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Calm The F*ck Down! With Guest Heretic, Sarah Knight

Calm The F*ck Down! With Guest Heretic, Sarah Knight

Setting yourself for the new year, today's episode will be a real feast as our guest heretic is Sarah Knight, author of Calm The F**k Down. Besides the beeps, you can also hear about topics such as recognizing the signs you may be suffering from anxiety, are…

Day 29 - How Should I Feed My Kids?

One of the biggest myths going around is that children prefer different foods from adults. This belief has gotten us into hot water with allergies and autism rapidly rising across the industrialized world. Go to any La Leche League or Holistic Moms meeting and you’ll witness many patterns across children who suffer from such afflictions. What you are eating during the Challenge is in fact perfect for feeding your children as well. Don’t be surprised if you find their overall health, immunity and behavior to change for the better while eating along with you. Check out details in the video.

If your kids started out like most kids in the West, they have a penchant for sweet not-foods. Don’t dispair! Kids are often much easier than adults to switch over to a new way of eating — especially if they know it’s good for them. Here’s what you do:

1. Get them in the kitchen. Kids love science and to see how things are made. Have them chop, slice and mix according to age and capability. This will pay off when they are older and need to fend for themselves.

2. Stop focusing on reducing fat and calories. Kids need nutrients to grow and maintain their mental and physical health. Cook for flavor and nutrition first. The rest comes naturally.

3. Make real food fun. Just because you’re serving leg of lamb doesn’t mean that dinner can’t be more fun than a pizza (which coincidentally could be made healthy very easily). Here’s an idea. Have an Arabian nights party and serve sides of hummus, cucumber salad and pita bread. Then watch a cool kids movie like Aladdin. Believe me. It works!


About Adrienne Hew

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Adrienne Hew is a Certified Nutritionist and the Nutrition Heretic Podcast Host, but is best known online as an author of the Amazon Top 100 Bestseller 50 Ways to Eat Cock: Healthy Chicken Recipes with Balls! Receiving a certificate in Chinese dietetics in 2002 and her degree as a Certified Nutritionist in 2004, she has helped many clients and workshop attendees to decode their own health dilemmas by understanding the inconsistencies in conventional nutritional dogma. She currently resides in Hawaii with her husband and two children.

Day 24 - How to Be a Vegetarian on the Challenge

Vegetarians will often wonder how to comply with the Challenge and still remain true to their vegetarianism. Even though the ideal Challenge foods have already been discussed in the previous days, I’ve created this video to more fully explain how to get the proper protein and fat you need to keep your body’s energy humming and systems working optimally. Watch the video to learn more.

Tonight, we had a nice dessert treat. Sauteed apples with cream. Simply core and slice apples to desired thinness. Melt butter in a frying pan and add apples when warm. Grate a pinch of fresh nutmeg over. Stir and cook until apples are just a bit translucent (or as much as you want, really). Stir to coat apples. No added sugar, just a little vanilla extract in the raw whipped cream. Nutmeg brought out the natural sugar in the apples. Better than pie and done in about 15 minutes.


About Adrienne Hew

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Adrienne Hew is a Certified Nutritionist and the Nutrition Heretic Podcast Host, but is best known online as an author of the Amazon Top 100 Bestseller 50 Ways to Eat Cock: Healthy Chicken Recipes with Balls! Receiving a certificate in Chinese dietetics in 2002 and her degree as a Certified Nutritionist in 2004, she has helped many clients and workshop attendees to decode their own health dilemmas by understanding the inconsistencies in conventional nutritional dogma. She currently resides in Hawaii with her husband and two children.

Day 23 - What can I drink besides water?

If you’ve become accustomed to drinking soda, coffee, tea, wine or juice, you may be thinking that your drinking options are limited. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, there are several things you can drink that are compatible with this Challenge as well as extremely delicious. Here are just a few ideas off the top of my head.

One drink I didn’t mention is beet kvass — a drink of Eastern European origin. I drink it fairly frequently throughout the year. Most people tell me that they love it. I wouldn’t say that I necessarily love it, but I do crave it because my body needs it. Beets are excellent for building blood and with my history of anemia, it’s understandable why I crave it from time to time. The recipe I use comes from Sally Fallon and Mary Enig’s book, Nourishing Traditions — a book that EVERYBODY who is interested in good health should have on the shelf. To make a half gallon of beet kvass, you need:

3 medium sized beets

1 teaspoon Celtic sea salt

2 tablespoons of whey (drained from yogurt or milk kefir through a coffee filter) or water kefir

filtered water

Chop beets roughly — not too fine or you will make alcohol! Add other ingredients and water to fill your jar. Let sit at room temperature for 3 days (2 in warm weather). Chill. Give a quick stir before pouring off some of the water for the first time. I use a sprouting lid on the top of my mason jar to hold the beets in the jar as I pour off the kvass. I don’t discard the beets until I am down to my last 1/2 cup of kvass. I pour this off into a clean jar and use it in place of whey to start a new batch. The chopped beets end up in the compost pile


