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 Post subject: In Defense of Food
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:59 am 
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This is well worth a read.
What are we feeding ourselves and our children?
(There is nothing more important to learn about.)

http://michaelpollan.com/books/in-defense-of-food/

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 Post subject: Re: In Defense of Food
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:18 pm 
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RedHen, thanks for posting very informative!!! Although must say a few years ago I started to eat healthier. I eat more fruits and vegetables than I ever had. It actually shows too.


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 Post subject: Re: In Defense of Food
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:36 am 
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Sounds like an interesting read. I'm now using the cook book "Nourishing Traditions" and have felt some big differences, more than any other things I've done over the years. It's an educational cook book. It teaches you different ways to prepare foods to make them more digestible and that's the difference I've felt. I buy meat from local farms who feed species appropriate diets to their animals and they're treated well. It tastes better than even the organic meat I get out of the store. I tried going without animal products at one point in my life, but didn't do well on it, even though I balanced the protein sources. Now I just have a couple of days a week where I don't eat meat. I'm battling long term Lyme disease, so I don't feel great, but I'm not nearly as sick as many people who've had it for10 or more years. I think my diet helped a lot. Any way... the book is based on the Weston Price diet guide lines, although I don't eat raw meat and they don't push it. You might like it.


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 Post subject: Re: In Defense of Food
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:43 am 
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This was such a good book! Also [url=http://michaelpollan.com/books/the-omnivores-dilemma/}An Omnivore's Dilemma[/url] was good as well, because it talked about the different ways to get our food and how the present "Corn Model" affects nutrition and the land.

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 Post subject: Re: In Defense of Food
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:34 am 
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I don't think I will be eating raw meat either. I stick mostly to fruits and vegetables. I do eat meat, not much red meat because I have arthritis, and red meat is not good for it. I do eat chicken and turkey. I love fish too.


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 Post subject: Re: In Defense of Food
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:12 am 
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Red meats are my favorites – beef, lamb, pork…
and it’s saddening to hear that studies shows that bacterium causes food poisoning to humans through red meats.


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