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Moderation and Frequency of Meals: Podcast Studies

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I just started listening to this podcast called Cut the Fat. I have heard two episodes (out of order) so far and wanted to share what I learned. The first podcast I listened to was a review of a book called Unleash the Power of the Female Brain by Dr. Daniel Amen. I put the book on my to-read list, but meanwhile I will share two things that stuck out from the interview with him. The first was a question of the type of food we put in our bodies (it relates to fueling our brain properly). The interviewer asked something like, Is it OK to just have this one treat every now and then, something like a once-a-month burger and fries? Continue reading

What I Learned From My Homeopath

  1. Eat three meals a day instead of snacking frequently all day. This is because when we put time between meals we are giving the digestive system time to recuperate and rest. If you are regularly bombarding it with bits of food all day this rest won’t get to occur. This is going to be hard for me to change. For years I have been a grazer.
  2. Eat more raw food. I actually experimented with this in the last few weeks by keeping a food journal. I noticed that when I ate even a combo of raw and cooked foods, my energy levels dropped in the afternoon and I also wasn’t able to stay awake past 8:30pm. If I had a very small percentage of raw food in a day, I’d be crashing by 6:30pm and would sleep solid until 6am the next morning. On the days I was able to consume at  least 90% raw foods, not only did I not have my 2-o’clock slump time, but I stayed up almost until 10pm and still wasn’t all that tired as I made myself lie down for bedtime! It was awesome. It still is awesome since I am sticking to it now! Continue reading

Eggs: good or bad?

On a personal note my first answer would be “bad” right away because of the unnecessary animal use. But let’s say I am a non-animal-lover, the way non-vegans are. Is there value in eating these unborn bird fetuses?

Let’s first talk cholesterol. You don’t like to have high cholesterol, right? And that is mostly why you stay away from burgers, right? Well take a look at the comparisons in the table below1,3:

Cholesterol (mg) Food
87 Whopper from Burger King
94 Quarter Pounder with Cheese from McDonald’s
150 Double Down from KFC
160 Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese from McDonald’s
212 one large egg

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You don’t need milk to get calcium

No other species on this planet drinks another species’ milk, and no species drinks its own mother’s milk beyond the age of weaning because it isn’t necessary anymore. Then why do we drink it after babyhood? Mom doesn’t want us sucking on her the rest of our lives, right? The whole purpose of cow’s milk is to get a 70lb baby calf to become 1,000 pounds in a year. So you are drinking something that is MADE to make you fat–and quickly! If we wiped away technology, packaging, preservatives, etc., you are basically sucking out nasty puss with your lips on a dirty cow’s teets. Sick. You can get your calcium in other less-nasty (and much more healthy & humane) ways. Continue reading