millie says gastronomes gather gastric juices

gastronomes gather gastric juices. while foodies may shun the suggestion of keeping meat and bread separate, combining food strategically to benefit digestion is a good tip in times of gastric distress. basic principles of proper food combinations are that simple carbohydrates are digested in the mouth, complex carbohydrates in the small intestine, proteins in the stomach and fats in the intestines. when eating it’s best to avoid eating different food groups (proteins and carbs) to allow enzymatic action to be focused in either stomach or intestines rather than both at once. improperly digested food from stomach and intestines will cause indigestion in the form of burps, rot, bloat, flips and farts. uggh. make it easy on yourself by eating dairy, veg and animal protein with non starchy veggies and fats, complex carbs and starch with non starchy veggies and fats. fruit on its own. not much evidence for or against, but interesting to experiment with for those weak in the digestion. calm with combinations.

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millie says on the 12 days of christmas

on the 12 days of christmas my true love gave to me 12 essential B vitamins. essential because they are necessarily consumed in order to thrive. while there are gaps between the Bs due to the fact that some were originally deemed as vitamins and later discovered are nucleotides, others are non essential- as the body doesn’t need them consumed since it or another organisms’ bodies synthesize them. a long list of 22 Bs plus an additional 7 bi-nomialed roster exists but the currently accepted by nutritional standards is this:

note: Left off this usual list of multi Bs are the following purposeful yet contraversial Bs: Inositol, Choline, Carnatine, Laetrile, Lipoic Acid and PABA each have their own therapeutic function though potentially have side effects greater than the those on the Bs of B complex.

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Deficiency effects
Vitamin B1 Thiamine Deficiency causes Beriberi. Symptoms of this disease of the nervous systemWernicke’s encephalopathy irregular heartbeat, and edema (swelling of bodily tissues). Heart failure and death may occur in advanced cases. Chronic thiamine deficiency can also cause Korsakoff’s syndrome, an irreversible psychosis characterized by amnesia and confabulation. include weight loss, emotional disturbances, (impaired sensory perception), weakness and pain in the limbs, periods of
Vitamin B2 Riboflavin Deficiency causes Ariboflavinosis. Symptoms may include cheilosis (cracks in the lips), high sensitivity to sunlight, angular cheilitis, glossitis seborrheic dermatitis or pseudo-syphilisscrotum or labia majora and the mouth), pharyngitis, hyperemia, and edema of the pharyngeal and oral mucosa. (particularly affecting the (inflammation of the tongue),
Vitamin B3 Niacin Deficiency, along with a deficiency of tryptophan causes Pellagra. Symptoms include aggression, dermatitis, insomnia, weakness, mental confusion, and diarrhea. In advanced cases, pellagra may lead to dementia and death.
Vitamin B5 Pantothenic acid Deficiency can result in acne and Paresthesia, although it is uncommon.
Vitamin B6 Pyridoxine Deficiency may lead to anemia, depression, dermatitis, high blood pressure (hypertension), water retention, and elevated levels of homocysteine.
Vitamin B7 Biotin Deficiency does not typically cause symptoms in adults but may lead to impaired growth and neurological disorders in infants.
Vitamin B9 Folic acid Deficiency results in a macrocytic anemia, and elevated levels of homocysteine. Deficiency in pregnant women can lead to birth defects. Supplementation is often recommended during pregnancy. Researchers have shown that folic acid might also slow the insidious effects of age on the brain.
Vitamin B12 Cyanocobalamin
Deficiency causes macrocytic anemia, elevated homocysteine, peripheral neuropathy, memory loss and other cognitive deficits. It is most likely to occur among elderly people as absorption through the gut declines with age; the autommune disease pernicious anemia is another common cause. In rare extreme cases, paralysis can result.

millie says october 10

standup against dizziness with sea salted water.  low blood pressure in absence of medical diagnosis may be due to dehydration, iron or B12 deficiency, low sodium diet, poor circulation, or too many soothing supps: calcium/magnesium/potassium, garlic, fish oils, hawthorn or CoQ10 in abundance can make all is calm all is fuzzy sending you to the floor before the dance has started.  if so, try ditching the diuretics such as coffee and cola and going for some fighter power water or siberian ginseng or licorice tea.

