Monday, February 18, 2019

92 Percent of Sea Salt and Table Salt has Plastic {and which one is safe}


According to a new study, 92 percent of salt has plastic in it, due to the plastic in the sea. 

After a lot of research, I switched to this Real Salt:
Redmonds Real SALT:
https://amzn.to/2Ciq6sM

Redmonds Real Salt (2 pk Shakers):
https://amzn.to/2CmtGSC
Redmonds Real Salt (Amazon Add-on price):
https://amzn.to/2CL5XNa


The study:
https://www.maxim.com/news/salt-contains-plastic-study-2018-10






Thursday, January 10, 2019

Method Cleaners Not Safe {Branch Basics $10 Off}

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I used to think I was doing great by switching from my old dish soap, laundry soap and cleaners to Method's brand. Then I checked their rating on EWG.org and was shocked to see they had a D rating for their toxicity and hormone disruption.

© Tricia S. | FoodOilsAndFun.blogspot.com

After much research, I found Branch Basics, a non-toxic cleaner (used for dishes, laundry, cleaning, etc). Cost-effective, A RATED, smells clean and fresh, and simple (minimalist) to have just one bottle of concentrate instead of several harmful bottles in my cabinets. 



Friday, December 21, 2018

HIGH LDL IS THE OTHER GOOD CHOLESTEROL



LDL IS THE OTHER GOOD CHOLESTEROL ::: I have been saying this for years, but more and more doctors and scientists are starting to spread the word. Triglycerides on the other hand, are the ones to watch out for (so lower those refined carbs, processed foods and inflammatory fake oils!).

Saturated fat does NOT clog the arteries: Coronary heart disease is a chronic INFLAMMATORY condition, the risk of which can be effectively reduced from healthy lifestyle interventions {low carb real food eating is one!}

Sources:
https://www.drperlmutter.com/ldl-friend/
https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/51/15/1111
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/30198808


Wednesday, December 12, 2018

THE TRUTH ABOUT KETO DIET


GOOD GRIEF!!: Many people on low-carb/keto say that their family, friends and coworkers are concerned for them because they have lost so much weight. The truth is that most of America is overweight, so seeing someone reach a more "normal" weight (for them) is not something we are used to seeing. We tend to think they look "too thin". We HAVE FORGOTTEN what normal weight looks like in America.
Do you ever watch OLD MOVIES from the 30's, 40's, 50's? I watch them all the time! Almost everyone was "thin" back then! That was NORMAL. This was Before processed foods, fast food, junk food and high sugar consumption.
DANGER?: Just as bad are well-meaning folks who think they know what keto is (trust me, they probably don't), who say it's "dangerous" because they believe the myths (written by people who have not been educated in keto and have no idea what they are talking about).
***Even when we REVERSE diabetes, clear up skin issues, balance hormones and moods, HEAL gut and brain, REDUCE pain and inflammation, IMPROVE energy and performance, BALANCE blood pressure and blood glucose without meds, SUPPORT our immune systems, and so on, all with Food As Medicine... people are still worried that we are "harming our bodies" on this eating-lifestyle.***
So again I say: Since when is cutting out processed, refined foods, eating whole foods, cutting out sugars and inflammatory industrial fats/oils, and eating natural fats, meat, eggs, fish, chicken, beef, tons of leafy greens, etc, dangerous? The modern world is upside-down and backwards I tell ya!
For some of us (like me), I have lost 1/2 the weight I want to lose, and then stalled. Stalls and plateaus are normal, especially if we have been metabolically damaged and insulin resistant for decades. So I do not get those types of comments about weight. I have HEALED 60 of 70 chronic ailments ("progress not perfection"), but if it doesn't show in huge weight loss on the body, it's easy for people to think the "diet isn't working"!
I do get other comments though: There are still concerns about CHOLESTEROL ----> Somehow the message has become twisted about cholesterol. It is Not a problem on a ketogenic diet. In fact, triglycerides (the worrisome part of cholesterol) goes WAY DOWN (after about a year), good HDL increases, and LDL is protective (so a higher number is Not a problem). Doctors who are not current on the science and evidence of this will still try to prescribe a statin (Danger Will Robinson! Avoid!). If you haven't had a heart attack, avoid the statins! {This is not medical advice, etc}.
What about all that fat in the diet?: The regular Standard American Diet has just as much fat, but it has the harmful inflammatory oils (TONS of canola or soy oil in almost everything!). Keto-type eating is not "more fat" (well, it is, but the 'more' part is the BODY FAT you get to draw some of your calories from!), it's just 'different' fat. Whole food natural fats instead of industrial man-made fats.

