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General Discussion / Re: The MTHFR gene mutation
« on: May 22, 2016, 05:53:38 AM »
I know this is an old thread granddaughter, Daisy, was born on Friday and Saturday it was discovered she has a submucous cleft palate. In doing research, there seems to be a genetic factor in cleft babies (whether cleft lip or hard/soft palate deformities) I found information regarding the MTHFR gene mutation contributing to maternal folate deficiency. To my knowledge, my DIL, while celiac, has never been tested for this gene mutation but I have a feeling, if she has the mutation, the pre-natal vitamins, which were probably full of folic acid might have built up in her system. She eats organically, healthy, low carb foods but will not eat red meat.....only fish and chicken. Now am wondering if this is, yet again, another argument for eating red meat! I'm still basking in the joy of this little angel but know she may have to go through some medical procedures in the future.

If you're on FB, there are two WB is public (Wheat Belly).....and one is private (WB ten day detox).....both are quite active with daily postings.

General Discussion / Re: Food Politics
« on: May 13, 2016, 01:34:13 PM »
Without being overly pushy, I've shared books (including WB & GB), articles on ketogenic strategies, LCHF blogs etc., but while she says she's eating healthy, she still includes grains, etc in her diet and seems not to understand the 'sugar/carb' issue with cancer. We only see her four or five times per year due to I don't come on real strong with the diet stuff. I'm sure we all share similar situations where our newfound knowledge might make a tremendous difference in someone's life but they're not receptive....but, yes, I have shared.

Welcome Marty.....this is a great supportive, informative group. Best of luck to you and your family!

General Discussion / Re: Food Politics
« on: May 13, 2016, 07:29:10 AM »
Interesting article Rita.....Eight and a half years ago, my stepdaughter was diagnosed with the blood cancer,  myeloenous leukemia, and has been on Gleevac ever since. So far, luckily, it has held the disease at bay but the cost has skyrocketed over the years. Surely, by now, the patent has run out but no one is coming forth with a generic version.....the drug has been in existence since the late 90's.

General Discussion / Fiber Menace
« on: May 08, 2016, 05:26:30 AM »
If you haven't read 'Fiber Menace", the author has just released it as a free download....

General Discussion / Re: Gardening
« on: May 07, 2016, 06:58:51 AM »
When we had vegetable gardens in the past, we found the best way of combating weeds was by mulching (we used our grass clippings, but straw/hay would work as well, as long as they are not sprayed with chemicals). After planting, we would lay newspaper down over the tilled soil, then layer the mulch on kept the moisture in and weeds down.

General Discussion / NuSi
« on: May 07, 2016, 06:53:29 AM »
Kevin Hall's video regarding a recent NUSI study (along with the NIH), has been circulating the past few weeks stirring up lots of conversation in the LCHF's Michael Eade's rebuttal.....

General Discussion / Re: Famous LCHF People
« on: April 22, 2016, 07:52:51 AM »
Very sorry to hear about Prince yesterday and especially sorry to hear he was Vegan.....

General Discussion / Gary Taubes
« on: April 10, 2016, 06:29:59 AM »
Sounds like 'Da Man' has written a new book.......

And an interview regarding the book.....

Rita was generous enough to start this forum a few years ago (an off-shoot of the WB blog) for WB followers who wanted to share information regarding this dietary strategy and support each other in the process. We're not here to convince anyone else, we've already been convinced! While (IMO) Atkins 'got' the consequences of carb/insulin/sugar's impact on metabolic syndrome, Dr. Davis connected the rest of the dots and realized that grains/wheat/unhealthy fats etc. had a toxic effect on the health of the human body.....probably an over-simplification, but that's it a a nutshell. Everyone is certainly free to explore whatever dietary strategy works for them!

And Practicalness....when you say you are going to wait for the expertise of those 'who's careers are based on nutrition"......who in the world do you think was responsible for the last forty years of disasterous dietary advice? It was the nutritional/scientific/medical community that conceived of, authorized and policed the biggest blunder in regards to human health!

General Discussion / The War on Nutrition
« on: April 07, 2016, 07:50:45 AM »
Following is a missive that succinctly tells part of the story of our 'War on Nutrition"......worth sharing.

Welcome Katherine! Here's what Dr. Davis has to say about oats.....

General Discussion / Nina needs your help!
« on: April 04, 2016, 08:47:35 PM »
Nina Teicholtz was invited to join the food policy panel and then was dis-invited due to political pressure....please sign and forward!!!!! This just sucks!

General Discussion / Meat-O-Mat
« on: April 02, 2016, 07:28:08 PM »
Nina Teicholtz shared this on her FB page today.....wanted to share.....

Off Topic Discussions / Re: My Pillow
« on: March 02, 2016, 06:11:15 AM »
After trying almost every pillow known to man, (even ones sold by our chiropractor), we bought these two years ago. I read all the reviews from "they're lumpy!" "they're fantastic!".....bought two and we love them. Not only are they comfortable, but they stay cool during the night. We now have them in all our guest rooms and get positive feedback from our travelers as well. Hope this helps!

Personal Diaries / Re: One day at a time ...
« on: January 25, 2016, 12:16:52 PM »
I'm going to jump on this thread to quickly welcome all the new members and congratulate them on having the courage to change their lives! I'm usually more active but am REALLY busy these days, with little extra time but I will attempt to check in more regularly. This is an extremely kind and gentle forum with generous people......lots of great reading in the archives....and lots of information and support!


