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Supplements and Whole Foods I Use in My Morning Smoothie

By Cat, June 2007; updated May 2019. This was originally part of my article on Cat’s Kitchen, Supplements I Use. But that article was getting too long, so I moved the section on my Morning Smoothie to this article. For … Continue reading

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Supplements I Use

By Cat, June 2007; updated May 2019 My goal is to get all the nutrients I need from my diet. Unfortunately, that becomes more difficult as we age; I find that I need more supplements than when I was younger. I … Continue reading

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Inositol, Choline and Insulin Resistance

By Cat, May 2019 Insulin resistance is a metabolic disorder that is the precursor to Type-2 Diabetes. It means that the insulin receptors on cell walls no longer respond to insulin, starving the cells of glucose for fuel. This typically … Continue reading

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Braised Spring Vegetables, with Herbs

By Cat, May 2019 (image, right, from Wikimedia Commons, and below left from Wikimedia Commons) Over the years of testing others’ advice on how to prepare vegetables, especially leafy greens: raw, steamed, and boiled, I eventually reverted to the method … Continue reading

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The Vital Importance of Sunlight

by Cat,  March 2008; updated April 2019 While sunlight is not part of a diet that you ingest, it is a vitally important part of your body’s overall diet, and how much sunlight you get affects every aspect of your … Continue reading

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Food Combining: Acidifying and Alkalizing Foods

by Catherine M. Haug,  January 2009; updated May 2019 For optimal health, our bodies should be slightly alkaline. There are three fluids for which pH (measure of acidity/alkalinity) is extremely important.  The pH of the first 2 is very slightly … Continue reading

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Rendering Lard in a Crockpot: The Process

by Cat, October 23-24, 2o10 on The EssentiaList; copied on Cat’s Kitchen, May 3, 2019; all photos by Cat. Back in July 2010 I posted Rendering Lard – the Perfect (& Original) Shortening on the sustainability blog, The EssentiaList, which covered the … Continue reading

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Roasted Greek Salad

By Cat, April, 2019 (Image, right, from Wikipedia Commons) I love Greek food! and the traditional Village Salad (Horiatiki) is essential for a good Greek meal. But when I saw this roasted version, my curiosity was aroused. It includes panic … Continue reading

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Ketogenic Diet

by Catherine M. Haug, June 18, 2013; updated Sept 2016;  and April 2019. (image, right, by Cat) Ketogenic diet is a high fat, low carb and moderate protein eating plan. Once the body’s cells learn to burn fat instead of … Continue reading

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Trans Fats: A Modern Problem

by Catherine M. Haug,  January 2007; updated April 2019 (image, right, from Western Family Trans fats are now generally accepted to be toxic for human consumption.  This is because in their attempt to behave like their bio-active cis counterparts, they … Continue reading

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