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Why replace seed oils?

Why replace seed oils? How? Overview Commonly known as “vegetable oils”, seed oils include corn, cottonseed, soy, canola, peanut, sesame, rice bran, grape seed, safflower, and sunflower seed oils. They are typically refined, bleached, and deodorized. They result from high heat, high pressure, chemical solvents, and deodorization.  They are not “heart healthy“. In the nineteenth […]

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Chrononutiriton – in a nutshell The idea is to optimize nutrition, absorption of nutrients, and excretion of waste, based on an overlooked daily cycle. After you wake up, you have an “acid wave” and a more active metabolism (digestion). To adapt to this acid wave, it is better to eat acid-formng foods, most of all

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Calorie myth

“The Calorie Myth” – book review Calories have been counted since the end of the nineteenth century. Wilbur Atwater devised the calorie theory of energy, calculating calories in foods by burning them and then burning the excretions of these foods. This article reviews the book, “The Calorie Myth“, by Jonathan Bailor, published in 2014. The

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Why replace dairy? How?

Why replace dairy? How? If you think that “you need dairy for calcium”, then you have been misinformed. Yes, you need calcium, but other foods, including certain vegetables, also have calcium. Parsley, broccoli, spinach, kale, almonds, sesame seeds, tahini (sesame butter), fenugreek, carob, and tofu all have calcium, depending on the soil where they were

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Acid-alkaline balance

Acid-alkaline balance – in a nutshell The idea is to optimize your digestion, nutrient absorption, and waste excretion. Your blood has a pH of 7.35 – 7.45, always  slightly alkaline, which is tightly controlled by your autonomic nervous system (without your consciousness), like your breathing and heartbeat. Certain foods can make the blood slightly more

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Detox – in a nutshell Environmental toxins, such as heavy metals and synthetic chemicals, can be found in  air (particularly in cities or near factories), water, and processed, packaged food. Although minute in quantity, they can accumulate and interact over time. This accumulation can explain what otherwise cannot be explained, the possible cause of pain,

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Biochemical individuality

“Biochemical Individuality” – book review The chemistry of your body is unique to you. This simple fact is often overlooked by many experts in health and nutrition. Mountains of statistics and rivers of metabolic pathways on standardized diagrams cannot tell you about your individual digestion. Only you can measure and analyze your own digestion. How?

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Intermittent fasting

Intermittent fasting – briefly Going back to the time of Hippocrates, observers noted that fasting could stop seizures. This led Dr. Russell Wilder to test fasting to treat people with epilepsy. For some people, “intermittent fasting” means time-restricted eating. This could mean eating only within a specific window of four, six, or eight hours a

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Other ideas

Other ideas Gardening I would describe planting a small garden, using raised beds of recycled plastic supplied by, including photos and step-by-step. Fortier is an excellent resource in French. Marjory Wildcraft and her website The Grow Network is an excellent reference. Among other things, she describes home-made fertilizers. Also of interest are Food Forest

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Food combining

Food combining – in a nutshell The purpose of food combining is to improve digestion (and to avoid accumulation of waste in the colon or small intestines). Different types of foods, such as fruits, vegetables, starch, protein, and nuts tend to be digested differently, in different organs, in different conditions (pH), and using different enzymes.

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