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Saturday, 17 February


Heres How to Keep High Energy Levels While You Diet "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Having survived January, and with our thoughts often on those summer holidays to come, many will have already decided that they need to diet. Be it a New Years Resolution, or just a desire to feel better about themselves, there will be people looking to lose weight. But one major factor that defeats the goal

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Friday, 16 February


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Violent Behavior Linked to Nutritional Deficiencies "IndyWatch Feed Food"

WASHINGTON, DC, February 16, 2018: Deficiencies of vitamins A, D, K, B1, B3, B6, B12 and folate, and of minerals iodine, potassium, iron, magnesium, zinc, chromium and manganese can all contribute to mental instability and violent behavior, according to the Sylvia Onusic, PhD, CNS, LDN of the Weston A. Price Foundation.

In an article published in the Wise Traditions, the Foundations quarterly journal, Dr. Onusic enumerates the nutritional factors that have led to the increase in violent behavior in America, especially among teenagers, such as the February 14 shooting at a south Florida high school that left seventeen dead and many wounded.

We can blame violence on the media and on the breakdown of the home, says Onusic, but the fact is that a large number of Americans, living mostly on devitalized processed food, are suffering from malnutrition. In many cases, this means their brains are starving.

In fact, doctors are seeing a return of nutritional deficiency diseases such as scurvy, which were declared eradicated long ago by public health officials. Many of these conditions cause brain injuries as well.

Symptoms of pellagra, for example, include anxiety, hyperactivity, depression, fatigue, headache, insomnia and hallucinations. Pellegra is a disease caused by deficiency of vitamin B3. Zinc deficiency is linked with angry, aggressive, and hostile behaviors that result in violence. The best dietary sources of zinc are red meat and shellfish.

Leaky gut and gluten sensitivities may exacerbate nutrient deficiencies. Gluten intolerance is strongly linked with schizophrenia.

Making things worse are excitotoxins so prevalent in the food supply, such as MSG and aspartame, says Onusic. People who live on processed food and who drink diet sodas are exposed to these mind-altering chemicals at very high levels. In an effort to curb child obesity, the dairy industry recently petitioned FDA to include aspartame and other artificial sweeteners in dairy beverages featured in school lunches, without appropriate labeling. Recent research has established the fact that aspartame actually leads to weight gain because of its effect on insulin.

Other ingredients in the food supply linked to violent behavior include sugar, artificial colors and flavorings, caffeine, alcohol and soy foods. The toxic environmental burden includes mercury, arsenic, lead, fire retardants, pesticides, heavy metals and Teflon. Adding psychiatric drugs to this mix puts everyone at risk.

The only solution to the mounting levels of violence is a return to real, nutrient-dense food, says Sally Fallon Morell, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation. We must create a culture in which eating processed food is seen as uncool, and in which home cooking is embraced as a life-enhancing sk...


An Easy Homemade Rye Bread Recipe "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Everyone has their favorite type of bread, right? Its the choice you always have at a restaurant. It could be sourdough or wheat for me its always rye. Im constantly playing with and trying to perfect a homemade rye bread recipe.    Caraway Seeds or Not? I believe that many folks who are not fans []

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One Breath Mental Health Photography Project, by Danielle Langham "IndyWatch Feed Food"

A look at a new project that aims to portray the emotions of mental health - through photography.  I've been quite open with you all about how I've experienced general anxiety and depression in the past. I began treatment for PTSD towards the end of last year, which helped me a lot, and vastly reduced my symptoms.  What I'm trying to say is that I know what it feels like to be stuck in that cycle of overthinking, doubting yourself and feeling generally trapped somewhere you don't want to be. I get it.  And when I saw the photographs taken by Danielle Langham for her project One Breath, I was blown away.  Danielle Langham, One Breath Exhibition Danielle told...

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Sneezing Facts and Fiction "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Why do we sneeze? Dr. Joseph Mercola explains and also reveals why we should not stifle sneezes.

The tickle at the back of your nose lets you know that within seconds youll be sneezing. A sneeze is also called a sternutation. This explosive release of fluid and air from your lungs, mouth and nose is involuntary and many times your bodys response to irritants in your nasal cavity. Read more


Biological Warfare: Is Smallpox a Threat? Recent Government Activity Suggests It Is "IndyWatch Feed Food"

ReadyNutrition Readers, we have done several articles on biological weapons, as well as specific diseases that one might encounter with an attack by a so-called rogue state.  But we also know the value of a good false flag, that is an operation by a government and made to appear to be something different.  The burning of the Reichstag prior to World War II and blaming it on Marius Van Der Lubbe is one example.