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millie says october 5

Hello, chokecherries, saskatoon berries and gooseberries, oh my. Goodbye noni, gogi, coffee berries and acai. Beware spending premium dollars for dried cure-alls stored in containers and plastic bags having formerly contained more antioxidant super power prior to being dried then shipped from the Himalayans. Devouring fresh forage growing wild and free on crown land will provide more phytochemicals you see-a, there is no panacea but many super foods locally found rather than bound for other destinations.

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Here’s a link that discusses the what’s on the menu and what’s off for national berry picking.

millie says september 27

Blue is the new red. Based on the doctrine of signatures theory traditional shamen identify siberian ginseng as good for man because it looks like man. Similarly dark colored fruits and vegetables look like blood so they’re good for blood. So for all you rheumatic anemic neo-hunter-gatherer types blue potatoes are locally in season, less inflammatory than whites and higher in iron content for blood energy and synthesis. dont forget to wash off the dirt.

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millie says september 4

Lube-up the innards.  stomach ulcers are caused by the eroding of mucosal lining from various stressers such as anxiety, smoking, acidic food and drink.  In order to reduce pain while healing buffer with slippery soluble fibre, L-glutamine and mucilaginous herbs: DGL (deglycerrhized licorice extract), slippery elm and marshmallow tea, soaked flax seeds in oatmeal, okra, raw potato and cabbage juice.  Slip slide your way to digestive repair.

Acidic and Alkaline Foods

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vegetarian nutrition

Choosing to eat vegetarian is a choice to take seriously since nutritional deficiencies can result if one embarks on it blindly.  Although I advocate eating lower on the food chain much of the time, and avoiding consuming harmful chemicals and estrogens in conventionally raised beef, dairy, poultry and porc, a BLT without the B doesn’t cut it as a staple or source of protein and micronutrients needed for vegetarian and vegans.

Pregnant women who have been long-time vegetarian or vegan are at risk for miscarriages and difficult pregnancies due to lack of B12, iron and folic acid unless they supplement with vitamins or non-heme sources of these nutrients particularly zinc, iron, calcium, magnesium, B12 and folic acid.

The most important rules to follow in being a vegetarian are to consume protein at every meal.  This means combining legumes with nuts, seeds and whole grains, eat sprouts, sea greens and healthy ferments that contain proteinaceous bacterium.  

Vegetarian Food Combining

millie says august 14

You are what you eat eats. We do not eat in isolation rather are vulnerable to everything that plants and animals are exposed to. The more organic and vegetarian matter we eat the fewer chemicals, hormones, toxins and disease we ingest as a result of poor farming practices. If a cow is getting mad from eating other dead cows when it should be chewing grassy cud, it is all the more troublesome for humans to be eating cows who eat cows instead of vegetarian. Skip the madness, go vegetarian more often or at least stick to the vegetarian cows.

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millie says august 13

you are what you eat.  in Chinese Medical philosophy life force known as essence comes to us in two forms: from our parents at conception and then again on a daily basis, from food.  So if you eat food with good essence you will have good essence.  if you eat food with good chemistry, you will have good chemistry.  if you eat living food you will have energy.  if you eat nutrient-rich health food, you will be nutrient rich.  eat what you wish to become rather than what’s convenient.

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millie says august 9

Tempt yourself with the sugars of a carmelized onion. Abstaining from added sugar, artificial sweeteners, juice, pop, candy, milk chocolate, pastries and sugary alcohols for 6 weeks will allow your taste buds to return to normal. They’ll re-adjust to enjoy the natural sugars in grains, vegetables and fruit while keeping the calories out of way so you not only taste sweeter you look sweeter too.

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