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This page is full of “links” and information about healthy eating.  (Links are text, that, when you click on it you will automatically jump right to another web site or page on the current web site.)

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Healthy Foods and Such

As you can tell this is a pet subject of mine.  If things seem convoluted here or there, don’t worry.  There is a madness to my method.  Don’t for a minute think that Douglas or I believe 100% of everything on these websites.  That just ain’t available!!  I make no guarantees about the information on these sites.  I am on a mailing list dealing with short-wave, listening.  As someone on the list reminds us, “Your mileage may vary”.


I hope all of these links are still working when I actually get this up on the net.  They work as I am writing this in the Spring and Summer of 2002.  Actually no.  It is now, March 2004 and a lot of these links are broken.  I am either fixing them or telling you which ones don't work.  The information might still be, "out there somewhere".  You can try to search for it. (I am only leaving the better broken ones on here.) If they don’t work for you, use a search engine such as “Google” (www.google.com) to try to find the article or website that way. “Google” has a “cache” that stores old articles and such; you might find it there.  I would not let me (Robyn) know about the glitches, as I might not be able to “fix” anything once I get this stuck on the web. That is, UNLESS you can also help me fix the problem/s.  Then by all means, let me know what is not working. I am learning to do this as I go along.


Good nutrition, not the “junk” that is normally promoted.

I have listed here the best websites dealing with good nutrition.  This is information that you most likely won’t hear on television or radio.  That is, unless you have a short-wave radio, or listen to Internet radio.


I got my “start” in this “branch” of the nutrition “interest” when I heard, Dr. Mary Enig on the radio program, Radio Free America.    


For supplements and health information get the free catalogue from Carotec at http://www.carotec.com/ .   This catalogue is very informative.  So much so, that people use it in home schooling.


For general nutrition go to the Weston A. Price Foundation at http://westonaprice.org/ This is nutrition information that “Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats”.


Healthy Traditions Network is the Detroit Chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation.  http://www.htnetwork.org/ You can find your local chapter by visiting the website listed above this one.


This is the web site for the Price- Pottenger Nutrition Foundation. http://www.price-pottenger.org/ Of course this is very good information also.


http://www.soilandhealth.org/index.html Soil and Health Library Australia  At the time I write this, this site has online for free, Dr. Price's books as well as books by other wonderful authors.  This site looks to have wonderful stuff on it otherwise as well!


Here we have the Transfat info. website http://www.enig.com/ This is Dr. Mary Enig’s website.  This is an excellent source of information about healthy fats.  Yes! Fat can be good for you!!


http://www.nutritionhealth.org/ THE McCARRISON SOCIETY


http://www.purr.demon.co.uk/McCarrison/mcchome.html McCarrison Society for Nutrition and Health Scottish Group


Speaking of fats, did you know that it is not necessarily, “cholesterol” that causes heart disease?  You can learn more about the “Cholesterol Myths” here.  http://www.ravnskov.nu/cholesterol.htm   Cholesterol, is what the body produces when it is trying to repair itself.  It is best to figure out what is causing the body to repair itself in the first place---RATHER than just try to lower the cholesterol.  If you are just lowering cholesterol, then you are treating a symptom and not the disease.  I have always thought it was best to treat the disease and not just the symptoms.  It does not seem a good idea to me, to take cholesterol, lowering drugs and not get rid of the reason the body is producing cholesterol.  The cause for the problem is still there. 


 The Health Benefits of Real Milk

The Why’s and How’s of Real Milk http://www.realmilk.com/


Another good website dealing with the benefits of Raw Milk http://www.rawmilk.org/


http://www.magma.ca/~ca/rawmilk/index.htm (www.NaturalMilk.com) Formerly www.rawmilk.com.  Canadian web site.


This is a great website if you want to learn about health and such.  They have some informative articles about Pasteur and his rival Antoine Bechamp.  The main website is called, Sumeria. This is a link to their health section. http://www.sumeria.net/health.htm 

The history of Pasteur and Bechamp is crucial to understanding WHY they Pasteurize milk today.  You can also learn, “Why PETA’s MilkSucks.com Sucks”.  I am not sure I believe 100% of everything on this website.  It is food for thought though. 

http://www.westonaprice.org/soy/notmilk.html Reply To Robert Cohen, The Not Milk Man  By Andreas Schuld. 