KEEP CALM AND KETO ON!
LET FOOD BE THY MEDICINE AND MEDICINE BE THY FOOD.
. . . I say this all the time: "I came for the weight loss, but STAYED for the Fountain of Youth" because I feel so GOOD now. I never want to feel the way I used to. I am so HAPPY now. So full of JOY. And my body has healed 60 out of 70 chronic ailments. (I'm still a work in progress).
. . . I love this WAY OF LIFE so much that I became a KETO COACH. I will have my Certification soon! {*FREE* health consulting for those who join my private health/wellness group: Food Oils and Fun. Just ASK!!} 

Monday, October 29, 2018

10 Things About Keto that Drive Me Crazy {because they are wrong}


Every day I see news articles about low-carb (whole food) eating that have NO CLUE what they are talking about. These are actual quotes and my thoughts on them:
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(1) "Keto crushed my soul" - in this article the reporter tried keto for a few weeks and truly did not understand what she was doing. She felt deprived (well, an addict certainly does feel deprived the first few weeks, when their ADDICTION, in this case refined carbs, is removed for their health). A few weeks will not tell you anything about keto. It takes months to start seeing some benefit, because it is not a quick fix.
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(2) "Keto is extreme" - really? They eat a burger with a bun, and I remove the bun. They eat tacos with a shell, I eat tacos with lettuce. They eat steak and potatoes and salad, I eat steak and salad. Worse: They eat packaged foods and I try not to. Yep, sounds pretty extreme to me! 🤔
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(3) "Keto is not sustainable" - Presumably because it's so "restrictive". Hmmm. Keto is real food. Whole food. The way people USED to eat!!! I am a few months away from 6 YEARS of eating as much non-refined unprocessed food as I can.
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(4) "Keto is too high in protein" - Wrong again. Removing the bun doesn't make it any more high protein than eating a burger with the bun. Eating taco salad instead of tortilla tacos doesn't make it any more high protein. Keto is "moderate" protein. It just looks like more without the pasta/bread! 🤓
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(5) "Keto is all fat" - it may seem that way because people start making 'fat bombs' and 'fatty coffees' at first, in order to kick-start their bodies away from using sugar as fuel and start using fat as fuel. Once that process is done, (1-3 months), your body starts using BODY FAT as the fat %, and the rest of the dietary fat is actually probably LESS THAN YOU EAT on a S.A.D. (Standard American Diet). Because processed foods and junk food are high in fat. Real food is simply "real fat" too.
... And when you use body fat for fuel, you don't need to snack every hour, because we have 30,000+ body fat calories we can draw from, rather than only 2,000 calories of glucose our body can store. We tend to eat less on keto because we are so satisfied and eat fewer junk calories. 😀
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(6) "Keto will clog your arteries" - See # (5). S.A.D. dieters will have clogged arteries from all the harmful seed oils, trans fats, industrial fats (margarine and veg oils), and sugary packaged foods and processed grains. Those on a Whole30, or Keto or Low-Carb, etc., who are eating WHOLE foods, real food, will not have the INFLAMMATION that SAD dieters do, and it is the *inflammation that causes arteries to clog*, not body fat or whole food dietary fat. *** On keto, harmful trigs go down, good Hdl goes up, and Ldl (which is protective in that instance, and wrongly labeled 'bad') may go down or up, and it doesn't matter, if the trigs/hdl ratio is awesome (mine is!)
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(7) "What's left to eat?" - EVERYTHING that is whole food. All the eggs, meat, fish, chicken, turkey, pork, beef (red meat isn't the problem!), bacon, olive oil, coconut oil, and greens that you need to feel full. We don't overeat on keto, but we don't go hungry either! 😋 (And we are never HANGRY because we don't have blood sugar spikes and valleys!)
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(8) "Keto is a fad diet" - As I have said before, keto is a trendy buzzword for an ANCIENT diet! It's how we ate BEFORE food manufacturers came up with processed and packaged food, and before fast food drive-thru. Nothing new about it!! 🥑
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(9) "You can't eat out on keto" - I beg to differ. If you can order meat (and I mean any animal) or eggs, you can eat out. If you can order a salad without the croutons, you can eat out. If you prefer fast food for the convenience in a pinch, pick the least carb-y option (like bunless burgers). Going to a party where there is no meat or veggies to munch on? Bring deviled eggs, eat before you go, grab a glass and enjoy the conversation and visiting and socializing, focusing on the people, not the food. I do it all.the.time. 😍
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(10) "They don't eat veggies on keto" - see #'s (2, 4, 7). Not eating starchy veggies (like potatoes) does not mean we don't eat veggies! Eat all the leafy greens you want! I eat more leafy vegetables now than I did before keto.
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(Bonus!) "It's too hard and restrictive" - First, it's only hard if you make it hard (I make it easy!) *Think of all the really restrictive diets you have been on*. They fail because you get hungry and you don't get enough nourishment right? ... Keto (I say "keto" because the word is easy, and I LIKE EASY! But I mean low-carb "whole foods", "real food") is very NUTRIENT DENSE!...
. . . So once your body trusts you to take care of it (after those first 3+ months), it begins rewarding you with more energy, no carb cravings {the lower your carbs, the lower your cravings}, weight loss if needed, muscle sparing, healing of blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, joint pain, inflammation, moods, brain chemistry improvement, behavior improvement, and so much more....
. . . And suddenly it feels EASY, NATURAL (not hard, not restrictive), and like you could do it forever (or at least as long as you want!) For me, I knew at DAY 5 that I loved it, even though I had the worst 8 weeks of withdrawal ever. For some people it takes 6 months to get there. SO WORTH IT. I never want to go back to feeling as crappy as I did, as old, tired, weak, lethargic, miserable and in pain, as I did. For me, that means going really low on carbs, using body fat for fuel along with the naturally occurring fat in meat and eggs and olive oil, and enjoying my leafy greens.
. . . I say this all the time: "I came for the weight loss, but STAYED for the Fountain of Youth" because I feel so GOOD now. I never want to feel the way I used to. I am so HAPPY now. So full of JOY. And my body has healed 60 out of 70 chronic ailments. (I'm still a work in progress). 😜
. . . I love this WAY OF LIFE so much that I became a KETO COACH. I will have my Certification soon! {*FREE* health consulting for those who join my private health/wellness group: Food Oils and Fun. Just ASK!!} 



Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Keto Fried Rice {not cauliflower!}

Keto Fried Rice

This isn't your typical keto rice, so there is no cauliflower! For some people (like me), who cannot eat cauliflower (causes weight gain or gut issues), but still want a rice-like keto food, this keto fried rice with eggs is a great option (and it was delicious!)

The trick to the rice-like texture is to keep the eggs in small curds. The recipe (from the Keto Restaurant Favorites Cookbook) called for a more "umami" traditional fried rice flavor, but I was in the mood for taco-seasoning flavor, so I used a homemade "keto taco seasoning" recipe instead. 

I do not like to cook, and though I have been eating a well-formulate keto diet since 2013, I did not jump on the keto-substitutes for standard-carbs recipes. I like simple. And this keto rice substitute is SIMPLE! And so tasty! 

Victory Belt Publishing Copyright laws prevent me from legally sharing the recipe since it is from their book, but I have linked the book below if you want the recipe. The Taco Seasoning Recipe is free on Maria's blog below.

The cookbook with Keto Fried Rice recipe:
https://amzn.to/2CgGOZM

The Healthy Taco Seasoning recipe:
http://mariamindbodyhealth.com/taco-seasoning/

Other Keto Cookbooks with amazing recipes: 
https://foodoilsandfun.blogspot.com/p/books.html

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My (Tricia's) closed small group for free keto or low-carb, real food, support: 


Monday, October 15, 2018

Red Meat and Cancer (WHO report)


Does Red Meat Cause Cancer? (WHO report)


  • The WHO report seems is an "epidemiological" report, but epidemiology isn't science, it's "observational" and not clinical. Such reports ask people to remember what they ate and fill in the bubbles on a questionnaire. This WHO study also included mostly rat or mice studies.
  • After looking at over 800 studies, they set aside 744 of them, to look at again later because they were "inconclusive". Could they have discounted them because those studies didn't back up their bias? That was my first thought, because that's a lot of studies to ignore. Time will tell.
  • There were only a few actual experimental studies cited in the WHO report. Mostly on rats and mice. Mostly all done by same research group. It was mentioned in one study that they injected the rats with a carcinogen before the study, (to speed the process along?) Wouldn't that alone increase cancer risk?

This excellent review by Dr Georgia Ede about the WHO proclamation regarding red meat and colon cancer is a great place to start reading:
The following paper was written by Professor David Klurfeld and goes into some of the problems with the “red meat causes cancer". Interestingly, he was on the WHO panel that released the red meat and cancer statement. He voted against that recommendation and wanted to disclose the fact that a very large percentage of the committee members were vegan or vegetarian as a potential source of bias. That disclosure was overruled by the main administrator, who was also vegetarian. (per Dr. Shawn Baker, MD, orthopedic surgeon)

Here are just a few SOURCES, though there are many more:

http://www.diagnosisdiet.com/meat-and-cancer/

https://youtu.be/xDgzgDSInt0 (Dr. Georgia Eade MD - WHO says meat causes cancer)

http://www.diagnosisdiet.com/all-meat-diets/

https://youtu.be/Qwyjo-NgQsE (Dr. Ken Berry MD - WHO study says red meat causes cancer - what about the research?)

https://youtu.be/HiApFq_t35U (Dr. Ken Berry MD - Does Grilling Meat Cause Cancer?)

https://chriskresser.com/the-truth-about-red-meat/ (huge list of articles)

https://nypost.com/2018/08/29/eating-cheese-and-red-meat-is-actually-good-for-you/


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My (Tricia's) closed small group for free keto or low-carb, real food, support: 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/foodoilsandfun/


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92 Percent of Sea Salt and Table Salt has Plastic {and which one is safe}

According to a new study, 92 percent of salt has plastic in it, due to the plastic in the sea.  After a lot of research, I switched to ...