Food Freedom Friday Edition 199 - Eat Meat

Homo Sapiens have evolved as the most successful species on the planet, with the most complex brains, on an omnivore diet. The fertility and pregnancy foods in all traditional societies both past and present are of animal origin – including milk for the Masai in Kenya, grass fed butter for the Swiss, and fish eggs sought by Peruvian tribes. Anthropologists have yet to identify a human society that has survived living on plant foods alone, even vegan groups have been found to seek out and feed animal products to their women before marriage or during pregnancy.

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Michal Ofer
Food Freedom Friday Edition 198 - Number 2

Regular bowel movements and adequate elimination are key indicators of a properly functioning digestive system. However, almost 20% of the North Americans (around 63 million people), suffer from constipation. This results in annual medical costs of approximately $235 million.

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Michal Ofer
Food Freedom Ecition 195 - Women & Keto

From menstrual irregularities to excess weight gain, it can seem like keto is messing with female hormones. However, much of it depends on your health and eating patterns. There are ways to troubleshoot the ketogenic diet for women so they can safely reap all the benefits.

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Michal Ofer
Food Freedom Friday Edition 193 - Managing Insulin Resistance

An increasing number of people are dealing with insulin resistance. Insulin is important for a cell’s ability to absorb and use glucose for energy. Insulin resistance occurs due to an inability to respond to and use insulin. Insulin resistance can lead to prediabetes, diabetes, inflammation, and many serious health problems. Through appropriate dietary and lifestyle changes, insulin resistance can be reversed  and insulin sensitivity improves naturally.

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Michal Ofer
Food Freedom Friday Edition 192 - Optimizing Your Keto

Healthy lifestyle strategies play a very important role in helping you achieve and maintain your ketogenic goals.  Adjusting your nutrition and lifestyle habits and activities can create an enormous difference between finding yourself in a state of fat adaptation where you have sustainable energy and mental clarity or a state of sugar burning where you feel sluggish, and find yourself with rampant brain fog and carbohydrate cravings.

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Michal Ofer
Food Freedom Friday 191 - Clean Up Your Kitchen

Although you may not put as much thought into the items you use to prepare your meals, store our leftovers and clean up, those pots, pans, storage containers and disinfectants could be undermining your best efforts by potentially increasing the amount of toxins you consume, causing adverse effects on your health and the environment.

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Michal Ofer
Food Freedom Friday Edition 189 - Fat Burning Hormones

It may please you to learn there are specific fat burning hormones that you have the power to trigger and upregulate without having to spend. countless hours in the gym or (barely) subsisting on baked chicken breast and steamed broccoli. Particular hormones trigger your body to break down stored fat into free fatty acids (lipolysis) and promote the use of these fatty acids in the energy making process.

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Michal Ofer
Food Freedom Friday Edition 188 - Bacteria - The Good Guys

Not all of us walk around aware that there is a living, thriving, non-human colony of organisms that resides in our digestive tract. Your large intestine is home to approximately 4 pounds of beneficial bacteria, collectively known as the microbiome. This microbiome consists of thousands of different strains of bacteria, totaling up at around one hundred trillion cells.

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Michal Ofer
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