In the U.K., and some other European countries, it is legal to sell unpasteurised (with an “S”) milk. Hopefully these articles will still work.  If not, go to “google” (www.google.com) type in “unpasteurised milk” (with an “S” and not a “Z”).  That is how I found these.  Or you can look up the organizations and do a search on their websites.  (Nov. 2003--At least it was legal when I originally wrote this.  No telling what that durned ol' E.U. are up to now.  E.U. = European Union.)


This one is from the U.K.’s Soil Association http://www.soilassociation.org/sa/saweb.nsf/index.html

This is their organic farming and foods website.  It should be pretty good.


Here are two articles from the Food Standards Agency.  This is an agency of the British government.  These two don't work anymore, but I left them on here so you could search for them if you wanted to.

1. http://www.food.gov.uk/safereating/foodadvice/milk/

2.http://www.food.gov.uk/foodindustry/ Consultations/consultwales/rawmilkcream


Here WAS one article about the traditional British “pinta” or “pint of” milk. It is no longer working.  I keep it here so you can search for more information about the contents.  In this article, you can learn about the British, “Unpasteurised Milk Producers’ Association”.  I could not find a website for them.  Their head is, campaigner Sir Julian Rose. http://www.sustainweb.org/foodfact/pinta.htm  It is from Sustain the alliance for better food and farming.  website. http://www.sustainweb.org/ 


http://www.seedsofhealth.co.uk/articles/index_dairy.shtml Green Top or Raw Dairy Articles (page of links) At Seeds of Health


This article was from the BFA, Biological Farmers of Australia Ltd.   It isn't there now, but the BFA is still there.  You can see what the BFA has to offer.

http://www.bfa.com.au/news/articles/2001_ winter_milkunpasturised.htm

Another reason not to use no stick cookware http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3441255.stm  Frying pan fumes 'kill canaries'


Soy Not Fit for Animals or Humans

There is a big debate on the Internet in the “Alternative Medicine” field.  The debate is over “Soy”.  I happen to believe that soy is good for industrial purposes.  They make good plastic out of it.  But I really don’t like to eat it.  This comes from my own experience of eating soy. As a vegan teenager, I ate the beans cooked in pressure cookers.  I ate many a “beans and tortilla” meal.  I still “crave” the taste of a good fried tofu and mayo sandwich.  (Of course a fried egg sandwich is much better for me and takes care of that craving!!)  As a baby I was fed the “dreaded” soy formula.  I had no choice in either case.  You eat what is available.  Looking back, I can see that I had difficulty eating soy.  When I “got grown” and I ate tofu as a treat item—I finally woke up and realized that I cannot eat soy.  And it dawned on me why I had some of the difficulties I had as a child.  For instance, soy is known to be difficult to digest.  It is the most flatulence-causing bean in the world.  I was fed soy formula because I had a cow’s milk allergy.  I was adopted, so breastfeeding was not an option.  My mother describes me as a baby, as not wanting to be held.  I cried and cried all the time.  She could not hold me, and it got so bad they had to prop the bottle up and allow me to feed that way.  Could I have had terrible gas from the soy?  Only God knows the answer to that.  But the soy could have been one reason why I cried and did not want to be held. 


I am sort of anti-vegetarianism / veganism also.  The pro-soy, vegetarian / vegan people, believe that the Soy Online Service and the Weston A. Price Foundation have an agenda.  It is as if they believe that these groups are in league with milk producers and cattle raisers. 


Where I seem to run across information about a “conspiracy” coming from the “soy” industry.  The vegetarian / vegan community seem to see a “conspiracy” coming from the cattle / milk industry.  


Of course you can tell that my opinion of soy is “slanted” a certain way.  But there is “scientific” evidence that helped my opinion “slant” in the direction it went.  The web sites below are where I get my “soy ammunition”. 


