Is gluten-intolerance real? Or is it simply a hoax the media is blowing out of proportion? There are endless numbers of consumers who have seen significant health benefits when cutting gluten from their diet, not to mention those who suffer from Celiac or Crohn's disease. Kelley Herring's newest article this week breaks down some of these recent studies and headlines and offers some great information for those on a gluten-free diet, or those considering going gluten-free.
This doesn't happen very often! Our best selling steaks - Tenderloin Filet Mignon are on sale this week only. The 9 oz Filet Mignon is a highly desired cut because of the perfect flavor and rich tenderness. Now is a great time to stock up for any upcoming holiday dinners or events!
Breakfast is often a struggle for those new to the paleo or primal diet. However, this awesome article by our friend Lauren at Empowered Sustenance will be a big help! She just posted an impressive list of 100 Paleo Breakfast Ideas with some delicious recipes sure to please any paleo palate.
We've been working hard on inventory this week, and some of our pork favorites are back in stock - the Sugar-Free Ham, Pork Sausages & Brats, Chops and Sugar-Free Pork Breakfast Sausage are all in stock and available now.
We hope everyone has a wonderful Halloween holiday this coming weekend!
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The Lost Secret to Better Vision
By: Al Sears, MD
Ancient cultures knew the value of the whole, fresh foods they ate, and what to do with them. Like eating fish for better eyesight. Unfortunately, this way of looking at things with an eye on nature has been discarded and forgotten.
Today, we have all of these individualized categories of study being looked at by very smart people. But we're not as smart as we think. The people who interpret the information often don't apply wisdom.
And their attempts to outsmart nature run into predictable problems.
Vitamin A was the first vitamin isolated and studied by modern science. And until a few years ago, it was mainstream advice to only take vitamin A for your eyes.
Then we discovered a natural vitamin A precursor called beta-carotene. Pick up any multi-vitamin formula today and you'll see beta-carotene. But that turned out not to be a complete solution either. Beta-carotene is a carotenoid, and can protect your own photosystem - your eyes - by turning to vitamin A. The problem is that if your body has enough vitamin A, it won't convert beta-carotene.
Today, we are finding other carotenoids that are not only better than Vitamin A but better than beta-carotene. In fact, they're up to 100 times more powerful.
So it's a good thing we're so smart now, and we don't just recommend pure vitamin A or pure beta-carotene as the total solution. Because what you really need are these other carotenoids... right?
Not so fast...Continue Reading...
Editors Note: Dr. Al Sears, M.D. is a board-certified clinical nutrition specialist. His practice, Dr. Sears' Health & Wellness Center in Royal Palm Beach, Fla., specializes in alternative medicine. He is the author of seven books in the fields of alternative medicine, anti-aging, and nutritional supplementation, including The Doctor's Heart Cure. To get his free special report on the proven anti-aging strategies for building a vibrant, disease-free life, go here now. You'll learn how to stop Father Time without giving up the foods you love.
Is Gluten Intolerance Real - or a Made-Up Hoax?
By: Kelley Herring, Healing Gourmet
Earlier this year, a university study appeared to throw a bucket of cold water on the "gluten-free" food craze. And there's a good chance you heard about it, because within days the media had jumped on the bandwagon.
Much to the dismay of millions of people who have reported significant and measurable health improvements after adopting a gluten-free diet, dozens of mainstream news publications published articles based on this study claiming that non-celiac gluten sensitivity or "gluten intolerance" did not exist. Some even called it a hoax.
As usual, the truth is more complex than a daily newsbyte...
The study in question was performed by Dr. Peter Gibson, a professor of gastroenterology at Monash University in Australia. Part of the reason this study gained so much traction is that Gibson had gained notoriety for a previous study suggesting that gluten sensitivity in non-celiac patients was a serious and legitimate health concern.
In his follow-up study, professor Gibson recruited 37 participants who had reported that they were sensitive to gluten and who had irritable bowel syndrome.(1) All of the subjects reported that their gastrointestinal symptoms improved on a gluten-free diet.
The study began with a two-week period where the subjects consumed a baseline diet low in FODMAPs. These are fermentable, short-chain carbohydrates that are poorly absorbed by the body, especially common in grains like wheat. Following the baseline diet, the subjects were divided into three groups and consumed a diet that was either considered high gluten, low gluten or no gluten.
What the researchers found...Continue Reading...
