Tag Archives: traditional diet

on eating fat

20 Feb

Fat. Yes, fat. I love fat and fat is good for you. A whole host of reasons exist for why fat is so good for you and  I can’t cram it all into one post. SO, I’m going to do it as a series of posts. I’ll address the reasons and kinds of fats that are good for your health. As you read, you will quickly realize I don’t subscribe to conventional wisdom when it comes to the kinds of fats we should be eating. But as Michael Pollan has started showing us, conventional “wisdom” of what we should eat, is fraught with bad and misleading science. I instead turn to Weston Price as a source of wisdom founded in historical case studies of traditional diets.

Look for the next post on fat and its importance in hydration (believe me, its cool)!

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kicking the soda habit

14 Feb

For anyone trying to kick the soda habit I highly recommend trying kombucha tea (GT’s Organic Raw Kombucha is a good one and is sold in most health food stores).

In my humble opinion, the reason we like soda so much isn’t just because it’s chucked full of sugary goodness and eye popping caffeine, but also because our bodies are craving fermented foods. That’s right! Fermented! Think sauerkraut, pickles, yogurt, you got it!

For thousands of years we little humans used bacteria to help preserve food and make nutrients accessible to our bodies. Of course the bacterias themselves also have many health benefits, including improved intestinal track health and enhanced immunity, to name but a few. Modern food processing changed the face of how we do food. It’s now hard to find unpasteurized sauerkraut (think DEAD sauerkraut). The only fermented food I know of that can still be found at your local grocery is yogurt. My point is, we use to eat a lot of this stuff and now we don’t. Now we eat a lot of crap. Eating more fermented foods would probably be good for us, especially seeing the rising rate of gastrointestinal disorders in the U.S.

Okay, okay, back to the soda issue. You see, I’m convinced the other reason I loved a cold dewy coke was because of the carbonation. Come on! There’s nothing better than that first sip and snap, crackle, pop on the tongue. Kombucha tea has the same carbonated “experience” (kinda like beer) that soda has but gets its bubbles from health promoting probiotics and not carbon dioxide.

Try it. I love it. And so will you.

squeaky clean

12 Feb

A new blog is always intimidating. Clean white page staring you in the face. Erm, what do I write?

Well first off, let me just say I’m a bit obsessed with food right now. Everyone (at least that I know) has some health related problem, I happened to be no different. Following in Sally Fallon and Weston Price’s foot prints, I’ve started changing how I eat in hopes that this would lead to a more healthy and happy life. I’m pretty happy to say that I’ve started seeing some amazing results in my overall health in the last couple of months and I’d like to be able to share what I’m learning and reading with the rest of the world.

In addition? Oh, don’t you worry. I will ramble on about a number of other unfoodish topics. These of course depend on what I run into as I go about my day.

And with that!

The End!