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Let's take a look at collagen - what it is, how to take it, and what it can do for you.
Ready Nutrition guys and gals, we just did a piece on Glycine (I hope you read it), and it ties into this piece in many ways. Collagen. You have heard the term, and you may be vaguely aware of what it is. Do you also know that collagen, when taken as a supplement has a great many benefits both for health and for training (I prefer to believe the latter and former are synonymous and intertwined)? Well, lets take a look at it and what it can do for you.

Collagen is basically a structural protein, and it is found in the connective tissue of animals. It is used in many different structures throughout a body (and in man): tendons, ligaments, bone, blood vessels, and supporting tissues for skin and organs. It also accounts for 5 to 6% of the weight of muscle tissue. From a perspective of supplementation, were going to concern ourselves with Type I (covers organs, bone, skin), and Type III (that is present with Type I, and made of reticulate fibers, very important for support of other tissues).

Collagen is harvested from bovines (taken from cattle), and it is full of protein and just about every amino acid you can think ofincluding some important ones, such as Glycine and Serine. These latter are crucial for protein building in the human body. Collagen supplements also have the BCAAs (Branched-Chain Amino Acids) that are essential for when you work outthese three (as mentioned in other articles) can be converted by the body directly into Glycogen and then into Glucose during a workout.

This latter function/utilization of the BCAAs saves your own bodys Glycogen stores from being utilized if you pre-load them prior to working out. This is very fascinating for me personally, as I dont like the feeling of fullness/bloat attached to taking a shake prior to a workout, and I use the BCAAs in another form. I am hoping that the collagen will be able to be used (by me) prior to workout, as it is tasteless and can be taken with water readily.

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11:00

the 5 Best Essential Oils for Better Sleep "IndyWatch Feed Food"

These five essential oils can help you fall asleep and stay asleep. Best of all, they are safe and inexpensive.

As you grow older, you might have more trouble falling asleep, especially if youre constantly stressed or anxious. If youre tired of tossing and turning until you fall asleep, consider using soothing essential oils.

Essential oils are made from natural sources like flowers and trees, and these oils have relaxing and sedative effects. Conclusive research is limited, but a lot of people who have trouble falling asleep, especially because of discomfort, pain, or stress, report that essential oils help them fall asleep and stay asleep. Read more

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Thursday, 15 November

18:46

Great Grandma Ellas Turkey Dressing "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and this year I want to share with you my favorite stuffing recipe. It comes from my Great Grandma Ella and my family has been making it each year at Thanksgiving for as long as I can remember. It is super simple to make and you can double the recipe if you are feeding a large crowd or stuffing a large turkey. This recipe has one small change from the way my Great Grandma made it. She used white bread bought from the store. I use homemade sourdough bread.

Ingredients

  • 1 large chopped onion
  • 1 loaf organic whole grain sourdough bread
  • 2 1/2 cups warm whole milk
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 cups chopped celery
  • 1 Tbsp poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 Tbsp pepper
  • 1 Tbsp unrefined sea salt
  • 2 whole pastured eggs 

Instructions

  1. Slice and toast the sourdough bread. Break up into small pieces and place in large bowl. 
  2. Saute onions and celery in 2 Tbsp butter. Add in spices. 
  3. Warm milk and pour over bread crumbs. Melt remaining butter. 
  4. Whisk eggs to blend. Add everything to bread and mix well until combined. 
  5. Place in a 9 x 13 baking dish and bake at 350F for 35 minutes. 

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16:58

Blackberry Frozen Yoghurt Ice Pops "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Wondering what to make with all the blackberries abundant on the hedgerows at this time of year? Grab yourself a pot of yoghurt, a lolly mould and make these tasty ice pops.  This post contains some affiliate links. This means that if you decide to click and make a purchase, I might receive a small commission, a no extra cost to you, that goes back into helping me keep the blog running. Thank you for your support.  My daughter loves to pick blackberries. All summer, she's been like: "Mum, are the blackberries ready yet? Mum?? Look, there's one! Can we pick some, please, please, please, etc, etc etc..."  I love picking blackberries, too. They're free, for a start. And they're...

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16:56

Chocolate For Adults Only "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Chocolate for Adults Only!

I call this Chocolate For Adults Only because it is certain to leave young, sugar-craving palates unsatisfied. But rest assured, it is appropriate for the most serious chocolate craving!

This is a way to obtain the rich flavors and textures of cocoa, the health benefits (for example, blood pressure reduction and anti-oxidation) of cocoa flavonoids, while obtaining none of the sugars/carbohydrates . . . and certainly no wheat or grains!

It is easy to make, requiring just a few ingredients, a few steps, and a few minutes. Set aside and save some for an indulgence, e.g., dip into natural peanut or almond butter.

Variations are easy too: a few drops of orange extract and orange zest, a few drops of peppermint extract, some unsweetened dried berries, and a few drops of berry extract, among others.

Regardless of which variation you choose to make, be sure to taste your mixture before allowing to solidify. Desired sweetness can vary widely, thus, you may wish to add more sweetener to suit your individual taste.

Makes approximately 24 2-inch pieces.

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces 100% unsweetened chocolate
  • 5 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup dry roasted pistachios or other chopped nuts
  • 1/4 cup whole flaxseeds or chia seeds
  • Sweetener equivalent to 1/2 cup sugar (e.g., 2 tbsp. Virtue Sweetener)

Using double-boiler method, melt cocoa. Alternatively, melt cocoa in microwave in 15-20 second increments. Stir in coconut oil, nuts, and flaxseed or chia seeds. Stir in sweetener gradually, mixing thoroughly; adjust sweetener to taste. (If using a coarse granular sweetener, pulse in food chopper/processor first to reduce to powder.)

Lay a sheet of parchment paper out on a large baking pan. Pour chocolate mixture slowly onto paper to create one large continuous chocolate, tilting the pan carefully to spread evenly until a thickness similar to thick cardboard obtained. Alternatively, pour out to make 2-inch rounds. Place pan in refrigerator for 20 minutes.

Remove chocolate and break by hand into pieces of desired size.

If your chocolate ambitions include peanut butter, then you will also love the Wheat-Free Market recipe for...

14:51

What Turkey Producers Don't Want You to Know "IndyWatch Feed Food"

November 15, 2018
Organic Consumers Association
Martha Rosenberg

As Turkey Day approaches, animal lovers cringe, food safety advocates become vigilant and industrial turkey producers hope you arent reading the news.

Specifically, the purveyors of factory farm turkeys hope you havent heard about the latest turkey salmonella outbreak in 35 states, causing 63 hospitalizations and at least one death.

According to the Centers for Disease Control an...

11:50

Smoked Trout Paleo Scandinavian Platter "IndyWatch Feed Food"

A Scandinavian-inspired smoked trout platter with all the trimmings, including paleo bread!  This post contains some affiliate links. This means that if you decide to click on a link to make a purchase, I may receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you, that goes back in to helping me keep the blog running. Thank you for your support.  I am so in love with Scandinavian food. And I know this sounds weird, but I think it's because I have an Ikea that's a 20-minute walk from my house. And I go there and the kids eat meatballs and mashed potatoes and I eat salmon or beef salads. It just all looks so pretty.  On another, more random note, I'm also really into log cabins at...

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11:44

Paleo Pasta with Chicken, Pesto, Prosciutto and Roasted Tomatoes "IndyWatch Feed Food"

A recipe for paleo pasta - ultimate comfort food! Fresh, tasty and full of healthy ingredients. This post contains some affiliate links. This means that if you decide to click on the link and make a purchase, I may, at no extra cost to you, receive a small commission that goes back into helping me keep the blog running. Thanks for your support.  Paleo pasta.  I've talked about it before, when I cooked pasta that was made from sesame seed flour with a lovely lemon pea pesto. Well now, I've got my hands on more paleo pastas.  This one is made from just a few ingredients: green banana flour, sesame seed flour, tapioca and egg.  That's it.  The pasta has an earthy...

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11:39

Paleo Flaxseed Penne with Beef Ragu "IndyWatch Feed Food"

A rich, tasty Bolognese-style sauce served with Nomad's paleo pasta, made with flaxseeds. Totally gluten free and paleo.  This post contains some affiliate links. This means that if you decide to click on a link and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you, that helps me keep the blog running. Thank you for your support. There's something I thought I'd never see.  A Paleo Pasta Spag Bol kind of a dish - with actual pasta and not zoodles.  Take a look. The pasta is the Superseed Flaxseed Penne that is available on the Nomad website. It's paleo, gluten free and soy free, too. And my kids had no frickin' idea that this wasn't regular,...

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11:37

Stuffed Patty Pan Squash with Beef "IndyWatch Feed Food"

A beautiful autumn recipe of tiny patty pan squash roasted and stuffed with minced beef, bacon and vegetables. Filling, healthy - and a lower carb option to the classic Cottage Pie. This post contains some affiliate links. This means that if you click on the links and make a purchase, I might receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you, that helps me keep the blog running. Thank you for your support. So, the leaves are beginning to fall, all burnished and crispy, from the trees and I'm snuggled up by 8pm in my PJs watching My Fair Lady. It's autumn, all right.  I've also noticed that I'm craving richer, filling comfort foods. And ordering a batch of winter squash in my veggie...

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11:29

Paleo Sesame Fusilli with Garlic Mushrooms "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Did you know you can buy paleo pasta online? It's fantastic stuff. I make a delicious bowl of fusilli tossed in garlic mushrooms and butter. Totally gluten free, classic comfort food.  This post contains some affiliate links. This means that if you decide to click on a link and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you, that goes back into helping me keep the blog running. Thanks for your support.  By now, you'll know that I'm a huge fan of Nomad Health's paleo pasta. They make so many different types. You can get ones with flaxseed, sesame, green banana flour... honestly, check them out - they are low carb, low sugar and gluten and soy free -...

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11:28

Layering Clothes Effectively To Stay Warm Outside In Winter "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Layering your clothing is one of the best ways to stay warm.  Anyone who works outside or has chores around the house to take care of in the winter months understands the importance of keeping the body warm so it can operate at optimal levels.

Layering your clothing comes with many benefits, including the ability to remove one or two items of clothing if you begin to feel a bit warm and overdressed. This makes you more prepared for any possible weather outcome, writes Mountain Warehouse. When youre doing a combination of activities such as standing, walking, sitting, going outside and inside and back outside again, your body regulates its temperature very differently. This is ideal for people who do a lot of their chores outdoors! Layering allows you to be comfortable throughout the day as your body temperature and activity level change.

But just how does this technique work to keep a person warm? Layering clothing works by trapping warm air created by your own body heat in between the many layers of clothing. That trapped warm air acts like a layer of insulation for your body. Especially in winter, because thats when its much colder, keeping your core warm is a key to good health, because this is the area that generates heat for your vital organs. Those organs need your body heat to function properly.

The University of Health Services in Madison Wisconsin writes that the basics of layering include four layers.

  • Base: a thin layer that fits your body. It works to wick away any sweat and moisture that would otherwise suck up your body heat.
  • Mid: your normal outfit, whether thats a long sleeved shirt or sweater.
  • Insulation: keeps your body heat in, and serves as your main source of warmth, like a fleece jacket or down vest. Some parkas even come with a built-in insulation layer.
  • Shell: protects you from the elements, like wind, snow, or rain. Its the last layer of protection between you and Mother Nature.

Some types of materials are more suited for the layering task than others....

11:26

AIP Chilli Fries "IndyWatch Feed Food"

A fun take on a street food classic - loaded sweet potato chilli fries - and AIP compliant and nightshade-free, too! This post contains some affiliate links. This means that if you decide to click on a link and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you, that helps me keep the blog running. Thank you for your support. Do you remember my street food series earlier in the year? Where I took a load of street foods and made them AIP, because even AIPers need to satisfy their food truck cravings, thank you very much.  Well, I have a new one for you.  AIP CHILLI FRIES. THIS is comfort food. Beef chilli, that you'd never guess was nightshade free -...

