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Iodine: The Wellness Secret

Everyone knows that vitamins and minerals are essential for a healthy body. However, most people don’t know that some of these nutrients are much harder to obtain than others. Iodine is depleted in soils, and therefore it is hard to obtain from diet. Iodine and thyroid function Iodine is commonly thought of as essential for…

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Saturated Vs Polyunsaturated Fats: How Health Consensus Was Reached

The history of animal fats and so-called ‘vegetable oils’ is one guided by passionate scientists, industry financing, and powerful institutions. Testing the theory In the 1950s, biologist Ancel Keys created the ‘diet-heart hypothesis’, the theory that saturated fat consumption causes heart disease. A prolific researcher, Keys was always careful to state that his epidemiological studies only showed an…

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The Origin of The Low-Fat Diet

The history of the low-fat diet recommendations is rich with interesting characters, powerful institutions and twisted studies. A funding explosion In the 1940s, the American Heart Association (AHA) went from a small unfunded group, to an extremely well funded one, when Procter and Gamble (P&G) awarded them a million dollar prize, the equivalent of $17 million…

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How Ancel Keys Created The Diet-Heart Hypothesis

The idea that saturated fat is unhealthy is assumed to be common sense, but this theory has only been in existence since the 1950s, when biologist Ancel Keys created it. Built on fear Americans were terrified of heart disease, a scary new killer suddenly taking men in their prime. The theory at the time was…

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The People Who Thrived On Meat Only Diets

The Inuit of the Arctic A Harvard trained anthropologist, Vilhjalmur Stefansson, was the first to study the Inuit, eating their diet while he did so. They survived on almost exclusively caribou, salmon and eggs, about 70–80% fat. The Inuit prized the fattiest parts, throwing lean meat to the dogs. He saw no signs of disease,…

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How to know what plants are safe to eat without a list

If you have been researching paleo and animal-based nutrition, you have probably heard that some plant foods are healthier than others. If you want to know how to choose which plants to eat without memorizing or referencing a list, read on! Overview Plants have evolved to defend themselves in a variety of ways. Their defences…

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Recreational drugs: Addiction, Socialisation & Spirituality

An epidemic of mental and physical suffering A large majority of people today are trapped in a hopeless spiral of disease and suffering, to varying degrees. Humans are not very good at accepting suffering, so they usually want to make it stop. The first choice will always be what is easily obtained and socially acceptable.…

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Human Nutrition Basics

Are you looking to understand what our bodies need to survive at a basic level? Then this is the article for you! Overview Our body needs fuel to make energy, and materials to repair and build. Our body uses both fats and carbohydrates for energy. Our body uses protein to repair and build new cells…

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Why doctors fail to heal with prescription medications

Medications are not well understood Modern medications are still commonly derived from natural sources, as it is usually cheaper than synthesising from scratch. Opioid medications are still produced from poppy seeds, blood pressure medication from a species of milkweed, and laxatives from senna. Some medicines have been developed through building on thousands of years of…

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Is tallow an unhealthy saturated fat?

What is tallow? Tallow is a natural animal fat obtained from beef or mutton fat. The fat is rendered (purified by heating and removing impurities) then cooled to form a white fat that is solid at room temperature. Tallow is a stable fat which can be stored without refrigeration for extended periods, as long as…

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What does curing disease mean?

I proclaim to have healed my own chronic illnesses, and I believe that others can do the same. What do I mean by this? How do we know if we have healed or cured disease? How does it happen? Curing disease means that symptoms of illness are no longer present. This means that if you…

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