Dom's Kefir-cheese in-site Blue, Brie and Camembert cheese types including a cross between these mold types made from kefir is quite simple. Such cheese can be prepared with Kefir-Leban, as a 100% kefir base explained above, which is pressed, inoculated and incubated to mature the cheese. The mold breaks down the more complex molecules of protein and fats, and impart the characteristic sharp taste to Blue cheese. That taste is due to the fungal metabolites, butyric acid and ammonia. A more preferable base for a molded cheese, is to prepare the basic kefir cottage style cheese explained above, for this will produce a non acid molded cheese closer to the more common molded cheeses. I'll explain the kefir cottage style cheese here to prepare molded cheese.
Turmeric: Curry Spice or Astounding Cure-All? A rich orange-gold spice that has been used for centuries in Asian cooking and Indian medicine, turmeric aka Curcuma longa is a wild-growing plant of the ginger family whose potential health benefits are well worth considering. Known as “Indian saffron” in medieval Europe, turmeric is still largely produced in southern India, growing as an underground stem much like ginger. Boiled for several hours and then dried in hot ovens, the plants are ground into a deep gold powder that is used to flavor food and dye textiles – you’ll recognize it from your favorite yellow curry dish. This versatile plant is also used in cosmetics and gardening (as an ant deterrent), and is featured in various Indian religious ceremonies as an auspicious ingredient. Also responsible for the golden color of turmeric, curcumin has long been used as a component in Ayurveda, India’s traditional medicine. Sounds like a miracle drug, right? image: Steven Jackson Photography
Une vidéo choc pour dénoncer l'élevage intensif de lapins Certains n'ont pas d'oreilles, d'autres des croûtes ou encore des plaies purulentes sur le corps : les conditions de vie des lapins montrées dans une vidéo mercredi de l'association L214 font froid dans le dos. Les images proviennent de huit élevages en Bretagne et dans le Poitou-Charentes, où les membres de l'organisation de défense des animaux ont pu s'introduire. "Et ce qu'on y voit est tout à fait représentatif de l'ensemble de la filière en France", insiste pour Metro Brigitte Gothière, de l'association. Une situation d'autant plus alarmante que la filière de la viande a été éclaboussée ces dernières semaines par plusieurs scandales, de l'affaire de la viande chevaline aux traces de médicaments retrouvées dans des carcasses de cheval. Des lapereaux assommés sur des rebords de cage Le problème de l'antibiorésistance >>> La vidéo tournée par l'association L214.
17 Must-See Food Documentaries Think documentaries equal a snooze fest? No way! Skip the action or romcom flick to educate (and entertain) yourself with these 17 must-see food documentaries. We’ve done the ground work and promise you will leave each of these films knowing a little (or a lot!) more about the role of food in our lives. Food Inc.: This film touches on the politics of food production, farming, obesity and disease in our 21st-century diet. Food Fight: Foodie celebs like Wolfgang Puck, Michael Pollan and Dan Barber talk about how food has changed in American and the growing organic-food movement. Dirt! Fresh: Urban farming activist Will Allen and Joel Salatin discuss how corporate America threatens our food economy. Killer at Large: An in-depth look into America’s obesity problems centered around a 12-year-old liposuction patient. King Corn: As America’s most subsidized crop, this documentary follows two friends who plant an acre of corn and track it from seed to shelf. What’s on Your Plate?
Culture of corruption has become common within FDA, Big Pharma (NaturalNews) When pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices are approved for use in medicine by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), their safety and efficacy are typically not the primary factors considered during the decision-making process. As pointed out by the Office of Medical and Scientific Justice (OMSJ), the FDA and the drug industry are both now dominated by cultures of corruption that put profits before patient safety in almost every instance, which means that a steady stream of deadly drugs and medical devices continues to flood the market. Going as far back as the 1950s -- and likely even much earlier than that -- the FDA has made it routine practice to ignore and even deny the dangers associated with drugs and medical devices when approving them. At the time, data showed that as many as 20 percent of patients taking Panalba had suffered severe allergic reactions to the antibiotic, and yet the FDA did nothing. Sources for this article include:
Forks Over Knives La santé dans l’assiette | STREAMING Dr. Terry Wahls’ TedTalk on Treating MS Through Diet » Paleo Hot Mess | Paleo Hot Mess It occurred to me this week that I hadn’t yet posted the video clip that inspired me to go back on the Paleolithic Diet when my symptoms returned earlier this year, which is a real shame, as it is a major eye opener! See for yourself: This should be of particular note to all my skeptics out there (and I love you, keep asking the hard questions so that science will continue to progress, it would never exist without you) that this is a TRAINED DOCTOR, not some natural medicine raw food vegan hippie, who herself admits she believed the party line that “diet has no shown link to autoimmune disorders”! The medical industry may say this over and over to their patients, leading them to believe they will have to be on medication that doesn’t even work half the time for the rest of their lives. I’ve heard it too.