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11:22

Paleo Salmon Burger Bowl "IndyWatch Feed Food"

A colourful, nutritious salad bowl with fresh veggies and home made, paleo salmon burgers. And all ready in minutes.  You know what my kids love? Burgers.  And not just beefy, drippy cheese ones. They love these, which are made from salmon, too.  They're a perfect weeknight food, because they come together with just 4 ingredients and cook in about 6 minutes. And they contain all those yummy omega 3 fats which are so good for you. Cook 'em up and tuck them into a bowl with lettuce, sliced tomatoes, peas, olives, avocado, boiled egg and radishes. Or mix it up with your own favourite combos.  Paleo Salmon Burger BowlServes 4Ingredients210g canned salmon (I used skinless...

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11:19

The Emotional Burden of Psoriasis "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Think you know psoriasis? It's much more than a skin condition. It actually affects your mental health quite a bit, too. Take it from me.  Today I burst into tears in the pharmacy, and the poor lady at the counter just stared at me like I was an alien. I feel like such an idiot. Let me back up a little bit. Here's what happened.  I've finally decided I've had enough of my psoriasis, which still affects about a quarter of my scalp, despite lots of lifestyle and diet changes, CBT therapy and stress reduction. I repeat positive mantras all flipping day. I meditate twice a day. I don't respond to people who are bitchy to stand my ground, I just let it all go, for the sake of my...

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11:16

Pumpkin Spiced Chocolate Bites "IndyWatch Feed Food"

A recipe for allergy-friendly chocolate bites with a soft, whipped spiced pumpkin centre. Perfect for a Halloween treat or an autumnal snack any time.  This post contains affiliate links. This means that if you decide to click on them and make a purchase, I may receive, at no extra cost to you, a small commission that helps me keep the blog going. Thank you for your support.  Well, this recipe got everyone a bit excited on social media.  I feel a bit bad for teasing you all with the photos now - but then again, I kind of don't.  Crisp, very dark chocolate casing with a soft, whipped pumpkin puree centre, flavoured with warm spices including ginger, cinnamon and...

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11:00

Sour Cream and Cheddar Roasted Onions "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Tender roasted onions covered in sour cream and melted cheddar cheese! I am a big fan of the onion gratins! There is just something magical about the sweet and pungent onions when combined with savoury and creamy melted cheese! My favourite version, up until recently, has been asiago roasted onions but these sour cream and...

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07:47

Winter Spiced Apple Compote "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Soft and indulgent apple compote, infused with warming cloves, cinnamon and ginger. Perfect for a quick dessert, breakfast or even served with roast pork.  This post contains affiliate links. This means that if you decide to click on a link and make a purchase, I may receive, at no extra cost to you, a small commission that helps me keep the blog going. Thank you for your support.  I had a load of Bramley apples in the fridge last week, that were destined for a crumble. Except I never got around to it, and then when I realised they needed using up, I was too tired to make crumble. Ah, life. So my husband suggested I make compote.  Oh that was a good idea.  I didn't...

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07:44

Pumpkin Spice Paleo Pancakes "IndyWatch Feed Food"

I cook up some tasty paleo pumpkin pancakes, spiced with warm autumn flavours and served with raw local honey and ripe stone fruits.  This post contains some affiliate links. This means that if you decide to click on a link and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you that helps me keep the blog going. Thank you for your support.  So. Pancakes.  I know we're into November, so we're totally all about pumpkins now and warm spices and settling down under a comfy blanket to watch something on telly (I love The Hollow Crown series lately - anyone else?).  And it struck me one day when I was washing up (lots of things strike me then, when my...

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Wednesday, 14 November

11:19

Tips And Tricks To Instill Healthy Eating Habits In Your Children "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Many kids seem to be overly picky, eating only one or two different foods, or they just simply refuse to try new foods.  It can often be trying to attempt to get the right amount of nutrients in your child if youve got one of these picky eaters, but weve gathered a few tips and tricks to help you build up a strong nutritional foundation.

Lets face the facts, if your child only eats macaroni and cheese from a box, they arent getting the proper nutrients their growing body and brain needs to keep them healthy in the long run.  Most parents know the value of proper nutrition but struggle to follow through.  But making fun food projects is one way to add at least a nutritional snack once in a while. Try cutting broccoli into paintbrushes and letting your child paint their own tortilla with hummus, organic ranch dressing, or even oil and vinegar.  Not only will they be able to eat their art, and their utensil, they ll have a blast doing it.  A bonus tip is to try cutting up red peppers or carrots into fun shapes that the kids can stick onto the tortilla. You could even give them some nuts.  Organic nut butters, such as almond, are great to use as glue.  Everything you use should be healthy and edible and this will not only be a fun art project, but it will allow your child to combine different healthy and flavorful foods that they just might be willing to try to eat!

Another tip is to start a garden of any kind.  Children are curious, but they also love to eat what they grow.  My kids will pick serviceberries (also known as Juneberries, wild sugarplums or saskatoons) to snack on all day and even though they are not the sweetest of berries, with a flavor and look similar to the blueberry, but the kids love them simply because they can get to them on their own! Consider planting berries that your children can pick. Kids also like gardening.  They are naturally curious and explaining where their food comes from has the added benefit of staying with them for years to come, and they are more likely to pass on their gardening knowledge to their children. In fact, a recent study found that kids who had gardens at their childhood home or school ate more healthy foods such as vegetables and were more likely to garden themselves when they left for college....

11:00

10 Natural Ways to Remove Tartar Build-Up "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Following these will at least make dental cleaning visits quicker and easier or even eliminate them entirely.

11:00

Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes "IndyWatch Feed Food"

The best appetizer recipes for Thanksgiving! While everyone is waiting for the big dinner you cannot let them starve and this is where the snacks and appetizers come in. The appetizers or hors d oeuvres, are always one of my favourite parts of planning Thanksgiving and they are a great way to make your Thanksgiving...

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Monday, 12 November

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All the NEW AIP Books! "IndyWatch Feed Food"

I launched my website just over 7 years ago. At the time, there was almost no information on The Autoimmune Protocol out there: a half page of additional foods to avoid if you have autoimmune disease in Robb Wolfs first book, a list of foods to avoid for autoimmune sufferers on Prof. Loren Cordains original websiteand no, those two lists were NOT the sameand two blog posts that I could find that combined those food lists but offered little if any explanation as to why people with autoimmune disease needed to eliminate additional foods above and beyond the standard Paleo Diet.  Thats when I started writing about the Autoimmune Protocol, incorporating a focus on nutrient density and lifestyle,  experimenting on myself, diving deep into the scientific literature, eventually refining the AIP into what it is today (my best resources for learning the detailes and nuances of the AIP are my online course The AIP Lecture Series and my first book, The Paleo Approach).   You can learn more about the history of the Autoimmune Protocol, and my role in it, here.

And this is when the magic happened.  Even...

13:37

It Takes the Former Global Senior Director of the Gatorade Sports Science Institute Just 42s To Summarize Why You Almost Certainly Don't Need Sports Drinks "IndyWatch Feed Food"

I caught this video a week or so ago.

It features one of the world's most prominent sports nutrition scientists, Asker Jeukendrup, answering the question,
"What is the shortest duration of exercise where eating or drinking is worthwhile?"
The answer?

It was refreshing to hear (see what I did there), especially given Dr. Jeukendrup's prior role as the Global Senior Director of the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI), that if your workout is less than 45 minutes (and by exercise he clarifies, "all out exercise, not easy running") you need nothing. And if it's 45 minutes to an hour and 15 minutes, a "mouth rinse" will do.

Wish that were printed in bold on the sides of Gatorade bottles, or that their bottles were mouth-rinse sized!




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11:49

Why You Need BPA-Free Drinking Vessels For Your Bug-Out Bag "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Ready Nutrition - BPA free drinking canteens for bug out bag
Ready Nutrition readers, this piece stresses the importance of finding drinking vessels that will not leach chemicals out of their very walls and poison you. Yeah! Sounds problematic, doesnt it? Well, it is. BPAs (Bisphenol-A, a chemical used in plastics for the past 60 years). BPAs are found in both epoxy (used in food cans and even in dentistry), and in polycarbonate plastics. The latter is used in vessels that hold drinks and food. Studies have shown that BPAs affect the brain and other systems of the body. The FDA said the levels of BPA within the plastics are safe.

No. Safe is when there are no levels of such things in your food.

Fortunately, you have solutions at hand in the form of glass drinking bottles and steel bottles. I have mentioned this in the past, but there are a few things to consider here also to make your finds truly effective. Lets cover them.

  1. If its glass, make sure its wide-mouthed and/or freeze-resistant: The problem is in the wintertime. If that glass vessel should freeze, having it wide-mouthed, and not filling it up all the way are the solutions. Leave about or more headspace to provide for expansion with a freeze, if it should occur.  Suggestions here are for wide-mouth Mason jars (one-quart or larger). You can find them in stores that sell canning supplies, and also order them online. Glass also gives you another advantage: a glass jar with water inside and left in the sun will heat up almost akin to a solar oven, and for those old enough to remember Don Meredith and his Sun-Tea ads for Liptonyes, it works. Put your tea bags inside and leave it out. The sun will do the rest.
  2. Steel: Yes, to paraphrase Rage Against the Machine, a fistful of steel will knock out those BPAs. I will give you my own preference right here:  WWII issue canteens. Heres a photo of one by itself, and also how it appears in its carrying cover:

11:00

Mushroom Risotto "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Smooth and creamy mushroom risotto that is easy to make and just packed with flavour through the use of fresh and dried mushrooms! This mushroom risotto recipe is one of my all time favourite dishes and while I was thinking about sides for Thanksgiving dinner I was inspired to update the recipe! Risotto is an...

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Sunday, 11 November

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Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes "IndyWatch Feed Food"

The best dessert recipes for an amazing Thanksgiving including pies, cakes, tarts, chocolate, pumpkin, apples, etc. The turkey may be the star of the show but its definitely the dessert that gets all the attention! I often like to go all out with the dessert and with falls harvest around there are plenty of options....

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Saturday, 10 November

11:30

Saturday Stories: On Anne Frank, The Hero Chiune Sugihara, Post-Antibiotics, And A Movember Update "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Dana Horn, in the Smithsonian Magazine, with an important read on Anne Frank and what might have been had she not been murdered.

David Wolpe, in The New York Times, about a here you've likely never heard of, Chiune Sugihara

Maryn McKenna, in Wired, with more on the post-antibiotic era.

[And finally huge thanks to those who've already donated to my Movember fundraising efforts. Thanks to your generosity, I'm more than 2/3rds of the way to my $4,500 goal. If you find this blog valuable, if you enjoy these weekend shares, a tax-deductible donation would be very welcome, all you need to do is click here]

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01:53

TPV Podcast, Episode 325: Alopecia & AIP for Kids "IndyWatch Feed Food"

In this episode, Stacy and Sarah come to the rescue for a listener in need, discussing alopecia (an autoimmune disease), as well as strategies and resources to smoothly transition your child into the Autoimmune Protocol in order to maximize healing and minimize stress for both you and your child.

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 325: Alopecia & AIP for Kids

  • (0:00) Intro
  • (0:40) News and views
    • Stacy just returned from New York City and thinks shes coming down with a cold. Sarah is full blown sick. Send them good thoughts!
    • Stacy gives a rundown of her NYC trip with the boys. One of the highlights was visiting The New York Historical Societys The History of Magic exhibit.
  • (12:20) Todays topic
    • As a parent, it can be very scary to navigate helping your child implement the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) when you have no experience with it yourself.
    • When youre taking care of a sick child, dont forget to take care of yourself because you need to be operating at your best to give the best care.
    • Laura asks: This week we got a pretty shocking diagnoses that my 5 year old daughter, has a rare form of alopecia and is losing all of her hair. Shes lost about 30% in the last 10 days OUT OF NOWHERE. Yesterday we got results from extensive bloodwork testing just about everything and so far it all looks normal. We havent gotten celiac results back yet So clearly with Alopecia she is having autoimmune issues causing her body to turn and attack her hair follicles. We have switched over immediately to a paleo diet and limiting eggs. As little as possible sugar and processed foods, no dairy, no gluten, no beans (? This one...
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Friday, 09 November

15:25

5 Easy And Natural Ways To Beat Stress During The Holidays "IndyWatch Feed Food"

The joyous time of the holiday season brings with it several factors that can cause stress to become out of control.  But there a few simple and all natural ways that work wonders for combating that extra pressure this season!

