Sunday, April 29, 2012

Meal fit for a vegetarian

Baked Beets with Carrot & Cabbage Salad

Beets Ingredients:
3 large beets
1 tbs olive oil
1 tsp parsley
1 tsp cayenne pepper
Himalayan pink rock sea salt to taste

Wash, peel and sliced thinly
Season to taste 
Bake in dish coated with coconut oil
Bake for 35 minutes in a preheated oven at 350
Salad Dressing Ingredients:
1/8 cup fresh garlic
1 tbs parsley
1 tbs nutritional yeast
1/2 cup cashew nuts
1 medjool date
Himalayan pink rock sea salt to taste
Juice of 1 small lemon
Add water to desired thickness 

Place all ingredients into a heavy duty blender and blend well

Salad Ingredients:
1/2 small red cabbage grated
1 large carrot grated

Wash and grate using a food processor (grating blade) or grater 
Mix both vegetables well


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Low Carb, 95% Raw Lunch or Dinner

Stuff Bell Pepper & Pak Choy Salad

Bell Pepper Stuffing Ingredients:
2 Can tuna
1Tbs diced garlic
1Tbs diced celery
1/8 Cup onions
1/8 Cup Olive Oil
1/2 Tsp Cayenne Pepper

Directions - Combine together, stuff into two large yellow bell pepper sliced in half.

Pak Choy Salad Ingredients:
2 Cups grated carrots
1 1/2 Cups diced apples
2 Cups diced pak choy
1/8 Cup Olive Oil
1Tsp Lemon
1/4Tsp Salt

Directions - Combine together, place 2 cups of combined ingredients on one whole pak choy leaf

Last but not least, Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Got Thyroid Problems? Then Stop Consuming This "Healthy" Food

The perception that soy is a "health food" is a very common one. This is highly unfortunate, for a number of reasons which I'll discuss here.

How Soy Became Known as a "Health Food"

But first, let's review a bit of the history behind soy that created this misperception in the public's mind.
Years ago, tropical oils, such as palm and coconut oil, were commonly used in American food production. However, these are obviously not grown in the US. With the exception of Hawaii, our climate isn't tropical enough.
Spurred on by financial incentives, the industry devised a plan to shift the market from tropical oils to something more "home grown." As a result, a movement was created to demonize and vilify tropical oils in order to replace them with domestically grown oils such as corn and, primarily, soy.
For the most part, they've been very successful in their campaign to paint soy in a healthy light. So, the information I have to share with you may disappoint and challenge many of you, especially vegetarians, because vegetarians and vegans use soy as one of their primary sources of protein.
But I'm here to tell you that after studying this issue very carefully, I'm convinced that unless the soy you're consuming is  fermented, you're putting your health at risk.

Fermented Soy is the Only Type of Soy with Health Benefits

There's only one type of soy that can be construed as a health food, and that is fermented soy.
Examples of health-promoting fermented soy foods include:
  • Natto
  • Miso
  • Tempeh
Natto is actually a phenomenal food. It's a fermented soy product that can be a bit challenging to locate, but you can usually find it in Asian food stores. It's very high in vitamin K2, which is a phenomenal vitamin, much like vitamin D.
Together, vitamin K2 and vitamin D provide a large number of significant health benefits, such as improving bone density and reducing your risk of heart disease and cancer, just to name a few.
Natto has probably the highest concentration of vitamin K2 out of any food.
Miso and tempeh do not contain vitamin K2 but they are also fermented forms of soy that are excellent sources of health-promoting natural probiotics.
The fermentation process is what makes the soy a healthy addition to your diet, as it breaks down the goitrogens, isoflavones and other harmful elements in the soy.
It's important to realize that tofu is NOT a fermented soy product, and should not be consumed if you want to avoid the health problems associated with non-fermented soy.
It is also important to understand that while fermented soy is healthier for you, it is not wise to consume it in large quantities because it is still loaded with phytoestrogens, like isoflavones, which can cause detrimental feminizing effects.

What's So Bad About Unfermented Soy?

