January 31, 2011
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January 27, 2011
My Homemade Chicken "Hot Pocket" (Leave out the chicken for a vegan version)
January 26, 2011
I have so many ideas for posts...just have to get to sit and write them.
I am working on an research article to debate if animal foods are necessary for human consumption. Not meat per se, but what about raw milk and eggs from well cared for animals at small farms. Or even what if you had a farm yourself??? What about fishing from the lake or sea...what if you live in Alaska and there are no raw foods....???
I love animals and my first hope is that the animals have a happy life and are well cared for....but do we as humans, or maybe certain humans, need animal foods to close a nutrition gap....that is what I am working on now....I am doing tons of research..hope to have it posted soon!
January 19, 2011
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January 17, 2011
I think you have to put this in perspective...if you are craving greens (kale, collards etc) or lemons, maybe your body needs a nutrient or various nutrients in those foods.
If you are craving cake/bread/potato chips what are you craving exactly??? Sometimes you actually crave these foods (your body needs salt or extra calories) and sometimes you are "craving" ( just wanting) them to satisfy a void in your life or boredom or loneliness or stress eating. Soemtimes eating a certain food can just become a bad habit... you just eat it because it's there and you ALWAYS have eaten it...
Sometimes you are craving wheat or dairy or eggs because your body has an allergy/intolerance to it, it makes you feel good for a time (like an addict on drugs) but then you crash again and crave the foods again. This becomes a vicious cycle (check the links below for more info on craving foods you're intolerant to and also the opioid like feelings created by eating wheat/gluten/dairy and soy).
http://www.askdrsears.com/html/4/t041800.asp (check out #6 at the bottom of the article)
I will say the first bite of a potato chip from a bag tastes delicious...but eating the WHOLE BAG...by the end your taste buds aren't even enjoying them anymore.
Fat and salt and fat and sugar does tend to attract everyone, a creamy texture or a crunch tends to get lots of people too.
Do you eat mindlessly? Or do you REALLY enjoy the foods you are eating?
I have gotten into a couple of craving traps myself these days....one is Mocha Fudge Almond Soy
"ice cream" the other is potato chips.
I will try to add more interesting healthy foods into my day to "crowd out" the not so nutritious foods..and add more veggies and fruits. I like trying the intricate chef created macrobiotic or raw food dinners or desserts they are the most healthy AND the most tasty and have interesting textures and flavors.
Tried a great recipe for raw eggplant bacon strips over the weekend ...I'll post the recipe soon.
January 14, 2011
http://www.bioinnovations.net/ The Beckers website
http://www.americanlifetv.com/ ALN Network
http://www.familynet.com/ Family Net(work)
"addicted" to here) Someone once told me if you get your loved one to go out late at night in the snow to get you a certain food you just "must have" or worse if put on YOUR coat to go out late at night, in the snow yourself to get what you are craving...you probably have an addiction and possibly an allergy/intolerance to that food (I will post more on that to explain it further)....don't despair! you CAN beat those cravings and not have them anymore!
26 votes - voters could pick multiple answers
1) bread 11 - 40%
2) cheese 14 - 51%
3) ice cream 2 - 7% (did this have to do with it being winter???)
4) anything with sugar 8 - 20%
5) cookies 4 - 14%
6) pretzels 1 - 3%
7)potato chips 9 - 33%
8) doritoes 4 - 14%
9) fast food 5 - 18%
10)milk shakes 0 - 0%
Bread and cheese won! I will put up some dairy free/gluten free bread and cheese craving satisfying recipes first. I will work on posting recipes for other craving substitutions as well, very shortly.
January 12, 2011
There is also a link below for Cyrex Labs if you would like to contact them for more info.