5 Ways To Beat Holiday Stress

Tis the season to be jolly, right? But weve all been there; the stress can be intense! Many times its as simple as forgetting a Christmas gift and realizing you only have $4 in your bank account.  Maybe its the extra pressure of spending money and wrapping gifts, decorating your home perfectly, attending all the church events in a timely and punctual manner while making sure you didnt forget one thing for the perfect Thanksgiving dinner. Ive done that! One year shortly after my husband and I first got married, I realized I had no poultry seasoning for the small turkey wed just bought.  Everything was closed in the teeny rural town where we lived at the time and I had to make due with salt and pepper.  To this day, every year, I buy poultry seasoning when I make my holiday dinner shopping trip.  We now have 10 (possibly more) unopened jars of the stuff hanging out in our spice cabinet because Im afraid itll happen to me again!

But this happens to the best of us.  Sometimes it is just too much and we need to de-stress.  So here are a few simple and all natural ways to help you combat the stress the holidays can place on us.

Drink Some Tea

Another perfect way to relax is curled up with a piping hot cup of tea, next to a candle or diffuser. Teas have been known to be medicinal and have many wonderful herbs that will calm the mind and soothe away your holiday stress.  My mother and I frequent a shop in Ft. Collins, Colorado and admittedly, I spend a lot of money there every time I visit her. But the aromas of the Spice and Tea Exchange are unexplainable.  My mind is immediately soothed just walking in the store and being hit with the aroma of teas and spices from around the world. If you know of a similar business in your area, consider going in and asking about teas that will help with relaxation. Oftentimes, chamomile teas offer a calming effect on the mind and coupled with a scented candle, itll be hard for the holiday stress to not melt away. Peppermint teas and lemon teas also offer soothing and stress relieving flavors and aromas. Or, you could go for the...

15:16

Food or Sex? "IndyWatch Feed Food"

I have been discussing the varied and fascinating effects of the probiotic microorganism, Lactobacillus reuteri, specifically strains ATCC PTA 6475 and DSM 17938, that provoke release of the hormone, oxytocin, from the hypothalamus. Among the effects experienced by people who consume our L. reuteri yogurt is a dramatic reduction in appetite, the so-called anorexigenic effect, specifically interest in hedonic foods, i.e., indulgent foods like sweets, soft drinks, and French fries. In parallel with this, L. reuteri and the resultant rise in oxytocin also increase libido, i.e., interest in sex and procreation, as well as empathy and connectedness with your partner.

So we experience decreased interest in food and increased interest in our partner and others close to us with our L. reuteri yogurt.

Some have therefore speculated that oxytocin triggers an evolutionary pattern that helps ensure continuation of the species: It makes you more interested in sex in order to bear children, rather than devoting too much attention to procuring and consuming food. Once children enter the world, the maternal instinct and family connectedness are enhanced by oxytocin. It makes you more receptive to the touch of your partner, increases the pleasure of an embrace or kiss, cultivates deep connection with offspring. Obviously, there is a balance that needs to be struck between competing attentions of food and human relationships. But oxytocin is clearly a dominant factor that molds human behavior.

Here is a speculation: Given the dramatic reduction in prevalence of L. reuteri in modern people compared to people from just 60 or...

12:31

Vitamin D vs. Flu Shots "IndyWatch Feed Food"

New research shows that vitamin D helps prevent infection, but will the medical establishment listen?

Flu season is upon us again. To prevent the flu, were told that the best remedy is to get a flu shota shot which is consistently ineffective, and, incredibly, still contains mercury in many cases. We at ANH-USA have been beating the drum about vitamin D and its well-documented anti-viral capabilities for years, and there is new evidence demonstrating vitamin Ds role in preventing respiratory infections. When faced with the choice of a cheap, safe, and effective natural immune defense against the flu, or an expensive, dangerous, and ineffective vaccine that makes drug companies billions of dollarswhich will our crony health officials choose? Read more

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Thursday, 08 November

23:53

What a difference strain can make "IndyWatch Feed Food"

In the world of probiotics, i.e., microorganisms that provide benefit to their host such as us, there is something called strain specificity. I know that this sounds like dull, confusing jargon, but stick with me, as this is going to be among the most important emerging issues in overall health.

To illustrate, lets take the common bacterial Escherichia coli, or E. coli. Escherichia designates the genus of bacteria; there are also Escherichia hermanii and Escherichia vulneris, for example: same genus, different species. Coli is therefore the species in E. coli.

You and I have strains of E. coli in our intestines that quietly coexist with us (though it is among the species that proliferates when small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, or SIBO, develops.) But get exposed to say, the O157:H7 E. coli strain from lettuce contaminated with cow manure, and you develop horrendous diarrhea and other complications that can be fatalsame species, different strain compared to the E. coli normally inhabiting your intestine.

So bacterial strain can make a world of difference, the difference between quiet coexistence and death with E coli. The probiotic Lactobacillus casei DN-114001 is effective for reducing diarrhea that occurs after a course of antibiotics, while Lactobacillus casei Shirota does notsame species, different strain. In a...

20:51

Vegetable Noodles "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Do you have a spiralizer yet? They are so fun. Mine attaches easily to my KitchenAid mixer, but there are others that are much more affordable and work just as well. My kids enjoy making noodles out of any vegetable we have in the fridge and enjoy eating them too!

Last week, I made zoodles (zucchini noodles) and swoodles (sweet potato noodles), fried them up in coconut oil, and topped them with pesto. My 6-year-old daughter deemed this dinner The Best Dinner Ever, and I agree. You can make this dish low-carb by omitting the sweet potatoes and just using zoodles. Either way, you wont be disappointed.

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 5 green or yellow zucchini (summer squash)
  • coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Using spiralizer or KitchenAid attachment (I used the blade for small core vegetables), spiralize each vegetable.
  2. Heat oil over low-medium heat until melted.
  3. Add swoodles and cook until tender but not mushy.
  4. Remove swoodles and add zoodles.
  5. Cook zoodles just a few minutes and remove pan from heat.
  6. In medium bowl, combine swoodles and zoodles.
  7. Eat plain or top with pesto. 
  8. Serve warm or cold!

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17:45

Top 10 Reasons to Never Eat Wheat Again "IndyWatch Feed Food"

There are plenty of reasons to never allow a bagel, sandwich, or pretzels to cross your lips again. But here are the top 10 most powerful and compelling reasons to tell the USDA and other providers of dietary advice to bug off with their healthy whole grains nonsense.

  1. Gliadin-derived opioid peptides (from partial digestion to 4- and 5-amino acid long fragments) increase appetite substantiallyas do related proteins from rye, barley, and corn. This is a big part of the reason why grains make you gain weight.
  2. Gliadin-derived opioid peptides are mind active drugs that trigger behavioral outbursts in kids with ADHD and autism, paranoia in schizophrenics, and 24-hour-a-day food obsessions in people prone to bulimia and binge eating disorder, as well as anger, anxiety, and mind fog.
  3. Gliadin, when intact, initiates the processes of autoimmunity leading to rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, and 200 other conditions.
  4. Amylopectin A raises blood sugar to high levelshigher, ounce for ounce, than table sugar.
  5. Wheat germ agglutinin is a potent bowel toxin. One milligrama speckof purified wheat germ agglutinin given to a lab rat destroys its intestinal tract.
  6. Wheat germ agglutinin blocks gallbladder and pancreatic function (via blocking the receptor for cholecystokinin). This leads to impaired digestion and changes in bowel flora.
  7. Grain phytates block absorption of all positively-charged mineralssuch as iron, zinc, calcium, and magnesium.
  8. Multiple allergens are presentsuch as trypsin inhibitors, thioreductases, alpha amylase inhibitors, and gamma gliadins, responsible for asthma, skin rashes, and gastrointestinal distress.
  9. Grains are potent endocrine disrupters explaining why women with polycystic ovary syndrome, PCOS, are much worse wi...

14:00

Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms and Causes a Guest Post by Alissa Frazier "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Hey there! My name is Alissa and I am a blogger and owner of LissMS. I am a Nutritional Therapy Consultant, AIP Certified Coach, Certified Personal Trainer and Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I utilize a holistic approach in my work and give people the tools to get exactly what they want out of life; to feel their best and thrive. I am based near Boston, MA and live with my husband and three cats. I love being outdoors and can usually be found at the beach, at least when its warm out. Connect with me on Instagram and Facebook, or you can check out my website too.

 


 

I am a woman, a daughter, a sister, a wife, a business owner, a helper, a healer, a friend. A woman who is powerful, strong, determined and beautiful. And a woman who just so happens to have Multiple Sclerosis.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that attacks the Central Nervous System (CNS). The Central Nervous System is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and optical nerves. The...

11:00

Apple and Cheddar Pancakes "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Apple pancakes stuffed with huge pockets of melted cheddar cheese, all topped off with a sweet and tangy apple cider maple syrup! Apples and cheddar cheese is a fabulous flavour combination, especially in these sweet and savoury apple and cheddar pancakes! Its always fun to add flavours to pancakes and these start out with a...

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Wednesday, 07 November

19:27

Pesticides Are in So Many Many Foods. Did You Know They May Also Be in Your Home? "IndyWatch Feed Food"

November 7, 2018
Organic Consumers Association
Julie Wilson

By now, most everyone knows that the pesticides used by industrial farming operations pollute the air, linger in the soil and turn up on many foodsincluding Ben & Jerrys ice cream.

Now, a new study suggests those pesticides could also be in your home.

A team of researchers from Cornell University conducted pesticide analyses as part of a larger effort to study pollutants in homes and childcare facilities. Scientists sampled 350 rural homes in six New York state counties, looking for more than a dozen potentially toxic pesticides commonly used in conventional farming operations.

According to their...

18:35

Bayer CEO: Roundup Weedkiller Cancer Victims Are 'Nuisances' "IndyWatch Feed Food"

November 7, 2018
Organic Consumers Association
Julie Wilson

There are about 8,700 lawsuits pending against Monsanto, by people who allege that exposure to Roundup weedkiller is responsible for their cancer. Most of the people behind these lawsuits have stories not unlike the one told by Dewayne Johnson, during his landmark jury trial which resulted in a unanimous decision against Monsanto.

Like Johnson, many of these people have non-Hodgkin lymphomaor they have family members who have already died from the disease. They face long, grueling trials as they go up against the biotech behemoth.

To Werner Baumann, CEO of Bayer (which acquired Monsanto last year for $63 billion), these people are just...

17:40

Ready Nutrition: Power Protein Pancakes Just Add Water "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Adding some just-add-water protein additions to your pantry is a must to maintain health and vigor during emergencies. This is a great frugal addition to your Ready Nutrition pantry that can last for years.
Recently Mrs. Johnson went out on a buying mission and obtained something that I find will be excellent to add to the supplies. Kodiak Cakes is a pancake and waffle mix that is manufactured in a plant in Park City, Utah. Whats the big deal on this? First of all, the ingredients are actually good for you: flour of wheat and oats, along with egg whites, wheat protein, sea salt, and honey, for starters. It also has yeast and baking soda.

A box of this stuff will give about 13 servings: each serving is (3) pancakes of 4 in diameter. Here are the stats on a serving of these:

  • 8 grams (g) protein
  • 37 g carbohydrates
  • 1.5 g of fat
  • 20% RDA for Calcium and 10% for Iron

Just Add Water and Youve Got a Go-To Protein Powerhouse for Your Pantry

A box contains 24 ounces of this mix (a pound and a half). This stuff is perfect for a grid-down disaster food and addition to the pantry.

