When Plants Attack: Lectins, Phytates and Oxalates

Of all the nutritional recommendations that are passed around, eating more fruits and vegetables seems like a tip that should be universally good for everyone. Like every guideline, even this one has caveats. Many plant foods contain compounds that are irritating to our digestive system, immune system, and even nervous system. These compounds can cause certain plant foods to do more harm than good. In some cases, proper preparation of the foods can mitigate the ill effects of the compounds, but in other cases, the foods should be avoided in their entirety.

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Conclusions from Weston A. Price

Returning to a natural diet may not widen dental arches or straighten teeth, but in some cases can be extremely helpful for tooth decay.

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Around the World with Weston A. Price

Dr. Weston A. Price, DDS found that people whose tooth decay, heart disease, and diabetes were near zero, now rival modern America.

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Weston A. Price, DDS: World Traveler

In the 1930’s, a dentist named Weston A. Price traveled the world to inspect the teeth of indigenous groups. In his American dental practice, he became increasingly concerned with the dental issues that his modernized, American patients were experiencing. Multiple cavities, crooked teeth and narrow dental arches required dental intervention, but he was sure this was not a normal state of human health.

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Moving Forward into Fall

School has started, and the leaves are falling! The smell of this year’s cranberries is in the air. Termination dust is working its way down the mountains. It is time to put up our fishing and hunting gear start thinking about winter. With fall and winter come many things to think about, from basic home winterizing to making sure your lawn, flower, and garden beds have the best start in the spring.

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Letter to the Editor: 9/26/17: J Suter

The solution to government run health care for all of America is right under the noses of congress. Congress says it wants the best medical program for America that can be delivered.

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Eat What You Need

What you eat is important. What you don’t eat might be more important due to food sensitivities. The right diet has life-altering benefits.

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From the Garden: Kale: The Gateway Vegetable

When introducing kids to the idea of eating fresh vegetables and edible flowers, I often hear, “I do not like vegetables.” It’s always amazing to me when I ask them to try a piece of, “Fresh broccoli, right from the stalk,” to then have them declare that they now LOVE broccoli! Kale gets a bad rap. Just today, I introduced a new group of students to the Optional garden. I innocently offer the unidentified vegetable to trusting children. “Did you like it?” Most declare they liked it and are shocked to hear they just ate kale - and enjoyed it!

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A Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body Program

Lions motto: We Serve. Where There Is A Need, There Is A Lion. Two needs are meet by Lions as we feed the hungry children across the world and engage them into leadership. A Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body is a feeding program to combat hunger.

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