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Old 03-03-2014, 04:11 AM   #71
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Alan, glad you are well!! Thanks for sharing.. Two years ago I was on Lipitor and Lisinipril for cholesterol and blood pressure.. on a friends recommendation I watched the documentary "Forks over knives" on Netflix .. Following that lifestyle change, I'm off both drugs and literally feeling a lot better.. Not going into details, take 1 1/2 hours and watch it.. It'll spark a great discussion with hop fully recipes to follow... Bonnie and I start each day with a healthy shake:

In a good blender blend the following:
a handful of frozen strawberries, blueberries and blackberries (unsweetened )
a couple of tbls. of no fat Greek yogurt
handful of baby spinach
2 tbls. of fiber, milled flax seed and whey protein (we use chocolate )
Bonnie likes a tbl. Of Almond butter, I could do without
Top it off with unsweetened original almond milk for the right consistency

Knock on wood! I literally haven't been sick (even a cold since starting this diet).. It's not a new religion for me just a lifestyle change. I do break the diet once in a while on vacation etc... On a lot of vacations lately
I do wash my hands a lot and use anti bacterial wipes in the many hotel rooms I have to stay in, could contribute to the not getting sick part..
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Old 03-03-2014, 08:22 AM   #72
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Great news! We can do it without drugs.. its amazing how reilient our bodies are when given the right treatment -- fuel, water and some exercise.
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Old 03-03-2014, 08:23 AM   #73
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Excellent if you avoid the bread and add buttered vegetables.. Seriously.
I use the excellent Irish Butter from Trader Joe's. Grass fed and tastes wonderful.
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Old 03-03-2014, 11:09 AM   #74
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I use the excellent Irish Butter from Trader Joe's. Grass fed and tastes wonderful.

I guess I don't understand all of these various dieting methods.

Here's my take on butter. Butter is made from cream. Cream contains nearly all the fat and most of the cholesterol contained in milk. When you remove the cream to make butter, you are left with non fat skim milk. If one is going to consume dairy products, that is the part I would think one would want.

Yes our body needs fat, but I don't feel it is necessary to go out of the way to get it. A healthy diet gets enough fat by accident.

Just my opinions. (based on a fair amount of research)

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Old 03-03-2014, 12:04 PM   #75
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Andreasduess-- with your "continuous brew" method for kombucha, I take it that you draw some of it off as needed, then return an equivalent amount of plain tea and sugar to the container? This would mean that the main volume of brewing tea isn't completely fermented?
That's exactly how it works. You remove what you need and replace it with fresh tea and sugar. The result is a culture that is not constantly interrupted when brewing a fresh batch. The flavour is richer and deeper and it is said to be healthier for the culture itself.

The bottom of the brewing vessel gets a little messy over time, so every six months it gets cleaned out and washed.

No Kombucha will ever be fully fermented - when that point has been reached, the culture will die off due to lack of nutrients. I find that I can remove, from a 5 litre container, 2 litres a week without any ill effects.
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Old 03-03-2014, 12:06 PM   #76
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Its the Mediterranean diet the way it used to be. High in Olive oil and fresh vegetables, non farm raised fish and grass fed meat and poultry. Some butter and of course some wine, preferably red.
It is eating clean and healthy and avoiding processed foods that makes all the difference.
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Since the topic said healthy eating, but not for whom, ,and since almond milk is a common healthy choice for people, I thought I would share this for anyone with cats.

We do not allow our cats to have dairy products because adult cats are lactose intolerant. However, since we switched to almond milk, one of our cats practically wrestles me to the floor attempting to get at the almond milk on my cereal. My first thought was what could it hurt. However I decided to check and ran across this.

Almonds are a healthy snack for humans, but these nuts are not recommend to give to cats. While your cat will probably be OK if he/she happens to eat a small amount of almonds or a food that contains almond (pastries, cookies, etc) as one of the ingredients. However, the ASPCA cautions against allowing your cat, or any pet, to consume almonds because of an assortment of other potential problems they may cause your kitty. Almonds contain cyanogenic glycosides which will result in poisoning in your cat. This interferes with the ability of the blood to release oxygen into the tissues. So keep Almonds away!

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Old 03-03-2014, 02:27 PM   #78
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That salad looks great, and that's the kind of stuff i like to eat too! Recipe, or rough idea of how you made it, please!
Sure. It's just a basic Greek salad made with cukes, Greek olives, feta, tomato, onion, any coloured pepper, and celery, then tossed with EVOO and vinegar with some oregano.

I added some kale because it's been getting a lot of press as a superfood.

Kale is a green which needs dressing as it is naturally bitter. Unlike lettuce, it will not wilt, so makes a good leftover salad too. I can't say I love the stuff, but was palatable Greek style.
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Sure. It's just a basic Greek salad made with cukes, Greek olives, feta, tomato, onion, any coloured pepper, and celery, then tossed with EVOO and vinegar with some oregano.

I added some kale because it's been getting a lot of press as a superfood.

Kale is a green which needs dressing as it is naturally bitter. Unlike lettuce, it will not wilt, so makes a good leftover salad too. I can't say I love the stuff, but was palatable Greek style.
Thanks. Oh, that's easy. Even I can make that!

I eat a fair amount of kale, but I usually put it in my smoothies, or I like to mix it with evoo and roast it on a pan to make crispy kale chips. Just eating it raw, in a salad, I sometimes find that's it's kind of tough. I'll give it another try, in your salad!
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some have asked about saturated fats..here is a good lesson on that topic and why they are good for you.

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Thank you, Andy. Out of curiosity, what do you do with your spare scoby cultures? Do you keep the new one or the old one?
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Thank you, Andy. Out of curiosity, what do you do with your spare scoby cultures? Do you keep the new one or the old one?
I tend to give them away to friends if possible, otherwise they go into the compost. I've also read that drying them and mixing them with cat or dogfood is a good way to use them up.
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Healthy & delicious pancakes or pecan waffles

Man, this section really took off.

Here's the recipe for the pancakes or waffles we eat regularly. They aren't heavy like regular pancakes or waffles. We always use pecans in them. I usually get the pecans from a friend...they are grown about 5 miles from my house.

Hi protein Pancake or waffle recipe

6 egg whites
1 cup of regular oatmeal
1 cup of cottage cheese (we use low fat)
little bit of nutmeg
little bit of cinnamon

add mixture to blender (we use Vita-Mix), blend up, pour into skillet or waffle maker...sprinkle pecans on either. It makes 4 or 5 waffles. The leftovers heat up well in the toaster oven. We top them with organic butter from Costco and organic maple syrup from Costco. These aren't just tolerable waffles...they are better than traditional ones.

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This thread has been an interesting read. My question after all the organic ingredient references is, "What are the inorganic ingredients people have been eating?"
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