VITAMIN D MUSHROOMS

Why do we need Vitamin D? Vitamin D, which is really more like a hormone than a vitamin, is essential for healthy bones and strong muscles. It helps put calcium into the bones rather than into the arteries, where it causes hardening of the arteries. It plays an important role in metabolism, prevents infections, enhances mood, and reduces the risk of cancer and auto-immune and cardiovascular diseases. Rickets, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and fractures are a few of the many problems linked to low vitamin D. How…

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URGENT: ACTION NEEDED ON DIETARY GUIDELINES FOR AMERICANS!

Nina Teicholz (author of The Big Fat Surprise) testified before congress and fought hard to get them to require the National Academy of Health to review the scientific basis for the Dietary Guidelines for Americas. On September 1st, the committee will meet to review the current processes for each of the following: How the advisory committee selection process can be improved to provide more transparency, eliminate bias, and include committee members with a range of viewpoints; How the Nutrition Evidence Library (NEL) is compiled and…

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LOW CARB DIRECT, A NEW, INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE!

I am pleased to announce the birth of a great new resource to help you succeed with your healthful, low-carb lifestyle. Low Carb Direct is the brainchild of Esther Moller, who is part of the low-carb community in South Africa. They call themselves Banters after an English carpenter and undertaker named William Banting, who published a book at his own expense in 1869 because he wanted to spare others from suffering from obesity as he had. Banting’s book, Letter on Corpulence, describes a diet that is very similar to those later promoted…

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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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EVEN THE FATHER OF FAT PHOBIA SAID YOU SHOULD EAT THIS ONCE A WEEK!

Liver, Bacon, and Onions

UPDATE: it turns out that Keys was WRONG about that too! https://www.carbwarscookbooks.com/eureka/  Eureka! https://www.carbwarscookbooks.com/eureka-part-2/  What Changed? https://www.carbwarscookbooks.com/eureka-part-3/  To Everything There is a Season…   Even Ancel Keys, the father of fat phobia and inventor of the “Mediterranean” diet (1.), advised eating liver once a week because the Cretans, one of the two most healthy groups in his Seven Countries Study, were very fond of organ meats. (Contrary to the common belief that his diet was largely vegetarian, Keys and his wife ate chicken, Canadian bacon, and fish regularly and they ate beef,…

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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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HAVE YOU LOST YOUR PERIOD ON A LOW CARB DIET? IT’S NOT THE DIET, IT’S THE FLAX.

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I saw this coming. I hate to say, “I told you so,” but I’ve been warning about this for a long time. Low-carb and Paleo diets are taking the blame for a problem caused by eating too much flax. Naturopath, Dr. Lara Briden, gave a presentation at The Ancestral Health Society of New Zealand symposium on women’s reproductive health. She reported that she was concerned about the number of young women who have lost their periods on a low-carb diet. “It is real and it is happening,” she says…

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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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LAST DAY FOR COMMENTS ON THE 2015 DIETARY GUIDELINES FOR AMERICANS!

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  The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans committee is accepting public comments until the end of the day today, May 8th. I will put the link to the comment form at the end of this post. Here is what I’m sending: Americans are eating 30% more calories than we did 30 years ago when our government and health agencies first recommended that we cut down on fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol and eat more carbohydrates, especially fruits, vegetables, and grains. A recent analysis of the…

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MAKING RESISTANT STARCH DELICIOUS

You may have heard that ninety percent of the cells in our bodies do not share our DNA. We are mutually dependent on the billions of microbes that live in us, on us, and around us. We were never meant to live in a sterile world. These friendly aliens must be nurtured, tended, and replenished if we want them to stick around. Many foods contain a kind of starch that is not digested by human enzymes so it survives until it reaches the colon, where it…

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THE LOW CARB DIETITIAN’S GUIDE TO HEALTH AND BEAUTY

  THE LOW CARB DIETITIAN’S GUIDE TO HEALTH AND BEAUTY Did you ever wish you had your own personal dietitian to tell you what to eat? One who actually understood the science of nutrition and would customize her advice to fit your own personal needs and preferences? Quit dreaming; your genie in a book has materialized. The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty will have special appeal for those who care about their health and also want to look their best. Fortunately, what…

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