Monthly Archives: September 2011

Whole Grain Biscotti (Whole Wheat Biscotti)

Whole Grain Biscotti (Whole Wheat Biscotti)  Also see the Advanced Biscotti recipe for variations.         300 F    1st  Bake:  45-50 minutes  2nd Bake:  20-25 minutes This is a double recipe because biscotti last at least 2 weeks, and vanish quickly … Continue reading

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Why you should mill your own flour and flakes

I’ll help you get started step by step.  First you need to buy some whole grain flour to see if you like the taste and texture before investing in your own grain mill.  My Dad is a Wonder Bread man … Continue reading

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Why eat Whole Grains?

Whole grains: Amaranth, Barley, Brown Rice, Buckwheat (groats, Kasha), Bulgur, Corn, Emmer, Farro, Kamut, Millet, Oats & Oatmeal  Popcorn, Quinoa, Sorghum, Spelt, Teff, Triticale, Rye, Wheat, Wild Rice They’re delicious. Each whole grain has it’s own flavor — nutty, sweet, … Continue reading

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Should we be eating a Paleolithic diet?

Here’s what the University of California, Berkeley, March 2011 Wellness Letter had to say about the Paleolithic diet: Evidence about early diets is very fragmentary The Paleolithic era lasted many millennia, and early humans lived in ecological niches with widely … Continue reading

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Whole grains and Health

The Whole Grains Council has excellent summaries of the hundreds of scientific studies done on whole grains and health. These studies have shown whole grains can reduce your risk of stroke up to 37%, heart disease up to 36%, type … Continue reading

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Drug dealers: How pharmacies try to sell healthy people drugs

Ray Moynihan and Alan Cassels.  2005.  Selling Sickness.  How the World’s Biggest Pharmaceutical Companies Are Turning Us All into Patients.  As endless growth comes to a halt from peaking resources and a corrupt financial system, health care costs may skyrocket … Continue reading

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How to evaluate health claims

Davis, Robert J. 2008. The Healthy Skeptic.  Cutting through the hype about your health. This is an overview of a book about health claims.  To try to figure out if a product has whole grains in it, read my article … Continue reading

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How close is our Civilization to Collapse from Soil Erosion?

David R. Montgomery. 2007. Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations.  Univ. of California Press. The bedrock of any civilization is food and water.  So you’d think the top priority of nations throughout history would be ensuring farmers were taking good care … Continue reading

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Why you Can’t Just say No. A book review of Kessler’s “The End of Overeating”

David Kessler. 2010.  The End of Overeating. Taking control of the insatiable American appetite. David Kessler was a commissioner at the FDA under two administrations, and a dean of the medical schools at Yale and the University of California, San … Continue reading

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After the Harvest – How do you keep Pests & Varmints away?

Peter Golob, et. al. 2002. Crop Post-Harvest: Science and Technology. Volume 1 Principles and Practice. Volume 2 Durables. Volume 3 Perishables. Introduction It is amazing farmers can grow anything — crops can be destroyed by drought, wildfire, flood, insects, birds, … Continue reading

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