Friday, August 7, 2015

Big Food and "The Secrets of Sugar"

You must watch this 45 min doc from Canada's CBC news.  About the evils of sugar & the evils of the big food corporations that produce processed foods.  Much like to tobacco industry in that they both new the dangers, and took steps to discredit scienests, defund research as Americans became sicker and more obese,

While not emphasized in this documentary, sugar affects your skin as well.  It elevates hormones involved in acne formation. It's pro-inflammatory which is involved in acne formation. And it ages your tissues including your skin.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Better Pancakes


Oladyi : Russian Yogurt Pancakes in which the flour is fermented overnight in yogurt.

Grain Free Swedish pancakes. Just cream and eggs.
Low-carb, grain-free Swedish pancakes
1/2 cup heavy cream (ideally raw)
4 eggs
1 tbs butter, melted
pinch of salt
1 Swedish pancake pan or regular pan
Melt the butter and the cream and add the eggs to it. whisk briskly and add salt.

Coconut flour crepes: http://www.freecocon...ut-flour-crepes
ervings: 4
Preparation Time: 3 minutes
  • 1 cup coconut milk*
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca flour
  • dash of salt
  • coconut oil for griddle or pan
    Mix all wet ingredients together then add all dry ingredients. Mix until there are no lumps.
    Spoon onto greased pan or griddle to about 6" in diameter. Batter is runny, so they will be very thin. Coconut flour always takes a while to cook. Flip when the top appears dry and edges are brown. These are quite fragile, so flip carefully. But, they are well worth the effort.
    * For the freshest coconut milk make homemade coconut milk. (See video at this link.)
A commenter said to add another egg and supplied a topping recipe
1 package mixed frozen organic berries
1 tbsp tapioca flour
1 dropper full of liquid stevia
1 teaspoon honey (or more to taste)
1/3 cup water
whipped creme

Heat the berries over low heat. Mix tapioca flour and water until dissolved. When berries are thawed add stevia, honey and water mixture. Stir while bringing to a boil, for about one minute, until mix thickens. Turn off heat.
Add a generous spoon full to top of crepe and a dollop of whipped creme.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Alternatives to NSAIDS

Alternatives to NSAIDS

Non-steroid Anti-inflammatory (NSAID) pain releivers like aspirin, acetaminophen & ibuprofen have many negative side effects. One of which is that they inhibit thryoid function which has many negative affects. Energy, weight gain, hormone balance. And skin function.

As alternatives, try consuming foods high in anti-inflammatory substances. Such as ginger, turmeric, fish, fresh fruits & vegetables.  Some, like omega-3 oils, even inhibit the same pro-inflammatory processes that NSAIDs do.

For more information, including how acetominophin has been shown to be ineffective for back pain, see this article:

My grandmother is told to take acetaminophen for her back pain. And it doesn't work.