A friend forwarded me a quote from a "primal living" (paleo diet) website on bone marrow.
"There’s clearly something special (nutritionally) about bone marrow. Animals go for the marrow, instinctively, for example. Wolves given access to full deer carcasses gravitated toward those bones with “high marrow yields,” taking care to “destroy the epiphyses” where the marrow was most plentiful. When I toss my dog a big smorgasbord of raw bones, organs, and muscle meat, he heads straight for the marrow before anything else, every single time. It goes marrow, liver, heart, muscle meat. It’s interesting to see what the high-powered, raw senses of a nearly obligate carnivore chooses when determining which animal product is best to eat."
The rest of the article is good reading as well, much about nutrient density, fat soluble vitamins, and organ meats.
The "paleo" diet is very popular in certain circles. It is a subset, if you will, of the Weston A. Price principles. Some of their dogmas conflict with WAP principles, however.
You can read about some of the differences here:
The main takeaway here is that I totally agree with this article's intent and the emphasis of marrow as part of a nutrient dense diet. Bone broths are a big part of a nutritious way to eat, can be quite affordable, and it can be used for making sauces, gravies, and for baby formulas.
Find local pasture raised bones ideally if you can.
Cut up sweet potatoes into 5 or 6 chunks. Steam or boil sweet potatoes until tender and mashable. Mash with a little milk and/or cream, butter, bone broth, garlic, fresh basil, dash of sea salt.
Raw milk, cream, kefir, nutritional yeast, liver powder, spirulina or chorella, One World Whey (made from raw Amish milk), collagen powder from South American beef, Acerola powder (for vitamin C), blueberries and other favorite fruit (strawberries, raspberries, mango, banana).
I use cheesecloth to filter out my kefir from the grains.
I then rinse the grains with filtered water.
Kefir grains are not real grains. They are a symbiotic colony of bacteria strains that form little gummy semi-translucent "grains".
There are milk kefir grains and then there are other kinds that can be used with coconut milk or water. I use milk kefir grains.
I use pasteurized half-half from the grocery store. I could use raw milk, but this is a bit cheaper. I only drink a small amount at a time or use it to ferment other foods. I use some in my daily smoothie.
Kefir needs to breath, so I use a sprouting lid and keep it in the fridge to let it ferment slowly. It is good to use within a day and will continue to get more sour. It also good to stir vigorously on occasion for helpful aerobic fermentation.
You should use it within a week or so if you don't like it too sour, but it is still healthy and safe to drink when it does get sour. It just might be too sour for your taste buds.
You can get started by getting your own grains on Amazon.
Asian style shrimp and veggies with broth, soy sauce and garlic hot sauce.
Shrimp with egg, bacon, shredded cheese, and tempura sauteed in butter and coconut oil topped with homemade yogurt.
A small amount goes a long way. Nutritious, filling, nutrient dense, and delicious.
It sounds like a lot of fat and it is. However, fat is good for us and about 50% of our caloric intake should come from fat. This is because we only need about 20% of our calories as protein and only 30% or less from carbs. This leaves 50% to come from fat.
25% of the fat should be saturated fat, according to Weston A. Price principles, Dr. Mary Enig, and Nourishing Traditions.
Fresh ground organic grains, wheat, rye, amaranth, millet, steel-cut oats.
It is important that grains be soaked. This reduces phytates and brings out the nutrients and minerals to make them more bioavailable. The yogurt helps to ferment the grains and "pre-digests" it, helping to make it more digestible.
Put flour in a bowl with water, tablespoon of yogurt, 1 tablespoon of sugar (optional), dash of sea salt, and 1 egg (optional). Cover with a towel and let soak for a 1 day. Here I also added some nuts (sunflower and walnut), blueberries and strawberries to the mix.
This can be used as a batter to make simple pancakes, or used for making gravy with bone broth, or used as a tempura batter for vegetables. You can put it in a mason jar, seal the lid and place in the fridge for later use. I try to keep batter around at all times.
