The Great Gluten-Free Goof-Game – Are you Playing It?

by Ravi

MMMMMMM, Those delicious almond flour/rice flour pancakes for breakfast today were super! And the gluten-free honey bread sandwiches for lunch? Killer, Mom!  You’ve got the recipe down on that one! And these crispy gluten-free rolls with dinner – YUM!

Sound familiar? Well – you’re playin’

The Great Gluten-Free Goof Game!

Learn All Bout the GOOF GAME click here

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Get Stupid & Get Cancer in Convenient, BPA-lined-Hormone-Disrupting Can

by Ravi

If you have not tossed the cola/soda yet – then this post is my effort to get you to do so and do so NOW.

FIRST, we have the study:

“Brain functional magnetic resonance imaging response to glucose and fructose infusions in human.”

published in the journal:

Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, Volume 13, Issue 3, pages 229–234, March 2011

which simply states that:

“In normal weight humans, cortical responses to infused glucose are opposite to those of fructose. Differential brain responses to these sugars and their metabolites may provide insight into the neurologic basis for dysregulation of food intake during high dietary fructose intake.”

more detail on how fructose is killing you as you sip your cola

“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!

Chilled Coconut Cranberry Crunch Treats with Xylitol

Chilled Coconut Cranberry Macadamia Crunch Treats

Sweet treats are not-so-easy for paleo diet followers – sugar was not very available to our evolutionary ancestors and eating too much – if any – sugar is recognized as not very healthy (refined sugar absolutely a no no) .  Xylitol has emerged as a pretty good compromise/substitute for the nasty white death sugar that we have unfortunately become used to. It also has the fortunate side benefit of NOT promoting – and even discouraging – dental caries. Finally (seems too good to be true…) xylitol does not spike insulin/blood sugar level as it is not digested until later, and more slowly, in the digestive track – so this treat is very kid friendly (no sugar-rush hyperactivity!)

find out how to make the yummy treat click here

“D” is for “DUMB” to take Vitamin D, More Paleo Heresy

By Ravi

I fell for it – did you?

Ahhhh , the “sunshine vitamin” – how could something with that name be anything less than bright and cheery? Your 1st hint would be that that marketing nickname was tagged on by big pharma.  Your 2nd hint would be that it is big pharma who manufacturers most of the synthetic D sold to consumers.

read the 3rd, 4th and 5th hints here and see how you scored…

PaleoHydration – Making Water a Tad More Tasty

by Ravi

Mark over at his “Daily Apple” just did a good awareness post on diet sodas, and although he does not come and outright vilify them, his good comments are food (drink?) for thought.

I, on the other hand, am happy to vilify any and all sweetened soda no matter what you use to sweeten it.

Seriously folks, this is one of the most amazingly profitable (and legal!) scams in all of modern marketing history. Take water (and not even good water), toss in some cheap sugar – or even cheaper highly-suspect pretend-sugar, add questionable chemicals to mimic a flavor – all at a total cost of probably less than a cent per can (the canning/bottling/shipping is the most expensive part of the package) and sell resulting pollution for 20 to 100 times it’s cost.  Advertise this liquid atrocity as “the cool drink to drink”, make sure it has some legal, at least mildly-addictive substance in it (too bad they could not still use cocaine, huh?) and literally become pushers of this nutritionally worthless and in fact, highly damaging fluid.  Use your ever-increasing huge profits to further push and addict group after group, generation after generation of people and voila! – you have one of the most amazingly profitable scams in all of modern marketing.

more on the sweet, calorie-free, all sweetener-free tasty water

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

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