One of the primary reasons for avoiding soy products is because the vast majority of soy grown in the US is genetically modified (GM) soy. The GM variety planted in 91 percent of US soy acres is Roundup Ready—engineered to survive being doused with otherwise lethal amounts of Monsanto's Roundup herbicide.
Monsanto produces both the Roundup Ready soy seeds and the herbicide Roundup.
The logic -- if you can call it that after all factors are considered -- behind GM crops such as soy is that you can decrease the cost of production by killing off everything except the actual soy plant.
Unfortunately, consumers pay a hefty price in terms of health instead.

Are You Willing to Risk Eradicating Your Future Family Lineage?

Some of the more recent research shows that many of the health problems do not even occur in those who consume these GM foods. Some of the most devastating harm may occur in the second and third generations!
I recently interviewed GMO expert Jeffrey Smith about the latest findings by Russian scientists, who discovered that GM soy effectively sterilized the third generation of hamsters...
One group of hamsters was fed a normal diet without any soy whatsoever, a second group was fed non-GMO soy, a third ate GM soy, and a fourth group ate an even higher amount of GM soy than the third.
Using the same GM soy produced in the US, the hamsters and their offspring were fed their respective diets over a period of two years, during which time the researchers evaluated three generations of hamsters.
Shockingly, the second-generation of GM soy-fed hamsters had a five-fold higher infant mortality rate, compared to the 5 percent normal death rate that was happening in the controls.
Worse yet, nearly all of the third generation hamsters were sterile! Only one single third-generation female hamster gave birth to 16 pups, and of those, one fifth died.
Another bizarre side effect found in the GM soy-fed groups was an unusually high prevalence of an otherwise extremely rare phenomenon – hair growing inside the animals' mouths. (You can see the images here.)
These are just a couple of concerns. There are certainly many others, and I've written extensively about the health hazards of GM foods. If you're new to this topic and want more information, my article Everything you MUST KNOW About Dangerous Genetically Modified Foods is a good place to start.
You can also find lots of additional information about GMOs on the site, created by Jeffrey Smith. We're working with Jeffrey, who is one of the leaders of the movement to restrict the use of GM foods in the United States, as they have done in Europe, primarily through consumer awareness and action to motivate industry changes, because there is NO government regulation against it.
Your involvement is vital in this respect. And avoiding soy products, including soy derivatives found in most processed foods, is part of it.
But soy is not the only GM food to beware of.
The easiest way to avoid ending up with any type of GM food in your shopping cart is to do some pre-planning using this free non-GMO shopping guide. There's also a free iPhone application available in the iTunes store, which you can find by searching for ShopNoGMO in the applications. also offers additional guides you can hand out to friends, health care practitioners, and decision makers within your community, along with free online videos, podcasts, and articles that you can repost and republish.

Why All Organic Soy is NOT the Answer Either

All of that said, even if you were fortunate enough to find organic soy, there are still several other significant concerns with unfermented soy that make it far from attractive from a health standpoint.
Soy contains a number of problematic components that can wreak havoc with your health, such as:
  • Goitrogens  Goitrogens, found in all unfermented soy whether it's organic or not, are substances that block the synthesis of thyroid hormones and interfere with iodine metabolism, thereby interfering with your thyroid function. 

    One common source of soy is soy milk. Many consume it as an alternative to milk or one of their primary beverages. Soy milk is a significant contributor to thyroid dysfunction or hypothyroidism in women in the US.
    So if you're a woman struggling with low thyroid function and you're consuming soy milk, that's a giant clue you need to stop drinking it immediately.
  • Isoflavones: genistein and daidzein – Isoflavones are a type of phytoestrogen, which is a plant compound resembling human estrogen, which is why some recommend using soy therapeutically to treat symptoms of menopause. I believe the evidence is highly controversial and doubt it works.

    Typically, most of us are exposed to too much estrogen compounds and have a lower testosterone level than ideal, so it really is important to limit exposure to feminizing phytoestrogens.
    Even more importantly, there's evidence it may disturb endocrine function, cause infertility, and promote breast cancer, which is definitely a significant concern.
    Drinking two glasses of soy milk daily for just one month provides enough of these compounds to alter your menstrual cycle. Although the FDA regulates estrogen-containing products, no warnings exist on soy.
  • Phytic acid -- Phytates (phytic acid) bind to metal ions, preventing the absorption of certain minerals, including calcium, magnesium, iron, and zinc -- all of which are co-factors for optimal biochemistry in your body. This is particularly problematic for vegetarians, because eating meat reduces the mineral-blocking effects of these phytates.

