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Wednesday, 20 June


Who should NOT do the L. reuteri yogurt? Dr. William Davis

Because consumption of the L. reuteri yogurt made with the ATCC PTA 6475 and DSM 17938 strains work by raising levels of oxytocin (in addition to local probiotic benefits on reducing H. pylori and acid reflux, for example, unusual for its upper, not just lower, gastrointestinal benefits), there are people who probably should not consume the yogurt..

Oxytocin is a multi-faceted hormone whose levels decline as we age, much as does growth hormone and other hormones. But, among its many varied effects is the potential for causing uterine contraction. That is why oxytocin is administered to provoke delivery of a term infant: it provokes uterine contraction to deliver the baby along with cervical relaxation. There are experimental non-human and yet unpublished data that suggest that oxytocin may raise estrogen levels in females. But, because of these potential uterine  and estrogenic effects, there are people who probably should not eat the yogurt that boosts oxytocin. This includes:

  • Pregnant mothers
  • Women younger than age 45
  • Women with a history of estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer
  • Women with active endometriosis
  • Women who are still experiencing menstrual cycles

The last item, menstruating women, is to avoid making menstrual cramps worse, i.e., amplifying the intensity of uterine contractions. (Interesting, a couple of women taking the yogurt but still experiencing menses actually reported dramatic reduction in menstrual cramps, but that is insufficient evidence.)

That said, oxytocin when administered intranasally or injected, even at many times physiologic doses, has a long track record of safety with virtually no side-effects reported beyond occasional reports of excessive emotionality (e.g., crying too much at movies). So these are just precautions as we all embark on this fascinating adventure of boosting oxytocin levels, given its extraordinary youth-preserving potential that is being played out in experimental evidence and now increasingly in human evidence.

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Tuesday, 19 June


Complete AIP Meals in 5 Ingredients or Less COMFORT BITES BLOG

Complete AIP recipes with just five ingredients or less. For those days when you need a breather. I know how much of a struggle it can be on the autoimmune protocol (AIP). It's like you're constantly cooking, reheating, storing, batch cooking and then writing out shopping lists so you can start all over again. And I see some of you in the Facebook groups like: ah, can we have ideas of dishes to cook that use fewer ingredients?  I got it. One of the things you often need when starting on AIP is a breather from time to time. Something simple you can make with just a few store cupboard or fridge ingredients, whether that's for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  Well, I've got you...

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Building Soil from Scratch, Two Brothers Embark on Urban Farming Odyssey Seedstock

The 2008 Farm Bill opened the door for new farmers and ranchers by allocating $75 million annually to launch the USDA Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program. New farmers jumped into the program to start small, limited resource ... Read More


How To Quit Smoking Effortlessly Get Holistic Health

Cigarette smoking can be extremely injurious to your overall health. Apparently, quitting smoking is not as easy as it seems, especially to individuals who have been smoking for years. And, most of the quit smoking strategies fail to succeed because some of the methods such as patches only focus on the physical addiction part, neglecting []


9 Female Urban Farmers Setting the Tone for Sustainable Cities Seedstock

In cities across America, the female farmer is staking her claim. Whether she is an urban homesteader, farm manager, business founder, community garden leader or maker of a movement, the female city farmer is rising. Role models for what can ... Read More


Pan Seared Balsamic Strawberry Chicken and Brie Closet Cooking

Pan Seared Balsamic Strawberry Chicken and Brie
Pan seared chicken in a balsamic maple-dijon strawberry sauce with fresh summer strawberries and basil all cover in melted brie cheese!

Strawberries are one of the first bounties of summer produce and I enjoy devouring them fresh and in sweet treats by the truck load but they are also fun to use in savoury dishes like this tasty pan seared balsamic strawberry chicken and brie. This dish takes the amazing flavour combination of maple-dijon, in the form of a sauce, and adds strawberries! I am a huge fan of bacon (Check out some of my favourite bacon recipes!), so I start this dish off by cooking some bacon followed by pan searing the chicken until golden brown! Next up is the sauce which consists of onions, jalapenos for some heat, garlic, balsamic vinegar for tartness, maple syrup for sweetness, dijon mustard for bite, soy sauce for saltiness, and the fresh strawberries along with some summer-y fresh basil. Sliced brie is sprinkled on top and it's all broiled in the oven until the cheese has melted. The strawberry balsamic maple-dijon sauce is so amazingly good that you'll be licking your place clean and when you combine it with the bacon and melted brie your mouth will be in a new kind of flavour heaven!

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Monday, 18 June


How to activate Your Body's Cell Repair Processes Natural Remedies

Dr. Joseph Mercola reveals how activating your body's cell repair processes can improve your health and well-being.

Naomi Whittel is the former CEO of Twinlab and has written an interesting book about how to achieve radiant health by activating your bodys natural autophagy processes. In Glow 15: A Science-Based Plan to Lose Weight, Revitalize Your Skin, and Invigorate Your Life, she shares a number of valuable strategies for doing this naturally. Her deep-rooted interest in healthy living was an outgrowth of her lifelong struggle with eczema, an autoimmune deficiency. Read more


Top 25 Sandwich Recipes Closet Cooking

Top 25 Sandwich Recipes

As many of you know, I am a huge fan of sandwiches! A sandwich is defined as two or more slices of bread with one or more fillings and there are just so many possibilities! At this point I have shared well over a hundred sandwich recipes with you and it was about time to gather up the best of the best, nothing but the tastiest, the top 25 sandwich recipes on Closet Cooking!
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The Case for More Carbs: Insulins Non-Metabolic Roles in the Human Body The Paleo Mom

When we consume carbohydrates, our blood sugar increases. In response to that rise in blood sugar, the pancreas releases the hormone insulin, which facilitates the transport of glucose into the cells of the body (via the glucose transporter GLUT4) and signals to the liver to convert glucose into glycogen for short-term energy storage in liver and muscle tissues and into triglycerides for long-term energy storage in adipose tissues.

