Tag Archives: WHOLE FOOD

Recipe: CLA Grassfed SCD Yogurt Benefits, CYTOKINE STUDIES

SUMMARYSCD yogurt is lactose-free due to its processing.  It can be grassfed if you choose to make it using grassfed milk.  You can also use a milk from A2 casein cows to make the casein less inflammatory.  Some use a milk alternative such as goat, coconut, or almond milk.  Last, there is growing concerns about the MAP suriviving dairy processing.  [Grant et al 2017] is study that published Dec, 2017 that raises growing concerns about MAP and  the safety of dairy products.  To ensure 100% kill of MAP, heat the milk to 194F (90C) for 60 seconds according to the author of the study.  The classic SCD yogurt recipe required heating to 180F with a two minute hold.  I’ve revised the recipe to require heating to 194F for two minutes to ensure MAP and other bacteria are killed.  Below the recipe find details for:  MAP implications for SCD yogurt processing temperature, What is the probiotic load of SCD yogurt, what probiotics can be in the starter and Lets talk about milk options, can I reuse my SCD yogurt as starter for another batch, and RECENT STUDIES FINDING PROBIOTIC YOGURT BENEFITS AND IT’S ANTI-INFLAMMATORY IMMUNE MODULATING PROPERTIES!  It is no wonder that SCD yogurt is the foundation of the healing diets: SCD/GAPS and some PALEO camps, if tolerated.

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HOW TO BUY 100% RAW ALMONDS

Starting on September 1, 2007, it became illegal for 100% raw almonds to be manufactured and sold in the United States, with two exceptions (discussed below).  Eating SCD/GAPS/PALEO (some camps) can mean eating nuts if tolerated and ideally properly processed and traditionally prepared thereby making such more easily digested.  Understanding what this legislation means for your sourcing almonds is simple.

First, you can read the new law and its specific provisions by going to the website address of the California Almond Board.  This site is loaded with processing information you may be concerned with such as: Harvest Issues: Stockpiling, Moisture Content, Quality Problems and Aflatoxin, or listen to the audio on the Almond Update on Russian Import Ban.

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WHAT WHOLE FOOD LOOKS LIKE, YES!

SUMMARY: Learn what whole food looks like. Such are anti-inflammatory and nutrient dense; the key to reducing, managing and even reversing chronic disease.

Seems in today’s lifestyle, what whole food looks like is confusing.  Is it the steaming hot prepared buffet luring you with it’s smells and convenience such even appearing at Whole Foods grocery stores?

A check of ingredients will show if it is pure, clean, delicious, and properly prepared real nourishing whole food.  Such is anti-inflammatory and nutrient dense. I am excited that you are learning this concept!

Adhering to an anti-inflammatory diet is the answer to reducing, managing, and even reversing chronic disease. 

Through diet we  increase anti-inflammatory Omega-3 fatty acids, decrease inflammatory (Omega-6 fatty acids, and food intolerances), and increase fruits and vegetables to increase antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. High quality meat, grains, and diary have a place in a nutrient dense diet but learning food quality and individual tolerance is critical for optimizing health.  

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MICROBIOME RULES; WHAT IS MICROBIOME?

SUMMARY:  Your gut microbiome allows you to live your life with health, wellness, and vitality, or illness and disease.  Without a doubt, the MICROBIOME RULES; WHAT IS MICROBIOME?

If you haven’t already done so, you should read the post, “Diet and other things Determines Our Microbiome” to be certain you are up to date not only with what this dynamic virtual organ is, but also are cognizant of the many factors that affect the microbiome.  
We can modulate this microbiome; the science is exploding daily with research that is unveiling the vast impact the gut microbiome has on all of our inner workings.
FOOD ALTERS THE MICROBIOME, with a focus here on celiac and autism, although the insight applies to all autoimmunes and chronic disease.

The post “Food Managing Autism and IBD: The Studies,” details the studies (and includes current ongoing clinical trials) showing dietary intervention (that heals the gut) can result in IBD remission or management of autism.  Such occurs through optimization of the microbiome since the food we feed the microbiome, determines the gut’s community of microbiota, whose role is to affect immunity, health, wellness, and vitality.  Thus, anyone looking to improve health needs to look first at optimizing the gut microbiome.

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A FEW INDEX CARD RECIPES FOR WHOLE FOODS

Summary:  This post give A FEW INDEX CARD RECIPES FOR WHOLE FOODS. Snip and save!  I get it.  You don’t know how to cook or bake, but you know you have to figure this out.  Or maybe you are a genius in the kitchen, but…  Whoever heard of coconut flour, rancid industrial seed oils, grass-fed or pastured animals and animal by-products, or of soaking, sprouting, and dehydrating grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes for proper preparation to neutralize the inflammatory compounds inherent within these foods that is so disease promoting?  And… that listing is just a few incidentals of Whole Food preparation!  Don’t despair.  Most “Whole Food” foodies did not know how to cook using such ingredients and techniques at the beginning either as ALL of us were unfamiliar with such!  To help get you started, here are some index cards, but there’s more posted on the website (see below for how to locate those), and on my  Pinterest!

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