We got all discussy this past week. Here are some links and food photos to whet your appetites!
Higher levels of PCBs in organic milk when compared to conventional milk.
Underground Wellness featured Dr. Tery Wahls.
Coffee’s effects on adipokines, liver function, triglycerides and LDL.
Connection between blood levels of some of the phthalates and increased prevalence of diabetes, even after adjusting for obesity, blood lipids, smoking, and exercise habits.
Vitacost promotes “eating like a caveman” in their latest newsletter!
Chris Kresser tackles salt in his latest series of blog posts.
Riiiiight. The obesity epidemic is a simple math problem!
Perhaps the best weight loss article ever written?
Humans apparently evolved the ability to produce omega 3 and 6 fats to feed our brainz. But in today’s world this may serve as a mismatch and is prolly royally screwing us up!
Chronic dieting isn’t doing very much good for our waste lines.
Fecal transplants may sound downright horrid, but if you’ve got a case of C. diff you just may want to seek out a healthy poo donor.
The BBC covers the revival of fermenting foods.
FED features a comprehensive post about the merits of cooking in human evolution.
- Chamomile (matricaria recuita) is kind of amazing. It’s the most potent herbal nervine known. It contains matricine which get converted in the gut to chamazulene. Chamazulene powerfully stops the conversation of arachidonic acid (a major source of oxidation) and inhibits cyclooxygenase-2 (think low, low dose aspirin). Chamomile alo contains apigenin which reduces DNA oxidation, is chemoprotective, and induces apoptosis. Squiterpense give chamomile it’s bitter taste which stimulate cranial nerve 9 and 10 causing an increasing in stomach acid, salivation, and peristalsis. Many of these benefits are in the volatile oils of chamomile so teas must be covered as they steep otherwise the volatile oils will evaporate. If your chamomile isn’t slightly bitter, find a brand that hasn’t bred the medicinal qualities out of their chamomile.
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