"Pasteur’s promotion of germ theory (a flawed notion that he did not so much “discover” as repackage) has remained “dear to pharmaceutical company executives’ hearts” up to the present day,4 having laid the groundwork for “synthetic drugs, chemotherapy, radiation, surgical removal of body parts and vaccines” to become the “medicine[s] of choice.”5 The unshakeable belief that there is one microbe for every illness is so ingrained as the “controlling medical idea for the Western world” that competing ideas about disease causation still have difficulty gaining traction."
link to article (Weston A. Price Foundation)...
Avocados, sweet potatoes, potatoes, coconut water, spinach and more tasty foods. Potassium is a common deficiency and likewise most people get too much sodium. But we actually need twice as much potassium than sodium. This imbalance can lead to edema and high blood pressure. Potassium also needs magnesium for it to enter the cells, so it's a good idea to include high magnesium foods also in the diet. And now you've covered two of the top minerals we need each day, which are also important electrolytes.
15 foods high in potassium: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/foods-loaded-with-potassium#section5
10 foods high in Magnesium: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/10-foods-high-in-magnesium
After cooking up a turkey in the oven, I use the carcass to make several quarts of broth. Afterwards my dog gets to enjoy some of the softened bones (being careful of the sharp pointy ones). Nothing goes to waste.
I boil the mixtures first with sugar to help extract the juices, then cool and finally ferment with kefir until it's ready in about just a few days to a week on the counter. Then move to the fridge to keep cold and ready to go. You can see I added some anise to the ginger ale and also fresh turmeric root.
I used water kefir to ferment the herbs and spices. It doesn't quite have the flavor of root beer that I remember from A&W as a kid, which is artificially flavored. It is the real deal. I found that mint, birch bark, sarsaparilla, and vanilla give it that root beer flavor. There are some good recipes out there. I'm still perfecting it but it came out good enough to drink. You need at least a cup of dissolved sugar to get 1/2 gallon, I'd say. I don't drink too much at a time because the herbs can be medicinal. I enjoy a small shot at a time, or add some to an electrolyte beverage for dinner to aid digestion. A little can go a long way. Along with root beer, I have plenty of ginger ale on hand, plus beet kvass and pickled egg juice. I have many different fermented beverages to choose from.
I keep an infrared lamp in my office. I turn it on in the morning and enjoy some red light therapy.
It's especially nice In the winter months.
I find the bulbs at the local ranch store in the Spring when they bring in the baby chicks.
The bulb I'm using provides both red and near-infrared light. Both have benefits.
Red Light Therapy, Miracle Medicine by Mark Sloan
"Research shows Vitamin D helps prevent acute respiratory distress syndrom (ARDS), a common killer in covid-19 patients."
USA Today article: https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/2020/06/09/vitamin-d-and-covid-19-could-low-vitamin-d-levels-affect-coronavirus/5274331002/
“Go and tell this people, ‘Be ever hearing, but never understanding; be ever seeing, but never perceiving. ’Make the hearts of this people calloused; deafen their ears and close their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed.” - Isaiah 6:9-10
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
- 1 John 4:7-8
"Every additional month that it takes to get the vaccine is a month when the economy cannot return to normal."
Bill Gates and Dr. Fauci have strong ties to the vaccination industry. They seem very biased towards vaccines, as opposed to other therapies, like Hydroxychloriquine, and also focusing on boosting the immune system naturally with nutrient dense diets, as in the past.
I am skeptical of coronavirus vaccines as one has never been produced.
For more on dangers of vaccinations. check out this page by the WAPF:
I oppose forced vaccinations. If people want to voluntarily take a vaccination, that should be up to them. But do not try to force it upon everyone. I fear they will take it to the point where you may not even be able to go to the grocery store unless you've been vaccinated. Wearing masks to me seems like a trial run of compliance.
This is all another good reason to build a relationship with your local food producers and learn how to grow some of your own food, as well as gaining kitchen skills with processing that food.