You can still get the “Soy Report” from Carotec? at http://www.carotec.com/  I am not sure if it is still available. 


All you ever want to know about soy is from a website in New Zealand.  Soy Online Service. www.soyonlineservice.co.nz 


Articles about soy from the Weston A. Price Foundation website.  These all work unless otherwise noted.





www.westonaprice.org/soy_alert.htm (not working)  http://www.westonaprice.org/soy/soy_update2001.html Works!





Here is an article about how Soy is the “Sacred Cow” http://www.jacktips.com/soysacredcow.htm It is from Apple-A-Day Service Group.  In the article, you learn the “pros.” and “cons.” about soy so you can make up your own mind.  It is a really good article!!


Here is a list of various links with all sorts of information about the dangers of soy. http://www.mercola.com/article/soy/   http://www.mercola.com/2000/jan/9/truth_about_soy.htm Learn The Truth About The Historical Use Of Soy

There is an interesting article at http://www.findarticles.com/cf_dls/m1594/4_13/90191352/p1/article.jhtml can't guarantee that it will remain there.  You can look it up at the library or online if you can't find it here. Don't know if I agree with this article 100% since I have not read 100% of it.  The title, magazine and author are: Sorting out soy: the growing confusion about eating soy foods. (Eating Right). E: The Environmental Magazine, July-August, 2002, by Anne W. DiNardo   Right now this article is also at: http://www.emagazine.com/july-august_2002/0702gl_eating.html


Other Sites of Interest

Association of American Physicians and Surgeons Inc. http://www.aapsonline.org/ "Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Inc. A Voice for Private Physicians Since 1943" This is a very interesting website.  It is really for doctors, but anyone can learn things here.

Here is yet another excellent and interesting website.  The Oregon Institute for Science and Medicine http://www.oism.org/ 

http://www.sma.org/ Southern Medical Association

http://www.ahcj.umn.edu/ Association of Health Care Journalists http://www.ahcj.umn.edu/qualityguide/chapter9.html#keyfacts Covering the Quality of Health Care: A Resource Guide for Journalists--Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Measuring Quality on the Fringes of Health care--Why it matters: Consumers are confused

http://www.supplementwatch.com/ Supplement Watch.com  Supplement Decisions Made Easy

http://www.medicalconsumers.org/index.html  Center for Medical Consumers This is a web site for New Yorkers. But it has wonderful information on it.

If you are interested in learning about the dreaded “C” word, cancer, then here is a good web site by Dr. Moss http://www.cancerdecisions.com/   He seems to be “pro-soy”, but the things on his web site seem interesting none the less. I heard about him on a radio program but I did not hear the program clearly, because I had the computer on.  What intrigued me, was the fact that in the early 1980’s he wrote a book about “The Cancer Industry”.  It is a very scary subject.  The drug companies, and the “cancer industry” want a monopoly on treatments.  It is not a good thing at all.  You can read what the “other half” believes about Dr. Moss by reading this review of his books at Quackwatch.com.  You can read Dr. Moss’ book  yourself at http://www.ralphmoss.com/cain.html   If you want to learn more about the books go to http://www.ralphmoss.com/html/books.shtml


If you are interested in Farming go to Acres U.S.A. http://acresusa.com/  I think it may be good for gardeners also.  It is definitely good for consumers who want to learn what is going on with our food supply.

http://www.beyondveg.com/  Here is a site about the TRUE science of "alternative diets", such as Vegetarianism, Fruitarian, Raw Foods etc.


I heard this seed company advertised over the radio.  It looks like a good company.  Have not done business with them yet.  (May 2002) http://www.organicseed.com/


I have seen ads for a company “Seeds of Change” in British magazines.  They sell organic seeds, and organic processed foods.  I found a few websites for them on “Google”.  This company seems like a very commercial, growing company.  Just because the products are “organic” that does not make them 100% good.  An, organic ketchup for example, may seem better.  But if it has the same amount of sugar and has had all the nutrients processed out of it, is it really “better”? 

This one may be the company’s main web site


This one is their main site as far as buying things. http://www.seedsofchange.com/

Just so you can see the different products they offer around the world, here are some of their other web sites.  I don’t know if they have any other ones.

