Digestion I: the key to good health

Digestion I: the key to good health

It might seem obvious and straight-forward, but digestion is one of the most basic foundations of good health. This incredible process, through which our body extracts nutrients from food, is responsible for sustaining our very survival. Digestion is a series of...
Understanding cooking fats

Understanding cooking fats

For at least two – three generations we’ve been told to steer clear of saturated fat because it causes heart disease. This has pushed many people toward using polyunsaturated fats such as vegetable and seed oils as an alternative. But you need to ask...
Stop counting calories

Stop counting calories

Most of us who have embarked been on a weight loss quest have probably been conscious of calories. While it is good to take notice of what you put into your body for health purposes, focusing on calories is not a healthy or useful way to go about...
Humans are animals too: Part 2

Humans are animals too: Part 2

Why do human animals have such special eating habits? In part I of this article we looked at two important differences in the dietary and exercise habits of humans and our friends in the animal kingdom. In this section we go a bit deeper. 3: Humans are the only...
Why vegetable oils are toxic

Why vegetable oils are toxic

After decades of misinformation and blatant lies about saturated fat, we have been convinced that vegetable and seed oils are a healthier choice. However, fats from non-animal sources are often made by industrious processes that result in chemically unstable, toxic...
The A No Grainer guide to cooking fats

The A No Grainer guide to cooking fats

With so many fats available, it can be tricky to choose which one is best, particularly for different occasions types of food. Here’s where my cooking fats guide can come in handy. Foods that are made of mainly saturated fatty acids (SFAs) are the best for...
Let’s get back to real food

Let’s get back to real food

    Today I want to rant about the importance of real food. What do I mean when I say REAL FOOD? Real food is food that ends up on our plate pretty close to its natural state. Vegetables, fruit, meat, nuts, eggs. These are all real foods. These are all foods...
We need to talk about grains…

We need to talk about grains…

These problematic components of grain biology could be severely damaging your digestion and inhibiting nutrient absorption In the previous posts on grains we looked at why grains are not a nutritional food simply because they are not a whole food. However, the reasons...
All about the gut microbiome

All about the gut microbiome

In part I of the A No Grainer gut health series we were introduced to the gut and learned about the importance of our gut walls. We also learned that leaky gut is a condition that can lead to a host of other ailments. This article covers the gut microbiome and the...

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