Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Nourishing Traditional Diets Online Class

ONLINE CLASS WITH SALLY FALLON MORELL starts Tuesday, July 17th at 7:00 pm
I could not let this opportunity pass without doing something BIG about it.  This is the first time Sally Fallon Morell has offered her NOURISHING TRADITIONAL DIETS in an online format.  In the past you had to attend one of her speaking engagements.  
I have purchased the course ($150.00) and it will be shown at 6710 Professional Parkway, Sarasota, 23240 in suite 201 (map below).  It is a 7 week class presented every Tuesday at 7:30 to 9:00.  Look at the course outline below and come to all 7 or pick and choose the ones that really interest you for $5.00 per person per class.
No need to RSVP, I have a very large room reserved.

I can't wait to see this presentation again...I have seen it 3 times in the past and I always come away with something new and useful.  This is the real deal on food ways and I hope you will take advantage this opportunity for yourself and your family.

Course Description:An intensive seven part live lecture series broadcast weekly.
Animal fats, properly prepared whole grains, enzyme-enriched foods and nourishing bone broths kept our ancestors healthy. Sally Fallon Morell, author of Nourishing Traditions, explains why you need these foods too. Beginning with a presentation of Dr. Weston Price’s unforgettable photographs of healthy traditional peoples, Sally explains the underlying factors in a variety of traditional diets that conferred beauty, strength and complete freedom from disease on so-called primitive populations. Then she presents a step-by-step plan to put nourishing traditional foods--foods that your family will actually eat--back into your diet including easy breakfast cereals, soups, snack foods, high enzyme condiments and soft drinks that are actually good for you!
Learn about:
  • Butter, the number one health food
  • Vital role of high cholesterol foods
  • Dangers of modern soy foods and soy infant formula
  • The conspiracy to promote vegetable oils and hydrogenated fats
  • Foods that help babies grow up smart and strong
  • Old fashioned foods that give limitless energy and vibrant health
  • The unfortunate consequences of modern farming methods
An articulate communicator, Sally Fallon Morell blends culinary expertise with a finely honed capacity to cut through to the truth about our eating habits and their consequences. Her full-spectrum nutritional cookbook, Nourishing Traditions (visit www.newtrendspublishing.com), shows through research and recipes how the wise food choices and preparation methods of isolated traditional cultures promoted vigorous good health, longevity and freedom from dental problems and mental disorders. She serves as the founding president of the Weston A. Price Foundation (www.westonaprice.org) and founder of A Campaign for Real Milk (www.realmilk.com).

Course outline:

July 17: The Oiling of America: How the false cholesterol theory caused Americans to abandon traditional whole foods and created an epidemic of chronic disease. This initial lecture provides an important introduction to the subject of traditional diets, which were rich in the very foods we have been told are bad for us. Learn about:
  • The history of animal fat demonization
  • Fraud and misrepresentation in scientific research
  • Dangers of cholesterol-lowering medications
July 24: Introduction to the Work of Dr. Weston A. Price: The travels and discoveries of nutrition pioneer Dr. Weston A. Price, DDS, in order to answer the question, “What is a Healthy Diet?” Learn about:
  • The beautiful teeth and bone structure of so-called primitive peoples
  • Surprising dietary practices of traditional cultures
  • The importance of eating for the next generation
July 31: The Princples of Healthy Traditional Diets: This class presents the some of the main principles of healthy traditional diets. Learn about:
  • The importance of animal foods in human diets
  • Dr. Price’s key finding: the fat-soluble activators
  • Food sources of key nutrients, vitamins A, D and K
  • Why humans cook their food
  • The role of raw animal foods in human diets
  • The importance of enzyme-rich foods
  • The proper preparation of grains
  • Danger of soy foods
August 7: Know Your Fats: Fats and Oils explained. Clarification of terms such as polyunsatured, monounsaturated, saturated, omega-3 and omega-6. Learn about:
  • The dangers of industrial fats and oils
  • How margarine and shortening are made
  • The many important biochemical roles of saturated fat
  • The role of prostaglandins
  • Importance of omega-6 and omega-3 balance
  • Why butter is better!
August 14: A Campaign for Real Milk: Why raw whole milk from pastured cows is Nature’s perfect food. Learn about:
  • The safety of raw milk
  • The health benefits of raw milk
  • Raw milk for children
  • The economics of raw milk
August 21: How to Change Your Diet for the Better: Simple steps for introducing healthy eating habits in modern kitchens. Learn about
  • Easy ways to prepare healthy whole grains
  • How to lick the sugar habit
  • How to make enzyme-rich condiments and beverages
August 28: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner: Suggestions for healthy, economical meals. Learn about
  • Tips for organizing your kitchen
  • Meal planning
  • How to use leftovers
The online course will be in the form of a webinar showing Sally's powerpoint presentations.
Tuesday evenings July 17, 24, 31 and August 7, 14, 21, 28
7:30 – 9:00 pm EST 
6710 Professional Parkway, Suite 201 (see map below - purple marks the spot)
Directions from University Parkway - turn south on Lake Osprey Drive which is just east of I-75.  Follow Lake Osprey Drive until it dead ends and take a left on Professional Parkway...Turn into the first building on the left - look for Keller Williams Realty signs)
Cost: $5.00 per person per class

