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my enchanted brussel sprout forest and the China Study

Sunday, April 14, 2013

I just finished the book China Study today and then went to the market to shop for greens. I made collard greens with a teensy bit of bacon, onions and mushrooms with apple cider vinegar , a jersey white sweet potato, and the coup de grace (dun, dun dah)...
was an oven roasted terrine of whole garlic cloves and fresh brussel sprouts over which I poured a scant tahini tamari glaze dusted with crushed walnuts. I cooked the garlic and bs in a covered stoneware crock at 350 so that the bottoms were caramelized. The garlic sweetened and mellowed. No salt needed.

Oh heavens, my house smells like winter with all the comforting foods. I may not be ready to give up meat, as the China study suggest, and avoid all dairy, but I can greatly increase the proportion of calories fro veggies. Tahini is butter (of sorts) from sesame seeds. Lots of cals, so only in minimation. I would like to suggest that as a new word.

I have a little knee grinding so I know my spine is off, but feet feel good, neck is loose.

BTW these are the golden nuggets from China Study

principle #1
the chemicals we eat from foods are engaged in a series of reactions that work in conert to produce good health

principle #2
vitamins are not a panacea for good health

principle #3
There are no nutrtients from animal sources that are not better provided by plants
in 500 cals of energy...no chol. less fat
more beta carotene folate and fiber vitamin E iron magnesium calcium

principle #4
genes do not determine disease on their own. genes are activated or expressed nutrition plays a critical role in determining which genes (good and bad) are expressed

principle #5
nutrition can substantially control the adverse effects of noxious chemicals

principle #6
some nutrition prevents disease in its early sates or halt/reverse after diagnosis

principle #7
nutrition beneficial for one chronic disease will support health across the board

principle #8
good nutrition creates health in all areas of our existence . all parts are interconnected.
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  • 68ANNE
    Principle four struck me!
    1894 days ago
    Thank you for the information.
    1895 days ago
    I have been pretty much meatless for many years. I do eat fish and dairy. I recently gave up white foods: white potatoes, white sugar, white bread, etc. I have lost about 6 pounds and I feel a lot better.
    1897 days ago
  • STHAX10
    I agree with these principles! I just cannot give up meat and dairy. I don't over eat meat or dairy, and I incorporate other sources of protein in my diet, such as beans, lentils, etc. I love collard greens, actually ANY greens. People think I am crazy!!! lol

    Have a great day!!!! emoticon
    1897 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    The problem with to many carbs is Insulin spikes. I've learned so much from reading Richard Bernstein MD's "The Diabetes Solution." He explains why we get fat and why 95% of people regain what they lose. Our processed foods have to much sugar/starch and flavor enhancers that make us crave more.
    1897 days ago
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