In this vein, recently a vaccine for Smallpox has come to the forefront of news reports. An article from Outbreak News Today is reporting on an investigational smallpox vaccine that has successfully passed one of its clinical trial phases.  As a matter of fact, it is so successful that USAMRIID (the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases) has been doing the testingand is developing this as an alternative to the current U.S. smallpox vaccine.

If approved, this vaccine will have a direct impact on improving force health protection for U.S. Soldiers and other service members who are required to be immunized against smallpox, said COL Gary Wheeler, commander of USAMRIID.

According to Paul Chaplin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bavarian Nordic, IMVAMUNE has been given to more than 7,800 subjects in 21 clinical studies, including this trial and one other Phase 3 study. He said the company plans to file a Biological License Application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration later this year.

This program has only been possible through the consistent and strong support of numerous U.S. Government agencies and demonstrates what can be achieved through a successful public-private partnership to protect the public from the deliberate release of the smallpox virus, Chaplin added.

If the disease was eradicated more than 40 years ago, then why all the concern now?

Smallpox does not exist in its natural state outside of laboratories.  It is, however, kept as a...

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Thursday, 15 February


70 Valentine's Day Recipes "IndyWatch Feed Food"

70 Valentine's Day Recipes

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and that means that it's time to start thinking about what recipes you want to make for that special person in your life. Homemade food is a great way to show that you care so I thought that I would take the opportunity to roundup some of my favourite recipes for Valentine's Day. This list includes tasty recipes for everything from breakfast in bed, to appetizers, dinners for two and of course plenty of decadent chocolate treats! Most of these Valentine's Day recipes are super quick and easy to make for all levels of cooking skills. No matter what you make, a homemade Valentin's Day recipe is bound to bring a smile to that special person in your life!

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Steak Stir-Fry "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Most of us are aware that bone broth soup is really good for us. Its delicious warmed up and served as is, but its even better when used in recipes. This particular recipe uses bone broth as the sauce. I often make it for company and they always say, This sauce is really good, right before they get up and go for seconds.


  • 1 pound grass-fed sirloin steak 
  • 2 cloves fresh squeezed garlic, rested for 10 minutes
  • 2 medium beets 
  • 3 large carrots
  • 1 medium onion
  • cup frozen or fresh corn
  • cup frozen or fresh broccoli
  • cup frozen or fresh beans
  • 2 cups bone broth
  • 2 tablespoons of arrowroot powder
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • optional: 6-8 mushrooms cut into pieces and cooked in cup butter
  • Himalayan pink or unrefined sea salt to taste
  • salad dressing marinade

For the salad dressing marinade:

  • cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove fresh squeezed garlic, rested for 10 minutes
  • dash of mustard powder and unrefined sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup


  1. At least two hours (or the night) before, make the salad dressing marinade by mixing together the ingredients. Cut the steak into bite-sized pieces and blend into the marinade. Refrigerate and stir often.
  2. If you plan to serve this over whole grain noodles or soaked/cooked whole grain rice, check the cooking times to coordinate with serving times.
  3. 90 minutes before serving, heat up the bone broth, cut the beets and carrots into bite-sized pieces and simmer in a stock pot. Check the water level as it cooks as sometimes more water needs to be added.
  4. 20 minutes before serving, cut the onion into small pieces and stir-fry along with the garlic in the coconut oil in a frying pan until soft (5-10 minutes). Add the steak and marinade, and cook, stirring often....


How Can the Ketogenic Diet Help You Fight Cancer? "IndyWatch Feed Food"

If you are a person interested in living a healthy life, you might have started looking for alternatives that will help you in this situation and even in the fight against many diseases, including cancer. Nowadays, since cancer is a major problem and more and more people are losing their lives every year because of


5 Ways to Help Manage Your Diabetes "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Being diabetic can be a struggle from the moment you wake up to when you lay your head down at the end of the day. You must watch what you eat and how you go about your daily life in order to make sure your insulin levels remain safe and steady. It can become draining,


Tips For Taking Control Of Your Mental Health "IndyWatch Feed Food"

One area of their health that a lot of people either ignore or dont understand is their mind. Mental health is a critical part of your functioning and mood. When you arent in a stable place mentally, it brings a lot of chaos and confusion into your life. Feel better by taking care of yourself


Review of Mental Health App Remente and a Giveaway! "IndyWatch Feed Food"

A look at the app Remente, which aims to improve our mental wellbeing. Does it work? Find out below... You can do practically anything using an app, these days. You can find the nearest public toilet, order your weekly shop to be delivered to your door, or turn the heating on. And now, you can use an app to become a thoroughly better person, inside and out. Sounds good, right? Remente is an app which, through a series of little goals, helps you achieve what you really want in life. Want to improve your financial situation? It'll help you do that. Need to stop snacking on sugary things in that awful 2pm slump? It'll do that, too. It will actually do everything from helping you to...

