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Breakfast of Champions

Breakfast of Champions: Ever wonder what to have for breakfast when you can’t have gluten, sugar, nuts or milk products? Try this Sautéed Veggies – onion, bell pepper, collards. Rainbow of veggies for vitamins and minerals. Sweet Potato Disks – baked and then lightly fried. A little carbs to start the day. Scrambled Eggs – 3 eggs for a nice 21 g of protein. All in Cold Pressed Olive Oil – Healthy fats for long lasting energy. Advertisements

Fermentation Workshops in your home

Introducing a selection of short workshops to learn how to create delicious, gut friendly fermented foods and beverages in your own kitchen. Do it with your whole family or invite a group of friends to explore the joy of fermentation with you. Water Kefir and Beet Kvass: Delicious fermented beverages can be made completely dairy free to provide a wide spectrum of probiotics and healthy gut bacteria. Immune Boosting Herbal Sauerkraut: Organic Cabbage, root vegetables, berries and herbs are transformed into a delightful, tangy healing treat through the power of salt and time. Hands on, simple, step by step instructions, handouts and samples. Most kitchens will accommodate 3-6 participants.  

What’s the big deal about eating Organic?

I have been eating organically grown food for most of my life. In the 80’s Austria was the first country to have organic certification and since my parents were interested in eating natural food they quickly sought out the little health food stores, Bioladen, in Vienna. When I moved to Portland for college I became a member at People’s Food Coop. By volunteering a few hours a month there I received a hearty discount and have always done most of my grocery shopping there since. I never thought about how much more expensive organic food is. It was real food and it just costs as much as it does. But for many people buying organic is on the other side of the big hurdle called “too expensive” So why buy organic? Because it is better for your body and the environment. Here are a few quotes from Joshua Rosenthal’s book Integrative Nutrition: Feed your Hunger for Health and Happiness: Fresh, organic produce contains more vitamins, minerals, enzymes and other micronutrients than intensively farmed produce. According …

Food Journal, 6.23

6:30 up, a little groggy after 8 hours 7:00 1 cup salmon broth, good BM 7:15 2 scrambled eggs and asparagus hash (made 3 but didn’t want to eat too much before exercising) 8:00 Bootcamp: hard core cardio today 1 bottle of water down 10:00 last egg and hash, 2 cups green smoothie, 1 cup broth, 4 oz almonds and pistachio 1:30 Lunch: salad with salmon, avocado, nori, jicama, olives. Feeling a little more hungry, perhaps nervous in a room full of people. So I ate 1/2 a fig and mesquite sweetened, dark chocolate bar Righteously Raw 90% Cacao Gogji Bar super good and low sugar. Wonder how it will effect me. Also 1/2 tiny apple. 3:30 I have some smelly gas and a bit of a headache. Was it the chocolate and dried fruit or the candied bacon from last night? I’m pretty sure that it’s the sugar.

Listening to my gut

I’m not going to tell anyone how to eat, unless they ask my advice, of course.  But I finally told myself and am following my own advice. I got to the point where my aching joints, delayed bowel movements, frequent gas and dry skin just got to be too much for me. So I eliminated sugar, gluten, legumes and most grains from my diet a week ago. I know those are the foods I’ve struggled to digest in the past. And wow, do I feel better. The joint inflammation and pain is almost totally gone. My bowel movements are softening and totally unexpectedly I feel warm, even when it was 57 deg in my home. I’m excited and inspired. Have been browsing some paleo blogs for recipes and checking out the Gaps diet for extra ideas such as drinking bone broth with my meals. On some intellectual, moral, spiritual and environmental levels I think being vegetarian would be better. But my gut doesn’t seem to think so at all and that’s who I’ll be living …