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The Most Nutritious Elixir

The Most Nutritious Elixir

Written by Casey Thaler It's been a long, rewarding day... Your ancient ancestral tribe of hunter-gatherers have just finished a long overdue, fruitful hunt. Everyone in the tribe is hungry and excited. As you look on, they're harvesting every part of the dead animal.   Mouth-watering muscle and organ meats are taken first. Even things that can't be eaten are scavenged to make clothing, weapons and tools later on. Everything is precious. Nothing is wasted. But what about the parts of the animal too tough to chew? What about those that don't work so well for shelter, weapons or clothing? What about the bones,...

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Alison Bell
Healthy Cooking Oils - The Ultimate Guide

Healthy Cooking Oils - The Ultimate Guide

Written by Kris Gunnars You have many options when it comes to selecting fats and oils for cooking. But it’s not just a matter of choosing oils that are healthy, but also whether they stay healthy after having been cooked with. The Stability of Cooking Oils When you’re cooking at a high heat, you want to use oils that are stable and don’t oxidize or go rancid easily. When oils undergo oxidation, they react with oxygen to form free radicals and harmful compounds that you definitely don’t want to be consuming. The most important factor in determining an oil’s resistance to...

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Alison Bell
Cut out carbs, not fat if you want to lose weight, Harvard study finds

Cut out carbs, not fat if you want to lose weight, Harvard study finds

Written by Laura Donnelly A study of more than 60,000 dieters finds those who cut back on bread, pasta and potatoes lost more weight than those who cut back on butter and cheese. Cutting carbohydrates is far more effective than a low-fat diet in shedding the pounds, a major Harvard study has found. The analysis of 53 studies, involving 67,000 dieters found who cut back on fat were two and a half pounds heavier after a year than those who embraced a “low carb” approach. For decades, there has been debate over the merits of a low fat diet, which...

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Alison Bell
Making Your Own Broth Is Easy - Right?

Making Your Own Broth Is Easy - Right?

Written by Alison Bell I’m sure you’ve all been researching bone broth recipes, and it all seems pretty simple right? Bones, onions, celery, apple cider vinegar, garlic, salt, pepper, water, a slow cooker or large pot on the stove and 24 hours. How hard can this be? I know it took me many failed experiments before reaching the perfect broth every time. I certainly didn’t achieve a golden brown clear elixir, with lovely wobbly jelly like consistency first time, or even first 10 times! I had brown murky muddy water, it was thin and it was so strong to taste...

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