This is the British one http://www.seedsofchange.co.uk/start.htm

Here is their website for Australia


This one is for Denmark.  http://www.seedsofchange.dk/ 


The Organic Consumers Association   http://organicconsumers.org/


Another interesting farming web site, is Agriculture Network Information Center at http://www.agnic.org/  http://laurel.nal.usda.gov:8080/agnic/


This web site is also interesting.  The Community Food Security Coalition which is at http://www.foodsecurity.org/


Here is a website of the British (U.K.) Government.  It is similar to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  It is their Food Standards Agency http://www.foodstandards.gov.uk/   This is a very informative site even though it is “mainstream”.  Don’t know if they are as influenced by food companies, as our FDA is influenced by drug and food companies.  I know they are heavily influenced by the European Union.  I just learned about “E numbers”.  Each food additive used in the European Union (E.U.) gets a number.  You can look up “E numbers” on this site and learn more about different ones.  Just type in “E numbers” in quotes into their search engine.  Now remember, there are different laws between the E.U./ U.K. and the U.S.  We allow some things they don’t and they allow some items we don’t.  The amounts of a substance found in our food maybe different too.  Douglas and I are very wary of foods that require a PHD in chemistry in order to read the ingredients label on a food package.  It is not that we don’t trust “chemicals” in the foods; table salt is “sodium chloride”, it is just that we like to know what we are eating.  If we can’t pronounce it then odds are we won’t know what the item is. 

In Europe there is the “Slow Foods Movement”.  It started in Italy as a way to simply “enjoy” food.  A large part of the concept is the act of taking time and enjoying a meal.  Enjoying food is a novel concept for some people.  They are too busy watching the fat contents, calories and cholesterol of each bite they eat.  I say, “If you don’t enjoy it, why eat it”!  I grew up in a “culture” where a meal could take a while. When I lived with my grandparents, even the noon meal of “leftovers” or “beans and cornbread” type foods, was not really a “fast” meal.  The only reason we were “hurried along” by my grandmother, was because I had to be back to high school on time. http://www.slowfood.com/  This concept might not be 100% healthy according to the websites at the top.  They do stress eating real food, which is cooked, not microwaved.  “Slow Foods” seems like a good idea to me.  The whole concept of the enjoyment of preparing the food, and then having a nice meal with friends or family is very good.  I wish we could slow the whole world down so that everyone could enjoy their food more often.  Eating a meal together is a Godly principle from the Bible.  I have learned a lot of great things from conversations I have had while eating.  They have done studies and eating one meal together on a regular basis is good for families and kids. 


Not only is there a, “Campaign for Real Milk”; and a “Campaign for Real Ale”; there is now a “Campaign for Real Food”.  http://www.thecarf.co.uk/


http://www.agsites.net/ Agriculture and Outdoor World Link Directory--The largest agriculture and outdoor world website directory


Here are two good web sites for “people of size”.  The first one is,

National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance http://www.naafa.org/   I am not sure if I agree 100% with it.  It is a starting point for resources.  The NAAFA web site also gives people something to think about.

This next one seems to have some good resources.  I saw some good clothing companies.  I even saw an ad for a lingerie (seat cover) shop.  This web site had a page with a list of good books to read on this subject.  Size Wise  http://www.sizewise.com/ 

I think of “fat acceptance” like this, “What do I do until I loose the weight?”.  And then, “What if I never lose weight?”.  “My size does not necessarily make me ‘unhealthy’”!  “Why are you, Mr. Business Owner, trying so hard to get rich off my ability or inability to loose weight”?  “I can be “healthy” and “beautiful” no matter what size I am”!!  “I have to accept myself, whether or not I loose weight.  I have to love myself now.  I can work at losing weight if I so choose.  I have to be positive ‘in the mean time’.  I can’t wait until I get thin to love myself.  I might not ever make it to ‘when I get thin’”. 