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When You Eat Paleo... But Your Kids Don't "IndyWatch Feed Food"

I know. I've wondered many times if I'm a bad parent.  Don't.  Here it comes *deep breath*. Although I eat paleo, to try and ease my psoriasis and IBS, my kids don't.  Don't get me wrong, I try.  Photo by Danielle MacInnes on Unsplash 90% of the time, they eat a pretty much nutrient dense, gluten free diet. They eat the same evening meal as me - basically meat, fish and veg, which is good. They might fancy a gluten-free Spaghetti Carbonara, in which case I make it for them. They have gluten free toast, oats and eat lots of vegetables. Snacks in the house are gluten free and I try to keep them low in sugar. But then, occasionally, they'll go round...

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Wednesday, 14 February


Egg Drop Soup "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Egg Drop Soup
Another classic dish at Chinese restaurants is egg drop soup! This is a super simple soup where a egg is poured into simmering chicken broth in a thin stream the cooks into smooth ribbons that gives the soup an amazing creamy texture. I like to use a homemade chicken broth for this to maximize flavour but store bought will also do! The chicken broth is jazzed up by simmering it with green onions, ginger and white peppercorns along with a dried shiitake mushrooms and a few slices of bacon. The green onions, ginger and white peppercorns give the chicken broth a nice Asian flare and the dried shiitake mushrooms and bacon add layers of umami flavour and a hint of smokiness and meatiness! Once the broth is ready cornstarch is added to thicken a bit before the eggs slowly are added in a thin stream that allows them to cook into thin ribbons in the soup. The egg drop soup is finished off with toasted sesame oil, for its magical aroma, along with a garnish of green onions and optional sliced shiitake mushrooms. The perfect way to start off your Lunar New Year celebrations!

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A Quantitative Study Assesses the Aggregate Benefits and Potential of Urban Agriculture Worldwide "IndyWatch Feed Food"


Though urban agriculture (UA), defined here as growing of crops in cities, is increasing in popularity and importance globally, little is known about the aggregate benefits of such natural capital in built-up areas. Here, we introduce a quantitative framework ... Read More


Lets talk about chocolate. "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Five great reasons to consume cocoa and chocolate

  1. The fatty acids in cocoa consists mainly of stearic acid and oleic acid. Unlike most saturated fatty acids, stearic acid does not raise blood cholesterol levels (not that we care about blood cholesterol levels, but maybe it will help keep your doctor from needlessly freaking out on you). Oleic acid is a monounsaturated fat that also does not raise cholesterol and may even reduce it.
  2. Contains flavonoids (procyanidins and epicatechins). These are part of a group of powerful antioxidants known as polyphenols. They are found in a variety of foods including dark chocolate, tea, red wine, and various fruits and vegetables.
  3. There are a variety of factors that can improve mood and a sense of pleasure by boosting serotonin and endorphin levels in the brain. Cocoa beans also contain dopamine, phenylethylamine and serotonin, compounds that are known to enhance mood and promote feelings of well-being.
  4. Regular consumption may be associated with better cognitive performance in the elderly.
  5. Contains numerous minerals including calcium, magnesium, and potassium.




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Your Computer May Not Survive a Collapse But These Off-Grid Archiving Strategies Will "IndyWatch Feed Food"

I will admit that I am not the most technologically savvy individual, and Im certainly not armed with all the modern conveniences that most people take as a necessity.  Cell phones, Kindle devices, M-pad/I-pod/UFO-whatever-for-musicdont use em.  That being said, I know they have their merits, but its the same type of lesson I tried to impart to my son when he went into the service.

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He picked up one of those high-speed wrist compassesthe digital kindbut I constantly remind him to use that old-fashioned lensatic compass as his mainstay.  He listens, although he prefers to use his gizmo.  Im just happy he carries the lensatic with him and knows how to use it.  I made sure he knew how to use it.

Create a Survival Library with Hard-Copy Notes and Archives

In this light, remember that all of our technology can collapse in the blink of an eye.  The collapse can be precipitated by any number of thingsgrid failure/brownouts, an EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) strike, a nuclear war, or just a societal collapse that has a downtrickle of losing critical infrastructure and modern power systems.  In that light, it is best to take your digital and electronic libraries and ensure they are duplicated into hard-copy.  Consider investing in a typewriter to pass this valuable information on. Lets give some suggestions, and you can take them, and tailor them to suit your needs.

