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”
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
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
http://www.carotec.com/ . This catalogue is very informative. So
much so, that people use it in home schooling.
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.
http://www.htnetwork.org/ You can find your local chapter by
visiting the website listed above this one.
is the web site for the
Price- Pottenger Nutrition Foundation.
http://www.price-pottenger.org/ Of course this is very good
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.
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
FOR NUTRITION AND HEALTH
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
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.
Health Benefits of Real Milk
The Why’s and How’s
Another good website
dealing with the benefits of
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
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
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
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.
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.seedsofhealth.co.uk/articles/index_dairy.shtml Green Top
or Raw Dairy Articles (page of links) At Seeds of Health
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.
Another reason not to use no stick
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
http://www.carotec.com/ I am not sure if it is still
All you ever want to
know about soy is from a website in New Zealand.
Soy Online Service.
soy from the
Weston A. Price Foundation website. These all work unless
www.westonaprice.org/soy_alert.htm (not working)
Here is an article
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
Here is a list of
various links with all sorts of information about the
dangers of 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
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:
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.
Association of Health Care Journalists
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
Supplement Watch.com Supplement Decisions Made Easy
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
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
If you are
interested in Farming go to
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
seed company advertised over the radio. It looks like a good
company. Have not done business with them yet. (May 2002)
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.
the British one.
Here is their
website for Australia.
one is for Denmark.
The Organic Consumers Association http://organicconsumers.org/
farming web site, is
Agriculture Network Information Center at
This web site is
The Community Food Security Coalition which is at
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
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.
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,
for Real Milk”; and a “Campaign
for Real Ale”; there is now a “Campaign
for Real Food”.
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.
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.)
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
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.
Quack Watch.org if this should not work for you search for "Health
Freedom" on their main site.
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
http://www.sickofdoctors.addr.com/index1.htm Sick of Doctors
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.
Misinformation What "Freedom of Choice" Really Means Copyright
1996, John H. Renner, M.D.
This is another, article I do not
http://www.childhealthinfo.com/alternative-medicine.htm The Child
Health Information Center: ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE (See also HEALTH FRAUD)
Association for Health Freedom
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.
National Health Federation seems to be in the same vein as the one
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".
International Advocates for Health Freedom
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
http://www.childrenshealthcare.org/ CHILDREN'S HEALTHCARE IS A LEGAL
C.H.I.L.D. "Fighting Religion-related Neglect and Abuse of Children"
Access Excellence @ The National Health Museum
Center for Science in the Public Interest (I don't agree with
their dietary advice.)
From The Weston A. Price Website, "The Tragic Legacy
of Center for Science in the Public Interest
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
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
Undue Influence--TRACKING THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT'S MONEY, POWER, AND
HARM Using capitalist investments to destroy capitalist society