Does pressure cooking preserve nutrients or destroy them? Does it denature proteins? Create carcinogens? I’ve heard all this and more about pressure cookers. So, what’s the truth?
According to a Mother Earth News story, “Supermarket beef is an unnatural, industrial product. The good news is there are better and safer options.” Okay, so if you shouldn’t eat industrialized meat, what should you do?
Want to know whether or not coffee is good for you? So did I. Here’s a few cons and a few pros to ponder.
The USDA has now identified the unapproved rogue GMO wheat they found growing in a field in Washington State last month. MON 71800 is a strain of genetically-modified wheat made to resist Round-Up. The Round-Up Ready Wheat is not approved for commercial use in the US or anywhere in the world. Monsanto, the wheat’s creator,…
I love all things Mexican. Food. Clothes. Little native villages perched high up in the mountains. In my home, taco meat and refried beans are veritable staples.
Sadly, store bought taco seasoning is full of nasty stuff with an ingredients label that reads like a chemistry textbook. If you’ve been wondering how to replace those small packets of MSG-riddled spices with something real, you should give this recipe for homemade taco seasoning a try.
It makes intuitive sense that drinking chlorinated water can create imbalances in your intestinal flora. We know that chlorine will kill many of the good bacteria and microbes that live symbiotically with us in our gut. These good bacteria help us digest our food, keeping us serene and healthy. But most of us fail to take this thought to it’s logical end. I know I did.
You see, I thought that if I just drank filtered water, I’d have my bases covered. It never even occurred to me that the chlorine in my shower and bath water could be just as damaging, if not more so. That’s because your skin is your largest organ, and it’s naturally gifted with the ability to absorb both nutrients and toxins.
Ever since journalist Tom Mueller broke the story about how more than 70% of the extra-virgin olive oil sold in the world is fake (cut with cheaper oils), olive oil lovers the world over have been scrambling to find authentic, 100% real olive oil. But how can you tell if your olive oil is fake or not? Does the fridge test really work? What about the oil lamp test?
Epsom salt baths have become my latest indulgence. When I want a quiet, relaxing moment, I pour an Epsom salt bath, lock the bathroom door so my kids don’t barge in, turn down the lights, start my MP3 player on my favorite music, and … soak. Yet Epsom salt baths don’t just calm noisy souls, they improve health as well!
“So, how do you tell your body to start burning stored body fat?” my friend and fellow mother asked.
“Cut the carbs,” answered another mom. “I go into ketosis just about every afternoon.”
“Ketosis? Isn’t that bad for you?”
The short answer? No.
If you’re a new or expectant mother, you may want to know whether or not it’s safe to drink kombucha when pregnant or nursing. Ask enough people, and you’ll get a myriad of answers.
Here’s mine: Yes, kombucha is safe when pregnant or nursing. With qualifications.
What are those qualifications?