On the first day of our September Olive Retreat, the question came; Why is wheat so bad? What does all of this plant science have to do with what’s harming us? Intense crossbreeding created significant changes in the amino acids in wheat’s gluten proteins, a potential cause for the 400 percent increase in celiac disease … Continue reading To Eat Instead of Toxic Wheat
The September Olive Retreat starts today, with health classes like usual. If you have been to my classes you know that for about 15 years I haven't considered modern wheat as natural anymore. Now we know that it isn't. Since consumers wanted a puffy white bread producers gene manipulated the crop to the unrecognizable. How … Continue reading Wheat is Not Wheat Any More – It’s Toxic
Cooking is fantastic! Not only because it kills potentially harmful bacteria but also because some nutrients become more bioavailable. When you soak, cook, mash food, you help your digestion so that it doesn’t need to use strong stomach acids to break up the food to get the nutrients out, and therefore they are more bioavailable, meaning … Continue reading Cooking is as Great an Invention as the Wheel!
If I have a choice I wouldn't elaborate the food more than I have to, so that the nutrients in it to do the best for me. I wouldn’t peel or grate a carrot. I wouldn’t cook what is better for me uncooked. But, I would cook what is best for me cooked! When I’m … Continue reading Raw Food Isn’t Necessarily “Natural” Either!
A common mistake people make, is to assume that if someone is vegetarian, fruitarian, pescatarian (see yesterdays blog) or any other -tarian, that they automatically are healthy, but that's not necessarily true. Someone who eats popcorn and drinks coke could be a vegan. Someone who eats doughnuts and drinks coffee all day is an ovo-vegetarian, or … Continue reading A (Vege)-tarian Isn’t Necessarily Healthy!
To be vegan is not only healthy, it's politically healthy too. The subsidies to the agricultural sector in the industrialized countries is going to the sugar, meat and wheat industry. It is the major three groups of food that we eat that cause inflammation in us. We are using our taxes to pay for our … Continue reading To Be Vegan Is Politically Healthy Too
Until you soak grains, any grains, they stay dormant. It's life encapsulated and protected with a fiber shell and enzyme inhibitors. These enzymes, a bit bitter in taste, stops the grain from activating this life force, Prana, that it contains. Prana is the force that we call life or being alive, the force or energy … Continue reading Wake the Grains Up with Kisses!
At Olive Retreat we soak and germinate grains, rice, beans, nuts and seeds as much as possible and we always do so if we have a guest that has a food intolerance or digestive health issues (i.e. most of the retreats!) We are often asked how to soak and why, so I thought I would … Continue reading Soak Them and Get More
Depending on how we have eaten, worked, socialized, slept, exercised...we might have totally different biochemistries. We can be mean, cruel, greedy, possessive and manipulative, but we can also be kind, compassionate, generous and honest. We are everything! There is no biochemical consensus, not even in ourselves. The question is how to enhance the possibilities for … Continue reading The Biochemistry Can Make Us Both Good and Bad