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alternativista

Member Since 13 Feb 2007
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In Topic: Better Grains and grain substitutes

27 February 2015 - 02:16 PM

I've just learned the way to cook spaghetti squash for the best noodle-like results when you shred is cut side up, not down.

 

Then you might need/want to pick out the dried crispy top bits before going nuts with the shredding.

 

See the great recipe in the second post of this thread.


In Topic: High Hdl Cholesterol

10 February 2015 - 12:32 PM

I don't know offhand. There's info I'd gathered in the past here:  http://www.acne.org/...-etc/?p=3199724

 

However HDL and LDL are the lipids that carry cholesterol around in your body. Neither is bad. The ratio of HDL to LDL and to triglycerides can mean something like particle size, which matters.  Look into that.

 

LDL is what carries the cholesterol from the liver where it is made to the parts of your body that need it. And HDL is what carries the leftovers back to the liver.

 

Incidentally, there are other ''kinds of cholesterol" as well. But they don't have tests for them so they can't be concerned about them or drug you for them.


In Topic: Reducing Exposure To Chemicals - Recipes, Alternatives, Etc.

10 February 2015 - 12:11 PM

Reviving this topic!

 

I'm trying to reduce my exposure to chemicals. I'm a poor student so it's not always so easy for me to make big changes like buying all organic food, but I've got to start somewhere

 

Recently I've bought Fat and the Moon Deodorant cream, Earthpaste toothpaste, and pure olive oil soap. I already wash my face with a DIY oil cleanser of watermelon seed oil and cromollient.

 

In the near future I'd like to replace my plastic tupperware with glass, start drinking water out of only glass, and replace my nonstick pans with cast iron or stainless steel ones.

 

To save money, evaluate whether you really need the soap & deodorant.  And I mix up a tooth powder with calcium bentonite clay & baking soda which I use at bedtime. And dry brush in the AM and whenever else I feel the need. I eat a lot of things that make your mouth feel cruddy or get stuck between teeth or stick to gumline like nuts & seeds.

 

Wide mouth canning jars are good cheap food storage.  and watch yard sales for cast iron. You might want to look at the cheap Lodge pans I mentioned above. Feel the surface. Then you can tell the difference between that and old pans you might find at a yard sale or thrift store. And so you don't buy that unseasonable cheap lodge stuff that's in the yard sale or thrift store because the previous owner couldn't season it.


In Topic: What Form(S) Of Dairy Can Your Body Tolerate?

15 January 2015 - 10:52 AM

Whether or not hormones have been given to the animals, there are hormones in milk that aren't good for adults or acne.  In any country. 

 

Still, it irks me that some people can enjoy the occasional dairy-based treat, and people like me break out from it in just about any form.

 

Well I can't have citrus unless I want to break out in cysts.


In Topic: What Form(S) Of Dairy Can Your Body Tolerate?

13 January 2015 - 05:12 PM

And The growth hormones given to the animals are not the only hormones to be concerned about in dairy.  It both contains and stimulates growth hormones intended to make babies grow.  And those hormones have negative affects on bodies that are no longer growing. Including negatively affecting several factors involved in acne formation.

 

The fact that growth hormones and GMOs are allowed in our food, but banned in that of other countries, says a lot--and nothing good--about most politicians and corporations in the U.S.

 

Yes it does. And the government controlled by the corporations. So buy as little as possible from big corporations and as much as you can from small local producers. 

 

But that's besides the point. Whether or not hormones have been given to the animals, there are hormones in milk that aren't good for adults or acne.  In any country.