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Why we are seeing so much about good bacteria

The news and TV ads are loaded these days with talk about "good bacteria".  Take Activa for a week and feel better is a popular claim.  I am thrilled to see good bacteria, or gut flora sneaking into the mainstream.  Modern medicines, antibiotics, toxins all play a role in compromising the delicate balance of good and bad bacteria in our guts (when I say GUT I mean the part of our bodies starting with our mouth and ending with our anus).  But, as is often the case, mainstream media has oversimplified the significance, the role and the importance of a properly balanced gut.

But, it is still a step in the right direction.  For those of you who want to know more about the gut's influence on our health, here is a super article with Just the facts, Ma'am.

Read on and tell me what you think.  What are you doing to increase the health of your gut, and in turn, your overall health?  http://loveyourbelly.com/resources/gut.html

Monday, June 11, 2012

30 Most Popular Herbs for Natural Medicine

This was a post on the Weston A Price Chapter Leaders message board.  I found it so sucinct and easy to use that I wanted to share it with you.  Where do you get your herbs?  Please share by posting a comment below.

30 Most Popular Herbs for Natural Medicine

Aloe Vera – Antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiviral, wound and burn healer, natural laxative, soothes stomach, helps skin disorders.
Basil – Powerful antispasmodic, antiviral, anti-infectious, antibacterial, soothes stomach.
Black Cohosh – Relieves menopausal hot flashes, relieves menstrual cramps, helps circulatory and cardiovascular disorders, lowers blood pressure, reduces cholesterol, useful for nervousness and stress. Note: Do not use during pregnancy.
Black Walnut – Good for eliminating parasites, good for fungal infections, good for warts and poison ivy, aids digestion.
Cinnamon – It has been proven that 99.9% of viruses and bacteria can not live in the presence of cinnamon. So it makes a great antibacterial and antiviral weapon.
Cayenne- Catalyst for other herbs, useful for arthritis and rheumatism (topically and internally), good for colds, flu viruses, sinus infection and sore throat, useful for headache and fever, aids organs (kidneys, heart, lungs, pancreas, spleen and stomach, increase thermogenesis for weight loss.
Clove Bud – Improves the immune system, they are also an antioxidant and doubles as an antibacterial and antimicrobial fighter.
Cypress – The therapeutic properties of cypress oil are astringent, antiseptic, antispasmodic, deodorant, diuretic, haemostatic, hepatic, styptic, sudorific, vasoconstrictor, respiratory tonic and sedative.
Dandelion – Helpful for PMS, good for menopause, increases ovarian hormones.
Echinacea (coneflower) – Boosts white blood cell production, immune system support, anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties, good for colds, flu and infection. Note: Use no more than two weeks at a time. Do not use if you are allergic to sunflowers or related species.
Eucalyptus – Anti-infectious, antibacterial and antiviral.
Garlic – Helps fight infection, detoxifies the body, enhances immunity, lowers blood fats, assists yeast infections, helps asthma, cancer, sinusitis, circulatory problems and heart conditions.
German Chamomile – Helps stress, anxiety and insomnia, good for indigestion, useful for colitis and most digestive problems, effective blood cleanser and helps increase liver function and supports the pancreas. Improves bile flow from the liver, it is good for healing of the skin that might come from a blistering chemical agent.
