Are you ready to get cultured foods into your kitchen?
What are cultured foods? Why are they called cultured? Are they just pickles or is there more to it? Are we talking about German sauerkraut and Korean kimchi? Japanese miso and Greek yogurt?
(Quick answer: all of them!)
What are some of the different ways to use ferments? Are they just snacks and accents or can they be part of your daily recipes? Tell us about rejuvelac and kvass!
How can you tell the difference between a live ferment and a pasteurized pickle?
How, exactly, are these foods nourishing and healthy? What do they have to do with probiotics?
Are ferments difficult to make? What tips can you offer? Will my kids eat them?
To some degree, most of us are "bought." If we shop at big-box stores or watch mainstream TV, for example, we willingly expose ourselves to some of the best influence that money can buy. We may think we have freedom of choice when, in fact, we participate in and fund (through our purchases) a process that allows our choices to be constrained for us.
No one believes she's an easy mark. But there's a good reason that drug companies spend like mad (24.3% of total revenues) to sell us hard. It works. Americans fill 4 billion prescriptions per year costing $320 billion (excluding OTC meds and vaccines). Since 30% of us opt out, we're talking about 18 prescriptions -- not pills! -- per Rx-popper.
Now what if I told you that Americans spent more on healthcare ($3.8 trillion!) and less on food than any other country in the world? Would that make you curious? Would you wonder if there was a relationship? Would you follow the money where it took you, inside the controversy and to the front lines of the battle? Would you take on vaccines and GMOs and place a bullseye on Big Food and Big Pharma? …Read More >>
As a physician, informed consent means I have an obligation to my patients. I must research and relay what I can about a given intervention's risks, known and unknown, in the context of the purported benefits, and potential alternatives. The prescription of birth control, which interferes with reproductive hormones, is an example of an egregious lapse in true informed consent.
That Naughty Little Pill
Oral contraceptives confer significant risks to mood, carcinogenesis, and even sudden death. This is in addition to masking potentially reversible pathology -- such as PMS, PCOS, and acne. Exploration into underlying mechanisms has revealed that these agents deplete nutrients, cause inflammation, and perturb hormones such as testosterone and thyroid. As I discussed in a previous article:
THYROID, MOOD, AND LIBIDO
Synthetic hormones like those in combined oral contraceptives increase thyroid and sex hormone binding globulin, effectively decreasing the available testosterone and thyroid hormone in circulation. This can render you with nun-like libido, and functionally hypothyroid or depressed, constipated, overweight, mentally cloudy, with dry skin and hair, to boot!
Not exactly what women have in mind when signing up for birth control …Read More >>
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