'Agent Orange' crop chemicals challenged by coalition of US farmers and food companies (NaturalNews) It is getting down to the wire for the potential deregulation of the toxic herbicide 2,4-D, aka "Agent Orange," and its associated crops, and food freedom advocates everywhere are turning up the heat on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to stop this from happening. A grassroots coalition of farmers, food companies, and concerned individuals known as Save Our Crops has filed a petition with the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the EPA requesting that they conduct a proper environmental impact statement of the herbicides 2,4-D, which is produced by Dow AgroScience, and dicamba, which is produced by Monsanto Co., before even thinking about deregulating them. The two chemicals are set to be released in response to the growing problem of pesticide- and herbicide-resistant "superweeds," which are increasingly plaguing conventional crop fields. Sources for this article include:
Color Wheel of Fruits and Vegetables By Darrell Miller - 2008-01-12 The majority of people know that eating five servings of fruits and vegetables a day is very important. By eating fruits and vegetables of a variety of different colors, one can get the best all-around health benefits. Each different color fruit and vegetables contains unique health components that are essential to our health. Fruits and vegetables are very important to our health because they are whole foods, created by nature, that are rich in a large amount of nutrients. Eating plenty of healthy vegetables and fruits helps prevent heart disease and strokes, diverticulitis, control your blood pressure, prevent some types of cancers, and guards against cataract and macular degeneration or vision loss. Red Fruits and Vegetables Contain nutrients such as lycopene, ellagic acid, Quercetin, and Hesperidin, to name a few. Orange and Yellow fruits and vegetables Contain beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, flavonoids, lycopene, potassium, and vitamin C. Discuss this Document
Chemtrails in California - Chemtrails Spraying in California - Stop Chemtrail Spraying in California California, Report Chemtrails in California Organic—or Not? Is Organic Produce Healthier Than Conventional? A. There are at least two good arguments for eating organic: fewer pesticides and more nutrients. Let’s start with pesticides. Pesticides can be absorbed into fruits and vegetables, and leave trace residues. The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, pored over the results of nearly 51,000 USDA and FDA tests for pesticides on 44 popular produce items and identified the types of fruits and vegetables that were most likely to have higher trace amounts. Most people have no problems eating conventionally grown produce but if you feel strongly about pesticide residues, the EWG’s list below should help you shop. As for nutrients, in 2007 a study out of Newcastle University in the United Kingdom reported that organic produce boasted up to 40 percent higher levels of some nutrients (including vitamin C, zinc and iron) than its conventional counterparts. Bottom line: “Eating more fresh fruits and vegetables in general is the point,” says Mitchell.
Combat Aging By David Levine, Health Writer Everyone loses muscle strength as they get older, and that’s a normal part of aging… right? Well, yes and no. Let me explain. No matter how old you are, your muscle tissue–like all other tissues–continuously breaks down. When you’re young, that rebuilding comes naturally with the general activity of life, and it’s enhanced, of course, with exercise. So they don’t do what’s necessary to rebuild the muscle tissue they are losing. Over time, they lose so much muscle mass they have trouble even with everyday activities like climbing stairs, opening jars and carrying bags of groceries. Click here to learn how to keep building muscle as you age. Related posts: 7 Worst Foods that Cause Aging & 7 Most Powerful Anti-Aging Tips Do you want to get old fast?
Raw-food revolution: beyond carrot sticks | Health If the thought of a raw-food diet conjures up images of bland greens and handfuls of nuts and seeds, then it may be time to re-imagine the possibilities of raw food. "Not many people can envision the raw-food diet; they think of apples or raw meat," said Monika Kinsman, founder and CEO of Thrive, a vegetarian restaurant in Seattle that aims to make raw food accessible. Raw-vegan-food diets are based on the belief that plant food in its natural state contains the most nutrition for human bodies. Raw-food proponents believe that cooking with temperatures higher than 118 degrees breaks down food enzymes, which are essential for digestion. "The whole idea of raw food implies giving up flavor, which is the biggest misconception," said Larisa Goldin, who eats meat about twice a week and is a Thrive customer. For Goldin, integrating largely raw meals into her diet, reducing sugar intake and eating less meat contributed to 20 pounds of weight loss.
The Full List: 45 Fruits and Veggies | EWG's 2012 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce™ EWG analyzed pesticide residue testing data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration to come up with rankings for these popular fresh produce items. All 48 foods are listed below from worst to best (lower numbers = more pesticides) Note: EWG analyzed pesticide tests of 48 popular produce items. Apples Peaches Nectarines Strawberries Grapes Celery Spinach Sweet bell peppers Cucumbers Cherry tomatoes Snap peas - imported Potatoes Hot peppers + Blueberries - domestic Lettuce Kale / collard greens + Cherries Plums Pears Green beans Raspberries Winter squash Tangerines Blueberries - imported Carrots Summer squash* Broccoli Snap peas - domestic Green onions Bananas Oranges Tomatoes Watermelon Honeydew melon Mushrooms Sweet potatoes Cauliflower Cantaloupe Grapefruit Eggplant Kiwi Papayas* Mangos Asparagus Onions Sweet peas frozen Cabbage Pineapples Sweet Corn* Avocados * A small amount of sweet corn, papaya and summer squash sold in the United States is produced from GE seedstock.