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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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More info about Rejuvelac, part 3 of 3

Question: You said to use quinoa or soft white wheat berries. Can I use hard red wheat? What about other grains? Answer: At classes I taught in Washington and Oregon right after posting the original Rejuvelac video, I had a few readers tell me they’ve been making Rejuvelac for years, with hard red wheat, triticale, […]

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Raw green food and kidney stones

I have more requests to address oxalates.   I wrote about this in Ch. 1 of 12 Steps to Whole Foods, and also here on the blog: http://greensmoothiegirl.com/?p=288 It’s another one of those “they” things: first they tell us greens are good for us, and then they tell us oxalates will cause kidney stones and […]

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Phytates . . . part II

The phytate issue is fiercely contested in the nutrition world, with some believing that soaking grains is critical, and others believing it’s unnecessary.   I have studied compelling evidence on both sides, leading me to the following recommendations. Regardless of whether phytates in whole grains lead to mineral deficiencies, soaking and slightly fermenting your grain […]

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