Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day

I wanted to take the time to thank our military and their families on this Memorial Day. I myself have not ever been in the military, but I have plenty of family who has been and currently is, the Marines being the biggest in my family!

THANK YOU for your service to our great and amazing country. Because of all of you, we enjoy the freedoms we take for granted. Thank you for be willing to serve in the military, for all you sacrifices and what you give up to keep us free.

To those families who have lost a loved one, my heart goes out to you. Thank you for raising a son or daughter who wold be willing to fight for someone else's freedom, and give the ultimate sacrifice. My prayers go out to you as you remember your loved ones this day. To the spouses and children who are left behind, you have people who thank you, appreciate your sacrifices, love you and support you in these trying times. My God give you strength, for He knows the pain of losing a Son, a part of Himself.

My God bless all our military, close to home and those far away in scary places. I pray for you safety, courage and hope every day.

Here is a web site to help you have the motivation to work out and also help our troops, what could be better?! It has an inspiring video at the beginning, be sure to watch.

Many Blessings from Above to you our military and your families who give so much.
Support, Prayers and Love,

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Sugar Toxic Overload

I came across this wonderful video about sugar and just how toxic it really is. Science is finally proving sugar is a contributing cause of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity and is more addictive than cocaine. Some pretty scary stuff if you ask me.

You can find Dr. Ludwig's class he did on sugar. It is about 90 minutes and very deep. Here is a shorter version and Sean Croxton breaks it down for a little easier understanding.

Hopefully soon, we will begin to understand that fat is not the enemy, good healthy real fat, but sugar is, artificial being the worst.

Saving the world one stick of butter at a time.
God bless,

Friday, May 18, 2012

In Defense of Fat

Here is a really cool new documentary that will be coming out soon all about fat! What could be better than some of the top movers and shakers in the nutritional world along with doctors who are not afraid to talk about the truth and science, doing a show about fat!!!! Grok on... as Mark Sisson would say. It is a project called "In Defense of Fat"

Here is a short description about the film:
""In Defense of Fat" clarifies the complex relationship between human evolutionary history and the science - and politics - of nutrition and health. The film is firmly rooted in current scientific research on Ancestral Health, a theory which proposes that the human body is not adapted to an agricultural diet, and especially not to the many processed foods in our daily lives. As a result, 'healthy' low fat diest and "essential" carbohydrates may actually increase rates of diabetes and obesity, and dietary fat may not be blame for our expanding waistlines.
Through in=depth interviews, animation, and examination of our cultural attitudes, "In Defense of Fat" will explain the complex issues at play in our national discussion of diet and health."

I think this is so awesome that more and more people are willing to stand up and stop taking the crap from the government about diets and what they think we should eat, which only makes their pocketbooks larger. It is time to get back to real food, grass raised and finished beef, the whole beef, organs, bones, the fat, poultry that is free range, local produce grown to the highest standards and no more processed foods. The way our ancestors ate.

The smell of fat is in the air....Saving the world one stick of butter at a time.
God bless

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tuesday Recipe: Spiced Hamburgers

So, the weather here in Utah is absolutely beautiful! I wanted something on the grill, isn't that what you are suppose to do in the spring and summer with amazing weather? I whipped up some hamburgers, a summer staple. I like to buy ground beef, then I can do whatever I want with it, as far as ground beef is concerned. This way, I can flavor and season the hamburgers instead of buying pre-made patties.

Here is what I threw together:
Sea Salt
Freshly Ground Pepper
Dash of nutmeg
1 lb. of ground beef
1 egg

All of the spices, except for the nutmeg, is to taste. Mix it all together and form into patties, Grill to your liking. We did add some cheese to ours, it was very tasty.Garnish as you wish. We put some jalapeno spread on ours that my Mom makes, but the regulars would work as well. I think next time I will add some smoked paprika of some kind. I did not think about that until now...
A note on the egg, if you have fatter meat, you will not need the egg. This ground beef is pretty lean and works much better with the egg to bind.

It was a very quick recipe to through together. Quick, easy and tasty, what more could you ask for?!
Hublet put his seal of approval on by asking for them again and saying the were very yummy.

Saving the world one stick of butter at a time.
Many blessing,

Monday, May 7, 2012

Food Consumption

Do you make sure every day you eat a certain amount of food, getting in the RDA, recommended daily amount? If so, you could be doing yourself more harm than good. The dreaded calorie counting. There are some vitamins and minerals we do need in large amounts on a daily bases, like Vit. A and D, calcium and salt, to name a few. For most vitamins and minerals, our bodies will store some of them for a rainy day basically. Others, we do not need in as high amounts, so if you miss a day here and there, not a problem. If you think back to our hunter gather days, you would go through feast and famine, time of plenty and times of scarcity. During the summer you would have an abundance of vegetation, but in the winter, not much. So, it does seem a little weird to think we have to have a
certain amount every single day? This is not an excuse to not eat healthy.

The best tips for this are:
 Eating in season, local and fresh, as often as possible.
 Listen to your body.
 Always go for nutrient density.

Looking at food consumption on a day to day basis is not exactly the way to go either. A better way of looking at this is a weekly intake or even a monthly intake. Take out a journal or find something on line you can use, and plug or write down your food consumption every day, not amounts, but more what you are eating. I do not want this to become a caroling counting thing or an obsession over food, just a general idea. After a few weeks of doing this, you will have the hang of it and be good to go. Look at what you are eating. It is a wide variety of vegetables and fruit in season, protein and fat? How much processed food are you in-taking? The nice thing about an online product, is it will tell you how much of everything you are eating, just do not mind the fat portion if you are eating like me? It will be WAY off! Look back over the week and ask yourself if you have eaten a variety of food, what your body is telling you you need to eat and where you might need to make changes?

Ask yourself how you feel after each meal and about 15-30 minutes after, if you remember. The reason for this, is to help find out if you have intolerance to certain foods, say gluten or maybe combinations do not work for you. If you begin to notice a pattern, say bloating, gas and cramps after eating gluten containing foods, try taking this food out of your diet for a month, take note of how you feel. After this month, add it back in and see if these come back. This is the best way to find food intolerances, it can take awhile, but in the end you will feel better.

We should vary the amount of food we eat daily and not eat the same food every day, this one can be hard, not eating the same thing everyday. I am like everyone else and get fixed on a food, like protein pancakes or bone broths. Varying the amount I eat is pretty easy. Sometimes I do 24 hour fasts, other times I only eat twice a day and other times I can not get enough food in me! By listening to my body, my intake varies widely. By doing this, I am not getting my body used to a set amount of calories every day. By doing this, our bodies adapt and we can get stuck in a rut. By changing everyday, our bodies are guessing and do not know what is coming next, it is kept on it toes.

This is a quote from a book I read recently, you can find it online from here:
"However, it must be remembered that the calory is, after all, only a unit of measurement – nothing that contributes to the nutritive value of the food it measures."
The Milk Diet: How to Use the Milk Diet Scientifically at Home by Bernarr Macfadden, 1923.

Nutrient dense foods are always the way to go.
Saving the world one stick of butter at a time.
God's many blessings be showered upon you,