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Anti-nutrients….are you letting them scare you off whole foods? Part 2 of 3

Phytates.  Science actually knows very little about these anti-nutrients that some say rob your body of minerals. Sally Fallon’s book Nourishing Traditions teaches how to soak grains to neutralize phytates. (I discuss this issue and, for ease of digestion, teach it as an option in Step 9 of 12 Steps to Whole Foods, too.) However, […]

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Anti-Nutrients….are you letting them scare you off whole foods? part 1 of 3

One of the more infuriating aspects of nutrition education is the highly confusing anti-nutrients debate. For example, hot issues include but are not limited to…. Grains have PHYTATES. Spinach has OXALATES. Apple seeds have CYANIDE. Legumes have PURINES. Broccoli and cabbage have GOITROGENS. Dr. Mercola propagates a bunch of needless fear, attacking all grains and some vegetables […]

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Treatment modalities at Oasis…..part 3 of 4

Ultraviolet Light. Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation (UVBI) eliminates bacteria in the blood, and Dr. Niels Ryberg Finsen won a Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1903 for successfully treating 300 lupus patients with UV light, a modality still used and accepted in Europe. What happened to it, then—for lupus, and in general? A century of American obsession […]

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