24 Most Gluten Cross Reactive Foods (That Cyrex Labs Test For)
ANTIBODY ARRAY 4 - Gluten-Associated Sensitivity & Cross-Reactive Foods
Gluten-Associated Sensitivity & Cross-Reactive Foods
■Cow’s Milk IgG + IgA Combined
■Alpha-Casein & Beta-Casein IgG + IgA Combined
■Casomorphin IgG + IgA Combined
■Milk Butyrophilin IgG + IgA Combined
■American Cheese IgG + IgA Combined
■Chocolate IgG + IgA Combined
■Sesame IgG + IgA Combined
■Hemp IgG + IgA Combined
■Rye IgG + IgA Combined
■Barley IgG + IgA Combined
■Polish Wheat IgG + IgA Combined
■Buckwheat IgG + IgA Combined
■Sorghum IgG + IgA Combined
■Millet IgG + IgA Combined
■Spelt IgG + IgA Combined
■Amaranth IgG + IgA Combined
■Quinoa IgG + IgA Combined
■Yeast IgG + IgA Combined
■Tapioca IgG + IgA Combined
■Oats IgG + IgA Combined
■Coffee IgG + IgA Combined
■Corn IgG + IgA Combined
■Rice IgG + IgA Combined
■Potato IgG + IgA Combined
January 10, 2011
She has heart issues and high blood pressure and is on approx 5 different medications....this makes my husband and I crazy. We don't want to see her on so many meds with so many side effects...
We would love for her to go to a holistic doctor , get off some or all of the meds if possible and change her diet, but she is firmly entrenched that the processed foods she eats are OK....we tried to feed her like we eat when she visits, and she was uncomfortable eating "different" foods than she was used to. Then when she got sick we asked her what could we buy from the store for her (she already eats like a bird and I wanted to make sure she ate SOMETHING......).
She asked us to buy Lipton powdered soup in a box(MSG, tons of salt, fake ingredients), english muffins, and peanut butter (used ours no salt/sugar added nothing but ground peanuts) Lorna Doone (trans fats, sugar, fake ingredients)cookies and pasteurized orange juice (less vitamins), she turned down all veggies that we offered her...she is on coumadin and rather than eat a small amount/constant amount of greens/veggies she shuns them altogether (even the OK to eat veggies)....
I don't think she would be able to be sure what foods are good for her to eat or even if she knew she wouldn't choose those foods regularly. Sadly, she is too "into" the processed foods at the grocery store....
If you are on medications and wish to stop taking them never do this alone, make sure you have the help/supervision of a doctor (these types of doctors can help: holistic MD, functional medicine, naturopath, traditional chinese medicine)
January 7, 2011
January 5, 2011
Whoops forgot to add PASTA (not gluten free) as a choice on my poll....add a comment on my blog if you can't live without pasta or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Also if you have any other foods that "get you" One I thought of that I used to crave and love is French Toast!
January 4, 2011
Heard the flu in NY is pretty bad from my Naturopath!!! Beware and take care!
1)Carlson's Cod Liver Oil or other Vit D supplementation
2) Eating Healthy - lots fruits and veggies and salmon/sardines, low animal protein, low saturated fat
3) Soups - miso soup with shiitake mushrooms/ chicken/turkey/ veggies with lots of garlic and onions, seaweeds like wakame and dulse
4) Vit C - lemons, fresh or frozen berries/ red peppers or supplements
5) Fermented foods or probiotics
5) Echinacea or other immune boosting tea
6) Eating less or no sugar
7) Staying well hydrated and using a clean humidifier indoors (to combat the dry heat indoors)
Read the articles below for more...
January 3, 2011
See the Heart Shadow? My daughter's cool picture...
I'm trying to decide what to do in my life next...more nutrition school?(I'm almost finished with my Nutrition Counsellor course) more teaching healthy cooking? lecturing about nutrition and alternative medicine to heal disease?
One thing mucking up the plans is that I don't think I want to continue to live in NY. I would like to move somewhere warmer...really I would like to be a snow bird and go to the warmer weather in the winter and back to the cooler in the summer...can't really figure out how to "pull that off". I lived in a warmer climate before and absolutely hated the summer extreme heat too....
My motto for this year is "if it's working don't fix it....if it ain't working give it a major overhaul and change your perspective 180 degrees and do something different, switch it up, brainstorm. Go for it!"