Saturday, December 5, 2009

Weekend Reading

Great resources to discover and explore this cool December weekend:

Discover NTPTalk:  If you have not already found NTPTalk, it's time.  N.T.P. stands for Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, which is the certification designation one earns through the year long intensive nutrition education program at the Nutritional Therapy Association. The program is a whole foods diet based approach founded upon the ideas of the "nutritional greats" such as Weston Price and Francis Pottenger.

NTPTalk is run by Beverly Hartsfield, herself an NTP and all the articles at NTPTalk are written by fellow NTPs. The contributions by NTPs  are comprised of two categories: articles on nutrition and whole food recipes. For you "FOODIES" -- this is a must see, must know resource! Other sections include resources, educational and cooking videos, books, media -- it's all there Time for you to head on over and get acquainted!

Explore a newly emerging theory of disease and health: Doug Kaufmann of Know the teaches that most illness has an underlying relation to fungal growth in the body. His knowledge base his huge and his experience is vast. If you have tried everything still can't solve your health issue, it's probably time to learn more about this. His site is here, and my in-depth introduction to him is here.

Find out about "primal living:" Those in the primal community avoid almost all grains regardless of the "quality" of the source. Mark's Daily Apple is a great resource for this approach to health and living.

Visit my favorite "Real Food" blogs with a Weston Price flavor: Kelly the Kitchen Kop, Hartke Is Online, Food Renegade, and the Journal of Natural Food and Healing. Tons of real information from real folks.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Sage News: 12/4; Updates all day

"New" findings presented at the annual scientific meeting of the American Heart Association find that Niacin may be more effective than cholesterol-lowering drugs. Glad they are catching up, but the cholesterol-lowering -- and other -- benefits of niacin is old news.

My name is Sarah. And I am a recovering vegetarian

Raw Milk Myths: are we prisoners of pasteurization? Lengthy, detailed,  and written by a physician. Part I. Part II.

Two speech excerpts from the recent Weston Price Conference:

Behind the Fuzzy Logic of the Raw Milk -- David Gumpert:

Raw Milk from Pasture-Fed Cows, the Ultimate Sacred Food by Ted Beals, MD:

Latest anti-raw milk hysteria: no proven links between E. coli and raw milk from Dungeness Valley Creamery. The Creamery issues a detailed statement.

More on government bias against raw milk, here.

Mammogram radiation may put some women at risk.

A growing number of women are having babies at home without medical help.

Women with breast cancer have low Vitamin D levels.  MUCH more about this here.

Now they want to jab cows with yet another toxic substance: a vaccine to prevent E.-coli. All the more reason to eat grass fed beef.

No surprise here: studies funded by Big Pharma are four times MORE likely to show outcomes favorable to -- Big Pharma. Distorted evidence?

"We plodding humans have been fighting antibiotic resistance the same way for decades: by restricting access to antibiotics and developing new drugs to kill off problem bugs. It hasn’t worked, and it’s never going to.” Antibiotic resistance. Interesting side note, the article says vitamin C can reduce antibiotic resistance, which leads one to wonder aloud --  if people had enough Vitamin C in their systems in the first place if they would even need antibiotics? In many cases, probably not.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Sage News-Menu 12/3: Healthy school lunches, bone broth, and raw milk from a vending machine(!)

Unbelievable: Couple's son, 2, taken into "care" by social workers after they 'refused to feed him junk food' per doctors' orders.

Bad news for exercise addicts. Which then begs the question, why doesn't exercise always work?

A college in Pennsylvania refuses to graduate obese students.

Teaching is Not a Crime: Challenging Virginia's Unconstitutional Regulation of Yoga Teacher Training:

Who owns YOUR favorite organic food label?

Why do we have 90 times more autism than the Amish?

Surprise! Healthy school lunches increase student interest and participation.

Another Surprise: Kids eat less junk foods when schools stop providing it. “...we found that when you take soda and high-fat snacks out of schools, students did not compensate at home. Instead, they ate better at school and no worse at home."

MMR vaccine: 8 year old Dutch boy gets it and (surprise...) dies three days later...

...So it should come as no real surprise that Big Pharma Wants to Make You Sick.

So while drugs do not impart health, per se, the right foods do. This amazing Bone Broth for starters.

And if you happen to be in France, you can get some healing raw milk from a vending machine in a supercenter store, of all places!

So we have seen kids in school eating healthy, people in France drinking something healthy, what about YOU now? Are You Eating Healthy?  You will have a much better idea how to do so after reading this article.

