Monday, August 24, 2009

Why protein powders are bad?

The topic of Why protein powders are bad? came up on the WAPF Chapterleaders message board recently. Sally Fallon (president and founder of the WAPF) joined in the discussion with these points. I thought they were worth reading about and wanted to share her concise and knowledgeable information.

Why protein drinks are bad (WAPF 101):

1. High-protein, low fat results in the depletion of fat-soluble
vitamins, particularly vitamin A. Ask Randy Roach, a body builder who became blind
using protein drinks. Filed as top secret in U.S. government files:
People in Guatemala became blind when given skim milk powder as food aide. Also
cause autoimmune problems, fatigue, thyroid problems, cancer, etc. The most
fundamental lesson of traditional cultures: they never ate lean meat.

2. Proteins are very fragile--high temperature processing denatures the
proteins, the body must mount an immune response.

3. Lots of additives, carcinogens formed during processing (nitrates,
etc.) Others added to these powdered mixtures. Tend to be high in MSG (also
formed during processing)

4. Where does the whey come from?? It is the waste product of
conventional cheese making, confinement cows, etc.

These protein powders are not REAL FOOD!!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Traveling with food and how to fry a steak

Preston and I spent last week in our home state of Virginia visiting family (his) and trying to relax. We took a cooler on the airplane with frozen milk, eggs, bacon, chicken soup and ground beef! I am so glad I have figured out how to travel without compromising my diet.

I subscribe to a number of blogs and this week one of them featured how to pan fry grass fed steak. I haven't tried it yet, but it looks like it would make a heck of a good meal. I wanted to share it with you...

Last night we saw Julia and Julie. What a great movie. SO enjoyable. Makes me what to go through Nourishing Traditions recipe by recipe and make everything in there. When we came home we were starving so I took some cut up chicken, a couple of cups of broth and heated them up. While it was heating I squeezed a lemon in a bowl and whisked in two eggs. After I took the pan off the heat I whipped in the lemon/egg mixture. I created a modified Avgolemono (a classic Greek soup) in just moments. Preston and I ate it with gusto and I felt so strong and healthy afterwards. Nothing like good stock to feed the body and soul.