    Sometimes it can be beneficial, especially in postmenopausal women and in most adult men because we tend to have levels of iron that are too high which can be a very potent oxidant and cause biological stress.However, phytic acid does not necessarily selectively inhibit just iron absorption; it inhibits all minerals. This is very important to remember, as many already suffer from mineral deficiencies from inadequate diets.
    The soybean has one of the highest phytate levels of any grain or legume, and the phytates in soy are highly resistant to normal phytate-reducing techniques such as long, slow cooking. Only a long period of fermentation will significantly reduce the phytate content of soybeans.
  • Natural toxins known as "anti-nutrients" -- Soy also contains other anti-nutritional factors such as saponins, soyatoxin, protease inhibitors, and oxalates. Some of these factors interfere with the enzymes you need to digest protein. While a small amount of anti-nutrients would not likely cause a problem, the amount of soy that many Americans are now eating is extremely high.
  • Hemagglutinin -- Hemagglutinin is a clot-promoting substance that causes your red blood cells to clump together. These clumped cells are unable to properly absorb and distribute oxygen to your tissues.

Soy to Avoid

Other examples of common soy products to avoid include soy protein and isolated soy protein powder, which you'll find in many protein bars and protein drinks.
Isolated soy protein powder is actually not a naturally produced substance. Production takes place in industrial factories where a slurry of soy beans is first mixed with an alkaline solution to remove fiber, then precipitated and separated using an acid wash and, finally, neutralized in an alkaline solution.
Acid washing in aluminum tanks leaches high levels of aluminum into the final product.
The resultant curds are spray- dried at high temperatures to produce a high-protein powder. MSG, a well-known excitotoxin that can cause neurological damage, is frequently added as well.
Another common form of soy you're likely exposed to is soy oil, which brings us back to where we started.
Ninety-five percent of the foods Americans spend their money on are processed foods, many of which contain soy oil.
Soy oil is extremely high in omega-6, which is highly susceptible to oxidative damage. And although you do need omega-6, soy oil is a terrible source as it is highly processed and refined, which severely damages it.
Consuming a diet high in processed foods, which by default is high in soy oil, is a primary contributor to the severe imbalance most people have in their omega-3 to omega-6 ratio, which in turn contributes to creating disease.
Other harmful soy products I've not already mentioned include:
  • Soy cheese
  • Soy ice cream
  • Soy yogurt
  • Soy "meat" (meatless products made of TVP)
  • Soy lecithin

Infant Soy Formula – Perhaps the Most Dangerous Soy Products of All

But perhaps one of the most harmful types of soy products that you need to be extremely cautious of is soy infant formula.
I strongly recommend every single mother to breastfeed for a minimum of six months, preferably longer. There is absolutely no question that breastfeeding is the most healthful option for both you and your baby. Conventional physicians and the American Academy of Pediatrics also recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life.
Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, many women choose not to breastfeed their child, leaving them with few alternatives.
Most opt for conventional formula, which has its own health risks, courtesy of inadequate nutrition (there are at least 400 nutrients in breast milk that are not found in formula), combined with excessive fructose and toxic contaminants. 
But many children are allergic to conventional formula, and these parents can easily be convinced that soy formula is the solution.
Sadly, soy formula is FAR worse than conventional formula, in large part due to its excessive levels of phytoestrogens. The estrogens in soy can irreversibly harm your baby's sexual development and reproductive health. Infants fed soy formula receive a level of estrogen equivalent to five birth control pills every day!
Infants fed soy formula have up to 20,000 times the amount of estrogen in circulation as those fed conventional formulas!
In addition, soy formula has up to 80 times higher manganese than is found in human breast milk, which can lead to brain damage in infants, and altered behaviors in adolescence.
So please, do not ever feed your baby soy formula, and warn others who are pregnant or who you know are considering using formula over breastfeeding.
The next best alternative to breast milk is to make a healthy homemade infant formula. There may be others, but here is one recipe for homemade formula created by the Weston Price Foundation, which I believe is sound.