This saves a lot of money and makes for a quick nutritious snack.
If it's true that Earth is heading into global cooling, as many solar scientists are saying, then food growing areas may be greatly affected. According to this video, within 7 years we are heading for such a possible scenario.
What effect will this have on food prices and the economy?
This means that people may need to learn some new skills, how to grow food in cold conditions, and how to preserve and prepare foods using oft wasted parts.
I would suggest focusing on learning how to lactoferment foods and making bone broths and soups for a start.
Animals are going to be easier to grow in cold areas than food crops. But even then there are often mass livestock die-offs that can occur during severe winter storms. If the Northern hemisphere is heading for 2-3C drop in temperatures, this could be very hard on people's lives.
Thankfully we have fossil fuels that can help protect us from dire cold. It doesn't seem wise to be putting coal companies out of business.
Some women may be interested in a health summit focusing on women's health and hormones.
Expert Talk #1: Simple Cooking for Deep Health Transformation with Tressa Yellig, Traditional Foods Chef.
"Learn from this yummy, hormone-balancing recipe demonstration with Tressa Yellig!"
I see from Tressa's LinkedIn page she "specialize in a variety of health supportive cooking styles including vegan, macrobiotic, and Ayurvedic traditions but mostly advocate the Weston A Price Foundation’s nutritional philosophy of using traditional fats, pastured meats, raw dairy and cultured foods." (emphasis mine)
Hormone balance comes partially from healthy fats! This means animal fats found in butter, cream, eggs, animal tallows like bacon, beef, lamb, duck, geese...you get the picture. Along with cod liver oil (Blue Ice, of course)., and a well-rounded diet as taught here by The Organic Fool, following Weston A. Price principles.
Hormones require cholesterol and we need cholesterol in our diet. Cholesterol only comes from animal fats.
"Ms. Emma, I enjoy reading Marketwatch.
However, if a person wants to eat fast food, they should avoid the refined white flour, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, sodas, artificial sweeteners, refined sodium, and modern vegetable oils. These are the true culprits of modern disease and obesity, not bacon, shrimp or chicken.
Would you like to know about a book? Know Your Fats by Dr. Mary Enig. You can find a description on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Know-Your-Fats-Understanding-Cholesterol/dp/0967812607/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1460733964&sr=8-1&keywords=know+your+fats
Dr. Enig, lipid researcher, was the same that exposed the trans fats in hydrogenated oils and used in making tortillas quite often. Refined flour and sugar is also deadly to the body and contributes to heart lesions, obesity, diabetes, and cancer. But the cheap buns and tortillas, nor the high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) sodas are rarely mentioned in the condemnation of fast food.
Dr. Enig also learned that animal fats found in bacon, cream, butter, eggs and tallows for example contain super healthy fatty acids, palmitic and stearic, which according to Dr. Enig, are the favorite foods of the heart. Animal fats also contain natural vitamins such as vitamin A and D. Low animal fat diets end up with deficiencies that contribute to ill health. Modern dogma has it backwards.
Cheap refined vegetable oils used at fast food outlets are also big contributors to disease like cancer and heart disease. Canola being one of them as it rancids quickly. Natural animal fats do not rancid as quickly. Old fashioned pork lard, beef tallow or suet is very healthy, as well as coconut oil and palm oil.
Salads and vegetables are great, but your article condemns bacon, chicken and shrimp and ignores the real culprits.
How about a new fast food restaurant that is trying to do it right called LocoL: https://www.yahoo.com/news/inside-locol--fast-food-for-the-day-after-tomorrow-000353697.html?ref=gs
First, here's the article:
In it, MarketWatch writer Emma Court tells us that fried chicken and bacon are the unhealthy part of the wrap. She completely ignores the white flour tortilla!
The complete insanity running around in peoples' modern heads about what is healthy and what is unhealthy is maddening to those who know better.
Pork and chicken are natural foods. They have been eaten by humans for thousands of years.