Beyond Burger ingredients claim to be lower in saturated fat than real meat. They imply that saturated fats are bad for us. They include cocoa butter, coconut oil, canola and sunflower.
But are these fats really better than animal fats?
The heart's favorite foods are stearic and palmitic acids (research Dr. Mary Enig). These two fats are SATURATED fats and found in animal fats.
Beef raised on pasture with fresh air and finished on grass or even some grains (avoiding soy) to fatten them up (I don't like lean meat), is the ideal. The fat profile in a pasture raised animal is very healthy.
Don't fall for the marketing hype! Cows green the planet when outside on pasture. Alan Savory talks a lot about this.
Also, canola and sunflower rancid easily. It is rancid oils that are of greatest health concern as they do contribute greatly to heart disease.
“The food supply chain is breaking,” company chairman John Tyson said in a blog post on the company’s website April 26, warning of an upcoming shortage in steak and pork. “Millions of pounds of meat will disappear” as plants close, he added. This month, the company has shuttered a meat processing plant in Pasco, Wash., that produces enough beef in one day to feed 4 million people; two of its largest facilities in Iowa and Indiana; and a chicken processing plant in Tennessee because of COVID-19 outbreaks.
Tyson’s comments parallel alerts from JBS SA, the world’s biggest meat company, and Smithfield Foods Inc., the world’s top pork producer, that consumers are likely to see meat shortfalls. On Sunday, JBS said it will shut down another beef production facility in Wisconsin."
This is the time to connect with your local food producers more than ever! I stock up on inexpensive bones and organ meats. Good luck with fake meat, which lacks fat soluble vitamins. Animal fats are not the demons they're made out to be. Malnutrition will result if people turn to lab-meat as their main source of food. For fast food junkies, they might not care too much anyway? This is getting interesting....the future is here.
Homemade fermented ginger ale electrolyte beverage. Very refreshing and tasty on hot days.
Let continue to ferment for at least a week or more. Tighten lid when it has pretty much finished to capture carbonation but keep an eye on it and open over the sink! Jars can explode so take care. Practice fermentation safety!
Make a new batch when that one is finished by reusing the previous batch ginger and some of the juice. Add a little bit of fresh ginger for each new batch. Follow the same recipe above for perpetual homemade ginger ale. Great for digestion!
Add with fizzy water, plus coconut water for potassium and sea mineral drops for magnesium electrolytes with fresh squeezed lime for refreshing summertime beverage.
"The human race evolved under the sun, and for thousands of years lived in harmony with its heat and light. Yet over the last fifty years we have lost this close contact with the sun and its healing powers. We have become afraid of it.
However the sun is central to our well being and health. Did you know that:
• designing and building sunlit houses can help prevent disease, make us feel happier and save energy
• sunlight can help prevent and heal many common and often fatal diseases like breast cancer, heart disease, multiple sclerosis and osteoporosis"
Some people use vinegar to "pickle" their eggs. That works but is not real lactofermentation and I don't believe as healthy as lactofermenting.
If you want real pickled eggs with healthy living enzymes, then try lactofermenting them. It's super easy.
Another batch of organic beet kvass
Make sure to add the culture otherwise you may ferment bad bacteria! Very important!
You could also use live kombucha or live apple cider vinegar with the "mother" to use as the starter. The live bacteria eat the sugars and convert them to lactic acid. Make sure it's strongly acidic when it's finished. Botulism dies at high acidity/low pH below 4.6. Salt also inhibits bad bacteria, so make sure to use enough.
Beet kvass is considered a blood tonic. It's great with meals to add digestive enzymes. Add the fermented beets to a meal as a condiment. Take a shot any time during the day or if you feel a cold or flu coming on.
Oven roasted lamb shoulder
I followed a simple recipe I found online. I used my home grown herbs, rosemary, basil, himalayan sea salt and ground pepper. I roasted until internal temp reached 180. It came out medium rare, tender.
"Vitamin K2, otherwise known as menaquinone, is an essential vitamin that has some important benefits for our health."
Following Weston A. Price