It only costs eight bucks. And it’s a quick read. But Pottenger’s Cats: A Study in Nutrition foretold the nightmarish results of dietary experimentation on the American population. “We now observe in the human race the successive generational decline, exogenously imposed, by a degrading food supply. All this is done not for the good of […]
Blueberries add a sweet note to this savory salad, while boosting brain and nerve cell power. The fresh crunch of raw corn kernels (that’s right, I said raw) and crisp cucumber complement the plump berries in a salad that screams summer. Corn is best enjoyed at its peak, as freshly harvested as possible, for both […]
When Melanie Warner, former New York Times reporter, starting asking questions about food expiration dates, she ended up with Pandora’s Lunchbox, a book exposing the rather unappetizing science of the food industry.
©Mark Anderson January 26, 2008 1. A vitamin is a biochemical substance from food that is essential for human/animal life. The functional forms and complexity of vitamins can differ according to animal species. a. Vitamins from food do not contribute to carcinogenesis or impair immune function. 2. An antioxidant is a substance made by plants […]
Where do your store-bought fruits and veggies come from, and how are they grown? Want a guarantee that they’re pesticide- and herbicide-free and not GMO? Want them to be as fresh as possible? Then grow them yourself. Start small, but think big!
Most of the time, I prefer my meat to shine in all its glory, with not much more than a simple dose of salt and pepper. But sometimes I get bored with just a hunk of meat on my plate, and I feel the urge to jazz things up a little. When I stumbled across […]
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If you love beets, you probably already know that they’re good for you—very good. If you don’t love beets—well, you might want to revisit that because you’re missing out on a lot. Beets are, as Tom Robbins noted, “the most intense of vegetables.” And their intensity in color and flavor perfectly matches the strength of […]
What’s in your beer besides beer? Take a look at this list from the Food Babe before you lift your glass. She includes high fructose corn syrup, propylene glycol, GMO sugars, artificial colorings, and other nasty stuff in a list you will find useful if you drink beer. Who would’ve thought there’d be ingredients in […]
I recently went away on vacation and returned home to a garden grown to such heights it resembles a rainforest. Amidst the wave of spaghetti squash tendrils and stalks of majestic purple amaranth, I have been blessed/cursed with a plethora of six varieties of cucumber. I can’t express my joy enough: some hungry critter, who […]
Joel Salatin, prolific writer and owner of Polyface Farms in Virginia, will be in Masonville at Sunrise Ranch on September 13, 2013, to speak at a fund-raising event for the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund. Sponsored by the Fort Collins Chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation and the Farm-to-Table Culinary Academy at Sunrise Ranch, this […]
Dr. Royal Lee was way ahead of his time. He often warned against using synthetic ingredients in food, including bleached flour, corn syrup, hydrogenated fats, artificial food colorings, and synthetic vitamins.
In 1939, Dr. Weston A. Price, a dentist with a passion for nutrition research, published Nutrition and Physical Degeneration. This classic reference documents the detrimental effects of processed, refined diets on dental health. Dr. Price had done clinical and laboratory studies in search of the causes of poor dental health but then ingeniously decided to […]
The days are finally here where garden-fresh tomatoes are beginning to grace our tables. There really is nothing like that first luscious fruit plucked from the plant, still warm from the sun and bursting with intense flavor. It’s the time of year where I practically live off versions of this salad and BLTs. By adding […]
I’m always in a good mood after working in the garden. Maybe it’s the combination of exercise, fresh air, sunshine, and…Mycobacterium vaccae? A common, harmless bacteria found in soil, M. vaccae thrives best in soil with rich organic content. Studies by neuroscientist Christopher Lowry, which were inspired by oncologist Mary O’Brien, have revealed that this bacteria may literally make you […]
Joel Salatin wants to give curious young apprentices hands-on training with the animals at his farm. He wants to sell his neighbor’s pickles and salsa along with his own fresh meat and dairy products. He wants to give educational tours of his farm to classes of young students. Mostly, he wants to empower Americans to […]
Cabbage, the unglamorous, underappreciated cousin of uber-trendy kale, just doesn’t get enough props these days. It’s unfortunate, because not only is it quite affordable in comparison to other leafy green and cruciferous vegetables, but it is rich in dietary fiber, phytonutrients and, surprisingly, even omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Used extensively throughout history as both a […]
The great thing about attending Weston A. Price Foundation conferences is they have them on both sides of the country this fall. If you can’t make their conference in the fall in Georgia, then we suggest you consider attending their Regional Conference, which will be held in Portland, Oregon, on September 21 and 22, 2013. […]
When I was a kid, my dentist gave me a lollipop after each appointment as a reward for being a good patient (i.e., not crying or screaming or biting his fingers off). But at the time, I didn’t understand why someone who discouraged the indulgence of sweets presented me with the very thing I was […]
Dubbed the “Fightinist” Leader in Nutritional Science, Dr. Royal Lee led the whole-food nutrition battle against organized medicine, the FDA, and the food manufacturing industry from the 1930s through the early 1960s. He spent a great deal of time in court, standing for the scientific facts that proved whole-food nutrition supported health. Big Medicine and […]