Monthly Archives: August 2011

Lose the Cardio: Endurance Exercise Done Right

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist August 31, 2011

By Guest Blogger Paula Jager, CSCS

While shopping at the local health food store last week I ran into an acquaintance, a very nice young man I had met about 2 years ago and run into a few times a year. I almost didn’t recognize him and wondered if he had been sick.  His head was shaved, he weighed about 130 lbs and had a gray pallor giving him the appearance of a chemo victim.

“How have you been?” I asked.

“Great” he replied.  “I stopped eating meat” as his eyes roamed narrowly over the bacon in my cart.

“Really,” I asked, “Why?”

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The Wonders of Gelatin (and How to Get More in Your Stock)

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist August 30, 2011

A Bubbling Pot of Chicken Stock

One of the main reasons to make your own stock or broth as a base for homemade soups and sauces is to supply hydrophilic colloids to the diet in the form natural gelatin.

The hydrophilic nature of the gelatin in homemade meat broths has the unusual property of attracting digestive juices to itself in the same manner as raw foods.

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Monday Mania 8/29/2011

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist August 29, 2011

Welcome to Monday Mania, a health carnival where Real Foodies who blog come together to link up their popular Posts. These posts might be Real Food recipes, Book Reviews, Natural Remedies, or Green Home Tips. They might even be a blogger’s take on a media health report, a videoblog, podcast, or an exciting giveaway!

In short, these Awesome Posts are a complete free for all of incredible Real Foodie Wisdom! So, roll up your sleeves, link up and show us your stuff! Can’t wait to see what your Real Foodie brains have turned out recently!

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Doctors Warn Against Supermodel’s Coconut Oil Habit

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist August 27, 2011

Want to Be Trim Like This? Don’t Listen to Your Doctor!


Want to look like supermodel Miranda Kerr -  shiny hair, trim figure, clear skin?

Eat lots of coconut oil says the beautiful Australian and mother of one who says that she has been consuming it since she was 14.

“I will not go a day without coconut oil. I personally take four tablespoons per day, either on my salads, in my cooking or in my cups of green tea.”

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Homemade Steak Sauce or Marinade

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist August 26, 2011

Store bought steak sauce is something I stopped buying years ago as it seems they are all loaded with MSG.  And, that little tray of various steak sauces that they bring you in a steak restaurant?   Steer clear unless having a really bad headache or migraine within the next day or two is your goal!

By the way, don’t forget to tell the waiter to tell the chef not to brush anything on your steak before it’s grilled – yeah, an msg based flavor enhancer is frequently used at steak restaurants to make them mouth watering (and headache inducing, but most folks fail to connect the dots on that one).

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