Archive May, 2012


Inflammation – Joint Pain (continued)

#5 Feedlot-Raised Meat:  Pro-inflammatory Agent: Commercially produced meats are feed with grains like soy beans and corns, a diet that’s high in inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids but low in anti-inflammatory omega-3 fats. Due to the small and tight living environment, these animals also gain excess fat and end up with high saturated fats. Worse, to […]

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Fun Fact

The Key to Preventing Moldy Berries:  Berries are delicious, but they’re also kind of delicate. Raspberries in particular seem like they can mold before you even get them home from the market. There’s nothing more tragic than paying $4 for a pint of local raspberries, only to look in the fridge the next day and […]

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Inflammation – Joint Pain (continued)

Pro-inflammatory Agent: #4 – Dairy Products: As much as 60% of the world’s population can’t digest milk. In fact, researchers think that being able to digest milk beyond infancy is abnormal, rather than the other way round. Milk is also a common allergen that can trigger inflammatory responses, such as stomach distress, constipation, diarrhea, skin […]

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Inflammation – Joint Pain (continued)

Pro-inflammatory Agent: #3 Trans Fats – Trans fatty acids are notorious for their double whammy effect: they increase the levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol, while lowering levels of the ‘good’ cholesterol. But that’s not all they can do. They have also been found to promote inflammation, obesity and resistance to insulin, laying the ground for degenerative […]

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Healthy Buckwheat Pancakes

Ingredients: 3/4 cup buckwheat flour, 3/4 cup gluten free flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 cup buttermilk, 3/4 cup nonfat milk, 1 tablespoon honey, 2 large eggs, 2 tablespoons melted butter, 2 cups blueberries, divided, 1/2 cup real maple syrup,   Directions: In a large bowl whisk […]

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Inflammation – Joint Pain (continued)

#2 Pro-Inflammatory Agent – Common Cooking Oils: Common vegetable cooking oils used in many homes and restaurants have very high omega-6 fatty acids and dismally low omega-3 fats. A diet consisting of highly imbalanced omega-6 to omega-3 ratio promotes inflammation and breeds inflammatory diseases like heart disease and cancer. Find them in: Polyunsaturated vegetable oils […]

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Joint Pain – Inflammation

Inflammation – According to the statistics from the World Health Organization, about 12.9 million people worldwide died from some form of cardiovascular disease in 2004. And each year, the World Cancer Research Fund estimated that some eight million people died from cancer. Heart disease and cancer, the deadly manifestation of chronic inflammation, are expected to […]

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Buckwheat and Vegetables

Thanks to Dr. Andrew Weil for this recipe. Ingredients:  2 ounces dried mushrooms, 1 cup toasted buckwheat groats (kasha), 1 large carrot, sliced, 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped, Salt or natural soy sauce to taste, Instructions: 1. Soak the dried mushrooms (shiitake or porcini are very flavorful) in water until soft; 2. Drain, saving the […]

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Ever Try Buckwheat?

Buckwheat is a wonderful GLUTEN-FREE powerhouse.  It contains Vitamin B17 which is used as preventative measure for cancer in some countries.   Those who are ill are offered buckwheat pancakes or bread and in Okinawa, they eat buckwheat regularly in the form of delicious soba noodles. Buckwheat is very effective in reducing high blood pressure, as […]

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Congratulations to Our Basket Winners!

Congratulations to those who won this beautiful basket at the EarthFare Event “Beautiful Inside and Out” on May 5th. Naturally Nourishing had a table at the event and if you’d like to know more about us and to see where I’ll be next please click on Events tab.

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