PUMPKIN RECIPES FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Pumpkin is very low in carbs and can be used to replace some of the flour and starch in traditional recipes because it is so high in fiber. It is also a terrific sub for potatoes and yams in our Fall and Winter menus. I have missed being able to make some of my favorite pumpkin recipes while recovering from vitamin A toxicity. See my post about the “Scariest Vegetable,”* but I found a solution: white pumpkin varieties contain little or no vitamin A. However,…
New Sweetener Gets Rave Reviews And A Recipe For Almost Magic Cookie Bars
The food industry is all in on this one! Allulose is made by the British company, Tate and Lyle. It has been available in the UK since 2015, but because the FDA counted it as sugar on labels, American food manufacturers wouldn’t use it. When I started a low-carb diet there were very few options for sugar substitutes, but back then the USDA told us that fat was the enemy; sugar was fine and everyone, even those with diabetes, needed it. (At one point, they…
White Pumpkin Pie
The Scariest Vegetable!
My grandson, Brandon, a graduate student at Duke University’s Marine Lab in North Carolina, sent us pictures of his anglerfish jack-o-lantern. As you can see from the picture of a real anglerfish, he nailed it! (He used a lollipop for the lantern and the fins are made from a cereal box.) The anglerfish, with its gaping maw and fearsome jagged teeth is also called, appropriately, “the devil fish,” but there is something else in these pictures that can be scary, especially for those of us…
GELATIN FOR YOUR SKELETON
Celery Root, Cottage Pie, And How Carbs May Hinder Vitamin A Detox
Repost: Vitamin A Elimination Diet Experience Survey Results
It showed that 76% reported that they either think they are on the right track or think that they are on the right track but they need to stay on it longer. I think that is an amazing result, but Grant wants the number to be 95+%.
Eureka (Part 2)
How did we become the sickest and most medicated people in the industrialized world while paying twice as much for healthcare? We know what the problem is (inflammation). We know when it started (the late ‘70s). We know where it happened first (North America). The missing piece of the puzzle is what are we doing to cause it?
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…
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…