There are so many juicy things to talk about this week, I tried not to ramble on and on too much, but youza guys, there's a lot going on out there. The Real Food Movement is MOVING, and I'm loving it! If you're reading this then that means you must already be a Real Food weirdo like me, or well on your way to being one soon, so you're loving all this too, I'll bet. 🙂
- If you have been following the British chef Jamie Oliver, then you’ll want to visit this Slow Food site and take action to help give kids the school food they deserve. Haven’t the first two shows been AWESOME? (Here's a link to the 2nd Jamie Oliver show.) Can you believe the lunch lady who was appalled that he wanted the kids to use silverware? Obviously I wish he’d talk more about healthy fats instead of jumping on the dump truck load of “disgusting saturated fat” as he called it (how sad that he doesn't know better), but besides that, WOW is this some good stuff. And like Kent says, he doesn’t cook low-fat on his shows so I doubt he’s over on the dark side. And I also just saw him on a YouTube video talking about making a pork roast from a “beautiful outdoor reared pig.” Yay! I also heard that his ratings were through the roof! I can’t wait to hear what all of you think about this. 🙂
- Do you want to hear about the POWER of Real Food? I just got an AMAZING email from a reader friend, Jeannine. Read her comment at this New Year’s Day post, and see what a DIFFERENCE Real Food can make!!!
- If you already read the post on Jimmy Moore's weight issues last week, you may want to check back for the comments which are really making me think. As a matter of fact, after comments from Matt Stone, I shot off an email to a trusted low-carber…I'll keep you posted.
- Coming tomorrow: next up in Kitchen Stewardship’s Clean Out the Junk series (see my recent post for more info) is Amy @ Simply Sugar and Gluten Free talking about gluten of course! 🙂 I’ll be linking to my post about gluten sensitivities and some gluten-free recipes. By the way, for all my local readers (around Grand Rapids, MI): my friend, Deb, is opening her gluten-free store soon. It’s called, “Saffrons – A Gluten Free Marketplace” and it’s on Plainfield, across from Lowes. Grand Opening is May 1st at noon.
- As I said in last week’s tweet: I am BEYOND excited about what's in the plans for our downtown area: a Grand Rapids year-round Urban Market!
- I’m not sure how many new readers may not have seen my post on breast cancer, but here it is if you missed it: Hormone Replacement and Breast Cancer Risks. Be sure to read the comments because there’s a lot more helpful info to be found there. Now see what you think about this recent news article on the controversy over breast cancer screening. After I wrote that post last year I got a mammogram, but it was a TOUGH decision for me. I just got a card in the mail and now they want me to have another one – yearly after you’re 40. Yeah right. Nope.
- Did you see the New York Times article on raw milk?
- This excerpt from an article about a new study on High Fructose Corn Syrup cracked me up: “Audrae Erickson, president of the Corn Refiners Association, characterizes the study as an example of “efforts to disparage high-fructose corn syrup and perhaps drive it out of the marketplace.” Ya THINK? Of COURSE we want it out of the marketplace!!!
- Anybody want a crash course in Weston A. Price? Jenny just wrote that great post about him. I wrote one a long time ago: “Who is Weston A. Price?”
- Read Dan’s take on Health Care Reform, very well-written I’d say.
- Dan had another great post this week with a recap of the Healing Miracles conference he went to. Perhaps because three people in my family have Type II Diabetes, this quote especially caught my eye:
“Julian Whitaker has been healing patients through nutrition for over 30 years now and the message he brought to the conference was that curing the prevailing type two diabetes is a simple thing; you have to do SOMETHING with the patient's weight. In most cases when a patient uses pharmaceutical solutions to treat their disease, weight gain is inevitable. People have an average weight gain of 20-40 pounds when on insulin. Considering this and the fact that DEATH is another side-effect of these drugs, it's insane to consider this. Using natural, simple answers such as fasting and proper nutrition with real food, patients can cure themselves.”
11. I'm putting this one way at the bottom because by now only my most faithful reader friends will still be here reading and I know you won't mind how far off topic this is: have you seen “The Blind Side“? I JUST finished it and it was such a beautiful story I just had to tell someone and see if you guys loved it, too. (#1 in Amazon DVD sales right now!)