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How To Use Kefir As Sourdough Starter - Cultures for Health. Because milk kefir has many of the components of sourdough, you can make a type of sourdough starter directly from milk kefir!

How To Use Kefir As Sourdough Starter - Cultures for Health

The bacteria and yeasts in the sourdough starter will be the same as in the milk kefir. Combine 1 cup each flour and milk kefir in a quart jar.Stir well to combine.Place a breathable lid such as a towel or coffee filter over the jar and secure it tightly.Culture 2 to 3 days at room temperature or until it is bubbling and active.Use in your favorite sourdough recipes. Recipes for Chicken Broth and Stock. Y’all ready for some hearty, immunity-boosting goodness from all over the blogosphere?

Recipes for Chicken Broth and Stock

I can’t wait for some new ways to get my homemade chicken stock into my family on a regular basis. There’s never been a better time to keep our immunities up with all the hoo-hah about the swine flu out there. (I’m more afraid of the vax than the flu, myself, so we’ll be “immunizing” via nutrition around here.) Bloggers, please link up your broth/stock recipes using the form below. Non-bloggers, feel free to leave your favorite recipe(s) in the comments at this post. Last week’s carnival was, in my opinion, a raging success. What? White Rice Better Than Brown? My last videoblog titled Healthy Chinese drew some comments from folks questioning my choice of rice.

What? White Rice Better Than Brown?

Why was I using white rice instead of brown? Isn’t brown rice the healthier choice, after all? Ok, I’ll spill the beans, rice. 7 Everyday Foods NOT Proven Safe for Kids. Did you know there are over 200 synthetic chemicals found in the cord blood of newborns, influences of civilized society with unknown effects that our children are exposed to even before they are born?

7 Everyday Foods NOT Proven Safe for Kids

Pondering the number of foods, chemicals, products and other environmental influences that are in our children’s world that weren’t even around thirty, fifty, or a hundred years ago is mind-boggling. How to Store Fresh Ginger. Welcome!

How to Store Fresh Ginger

If you wish you could eat more whole foods without breaking your budget, you're in the right place. 7 Everyday Foods NOT Proven Safe for Kids. Is Stevia Safe? Is Stevia Bad for You? The Truth Comes Out. X Special Diet RecipesDIY Personal & Home Care RecipesInvestigative Health Info.

Is Stevia Safe? Is Stevia Bad for You? The Truth Comes Out

Does the Bible Say We Should Eat Grains? I often (ok, basically always) encourage readers to ditch the grains for the sake of their health, and many do see tremendous health improvements by doing so.

Does the Bible Say We Should Eat Grains?

One question/objection I often get is “If grains are unhealthy, why are they consumed in the Bible and why did Jesus use so many references to bread” or “Grains are the staff of life, and Jesus even called himself the “Bread of Life” so eating them can’t be bad!” It is certainly a valid point to consider and as a Christian, it was one I researched while going grain-free. Fortunately, for those of us striving to eat as healthy as possible and to live good Christian lives, the answers aren’t conflicting. To fully understand the factors involved though, it is important to note several things: 1.

There certainly are many references to grains in the Bible, and with good reason. Though the Bible references grains, the grains consumed a couple thousand years ago bear little to no resemblance to the grains we consume (or don’t consume!) Bromide & Salt Loading. The iodine doctors have found in treating over 4000 patients that what is commonly thought to be a bad reaction to iodine is most likely bromide toxicity.

Bromide & Salt Loading

Iodine, Bromide, Fluoride and Chlorine are all halides. When we are low in iodine and are exposed these other halides they will take a place on the iodine receptors. If we have been exposed to many of these halides over a long time period we may be considered bromide toxic. In the lab tests for iodine sufficiency the docs are seeing high levels of bromide excreted as the dose of iodine increases.

Moving bromide out of the body can cause symptoms (listed below) in people who are highly bromide toxic, as the iodine pushes the bromide off the iodine receptors. Dr. When detoxing the most common solution is Salt Loading (see details below). Many have had success stopping iodine for a couple days, then continuing. Why I Eat Raw Egg Yolks Every Day. Have you heard I eat raw egg yolks every day?

Why I Eat Raw Egg Yolks Every Day

Well, maybe not every day, but on most days, I include at least 2-3 raw egg yolks in my diet. Eating raw eggs may not be what all the popular kids are doing, but since raw egg yolks are just brimming with beneficial nutrients I figure it’s worth the social stigma. – Fat soluble vitamins are highly concentrated in egg yolks. This is where all the valuable vitamin A, D, E and K are stored. 6 Reasons to Avoid Agave Syrup - Don't Mess with Mama. 6 Reasons to Avoid Agave Syrup - Don't Mess with Mama. Are you drinking too much water? Are you drinking too much water?

Are you drinking too much water?

Wait… don’t you mean “are you getting enough water?” Nope. Too much. Most Effective Way to Reduce Phytic Acid in Brown Rice. Welcome! If you wish you could eat more whole foods without breaking your budget, you're in the right place. That Whole Grains Question: Is it Time for "To Soak or Not to Soak?" Welcome! If you wish you could eat more whole foods without breaking your budget, you're in the right place. Start here for my top 10 baby steps to better Kitchen Stewardship. You might also be interested in family-friendly, delicious and nutritious recipes or one of my popular eBooks to help you on your journey. If I make my mom’s biscuit recipe with unbleached, unbromated wheat flour, home-rendered pastured lard, Real Salt, and organic, grassfed milk, but the flour happens to have all the bran and all the germ sifted out of it, is my resulting biscuit – which will be so fluffy and melt-in-your-mouth smeared with pastured butter that you’ll think you died and gone to Heaven – is it junk food?

How to Make Whey and Yogurt Cheese. How to Soak Your Oatmeal to Reduce Phytates. Simple things. Myths vs. Facts about High Fructose Corn Syrup. You’ve probably seen the negative headlines about high fructose corn syrup. Have you ever wondered if the media hype is true? Let these experts dispel some of the HFCS myths. Here are some of the most common inaccurate statements about this misunderstood sweetener along with the actual reality. Myth: Sugar is healthier than high fructose corn syrup. Myth: High fructose corn syrup is to blame for obesity and diabetes. Myth: High fructose corn syrup is not natural. Google Reader (525) Make It Yourself: Homemade Cultured Butter. FDA Approves Two New Stevia-Based Sweeteners. January 10, 2009 | 103,772 views Share The FDA approved two versions of a new zero-calorie sweetener developed by the Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo. Cargill, which is marketing the sweetener Truvia from Coca-Cola, received notification from the FDA that it had no objection to the product, calling it “generally recognized as safe.”

PepsiCo said it also had received a similar letter and the same “generally recognized as safe” designation for its sweetener, PureVia. Both products use rebiana, an extract from the stevia plant. Shocking! This 'Tequila' Sweetener is Far Worse than High Fructose Corn Syrup. Many people interested in staying healthy have switched to agave as a safer "natural" sweetener. They want to avoid well documented dangerous sweeteners like HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) but are unaware that most agave is actually WORSE than HFCS.This expose will offend many hardcore natural health advocates because they have been convinced of the agave hype by companies that are promoting it.Some have even criticized me for having "ulterior" motives.

But nothing could be further from the truth. Although I do offer natural health products for sale on this site, I sell no competing products to agave.Rather, I recommend other options such as stevia products. The Prairie Homestead - How to Homestead.