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Cooking

Day 14 - Your Guru Takes It, So Why Don't You?

Most gurus including your doctor will dissuade you from doing this, but 75% of the time are not following this advice for themselves.  Watch the video to learn the best way to determine what is appropriate for you as an individual, how not to turn your diet into your religion and when to seek appropriate support if needed.

I regularly use virgin coconut oil in my cooking and as a supplement. I also use cod liver oil. For some years, I have a love-hate relationship with fermented cod liver oil because my vitamin D levels plummeted at one point while I was taking it even though it is supposed to be much higher in vitamin D than regular cod liver oil. It is unclear if this has to do with the cod liver oil preparation itself or a reaction to stress from a car accident which made it difficult for me to metabolize a lot of foods for some time. Of course, the corner of the planet where I live gets very little sunlight year round, which could have EVERYTHING to do with this as well. However, I still prefer it to other brands because it is the only one I know of that assures it is 100% derived from cod livers versus other brands which are reputed to be a melange of various vegetable oils and synthetic vitamins.

You can get both Green Pastures cod liver oil and Tropical Traditions coconut oil at Amazon. I also purchase supplements and certain non-toxic household products, nut butters etc from Vitacost from time to time. You can check out their selection here and get $10 off of your first order.


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.

The Low Down on Safe Cooking Equipment

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One of the biggest problems people have with eating better is the concept of quick and easy that has been shoved down our throats by the media. If marketing executives have succeeded in nothing else, they have convinced us that we are not worth the time and effort of preparing ourselves nourishing meals that satisfy our souls.

If time is of the essence in your kitchen (and no doubt it truly is for some of us), then consider upgrading your knife collection. Many tools can make cooking easier, but in my experience, have a good set of Japanese kitchen knives has made an enormous difference in the amount of time spent in the kitchen.

Another great time saver is a crock pot. Remember those? Perhaps you or your mom got one when you got married? Or maybe you saw one at a yard sale? Some people worry about leaving these running while they are out of the house, but unless you have cats that jump up on your kitchen counter every time you turn your back, the chance of having a catastrophic accident in your absence is probably equal to anything you might experience with your refrigerator breaking down while you’re at work.

My final recommendation would be to acquire a convection oven. These contraptions are far superior to their slightly faster, very distant evil cousin the microwave oven. In my case, my convection oven takes approximately 10-20 minutes to reheat any given meal at its default setting of 350 degrees. That may sound like a lot to someone who is used to eating a minute or two after popping something in the microwave, but you can get a lot done in that time — go to the bathroom, do your hair, feed the cat (that darn cat again), pack your bags to leave, wash a few dishes, check your Facebook page etc. In no time, you’ll be enjoying a meal that was heated by the normal process of heating from the inside out — not the other way around. And if you need to take your food on the road, consider getting a good wide-mouth thermos which should keep your food hot for up to nine hours!

There will be more to come on the subject as the modern kitchen has many pitfalls for the health enthusiast. This should be quite enough to hold you for now.


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.