The Mrs. took all of the interior bags of this mix (a strong plastic that can take a beating) and loaded them all into the freezer for 48 hours. This is to kill any bugs that may exist (and do exist in most types of flour). Then she withdrew them, sealed them up in large Ziploc bags, and placed them into storage. Voila! When it is needed, it can be prepared with water simply and easily.

Unfortunately, were in the middle of fire season here, so Im not using the woodstove just yet. I did cook up a batch on my regular stove, and theyre not only good, but you can do a lot with them. For extra protein, you can add ground beef or shredded/finely-chopped chicken into them. After theyre made (especially in the wintertime) they should keep a few days in that state.

You can cook them on a flat griddle over an open fire easily, and what Im looking forward to trying is cooking them directly on the top of m...

12:31

Daily Cup of Dark-Roasted Coffee Could Prevent Dementia and Parkinson's "IndyWatch Feed Food"

One cup of dark-roasted coffee every morning could prevent dementia and Parkinson's - even if it's decaf, a study claims.

Researchers claim drinking one cup of coffee each morning could ward of dementia and Parkinson's.

The benefits are particularly strong for people who opt for darker roasted beans - even if it's decaffeinated, the study found.

The coffee roasting process releases chemicals which counter proteins responsible for the development of the diseases, scientists discovered.

It is not a cure or clear-cut prevention for either disease by any means, but researchers say it won't hurt to add a cup to your daily routine. Read more

11:30

Soft Spiced Coffee Cookies "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Im a fan of all things coffee. I like to drink it and for the most part enjoy everything coffee flavored. Thats how these soft spiced coffee cookies came about, honestly. I saw a recipe in an old family cookbook that was called coffee fruit drops and set about making it my own.  Fat Options []

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Tuesday, 06 November

14:19

Wheat Belly/Undoctored Success Story: Sherry "IndyWatch Feed Food"

In one year, Sherry has come a long way in weight, health, and appearance on the Wheat Belly and now Undoctored lifestyles. Here is what she posted recently:

Its my one year anniversary with the Wheat Belly and Undoctored programs, and I want to thank Dr. Davis for providing them. My prayers for weight loss and improved health have been answered, and Im motivated to continue. Let me share some of my data:

Weight: I have lost 40 lbs.
Waist Circumference: Im 6 inches smaller.
Fasting Blood Sugar: Down from 130 to 102
HbA1c: Down from 6.8 to 5.6
Triglycerides: Down from 124 to 51

My quality of sleep, energy level, and mood are greatly improved. I no longer need 6 prescriptions for various issues. Im down to none. My blood pressure has been problematic, but Im following Dr. Davis advice on that. Im enjoying shopping for clothing now, and I feel good in my clothes. I enjoy exercise now, and Im participating in a 5K soon. Im so happy that I began this journey when I did. My quality of life is so improved.

Just becoming a non-type 2 diabetic is a huge change in the course of Sherrys future: she will be spared all the complications such as kidney failure, heart disease, peripheral vascular disease and amputations, and accelerated dementia. And, with successes like this, people like Sherry regain their confidence, self-esteem, and a sense that they are in control of their lives, not the doctor, prescription drugs, or a disease.

 


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Dr. Davis: Welcome Sherry, and thank you for giving us some of your time. I saw your story that you posted originally in the Undoctored Inner Circle discussion forum. It was so ov...

11:40

How To Protect Your Skin From Wind, Cold, And Sun During Winter "IndyWatch Feed Food"

These crisp cool winter months are beautiful. The fresh snow lingers on the ground as you wake up to a lovely frost coating what used to be vibrantly colored trees just a few weeks ago. But now that winter is here, many still have to be outside to care for animals or land, and because of that, weve designed this helpful guide with natural alternatives to help keep your skin perfectly beautiful and healthy even in the icy cold and dry winter wind.

Winter presents some seriously interesting problems for those with already problematic skin.  Have no worries! There are some things that can be done to minimize the effects of the harsh cold and dry weather on your skin. Here they are:

DRINK MORE WATER

During winter months, the body is going to need more water. According to a previous Ready Nutrition article by Jerimiah Johnson, getting enough water could even end up being crucial to your own survival. As Johnson puts it:

During the winter, youll need about a quarter to a half extra water than your body normally requires, and this increases further if you are working hard physically or exerting yourself.  Remember what is happening in the cold weather.  Your body is burning up calories and extra sugar and carbohydrates to heat your muscle tissue.  This requires a tremendous amount of metabolic energy, down to the cellular level.  Water is fuelnever forget that.  With the increased cold temperatures, your metabolism works harder to stay warm.  Food intake is critical, and so is water. Ready Nutrition

Not only does water help your body stay warm, but it will inject the cells of your skin with vital moisture that is often sucked away by the dry climate. The fact is that skin is an organ, and just like any other part of the body, according to UW Health.  Your skin is made up of cells and those skin cells, like any...

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Monday, 05 November

15:03

Ketogenic Diet Protects Against Alzheimers "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Dr. Joseph Mercola reveals how the ketogenic diet protectss against Alzheimer;s Disease by keeping the brain healthy and youthful.

Alzheimers disease the most severe form of dementia is proving to be stubbornly resistant to conventional remedies. More than 190 human drug trials have ended in failure,1 and despite a burgeoning epidemic, the best drugs on the market only ameliorate symptoms while adding other health risks.

At present, the best conventional medicine can really hope for is improved diagnosis, which is why prevention is so crucial. Mounting research suggests your diet is indeed a foundational driver of this disease, and an effective prevention strategy. Read more

14:00

Coffee as a Mediator of Health & Longevity "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Coffee is the second most commonly-consumed beverage after water in the world.  In the United States, the majority of US adults consume more than one cup per day. Myth states that the coffee plant was discovered by a goat herder about 850 CE in North Africa, and it was introduced to Europe around the 16th century. Since then, coffee has become an important international trade.

In the health and wellness community, coffee has been a hot topic for a long time, with both advocates and voices of opposition, and the rest of us sipping away at what we assume is a guilty pleasure.  But, there is a TON of compelling evidence that coffee is good for us, well, most of us there are some caveats.

 

From Plantation to Cup

Coffee is cultivated by plantations that exist all over the world. The most common species of coffee are Coffea arabica and Coffea robusta. For each of these species, there is a difference in their optimal/preferred growing climate, appearance, chemical composition, and resulting coffee beverage. Reports say that the Arabica coffee is generally a superior cup quality- and aroma-wise, but Robusta appears to have a stronger flavor with more antioxidants and caffeine.

So, how does coffee get into our c...

13:55

Technology Detox: The Health Benefits of Unplugging & Unwinding "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Recent studies have shown that 90% of Americans use digital devices for two or more hours each day and the average American spends more time a day on high-tech devices than they do sleeping: 8 hours and 21 minutes to be exact.  If youve ever considered attempting a digital detox, there are some health benefits to making that change and a few tips to make things a little easier on yourself.

Many Americans are on their phones rather than playing with their children or spending quality family time together.  Some people give up technology, or certain aspects of it, such as social media for varying reasons, and there are some shockingly terrific health benefits that come along with that type of a detox from technology.  In fact, more and more health experts and medical professionals are suggesting a periodic digital detox; an extended period without those technology gadgets. Studies continue to show that a digital detox, has proven to be beneficial for relationships, productivity, physical health, and mental health. If you find yourself overly stressed or unproductive or generally disengaged from those closest to you, it might be time to unplug.

DIGITAL ADDICTION RESOLUTION

It may go unnoticed but there are many who are actually addicted to their smartphones or tablet. It could be social media or YouTube videos, but these are the people who never step away.  They are the ones with their face in their phone while out to dinner with their family. They cant have a quiet dinner without their phone on the table. Weve seen them at the grocery store aimlessly pushing around a cart while ignoring their children and scrolling on their phone. A whopping 83% of American teenagers claim to play video games while other people are in the same room and 92%...

13:06

A Personal Request For Help "IndyWatch Feed Food"

And so it begins (again).

This month I pledge to grow my something of a Pedro Pascal inspired lip-terpillar in the name of raising awareness (and $s) for men's health.

If you enjoy my wholly non-monetized blog, I'd like to ask you to donate to my Movember fundraising efforts. I've kicked them off by donating $100 myself and I'm hoping you'll help me to raise more than last year's $4,500.

Contrary to what some believe, Movember is not a prostate cancer charity per se, and though some of its funds do support prostate cancer research and treatment, Movember supports multiple men's health initiatives including those involving mental health, suicide, body image, eating disorders, testicular cancer, substance use disorders, and more. Regarding prostate cancer, I was pleased to see that Movember encourages patients to speak with their physicians about the value (or lack thereof) of PSA screening, rather than suggesting it's a good idea for one and all.

Donating is easy. Just click here and give! And of course, Movember is a registered charity, so all donations are fully tax deductible.

In return I vow to continue to blog freely, to never allow advertisements, and to regularly post pictures of what might well have been an effective form of birth control in my home had I sported it year round back in the day.

For me the ask is also personal. My father was diagnosed with prostate cancer when I was in medical school, and soon I'll need to start wrestling with whether or not with that strong family history, I should walk the slippery slope of testing. My oldest cousin Marshall - we lost him to opioids.

Every dollar counts, no donation is too small.

(And if you want, you can make your donation anonymously so no one (me included) will know you hang out here from time to time.)

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Sunday, 04 November

11:00

Thanksgiving Breakfast Recipes "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Start Thanksgiving off on the right foot with one of these tasty breakfast/brunch recipes! Thanksgiving is right around the corner that means that its time to roundup some Thanksgiving recipes stating with recipes for breakfast! Instead of rushing through breakfast on Thanksgiving, spend a bit time on it, make something a bit fancier and share...

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Saturday, 03 November

17:51

Obesity, diabetes, SIBO . . . and hate? "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Lactobacillus reuteri is an endlessly fascinating microorganism that can inhabit the human intestinal tract. This is the bacterial species we have been cultivating in our L. reuteri yogurt using the two strains, ATCC PTA 6475 and DSM 17938, that boost hypothalamic release of oxytocin and thereby smooths skin wrinkles, accelerates healing, turns off appetite, builds muscle, preserves bone density, and yields other spectacularly beneficial effects.

Animals such as pigs, mice, dogs, sheep, cows, and birds have abundant quantities of L. reuteri (of various strains) in their guts, but only 4% of modern humans have it, i.e., less than 1 in 20 people have L. reuteri among the thousands of species in their intestinal tracts and have them in small numbers. In other words, most modern people do not have this wonderfully beneficial microorganism and, if they do, have them in relatively small numbers.

Curiously, the discoverer of L. reuteri, Dr. Gerhard Reuter, observed that this species was much more common in humans during the mid-twentieth century, its prevalence in humans having dwindled over the last 50 years for unclear reasons. (You and I can easily speculate, however, that the onslaught of microbiome-disrupting factors in modern life have likely played a role.) L reuteri must therefore be among the species more susceptible to the disruptions of modern life.

Recall that, not only is L. reuteri a potent provocateur of vagal nerve-mediated hypothalamic release of oxytocin, but it also plays an important probiotic role in the upper gastrointestinal tract, unlike nearly all other microorganisms that preferentially colonize the colon, i.e., the lower gastrointestinal tract. L. reuteri may therefore play an important role in...

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Friday, 02 November

18:22

TPV Podcast, Episode 324: Noelle Tarr "IndyWatch Feed Food"

In this episode, Stacy and Sarah sit down with Noelle Tarr of Coconuts and Kettlebells to chat about separating your self worth from your fitness goals, why fitness and health arent the same thing, and how to approach movement with a chronic condition in a way that will benefit your health.

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 324: Noelle Tarr

  • (0:00) Intro
  • (0:40) Welcome todays special guest, Noelle Tarr of Coconuts and Kettlebells!
  • (3:43) Noelles story
    • When Noelle was younger, she was always into fitness. She was training for triathlons and running marathons, pushing her body to the max.
    • In retrospect, she feels this was a mindset issue. People kept praising her for her skill and discipline, which fueled her obsession with controlling her body and her weight via exercise.
    • Moving through college, she destroyed her body doing what everyone told her was healthy working out all the time and eating low calorie. Eventually she broke mentally, physically, and emotionally.
    • This is when Noelle found paleo (which she doesnt follow anymore). Shes really thankful that paleo taught her that calories didnt matter so much and becau...
    • ...