Educate Yourself about the Health Effects of Soy

I encourage you to continue reviewing the evidence against soy if you're still skeptical.
There are also some great books on this topic that document this information in clear detail and provide countless references that you can validate for yourself. One of these books, which I recommend very highly, is The Whole Soy Story by Dr. Kaayla Daniel.
There's a lot of information out there, and I understand the challenge of trying to explore these health issues. Many times motivations must be taken into account in order to sift through the information and get to the heart of the matter.
In the case of soy, as I mentioned, a primary motivation appears to have been promoting the sale of domestic soy in the US, as this increases profits, as opposed to benefitting your health…
The purpose of this site is to gather this varied information, present it to you, and offer you the starting point to do your own independent research. Because once you have the information, you have the power to take control of your own health.

Article by Dr. Mercola, please visit his website for more information on this topic

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Secret Way How to Make Orange Juice

how to make orange juice
how to make orange juice - The fruit has many benefits to prevent and cope with various diseases. For the purpose of therapy or treatment should be consumed in the form of fruit juice to process more optimal absorption of nutrients.

One disease that often affects people in tropical countries is Influenza. The most efficacious drugs for influenza disease that often occurs during the transition season with a lot of fluid intake, including fruit juice consumption to increase endurance. Fruit juices containing vitamin C is recommended as long as we get flu.

Here's the easiest way will be explained in How to Make orange juice can be used to treat influenza:


10 pcs sweet orange juice
4 pcs lemon
125 grams sugar
200 ml of water
700 g of soda water
ice cube

How to Make orange juice:

A. Cut the two orange juice and orange juice, squeeze the water, combine, store in refrigerator.
2. Boil water and sugar to a boil, remove from heat, let cool.
3. Serve with lemon sugar syrup, soda water, and ice cubes.

To 4 cups.

Orange Juice Nutrition Facts - Do You Want to Know?

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Orange Juice Nutrition Facts - Orange fruit is a fruit that is easy to get. Existing substances preformance of this orange fruit has many health benefits and benefits for the body. It feels so fresh orange fruit is very in love many people. Generally, consumption of citrus fruit in the circumstances is still fresh and not on though. But there are many people who consume citrus fruit after the process into juice. What are the benefits and efficacy in getting to the citrus fruit into juice after the make?
orange juice nutrition facts

Some of the benefits of citrus fruits which are working to improve digestion, to stimulate appetite, dispel flatulence, to destroy the worms present in colon, stomach pain as a healer, also to cure juice nutrition facts
Citrus fruit that has been made into juice has benefits in order to make the intestinal tract can not live by the bad microbes. Food intake can not be digested properly can cause spoilage of food in the stomach and will form a gas. Because of the gas in the stomach that causes the stomach or the stomach feel full or juice nutrition facts

Efficacy of orange juice can clean up the food spoilage can be found in the stomach and clean lines the stomach and intestines, so as to improve the digestion of energy that exist in both the digestive juice nutrition facts
Some chemical elements found in many citrus fruits are in potassium, calcium, and phosphorus. For those of you who want to improve the digestive system, it is advisable to drink a glass of orange juice every morning and do it juice nutrition facts
Benefits and other benefits of orange juice drink to the health of the human body are:
 orange juice nutrition facts
A. Useful for curing cold sores.2. Have efficacy for lowering cholesterol in the blood.3. Efficacious to remove gallstones.4. Useful as an anticancer juice nutrition facts
To find a nice citrus choose oranges that are still hard, solid, somewhat heavy, and have a good braided leather fibers. Do not choose a citrus fruit that is not solid, light weight and chose this one because if the water content is very small.

Orange Juice Benefits - Hidden Facts About This

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Here I write article about orange juice benefit. Orange juice is a popular beverage made from fruit juice which is extracted into a healthy and refreshing beverage. Orange juice has a refreshing aroma and tempting so much preferred by all circles. In addition to making the easy way, orange juice also contains many nutrients that are not less great with other fruits.