Its a beautifully efficient system until things go wrong. Chronically elevated blood sugar levels stimulate adaptations within cells, rendering them less sensitive to insulin. These adaptations may include decreasing the number of receptors to insulin embedded within the cell membranes and suppressing the signaling within the cell that occurs after insulin binds to its receptor. This causes the pancreas to secrete more insulin to lower the elevated blood glucose levels. This is called insulin resistance or loss of insulin sensitivity, when more insulin than normal is required to deal with blood glucose. When normal blood sugar levels can no longer be maintained, you get type 2 diabetes. (In contrast, type 1 diabetes mellitus is an autoimmune disease where the beta cells of the pancreas are attacked and destroyed, so the pancreas ability to produce and release insulin is diminished; see The Autoimmune Protocol. This is why insulin injections or an insulin pump are the typical treatment for type 1 diabetics but...


Dear @ChronicleHerald, Publishing Industry Talking Points As "Commentary" Does A Disservice To Your Readers Weighty Matters

More than one person shared this "Commentary" published last week by The Chronicle Herald entitled,
"Keep Canadian juice on the table for better health"
It was written by Pierre Turner and it asserted that 100% fruit juice is a source of essential nutrients and phytochemicals and that by extension juice is
"essential in helping to treat or reverse some of our leading causes of death, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and hypertension."
The commentary goes on to talk about how juice helps combat food insecurity, that it's nutritionally equivalent to fruit, and that the food guide is going to explicitly encourage people to consume moderate amounts of ice-cream and bacon, but to avoid juice, and that these recommendations in turn will worsen Canada's rates of diabetes, obesity, and heart disease.

Now as ridiculous as the piece is, it's not particularly surprising given the author is vice-president Quality, Sustainability, Research and Development at Lassonde Industries. It even says so at the end of the piece.

Want to take just one guess as to what Lassonde Industries produces?

So did The Chronicle Herald, who reports in their Vision statement that they're proud of their integrity, get paid for this juice industry advertorial disguised as opinion, and was this just an example of their promise to,
"innovate to remain a relevant and competitive channel for advertisers to reach their consumers."?
Or was this just poor judgement?

Either way, publishing industry talking points as if they're thoughtful commentary does a disservice to readers, who instead should be taught to eat their fruit, not...


The Science Behind How Colloidal Silver Is Made: Getting Less Ionic Silver Ready Nutrition

If you have ever been curious as to how colloidal silver is made, and the science behind it all, youve come to the right place! Since there is a lot of confusing misinformation about colloidal silver out there, weve created a handy guide in the form of a series of articles to help you make the right decision about colloidal silver.

Since metallic silver is what we want when using colloidal silver as a supplement, when creating the colloid, we want as little ionic silver in the mixture as possible.  If you read the previous article on colloidal silver, you should already understand that ionic silver is less desirable as an antimicrobial supplement because of the missing election. Since ionic silver is missing an electron from its outer orbit, it easily bonds to chloride in the body creating silver chloride. The body then expels the compound through urine providing few, if any microbial benefits.

So how exactly is an effective silver colloid made?  Thats where things get a little more scientific. While a colloid can have many forms, colloidal silver is one type of colloid that consists of solid particles suspended in a liquid. The solid, in this case, is very small particles (not individual atoms of silver, but clusters of atoms which create particles) of metallic silver and the liquid is water. The very small particles in this context refer to particles whose diameter is measured in nanometers.  A silver colloid then must have silver particles in suspension. However, Colloidal silver also contains another form of silver called ions. The difference between solutions, colloids, and suspensions is defined by the size of the particles in the liquid.

Since we are focusing on colloidal silver, a colloid contains silver nanoparticles ranging in size from 10-9 m to 10-6 m (1 nm to 1000 nm). A one-nanometer silver particle consists of 31 silver atoms.  The diameter of a single silver atom is .288nm.

Colloidal silver is made when an electric current is passed through a series circuit consisting of a silver electrode and...


[Friday 5] Wheelie bin what? (New video) + compassionate conservation GeoffLawton Online

Hi, this is Geoff.

There are a couple of long entries in this weeks Friday Five, so lets jump right in

New Video: Wheelie bin what? Compost toilets are extremely efficient and dont use any water, unlike flush toilets which use 30,000-plus liters of water per person each year. Instead, we can turn humanure into a sustainable waste system. Compost toilets can be made with materials found just about anywhere even the humble wheelie bin. To get the step-by-step details on this, check out the latest video freshly posted inside The Permaculture Circle (TPC). As always, if youre already enrolled in our free TPC learning community, you can view the full presentation here. And if you are not a member of TPC, you can quickly become one for free here), and immediately gain access to the new video as well as 100+ other video / media resources. Enjoy!

Solstice soon: Were a few days away from the June solstice. Heres a quick refresher of what this all means.

Visual wow: Youve heard of 4K videohow about 8K? Patagonia 8K is a visual delight, showcasing the pristine landscapes of southern Chile and Argentina. Here is one of Peru, also filmed in 8K. And if 8K isnt enough, try this 12K capture of...

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