“Death, White & Sweet”, or, “I Thought the Hippies Were Nuts”

by Ravi

It’s 1975 and I’m in North Country Coop on the West Bank in Minneapolis – a naive pre-med student at UofM. Coop’s were pretty “seedy” back then – roughly tossed together and staffed by the real political anti-establishment animals – called hippies.

“Yea, man – that stuff is WHITE DEATH” barked the bearded, ever-so-slightly odorous coop worker in his soiled white apron chatting energetically with another shopper. “People just don’t know – white sugar is government trying to dumb us down and manipulate us – just feed ’em, White Death and you’ve got control!”

“Sheesh,” I though to myself, “what a wacko.”  I bought an odd-looking, lumpy  cookie, trotted out of the store and took a big bite.  “Plaaaaa!” I exclaimed, spitting it out on the sidewalk, the taste being what I imagined a mouthful of peat moss and gravel would offer. Sugar was definitely verboten in that hippi-hollow.

our best picks for healthy, useful sweeteners click here, you sweeet thang…

Paleo-Plus Dental Healing & Health Diet Recommendations

Great set of choppers... for a pig

We here at DaiaSolgaia have had a great success with a dental problem in our community.  Now 3 year old child Lola (not pictured 😉 ) has healed her dental caries and stopped further cavities and we want to share our process and the products we used to succeed with you.

If you landed here on this page without reading our 2 posts about our experience and the research behind them, here they are:

click here for our experience and recommendations

The “Teeth-Rotting Diet” – It’s What’s For YOUR Lunch

or:

To Hell With Bastardly Dentists:

Dental Healing with Paleo/Primal Diet Plus

by Ravi

Many of us are conceptually incarcerated by decades of  indoctrination to modern dentistry’s revival-tent calls to sit in the dentist chair and “be healed” (and forfeit big bucks doing so).  Dental “care”, dental products and dentifrices are a huge, 100’s of millions of dollars a year business. We’ve been led to believe – like in so many other areas of our lives, that we need holy professionals, in this case the “dental care priests” to pray over us with their high-speed drills in order to keep our teeth past childhood.

It seems inconceivable to learn that, in fact,

our teeth CAN HEAL THEMSELVES!

learn how to NEVER sit in a dentist chair again – and still have great teeth!

Wheat We Won’t Eat – and Why…

Our family had been on the fence about wheat and grains for quite some time.  Bread was always enjoyed and was also super-convenient (tough to eat a tuna salad sandwich without the bread…;-) ).

But the “staff of life” has quite some problems that are increasingly coming to light with new observational studies, new controlled studies and finally – the analysis of many learned and accomplished doctors and science professionals,  and NOT just for those with diagnosed celiac disorder. 

read more about the nasties in wheat here

Wheat We Won’t Eat – and Why…

Our family had been on the fence about wheat and grains form quite some time.  Bread was always enjoyed and was also super-convenient (tough to eat a tuna salad sandwich without the bread…;-) ).

But the “staff of life” has quite some problems that are increasingly coming to light with new observational studies, new controlled studies and finally – the analysis of many learned and accomplished doctors and science professionals,  and NOT just for those with diagnosed celiac disorder.  In fact, wheat and grains may just be unsuitable for almost everyone. I think this article (The Dark Side Of Wheat) was the beginning of the end of eating wheat for us – the one that knocked us off the fence.

Quite a perplexing problem for the world, however, if the evidence starts stacking up against wheat as a “healthy” hi-carb food stuff – various estimates place the worldwide caloric consumption of wheat at more than 50%!  That means over 50% of the dietary caloric needs of people worldwide are at risk here – not to mention the very livelihood and survival of huge numbers of farmers and industries that sell wheat and wheat products.

Our current decision was based on the following list of evidences that we have uncovered in our research over the last couple of years – I’ll try to keep it simple (for both you and me!)

read about the nasties in wheat here

Healing Tooth Decay: Cod Liver Oil/Butter, Xylitol, Spry Gel & Tooth Powder

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Tooth Decay in 2 year old? But we eat so healthy! ….. or do we?

About one year ago I was shocked to find tooth decay on the front teeth of my daughter. We did not realized how soft tooth enamel is in little children baby teeth and how quickly it can be destroyed. Our research online showed us that other parents have successfully stopped tooth decay in their children’s teeth by radically changing their diet. We were puzzled – what could we do better? Yes, tell me what you did!

Primal/Paleo Diet as a Platform for Modern Nutrition Part #1

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Greetings – Ravi here posting today about our current “take” on the primal/paleo diet that we’re using as the base for building our family and small community’s nutrition.

My first comment will lose the idealistic zealots of the vegetarian/vegan crowd I’m sure – so here goes:

We evolved eating meat. Some intelligent doctors and researchers think we evolved because we ate meat. More research shows that hunter-gatherers ate meat in exclusion to any other food as long as meat was available (and ate plants to survive when it was not). All life on this planet thrives on the death of other life – plant or animal – who are we to deny the value of ANY life over another? (or, “that salad is screaming all the way down to your stomach”... I was so impressed at 15 when I read the now-classic  “The Secret Life of Plants” – still worth the read). Read more of this post

Primal/Paleo Diet as a Platform for Modern Nutrition

If you like our blog, please send it to your friends and sign up for new posts!Part #1 –   Meat is Murder?  or

My first comment will lose the idealistic zealots of the vegetarian/vegan crowd I’m sure – so here goes:

We evolved eating meat. Some intelligent doctors and researchers think we evolved because we ate meat. More research shows that hunter-gatherers ate meat in exclusion to any other food as long as meat was available (and ate plants to survive when it was not). All life on this planet thrives on the death of other life – plant or animal – who are we to deny the value of ANY life over another? (or, “that salad is screaming all the way down to your stomach”... I was so impressed at 15 when I read the now-classic  “The Secret Life of Plants” – still worth the read). Read more of this post