What fats or oils are good for me (or not)?

Here is yet more excellent information about dietary fats and oils that will help in determining what’s best for your body and your growing child’s body. I’m taking this data from the Nourishing Traditions cookbook by Sally Fallon with Mary G. Enig, Ph.D.

For definitions of the various fats (saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated) and their effects upon your body, see my article, Saturated Fats versus partially hydrogenated vegetable oils and trans fats.

Butter versus margarine – are they good for you?

Is butter good for you? Now, at least for me, that’s become a good question to ask. But, in order to answer that question, we have to have something to compare butter with. Let’s compare butter versus margarine.

Again, I studied from the Nourishing Traditions cookbook by Sally Fallon with Mary G. Enig, Ph.D.

What is butter?

One churns (stirs or agitates) milk or cream long enough and you come up with butter. Butter comes from cows’ milk usually, and machines are used to churn the milk or cream until it turns to butter. Assuming the butter is organic, that’s it. No further “ingredients” to make it last longer on the shelf. Or some ingredient used for coloring to make it look yellow.

Saturated Fats versus partially hydrogenated vegetable oils and trans fats

Are we playing a game of chance with the oils we consume? And if so, which oils?

I’ve been studying about fats in a cookbook called Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon with Mary G. Enig, Ph.D. There are different kinds of fats, and the book discusses whether or not saturated fats are good for you.

Saturated fat

Saturated fat is a fat that is naturally full up with hydrogen atoms such that it’s stable for the body to consume [more at Answers.com]. Bear with me on this hydrogen thing.

Saturated fat most often comes from animals and is solid at room temperature. Examples of saturated fat would be fat from a Spencer stake, ground beef, chicken, turkey or bacon, butter — and tropical oils, like coconut oil.

Healthy ice cream versus conventional ice cream

I’ve been going on and on about making organic ice cream and my wife found a section in a recent purchase of a cookbook that gives what I feel is important data to all you ice cream lovers. I would like you to compare our method of making ice cream in about 45 minutes, to the mass production of “ice cream” by the various manufacturers. Check out those ingredient lists!

My wife recently purchased this cookbook so that I could learn more about how to cook better or to cook different things and vary our diet. I can definitely see her viewpoint. Our diet is going to be as diverse as possible and as organic as possible.

What is mercury poisoning?

It’s hard for me to believe that someone would decide for me that mercury in silver fillings are okay … well, here we have that authoritarian “we don’t think it will harm you” adjudication again. But they’re apparently not addressing the issue of mercury poisoning.

Mercury is highly toxic, poisonous and inimical to our bodies. When I had all the silver/mercury tooth fillings taken out, I had an upsurge of energy. My ears stopped ringing. I did better physically. So don’t tell me that small amounts of poison won’t adversely affect me.

How to make organic ice cream

I’d wondered (before we got our ice cream maker) just how to make organic ice cream. Given that you have a method of making ice cream — that is, turning ingredients into ice cream — it’s not difficult at all. The main issue is getting the organic ingredients.

We’ve been using organic ingredients to make our ice cream — which includes agave as a sweetener (see my article entitled Organic Agave: the honey substitute). I have to say that it’s just delicious. Of course, you could use honey instead or –gasp!– sugar; it’s your choice and we’re not here to dictate what anyone can eat. I will say that, if you use agave, you won’t feel the need for sugar.

Why Eat Organic Food?

The question “Why eat organic food?” is a good one. The main reason, in broad terms, is to foster in the body what we call homeostatic “intelligence” — where “homeostasis” is that state where every vital biological process within a living organism is functioning to create a state of perfectly balanced wellness.

Simply put, organic foods work more efficiently toward restoring and maintaining balance and homeostasis in people who consume them rather than foods that are fed chemicals and harvested from the resulting barren soil.

Virtual Currency Explained For You

Bitcoin is a decentralized currency. It is not controlled by a single government authority like the other currencies are. It has been appreciating in value from the time it was invented and this is virtual money that can be used online for every kind of financial deals. These are some of the facts about Bitcoin and other similar digital currencies that attract people to the trading platforms.

How are these mined and controlled?

The most important thing about this money is that every record of mining and transactions is kept online through meticulously kept accounts. The entire process is safe and secure and no one can enter a blockchain without permission in the form of a key. The networks that span the world can validate every transaction immediately.  These are created with the blocks that are time bound – so roughly every ten minutes a new block is created. The blocks together form the block-chain. The network is controlled through the individual centers called the nodes. So we can say that the nodes control the blocks- and that is the foundation of currencies like Bitcoin.

Trading systems are good and trustworthy

We can make some virtual currency through trading systems – like the trustworthy robot called the Bitcoin Loophole. Read this page for Bitcoin Loophole program and its benefits. However, the more technically advanced people try to go the mining way. This is the service to keep the records on the network in real time. Miners are the people who control the blockchains and their efforts help to maintain the records consistently. The sender and recipients connect the blocks to the others through nodes.

Completely safe

Each transaction is validated and copied in the ledger as in any financial service anywhere in the world. The difference here is that the ledger here is distributed across different nodes and each node has a record of the transaction. The transactions are verified and validated and no one can access the information. This makes these currencies more secure than anything else in the world. Each transaction or the block is controlled by everyone in the blockchain. The peer to peer network helps in a decentralized control and that is a great feature of this system. One part may be controlled by someone in Africa and another one in South East Asia. This is the real global currency and the industry has grown due to the amazing pace of increase in the value in these coins. You can start trading with this amazing robot or use the more complex mining process, but you must have a digital wallet.