  1. Whenever you watch any kind of training video/DVD, you should always take notes and summarize it. Pick up the key points, supplementing them with your own notes and diagrams to help clarify the instruction.  A composition-type notebook works well for this.  I take rough notes on a sheet of paper, and then recopy them into the notebook.
  2. Summarize books and other works: Turn a 300-page book into 8-10 pages of intense notessummarize and shoot for brevity and clarity in your notes. This is not to say, dont keep books, but rather, read them and take good notes that you can glance at to glean any important information you may need to use.
  3. Print out the important how-tos and archive notes: dont just store it on hard drive or jump drive! Although that is important, you want to make sure you...


PSA: Please Don't Joke About Sometimes Wishing You Had Anorexia "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Given what I do for a living, it happens not infrequently that someone will joke with me about sometimes wishing they had anorexia or bulimia in the context of their struggles with weight management.

And while I can see where their unfortunate attempt at humour is coming from, it always leads me to have a gentle chat with them that contains these truths.

Lives are ripped apart by eating disorders. Families are devastated. People die.

Eating disorders aren't punchlines.


5 Ways to Get Ready for Spring "IndyWatch Feed Food"

One of the conundrums of seasonal living is learning to be present in this season while also preparing for future seasons. We may still be deep into winter but it is also time to get ready for spring. For many of us, winter gives us plenty of time if we can find the motivation to []

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Hypnosis for Migraine Relief "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Hypnosis is not simply an entertainers trick to please and amuse audiences, nor is hypnosis magic. Subjects are not under a spell or in the thrall of the hypnotist who puts them into the trance. Hypnosis is an interactive process between the hypnotist and the subject. When hypnosis is used for therapeutic purposes, it is called hypnotherapy.

The hypnotherapist's goal is to relax patients into a trance-like state in order to access their subconscious mind. A good hypnotherapist will then place suggestions into the subconscious that will help patients deal with their problem. Hypnotherapists are helping migraine sufferers relieve their pain by changing how they perceive it. They are smetimes even able to alleviate other migraine symptoms like vomiting and sensitivity to light and sound as well.

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Instead of focusing on pain perception, some hypnotherapists work with patients to learn to identify and avoid their personal migraine triggers. This can be especially effective for migraine sufferers who smoke if it is one of their triggers. Hypnosis has long been recognized as an effective smoking cessation technique.

Hypnotherapy is an excellent alternative for patients who do not respond to traditional migraine therapies. It is a great option for those who are either sensitive to migraine medications or are unable to take them for medical reasons. Hypnotherapy is highly recommended for female migraine sufferers trying to avoid medications during a pregnancy or while breastfeeding.

Hypnotherapy should only be undergone with a certified hypnotherapist. To find a good one, check with the American Association of Professional Hypnotherapist or the National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists.

Monday, 12 February


the essential paris travel guide & map "IndyWatch Feed Food"

the essential Paris travel guide & mapThe Ultimate Paris, France Travel Guide: All the Must See Instagram, Travel Photography, Food, Cafes, Things to do, and Shopping Spot plus Travel Tips for the First Time Visitor! #travel #paris #france

Finally the essential Paris travel guide & map are here! Two years ago Matt & I came to Paris. Fast forward to now, and weve fallen in love with the city, rented an apartment, and call Paris home 6 months out of the year. Eula took her first bite of food here, her first steps here, and celebrated her first birthday here. Its become our second home. And Ive gotten to know it so well, though its forever full of surprises. Below Ive given you my Paris travel tips for the first timer along with my favorite stays, coffee, eats, drinks, and shops. And Ive included a free map of the most Instagrammable photography spots in Paris.cause I miiiiight know a thing or two about that! The map also has my favorite eats & shops on it, and you can use it on your phone! Its the perfect companion to a trip to Paris or planning one!

When people ask me Why Paris?, all I can really say is because when I look up, it makes me happy. Because my daily errands are more beautiful. Because I can buy a real poisses. Because when Im surrounded by iron street lamps and Haussmannian rooftops and toy chimneys, I am, it seems, a little lighter. And I am not, by nature, light. Im, if left to my own devices, an anxious person. And while I subscribe to the old adage, Its not where you are, its who you are, I do find where I am can be the icing on the cake provided Im doing well.

Given the wrong mind set, I can be miserable in Paris or paradise. We all could. But given that I am, on the whole these days, content & ever striving towards a reasonable assessment of the fear & sense of urgency that plague me regardless of circumstance, I find myself generally happy here in our fourth floor walk up come heat wave or snow, both of which weve been here for. I prefer the snow.

Paris, I think, is a mirror. If youre young and wild, shell be young and wild. If youre old and stodgy, she can meet you there as well. If youre like me and decidedly (one hopes) neither, theres that too. I spend most of my time in the admittedly bourgie neighborhood of the Marais where we live or working at a co-working space nearby. I rarely adventure to the left bank, though Ive nothing against it. In the spring I look forward to taking Eula to Luxembourg Gard...


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