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Friday, 27 October


Honey and Lime Jalapeno Chicken "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Honey and Lime Jalapeno Chicken
It's time for a new jalapeno recipe! Yes, jalapenos are one of my favourite foods! I'm constantly trying new recipes that feature them with the latest one being a tasty honey and lime jalapeno chicken! This jalapeno chicken is a Chinese style dish that is so quick and easy to make; it's on the table in less than 20 minutes! You start by quickly cooking the chicken and jalapenos before adding the sauce ingredients to the pan to finish it off. The sauce consists on the magical combination of honey for sweetness, lime for sourness/tartness and soy sauce for saltiness which when combined with the spicy jalapenos forms the perfect harmony flavours that dance in your mouth! You can add some veggies to the sauce like green peppers or broccoli to serve over rice or pasta to complete the meal or you can simply steam the veggies and serve them on the side. This honey and lime jalapeno chicken is my new favourite quick and easy weeknight meal that always disappears off the table so quickly!

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Can Alternative Pain Relief Methods Halt the Opioid Crisis? "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Washington, DC  Pain researcher and clinician Jacob Teitelbaum, MD., believes the solution to the countrys opioid epidemic is finding an alternative to addictive narcotics for managing pain.

President Trump this week declared the countrys opioid crisis a national emergency, putting it on the same level of severity as natural disasters, mass infectious disease outbreaks, and terrorist attacks. Opioids are the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. today, and the amount of opioids legally prescribed has nearly quadrupled from 1999 to 2010. The president is currently weighing various solutions to this national crisis, none of which address the underlying issue pain.

One in three Americans suffers from chronic pain. According to Dr. Teitelbaum, pain is simply an alert that something is wrong and needs attention. He believes that addressing the cause of the pain can be an effective way to relieve discomfort as opposed to treating pain itself, which only masks the symptoms. The underlying root of pain can include metabolic problems, inflammation, gut complications, chronic insomnia, hormonal imbalances, improper nutrition, and lack of exercise.

A study conducted by Dr. Teitelbaum, which utilized his S.H.I.N.E. protocol, showed dramatic pain relief in 90% of subjects in three months, all of whom suffered from fibromyalgia. S.H.I.N.E. refers to five key areas that when addressed in combination provide a blueprint for promoting optimal energy. These are Sleep, Hormones, Immunity/Infection, Nutrition and Exercise.

In another study, Teitelbaum used ribose, a five-carbon sugar that helps to reenergize mitochondria in cells, to help treat chronic fatigue patients.

By using the entire healthcare toolkitnot just medications and surgerypain can be much more effectively treated, said Dr. Teitelbaum. This way, we can stem the flow of narcotics contributing to the 64,000 overdose deaths yearly, while still making sure that people in pain get pain-free.

There are many natural ways to manage chronic pain. According to David Foreman, the Herbal Pharmacist, there is sometimes a link between vitamin D deficiency and chronic back pain, arthritis (mostly Osteo and Rheumatoid), migraines, fibromyalgia, and carpal tunnel syndrome. In cases like these, supplementing with vitamin D may prove to be beneficial [1].

Inflammation is also a common cause of pain. The curcumin in turmeric, a member of the ginger family, has long been studied for its anti-inflammatory properties that may help relieve joint and arthritic pain [2].

There is also scientific evidence which suggests consuming black or tart cherry juice can help relieve muscle pain, arthritic pain, and the pain of gout. Their anti-inflammatory, pain-killing effect is likely due to the anthocyani...


Add These To Your Diet To Accelerate Weight Loss "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Are you currently on a diet or have dieted in the past with very little success? You arent alone! This problem persists with a majority of people who start a diet. When you first begin a diet you might be really excited but slowly over the course of a few days or weeks that excitement


5 Proven Ways to Beat Winter Holiday Stress "IndyWatch Feed Food"

There is an expectation that the festive season will be a joyful time. In fact, in one study 45% of the respondents reported dreading the winter holidays. Many people struggle with stress or even depression brought on during the holiday season. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce or eliminate many of these problems. For people


My New Ikea Kitchen + Space Saving Hacks "IndyWatch Feed Food"

I'm inviting you to have a look at my new Ikea kitchen, complete with lots of space-saving and clutter-free hacks. Hopefully it will give you some inspiration if you're thinking about making changes or de-cluttering your kitchen space.  This post contains some 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.  So. Back in July, we took out the kitchen cupboards and had a new limestone floor laid in the bare kitchen. The planning took place throughout July and August and finally, installation began in late September and was finished at the beginning of...

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How Can Beets Boost Your Health? "IndyWatch Feed Food"

 If you do not include beets in your diet, perhaps you should consider adding them. Dr. Edward Group shares their many health benefits.

