New Series: Essential Amino Acids

In the Generalized Anxiety Disorder post, I discussed how supplementing with L-Lysine and L-Arginine has good results in reducing anxiety & sinusitis and how Lysine has had a particular effect on sinuses (not corroborated in literature). It is a collagen precursor though (yey), and the RDA is 3000mg/day. I bought mine at Target and the effect on …

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Phytic Acid

Phytic acid is a much-talked about subject matter. Paleo will use it as a reason to not eat legumes or grains; vegans generally ignore them because that's all they have for protein; WAPF'ers and 'traditional' homesteaders will eat them prepared the traditional way. Phytic Acid is a molecule that is composed of phosphorous and it …

Making Yogurt

One of the aspects that I think helped a lot in helping me bounce back from eating irritating foods is yogurt. The Specific Carbohydrate Diet, as I mentioned, advocates for eating 24hr fermented yogurt every day. Most commercial yogurt isn't fermented for that long, but part of the long ferment is reducing lactose, and I …