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Tuesday, 07 August

16:56

Opioid Addiction: Can Marijuana Ease Withdrawals? "IndyWatch Feed Food"

We all know that marijuana is said to be a gateway drug. But lets be honest, if you have an addictive personality so is alcohol and caffeine. A milder stimulant can definitely lead to the use of more harmful stimulants, but perhaps they can also be used to our benefit. Im specifically referring to marijuana []

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16:49

5 Interesting Facts about Hair Clippers "IndyWatch Feed Food"

How much do you know about hair clippers? Can you distinguish between the various hair clippers in the market? Well, read on for the answers: #1. Hair Clippers Can Either Be Manual or Electric Long before the electric hair clippers were invented, the barbers were still in business. They used manual clippers to give incredible []

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13:43

Tips for Saving Time on AIP "IndyWatch Feed Food"

How to save time on the autoimmune protocol, because no one wants to be chained to the stove three times a day.  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 going. Thank you for your support. This blog wouldn't exist without it. When you're doing a healthy, healing diet it really does feel as if you're cooking, then clearing up and then cooking again for the next meal. It's like you're either spending ages deciding what to have for dinner, shopping for dinner or you're in the kitchen cooking it.  Luckily,...

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13:39

Review of Modibodi Underwear - for Eco Periods "IndyWatch Feed Food"

In my quest to reduce my family's plastic load, I try out Modibodi underwear - the environmentally friendly solution to that time of the month. I'm going to talk about periods. And, I'll admit, I was a little apprehensive about slipping on my new Modibodi pants (thank you Modibodi for sending me a pair to try) as the sun rose on the first day of mine last month. Modibodi are an Australian company, but you can buy them here online in the UK, and they were made to reduce the need for disposable pads or tampons during your period. When you think about the waste each woman generates each month, it's kind of unsettling. And, say Modibodi, depending on your flow, you can either wear the...

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13:36

Have You Been, Or Are You, On A Diet? Please Take 2 Minutes To Review This Brief Survey About How Easy Or Difficult It Is/Was. "IndyWatch Feed Food"

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 unbiased.

UPDATE: .....we did it! Thanks to everyone who already clicked! We've collected a sufficient number of responses. Do stay tuned though, because in the next rounds of data collection we'll be looking to explore DIET scores from those who are both doing wonderfully on specific diets, as well as collecting information about those diets people couldn't sustain and we'll need every response we can get!...

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Monday, 06 August

21:10

Irreversible "IndyWatch Feed Food"


Follow the Wheat Belly lifestyle and literally hundreds of diseases can be reversed: type 2 diabetes reverts to normal within weeks to months (depending on how much weight needs to be lost to restore insulin sensitivity), fatty liver reverses to normal within a few weeks, skin rashes recede, IBS and acid reflux are gone within days in the majority, high triglycerides plummet, even several forms of kidney disease can reverse.

But there are health conditions that, once established, can leave effects that can be irreversible even if the initial causative condition reverses. For example, type 2 diabetes can cause kidney damage signaled by a rise in blood levels of creatinine (normal is around 1.0 mg/dl) and loss of protein in the urine. Reverse diabetes and enjoy a drop in HbA1c from, say, 11% to 5.0%no longer diabeticand creatinine may drop from a near-complete kidney failure level of 4.0 to 2.5but not all the way back to normal and urinary protein loss can persist. Residual kidney damage remains, leaving the kidneys susceptible to future additional damage and failure. Another example is type 1 diabetes: Damage to pancreatic beta cells that produce insulin is initiated by the gliadin protein of wheat/rye/barley, the zein protein of corn, or the casein beta A1 of dairy and, after the offending proteins have been removed from the diet, the pancreas does not recover and type 1 diabetes persists for life, causing lifelong reliance on insulin injections.

Other examples include:

CirrhosisGrains and sugars cause elevation of the AST and ALT markers that reflect damage to liver tissue called fatty liver (so-called because there is fat deposition in the liver; it is not from consumption of fat). Banish grains and sugars and AST and ALT drop to normal within 2-3 weeks. But the fibrous replacement of liver tissue persists, as does diminished liver capacity to handle toxins, nutrients, synthesize proteins, etc. Similarly, if autoimmune hepatitis reverses with grain elimination, liver damage can persist.

Gastric parietal cell lossPeople who have lost the parietal cells of their stomach responsible for acid production typically do not regrow these cells, even after the gliadin protein of wheat and related grainsresponsible for ini...

17:36

Monsanto Pays Harvard Wizard $100k to Perform Statistical Magic Show for Jury "IndyWatch Feed Food"

August 6, 2018
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Kevin Baum

Dewayne Johnson v. Monsanto Company is the first Roundup cancer lawsuit to proceed to trial. Plaintiff Dewayne Lee Johnson, a 46-year-old former school groundskeeper, alleges exposure to Monsantos Roundup weed killer and its active ingredient, glyphosate, caused him to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).