Frying them in oils such as coconut oil or bacon in its own fat is perfectly healthy. Modern oils on the other hand are a real problem.
That being said, animal fats are the kinds the body needs, such as palmitic acid and stearic acid, which Dr. Mary Enig has taught us are the favorite foods of the heart.
On the other hand, cheap white flour is nasty to the body. Cheap refined and rancid flours contain almost no beneficial nutrients. It acts just like sugar to the body. Refined flour contributes to lesions on arterial walls and thereby leads to plaque buildup and eventually blockages and even heart disease.
White flour contributes to cancer as it loves sugary foods. One of the most effective changes to diet if a person has cancer is to eliminate refined foods such as white sugar, high fructose corn syrup and white flour. These are the bane of modern fast foods, not the real bacon or chicken.
The backwards, upside-down and inside-out thinking that passes as healthy eating I can only call real foolishness.
When it comes to McDonalds, avoid eating the white flour bun or tortilla. Stick with what is natural like salads and real meats. Bring your own olive oil if you can, and salt your foods using real sea salt with trace minerals.
I consider myself one of the richest people on Earth. I am rich in quality of life. I can walk when once I was crippled from sciatica and my pain is now gone. For that alone I am extremely thankful. Then when I had a severe tooth abscess and pain, I knew I had to learn new information and change my life or I would suffer even more. I had to "repent" of my lifestyle and food choices.
Have you ever been in severe pain? I have and know what it feels like to feel pain from morning until night and I just wanted to escape to another place and time. It can be very depressing and I often felt like there is no hope. I know there are people out there who are in much worse condition, so I feel blessed and wealthy and thankful.
I want you to know there is hope. I don't promise magic cures or secret potions. This is just plain common sense that is oft forgotten. It costs very little to learn but some time. Even a fool can understand.
Anyone can be rich like this. By staying healthy, they reduce their healthcare costs. They will be able to work, make a good income, and do the other things they need and want to do. Or they may find they have reversed years of bad fortune. Life can be a joy or it can be a drudgery.
By learning the secrets of health that Dr. Price discovered, anyone can find true wealth. When entire communities learn these secrets, they will see abundance beyond measure. If an entire Nation were to learn these secrets, it would literally stave off billions of dollars of unnecessary costs. All for literally pennies per day.
True wisdom sees the value of real food and common required nutrients.
"God chooses the foolish things of the world to confound the wise." - 1 Cor. 1:27
Topped with shredded cheese, butter, fresh avocado and hot sauce.
I picked these up at the local meat market and then improvised.
Baked in oven for 45 minutes or so at 375F, then added toppings after pulling from oven.
Combo of Asian vegetables, egg, tempura batter, home made beans, chipotle salsa, teriyaki drizzle, sprinkle of smoked sea salt.
Pan fried in olive oil, coconut oil and Amish butter.
Pan-fried tuna in olive oil, coconut oil and butter.
Sauteed Asian vegetables.
In quick Asian sauce (I don't recall, but perhaps a soy sauce or teriyaki blend, May Ploy, sesame oil, maybe some hot sauce with a little organic creamy peanut butter?)
Homemade yogurt and fried sliced plantain (L).
Fresh fermented tempura batter with plantain, topped with yogurt and drizzle of Mae Ploy (R).
Cooked in butter and coconut oil.
Tempura batter: fresh ground grains (I commonly use organic wheat, rye, millet, amaranth, quinoa), soaked over night with water and tablespoon of yogurt, teaspoon of sea salt. Made into pancake batter consistency. Pour into hot pan and make like pancake. Can make sweet or savory style. I often use tempura batter with small bits of meat or sausage with egg, for example, as a tasty breakfast meal.
It's important to eat fresh ground grains and that they are soaked. This means a fresher flour that is less rancid, also soaking reduces gluten and phytates. The problem people often have with grains is due to not soaking properly, and eating cheap white flour can be very damaging to colon and overall health.
