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How green is your fork?

Can we – can I – have a positive effect on the earth? How?

More and more people are beginning to believe that the biggest positive impact we can have is absolutely basic: through our food choices.

In 2008, inspired by “Livestock’s Long Shadow,” a UN report on the impact of livestock farming on the environment, I wrote “How green is your fork?” for L’Inconnu magazine in Senegal. The article was recently mentioned in a book, Living in Tune with Your Heart – so I searched it out and decided to post it here. Read more…

What the Health

You may have heard about the documentary What the Health. It’s well worth watching – for free, with subtitles, at youtube. Check out what doctors and researchers with decades of experience in nutrition have to say about cancer, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, dementia… The good news: You can help yourself today.

Food of the Gods

I love cacao beans and eat them every day, blended in smoothies. My favourite smoothie is banana, carob, cinnamon, mesquite, with several cacao beans (all organic).

Googling for nutritional info on cacao in case it could help with inflammatory conditions led to this at TheSuperfoods.net:

The cacao bean is full of antioxidants, fat, carbohydrates, protein, polyphenols like flavanoids cacao nutritionthat are antioxidants, minerals like calcium, magnesium, sulfur, copper, iron, zinc and potassium, oleic acid which is a heart-healthy essential monounsaturated fat, fiber and vitamins E, B2, B1, B5, B3 and B9.

[The beans grow in a pod that weighs about 1 pound – containing half a dozen beans. Cacao trees grow in the Amazon Basic, Orinoco River Basin, Ghana, Philippines,  Brazil, Papua New Guinea, Ecuador, Togo and a few Caribbean islands. Cacao is known as the Food of the Gods where it was first cultivated in the Americas.]

Both antioxidants and theobromine can improve blood flow, support healthy functioning of heart and reduce thickening of arterial walls and plaque build-up.  Theobromine can also improve mental and physical well-being by stimulating central nervous system, dilating blood vessels, increasing energy levels and relaxing tense muscles.

Other benefits offer include reducing PMS and menopause symptoms. The levels of antioxidants in raw cacao are higher than that of green tea and red wine.

Fiber content in cacao can help digestion by increasing digestive enzyme production. Fiber content keeps you feeling full for longer. This controls appetite and helps promote weight loss.

Essential Fatty Acids such as oleic acid found in cacao can lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol levels.  Oleic acid also possesses antioxidant properties and can fight free radicals.

It can strengthen cell membrane integrity, boost memory power, improve functioning of the heart, circulatory system and brain, increase energy levels, help with weight loss, reduce inflammatory conditions like arthritis, help to moisturize the skin and more.

Minerals especially magnesium found in raw cacao promotes heart health and is essential for proper brain functioning. Tryptophan and anandamide are other brain-boosting minerals found in cacao.

Vitamins found in raw cacao benefit the cardiovascular system. They have antioxidant benefits and promote longevity.

Precautions

Those who have chocolate allergies must avoid eating cacao nibs or beans. Polyphenols and other active substances found in them could trigger side effects like migraines and other allergic reactions.

Summary

Cacao beans and cacao nibs have many nutrients that can offer multiple health benefits.

Some of these nutrients get reduced or destroyed when they undergo heating process and are combined with milk and sugar to make chocolate. Hence, eating raw, unprocessed cacao beans offer more health benefits than processed chocolate.

Joanna Budwig protocol

Helpful info in this article on the Budwig protocol – for cancer and numerous other diseases: https://www.cancertutor.com/budwig/

UPDATE, October 2017: Here is Chloe Wordsworth’s newsletter summarizing the Budwig Protocol, based on the 300-page ebook by Budwig. Fantastic information, clearly presented.

UPDATE, January 2018: We enjoyed the Budwig Protocol for a few months, but decided in the end to go back to being pure vegetarians (vegan). Read more…

Lime & honey pizzazz

This morning I got tired of trying to eke out a couple of drops from half of a hard lime, so instead I cut it in chunks and put it in the blender, added a tsp of turmeric, a Tsp of honey and Tsp of coconut oil. Pour in 1 cup of hot water and blend Read more…

Caregivers for Alzheimer’s

Three regrets of a loving Alzheimer’s caregiver

The truth about cancer

High-standard cancer self-help info: https://thetruthaboutcancer.com/

They add new articles regularly. Excellent material.

From a woman facing death

Life lessons, from a woman courageously facing death while going on adventures – external and internal.

Memory, digestion, sense of smell, long life

Fascinating info on ROSEMARY – easy to use and wonderful long-term effects. Read the full Mercola article here.

  • Eat a small amount of organic rosemary leaves every day – in salads or veggies
  • Crumble the spikey leaves and put in a small bottle of olive oil and use on salads
  • “Sniff” the essential oil every day. Make sure you use a high-quality organic brand. Breathe in through one nostril, holding the bottle against your nose; hold your breath and then slowly release through your mouth. Repeat with the other nostril. Also sniff vigorously, holding the bottle to alternate nostrils. May improve your sense of smell (and taste) when you breathe the oil fumes into the sinus cavity every day. May also improve your memory.
  • Use the essential oil (or your own home-made rosemary oil) on your hair/scalp. Healthy for hair – also for the brain. With brain in mind, massage a drop of rosemary oil all across your forehead and a drop on the stem of your neck.

LOSING YOUR SENSE OF SMELL is associated with later experiencing the onset of dementia / Alzheimer’s. Who knows – maybe improving your sense of smell will have a reverse or containment effect on brain deterioration… It costs a few pennies, it’s easy – worth giving it a try.

High-fat diet starves cancer cells

Read the whole of Dr Mercola’s helpful article by clicking here – excerpts below.

The importance of diet for successful cancer treatment

The foundational aspect that must be addressed is the metabolic mitochondrial defect, and this involves radically reducing the non-fiber carbohydrates in your diet and increasing high-quality fats. You may need up to 85 percent of your dietary calories from healthy fats, along with a moderate amount of high-quality protein, as excessive protein can also trigger cancer growth. Read more…

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