What Can Cast Your In Orange Juice?
Are you among those who like orange juice? If so, you can berlega heart. Because, by drinking orange juice every day you can reduce some risk of disease. Beside rich in vitamin C, orange juice also contains magnesium which can help keep your blood pressure and reduces risk of heart attack. In addition, grapefruit juice can increase your immune system.
orange juice benefit

Folic acid content found in orange juice is also important for your brain development, whereas the high potassium content helps maintain healthy blood circulation. Orange juice also contains thiamin, which helps change food into energy.
orange juice benefit
Carotenoids in orange juice is a powerful antioxidant that can fight harmful free radicals. Carotenoids also prevent premature aging. Phytonutrients in citrus juice helps the nutrients to function more effectively. The juice is rich in vitamin B6 which improve the processing of carbohydrates and protein in the diet. Vitamin B6 also increases the production of hemoglobin which is responsible for carrying blood to all parts of the body.
orange juice benefit
Orange juice every day may reduce the development of kidney stones. The fiber content in orange juice also helps reduce cholesterol levels in the body. Orange juice contains natural sugars and fructose which controls blood sugar levels rise after eating.
orange juice benefit
Orange Juice Diet For You
You want to lose weight? Orange juice solution! pure orange juice with no sugar, contains less sugar than soft drinks. Get rid of high calorie soft drinks, switch to orange juice taste fresher and healthier. You could consume orange juice after a meal or snack to fill your time. This method can prevent hunger so that you are not encouraged to eat larger portions.
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So many orange juice benefit is beneficial to your health. If you want to be healthy, start eating oranges today. Invite your family to enjoy the natural freshness of orange juice every day and get the healthy benefits!

Orange Nutrition Facts - Amazing Secret About This

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There are some orange nutrition facts and hopefully you can add insight and added friends like to eat this fruit. Oranges are my favorite fruit, fruit prices are relatively affordable for the medium has a nutrient content is very worthwhile for our bodies.
Citrus Nutrition and Benefits

These orange nutrition facts that I summarized from various sources:

1.Vitamin C

    As anti-oxidants, essential water-soluble vitamin plays a key role in the formation of collagen which is a basic component of connective tissue formation in the body. Optimal formation of collagen is necessary for the formation of ligaments, tendons, dentin, skin, blood vessels, and bones. Also assist the process of wound healing and tissue repair.

    Vitamin C also plays a role in the process of absorption of inorganic iron (iron from non-animal food), so as to prevent and help cure anemia. Now that vitamin C is also drawing attention because of its ability as an antioxidant, which may help prevent cell damage caused by the activity of free radical molecules. Molecules in the body of free radicals oxidize proteins, fatty acids, and DNA. Free radical damage has implications for the emergence of a number of diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular, and cataracts.
    Significantly, recent research suggests that high intake of vitamin C from food, including fresh citrus, can prevent the increase in oxidized LDL. High levels of oxidized LDL is the main factor of developing heart disease. Several epidemiological studies have indeed shown a significant association between vitamin C intake with risk of death from cardiovascular disease.

2. Carbohydrates (sugars and dietary fiber,

    Carbohydrates in orange are simple carbohydrates, ie fructose, glucose, and sucrose. Complex carbohydrates in the form of non-starch polysaccharides (commonly known as dietary fiber) are good for health. Dietary fiber in the body will bind water-soluble nutrients in a gel-matrix, so that it can slow down the emptying of the stomach and the digestive process and absorption. It would extend the state of satiety, and decrease the rate of absorption of glucose so that it can help prevent blood sugar spikes.
     Dietary fiber also helps lower cholesterol levels in plasma by disrupting the process of reabsorption of bile acids. By eating a medium-size orange in one day, food fiber is approximately 3.0 g, can contribute significantly to meeting the needs of substance to the body which suggested that about 25 g per day.

3. Potassium

    This plays an essential mineral to maintain a balance of acid and water in the body. As an important component of electrolytes, potassium plays a role in transmission of nerve impulses to muscles, the muscle contraction, and maintaining normal blood pressure. Potassium intake is recommended as much as 2000 mg per day. Most of the amount that can be filled with oranges. Glass, 225 ml, orange juice provides 500 milligrams of potassium.

orange nutrition facts

4. Folate

    The intake of food with high content of folate, like oranges, fresh or in juice form, will increase levels of folate. Increased levels of folate will reduce homocysteine ​​levels, which is toxic to blood vessel walls. With decreasing levels of homocysteine, the risk of cardiovascular disease is also reduced. Folate helps produce DNA and RNA, and maturation of red blood cells, which in turn can prevent anemia. Consumption of folate per day is recommended for women 180 mcg and 200 mcg for men. Most of these needs could be supplied from the oranges. In one cup, 225 ml, orange juice contained 75 mcg of folic acid for the body.