When it comes to healthy foods, its hard to beat beets. The nutrition facts for beets dont lie. They are a powerhouse of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that are great for your healthantioxidants and fiber just to name two. Beets support heart health, liver detoxification, brain health, and much more. If its been a while since you tried some fresh beets or energy-boosting beet juice, then its time to get back in the habit of enjoying the many health benefits of this colorful vegetable. Read more


How Natural Aids Can Lessen Your Chance of Contracting the Pneumonic Plague "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Were picking up where we left off: an outbreak of Bubonic plague is occurring in Madagascar and the island of Seychelles off the coast of East Africa.  The plague turns into pneumonic plague as it migrates into the lungs and causes pneumonia and a host of other respiratory problems.  The causative organism of plague is the bacteria Yersinia pestis, and it is transmitted primarily by vectors (in this case fleas) from infected rodents to human beings.  That is the normal route of transmission for the bubonic plague, also known as the Black Death during the Middle Ages, where 1/3 of the population of Europe died.

The thing with this offshoot of the plague is that it can be transmitted just by sneezing on someone.  Airborne transmission is occurring, where droplets from the infected individuals coughs, sneezes, and mucous fluids carry the bacteria and spread it.  If a person sneezes on the wall, and later another person touches that wall with their hand?  Such contact can transmit this pneumonic plague.

In the previous article, we covered some standard pharmacological treatments for this pneumonic plague.  Now were going to over some herbal supplements you may wish to stock up on.  Why?  Well, if the plague goes out of control and theres a shortage of pharmaceutical medications, that is one reason.  Another is that if the S hits the fan, the plague will increase both in severity and in the geographic locale.  It will spread.  The symptoms of pneumonic plague are increased body temperature/fever, weakness, and severe headache, as well as coughing and sneezing.  The symptoms usually manifest within 1 to 6 days from the time the person has been infected.

The best medicine is preventative medicine.


First on the list is Garlic, also known as Allium sativum.  Garlic kills the plague bacteria.  Heres one source for your perusal:


How to Choose Purposeful Living "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Our modern lives move fast. There seems to be a constant stream of distractions, errands, to-do lists, and general busyness. Its a pace that moves so fast that life can pass us by without much notice. The answer of course is stop that train of mindless moving and choose purposeful living. That can sometimes feel []

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Piggy and Chicken Feet Basic Bone Broth "IndyWatch Feed Food"

I can almost hear you saying eeew (smile), but dont let the ingredients called for in this robust high-gelatin broth scare you off. I get my piggy and chicken feet locally from Ranch Foods Direct. However, you can also find a supplier in the Weston A. Price Foundation Shopping Guide or their phone app. This particular combination is one of the most dense gelatinous broths you can make. Even thicker than Jello!


  • 1 pig foot (mine was approximately 10 inches long)
  • 1 package (about 1 lb.) chicken feet cleaned with skin left on
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • Raw leftover veggies (except beets), optional


  1. Place pigs foot and chicken feet in a small oval pan.
  2. Add vinegar and fill pan with filtered water.
  3. Carefully place pan in refrigerator and allow feet to soak through the night.
  4. Next morning, rinse well and place in a large oval slow cooker.
  5. Add onion and other raw leftover veggies (if using). Dont use beets because they will turn the broth an unappealing maroon color.
  6. Add filtered water to fill to top. Cover and place on high heat for approx. 1 hour.
  7. Turn to low and simmer for approximately 12 hours. (I generally start mine at 5 to 6 in the morning, and its nicely cooked by 6 in the evening.)
  8. All...

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Thursday, 26 October


Amazon Q3 Net Sales Up 34%, Shares Soar "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Seattle, WA Shares of soared past $1,000 in after-hours trading after the company released third quarter financial results showing net sales of $43.7 billion, an increase of 34% year-over-year and beating analysts estimates.

Net sales includes $1.3 billion from Whole Foods Market, which Amazon acquired on Aug.  28, 2017. Excluding Whole Foods Market and the $124 million favorable impact from year-over-year changes in foreign exchange rates throughout the quarter, net sales increased 29% compared with third quarter 2016.

Operating income decreased 40% to $347 million in the third quarter, compared with operating income of $575 million in third quarter 2016. Operating income includes income of $21 million from Whole Foods Market.

Net income was $256 million in the third quarter, or $0.52 per diluted share, compared with net income of $252 million, or $0.52 per diluted share, in third quarter 2016.

In the last month alone, weve launched five new Alexa-enabled devices, introduced Alexa in India, announced integration with BMW, surpassed 25,000 skills, integrated Alexa with Sonos speakers, taught Alexa to distinguish between two voices, and more. Because Alexas brain is in the AWS cloud, her new abilities are available to all Echo customers, not just those who buy a new device, said Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO.

