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Whole foods equal complete nutrition

How to avoid trans-fats

Fat: the misunderstood nutrient

Vegetable oils - Friend or Foe?

Essential fats: Omega 3 to Omega 6 ratio

Customized Nutrition

Drink your food!

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Food, our raw material.

What is organic food?

Organic vs. Conventional Meat, Poultry, Dairy and Eggs

GMO - Crossing the Species Barrier

High Cholesterol Does Not Cause Heart Disease

Sugar - The Disease Generator

Artificial Sweeteners

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Blood-Sugar Regulation

The Soy Controversy

Maintain bone mass by preparing grains, nuts and seeds properly

Food sensitivities, digestive problems and joint pain

It's not what you eat, but what you digest that counts

Eat local and save the world

Food-Guide fallacy

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Microwave ovens: convenience vs. health and nutrition

Processed Food


Choosing Quality Dairy

Fats - the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Deceptive food labeling

Nutrient-dense foods

Another "Healthy Heart Guide" that got it wrong

Pasteurized almonds labeled as raw

Eggs are healthy and diet sodas are not

Artificial and natural flavours

Pasteurized almond update

High Fructose Corn Syrup (Glucose-Fructose)

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How to Eat, Move, and Be Healthy  By Paul Chek
This is a comprehensive yet easy to read book on holistic health which you can use to personalize your own health plan. Learn the impact of your food choices on your wellbeing, how best to exercise depending on the state of your current health, how stress effects your health, how the time you get to bed impacts your hormones and your health, as well as how to tell if your digestive system is healthy. Top Pick!

You Are What You Eat CD Version  By Paul Chek
In this informal discussion, Paul Chek talks about the importance of making good food choices, and issues to consider, such as organic vs. commercially raised foods, cooked vs. raw, genetically modified foods, irradiation, processed foods, packaging, pros and cons of grains, fats and oils, alcohol, dairy, animal products, eggs and seafood, sugar, salt, water, microwave ovens and much more. Top Pick!

personalizing nutrition

The Metabolic Typing Diet by William Wolcott
Have you ever been bewildered by the variety of diet books touting everything from reducing fat, to reducing carbs, to watching the glycemic index as the solution to reducing body fat and increasing health? If there were a single solution that works for everyone, don't you think we would have figured it out by now? The reason some people do well on a low carb diet, while others do well on a low fat diet makes sense when you realize that we are all as different on the inside as we are on the outside. Find out which type of diet will actually work for you by reading this book.

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recipe books

Nourishing Traditions By Sally Fallon
A cookbook that is so much more than a cookbook. The first 60 pages on fats, carbohydrates and proteins are alone worth the price . Filled with anecdotes and research alongside the recipes, this book provides nourishment for the mind as well as the body. Learn how to get away from processed and preservative-laden foods by making your own stocks, marinades, and sauces.  Learn how to properly ferment vegetables, soak grains nuts and seeds, and make the delicious, healthful food our ancestors enjoyed.  Top Pick!

Total Health Cookbook and Program By Joseph Mercola
Well over 150 brand new delicious nutritious, low carb recipes created by a leading chef and nutrition expert that go hand in hand with the "Total Health" program. Truly optimizing your weight, energy and health by eating properly for your specific biochemistry or, metabolic type ... All the right (and wrong) foods to help you fight and prevent disease and improve the way you feel. Real and fast solutions to overcome emotional barriers to effective dieting.  The other simple lifestyle changes you should make to optimize your health and weight quickly and permanently.

junk / processed food / food industry

Fast Food Nation By Eric Schlosser
On any given day, one out of four Americans opts for a quick and cheap meal at a fast-food restaurant, without giving either its speed or its thriftiness a second thought. But the industry's drive for consolidation, homogenization, and speed has radically transformed America's diet, landscape, economy and workforce, often in insidiously dangerous ways. Schlosser wants you to know why those French fries taste so good (with a visit to the world's largest flavor company) and "what really lurks between those sesame-seed buns."

Super Size Me DVD
Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, won the best director award at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival for this alarmingly personal investigation into the health hazards wreaked by our fast food nation. Under extensive medical supervision, Spurlock subjects himself to a steady diet of McDonald's cuisine for 30 days just to see what happens. In less than a week, he grows fat, his cholesterol rockets north, his organs take a beating, and he becomes subject to headaches, mood swings, symptoms of addiction, and lessened sexual energy. An entertaining and informative documentary. Top Pick!