Bone broth, cultured dairy (kefir, yogurt), raw milk and cream, sourdough bread, liver, cod liver oil, high vitamin butter oil, fat soluble vitamins (A, D3, Activator-X), fresh fruit and veggies, and supplements as necessary.
These along with a well-rounded diet with plenty of vegetables should cover most of the human nutrition bases.
This is the basic Weston A. Price principle.
Cover your nutritional bases, stay very healthy.
The fat soluble activators (vitamins) are very important, dare say critical, aspect of this paradigm. Get the FSAs from Blue Ice packages in the store.
"Recently, a relationship between disease risk and consumption of a specific bovine β-casein fraction with either A1 or A2 genetic variants has been identified. BCM7 is suggested to be associated as a risk factor for human health hazards as it can potentially affect numerous opioid receptors in the nervous, endocrine and immune system.
It is also known to be an oxidant of low dietary lipoproteins (LDL) and oxidation of LDL is believed to be important in formation of arterial plaque. Epidemiological evidences claim that consumption of beta-casein A1 milk is associated as a risk factor for type-1 diabetes, coronary heart disease, arteriosclerosis, sudden infant death syndrome, autism, schizophrenia etc.[3,4]
A broad range of studies from American and European investigations has shown reduction in autistic and schizophrenic symptoms with decrease in A1 milk intake. Further, animal trials have also supported the linking of type-1 diabetes to milk exposure in general and A1 beta-casein in particular.
"Populations, which consume milk containing high levels of β-casein A2 variant, have a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease and type-1 diabetes. The A1/A2 hypothesis is both intriguing and potentially very important for public health if it is proved correct. "
Read more: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3475924/
What can you do? A2 milk is found from heritage breed cows like Guernseys, Jerseys, and goat. Local raw milk seems to be of the heritage breed type and most likely the A2. Each herd can be different, so you may want to ask your dairy producer if they have tested their herd for their variant.
Inspiring. Man creates basement restaurant with ingredients sourced from his own property, homemade butters, cured meats and cheeses.
Recipe: Beans need proper soaking to make them edible and reduce gas-causing sugars.
Beans also provide fiber (soluble and insoluble), protein and other nutrients.
I also add other grains, nuts and seeds such as rye, organic wheat berries, oat groats, millet, amaranth, quinoa, walnuts, sun flower seeds, or peanuts for example.
Soak two times with filtered luke-warm water and a 2-3 teaspoons of baking soda for 5 hours each. Rinse the water and add new fresh filtered water on each soaking. On third soak, turn on the slow-cooker to high. Add sea weed or kombu. This helps to absorb the gas-causing sugars.
Let cook until slow-cooker reaches high temperature. Reduce to low. Add other favorite vegetables and flavorings, such as garlic, sweet potato, carrot, cilantro, herbs and spices. Beans are cooked when they have softened and are easy to eat.
I might also add some bone broth or throw in a meaty bone like a chicken or turkey leg or wings and let cook along with everything.
In final hour of cooking, add sausage, bacon, beef or other favorite meat. I also like to add a little cream, butter, coconut oil to add a little fat, which helps bring out flavor. Fat is also very important for protein digestion. Fat is good, contrary to much public hearsay.
Let beans cool. Put in mason jars and refrigerate for later consumption. Eat with yogurt, melted cheese, sauerkraut for digestion, or make your own nachos or tacos.
If you still get much gas by eating beans, then you can try taking enzymes that contain alpha-galactosidase, such as in Beano or other digestive enzyme products.
Recipe: marinaded grass-fed beef with chipotle BBQ sauce, herbs and spices, garlic and fresh basil, olive oil, kombucha, sea salt. Pan-fried in butter and coconut oil.
Panini pressed rye sourdough with goat cheese and accompanied by brussel sprouts and a raspberry vinaigrette dressing.
Cod fish fried in butter, coconut oil topped with sunny side up egg, fresh avocado and accompanied with fresh orange and basil, homemade beans.
Following Weston A. Price