About Adrienne Hew

Adrienne-Hew_BlackWhite.jpg

Adrienne Hew is a Certified Nutritionist and the Nutrition Heretic Podcast Host, but is best known online as an author of the Amazon Top 100 Bestseller 50 Ways to Eat Cock: Healthy Chicken Recipes with Balls! Receiving a certificate in Chinese dietetics in 2002 and her degree as a Certified Nutritionist in 2004, she has helped many clients and workshop attendees to decode their own health dilemmas by understanding the inconsistencies in conventional nutritional dogma. She currently resides in Hawaii with her husband and two children.

Day 22 - Can you do it? Yes, you can!

It may seem weird, but the Law of Attraction has EVERYTHING to do with food. Yes, I know we talked about this before, but now we’re approaching it from another angle. Humans often reject what is best for them by inventing problems and reasons why they can’t follow through. This is one of the most common objections that I see. It’s also one of the most easily managed obstacles. See how you can rise to the occasion to get what you want in food — and in life. Watch today’s video here:

I’m steadily increasing the amount of starch in my diet. This morning I had about 1/2 cup of oatmeal followed by a little stew left over from dinner (trust me, stew or soup is delicious first thing in the morning). Tonight, I had chili with beans and guacamole. I even had a tablespoon of rice. So far, lots of energy still and haven’t lost any of the other benefits experienced since I started the Challenge.

To make oats easy to digest, I don’t eat them in their raw state like so many people will suggest is best. Instead, I soak them after dinner in a crockpot with water rinsed off of my kefir grains. Before going to bed, I put add some additional water and milk and turn the crock pot on low. The grains will cook all night and will be delicious by morning. Everybody can just feed themselves. The same time spent as pouring a bowl of cold cereal, but so much more satisfying, delicious and nutritious! So easy!


About Adrienne Hew

Adrienne-Hew_BlackWhite.jpg

Adrienne Hew is a Certified Nutritionist and the Nutrition Heretic Podcast Host, but is best known online as an author of the Amazon Top 100 Bestseller 50 Ways to Eat Cock: Healthy Chicken Recipes with Balls! Receiving a certificate in Chinese dietetics in 2002 and her degree as a Certified Nutritionist in 2004, she has helped many clients and workshop attendees to decode their own health dilemmas by understanding the inconsistencies in conventional nutritional dogma. She currently resides in Hawaii with her husband and two children.

Day 20 - The French Paradox....NOT!

’m the first to admit that I love to drink a glass of wine every so often, but I don’t do it because I think that’s how the French stay healthy. I do it because, well, sometimes I just enjoy a glass of wine. But what do the French really eat and how different are their attitudes towards food? This week I went to two get togethers: a French club and a holistic health conference with all American practitioners. I have always known the difference between how Europeans and North Americans eat, but my awareness has been heightened during this Challenge. Watch the video to see my observations as well as to learn about how the French really eat!

Here’s a good shot of what a typical French buffet dish might look like (always accompanied by lots of other things):

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Now let’s contrast that to what the American table looked like:

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About Adrienne Hew

Adrienne-Hew_BlackWhite.jpg

Adrienne Hew is a Certified Nutritionist and the Nutrition Heretic Podcast Host, but is best known online as an author of the Amazon Top 100 Bestseller 50 Ways to Eat Cock: Healthy Chicken Recipes with Balls! Receiving a certificate in Chinese dietetics in 2002 and her degree as a Certified Nutritionist in 2004, she has helped many clients and workshop attendees to decode their own health dilemmas by understanding the inconsistencies in conventional nutritional dogma. She currently resides in Hawaii with her husband and two children.

Day 16 - The Blessing Nobody Wants

It’s a diagnosis that everybody dreads. Most of us choose to live in denial about it or ignore it, often until it is too late to correct. Many others accept it and turn it into a religion — a way of segregating themselves from the rest of society. They set out on a mission to blame our ancestors for eating instinctually. However, this is one of the greatest blessings that we can experience. Instead of living in fear trying to patch up parts of our bodies that are faltering, wouldn’t it be nice to be blessed with an indicator that we should change course and do something we aren’t currently doing so that we can always possess the power to heal ourselves? Watch the video.