10:00

Visualization and Cancer: Do Happy Organs Mean Healthy Organs? "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Can visualization prevent or cure cancer? Sounds like one of those things that can't hurt anad might help.

Now what in the world do I mean by happy organs? And what does this silly concept have to do with health anyways? As it turns out, quite a lot. Recent research shows that the process of visualization can significantly increase your health, and its not by chance. Focused meditation can actually change your brainwaves, and this can have an effect on your immune system, stress responses and more. Read more

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Thursday, 01 November

22:30

Deja ewww! "IndyWatch Feed Food"


Its peculiar but instructive: phenomena triggered by re-exposure after being confidently wheat- and grain-free. The re-exposure can be intentional, as in Just one cant hurt! or it can be inadvertent, as in That gravy looks safe.

Typically, someone will be wheat/grain-free for at least a week. Re-exposure from, say, salad dressing or seasoning mix then triggers re-exposure fireworks.

The most common re-exposure phenomena to are:

  • Gastrointestinal distress, bloating, and diarrhea that can last hours to a couple of days. (People with celiac disease can have problems for months, however.) This response resembles food poisoning.
  • Joint paincharacteristically in the fingers and/or wrists
  • Upper airway phenomena such as asthma and sinus congestion
  • Emotional effects such as anxiety in females, irritability or rage in males, depression, even suicidal thoughts
  • Appetite stimulationWhat I call the I ate one cookie and gained 30 pounds effect. Eating one cookie does not, of course, cause you to gain 30 pounds of weight. But just one exposure can set the appetite-stimulating machinery in motion and days or weeks of increased appetite for junk carbohydrates can result, thanks to the gliadin-derived opiates of wheat.

Symptoms and health conditions that initially went away with your wheat-free adventure can return in all their glory, such as migraine headaches, depression, mental fog, sleep disruption, seborrhea, psoriasis, the phenomena of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the joint swelling and pain of rheumatoid arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, plantar fasciitis, sinusitis, etc.

The longer you are wheat-free, the more violent the re-exposure reaction. It is a fitting reminder of just how inappropriate modern wheat is for humans. It reflects our inability to consume the seeds of grasses even though chronic consumption can lead to partialonly partial, never totaltolerance to som...

15:50

Frozen Banana Ice Cream "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Frozen banana ice cream is an excellent alternative to sugary desserts for those whod like to transition their children to a lower-sugar diet. The natural sugars in the bananas make it sweet enough to pass as dessert for those used to eating sweets, while the complete lack of processed sugars makes it better for our bodies. Try some of the different flavor combinations belowor invent your own!until you find one that you and your kiddos like. You will be so thankful to have a food that your kids crave and is actually good for them!

Sometimes we eat it as a snack and sometimes it is simply part of lunch, but one thing is always for certain: the bowls are licked clean! It is one of the easiest treats in the world to make: simply peel 2-3 bananas, cut or break them into 1-2 inch pieces, freeze the pieces, and put them in a blender or food processor, and puree until smooth (this amount will make about 2 servings).

If you have a single-serving processor such as a Magic Bullet, like I do, you may have to puree, then stop and shake the container, then puree, then shake the container, and so on until all of the bananas are blended.

It will take the banana pieces at least 4 hours to freeze, so I generally put them in a container in the freezer the day before I plan to make the ice cream. If youre not the plan-ahead type, simply cut up several bananas once youre done reading this post and store them in the freezer so theyll be ready whenever you want to give it a try! Once you use up those banana pieces, refill the container with more pieces and put it back in the freezer for the next time you get a hankering.

My girls and I love to add nut butter to our banana ice cream. Weve discovered peanut butter and sunflower seed butter to be especially delicious. Adding a tablespoon or two of nut butter to the blender along with the banana pieces adds a bit of fat and protein to make the snack more satiating. Half an avocado, virgin coconut oil, and/or coconut flakes will have the same effect. Other frozen fruits such as blueberries and strawberries taste good too. If youre sticking with plain bananas, adding a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract and a touch of heavy cream or whole milk will enhance the flavor.

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11:00

Chili Verde "IndyWatch Feed Food"

A Mexican style pork stew in a tasty salsa verde that is slowly braised until the pork melts into your mouth! This chili verde is one of my favourite recipes and when I was making it the other day I thought that it was a great opportunity to take some new photos and update the...

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10:29

How To Beat Cabin Fever During The Winter With Vitamin D "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Reduce cabin fever with these healthy options!
Vitamin D is an essential nutrient and one that can be synthesized by our body when sunlight hits our skin. But during the winter when we are curled up by a warm fire sipping hot cocoa, it can be hard to get enough vitamin D to keep the body running in tip-top shape.

Vitamin D is a precursor hormone and has multiple roles in the human body. It helps to maintain the health of bones and teeth, support the health of the immune system, brain, and nervous system. It also helps regulate insulin levels and aid in diabetes management. Vitamin D also supports lung function and cardiovascular health while influencing the expression of genes involved in cancer development.

Researchers in clinical studies had tested fifty-five adults between 18 and 65 with artificial light sources containing ultraviolet radiation or UV rays. The adults participating in this study were told to sit under a heat lamp or UV light in their underwear for up to 10 minutes.  Researchers noticed that their vitamin D levels increased afterward. Of course, buying UV lights or heat lamps and sitting around under those lights in your underwear might not be the best or easiest solution for most people.

It is estimated that sensible sun exposure on bare skin for 5-10 minutes 2-3 times per week allows most people to produce sufficient vitamin D, but vitamin D breaks down quite quickly, meaning that stores can run low, especially in winter. In fact, recent studies have suggested that a substantial percentage of the global population is vitamin D deficient partially because of this.

Spending time outside is one way to get vitamin D, but eating a more healthy and balanced diet can help too. Standing out...

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Wednesday, 31 October

23:23

How to use the Wheat Belly books during the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox Challenge "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Some people find the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox challenging. Not only does it require you to purge your kitchen of (or at least avoid) many common staples, restock with healthier replacements, learn some new ways to prepare foods, but many also endure an unpleasant opioid withdrawal/detoxification process with fatigue, headache, muscle aches, nausea, and depression. Weve therefore assembled what I think is an impressive collection of resources to help you get through your Detox successfully.

There are additional resources, also tailored to make this Wheat Belly Detox process easier and more effective:

Wheat Belly Slim Guide: The Fast and Easy Reference for Living and Succeeding on the Wheat Belly Lifestyle
The Slim Guide is a pocketbook-sized portable reference with shopping lists, safe f...

16:22

How NOT to have high blood pressure "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Patient suffers from hypertension. Woman is measuring blood pressure with monitor.

The average Americans lifetime risk for developing high blood pressure is 90%, even using the lax definition of hypertension in clinical studies (that typically dont label a BP high unless it is 140/90 mmHg or higher, even though we know that, for example, risk for stroke and cardiovascular begin to rise with a systolic, or top, value of only 115 mmHg).

Heres a checklist that, if followed, allow the majority of people with high blood pressure (BP) to reduce both systolic and diastolic values over time and be freed of the need for prescription antihypertensive medication:

  • Eat NO grains or sugarsRemember: from a blood sugar standpoint, most grains are worse than sugar in their blood sugar raising potential. The safety of complex carbohydrates in grains is complete fiction: their glycemic indexes are higher than sucrose.
  • Dont limit fat intakeYes: eat the fat on your pork or steak, eat bone marrow, have some liver, use more organic butter or ghee, use more coconut oil.
  • Correct vitamin D deficiencyI aim to achieve a 25-hydroxy vitamin D level of 60-70 ng/ml, a level usually achieved with 4000-8000 units (oil-based gelcap or liquids, not tablets) per day. This helps restore insulin responsiveness/reverse insulin resistance.
  • Supplement omega-3 fatty acidsfrom fish oil only, not krill oil, flaxseed, or chia. (Flaxseed and chia are wonderful, but do not provide EPA and DHA.) I believe ideal intake is in the range of 3000-3600 mg EPA + DHA per day...

10:04

Cranberry Apple Butter "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Preserve a bit of falls sweet and tart offerings with this cranberry apple butter. This easy preserve has just a few ingredients and is full of fruity flavor. A Simple Preserve No one needs something complicated and deeply involved this time of year. Theres plenty of parties, feasts, and more happening in fall. This has []

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10:00

The Unreported Health Benefits of Measles "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Measles outbreaks are covered like Ebola in the establishment media but in fact, measles used to be a common childhood disease that was not considered terribly serious.

Almost overnight, measles went from being characterized as a natural rite of passage necessary for strengthening immunity to a deadly infection against which we have only one hope against complete destruction: 100% vaccine uptake. The truth is that measles and other childhood infections may actually protect against life-threatening conditions like cancer and heart disease. Read more

01:56

11 (More) Weight Loss Myths That Are Keeping You Overweight "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Chances are, you believe many things about weight loss that simply arent true.

It isnt your fault: theres a lot of terrible information out there.

Some advice is outdated, some is overly complicated, and some is just downright outrageous (tapeworm diets, balloons that inflate in your stomach to make you feel full, and the cotton ball diet are just a few examples yes, those are all actual diet plans  and are really dangerous!).

In a previous article, I covered 15 Weight Loss Myths That Are Keeping You Overweight.

Here are 11 more.

Myth: Diet pills can help you lose weight.

Truth: Maybe trying the next miracle weight loss pill or potion will help you lose a little bit of weight, but at what cost? The weight loss is usually minimal and temporary, and most diet pills carry significant health risks. Dr. Melinda Manore of Oregon State University conducted a research review of a couple hundred studies investigating hundreds of weight-loss supplements in 2012. She found no evidence that using any product results in significant weight loss and found that many may actually be dangerous. Manore explained her findings to Breaking Muscle:

For most people, unless you alter your diet and get daily exercise, no supplement is going to have a big impact. I dont know how you eliminate exercise from the equation. The data is very strong that exercise is crucial to not only losing weight and preserving muscle mass, but keeping the weight off.

What people want is to lose weight and maintain or increase lean tissue mass, Manore said. There is no evidence that any one supplement does this. And some have side effects ranging from the unpleasant, such as bloating and gas, to very serious issues such as strokes and heart problems.

For more on why diet pills are usually a bad idea, give this no-nonsense report a read: No Gimmicks: Why Diet Pills Dont Work.

What DOES work? Mostly, eating healthfully and...

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Tuesday, 30 October

11:07

Book Review: Marion Nestle's Unsavory Truth "IndyWatch Feed Food"

But first, definitely a disclosure. It was reading Marion's 2002 Food Politics that started me on my own path of nutrition related public health advocacy, and in the ensuing years, I've had the great pleasure of meeting her, both online and in person, and I value her friendship and counsel. I was also a bit flabbergasted to learn that I had a small part to play in Marion's decision to write Unsavory Truth, as in the afterwords she notes that it was the expos of the Global Energy Balance Network (in which I played a small role and where I receive mention in Unsavory Truth) that triggered her interest in writing. Consequently there's zero question I'm biased, both personally and professionally, and I've no doubt, she'd approve of me disclosing this before my reviewing her work, which was sent to me freely by her publisher, which explores the many conflicts of interest that exist between the food industry and nutrition professionals.

Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat, is Marion's take on how, and why, the food industry works with researchers and health professionals. She takes us on many different conflicts of interest tours, from nutrition research as a whole, to sugar and candy, to meat and dairy, to "health food", Coca-Cola, advisory committees, the American Society for Nutrition, to nutrition education and dietetic societies.

Overarchingly, Marion sees industry's response to criticism of its involvement as following the playbook set by tobacco which sees them:
"Cast doubt on the science
Fund research to produce desired results
Offer gifts and consulting arrangements
Use front groups
Promote self-regulation
Promote personal responsibility
Use the courts to challenge critics and unfavorable regulations"
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10:27

The Medicinal Power Of Nettles "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Nettles have many medicinal uses. The is a great primer to start learning!
Deemed a useless plant by many, nettle is often avoided and weeded out of yards because it can be annoying and irritating.  But after being the subject of several studies, nettle has begun to prove its worth. While you may curse the plant for the temporary discomfort, stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) is actually a beneficial perennial that treats several conditions.

