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Fish, and taking fish-oil pills

For you fish eaters, the U.S. FDA stated in 2001 that fish with the highest mercury levels are tilefish, swordfish, mackerel, shark, white snapper, and tuna.   The lowest levels are found in salmon, flounder, sole, tilapia, and trout (though these fish are high in other toxins, in some waters). If you’re eating fish-oil pills […]

Sprouted Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes

These are yummy—enjoy! Sprouted Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes Serves 6-8 2 ½ cups raw, dry buckwheat ½ cup flaxseed 3 cups water ½ tsp. stevia powder (optional) 1 tsp. sea salt 2 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. nutmeg 2 bananas 4 tsp. baking powder, aluminum free 2 cups blueberries coconut oil Soak buckwheat overnight, drain, and sprout […]

Is the China Study bogus?

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: The Oxford-Cornell China Project is irrelevant to us, because Campbell studied rats and mice, and then Chinese people.   Not Americans. Answer:   I’m not going to comment much on the notion that Chinese and American people aren’t alike enough to compare.   Either we all descended from apes, or we were all […]

Feel-good prophets

Unless you’re new here, you probably already know my opinion that Dr. Robert Atkins, before dying with massive heart disease, did terrible damage to Americans’ health, and confused an already struggling nation regarding nutrition. Dr. Nathan Pritikin, on the other hand, was a prominent voice for precisely the type of lifestyle I advocate for here […]

Calories per pound of foods

Interesting facts: Raw vegetables contain 100 calories per pound Fresh fruit contain 300 calories per pound Animal flesh contains 1,200 calories per pound Green vegetables are so massively nutrient rich and calorie minimal, you could literally eat them all day and never get fat.   The more you eat, the more you lose!   By […]

Why people get upset when we eat right

Lisle and Goldhamer, in The Pleasure Trap, write about how to handle when people in our lives get upset because of our plant-based dietary habits.   Their claim that people get angry with us only because they are embarrassed (about their own eating habits) rings true to me based on my own experience. If you […]

Educate kids about nutrition

Sometimes I wonder if my teenaged son is absorbing what I teach him about health, or if he’s just too annoyed with me and absorbed with “fitting in” to care.   Yesterday after double header baseball games, one of the coaches ranted at the boys about the huge mess they’d made in the dugout, with […]

High-nutrition food storage

People in my community are dedicated to storing a year’s supply of food (myself included), and we are blessed to have many preparedness experts around us.   I struggled for years to achieve a food supply that we would actually eat, that wouldn’t go to waste because it’s so nutritionally inferior or has such a short […]

Childhood obesity epidemic . . . part 2

More from Levine and Stein of the Washington Post.   Read it and tell me if I’m crazy for saying in my last post that raising an obese child (by apathetically feeding him nonstop junk food) doesn’t qualify as abuse.   I realize that my words are strong, but I stand by them. At least […]