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“Roundup ™ is an antibiotic”

July 26, 2012 Leave a comment

Yeah, but you wouldn’t use it to help you heal.


But first definitions.  GE, GMO, Hybrid?  When it comes to seeds what’s what? Luckily Better Hens and Gardens has an article about this.  Bottom line is that GE (genetically engineered) seeds are where technology mates species to produce seeds that would never be found together in nature.  GMO, includes GE, but also includes hybrid seeds.

I was listening to Your Own Health and Fitness, and this weeks show is on GMO.  They interviewed Jeffrey Smith who founded The Institute for Responsible Technology, and has a new film Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives.  I’d love to see this one!

The title of the blog post is a quote from him.   He makes some pretty bold statements, there is no GMO free soy.  The BT toxin (found in milk products….and cotton?) not only destroys the cells of bad guys (bacteria), but it also destroys our cells, especially the gut lining.  In fact it can be found in upwards 90% of pregnant women in Canada.  What is concerning is that  while they should be washed out of the body they are still showing up.  Hypothesis range from the BT toxin being continuously ingested to the toxin being integrated into the biome of the human and continuously producing the toxin.  Anecdotes show that going on a GMO-free diet improves allergies, autism, SIDS etc.

To avoid GMO you can

  1. Buy Organic or products labeled non GMO (NonGMO product-verified)
  2. http://nonGMOshopping guide.com
  3. iPhone app– ShopNoGMO
  4. Avoid the worst offenders
    1. Soy
    2. Corn
    3. Sugar from sugar beets
    4. Papaya (Hawaiian and Chinese)
    5. Canola and Cottonseed oils
    6. Zucchini, crookneck squash
    7. Any animal products that were fed GMO feed, the following would be ok:
      1. Certified Organic
      2. Grassfed (no alfalfa)
      3. Wildcaught

Whole foods 365 has committed to remove GMO products though the transformation is not complete.

You know when you can go to Target and buy a gallon of milk for a few bucks?  You will pay for those “savings” in ill health later.
Just sayin

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Categories: Genetics, Uncategorized

Greens glorious greens!

July 10, 2012 Leave a comment

We should all probably have more greens in our diets. It seems it’s more and more difficult to get them from salads so people are switching to smoothies.

How DOES one eat greens?

1) Sauted with saturated fats…yum! The traditional way, use tallow instead of lard, but add garlic and cook until wilted. The fats help digest the ADEK found in the greens.

2) Salads. Take all kinds of light greens, and mix with frankly anything. Some people hate cilantro in their salads or anywhere really. There might be a known reason for this. Cilantro is a chelator and it may move metals around your body and make things uncomfortable.

3) Smoothies. I love to go to Robek’s and get a shot of wheatgrass, which should be drunk fresh. They grow it in little crates and then juice just before serving. So i tried to to grow my own wheatgrass and tried to put it in my Champion Juicer. Epic Fail. Just today I purchased an attachment so that I could do this in the future. That and I have rainbow chard sitting in my fridge right now. You could also juice fruits and add spirulina though I’m not sure how bioavailable that is.

4) Wheatgrass. another option for wheatgrass is to buy it in large packs fresh frozen. You can use the little packets as needed. This won’t be good if you lose power like the recent Derecho caused. The only issue is that it takes time for the wheatgrass to melt sufficiently to drink it. OTOH it is grown in the ground and not little crates where the possiblity of fungus is more likely.

How else do you use greens?

Categories: Nutrition, Uncategorized

Probiotics Schmobiotics

February 27, 2012 Leave a comment

Ok this is a post based not on science…just intuition. 

You may think I’m antiprobiotic, which of course couldn’t be farther than from the truth.  What I AM questioning is the probiotics you get in a plastic container shipped and processed from who knows where, and mixed with sugary stuff.

I’m pro-probiotic, but is should probably be the biotics that are local to you.  I recommend when going to a foreign land that the FIRST thing you do is eat/drink some locally fermented products.   That way you are innoculating your gut with the bacteria that can counter the bugs that are actually in your environment.

Sauerkraut is cabbage fermented with one other ingredient: salt. The probitioics are ALREADY in the area, you just coax them to grow and use the cabbage for food…I think.

So does it make sense to get Greek biotics and eat them in South Carolina? Are they greek biotics by the time they are processed and packaged?

I’m not knocking convenience but if you are trying to address a medical condition as opposed to just being generally healthy, then it may behoove you to ‘roll your own’ as it were.

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February 14, 2012 Leave a comment

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