NuVal® Scores – Believable?

You make the choice. I did. I went with the simple truth product. I really feel this NuVal System is a crock. I am a believer in using and needing saturated fats, not using a lot of sugar, tying to limit my carbs, eating meat, so I already know I will not agree with this system. It is supposedly not driven by any influence by food manufacturers, but when you look at scores of comparable products, there are differences in the nutritional scores for the same ingredients. (Some exceptions) Or coconut – husked which is a wonder food despite the evil reputation given it by the low fat crowd is given a score of 24 while iceberg lettuce gets 94!! . . . → Read More: NuVal® Scores – Believable?

Forget the Bologna, Eat More Plants!

Bologna, like most processed foods, tends to do more harm than good. . . . → Read More: Forget the Bologna, Eat More Plants!

Enhance Your Coffee

My friend David started to do something strange to his coffee. He loads it up with a bunch of grass-fed butter and coconut oil, almond oil, and maybe some cinnamon and cayenne pepper, then blends it up until it’s all incorporated. He said it was amazing. I like my coffee strong and black. I feel . . . → Read More: Enhance Your Coffee

6 Medical Myths

For my post this week, I wanted to share a little from a post I read that was posted on Facebook.  I had inadvertently misplaced the website that I wanted to review, so I Googled the words “ 6 medical myths” and found there are many medical myths that are myths and myths that doctors . . . → Read More: 6 Medical Myths

Interesterified Fat, the new Trans Fat?

When the public realized that trans fat was causing us to have higher levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) and lower levels of good cholesterol (HDL), the processed food industry’s response was to “create” a new shelf stable fat, interesterified fat. Problem is, this fat is worse. . . . → Read More: Interesterified Fat, the new Trans Fat?

Grape Seed Extract and Oil

I have written about the wonderful coconut oil.  Now I am writing about grape seed oil.  I have begun to use grape seed oil to replace vegetable oil in any recipe that calls for it.  We use olive oil, but at times we would rather use grape seed oil.  We have not tried the grape . . . → Read More: Grape Seed Extract and Oil

Eat Important Fats!

Last time I wrote, I ranted about the very misleading information given by the USDA dietary guidelines about fats.

In The 6-Week Cure for the Middle-Aged Middle by Doctors Michael and Mary Eades, they encourage us to make important fats a regular part of a healthy diet. Why?  Doesn’t the USDA say no fats?  The . . . → Read More: Eat Important Fats!

Marilyn’s Big Fat Rant

We are given very mixed messages about fats these days.  The USDA, commercials and many others tell us we must avoid saturated fats—they say they are very bad for us. They recommend if we use oils we should use margarine, that says no Trans fat—but has no nutritional value—has been made with chemicals—never goes bad.  . . . → Read More: Marilyn’s Big Fat Rant

What Kind of Fat

There are four types of Fat: saturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated and the dreaded trans fat. I am going to give a simple definition of all of these. . . . → Read More: What Kind of Fat

Revisiting the Coconut

The coconut is becoming more popular again.  People are finding that it is good for you!  I am amazed that you can find three or four different brands and refinements!  When I first posted in September, 2010 it was hard to find two brands.  You can also find many different varieties of water and different . . . → Read More: Revisiting the Coconut