Filed under life expectancy: fewer smokers, good. More obesity, worse.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Sage News-Menu 12/2: Raw Milk, Sprouted Flour and more...

The New York Times asks "How Safe is Your Chicken Dinner?" A new study by Consumer Reports has found that two out of three whole broiler chickens are contaminated with illness-inducing bacteria, while certain types of organic chicken posed the lowest risk. Heh. The article further states "The cleanest birds were organic “air-chilled” broilers."

Top five most shocking food facts from Food, Inc. For example, cow stomachs are designed to eat GRASS, not corn. Oh and the average hamburger contains meat from 100 cows. Yes, you read that correctly.

Raw milk: Richard Boyden tells us that South Dakota is initiating a "pogrom" of economic genocide against small farm raw milk producers. Meanwhile, Missouri's attorney general is suing a couple for selling raw milk outside a health food store. "Missouri law says raw milk or cream can only be sold if a person purchases or requests it directly from a farm."

 These are but two local battles of a nationwide war involving raw milk rights. For a complete overview of what's going on, don't miss David Gumpert's new book, The Raw Milk Revolution: Behind America's Emerging Battle Over Food Rights

And from the same author, David Gumpert, Upsetting the Apple Cart: MI Group Verdict On Raw Milk -- Yes on Competitive Inhibition, Yes on Lactose Intolerance, Yes on Helping Pregnant Moms, Yes on Reducing Asthma. He asks: Did you ever think you’d see this statement endorsed by dairy regulators?

Great new find: need your grain fix? To Your Health Sprouted Flour is made to order -- never sits on a shelf in a warehouse. This is important because grains CAN become infested with fungus when they sit around.

When people in a specific area are more than ten times more likely to live to 100 than those who live elsewhere, odds are they're onto something. The secret(s) to living past 100.

SOS: Ann Louise Gittleman is looking for Fat Flushers who have lost 75 pounds or more....I have an exciting opportunity for you

 List Of Foods That Trigger Fat 

Does A High-protein Diet Cause Baldness

Dr. Mercola: Little or NOTHING can beat a healthy lifestyle if you want truly gorgeous, glowing skin.

Find out what health experts say to "Which ONE health product should you have on a desert island?"

Hmm...Why are doctors and health care workers REFUSING the swine flu vaccine?

It (was) Vegan Awareness Month & time to say why omnivorous diets are better for the planet.

Amid price gouging probe, pharmacies cut back on liquid Tamiflu price.

Study Questions Safety of Mammograms for Young Women at High Risk of Cancer.

Omnivores rejoice: Yet another reason you should eat more meat.

What decreases inflammation more: soy or dairy?

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sage News-Menu 12/1

Study found that adding just a small amount of GLUCOSE to the worm's diet cut their lifespan by about 20%!

What do you expect when they keep exhorting us all to chow down on carbs?

Americans eat 22 teaspoons of sugar per day.

Study shows early hi carb diet does damage. Need to think about next time you load your kid up with sugar.

This is the worst scientific scandal of our generation. Right up there with 'the low-fat diet is good for you.'

Obesity and type 2 diabetes grow in tandem, along with the health risks, research finds Los Angeles Times

"People believe "fat makes you fat" and that since carbohydrates are fat free, they are "free" calories. ...

Great blog post about healing power of bone broth.

U.S. diabetes cases to double, costs triple by 2034.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Sage News-Menu 11/30

Whole Foods Market To Use Mobile Slaughterhouses; Will It Help or Hurt Small Farmers? Very interesting story.

And while we are at it, a proposal for a more humane system for raising and killing animals.

Mark Sison has the review of note on the new book, The Vegetarian Myth. Much to learn in the comments, too.

People go on a vegetarian diet to avoid eating animal products. Many of them gain body fat and wonder why.

Sugary colas linked to gestational diabetes.

Carbohydrate intake drives diabetes in India.

Swine flu, politics and the Centers for Disease Control. Video.

Cancer Risks from Mammogram Screening.

GlaxoSmithKline recalls 172,000 doses of the H1N1 vaccine in Canada. Guess it's a darned good thing for big-pharma that the U.S. granted them immunity from legal action.

Elderly folk's unsteadiness may be caused by prescription drugs.

Do you believe in alternative medicine? Will your insurance cover it?

Natural News
: Cancer industry abandons science to push mammograms.

Woman's leg amputated by mistake following false cancer diagnosis.