About Adrienne Hew

Adrienne-Hew_BlackWhite.jpg

Adrienne Hew is a Certified Nutritionist and the Nutrition Heretic Podcast Host, but is best known online as an author of the Amazon Top 100 Bestseller 50 Ways to Eat Cock: Healthy Chicken Recipes with Balls! Receiving a certificate in Chinese dietetics in 2002 and her degree as a Certified Nutritionist in 2004, she has helped many clients and workshop attendees to decode their own health dilemmas by understanding the inconsistencies in conventional nutritional dogma. She currently resides in Hawaii with her husband and two children.

Day 11 - What Is Your Diet Attracting?

I was originally going to post on another topic that often comes up during a Health Challenge that is as powerful as this one. At the last moment, however, I realized that I needed to explore more mindset issues that inevitably come up for people who are still stuck in the mode of passing judgement on their food. Watch this video now. It is crucial to using food for its intended purpose — to build your body up!

Today was a hard core work day for me beefing up some elements of the Challenge to make it more interesting for you, so I didn’t do a heck of a lot of cooking. I did, however, whip up some scrambled eggs with leftover lobster for breakfast.

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To illustrate the point I mention in the video, as I was making breakfast, I remembered the words of a friend of mine who refuses to eat lobster. She says “Their the dirtiest creatures, eating anything they can find at the bottom of the ocean.” The funny part is that she practically lives solely on non-organic white flour, which is what she was eating at the time she told me that. If you didn’t know, conventional white flour is legally allowed to contain rodent feces, so long as it remains below a certain amount. Conventional flour is also loaded with mercury and pesticides yet devoid of nutrients. Lobster may contain many of these problems given the issues with purity of ocean water, but at least it contains nutrients!

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Now my friend is skinny, if that’s something that you are concerned about. Yet she suffers from a number of health disorders and is wrinkled way beyond her years. She is a prime example of why this video needed to be made. I wouldn’t mention this if she weren’t the first one to tell you about it by the way.

Unfortunately, for most of us eating SAD (standard American diet) or any of its multiple dieting offshoots, has made us look like this guy end up looking like this.


About Adrienne Hew

Adrienne-Hew_BlackWhite.jpg

Adrienne Hew is a Certified Nutritionist and the Nutrition Heretic Podcast Host, but is best known online as an author of the Amazon Top 100 Bestseller 50 Ways to Eat Cock: Healthy Chicken Recipes with Balls! Receiving a certificate in Chinese dietetics in 2002 and her degree as a Certified Nutritionist in 2004, she has helped many clients and workshop attendees to decode their own health dilemmas by understanding the inconsistencies in conventional nutritional dogma. She currently resides in Hawaii with her husband and two children.

Day 7 - Expanding Your Repertoire

Right about now, you should be pretty comfortable with your food choices. If you’re like me, you kind of enjoy the simplicity of knowing exactly which foods to choose from every time you want to grab a bite. However, many people may start to feel “off” at this point and will need to make some changes. Watch this video to see exactly what to look for and how to start feeling good again.

I enjoyed a lovely soup today. Bone broth with miso, vegetables and some fresh bacon sliced on top. Normally I would have put buckwheat noodles, but left them out for the challenge. I didn’t miss them one bit. I was totally satisfied for hours after.

For dinner, I roasted a chicken and served it up with sauerkraut and spinach. I think my body digests chicken as a carb — I’m serious! After I ate, I felt stuffed as if I had just ate a bag of potatoes. Then an hour later, I was starved. Of course maybe I just ate a bit too much vegetable this meal (see picture). I’ll have to test and tweak over the next few days.

How are you doing on the challenge?


About Adrienne Hew

Adrienne-Hew_BlackWhite.jpg

Adrienne Hew is a Certified Nutritionist and the Nutrition Heretic Podcast Host, but is best known online as an author of the Amazon Top 100 Bestseller 50 Ways to Eat Cock: Healthy Chicken Recipes with Balls! Receiving a certificate in Chinese dietetics in 2002 and her degree as a Certified Nutritionist in 2004, she has helped many clients and workshop attendees to decode their own health dilemmas by understanding the inconsistencies in conventional nutritional dogma. She currently resides in Hawaii with her husband and two children.

Day 6 - What You Don't Know About Fats

Poor fat. It is the most misunderstood macronutrient. Food processors and even the government love the fact that you’re totally confused about fats to the point that you’ll eat not food instead. In this video, I talk about which fats are most important for your health and which ones contribute to nearly every disease imaginable from allergies and arthritis to cancer and autism.

In case you’re wondering, today I ate some leftover meatloaf, roast lamb with string beans, steak tartare, tuna, broth (really leftover gravy) and introduced winter squash to my evening meal. So far, so good. My energy is high and I feel super-focused. I may even decide to go to bed a bit early tonight.

Now if only today’s video will upload so that I can append it here. Ah… there it goes.

