The flu-mask: does it work?

Many of you, I'm sure, have seen people wearing cloth face masks in public as a preventative measure--either from giving or getting the flu. I looked into whether or not they did anything (besides allowing you to cough a bit more freely); in particular I looked at whether they did anything on airplane rides where …

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Vegetable Oils are Shitty

Warning: Long Post, filled with Intrigue!ย  There are probably only two things I am dogmatic about: unfermented legumes and grains, and vegetable oils. Vegetable oils, to summarize Michael Pollan briefly, arose out of the government's shitty idea that saturated fats caused heart disease, and so instead of reducing their intake,ย supplanting them with vegetable oils would …

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 …