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Careful anthropological study of ancestral societies reveals a surprising truth. Healthy, chronic disease-free traditional cultures who ate grains did so only after careful processing. The methods employed included sprouting, soaking, and/or sour leavening (sourdough). This thoughtful preparation was employed to remove potent anti-nutrients and break down complex food molecules contained in all grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes. …

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Imagine a nutrient dense, traditional food that is equal to pastured meats but is completely storable for many years without refrigeration or freezing required. Seems hard to believe, but this humble food known simply as wild rice is surprisingly not technically grain at all, but a traditional grass based food native to both North America …

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I think it is important to support companies that work hard to do right by the consumer and the environment. This includes not just companies that market products in physical stores in our communities but also those that only sell online. When it comes to virtual shopping, my favorite and most regularly frequented site for …

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One of the most controversial articles on this blog is how the green smoothie diet can actually be dangerous rather than beneficial to health over the long haul. Since then, I have received dozens of emails from people who unfortunately discovered firsthand how green smoothies can negatively affect health, sometimes devastatingly so. The typical scenario described was …

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From paid social media trolls who pose as regular people to media reports on a new “wonder” drug, astroturfing has reached a level in our society where it is increasingly hard to separate fact from fiction. At every turn, consumers are bombarded with carefully crafted messages on TV, online, and in print that are designed …

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Creamed honey is considered the crème de la crème of raw honey, often costing a premium whether you buy it plain or flavored, directly from a local beekeeper or off the shelf at the healthfood store. From a practical standpoint, I’ve always preferred creamed honey to liquid honey because it makes less of a mess in …

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Is the concept of healthy pasta an oxymoron for fans of traditional, nutrient dense diet? For the longest time, I thought so, but was happy to find out otherwise. My change of heart occurred while attending one of two annual Jovial Foods Culinary Getaways in Tuscany. I was privileged to attend the excursion focusing on einkorn, the …