Monthly Archives: December 2011

New Study: Vegetarians Have More Tooth Decay

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist December 30, 2011

A study published this week in the peer reviewed medical journal, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, finds that vegetarians are much more likely to suffer from tooth decay, lower (more acidic) salivary pH levels, and lower stimulated saliva flow than control subjects that were matched by sex and age.

The study confirms what Dr. Weston A. Price DDS in his book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, discovered on his 10 year journey around the world studying isolated, traditional societies still untouched by what he termed “the displacing foods of modern commerce.”

Dr. Price found that indigenous vegetarian cultures suffered from tooth decay at a higher rate than either the omnivore or the almost completely carnivorous cultures he studied.

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Video: Money and Time Saving Tips for the New Year

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist December 29, 2011

Is your budget crunched and your time short when it comes to preparing healthy meals for yourself and your family?

You’re not alone.  The time/budget challenge is something almost everyone has to come to grips with at some point and figuring out how to make it all work within the context of a very busy family isn’t easy.

Today’s video discusses and demonstrates a few ideas for making this juggling act just a bit more streamlined, particularly as we approach the start of a New Year with health goals and new routines becoming established on a day to day basis.

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Gouda: The Nutrient Dense Cheese of Choice

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist December 28, 2011

If I was forced to choose a single cheese to eat for the rest of my life that would best maintain my health, it would be Gouda.

Is Gouda my favorite cheese?

Not really.

While I certainly like Gouda and don’t mind eating it, my taste buds consistently rank several other cheeses quite a bit higher on the enjoyment scale.

Why Gouda then?

The answer might surprise you.

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