History

Stinging nettle is a perennial flowering plant that has been used medicinally for ages, dating back as far as Ancient Greece. Today, it can be found all over the world, but its origins are in the colder regions of Europe and Asia.

The first historically documented use of this beneficial herb was when Roman soldiers battled the cold by rubbing the leaves on their arms to induce inflammation and irritation, according to Mercola. The plants popularity has now spread across the world and has been used by medical practitioners since the 19th century because of its abundance of chemicals and compounds that can help the body function optimally.

How To Identify Nettle

Nettle plants can be differentiated from other plants through their leaves. The nettle leaf has an ovate shape with deeply serrated edges. These leaves also have long stinging hairs that inject chemicals into the skin when you accidentally touch or brush past them. These hairs often cause pain and inflammation in the affected area.

The stems of the leaves often have hairs on them and neither the male or female flowers have petals. The flowers form in string-like clusters at the leaf axis. The plant usually grows between two to four feet high and blooms from June to September. Nettle grows best in nitrogen-rich soil, has...

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Monday, 29 October

15:53

To help restore healthy bowel flora, eat no GMOs "IndyWatch Feed Food"

One of the most potentially harmful aspects of genetically-modified crops, or GMOs, are that such crops are often engineered to be resistant to specific herbicides or pesticides. A farmer therefore can spray an herbicide to kill weeds, while the GM crop plant survives. But it means that the plant now has herbicide residues in it. Or it may contain its own built-in pesticide such as Bt toxin, expressed by the plant because the gene for this pest-resistant compound has been spliced into the plants genetic code. So GMO crops pose a double-whammy: the crop itself with new genetically-programmed components, especially proteins, coupled with an herbicide or pesticide.

Glyphosate is the most widely applied herbicide in the world, in part because GM corn and soy have been engineered to be glyphosate-resistant. So much glysphosate is being used in modern agriculture that EcoWatch tallied up a total of 2.6 billion pounds having been sprayed on crops in the 20 years between 1992 and 2012. And use of this herbicide has increased since those figures were published. Glyphosate is also used as an herbicide and dessicant in other agricultural applications outside of GM crops, though grains and soy carry the highest levels of glyphosate residues. If livestock such as cows and chickens are fed glyphosate-containing feed, glyphosate residues can be found in meat, eggs, and dairy products. And, to make matters even worse, glyphosate, because of its widespread, high-volume application, is now found in drinking water throughout the U.S.

And, given the bulk of animal and human data, there is no remaining doubt: glyphosate is carcinogenic, increasing risk for non-Hodgkins lympnhoma, B-cell lymphoma, and multiple myeloma, in particular. The Seralini study that showed a dramatic increase in breast cancer from glyphosate is also worrisome. (This was the...

15:04

A Tale of Two Food Systems "IndyWatch Feed Food"

The International Association of Food Protection (IAFP) held its annual meeting July 8-11, 2018, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The event is the worlds largest food safety conference. The IAFP meeting is where food safety professionals meet to discuss pathogens in food and ways to prevent and respond to the problems those pathogens cause.

The meeting is an incubator for the one-size-fits-all food safety laws that make it more difficult for small farmers and artisan food producers to make a living. Most of the crowd at the meeting does not distinguish between the industrial food system and the local food system. The regulations the conference sets in motion are geared for industrial food production and distribution and should apply to all food production and distribution in the eyes of the majority of attendees.

Food safety is a growth industry. Globalization and deteriorating quality in the industrial food system are drivers. Over 3,500 attended this years meeting. The FDA and USDA both sent dozens of personnel to Salt Lake City. State regulatory agencies, academia (students and faculty) and big business were all well represented at this years meeting. Cargill, Merck Animal Health, Smithfield, Kroger, the Grocery Manufacturers Association and Walmart were all sponsors of the event.

Food safety is about the prevention of or response to cases of acute illness; there was little mention at the meeting about nutritious or nutrient-dense food and its role in the prevention of chronic disease.

A topic those at the meeting frequently discussed was the complexity of long supply chains starting with the manufacturers of ingredients used by the food producer and continuing through various phases of distribution leading to the purchase of the food by the final consumer. The talk was about difficulties in traceability and ensuring safe food along the supply chain. An antidote to this problem would be to facilitate the local production and distribution of food with its short, direct supply chain, and high level of traceability but that was a solution that was seldom, if at all, brought up at the meeting.

Presentations at the meeting included talks on recent outbreaks, developments in testing for pathogens, and various food safety processes such as HACCP. At the same time the presentations are taking place, there is a trade show where vendors showcase, among other things, the latest products for testing and sanitation measures. Also present in the same location as the trade show are posters (written summaries) of studies related to food safety that are displayed for viewing by meeting attendees. Individuals who worked on the studies are present to answer questions.

Some takeaways from the meeting:

The FDAs longtime plan to extend the aging requirement for r...

13:00

Zucchini Bread "IndyWatch Feed Food"

At the Farmers Market over the weekend, I got very excited about this one enormous zucchini grown by one of my favorite local farmers, Fry Farm.  It was a nostalgic moment because my mom used to grow these monster zucchinis in our garden growing up, easily ten times the size of the typical zucchini in the grocery store.  And, I vividly remember my mom making endless loaves of zucchini bread.  Not that that was the only way we ate the Godzilla zucchiniit made its way into just about every mealbut zucchini bread was one of Moms go-to recipes for welcome-to-the-neighborhood-baking, meal trains, and potlucks. So, I decided that this giant zucchini was my opportunity to finally tackle adapting my moms recipe.

Another b...

12:16

City Size & Structure Can Influence Influenza Epidemics, Scientists Say "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Ready Nutrition - City Size & Structure Can Influence Influenza Epidemics, Scientists Say
New research is suggesting that the size and structure of the city you live in has the possibility of influencing epidemics.  With flu season upon us, and everyone lining up to get the flu shot, researchers are saying an outbreak may be less in our control than we originally thought.

But just how does your citys structure impact an epidemic?

Regardless of whether flu cases rise to a wintertime peak or plateau from fall to spring, new research suggests that the size of a city itself influences the contours of its flu season according to Science News.  Larger cities with higher levels of crowding were associated with a steady accumulation of influenza cases throughout a flu season. Smaller cities with less crowding tended to have a flu season with a more intense surge in winter, researchers report in the October 5 publication.

Understanding how the size and structure of cities impact disease spread may help us to predict and control epidemics, study co-author and population biologist Benjamin Dalziel of Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, said October 2 at a news conference.

In the United States, flu season occurs during fall and winter. The exact timing and duration of flu seasons can vary, but influenza activity often begins to increase in October. Flu activity typically peaks between December and February, but activity can last as late as May, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Ready Nutrition

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11:00

Bolognese Sauce "IndyWatch Feed Food"

An easy traditional bolognese (Italian style meat and tomato sauce) that slowly simmers to flavour perfection. One of my favourite meals growing up was spaghetti bolognese, though we didnt call it that, it was just spaghetti for short. It is basically spaghetti pasta topped with a meat sauce which is a variation of the bolognese...

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10:30

My Kids Are Going Trick Or Treating And So Should Yours (A Strategy Guide) "IndyWatch Feed Food"

(A variation of this post was first published October 24th, 2013)

It's coming.

And I'm not really all that worried. At least not about Halloween night.

The fact is food's not simply fuel, and like it or not, Halloween and candy are part of the very fabric of North American culture, and so to suggest that kids shouldn't enjoy candy on Halloween isn't an approach I would support.

That said, Halloween sure isn't pretty. On average every Halloween sized candy contains in the order of 2 teaspoons of sugar and the calories of 2 Oreo cookies and I'd bet most Halloween eves there are more kids consuming 10 or more Halloween treats than less - 20 teaspoons of sugar and the calories of more than half an entire package of Oreos (there are 36 cookies in a package of Oreos).

So what's a health conscious parent to do?

Use Halloween as a teachable moment. After all, it's not Halloween day that's the real problem, the real problem are the other 364 days of Halloween where we as a society have very unwisely decided to reward, pacify and entertain kids with junk food or candy (see my piece on the 365 days of Halloween here). So what can be taught on Halloween?

Well firstly I think you can chat some about added sugar (and/or calories), and those rule of thumb figures up above provide easily visualized metrics for kids and parents alike.

Secondly it allows for a discussion around "thoughtful reduction". Ask them how many candies they think they'll need to enjoy Halloween? Remember, the goal is the healthiest life that can be enjoyed, and that goes for kids too, and consequently the smallest amount of candy that a kid is going to need to enjoy Halloween is likely a larger amount than a plain old boring Thursday. In my house our kids have determined 3 candies are required (and I'm guessing likely a few more on the road) - so our kids come home, they dump their sacks, and rather than just eat randomly from a massive pile they hunt out the 3 treats they think would be the most awesome and then silently learn a bit about mindful eating by taking their time to truly enjoy them.

The rest?

Well it goes into the cupboard and gets metered out at a rate of around a candy a day....but strangely....and I'm n...

10:00

Natural Remedies for a Healthy Heart "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Although the medical establishment seems to be trying to get the entire adult population on statin drugs, there are plenty of natural ways to take care of your heart.

Preventing heart diseases should be Americas top concern when it comes to our health. That doesnt mean turning to medication for a magic fix, but looking at natural remedies for a healthy heart. And that comes down to lifestyle, making good choices and developing the right habits. Read more

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Sunday, 28 October

11:00

The Best Pasta Recipes "IndyWatch Feed Food"

A collection of the best pasta recipes! Quick and easy pasta meals from simple noodle dishes topped with sauce, to soups, salads, lasagnas using all sorts of pastas shapes like macaroni, linguine, penne and many more! Pasta has to be one of my favourite go to meals! Its so easy just to toss a few...

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Saturday, 27 October

18:35

Genetically Modified Children by Stphanie Lebrun "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Genetically Modified Children
Directed by Stphanie Lebrun
Cinema Libre Studio

In 1996, Argentina became a testing ground for genetically modified tobacco. Since then, birth defects, cancer and leukemia have increased greatly. This video follows an electrical worker who noticed a growing number of customers could no longer pay their electrical bills. When he looked into it more closely, he discovered a common recurring theme. The non-paying families all had sick children. They were not just sick with a minor cold or other common disease.

The first child we see was born without pores in his skin. He has to be very careful not to get too active or hot because he cant sweat and the result could be deadly. There is nothing doctors can do. Elsewhere, other children have very strange tumors and other defects, including microcephaly. Cancer in children has increased to five times the pre-1996 level. All of this is centering around the genetically modified tobacco fields.

Government, as usual, is part of the problem, not the solution. When the government does help, the assistance comes with unreasonable strings attached. When a village water supply is contaminated with agrichemicals, the government agrees to provide water only if the residents sign a legal agreement not to sue over the contaminated water. At one point, lawyers came in and talked to families of victims. They promised millions of dollars on the condition that the families dont talk about this to anyone. The sad situation continues today, but there are signs that things may begin to change. More people are becoming aware of what is really going on. That is the key to forcing change. This movie makes even more people aware and the thumb is UP for that. For more information or to purchase the DVD, see geneticallymodifiedchildren.com.

This article appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly magazine of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Fall 2018.

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18:33

The Pathological Optimist by Miranda Bailey "IndyWatch Feed Food"

The Pathological Optimist
Directed by Miranda Bailey
Cold Iron Pictures

In 1998, Dr. Andrew Wakefield and his colleagues published a study looking at the possible connection between the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism. The study concluded that there appeared to be a correlation between that vaccine and autism but clearly stated that the study did not prove that any vaccine caused autism and that more research was needed.

