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Old Fashioned Foods or Remedies That Are Back In Style

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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 14, 2012 8:43:21 AM PST

Quite often, "NOW" has good quality
at the Best Price. ;)

Posted on Apr 2, 2012 7:21:19 AM PDT


In reply to an earlier post on Apr 4, 2012 8:47:18 PM PDT
Kiki Cairo says:
Coconut oil was almost destroyed by the soybean oil industry with their false claims that it is an unhealthy saturated fat. In fact it is one of the healthiest fats in the world!

There is a lot of misinformation about fats -- we were bombarded with advertising claiming corn oil, soybean oil and "polyunsaturates" are healthy -- but they turn out to be highly inflammatory and unhealthy!

Posted on Apr 5, 2012 10:30:19 AM PDT
Sometimes "conventional wisdom" is dead wrong. Look how many centuries so-called physicians were using leeches - and too many patients died of blood loss.

Another example is that we've been hearing for over 50 years that salt is bad for you, especially if you have high blood pressure or heart problems. Once again, they found that more people were having heart attacks and dying from lack of salt, rather than too much salt!

But cholesterol is a recognized problem, if only for the graphic gunk being pulled from arteries in heart surgery videos/photos. My husband loves his burgers and fries, even homemade, so I try to counter with cholesterol-reducing/cleansing foods.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 5, 2012 12:10:03 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 5, 2012 12:16:05 PM PDT
ParrotSlave says:
Too much salt IS bad for you. Try to remember from grade school science about how osmosis works. Too much salt in your system adds to the workload of your heart, since your body naturally maintains--because of the laws of physics--more water in order to keep the salt diluted. In a few cases, there have been issues of too much potassium aggravating the low sodium issue.

The main problem with reducing salt is that you reduce the amount of iodine in your diet unless you compensate for it; there's a good reason that most salt is iodized. When you cut out most people's main source of iodine, you are going to see health consequences of lack of iodine. Those health consequences have nothing to do with sodium balance per se.

Salt is essential for life, so you can't go crazy with salt restriction: it's a question of balance.

Both hypernatraemia and hyponatramia are associated with increased mortality: see, for example, Examination of the low sodium (hyponatramia) groups is complicated by the fact that these patients are being put onto low sodium diets (in the vast majority of cases, the low sodium is the result of medical suggestion) because of life-threatening disease conditions, so, one might logically suspect that these patients would have higher mortality anyway regardless of their sodium levels. It's like the study you may have read about recently linking prescription sleeping pills to higher mortality; what the geniuses pontificating about it failed to notice was several decades worth of epidemiological data that links higher mortality to less sleep: in other words, just as in the low sodium case, the very patients who are receiving the medicine (or the low-sodium diet) are several times more likely to die to begin with--which is why they are on their particular interventions (low sodium or sleeping pills).

Posted on Apr 6, 2012 7:59:33 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 6, 2012 8:01:24 AM PDT
Thanks ParrotSlave -

Good ideas to keep in mind. But used in moderation, basic table salt is good for you.

However, I'm NOT a big proponent of sleeping pills. Even used as directed, they tend to leave someone sluggish and inattentive the next morning.

Another key factor you didn't address, is how people (especially young people) spend all day chugging Energy Drinks and are too wired to sleep. So they drag themselves out of bed the next morning, and head for another Energy Drink. So you're combining sleeplessness with an artificially sped up metabolism, and these young people are dropping dead of strokes and heart attacks at 30.

I prefer herbs or one cocktail or a few glasses wine that just relaxes you enough to drift off to sleep on your own. And red wine and moderate drinking has been shown to lengthen lives.

Posted on Jun 3, 2012 1:21:42 PM PDT


In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2012 2:30:20 PM PDT
Sea Salt we never considered you.
(might be more accurate)

Balanced with the 84+ minerals it
contains, it is not the toxic
preservative that mined salt is.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2012 3:55:13 PM PDT
Donna says:
My mom used to drink cups of hot water without the tea to calm her stomach. It always seemed to work.

The issue with our lack of salt is for real. I developed a swelling in my neck over several months time and the dr. was sure it was a goiter. She ordered some medical tests for it and while waiting for my appt. time, I realized the sea salt we had begun to use about a year earlier was not iodized and that we had bought a new refrigerator that filters all our drinking water. I switched to old fashioned iodized salt and within a few weeks the swelling disappeared and I canceled the tests. Still fine-and I continue to mix the iodized salt with larger grains of sea salt.

Posted on Jun 4, 2012 6:10:12 AM PDT
Thanks for your posts.
"... those on low-salt diets had more than four times as many heart attacks as those on normal-sodium diets ..."

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2012 6:49:02 AM PDT
"toxic preservative"!?

How is sodium chloride "toxic"?
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012 2:27:26 PM PDT
I've never Googled for it, but I've never found Iodized Sea Salt in the stores. I wonder if there is such a thing or they can make it. So I cook w/ Iodized and I have Sea Salt on the table.

Posted on Jun 9, 2012 6:24:18 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 9, 2012 6:25:00 AM PDT
Here are a few iodized sea salts available here on Amazon or by mail:

Hain Pure Foods Sea Salt Iodized -- 26 oz

Trapani Italian Sea Salt Fine Iodized 2.2 lbs

And here's some articles on iodized sea salts:

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 9, 2012 10:47:18 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2012 11:56:03 PM PDT
Good one, Michael. At least you were smart at one stage.

Posted on Jun 18, 2012 7:09:51 AM PDT

Most people probably wouldn't go for a 24/7 raw food diet, and it may not be all that healthy full-time without some cooked meat or pasta. But following it for a few days a week, could promote your health and help flush out the toxins.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2012 7:36:33 AM PDT
Good one, John!

At least you are smart enough to comment on threads LESS than a year old!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 9:40:22 PM PDT
What exactly, does the age of the thread have to do with anything? I quite enjoy reading conversations in amazon forums that I have never before opened. Good stories are entertaining and enlightening at any age, Michael, it is only modern Medical Science that contradicts itself every month of so and has to reinvent its packiaging.

Why don't you read back a bit yourseld? It might cheer you up!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2012 5:03:16 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 21, 2012 5:03:46 AM PDT
I read the comments when they were contemporary.

No need to relive old arguments...I prefer to move on.

Always a new crop of scientific illiterates to educate.

Posted on Jun 23, 2012 9:16:42 AM PDT

I especially like "remedies" that are also food items, since without over-doing it, there should be no toxicity issues.

Posted on Jun 24, 2012 6:08:32 AM PDT
TinkHerToy says:
Not a food or a remedy, but good old fashioned BORAX is superior for laundry and other cleaning jobs, works about the same as baking soda, gentle cleaning and getting rid of odors. Not toxic like bleach, not a bunch of mad-scientist chemicals leaving god-knows-what chemical residues on your clothes and towels.

Posted on Nov 22, 2012 9:14:20 AM PST

Some of these, like chicken soup and honey, I've already posted in this discussion. I also find some supplements, from Vitamin C to KLB6 (kelp, lecithin, Vit. B-6 and apple cider vinegar), helpful too.

Posted on Feb 5, 2013 9:49:45 AM PST


"Let food be thy medicine." Hippocrates

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Posted on Feb 9, 2013 9:28:39 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 9, 2013 9:29:25 AM PST
In Los Angeles, wives/mothers flock to the open air Farmer's Market to shop like the French do: a different store/stall for each different type of food. Or driving into another valley for foreign specialty food.

Time-consuming, Yes. But discovering different shops and ethnic foods, and getting the best and freshest produce to dictate the menu - instead of the other way around - is a fun and healthy activity.,0,5880919.story
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