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Nutrition Talk / Re: Eczema and diet- can food heal?
« Last post by Nori on November 04, 2016, 07:12:08 PM »
Try CBD oil. I observed it working for a friend in minutes.
Nutrition Talk / Re: Acidic and Alkaline Agents
« Last post by Nori on November 04, 2016, 06:30:52 PM »
A very good examination of the acid-alkaline balance idea is found here:
Part 2 is here:

I think we are in agreement that most people on the SAD meal plan, bereft of major and trace minerals.  The body functions best when it has these nutrients on hand.  Metabolic imbalances can result otherwise, symptoms for which have been variously characterized using various paradigms such as acid-alkaline.   

That paradigm seems to be outdated and poorly supported with facts, but the general  concept of eating a mineral rich diet is an enduring one, which is why the Eating for Health Model is timeless.
Nutrition Talk / Re: Dr. Amy Myers and The Autoimmune Solution
« Last post by Nori on November 04, 2016, 06:11:16 PM »
You might check her website for feedback and testimonies.   I am not bashful reaching out the practitioner to get this kind of information,
Nutrition Talk / Re: Easy to Make Breakfast Recommendations
« Last post by alexandrakammer on November 02, 2016, 04:14:13 PM »
Hi Brittany,

I have struggled with the same in the past. For me, I typically prefer sweet tasting breakfasts over savory so incorporating veggies can be tough. Here are a few recommendations:
-Adding spinach and cucumber to a morning smoothie. You barely taste the spinach, the cucumber gives it a delicious and refreshing taste!
-If you eat eggs, I am a huge fan of spinach and zucchini scrambles with a little avocado on top! For the protein, you can buy plant proteins.
-Greek yogurt with sea salt and a dash of olive oil, tomatoes and cucumber is delicious!
-Sometimes I supplement with a green powder in the mornings (i love the brand Amazing Grass, they have several flavors and mixtures. I have found that they all taste great)

Hope this helps!
Nutrition Talk / Re: Kids and Milk
« Last post by James on November 02, 2016, 02:40:06 AM »
Milk has some definite health disadvantages,

First of all it is bad source for calcium.  Just because it is high in calcium this does not mean the calcium is readily available.  Milk is high in protein, which inhibits calcium absorption. This has been known by the dairy industry for a very long time, which is why vitamin D is added.  Some forms of vitamin D can aid in calcium absorption. The dairy industry though goes with the inexpensive and ineffective vitamin D2 though.

This leads to the myth that milk is beneficial to bone health.  Actually the opposite is true.  Finland and the U.S. are the two highest milk consumers in the world and also happen to have the highest bone loss rates in the world.  The reason for this has nothing to do with milk supposedly being an acidic food.  Part of the problem starts with the protein blocking calcium absorption.  The second part of the problem is that milk is high in phosphorus, which is not blocked by milk's protein.  The elevation of serum phosphorus leads to pseudohyperparathyroidism (PHPT).  The parathyroid glands respond to the PHPT by releasing parathyroid hormone that releases calcium from the bones to balance out the serum calcium-phosphorus ratio.

Another issue with milk is that it is designed to fatten up a calf.  So there is the issue of not only the external hormones being given to the animals to increase their weight and milk production, but also the naturally occurring hormones in the milk.  The high fat content of whole milk as well as the lactose also add a lot of calories.  There is some evidence that milk can lead to weight gain such as this study:

Then there is the increased risk of heart disease milk presents.  This is due to the enzyme xanthine oxidase found in milk that promotes arterial inflammation, which in turn leads to arterial plaque formation.

Some of these issues can come from raw milk as well.

As for children and especially infants I personally never recommend cow's milk to a child under the age of two.  The reason for this is that the gut is still permeable up to the age of two.  This allows for the passage of maternal antibodies from breast milk through the intestinal wall.  The absorption of cow's milk proteins though are antigenic and can lead to problems such as diabetes and allergies in infants.  This is one of the reasons milk allergies are so common in children.  There is a little more involved with allergies such as adrenal dysfunction but absorption of antigenic proteins is still another big factor. Same with leaky gut syndrome in adults that can also increase the risk of allergies.

Cow's milk is not a substitute for mother's milk, which is not a singular thing. Mother's milk changes composition several times during the infants growth to match the needs of the infant's growth needs.

If people are going to ingest milk it should be done in moderation.
Goods & Services / Re: Health and Wellness Blog Launch
« Last post by heatherc733 on November 01, 2016, 05:33:49 PM »
Erica, Thank you so much for viewing my blog and for your feed back!
Recipe Exchange / Apple Cinnamon Muffins
« Last post by heatherc733 on November 01, 2016, 05:30:15 PM »
Here is a recipe for Apple Cinnamon Muffins from my blog. The muffins are gluten free and a great way to use up those fall apples!
Nutrition Talk / Mercury filling removal reco? (East Bay)
« Last post by lynnf995 on November 01, 2016, 11:22:51 AM »
My Dads mercury filling (I know, I know) cracked and he spit part of it out. I have convinced him that he can't just let it be. So I'm looking for dentist recommendations that do safe removal. Closer to Pleasant hill the better but east bay mostly. Thanks everyone!
Nutrition Talk / Re: Feeding a Family E4H On a Budget
« Last post by travisrehard on October 31, 2016, 06:12:51 PM »
This discussion was split from a previous topic, hence the way it sort of jumps into discussion below, but you will get the idea.... - M.E. Moderator

I spend between $120 - $200 per week on a family of 6 (that includes 2-80lb dogs that I homecook for).  We also eat only local, seasonal and organic (with a few exceptions).  That also includes plenty of organic meat (both for the humans and the four legged).  I enjoy seeing how other people shop for groceries.  Its been my hobby for the past 5+ years. ;D I am always irritated when I hear others say it costs too much to eat well.

I as well get very irritated when I hear that it cost too much to eat well.  Yes it can become pricey if all you buy is high end Organic foods from supermarkets. Purchasing cheap food is like buying cheap gasoline for your vehicle, yes it may get you where you need to be but why would you choose to continue to experience terrible fuel economy (low energy) at the expense of a few dollars.  Eating well does not break the piggy bank if you know how to shop and prepare foods properly.  Thumbs Up!
Nutrition Talk / Re: Pregnancy Cookbook
« Last post by candiceworthan on October 29, 2016, 08:45:20 PM »
I realize your niece may be nearing the end of her pregnancy, but I found The Vegetarian Mother's Cookbook by Cathe Olson to be invaluable both during pregnancy, postpartum and beyond. Simple recipes with tons of tips and nutritional info.
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