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Book Review of “Paleofantasy: What Evolution really tells us about sex, diet, and how we live”

Alice Friedemann’s review of: Marlene Zuk. 2013. Paleofantasy: What Evolution really tells us about sex, diet, and how we live. My first introduction to Evolutionary Psychology was “The Adapted Mind” which posited we’re unhappy because of the tremendous difference between … Continue reading

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Diet and having a long and disability-free life

I’d never even heard that nuts and seeds were so essential to a long and disability free life.  To prevent heart disease, it outranked being a couch potato, and eating enough fruit, vegetables, and whole grains!  And it was 8th … Continue reading

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Cost, Calories, & Nutrition in Crunch! Alice Crackers versus Commercial Crackers

Bottom line: home-made crackers cost about 8 cents per serving, store-bought 50 cents to a dollar per serving. home-made crackers are far healthier – fewer calories, more fiber, more protein, more vitamins, more minerals and less (trans) fat, sugar, and … Continue reading

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Corn Flour

I grind dent / field corn in the Nutrimill — it’s why I bought the mill, but it’s a pain in the butt because you have to stand there and push the corn into the holes above the grinder to … Continue reading

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Getting in Touch With Your Inner Neanderthal: The 10,000 Year Explosion

Gregory Cochran and Henry Harpending. 2009. The 10,000 Year Explosion. How Civilization Accelerated Human Evolution.  This book makes the astounding claim that our evolution has sped up 100 times faster in the past 10,000 years than the previous six million … Continue reading

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White Flour: What Fiber, Protein, and Healthy oils are missing?

When wheat is milled, only the endosperm is made into white flour, the bran and germ are removed and sold separately.  Yet the Bran and Germ have most of the good stuff! 93% of the fiber 85% of the protein … Continue reading

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White Flour: What Vitamins & Minerals are Missing?

Nutrients Lost when Wheat is Refined into White Flour Bread is called the staff of life because it has more nutrients per weight than fruit, vegetables, meat, milk, and potatoes (Thomas).  Each grain is still alive, and therefore more than … Continue reading

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