5. Calcium

    Orange as a source of vitamin C is also thought to provide both preventive and therapeutic effect against diseases such as bone loss (osteoporosis), kidney stones, impaired cognitive function, and asthma. But further research will be needed to prove the allegations.

orange nutrition facts

6. Thiamin / Vitamin B1

    Being able to convert food into energy.

7. Niacin or Vitamin B3

  This vitamins, according to research can reduce the risk of getting Alzheimer's by 80 percent, Alzheimer's is a brain disorder and to reduce the risk of dementia.
Nutritional content of oranges and benefits

8. Vitamin B6 / Pyridoxine

    Able to increase the hemoglobin is important for the circulation of oxygen in the body. Nutrient content is very good for treating various diseases, such as asthma, bronchitis, tuberculosis, rheumatism, kidney failure, reduce the amount of cholesterol in the body, prevent diabetes, cure arthritis, high blood pressure, alcoholism, to pneumonia.

9. Phosphorus

    Phosphorus is a constituent of bones and teeth. as well as forming an organic energy (ATP) in muscle contraction and synthesis processes. Deficiency of P element will cause the body is weak, stunted growth, as well as abnormal growth of bones and teeth. Phosphorus deficiency symptoms are the body sluggish and poor appetite.

orange nutrition facts

10. Magnesium : Able to regulate blood pressure

12. Copper : Form hemoglobin, collagen and maintaining healthy nerves. if the oyster copper minerals, the body will experience anemia (lack of blood), arthritis and fatigue.

13. Riboflavin / Vitamin B2 : Serve to protect the body from cancer, prevent migraine headaches and cataracts.
orange nutrition facts

14. Pantothenic acid / Vitamin B5

    Assist the enzyme in the process of transformation of carbohydrate and fat into energy.
   Assist the synthesis of acetylcholine, a brain chemical that plays a role in the transmission of electrical signals between brain cells.
    Important for the activity of the adrenal glands, especially in the formation of hormones.
    Controlling stress due to migraine, chronic lethargy syndrome and other emotional disorders, also known as anti-stress vitamin.
    Required in the process of formation of the immune system, especially to maintain brain health.
    Handling allergies, headaches, arthritis, psosiaris, insomnia, asthma and a host of infectious diseases.
   Assist various neurological disorders associated with brain such as neuritis, epilepsy and cerebral blood vessel constriction.

15. Phytochemical compounds
     Compounds typical of this plant has broad physiological effects and help prevent the spread of various types of chronic diseases, including cancer and heart disease. Prevention mechanism includes the ability as an antioxidant, its effect on cell division process, increasing the activity of enzymes in eliminating carcinogens (cancer causing substances), and blocking of nitrosamine compounds. Intake of these compounds can only be met through the consumption of foods of plant origin, one orange, as part of the daily diet.

orange nutrition facts

Orange is an advantage not contain:
Calorie content of lace

That way it will not raise concerns for those who are trying to lose weight. as a picture of a medium-sized fresh orange contains only 60-80 kcals.
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So my friends that I have written articles about orange nutrition facts and, hopefully useful.

Monday, April 16, 2012

The Greatest Nutrition Researcher of the 20th Century

Dr. Weston A. Price was a dentist and dental researcher who went on an investigation that spanned the globe to determine why native populations, who ate traditional foods, exhibited perfect physical health well into old age.

His research took him to remote tribal communities -- Swiss, Eskimos, Polynesians, Africans, New Zealanders, and more -- and what he discovered made him one of the foremost authorities on the role of foods in their natural form, and the development of degenerative illnesses as a result of the addition of processed foods to your diet. 

His book, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, stands as a classic work on the subject.

The video below delves into Dr. Price’s work in greater detail, and provides insight into why eating your traditional diet of locally grown, seasonal, raw foods is so important to your health.
Dr Mercola's Comments:

Dr. Weston A. Price was one of the major nutritional pioneers of all time. 