It is hard to imagine why anyone would even notice this study, let alone get all lathered up about it, but the medical-pharmaceutical industry freaked out. Wakefield and his colleagues were sued for defamation and medical licenses were revoked. At least some of his colleagues were granted funds to defend themselves. They took their cases to court and won decisively. Wakefield was not fortunate enough to receive such money and so he remains guilty by reason of insufficient funds.

This video takes a personal look at Wakefields struggle to get the truth out. What I see in all this is a hypersensitive pharmaceutical industry overreacting to a minor preliminary study. This is the kind of behavior I would expect from a guilty party whose scam is in danger of exposure. Wakefield mentions a survey in Ohio which found that over 60 percent of parents believe there is a connection between vaccines and autism. He also observes that whether or not there is a link, the pharmaceutical industry is losing the PR battle, which may be the reason they have reacted so viciously. A lot of people seem to go along with the idea that any who dare to think differently than the majority of sheep and any who dare to think outside of the politically correct box must be demonized. Their character must be assassinated lest others be tempted to make the same heinous mistake. Brian Deer and other reporters have slithered out from obscurity to do just that.

Courts that have been persuaded to look at the case have found no evidence of fraud or wrongdoing. However, Wakefield has failed so far to convince Texas courts to consider the case, which hints at the influence that big pharma has on the court system. He is in this battle not so much for himself but for all the child victims who are being offered up on the altar of corporate greed. As the title of this film suggests, Wakefield is still optimistic that the truth will come out. I agree and the thumb is UP.

This article appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly magazine of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Fall 2018.

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18:30

Simple Truths About Psychiatry by Dr. Peter Breggin "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Simple Truths About Psychiatry: Psychiatric Drugs Are More Dangerous Than You Ever Imagined
Dr. Peter Breggin, MD

Dr. Peter Breggin is another voice in the growing chorus of people warning us about what prescription drugs really do. He goes through the various categories of drugs. Stimulants cause brain shrinkage, increased suicide rates, cocaine abuse and criminal behavior. Sedatives like Ambien shorten life span. Zanax and Valium are very addictive. Antipsychotic drugs wreck the basal ganglia and also shorten life span. If you want to shorten your life span, you have many options.

Doctors continue to prescribe these drugs. How did this situation start, and why does it continue? As Dr. Breggin points out, doctors only know what the pharmaceutical industry tells them. He also warns that you need competent professional supervision to stop taking these drugs or the side effects could be worse than your original condition. These drugs are also a common denominator in the epidemic of behavior problems and waves of violence in schools. If everyone knew about this, things could be much better, but dont wait for any big news flashes from pharmaceutical-controlled mainstream media. The thumb is UP.

This article appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly magazine of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Fall 2018.

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18:28

Generation Zapped by Sabine El Gemayel "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Generation Zapped
Directed by Sabine El Gemayel
Zapped Productions

How did the human race survive without cell phones? For those too young to remember, there was a primitive, barbaric time (most of the twentieth century) when there was no such thing as a cell phone. Im sure nearly all of you will shake your head in disbelief when you learn that I still dont have a cell phone. No, Im not Amish. Actually, even a lot of Amish have cell phones now. I could tell you stories about those early cell phones. I could say they weighed about twenty pounds and they had rotary dials, which made texting really hard. Of course, none of that is exactly true.

There are over two hundred million cell phones in the U.S., which means almost everyone has one (except me). The wireless industry generates 3.8 million jobs and 146.2 billion dollars per year. It was in 1984 that cell phone technology began to transition from military to civilian use. At the time, no testing was done. So, what could go wrong? Nothing, according to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Everything is fine. When you look a little closer at the details, however, there is reason to believe something did go wrong and the FCC might be fibbing. Why would the FCC misinform us? Perhaps that big fat revolving door between the FCC and the telecom industry is the answer.

As is usually the case, the results of industry studies differ greatly from independent studies. If you think the industry is as pure as the driven snow, then you have nothing to worry about. If you think billions of dollars might motivate somebody to bend the truth a little, you might want to take a look at the independent studies. They suggest there are problems not just with cell phones specifically, but with wireless radiation in general. Cell phone producers know this and actually say in the directions or paperwork that come with the phone that you should not put the phone directly against your skin. They also know that nobody reads the directions, and everybody puts the phone against their skin. The industry will say that they have found no evidence of harm from wireless radiation. That may be true. It is also true that you wont find something if you are very careful not to look for it. Apparently, a lot of women like to keep their phones in their bras. The Generation Zapped video shows us Donna, who developed five tumors on her breast marking the exact location where she carried her cell phone. That is one of very many examples that some might find suspicious. Im sure the FCC would have much to say about what an unfortunate coincidence that is. Other coincidences include deformed sperm, sleep disruption, bad memory, lack of mental focus and impaired brain development in children. Im guessing many who were children fifteen years ago and had cell phones...

18:11

Jaws: The Story of a Hidden Epidemic by Sandra Kahn and Paul Ehrlich "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Jaws: The Story of a Hidden Epidemic
Sandra Kahn and Paul R. Ehrlich
Stanford University Press

Jaws is not about an epidemic of shark attacks but about the epidemic of narrow jaws and everything that goes with it: insufficient room for the wisdom teeth, crowded teeth, weak chins, unattractive appearance, mouth breathing and poor posture. All this will be familiar to members of the Weston A. Price Foundation.

Kahn is a dentist who specializes in forwarddontics. Her graduate work focused on physical anthropology and human craniofacial growth and development. In her practice she uses palate widening and other modalities to correct dental deformities.

You may recognize the name of co-author Paul Ehrlich as the author of The Population Bomb, published in 1968, the book that convinced lots of smart and innovative college kids that they could save the planet by not having any children.

Kahn is right on in pointing out the epidemic and the unfortunate consequences of not having a wide enough jaw. And I am sure she is an innovative and effective orthodontist. She correctly notes that the epidemic of narrow jaws comes with the change from traditional food to the industrial diet. But she does the public a huge disservice in claiming that the reason this change was detrimental is because modern foods are soft while traditional foods are hard and gritty. The action of chewing on hard foods, she claims, is what gives us a wide jaw, prevents dental crowding and saves us from mouth breathing.

Regarding Dr. Price, Kahn asserts that, He was wrong, however in the cause of those differences [in facial structure], which he assigned to the nutritional composition of the different diets. He noted that the shape of indigenous peoples faces changed in as little as one generation with a shift to Western diets, but missed that the central dietary issue related to jaw structure is not which nutrients it contains, but how much chewing it required.

Nowhere in the book does Kahn give any proof of this preposterous statement, or even much practical advice on how to implement this diet of hard, gritty food for small children. Its better to give a child a slice of pear (this is what she calls a hard food!) than one of those squeezable fruit pouches which do not require any chewing, she says. Of course that is true, but neither of these foods will supply the nutrients a growing child needs to have strong bones and straight teeth.

The people Dr. Price studied had no cavities. Was this because they ate hard foods? They had perfect eyesight and hearing. They did not suffer from chronic or even infectious disease. The women had wide hips and gave birth to children with ease. Will all these gifts be ours if we just add sand...

17:25

TPV Podcast, Episode 323: Cheat or Treat, Lets Talk Sweets! "IndyWatch Feed Food"

In this episode, Stacy and Sarah are helping you prepare for Americas sugar holiday, Halloween! Find out Stacys and Sarahs strategies for empowering their kids to make good choices around trick-or-treating candy, mindset tips for navigating sugar cravings and getting back on track after overindulging, and why raw honey is such a unique and powerful natural sweetener!

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 323: Cheat or Treat, Lets Talk Sweets!

  • (0:00) Intro
  • (0:40) Todays topic: how to successfully navigate the sugar holiday, Halloween!
    • Lets change the way we think about Halloween and focus on how we treat ourselves (self care) versus how we treat ourselves (sugar) to get rid of the guilt and shame mentality.
    • This topic goes beyond just Halloween. Halloween kicks off a two month stretch of indulgent holidays!
    • Think Im choosing to treat myself versus Im cheating on my diet.
    • Sugar, in small doses, doesnt have to be detrimental to your health and it can offer some benefits like social comfort and enjoyment.
    • Paleo Treats is this weeks podcast sponsor!
      • Paleo Treats changed Sarahs world!
      • They were one of the first paleo desserts on the scene.
      • Sarahs and Stacys favorite Paleo Treat is the Bandito. Its like a peanut butter cup but paleo!
      • In addition to the Bandito, Paleo Treats has a number of delicious treats including the Cacao Now (aa and chocolate), the Mac Attack (coconut cookie), the Mustang Bar (oatmeal cookie), the Rocket (espresso brownie), and the Brownie Bar (flourless chocolate cake).
      • The Bandito is a great options for those seeking a low sugar option because it only has 7g of sugar from honey!
      • Try these delic...

15:15

Live the Wheat Belly lifestyle, get off prescription medications "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Medication stopTake a look at the list of medications people have been able to stop by following the Wheat Belly lifestyle.

These represent medications prescribed by doctors to, in effect, treat the consequences of consuming wheat and grains. They prescribe drugs to treat inflammation, swelling, skin rashes, gastrointestinal irritation, high blood sugars, airway allergy, joint pain, high blood pressure, leg edema and other abnormal effects caused by wheat and grains.

The list includes anti-inflammatory and pain medication, acid reflux drugs, injectable and oral drugs for diabetes, numerous anti-hypertensive agents, asthma inhalers and allergy drugs, drugs for migraine headaches, and others. It is truly an astounding list that represents drugs that were unnecessary, costly, and filled with side-effects, both acute and long-term. This list is a fascinating reflection of how this lifestyle works to restore the human body back to its pre-grain state and thereby reverses so many modern health conditions.

Stomach acid blocking drugs:
Prevacid
ranitidine
Prilosec
Zantac
Protonix
Nexium
Gaviscon

Diabetes drugs:
metformin
Lantus, Novalog, regular insulin
Victoza
Amaryl
Farxiga
Januvia

Blood pressure drugs:
lisinopril
Atacand
Altace
losartan
labetalol
hydrochlorothiazide
diltiazem
methyldopa
atenolol
Diovan
Coreg
Lasix

Allergy medications:
Benadryl
Claritin
Allegra
Zyrtec
Dymista nasal spray
Tavist
prednisone

Asthma drugs:
Advair
albuterol
Singulair
Ventolin inhaler
Pulmicort inhaler

Anti-inflammatory and pain meds:
Neurontin
Baclofen
ibuprofen
Cymbalta
naproxen
Gabapentin
Tramadol
aspirin
Advil

Migraine headaches drugs:...

12:04

Saturday Stories: College Reunions, George Soroses, and Runaway Trains "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Deborah Copaken, in The Atlantic, on what her 30th year College reunion taught her about life.

Spencer Ackerman, in The Daily Beast, on every era's George Soros.

Alexandra Petri, in The Washington Post, on how difficult it is to get the train to stop.

[And if you don't follow me on Twitter or Facebook, and you have a few minutes this weekend, I really enjoyed recording this podcast with Half Size Me's Heather Robertson, where we covered a lot of ground and she asked me the sorts of insightful questions that you might expect from someone who herself has maintained a 170lb loss.]
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Friday, 26 October

22:15

9 Ways You Can Save BIG On Energy Costs This Winter "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Heating your home during the winter can be costly and many dont have the extra money to pay for the uptick in energy costs.  But weve come up with a few tips and tricks to help you save your money on energy and use more sustainable ways to heat your home.

Not only can a reduction in the amount of energy you use lower your impact on the Earth, but it lowers the impact on your wallet, freeing up some funds for emergencies or for other uses. In a 2013 survey, 10 percent of renters who participated in a Rent.com poll said that utilities are their biggest monthly expense, coming in third after monthly rent and groceries. And just heating your living spaces accounts for about 48 percent of your homes total energy bills, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

None of the things listed below will require a big investment, but they should help you notice a little relief when your next energy bill comes.

1. Use the sun for free heat: That burning bright orb in the sky should be the focus of temperature control in your residence throughout the year, even in summer. However, once winter rolls around, open the curtains on your south-facing windows during the winter days to bring free heat into your home. Close your window coverings when the sun goes down to keep the heat locked inside.