And its working customers have purchased tens of millions of Alexa-enabled devices, given Echo devices over 100,000 5-star reviews, and active customers are up more than 5x since the same time last year. With thousands of developers and hardware makers building new Alexa skills and devices, the Alexa experience will continue to get even better.

Analysts see voice ordering as the next big wave of shopping.

As for the Whole Foods Market integration, CFO Brian Olsavsky said, I think weve had busy months since weve joined forces, offering lower prices on a range of key grocery items in the stores, launching the Whole Foods private label products on Amazon, the technical work to make Prime the Whole Foods customer rewards program, and well have that coming out in the future. Weve added Amazon Lockers to select Whole Foods stores. So lots of activity, lots of energy and were really excited to show customers whats possible when we join forces here.

I think over time, youll see more cooperation and working together between AmazonFresh, Prime Now, and Whole Foods as we can explore different ways to serve the customer. So, thats kind of the early report on Whole Foods. So far so good, and were thrilled to finally be working together after the summer of closing the deal.

Olsavsky also hinted that Whole Foods can play a role in any future Amazon pharmacy business.



Lonzas Capsugel Integration on Track "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Basel, Switzerland Lonzas integration of Capsugel is on track as the company forecasts combined high single-digit sales growth for the year. The first joint product offerings are in consumer health and sports nutrition.

Lonza sustained strong performance and growth of the company in the first nine months of the year, which proves the rationale behind our strategic direction, said Richard Ridinger, CEO of Lonza, in a statement. Our focus now is on the successful integration of Capsugel in order to realize the expected synergies and further boost our ambition to become the leading integrated service provider for the pharma and healthcare industries. The first three months of the integration have been promising. We have confirmed the close cultural fit while weve been bringing the first combined business opportunities to life.

After the July 5 closing of the Capsugel acquisition, the post-deal integration began immediately, the company reports. Business and functional integration is on track with key managers from both Lonza and Capsugel leading the integration activities.

Lonza and Capsugel employees are committed to the common path of offering high-quality products and services along the healthcare continuum from ingredient sourcing to finished dosage form.

Ten new dietary supplement formulas have launched with Lonzas ingredients, powered by Capsugels formulation and finished dosage forms know-how. They address sports, mood, sleep, healthy weight and immunity.

In Q3 2017 Capsugel performed in line with expectations with particularly strong results in Consumer Health and Nutrition. Lonza confirms its positive outlook for Capsugel to deliver the expected synergies and growth targets. Combined financial figures will be reported with the full-year results 2017 in January 2018.

Published on WholeFoods Magazine Online, 10/26/17

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GNC Shows Q3 Profit with New Model "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Pittsburgh, PA Just six weeks into the job, GNC Holdings CEO Ken Martindale expressed optimism about a turnaround with unique products and services in the pipeline for 2018 and the ability to market them better during his first call with analysts reporting same store third-quarter sales up 1.3% in company-owned stores.

It is clear that our strengthened model is creating a solid foundation for growth, said the former CEO of RiteAid Stores. Going forward, we will continue to focus on growing sales and on giving customers innovative, highly differentiated products and experiences.

This company has extraordinary potential, he added. One of the key components has been the revamping of our pricing strategy. Customers are responding. Today 75% fewer items are on sale, promotion or BOGO. The business is not so reliant on sales and discounts, while traffic growth was up 12.4% for the quarter.

Our vertically integrated model gives us a competitive advantage, Martindale said. This companys R&D is a real edge we can drive real profitability giving consumers products and services they cant get anywhere else and anticipating customer needs. Research tells us consumers want connections with the brands that serve them.

Theres a long way to go.

For the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2017, GNC reported net income of $61 million, less than half the net income of $147.2 million for the same period in 2016.

For third quarter 2017, GNC reported net income of $21.5 million compared with $32.4 million in the prior year quarter. Adjusted earnings per share (EPS) was 32 cents and 59 cents in the three months ended Sept. 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

The impact of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria are estimated to have resulted in a 2-cent reduction to adjusted EPS for the quarter. Most stores in Puerto Rico are expected to remain closed indefinitely.

Overall consolidated revenue of $609.5 million for the quarter is down from $628 million in the same period last year.  Same-store sales in franchised operations were down 1.7%.

A reduction in advertising spending and one-time effort to get enrollees to use the points on their loyalty cards by activating them all, were also factors.

The One GNC loyalty program that replaced the GNC gold card has enrolled 9 million members to date and another 580,000 have signed up for PRO Access membership. Martindale said personalized marketing using this database is in the works for 2018.

Ecommerce is ramping.

In addition, GNCs ecommerce business is ramping up on both and the new GNC Storefront in Amazon Marketplace. The company declined to say how important Amazon has been to gro...