General Discussion / Re: Fish Oil
« on: January 07, 2016, 06:17:47 PM »
"Unless you're eating cattle brains"........

There you go......

General Discussion / Re: Happy Holidays Georgia Ede
« on: December 22, 2015, 08:23:43 PM »
You're welcome....Georgia is great! And predominately a meat eater!

General Discussion / Re: 2015 Dietary Guidelines
« on: December 20, 2015, 05:22:09 AM »
WOOHOO......Congress has just mandated a review of the dietary guidelines......

General Discussion / Re: Leg cramps tied to vitamins?
« on: December 10, 2015, 09:08:21 AM »
An article by Andrew relating to magnesium supplementation......(NJ Barb, he mentions your Carolyn Dean)........

Food Elements / Re: Eating Meat 101
« on: December 10, 2015, 09:01:59 AM »
Want a bigger brain and smaller waistline? Eating meat might be the answer........

Off Topic Discussions / Re: Greenies for Cats
« on: December 08, 2015, 02:37:34 PM »
Maybe think about getting a new vet??  8)

General Discussion / Re: Andrew Scarborough
« on: December 07, 2015, 10:48:03 AM »
Here's an adjunct to the conversation Bob initiated regarding Jack Kruse and his theory that if the mitrochondia can't function properly then we cannot process food properly either......sorry it's long but worth the time.

General Discussion / Re: Monsanto
« on: December 06, 2015, 02:14:11 PM »
Speaking of Monsanto, here's a private exchange the actor, Mark Ruffalo, had with Monsanto's CEO, Hugh Grant, at the taping of a morning talk show. (BTW, 'Spotlight' was a terrific movie!)

He could have been a little more articulate, but I'm not complaining......he got his point across. When referencing Monsanto, I think we need to use the word 'criminal' fits!

General Discussion / Re: Andrew Scarborough
« on: December 06, 2015, 07:32:58 AM »
Bob....I asked Andrew  your question regarding cell phone usage and he responded that no, it was on the other side and noted that "tumours that arise from mobile phones are most likely to be acoustic neuroma brain tumours".

General Discussion / Re: 2015 Dietary Guidelines
« on: December 06, 2015, 06:07:34 AM »
Mike Eades weighs in on the new dietary guideline fiasco......with some good links.

General Discussion / Andrew Scarborough
« on: December 05, 2015, 02:41:04 PM »
I'm posting an interview with Andrew and the Diet Doctor regarding his triumph over brain cancer using a ketogenic diet. It's long, I know.....sorry about that. Andrew is active on a zero carb FB group and was also one of a group that tested gut biome with the American Gut Project, results of which are just now beginning to come in.....

and an interbiew on zero carb zen.....

General Discussion / Re: Tim Noakes Banting Trial
« on: December 03, 2015, 10:54:02 AM »
A happy belated Thanksgiving.....been's an update on the Banting trial....looks like it may never be over!

General Discussion / Tim Noakes Banting Trial
« on: November 25, 2015, 07:59:07 AM »
If anyone is interested in following Tim Noakes Banting trial in SA, here is an update with additional links.....

General Discussion / Re: Almond Breeze Milk - very low on the almonds
« on: November 19, 2015, 06:51:46 AM »
All almond milk contains water.....and in the Blue Diamond brand, it's probably the least offensive ingredient.

General Discussion / Sports Nutrition
« on: November 18, 2015, 08:32:11 AM »

General Discussion / Gluten in Medication Disclosure Act
« on: November 12, 2015, 10:44:35 AM »
A 'Gluten in medication disclosure act' has been needs our support.

Off Topic Discussions / Re: The Amish
« on: November 12, 2015, 08:55:15 AM »
Years ago, my son wrote a grad paper regardiing the pervasiveness of autism/mentally challenged children in the Amish/Mennonite/German Babtist/Old Order communities. If I remember correctly, his conclusion was that they had a higer incidence due to inbreeding and incestual relations.

General Discussion / Coeliacs Disease
« on: November 12, 2015, 08:46:50 AM »

General Discussion / Re: bean cooking problem??
« on: November 04, 2015, 10:43:18 AM »
We've had a lot of dialogue regarding the quality of meat on this might want to explore some of the older posts. Yes, it's important to know what your meat eats, and even more important is whether or not you can trust that information.

General Discussion / Re: Vaccinations
« on: November 02, 2015, 11:40:18 AM »
Yes, it's devastating. I was probably presumptuous in even asking about vaccinations but sometimes my mouth goes off before my brain engages. I've lost a father, a mother, a husband, relatives, friends.....but never a child.....can't even imagine the pain. I have no idea the outcome, but m y first gut instinct was 'vaccinations'!

General Discussion / Re: 2015 Dietary Guidelines
« on: November 02, 2015, 11:32:58 AM »

General Discussion / Re: Vaccinations
« on: October 31, 2015, 07:01:54 PM »
One of my fellow yoga teachers is 29 years old and had a healthy baby boy 12 days ago....high Apgar score etc......he died two days ago and the cause of death was SIDS. When she called me, I asked if he was vaccinated at the hospital and she said yes. Once the dust settles, I want to have the vaccination conversation....she's a lawyer,

General Discussion / Re: Processed meat and cancer
« on: October 31, 2015, 08:39:33 AM »

General Discussion / Re: Processed meat and cancer
« on: October 27, 2015, 03:49:41 PM »

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