This May Be News to You: Butter Won't Give You Heart Disease

Ever since reading Nina Planck's Real Food changed my mind (and diet) about the supposed evils of naturally occurring saturated fat six years ago, I've been engaged in a ongoing and extremely frustrating argument with whoever dares to battle, in favour of fat (be it saturated or otherwise) over chemical riddencarrageenan filled fat-free alternatives. And I don't just mean polyunsaturated fat, the undisputed lady-of-the-hour given all the current research energy devoted to omega-3 and all her health benefits, I'm talking saturated fat. Butter. Coconut oil. Lard.

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Been told to go gluten free by your ND and don't know why?

It's common practice for step 1 of seeing your naturopathic doctor for autoimmune disorders such as Hashimoto's, psoriasis and ankylosing spondylitis, to be an entire diet overhaul. Most practitioners will tend towards using the Elimination Diet, which keeps you eating an appropriate number of calories but steers you towards hypoallergenic, whole food choices by cutting out things that are often triggering or allergenic, e.g. gluten containing grains, dairy, eggs, nightshades, sugar, alcohol, caffeine. 

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Talking smoothies

I squeezed in a moment on Pinterest this morning in between my shower and getting down to business (a.k.a. school work) and saw so. many. smoothie posts. I love it. Everyone can and will benefit from increasing their daily produce intake - but I have one little bone to pick...

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