Geranium – Dilates bile ducts for liver detoxification, antispasmodic, stops bleeding, anti-infectious, antibacterial.
Ginger – Helps nausea, motion sickness and vomiting, useful for circulatory problems, good for indigestion, and is also an effective antioxidant.
Lavender – Assists with burns, antiseptic, used as a stress reliever, good for depression, aids skin health and beauty.
Lemon – Is known for its antiseptic properties, Essential Science Publishing says that: According to Jean Valnet, M.D. the vaporized essence of lemon can kill meningococcal bacteria in 15 minutes, typhoid bacilli in one hour, Staphylococcus aureus in two hours and Pneumococcus bacteria within three hours. Lemon also improves micro-circulation, promotes white blood cell formation, and improves immune function.
Marjoram – Anti-infectious, antibacterial, dilates blood vessels, regulates blood pressure, soothes muscles.
Marshmallow – Aids bladder infections, diuretic (helps fluid retention), helps kidney problems, soothes coughs, sore throats, indigestion, and as a topical agent it is said to be anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and wound-healing.
Melissa – Assists in issues with the nervous system, blisters, and has antimicrobial properties.
Mullein – Can be used as a laxative, good for asthma and bronchitis, useful for difficulty breathing, helps hay fever.
Myrrh – Anti-infectious, antiviral, soothes skin conditions and supports immune system. Also an antispasmodic that helps to reduce spasming due to spasms caused by nerve agents.
Oregano – is a powerful antibiotic and has been proven to be more effective in neutralizing germs than some chemical antibiotics. It has been effective against germs like Staphylococcus aureas, Escherichia coli, Yersinia enterocolitica and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Pine – Antidiabetic, cortisone-like, severe infections, hypertensive
Rosemary – Antiseptic, Antibacterial, Cleansing and detoxes the body. Supports the liver and combats cirrhosis.
Rosewood – Anti-infectious, antibacterial, and antiviral.
Sage – Used in anxiety, nervous disorders, as astringent, in abdominal disorders, anti inflammatory.
Spearmint – To calm the Nervous System, aide with Nerve Agents.
Tea Tree – Disinfectant, antibacterial, anti-fungal, burns, good for all skin conditions.
Thyme – Effective against Anthrax and Tuberculosi

Sandrine Hahn, Executive and Creative Director
Nourishing Our Children

(415) 820 1474

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Easy Peasy drinkable yogurt

This is so easy that it is a crime NOT to always have a little yogurt in the house.
Mix 1 tablespoon in 1 cup of milk (or 4 tablespoons to a quart), let sit for 12-24 hours and enjoy!

If it is too sour, culture it for less time.  Not cultured enough?  Give it more time or more warmth.  Play around with what works for your tastes and in your home.  But, remember, it will be pour-able, not thick like store bought (which you can make, but it is more involved).

I've been on a raw milk yogurt tonic binge lately.  We mix 2 pastured egg yolks with 2 teaspoons of Grade B maple syrup stirring well and then fill the glass with drinkable yogurt and stir again.  Now that is a great, healthy breakfast that will last for hours!  Try it.  It is so yummy!

Weekly email 20May

I love sharing some of the blogs and articles I read throughout the week.  Here are a couple of really good ones:

I thought this blog was especially insightful as to the benefits of lacto-fermented (cultured) veggies.  You know, I hardly ever plan a vegetable side with my dinners because I know I can always grab a jar of cultured veggies, spoon out a 1/4 cup and I am getting many more benefits and nutrients than I would steaming a head of broccoli.  It makes meal planning so much easier!

