Lately, the practices of culturing fermenting have exploded in popularity. It’s good for the gut, experts say. Yet in the end, was it ever anything more than a method of preservation? After all, without the convenience of freezers or refridgeration, what other options did people have? I bring this up because I’ve always reacted … More Culturing- A Necessary evil?
I’ve often heard the complaint that dairy subsitutes are imitations, a mockery of the real thing. So I looked up the history of it. I was rather suprised by what I found. I kid you not, Almond milk was a staple of medieval cooking. We can thank the church for setting some pretty hefty dietary … More The suprising history of dairy subsitutes
Have you got your blenders ready? Time to make a green smoothie! Or is it? Some people suggest drinking nothing but fruit juice or green smoothies in order to detoxify the body. I can remember the first time I tried making a green smoothie. For all my efforts, I only got a sore throat in … More Are Smoothies Any good?
Hey, Have you ever gotten into the soul consuming world of dietary advice? I Have! Between Keto and paleo and everything else inbetween, It seems That extremes are in vogue. I kid you not, ‘Carnivore’ is now a thing. I won’t mention any names, but someone I know started doing it. Thank God they still … More Ditching the diets
I know! Shun those pesky Grains, Carbs and Grab some bacon. Sounds great. Unless you’re a vegetarian. While I believe there are a number of good ideas in paleo, I don’t think it really makes sense. How do we know what our ancestors actually ate? Why are eggs acceptable despite being potential irritants but legumes … More Is Paleo Really the way to go?
The popular opinion of late is that raw is the way to go when eating food- after all, That way it retains all of the goodies our bodies need. I guess there is some truth to that. But that also.means that it is harder to digest and puts more strain on the digestive system. Not … More Is Raw really better?