Has it ever occurred to you that what we can buy at the supermarket represents only a fraction of what nature has to offer? And why did we pick those plants to cultivate, anyway? Most of them are starchy, carbohydrate rich staples that are not particularly nutrient dense. Yet, they are so easy to farm … More Have you been eating Herbs?
Are you a butter believer? Do you think margarine is unhealthy? Well, great! Welcome to the club. But as great as butter is, can we do even better? It is after all, a highly refined substance. Add that to the tendency it has to make my nose run, and I’d honestly say I prefer cream … More Sour Cream- Better than Butter?
“In ancient times, the people fed on herbaceous plants and drank [only] water, picked fruit from shrubs and trees and ate the meat of oysters and clams…” Most of us automatically think of dairy when we consider a meatless diet. It’s a wonderful meat substitute if you can tolerate it. But it certainly isn’t paleo. … More Musing on Mussels
Wether you love Rice or can’t stand the stuff, you can’t deny that it serves as a staple for many. And why wouldn’t it? It’s a cheap, reliable source of energy. And Without it, where would many of us be? But as popular as it is, Rice has the misfortune of being a grain. And … More Rice- The King Of Grains?
It’s become quite trenty to go grain free. So much so, that they’ve even started making grain free dog food! But why have we decided to shun the humble grain? The usual argument goes something like this: Grains can’t be foraged by hunter-gathers and therefore are not a part of a natural human diet. The … More Reconsidering Grains.
If you asked some people, they’d say that we should avoid fruit entirely. And the way they acted about it, you’d think it was poision. What interests me the most however, is the way many of the same people are quite happy to eat huge amounts of fat in the form of “fat bombs” like … More Is Fruit really so Terrible?
Generally speaking, we cook most of what we eat. While this is mostly benificial, it has its drawbacks. So it begs the question: is raw food better for us? Fruit especially, is something that wants to be eaten. And not all fruit is sweet. Historically speaking, even nuts like almonds were considered a ‘fruit’. More … More Is Raw food Healthier?
I think we all know that certain foods shouldn’t be mixed together- But how strict should we be? Can we eat protein and starch in the same meal? Can meat and milk be mixed together? Will heating honey turn it toxic? Should fruit be eaten alone? Auyrveda gets dragged out to support many ideas. Food … More Food Combining- An Auyrvedic Practice?
One of the main ideas of clean eating is eating food in an unprocessed form. Yet in spite of this, most of us still use oils. Despite being mostly empty calories, we still swear by them. But thanks to the paleo movement, we’ve all been given the green light to indulge once more. After all, … More Should we be using Oils?
We are what we eat, as the old saying goes. We all know the choices we make affect our physical body, but what effect do they have on our mind and spirit? Many ancient practices, including Ayurveda are of the belief that what you eat ultimately determines the level of consiousness you can achieve. Generally … More Exploring Ayurveda: subtle energy and sattvic food.