Here is another blog that I thought was worth sharing.  I loved reading the history of canola oil which helps me understand how it got to be so popular - misguided though it is.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Positive news from WAPF

Vice President of WAPF and board member Kaayla Daniel says our message is becoming unstoppable!
Here are 3 good stories to view and share with others:
1.  Garrison Keiler Visits the Amish and the Raw Milk Issue!
2.  Lengthy story on the raw milk issue aired in New York City on the Monday night news.
Chapter leaders Claudia Keel and Jill Cruz did a great job!
3.  Also, check the archive of Saturday May 5’s live, syndicated call-in talk show broadcast with Sally Fallon Morell on Eagle Forum radio. ttp://feeds.feedburner.com/EagleForumRadioShows
The producer said the phones were ringing off the hook with nutrition questions! Host of the show, Phyllis Schlafly raised her children on raw milk! Here is her column on the subject:http://www.themoralliberal.com/2012/04/16/is-it-a-crime-to-drink-milk/
Just FYI, WAPF is non-partisan, non-political. By being on a radio show we are not embracing the ideology of the host or network. We are reaching the audience with our message.  As our Executive Director, Kathy Kramer said recently, "We want to get our message to anyone who eats!"
We will accept an invitation to be on any show, regardless of the political or religious persuasion.  If you have a show that you would like us to be on, please send your ideas to our publicist.
Kimberly Hartke, Publicist

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Al's Baked Oatmeal

My friend Sarah Ellen sent me this recipe.  I modified it a bit but properly soaking the oatmeal the night before in yogurt and then reduced the amount of milk.  I followed her suggestion of grinding the oats in the food processor and it created a cake-like bar.  It was a bit crumbly so I would heat a couple bars in the toaster oven, put them in a bowl, slather with butter and mix it all up with extra salt and eat it with a spoon.  Breakfast., snack, dessert...you can't have it at the wrong time of day.  So very good.

Tomorrow I am making it with coconut ghee instead of the butter and add some shredded coconut.  YUMM!

Dear Cynthia,
Here is a truly simple, delicious recipe you'll make over and over again! I have had it for only a month*, and I've made it at least 2x a week (I think one week it was 4x!) Yes, it's that good. Breakfast, dessert, snack... enjoy!
Al's Baked Oatmeal
1/2 c. butter, softened
3/4 c. maple syrup
2 eggs, beaten
3 c. oats
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 c. milk
Cream together butter, syrup, & eggs. Add remaining ingredients. Bake in 9'x9' pan at 350 for 20-30 minutes.
Better yet, make a double batch, and put it in a 9'x13'. You'll be so glad you did.
You can play around with this. Grind the oats, and it takes on cake-like texture. Add some chocolate chips on top, and it is a deluxe treat. Make it ultra healthy with nuts, berries, flax seeds, coconut... you name it! It's always turned out good no matter what I do to it. Just be sure you never EVER substitute the butter and syrup. That would be a crime.
Happy eating,
Sarah Ellen

Friday, April 20, 2012

The Role of Vitamin D and Sleep

I ran across this series of video back in February and I think about it so often that I thought it was important to share them.  I am sure you understand now important sleep is and that it is the only time your body heals, be it cancer or a scraped knee.  The doctor in this video is exploring the role of Vitamin D3 in sleep patterns.  Take a few minutes and learn more...I think it is very important information.  If you don't have time for all 5 parts, I think you can glean a lot from just the last part (part 5).  I was glad to hear her say that cod liver oil is the only food source of Vitamin D!  I prefer mine in cinnamon or chocolate flavors!  

Dr. Stasha Gominak Discusses Sleep and Vitamin D (you may need to copy and paste into your browser)

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Mercola strikes again

Wow, what a powerful article Dr. Mercola wrote today.  I could not look at the video...I saw one like it many years ago and it wrecked me for a week because I found it so upsetting.  How can people sleep when they treat animals like that is a mystery to me.  No wonder we have so much violence in the world (USA) when there is so little respect for all creatures.  If you haven't seen a similar video, try to watch this one and share with others as it will be a mad population that gets this type of behavior changed.  Vote with your dollars and never buy CAFO foods again, please!


Weekly email 15Apr

Hello and happy Sunday!

Below is an email from the Just Label It campaign.  I ask you to please take a minute and click to sign the petition.  They are trying to make us sick and will succeed if we don't stand up for clean food.

And below that is a letter I posted on the WAPF Chapter Leaders message board about a teleseminar this Tuesday on GNM.  Hope to see you there.