Johnson is one of thousands of plaintiffs to file suit against Monsanto in state court over the alleged link between Roundup and NHL. More than 450 other lawsuits filed in federal court are currently pending in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Since the start of the Johnson trial,...

16:28

Cilantro Lemon Tahini Dressing "IndyWatch Feed Food"

A light tahini dressing with plenty of bright lemon juice and cilantro! Summer is the season of salads and the star of most great salads is a tasty dressing with this cilantro lemon tahini dressing is a fabulous one! Tahini is a paste made from ground sesame seeds (very similar to peanut butter) and its...

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14:00

CBD: Panacea, Snake Oil, or Somewhere in between? "IndyWatch Feed Food"

I want to thank the wonderful people taking my successful AIP Course for the inspiration and motivation to dive into this topic in detail: I started fielding questions about CBD use for autoimmune diseases, and I ended up going on a deep dive into the scientific literature. This blog post is a result of that search!


What is CBD? CBD is an abbreviation for the phytochemical cannabidol, a non-psychoactive component of Cannabis sativa (AKA marijuana, the recreational drug that receives a lot of attention in the media and is legalized for recreational or medical use in some states in the United States). This is a different constituent from THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the phytochemical responsible for the mental changes associated with marijuana use. So, when we talk about CBD, were talking about an isolated chemical compound from Cannabis that will not have any effects on personality apart from potentially being calming/relaxing.

Im sure that some of you are wondering, but isnt this stuff illegal, at least in some states? And the answer to your question would be: well, kind of. In the US, the federal Controlled Substances Act controls substances with a psychoactive nature or that have abuse potential. Classification of a substance depends upon its medical effectiveness and abuse potential. Marijuana and its cannabinoid components are currently Schedule I substances, the criteria for which is that theres no currently-accepted medical use, high potential for abuse, and lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision. Whether Cannabis and its components are appropriately designated has been under debate for quite some time. However, CBD can also be isolated from hemp another strain of Cannabis that is rich in CBD and does not have psychoactive properties. The use of hemp is one way that companies are able to legally manufacture CBD products.

Since 1996, there has been a large push to legalize marijuana in multiple forms, including CBD, across the United States. Currently, CBD is not listed separately from high-THC marijuana, which makes sourcing CBD a challenge. As of 2018,...

12:18

8 Medicinal Uses of Mullein "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Mullein is a common herb that has been used in traditional medicine for centuries. Rhonda Johansson reveals eight medicial uses for mullein that could be especially helpful in a survival situation.

Mullein is a backyard weed that was used by native Americans for their medicinal properties. This fascinating plant is known by multiple names such as Jupiters staff, Aarons rod, Jacobs staff, and Flannel leaf. Though botanists describe mullein as invasive and terribly difficult to eradicate, the weed can be used by preppers during emergency situations. Practically all parts, from root to tip, can be used to alleviate a variety of symptoms and conditions. They can be made into oil, tinctures, teas, or applied as a poultice. Eight medicinal uses of mullein are described below. Read more

12:07

Everything You Want (and Need) To Know About Long-Term Canned Food Storage. (Plus 10 Signs To Look For When Its Spoiled) "IndyWatch Feed Food"


Youve likely got a nice supply of canned goods in your pantry and food storage inventory, but how long do those products truly last?

Will they still be safe to eat when a disaster arises and you need to start popping those cans open and consuming their contents?

Best by, sell by, use by, best before, and expiration dates are all terms used on food packaging, and they are often a source of confusion.

Heres what those commonly used terms actually mean, according to the USDA:

  • Best if Used By/Before indicates when a product will be of best flavor or quality. It is not a purchase or safety date.
  • Sell-By date tells the store how long to display the product for sale for inventory management. It is not a safety date.
  • Use-By date is the last date recommended for the use of the product while at peak quality. It is not a safety date except for when used on infant formula as described below.

Regarding infant formula, the USDA elaborates:

Federal regulations require a Use-By date on the product label of infant formula under inspection of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Consumption by this date ensures the formula contains not less than the quantity of each nutrient as described on the label. Fo...

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Sunday, 05 August

12:00

Summer Appetizers "IndyWatch Feed Food"

With the warmer days here its always nice to have a list of goto snack or appetizer recipes on hand so that you are ready for any out doors events like barbecues, picnics, trips to the park, the beach or the pool! With this in mind I have collected some of my favourite summer appetizer...

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Sunday, 29 July

12:00

25 Zucchini Recipes "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Zucchini, aka courgette, a summer squash, has to be one of my favourite summer vegetables (technically a fruit) and thats good because when you grow it you get a ton of it! Although its nice and easy to steam or saute some zucchini and serve it as a side dish you can do so much...

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Sunday, 22 July

12:00

30 Summer Salads "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Were in the middle of summer right now and summer is definitely the salad season! Salads are amazingly versatile in that they can contain so many different things from a basic lettuce, cucumber and tomato salad to chicken salads, to potato salads, etc., they can be served either hot or cold and they can be...

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