Ed. Note: Kelley Herring is author of more than a dozen books on nutrition and natural healing. She is also the co-founder of Wellness Bakeries, which has just released their newest product - Better Bread - a 100% Paleo bread mix you can whip up in 5 minutes flat.
|Recent Health News
Diet, Exercise During Pregnancy Has Hidden Benefits
It might not be obvious on the scales, but healthy eating and increased physical activity from walking during pregnancy is directly associated with a range of improved outcomes at birth, according to researchers from the University of Adelaide.
Results of the world's biggest study of its kind - offering healthy eating and exercise advice to pregnant women who are overweight or obese -- are published today in two papers in the journal BMC Medicine.
"While it might have been expected that healthier eating and increased physical activity during pregnancy would be associated with differences in weight gain, our findings highlight that weight gain in pregnancy is not an ideal measure of pregnancy health," says study leader Professor Jodie Dodd, from the University of Adelaide's Robinson Research Institute and the Women's and Children's Hospital.
"Importantly, however, these changes in diet and physical activity were directly associated with significant improvements in outcomes for babies.
"Women who received dietary and lifestyle advice increased the number of servings they consumed per day of fruits and vegetables, while reducing the percentage of energy in their diet derived from saturated fats.
"Women were also successful in increasing their physical activity, with about 15-20 minutes of brisk walking on most days of the week," Professor Dodd says.
Study leaders have previously reported a significant reduction in the number of babies born over 4kg to women who received the diet and lifestyle advice during pregnancy. The researchers can now report a range of other benefits for these babies, including a reduced chance of moderate to severe respiratory distress syndrome and reduced length of stay in hospital.
"Approximately 50% of women are overweight or obese during pregnancy. Until this study was conducted, there had been little evidence about the overall benefits of dietary and lifestyle interventions on this group of women," says study co-author Dr Rosalie Grivell from the University's Robinson Research Institute.
"Our hope is that by following some simple, practical and achievable lifestyle advice, pregnant women can improve their health and the outcomes for their babies. We would, of course, recommend that these lifestyle changes be adopted as much as possible before women become pregnant," Dr Grivell says.
University of Adelaide. "Diet, exercise during pregnancy has hidden benefits." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 14 October 2014. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/10/141014094732.htm>.
|Athlete Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A
How to Burn 70 lbs of Body Fat in 5 Months with HD Training & KISS!
By: Scott Mendelson
I have lost 20 pounds of body fat and my husband has lost 10 during the last two months which is great, but I fear progress will slow down as it usually does around this time period. What should we do to continue our success so we can improve definition! My husband wants a six pack!
Now that we are entering the most dangerous few months of the year from a body fat accumulation stand point, it is very important to stay focused on goals and implement the correct programs to fuel progress for your specific needs. There is no such thing as "maintaining"
- on a daily basis we are either getting better or worse defined by our actions and excuses! Losing body fat initially is not very hard. However, earning a low body fat level and staying lean long term is very challenging. For example, if you have 40 pounds of body fat to lose, the second half of the 40 pounds will be impossible to lose without the right plan to keep pace based on how quickly the body will adapt.
Dr. Serrano and I have assembled a list of 21 Rapid Fat Loss Tips
which have proven to be highly effective for our clients on the blog!Consistency & Quality of Execution Determine the Rate of Fat Loss Progress
There is no substitute for consistency and quality of execution. I mentioned a client who lost 40 pounds of body fat and six dress sizes during a six week period back in June. The same client through hard work and consistency has now lost a total of 70 pounds of body fat and...Continue Reading...
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- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, ghee, or coconut oil
- 3 pounds oxtail pieces
- 3 dried bay leaves
- 1 medium white onion, diced
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried allspice
- 3 whole cloves
- fine sea salt and ground black pepper
- 3 cups cooked fresh or canned pumpkin
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish
- Melt the fat in a large stockpot over medium heat. Place the pieces of oxtail in the pot and sauté for 2 minutes. Add the bay leaves, onion, garlic, chili powder, thyme, allspice, cloves, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Sauté the meat until it is browned on all sides, about 10 minutes.
- Cover the meat with 8 cups of water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 3 hours, covered. Check the pot periodically and add a cup of water if it looks like it's getting too low (the oxtail should be submerged at all times).
- When the meat is tender, add the pumpkin and a pinch of salt and pepper and stir. Simmer the soup, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Adjust the seasonings to taste.
- Ladle the soup into 6 bowls and top with the cilantro.
Slow Cooker Directions:
- Place all of the ingredients except the cilantro in a slow cooker with 8 cups of water. Cook on low for 6 hours. Adjust seasoning to taste, garnish with the cilantro, and enjoy.
- Oxtail is a great source of gelatin, which is infused into the broth during cooking. Gelatin is very healing for the digestive tract and is full of minerals for strong bones, teeth, and nails.
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