Enjoy the week,

Just LabeI It_______________________________

Last month, you helped submit a record-breaking number of comments – more than one million – to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in favor of labeling genetically engineered foods.
And what was their response? "We haven't made a decision yet."1
But we have the right to know what we're feeding our families nowSo we're taking this campaign to the next level and asking President Obama to weigh in. Will you help?
The White House has an online tool called "We the People" that lets individuals launch petitions directed at the Obama Administration. If we get 25,000 signatures in the next 30 days, the petition will be reviewed by White House policy experts who will issue an official response.
We need you to show the President that this is an important issue that demands a public dialogue – and that he should speak out publicly in favor of labeling.
Here's how it works:
1) Visit the petition on the White House website by clicking here.
2) If you already have an account, sign in. If not, click "Create an Account" and fill out your information – then check your email to verify your new account.
3) Then click "Sign This Petition" – and you're done! Thank you.
We have less than 30 days to reach 25,000 signatures for this petition, otherwise the White House won't respond. Your signature today will go a long way toward showing President Obama that this issue matters to the American public.
And after you sign, please share the petition with your friends and family on social media by clicking on the Facebook and Twitter links on the petition page!
Thanks for keeping the pressure on our leaders in Washington.
– Alex, Nancy, Naomi, Sue, and the entire Just Label It team

GNM Teleseminar posting__________________________________

I have recently been posting about German New Medicine every time I see a post about cancer on this board.  Below is info on a teleseminar taking place this Tuesday.  Whether you are interested in cervical cancer or not, the information will help you understand the "Five Biological Laws of the New Medicine" which are required reading/understanding and will help you begin to understand the origin of and healing from any cancer.  I am healing from breast cancer using GNM after a number of therapies failed to help me.  Five and a half years after a mammogram (my last one ever) aggravated a small healing tumor (I did not know about it and it did not show up on mammogram) I am at last healing, learning and will never fear any type of cancer again.  Fear and panic is the worst thing for healing, but great for cancer growth which our medicos are so apt at achieving.  

A WAPF diet rich in protein and good fats is encouraged as is anything that will support the body's own healing abilities.  Hope you will join me.

Cynthia in Sarasota

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Weekly member letter 1

Happy "P/E" as a friend shared with me the other day. Most of you celebrate E so Happy Easter! But, can't leave out P, so Happy Passover. I love this picture and her comments. Marilyn's figure would not suit Madison Ave today, but it is still one of the best in history. When did tastes change so dramatically? And for the worse I am afraid...skinny is so unrealistic and creates a society full of unhappy girls trying to achieve something so unhealthy. Be proud of those curves, girls. Nothing is more feminine or nurturing than a healthy, full figure.

Remember when Heather made fermented veggies? Well, she has moved on to reaching a much bigger audience with her mission. Watch her audition and give her a good vote and share! One day we can say "she is one of our own!"

Now this one should have you running from conventional chickens (thank you, Gerri for sharing this one). You know, chicken is the LAST thing I will order when dinning out. When deciding what to order I always ask what fish is wild caught and try not to go to restaurants that don't offer wild caught fish. If they don't offer wild caught fish then it is a crap-shoot, but I never order the chicken. Hold on to your breakfast when you read this... http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/05/opinion/kristof-arsenic-in-our-chicken.html?_r=1&src=tp Ok, off to plant some herbs and Oak Leaf lettuce seeds (thanks to Sigi!). What a great way to celebrate spring

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Best way to cook bacon

I love bacon.  But, I hate cleaning the kitchen after cooking it.  Always looking for shortcuts in my traditional-foods kitchen I came up with this method which is not only a time-saver, but also produces the crispest bacon in the land.

  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
  • Place bacon (from pastured pigs) on cooling racks in a cookie sheet with sides.
  • Put in oven for 10 minutes then turn off oven.
  • Leave in oven for another 10 minutes (I know it is tempting to open the door and look at it, but trust me, the bacon will still be there).
  • Remove and enjoy.  And save that perfect grease for cooking eggs, sauteing veggies, whatever. 
  • Put leftovers in an airtight container in refrigerator.  Simply reheat in a toaster oven as desired.

This method also works perfectly for sausage cut into 1/2 to 1 inch slices.  Yummmm.