Tell Congress to support local meat production "IndyWatch Feed Food"

The scarcity of small-scale slaughterhouses is one of the biggest barriers to farmers ability to produce, and consumers ability to buy, locally raised meat. Many farmers have to haul their animals several hours to get to a processor, increasing costs and creating stress for the animals and for some, its just not feasible.

H.R. 2657, the Processing Revival and Intrastate Meat Exemption (PRIME) Act, would tackle the scarcity of small-scale slaughterhouses by allowing the sale of meat by the individual cut from custom slaughterhouses. Currently, meat can only be sold by the individual cut if it is from an animal slaughtered and processed at a federal or state inspected facility.

Many farmers have a custom slaughterhouse much closer than a federal or state-inspected facility. But under the current law, if the animal is processed at a custom facility, the meat can only go to the individual or individuals who owned the animal at the time the slaughter took place. This means that the customer(s) must buy the whole animal while it is still alive, effectively purchasing hundreds of pounds of meat without knowing the final weight or price per pound. Not many people can or want to do this!

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Should We Be Worried About Radiation from Fukushima? "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Radioactive fish, toxic seaweed, contaminated oceans if youre worried about radiation from Fukushima invading your food and harming your health, youre not alone! Years after the famous 2011 power plant disaster caused by a tsunami, the internet is still abuzz with articles warning that Fukushima radiation is leaking into the water and contaminating our aquatic food supply, and that our days of eating Pacific seafood are over. On one hand, some official sources (like the FDA) have assured us theres no safety hazard in consuming fish (and that any detectable radiation in seafood is at levels well below the danger zone). But maybe youve seen headlines like 28 Signs That The West Coast Is Being Absolutely Fried With Nuclear Radiation From Fukushima (Global Research) Were Eating Fukushima Radiation; Bloody Cancerous Tumors in Fish & Seafood (from and arent sure what to believe. Should we keep fish and seaweed on the menu, or should we nix the bounty of the sea due to legitimate radiation concerns? Before you swear off salmon (and all of its omega-3 goodness!) forever, lets take a look at the science!

Putting Radiation Into Context

In physics, radiation is the emission of energy as electromagnetic waves or as moving subatomic particles (like electrons, positrons and alpha particles, which are basically just a helium nucleus). The type of radiation were talking about when we think of nuclear energy is ionizing radiation, so called because it has the ability to ionize, or remove electrons from an atom.  It is emitted from radioactive isotopes, also called radionuclides, less stable variants of common elements like iodine and cesium. Exposure to ionizing radiation can damage tissues in our body, including damaging DNA, which is why its linked to increased risk of cancer.  (By contrast, nonionizing radiation is a whole different story and includes visible light, radio waves, and microwave radiationsee, Are Microwaves Safe to Use? )


Just by being alive on planet earth, were exposed to low levels of ionizing radiation on a daily basis. Some of it occurs naturally (cosmic rays fro...


Four Ways to Spot a Negligent Doctor and Possibly Save Your Life "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Medical malpractice is becoming more common in recent years. It can be alarming how many people are the victims of such an unfortunate incident. According to, $3 billion was spent on medical malpractice cases alone, in the year 2012. It might seem scary to go somewhere and expect quality treatment, and instead be the


I Love My Wok Book Review "IndyWatch Feed Food"

I cook from the book I Love My Wok, the latest in the 'I Love' series of cookery books, and tell you what I think. 100 mostly Asian-inspired recipes from Indonesia, China, Malaysia, India and so many more. And all of them you can cook in a wok. Brilliant.  This post contains some affiliate links. This means that if you decide to click on a link and make a purchase, I might receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you), which goes back in to helping me keep the blog going. I Love My Wok is the latest in the line of 'I Love...' cook books, with other books including 'I Love My BBQ' and 'I Love My Slow Cooker.' This one, which came out in August, is written by Nicola Graimes and...

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Wednesday, 25 October


#MorningMonarchy: October 25, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Food"

New rivers, smaller condoms and bigger waste + this day in history w/the US invades Grenada and our song of the day by Blitzen Trapper on your Morning Monarchy for October 25, 2017.


Baked Chicken Enchilada Casserole "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Baked Chicken Enchilada Casserole
I am a huge fan of quick and easy meals and this baked chicken enchilada casserole is my current favourite! It's a simple take on chicken enchiladas where full chicken breasts are baked in a tasty enchilada sauce with all of the fixings! The sauce starts with an enchilada sauce along with corn, beans, olives and sliced jalapeno and it's all topped off with plenty of cheese that melts when it bakes! This dish takes about 30 minutes to make so its perfect for busy work night dinners! I like to serve it on rice or pasta, which can easily be cooked while the chicken enchilada casserole bakes in the oven, along with encholada toppings like avocado, sour cream, etc.

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