Nutritional consistency

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.”

Aristotle

Nutrition is powerful, very powerful. Weston A. Price says it better than I can:

“One wonders if there is not something in the life-giving vitamins and minerals of the food that builds not only great physical structures within which their souls reside, but builds minds and hearts capable of a higher type of mankind in which the material values of life are made secondary to individual character.”~Weston Price~ Continue reading

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Coconut oil part 2

Another day without coconut oil in the Andreas house hold… Sad, sad day.

Oh well, next week I shall do another bulk order! *big smile*

Today I’ll be discussing how to incorporate coconut oil into your nutrition plan. First things first, it’s time for a kitchen spring clean. Go through your kitchen cupboards, locate all the high in omega 6 seed oils you can find … I’m talking about the sunflower, canola, corn, soy bean, peanut, sesame seed oils. You got them all? Good!

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Coconut oil

Refined coconut oil is another one of those foods that have truly changed my life for the better. I think I drive my loved ones mad with the frequency with which I speak of the virtues of coconut oil (and bone broth … don’t forget the magical bone broth). Coconut oil is the best cooking oil out there, from a taste perspective (I haven’t met anyone which has disapproved of the taste of refined coconut oil yet) and from a health perspective. It has the best of both worlds!

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Bone broth part 2

One of my older friends once told me “peasant food is good food”. This saying certainly applies to bone broth. It’s dirt cheap and yet it’s super healthy. One of the things I love about bone broth is that it emphasises the attitude of “waste not, want not”. It seems nowadays people only want to eat lean cuts of muscle meats for their protein. Don’t you ever wonder what happens to the rest of the animal after all the prime cuts have been cut out? I think it’s really interesting that the bones, organs and fat that are discarded or ground up into pet food are some of the most nutritious parts of the animal.

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Bone Broth

Ah, bone broth … a warm smile appears on my face at the thought of this glorious substance.

I first read about bone broth in Natasha Campbell-McBride’s great book Gut and Psychology Syndrome. In the book she discusses how certain emotional conditions such as depression, schizophrenia and autism are strongly related to a poorly working digestive system. Overgrowths of certain pathogens in our gut can effect our mental state by causing important “mood” nutrients to be malabsorbed and by overloading us with certain mood-effecting by-products. In Dr. McBride’s gut healing protocol she recommends people drink a cup of bone broth with each meal to aid digestion.

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