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Time to clean out the refrigerator

This is the second in a series of what to do when you discover you can no longer eat gluten.

One of the first steps in living a gluten free life is identifying the foods in your house that you no longer can eat. If you are single or are in a household which will be going gluten free with you, take items you can’t eat and throw them away if they have been opened, and consider donating unopened foods to a local food bank. Otherwise, designate top shelves for gluten free items, and lower shelves for gluten containing items in your pantry if you are sharing food with someone who isn’t eating a gluten free diet.

Easily Assumed Safe Foods

Safe foods are single ingredient foods that are not processed. Raw vegetables and fruits of any variety, nuts, milk, cottage cheese, cream, and butter (real butter, not the fakes), Raw meats that have undergone no processing are also safe to keep. You can safely keep fresh eggs, cheese, dried fruits, peas, beans, pulses, rice, sugar, honey. molasses and most vinegars. Millet, buckwheat, flax seed and quinoa are safe grains. Olive oil, coconut oil are good safe oils. Other vegetable oils are gluten free as well. Baking soda and powder are also naturally gluten free.

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This is the first in a series of what to do when you discover you can no longer eat gluten.

There are two ways to figure out that gluten can’t be a part of your diet anymore.  Either you get a diagnosis, or you try an elimination diet and discover that many of your issues are resolving.  No matter which way you figure it out, its bound to affect you emotionally.

A few days ago, I got a comment from a friend on one of my social networks who had read my post about “Getting Glutened“. In that comment, my friend said.

Ok, this blog just scared me. Half the symptoms she was relating – joint pain, tooth enamel issues, IBS, and a few of the others, I have all the time. I can’t imagine having to be gluten free, it would eliminate more than half my diet. I don’t eat many veggies because I don’t like them and while I’ve made some progress in learning to like some of them, I still don’t eat enough. If I have to go gluten free for health reasons, I think I’ll starve to death!

This is a fairly common reaction, both the visceral, “What would I eat” to “How can I give up the things I like”.  Even when we have the aches and pains that might be resolved by changing our diets, we resist. Its human nature to resist change. The idea of giving up foods that we like and that we are familiar with is frightening.

So you have a choice.  And in many ways its a simple one. Do you choose to try to change your diet to better your health, or do you continue down the same road you are on already, eating foods that you know might be harming you, complaining about that and not doing anything to change? Continue Reading »

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A glass of Orange juice.

Most of us think this is all natural.

I haven’t really drunk orange juice for a number of years. Fruit juices have a lot of sugars in them, and not much else. I’d rather eat a piece of fruit rather than drink it. Still my boyfriend likes orange juice and I kept it in the house for when he was here. I would also occasionally use it in recipes. So its been a staple in my refrigerator for years.

But no more….

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Milk and Cookies

Raw Milk and Cookies. Lets give some to the FDA

You are invited to the RAW MILK FREEDOM RIDERS™

“Milk and Cookies”

Rally and Demonstration

FDA Headquarters, Silver Spring, MD

November 1, 2011

12:00-3:00pm.

Prior to the rally, a group of parents will illegally transport raw milk across state lines and bring it to the rally, at FDA headquarters, for distribution.  The FDA has been invited to the scene of the crime (see Max’s video  inviting them) and is welcome to join us for a nourishing, wonderful, raw milk and cookies picnic.  We’ve made it super easy for them by bringing the goodies right to them.

Please Join Food Freedom Fighters

 

MICHAEL SCHMIDT, Canadian raw milk farmer and activist

Joel Salatin Of Polyface Farms

Kristin Canty Producer of Farmageddon

David Gumpert, Blogger, the Complete Patient

Karine Bouis-Towe, Co-Founder Farm Food Freedom Coalition

Liz Reitzig, Co-Founder Farm Food Freedom Coalition

Max Kane, Wisconsin Raw milk Activist

Mark McAfee, Organic Pastures Dairy

John Moody, Food Club, Kentucky

Denise Dixon, Owner, Morningland Dairy

Sally Fallon Morell of Weston A. Price Foundation

RAW MILK FREEDOM RIDERS, and RALLY PARTICIPANTS

As we peacefully demonstrate in front of the FDA our right to purchase, transport and consume RAW milk and cookies!

EMBEDDED REPORTERS

Adam Kokesh of Adam vs the Man

Robert Scott Bell of the Robert Scott Bell Show

And Carolyn Lochhead of the San Francisco Chronicle

Will be along to cover the action!  Stay tuned!

Please bring Cookies!

If you are unable to make it, we would appreciate small donations to help cover expenses https://www.wepay.com/donate/143901

Invite your friends:  https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=291787024165804#!/event.php?eid=291787024165804

Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United St...

Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States.

In 1906 Upton Sinclair published “The Jungle”. The book was supposed to be about  “the inferno of exploitation [of the typical American factory worker at the turn of the 20th Century]”. It was best known however for its scathing exposé on the Chicago meatpacking industry and their practices. The book and the disgusting practices it brought to light was one of the reasons that President Theodore Roosevelt (who received an advanced copy of the book) pushed through the Pure Food and Drug Act that same year.

The Pure Food and Drug act provided “For preventing the manufacture, sale, or transportation of adulterated or misbranded or poisonous or deleterious foods, drugs, medicines, and liquors, and for regulating traffic therein, and for other purposes.”  This act led to the Federal Drug Administration’s (FDA) founding. Continue Reading »

Why I Preserve

A Little Peace of Mind

I’ve been canning for about three years now. During that time, I get looks of puzzlement when people ask me what my hobbies are and I reply “canning”. People tend to relate canning to frugality and most of them have decided that canning just doesn’t save enough money for the time and effort it takes.

I don’t do it for the frugality, though I think I actually spend less on the actual ingredients and tools than I would on buying the equivalents, I do it for a number of reasons.

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