Strong Medicine: Curing Obesity with Fresh, Fatty Beef

Strong Medicine - Curing Obesity with Fresh, Fatty Meat Beef (CarbWarsCookbooks.com)

Strong Medicine, by Dr. Blake Donaldson, was originally published in 1961. He was a family doctor and a natural story teller. This book is both a medical text and a personal memoir.

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CAN A GREAT VINAIGRETTE SAVE A MARRIAGE?

CAN A GREAT VINAIGRETTE SAVE A MARRIAGE? (CarbWarsCookbooks.com)

Some food writers achieve success beyond recipes and cookbooks. MFK Fisher. (1908-1992) for example, earned a place among the great American authors (How To Cook a Wolf, The Art of Eating, Consider The Oyster…). Nora Ephron (1941-2012), is another (Silkwood, I Feel Bad About My Neck, When Sally Met Harry, Sleepless in Seattle, Julie and Julia…). Her semi-autobiographical novel, Heartburn (1986), is the painful-to-read, but hilarious account of the end of her second marriage; the story revolves around a stolen wedding ring and a recipe…

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A FAMILY TRADITION ENDURES AND HEALTHFUL EGGNOG

My husband, Dean, has made gingerbread houses for the grandkids to decorate since they were very small (the oldest just turned 20). They were pleased that he was able to continue the tradition this year despite his recent hospital stay. I made hot chocolate for the kids but Dean doesn’t like hot drinks, so I made eggnog for him. I don’t know why I didn’t think of that sooner!  I haven’t been able to persuade him to join me in my morning regimen of Butter…

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THE WORST DAY OF MY LIFE AND AN IMPORTANT WARNING

If you are on Facebook, you may already know about what happened to my husband. I have put off writing about it because I was not yet ready to relive the worst day of my life, but this very scary story contains an important warning that I feel I need to share as soon as possible. I don’t want what we experienced to happen to anyone else. I thought the life I knew was over early Friday morning on October 28. My husband, Dean, got…

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CAN COCONUT KETONES PREVENT AND TREAT ALZHEIMER’S?

CAN COCONUT KETONES PREVENT AND TREAT ALZHEIMER'S? (carbwarscookbooks.com)

A Personal Story: A close relative called me recently to tell me that her husband had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and was rapidly getting worse. His doctor told them there was no cure and recommended he take Aricept, a drug that he said would not stop the progression of the disease, but might help him function slightly better than he would without it. The prescription was very expensive and she asked if I knew anything about it and if I thought it was worth…

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GOOD FAT FUDGE

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“A truly dramatic shift in Americans’ eating behavior is playing out in the area of fat consumption. Animal fats, demonized for decades as prime contributors to obesity and heart disease, are being rehabilitated as new research calls their culpability into question. The emerging generation of Millennial consumers has embraced animal fats for their chemical-free purity, and at the same time the Food and Drug Administration has outlawed artificial, plant-based trans fats. The net result is a big, fat renaissance for classic ingredients like butter, lard,…

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BUTTER: GOOD, BETTER, BEST, AND BUTTER COFFEE

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Butter is good. Clarified butter is better. Nearly everyone can eat clarified butter. It contains no sugar (lactose), no protein (casein or whey), and it is usually tolerated even by those who are allergic to dairy. It can be stored at room temperature and it makes a perfect fat for cooking because it won’t burn, even at frying temperatures. If it is made from the milk of Jersey* cows eating fresh, green grass, it is better yet. I’ve been making my own clarified butter from organic,…

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IS A PLANT BASED DIET GOOD FOR US?

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  ROY WALFORD WHEN HE ENTERED THE BIODOME ON RIGHT; TWO YEARS LATER ON LEFT FROM SPRING CHICKEN, STAY YOUNG OR DIE TRYING, BY BILL GIFFORD For over 30 years, our government and health agencies have told us that the solution to obesity is to eat less, mostly plants, and move more. Anytime the subject of nutrition comes up, someone is sure to quote Michael Pollen’s meme, “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.” The message has spread around the world and most people have…

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SIGH, YET ANOTHER MEAT-CAUSES-CANCER SCARE

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The anti-meat activists are having a heyday with the new study from the World Health Organization that states unequivocally that, hot dogs, bacon, and other processed meats cause cancer. I’m sure you have seen it everywhere, even though the study has not even been officially released! Here is a link to the story in yesterday’s Washington Post if you need a refresher: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/wp/2015/10/26/hot-dogs-bacon-and-other-processed-meats-cause-cancer-world-health-organization-declares/ Below is my response. I’ve posted on every news story I could find that gave me a comment box! Also check out Zoe Harcombe’s…

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SPICED PORK BELLY

If you had to eat just one food every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? That’s not a hard choice for me. This is it.  Ingredients: 1 (1 and 1/2 pound) pork belly, about half lean, with a thick layer of fat on top Dry Rub: 1 tablespoon coarse salt 1 tablespoon ground fennel seed 1 tablespoon ground allspice 1 tablespoon ground black pepper Braising Liquid: 1 medium onion (7 oz), chopped 1 large carrot (3 ½ oz), chopped 3…

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