2. Use a programmable thermostat: Save up to 10 percent on your heating costs per year by setting your thermostat 7 degrees to 10 degrees lower for eight hours a day, says Energy.gov. Set it and forget it by using a programmable thermostat.  This works especially well if you are at work during the day.  Set the thermostat to 62 degrees for the hours youre working instead of 70 and you could immediately start seeing the savi...

16:50

The Wheat Belly Timeline: The First Few Weeks "IndyWatch Feed Food"

With all our talk of opiate withdrawal syndromes accompanied by nausea, headache, fatigue, and depression, it can be daunting, even terrifying, to people who face the prospect of tossing all wheat and grains into the trash bin, vowing to never let a Danish, donut, or dish of pasta cross your lips again. So it may help to lay out a timeline of what and when various changes can develop in the Wheat Belly wheat- and grain-free lifestyle.

You can expect different symptoms and health conditions to recede at different rates, since they are caused by a variety of different mechanisms. For instance, the direct gastrointestinal toxic effects of gliadin-derived peptides and wheat germ agglutinin that underlie acid reflux and irritable bowel syndrome symptoms typically cease within days of consuming no wheat or grains. The iron, zinc, magnesium, and calcium absorption blocking effects of grain phytates stop immediately with grain elimination (with blood and tissue levels rising over weeks to months), while vitamin B12 and pernicious anemia can require months to improve, since the autoimmune destruction of stomach parietal cells that allow B12 absorption require months to recover (if it recovers at all). Different conditions, different causes within wheat and grains, different timelines to recede or disappear.

This makes for substantial variation in the wheat- and grain-elimination experience among individuals. While many enjoy prompt relief from say, acid reflux, joint pain, leg edema, and mind fog, as early as the first 3-5 days, others require 6 months to obtain relief from rheumatoid joint pain or psoriasis.

Note that timelines quoted below are approximate, depending on, for instance, the quantity of grains consumed previously, status of bowel flora (and the quality and consistency of efforts to restore),...

11:00

Celery Targets Cancer Cells at the Molecular Level "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Celery is an underappreciated vegetable, says Isabelle Z. This nutritional superfood targets cancer cells at the molecular level.

When you think of disease-fighting foods, celery might not be the first one that comes to mind. Sure, its a green vegetable, but its one that most of us take for granted. We might use it when making broth, soup or a sauce, but its rarely the star of a dish. However, studies show that we may be ignoring this vegetable to our detriment as celery is surprisingly powerful when it comes to destroying cancer cells. Read more

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Thursday, 25 October

17:29

Whistleblowers Wanted "IndyWatch Feed Food"

 

Something happened to wheat in the 1970s during the efforts to generate a high-yield strain that required less fertilizer to make an 18- 24-inch, rather than a 48-inch, stalk. Multiple other changes occurred, including changes in the structure of  wheat germ agglutinin, changes in alpha amylase (responsible for wheat allergy), increased phytate content . . . to name a few.

But chief among the changes in wheat were changes in the gliadin protein molecule. We know, for instance, that the Glia-alpha 9 sequence, absent from traditional wheat, can be found in virtually all modern wheat. This is likely the explanation underlying the four-fold increase in celiac disease over the past 50 years, since Glia-alpha 9 predictably triggers the immune reaction that leads to the intestinal destruction characteristic of celiac disease.

But modern wheat also stimulates appetite . . . not a little, but a lot. The introduction of modern high-yield, semi-dwarf wheat was accompanied by an abrupt increase in calorie consumption of 440 calories per day, 365 days per year. This is because modern gliadin in wheat is an opiate. But this opiate doesnt cause a high like heroine or Oxycontin; it causes appetite stimulation.

Big Food companies, commanding tens of billions (not millions, but billions, or 1000 millions) of dollars of revenues per year, employ some very smart food scientists. Among their many responsibilities, food scientists are charged with observing the eating behavior of humans who eat their products, often conducting taste tests and trials to observe eating behavior. Surely food scientists noticed that, somewhere around 1985, appetite was enormously triggered by consumption of crackers, breads, pretzels, bagels and the multitude of other test products made of wheat making entry into the marketplace. After all, the business of food scientists is to observe eating behavior.

So why didnt they sound the alarm? Why didnt we hear food scientists declare We think theres something wrong in some of the new foods we ar...

14:53

Decision to Uphold Verdict Against Monsanto Sends Bayer Stock into Tailspin "IndyWatch Feed Food"

October 25, 2018
Organic Consumers Association
Katherine Paul

When the judge in the Monsanto Roundup trial signaled she might overturn the jurys verdict, we expected the worst.

In the end, Judge Suzanne Bolanos slashed the amount of money the jury said Monsanto should pay its victim, Dewayne Lee Johnson, from $289 million to $78 million.

That may not sound like much of a win, but there was good news in her decision: The jurys verdict in favor of Johnson, and against Monsanto, was upheld..

What Monsanto really wanted was for Bolanos to throw out the jurys u...

14:00

DIY Skincare on a Budget Guest Post by Meagen Ashley "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Hi there! Im Meagen Ashley and Im a blogger, an elementary teacher, and a holistic nutrition student from Alberta, Canada. After healing my own autoimmune disease and skin issues through a real food diet, I started a food blog in an effort to help others. Since then, I have expanded my healing journey to include greener and cleaner skincare, cosmetics, and cleaning products. You can connect with me on  Instagram, Facebook, and through my Website.


Its interesting to me how small changes become larger changes which in turn become life changes. Sometimes you dont even see them happening, other times changes in one part of your life result in a change in another area almost simultaneously. Thats how I would describe my journey to a cleaner and greener lifestyle, skincare included. It happened because I changed my diet.

Back in 2008 my skin was at its absolute worst. I was in college and spending my grocery money on skin care products that cost $100 or more. None of it worked and it was as if my skin was rebelling and saying it had reached its quota of toxins. At this point in my life I was also suffering from many other skin issues and gastrointestinal symptoms. Never once did I make a connection between food and the health of my skin. I just kept continuing to try expensive skincare products without much luck.

Fast forward to 2014 when I discovered the autoimmune protocol diet. It was the answer to many of my skin issues and gastrointestinal issues but not my acne. Again, I didnt make the connection that what I was putting on my body, mattered just as much as what I was putting into my body. I was still paying for expensive skincare, cosmetics, and body produ...

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Wednesday, 24 October

18:33

Coming Wed Nov 7th: A bigger and better Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox Challenge! "IndyWatch Feed Food"

We are planning our next Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox Challenge that starts on Wednesday, November 7th. And this Detox Challenge will be bigger and better than ever before.

In addition to our Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox Private Facebook page that provides videos, success stories, and plenty of feedback and answers to your questions, the next Detox Challenge will also include:

1) LIVE Facebook sessions with Dr. Davis and April Duval, our main Facebook page administrator. I will personally kick off the Detox Challenge on Nov 7th. And because April is herself an example of a fabulous Wheat Belly Detox success, she knows the ins and outs of this lifestyle like the back of her hand.
2) Free access to the Suggestic smartphone app for the first 7 days of the DetoxThe Suggestic iPhone app helps you navigate the Wheat Belly Detox with even more recipes, daily suggested recipes, a restaurant locator to identify eating places consistent with our lifestyle with suggested menu items, the ability to track health measures such as water intake and sleep, and all personally customizable. It is your chance to get acquainted with the useful Suggestic app, while helping you succeed on your Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox.

Heres what you do:
  • Visit wheatbelly.suggestic.com/challenge by Nov 7th
  • Sign up to get 10-day free access to my challenge on the Suggestic app
  • On Nov 7th, go to the apps homepage and tap start program so we can start the challenge together

Our goal: to help you succeed in turning around your life and health and achieve all your health goals including weight loss, getting off prescription medications, and turning back the clock 10 or 20 years.

Why the Detox Challenge?

Throu...

12:05

Lavender Really Is Relaxing, Says Science "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Scientists have discovered that lavender may help people unwind and could even be a safer alternative to anti-anxiety drugs.

It's used in everything from bath bombs to fabric softener because of claims its fragrance helps you relax.

Now scientists have confirmed the smell of lavender really does help you unwind.

Japanese researchers discovered mice which were exposed to the aroma of the flower had less signs of anxiety.

The purple shrub may even have potential as a safer alternative to the sleeping pills 'benzos', the study suggests.

Benzodiazepines have been linked to a host of side effects, including memory problems, male breast growth and even birth defects. Read more

11:43

How Candles Create Coziness for Dark Nights "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Candlelight is more than just some archaic form of a lamp. They provide light to be sure. More than that, candles create coziness that is perfect for the upcoming hygge. How to Use Candle to Create Coziness As the daylight hours shrink, we need and crave some light in our homes. Electric light is all []

The post How Candles Create Coziness for Dark Nights appeared first on Homespun Seasonal Living.

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Tuesday, 23 October

17:14

Vermont Negligent on Monitoring Dairy Use of Antibiotics "IndyWatch Feed Food"

October 23, 2018
VT Digger
Michael Colby

Editors note: This commentary is by Michael Colby, of Walden, the president of Regeneration Vermont.

Despite calls from health professionals worldwide to curb the use of farm-animal antibiotics, Vermonts conventional dairy industry dominated by concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) continues to use the antimicrobial drugs extensively, including non-therapeutic uses to prevent diseases caused by the animal confinement and concentration. After numerous records requests and analysis, including eight years of antibiotic violation data obtained from the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets, we found a rising trend with on-farm antibiotic violations, a lax regulatory environment, and no plan or even goal to address the problem.

Vermonts nonorganic dairy industry is all but ignorin...

15:19

How to become a diabetic "IndyWatch Feed Food"

How To Get Diabetes

Its so easy, anyone can do it!

Becoming a type 2 diabetic and proudly having to finger stick your way to blood sugar control is patriotic, as it builds revenues for Big Pharma and the healthcare industry. What better way to support your country than to help successful industries grow larger, increase shareholder value, and increase the salary and perks for hard working executives?

So if you want to join the growing ranks of people who are becoming diabetic, now the largest epidemic of chronic disease ever witnessed in the history of the world, heres what you do:

  • Cut your fat intake Because it leaves you unsatiated and hungry, you will be left with cravings and the loss of resolve to consume healthy foods, making those chips and cookies irresistible. Celebrate with Frito Lay and Oreos!
  • Consume high-glycemic index foods By high, I mean any food with a greater than zero or single-digit glycemic index, such as grains and sugars. Also eat more low- and moderate- glycemic index foods, because they raise your blood sugar to high levels, too!
  • Consume modern wheat Because the gliadin protein yields opiate peptides that stimulate appetite and increase calorie intake by 400-800 calories per day, every day, making you want more to eat all throughout the day, paving the road to a wonderful and proud collection of visceral fat.
  • Listen to your doctors advice to not supplement vitamin D or supplement at low-dose and be content with a 25-hydroxy vitamin D level of 30 ng/ml, the level you would have with minimal sun exposure and no consumption of animal organs. Ignore the fact that healthy, young, sun-exposed people typically have 25-hydroxy vitamin D levels of 70, 80, or 90 ng/ml. And ask your doctor to take the less effective, non-human form of vitamin D available by prescription!
  • Give into the joint pain, lethargy, and depression caused by grains. This allows insulin resistance to gain a foothold, sending up blood sugars. And, anyway, think of all the TV you can catch up on not having to worry about exercising.
  • Eat processed foods made with gr...

Monday, 22 October

15:16

The Remarkable Benefits of Molecular Hydrogen "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Dr. Joseph Mercola says that molecular hydrogen has some remarkable therapeutic benefits for manydiseases.

Molecular hydrogen is a gas with very unique and selective antioxidant effects.1 Tyler W. LeBaron is a world-class expert on molecular hydrogen, who has done research at Nagoya University in Japan, where most of his research started. Hes executive director of the Molecular Hydrogen Institute (MHI), which is a science-based nonprofit under Section 501(c)(3). MHI is focused on advancing the research, education and awareness of hydrogen as a therapeutic medical gas. Read more

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