The Future of Food DVD
A must-see film about Genetically Modified food, and how it is becoming more commonplace because of large food corporations like Monsanto, that wish to have complete control over the production and distribution of the world's food supply. Their interest in in profits rather than in your health or the environmental health of the planet. Top Pick!

food issues: fat / cholesterol / soy

Know Your Fats: The Complete Primer For Understanding the Nutrition of Fats, Oils, and Cholesterol By Mary Enig
This is quite simply the best book available on lipid chemistry in nutrition that is accessible to non-scientists. It lists and describes the actions of fats in our diet, and the role fats play in our body chemistry and health. Dr. Enig pulls no punches in discussing misunderstood or misused research, and this honesty is welcome and refreshing, not to mention possibly life saving. The food business is about big money, and the truth seems to be a stranger to that part of our society. This book is well written in a very clear style with no extraneous scientific jargon. It is well referenced and cited.  Top Pick!

The Cholesterol Myths by Uffe Ravnskov
Dr. Ravnksov takes aim at one of the biggest medical myths of our time - that saturated fat and cholesterol cause heart disease - and slays the Goliath with page after page of brilliant analysis. Anyone who has been told to go on a lowfat diet or take cholesterol-lowering drugs should read this book first ... and then give it to his or her doctor! Dr. Ravnskov has published almost 40 critical papers and letters about the alleged association between cholesterol and cardiovascular disease. For his contributions in this field he received the Irish Skrabanek Award in 1999.  Top Pick!

The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of Americas Favorite Health Food by Kaayla T. Daniel
A groundbreaking expose that tells the truth about soy that scientists know but that the soy industry has tried to suppress. Soy is not a health food, does not prevent disease and has not even been proven safe. Epidemiological, clinical and laboratory studies link soy to malnutrition, digestive problems, thyroid dysfunction, cognitive decline, reproductive disorders, even heart disease and cancer.

psychology of eating

The Yoga Of Eating by Charles Einstein
A book which puts the reader in the driver's seat. It is not about following rules laid out by "experts" and people with advanced degrees, but rather about listening to and learning to trust your own senses. As Mr. Einstein puts so eloquently, humans have been using their senses for millenia in order to "make sense" of the world and to discern needs, wants, likes and dislikes. These days we disregard our senses and therefore ourselves, and rely on people with the correct titles to make decisions for us on diet, health, medical care, drugs ... The book gives people permission to eat what feels right in their bodies, and explains clearly what this means and how to go about it.

baby nutrition

Naturally Healthy Babies And Children  by Aviva Jill Romm
(Celestial Arts) A comprehensive handbook for the consumer addresses the common health issues of children and provides herbal remedies. Also provides the common and Latin names for herbs and describes what is needed in an herbal first-aid kit. Each condition includes herbal, dietary, and general recommendations, as well as when to pursue professional medical care.

What Should I Feed My Baby? by Suzannah Oliver
All parents want the best for their children but when it comes to food, it is hard to know how to deliver the best options. This book gives clear and balanced advice on how to deal with problems and answers questions on eating habits and diet which crop up for every parent. Meal planners are included to help with the daunting task of weaning onto solids and recipes are provided to correspond to all stages of development. Suzannah Oliver is a member of The Guild of Health Writers and The Guild of Food Writers and has a masters degree in Nutrition Information.

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eat websites

www.westonaprice.org  A nonprofit organization devoted to dispelling common food myths.
www.eatwellguide.org  Search for farmers, stores, restaurants, and online shopping for quality meat, dairy, poultry and eggs within 20km of your home.
www.sustainabletable.org   Serving up healthy food choices in a sustainable way.
www.fourfoldhealing.com  Working with the laws of nutrition, therapeutics, movement and meditation in the art of medicine.
www.realmilk.com  Find a source of raw dairy near you.
www.rawmilk.org  Promoting the benefits of raw dairy.
www.organicpastures.com  A source of mail order raw dairy.
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy / Food and Health Food and the environment.
www.themeatrix.com  Fun video based on the Matrix about the dangers of factory farming to our health and our planet.
www.themeatrix2.com  Following up on the Meatrix, a fun video about the dangers of factory dairy farming to our health and our planet.
www.gotmercury.org  Calculate your exposure to mercury based on the type of fish and the amount you eat each week.
www.eatwild.com  Find pasture-fed meat and raw dairy near you.
www.healthexcel.com  Information about metabolic typing.
www.bodyecologydiet.com  How to establish and nourish the growth of beneficial microorganisms in the digestive tract.
www.gmcontaminationregister.org   Research by country, crop and year, known GMO incidents caused by contamination, illegal release, negative agricultural side-effect.
www.greenpeace.org   Say "NO" to genetically modified foods.

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