Food Freedom Friday Edition 187 - Get Salty

The notion that a low salt diet is the preferred options began was founded on flawed science about 200 years ago. Doctors knew then that the body required salt to maintain blood pressure balance and falsely assumed that too consuming much salt contributed to high blood pressure and heart disease. This resulted in huge (unsuccessful) government campaigns to get people to eat less salt.

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Michal Ofer
Food Freedom Friday Edition 186 - Grains - A Review

Although not part of a true whole foods, low carbohydrate lifestyle, including a small amount of safe starches in your diet may work for you and your lifestyle (and can help with transitions and social situations). As a healthy individual, including certain whole, gluten-free grains and pseudo grains as part of your diet and lifestyle is personal decision.

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Michal Ofer
Food Freedom Friday Edition 185 - What Are You Craving?

The human body is more aware of its conditions than what the brain is able to convey resulting in misunderstanding what cravings actually refer to. Common food cravings are associated with a nutrient deficiency guised as the brownie which feeds the need for a temporary and immediate mood regulator but not the innate health or nutritional concern at hand.

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Michal Ofer
Food Freedom Friday Edition 183 - Meat On A Budget

The Paleo diet (no matter your interpretation – low carb or not) places a huge emphasis on the quality of the food you are eating – hoe it was raised or grown is important for optimal health and the health of the planet. When it comes to choosing Paleo proteins, grass-fed and pastured meats cost more than their conventional counterparts. That’s just the way it is. There is hope that as the demand for grass-fed meats continues to grow the prices will continue to come down. In the meantime, however, fitting ethically raised proteins into both your diets and your budget may require a little forethought and creativity.

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Michal Ofer
Food Freedom Friday Edition 181 - Reducing Toxins

You are constantly being bombarded with toxins: some that mimic your hormones, which can lead to hormone-related diseases, some that impact cognitive function, which can lead to memory loss and some that cause inflammation and oxidative stress, which can curse you with fatigue, excess belly fat, wrinkles, pain, and so much more!

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Michal Ofer
Food Freedom Friday Edition 173 - Missing Nutrients

Things have changed so much during my lifetime and now, even organic growers are often encouraged to make do with hybrid seeds, so most commercially available organic produce is not of the heirloom variety. That is, it’s not exactly the same type of fruit or vegetable grown prior to the 1950s, the benchmark for the decline in nutritional value.

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Michal Ofer