Now here is an example of the interesting things I run across as far as British foods.  I get a magazine called, Country Living.  (The British Edition)  www.countryliving.co.uk They always have a food section where they give recipes.  Then, they also go to a part of the U.K. and tell about the foods and attractions there.  In the last few months they have been doing a series called, “The A-Z of British Food”. (That would be pronounced “Aye to Zed”.)  In the March 2002 issue, they show “sheep’s milk”.  There is a company that sells milk from sheep in Herefordshire.  Eskley Sheep Milk. http://www.sheepmilk.co.uk/   It looks yummy in the magazine photo even though it is pasteurized!  (I also found out about the “Campaign for Real Food” in Country Living also.)

Ok, I don't have a section on Fluoride... I should stick some things on here dealing with that. 

http://pmeiers.bei.t-online.de/index.htm History of Fluorine, Fluoride, and Fluoridation

Some Articles/Sites "for and against" Health Freedom (for the sake of argument) See the page, "Interesting Threads of Thought" for more links in this section.  This list has links the other one doesn't.  And the other list has links this one doesn't.  The other list has more links.

http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/hfreedom.html From Quack Watch.org if this should not work for you search for "Health Freedom" on their main site.

http://www.quackpotwatch.org/ Quack Pot Watch

http://www.ncahf.org/ The National Council Against Health Fraud (Very much against health freedom!)

http://www.campaignfortruth.com/  Campaign For Truth In Medicine

http://www.sickofdoctors.addr.com/index1.htm  Sick of Doctors .com

This is an article I do not agree with!!  But I hope it works for you, it is interesting even though it makes the blood boil. http://www.mbnglobal.com/MBN_Money_Finance/subHMWatchHMF.htm Health Misinformation  What "Freedom of Choice" Really Means Copyright 1996, John H. Renner, M.D.

This is another,  article I do not agree with.  http://www.childhealthinfo.com/alternative-medicine.htm The Child Health Information Center: ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE (See also HEALTH FRAUD)

http://www.apma.net/  American Association for Health Freedom

http://www.afcm.org/ Americans for Free Choice in Medicine                                       Promotes a philosophy of individual rights, personal responsibility and free market economics in the health care industry.


Don’t know about this website.  It seems ok, but needs a closer inspection.  Institute for Health Freedom. http://www.forhealthfreedom.org/


The National Health Federation seems to be in the same vein as the one above.  http://www.thenhf.com/

They “work to protect individuals right to choose to consume healthy food, take supplements and use alternative therapies without government restrictions”.  I can agree with that!  (To a point.)  I think people ought to be allowed to make informed choices about their health care!! But because not everyone is "informed" or "instructed" in the "right" way to use alternative therapies, then there should be a minimum of regulations.  You have to keep the people who are not instructed from hurting themselves.  Otherwise "they" will ban it all because it is "dangerous". 

http://www.iahf.com/ International Advocates for Health Freedom

http://www.acsh.org/ American Council on Science and Health

I finally found this one after two? hours of searching.  I couldn't remember what it was called! This is very frightening stuff!!  http://www.childrenshealthcare.org/ CHILDREN'S HEALTHCARE IS A LEGAL DUTY INC.
C.H.I.L.D. "Fighting Religion-related Neglect and Abuse of Children"


http://www.accessexcellence.org/ Access Excellence @ The National Health Museum


http://www.cspinet.org/ Center for Science in the Public Interest (I don't agree with their dietary advice.)

http://www.westonaprice.org/know_your_fats/cspi.html From The Weston A. Price Website, "The Tragic Legacy of Center for Science in the Public Interest

http://www.activistcash.com/ ActivistCash.com, a project of the Center for Consumer Freedom, provides the public and media with in-depth profiles of anti-consumer activist groups, along with information about the sources of their exorbitant funding. http://www.consumerfreedom.com/ Website of the Center for Consumer Freedom   (Are these two run by industry?  If you look at the second one, it has an ad for an anti alcohol prohibition web site.  They don't think that soda pop in schools is bad etc.)

http://www.undueinfluence.com/ Undue Influence--TRACKING THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT'S MONEY, POWER, AND HARM Using capitalist investments to destroy capitalist society


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