Here’s a little eye candy too. It’s a Spanish potato omelet. I’m not eating potatoes yet, but it looks a lot like my cauliflower omelet that I made for breakfast the other day. I just don’t have a picture of the cauliflower one, so this will have to suffice.

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About Adrienne Hew

Adrienne-Hew_BlackWhite.jpg

Adrienne Hew is a Certified Nutritionist and the Nutrition Heretic Podcast Host, but is best known online as an author of the Amazon Top 100 Bestseller 50 Ways to Eat Cock: Healthy Chicken Recipes with Balls! Receiving a certificate in Chinese dietetics in 2002 and her degree as a Certified Nutritionist in 2004, she has helped many clients and workshop attendees to decode their own health dilemmas by understanding the inconsistencies in conventional nutritional dogma. She currently resides in Hawaii with her husband and two children.

Day 4 - Handling Your Off Days

Today we had a family event to attend. I didn’t prepare as well as I could have, but I survived without betraying all the work I’ve done so far in the Challenge. Here are some tips you may not have heard about eating out and sticking to any diet or health challenge.

So what did I eat at the restaurant? Steamed fish and lobster, a slice of steak, string beans, seaweed salad and a scallop. Pretty basic, not many seasonings on the food. I was very satisfied at the end of the meal. So now it’s time to get back on the wagon.

Back tomorrow with more!


About Adrienne Hew

Adrienne-Hew_BlackWhite.jpg

Adrienne Hew is a Certified Nutritionist and the Nutrition Heretic Podcast Host, but is best known online as an author of the Amazon Top 100 Bestseller 50 Ways to Eat Cock: Healthy Chicken Recipes with Balls! Receiving a certificate in Chinese dietetics in 2002 and her degree as a Certified Nutritionist in 2004, she has helped many clients and workshop attendees to decode their own health dilemmas by understanding the inconsistencies in conventional nutritional dogma. She currently resides in Hawaii with her husband and two children.

Day 3 - Moderation is for Losers

People are often most resistant to things that are actually good for them. The moderation spiel is just one of many excuses that people use to get out of getting healthy. Watch today’s video to see why I think that moderation is a MAJOR cop out that will keep you sick.

So what did I eat today? I really didn’t eat enough breakfast. Went to bed late last night and with the dark winter morning, just didn’t want to get out of bed. So I had a cracker with pâté and a bite of some leftover spinach omelet until I got home for lunch. So what was for lunch?

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I didn’t have time to put together a vegetable, so I just pulled some kimchee out of the fridge. Kimchee is wonderful Korean sauerkraut that has probiotic properties. I generally try to include it or some other kind of lacto-fermented vegetable with my meals, but tend to fall off when the weather gets cold. The cold vegetable with the cold weather are too cooling on my system, making me want to hibernate. I think that’s why the Germans usually cook their sauerkraut. And from what they tell me, it seems to retain all of its probiotic qualities as well. I actually had a client once with terrible digestion. When I suggested she start eating sauerkraut, she got excited because she happened to love sauerkraut and had several cans of it in her kitchen. A month later when she returned, she reported that her constipation cleared up just by including some of the canned kraut with each meal. Now, I wouldn’t get it in cans because of the metal being leached into the kraut, but it does go to show that fermented vegetables are probably not so ready to lose their benefits even during the canning process. So if that’s all you can get your hands on, it’s better than nothing.

So now on to dinner. I had some lamb stewing pieces. They were mostly bone, so the meat was going to need long cooking. I ended up kinda cheating here because I also had to feed the kids and wanted them to have a little more starch just to make sure they felt adequately satisfied before going to bed. And let’s face it, lamb stew just wouldn’t be the same without the aromatic flavors of carrot or some other kind of root vegetable. So I ended up putting a few carrots and parsnip in the pot to bring the flavor of the lamb together.

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My husband (who’s doing the challenge with me) and I did not eat those veggies, but we did eat the lamb along with some guacamole. Yum! Very satisfying. I think I’m gonna go eat a little kimchee now. It’s been several hours since I’ve eaten and it should help ensure that I stay asleep — a problem I’ve had since I was involved in a car accident.

Have you started this year on a high note by cleaning up your body? If so, I’d love to hear from you!


About Adrienne Hew

Adrienne-Hew_BlackWhite.jpg

Adrienne Hew is a Certified Nutritionist and the Nutrition Heretic Podcast Host, but is best known online as an author of the Amazon Top 100 Bestseller 50 Ways to Eat Cock: Healthy Chicken Recipes with Balls! Receiving a certificate in Chinese dietetics in 2002 and her degree as a Certified Nutritionist in 2004, she has helped many clients and workshop attendees to decode their own health dilemmas by understanding the inconsistencies in conventional nutritional dogma. She currently resides in Hawaii with her husband and two children.