He was a dentist around 1900 who noticed something that health care practitioners still try to deny today: that with the introduction of processed food, health started to decline.

Specifically, Dr. Price noticed an incredible increase in tooth decay when people began eating processed foods. When he began his journey around the world, he found that, as he suspected, native people who were still eating their traditional diets had nearly perfect teeth.

I am constantly amazed at how powerful a predictor of health your teeth are. 

When I have seen chronically ill patients with nearly cavity-free teeth, I am encouraged that they will likely get well quickly. If, on the other hand, their mouths are full of fillings and root canals, the prognosis is not as good.

Dr. Price also used teeth as an indicator of overall health, and his classic book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration is full of wonderful pictures documenting the perfect teeth of the native tribes he visited who were still eating their traditional diets. 

The Price-Pottenger Foundation created this video, and they are one of the two primary organizations that promote the work of this great scientist. Interestingly, they just converted thousands of Dr. Price’s previously unpublished research photos from around the world, and they plan on releasing that soon.

They also have an amazing archive of books that Dr. Price and many others wrote and hope to have Google digitize them and make them available. If anyone reading this knows how to connect with the Google library scanning project please contact our customer service department and let us know as this would be a major benefit to all of us.

Dr. Price was a dentist so he focused on dental health, and he found that native people eating native diets did not get tooth decay.

The Healthy Ingredients of Native Diets

What makes Dr. Price’s work so incredible is that even though it was written in 1920, it is still very true today. That is one of the signs of a health truth: it lasts for many years. If it was true in 1907 in should be true in 2007.

Dr. Price noticed some similarities between the native diets that allowed the people to thrive. Among them:
  • The foods were natural, unprocessed, and organic (and contained no sugar except for the occasional bit of honey or maple syrup).
  • The people ate foods that grew in their native environment. In other words, they ate locally grown, seasonal foods.
  • Many of the cultures ate unpasteurized dairy products, and all of them ate fermented foods.
  • The people ate a significant portion of their food raw.
  • All of the cultures ate animal products, including animal fat and, often, full-fat butter and organ meats.
When Dr. Price analyzed his findings, he found that the native diets contained ten times the amount of fat-soluble vitamins, and at least four times the amount of calcium, other minerals, and water-soluble vitamins as that of Western diets at that time.

Their diets were also rich in enzymes because they ate fermented and raw foods (enzymes help you to digest cooked foods).

Another major factor that made the native diets so healthy was that their intake of omega-3 fats was at least ten times higher than in today’s diet. Regular readers of the newsletter know that today most people’s ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fats (from vegetable oils) is far from the ideal 1:1 ratio of our ancestors. 

Today, most people eat far too many omega-6 fats and far too few omega-3 fats, leading to a ratio that’s more like 20:1 or even 50:1!

How YOU Can Take Advantage of Dr. Price’s Pioneering Work

Even though we live lives that are far different from those of our ancestors, you can still benefit from their traditional diets by making some simple changes in your own life. Namely:
  • Find out your nutritional type, and eat accordingly. This will tell you which foods are ideal for your unique biochemistry.
  • Eat at least one-third of your food raw.
  • Avoid processed foods and all artificial flavorings, colorings, and artificial sweeteners. Instead, seek out locally grown foods that are in-season.
  • Enjoy fermented foods like kefir and cultured veggies.
  • Make sure you eat enough healthy fats, including those from animal sources like omega-3 fat, and reduce your intake of omega-6 from vegetable oils.
Now Dr. Price's Land Mark Book is Available for FREE

And, if you have any interest in natural health, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration is a MUST read. In fact, you don’t even have to read the book as the pictures it contains say it all.  You can purchase it at Amazon. 

However, the online book is the original edition and many chapters have been added in recent times.  These include letter from Dr. Price to his his nieces and correspondence between him and J. I. Rodale. The online book also does not have 54 photos which have been subsequently added.

For Additional Information

You can also learn more from the Price-Pottenger Foundation and the Weston A. Price Foundation. I am proud to be on their advisory boards and would encourage you to consider joining their organizations. They are dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods to the human diet through education, research, and activism.

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See Dr. Mercola's site for more on this topic