WAPF RANDOM UPDATES 2015
Here are a few interesting things that whizzed past on our radar in 2015:
The “fibre is good” con
About 12 years ago when we were telling people saturated fat was an essential nutrient, and “low fat diets” were far from healthy, a lot of people freaked out.Now if we start telling people that high fibre diets are are also very unhealthy, we suspect there may be some reaction.
Of well, nevermind, we’ll go ahead anyway!
You probably have been repeatedly told that fibre prevents colon and breast cancer, lowers cholesterol, reduces the risk of heart disease, regulates blood sugar, wards off diabetes, curbs the appetite, induces weight loss, cleanses the colon, arrests diarrhea, and unplugs constipation.
Which low carb diet will work best?
For a person who is basically well:
– the WAPF diet is a good option
– or Paleo is a similar diet.
– GAPS (Gut & Psychology Syndrome)
– SCD (Specific Carbohydrate diet) which GAPS was based on
– AIP (Autoimmune Paleo) – similar to GAPS but excludes extra foods which are common allergens Or for the person who has tried the other diets and still doesn’t go well on plant foods
– Zero Carb is an option that works very well for some people. (Note that Dr Natasha puts some of her GAPS patients on a No Plant diet if std GAPS is not enough)
– Low Carb or ketogenic diets generally are also very successful for many people, Zero Carb being at the end of that spectrum
This chart gives an overview of what foods are allowed on each diet. Note that there are no diets recommended that are plant based. We believe that the animal foods are vital for human health and vegetarian diets are best suited for short term cleansing only.
Toxic Canola Oil
The Koanga Institute
The Koanga Institute is home of New Zealand’s largest heritage organic seed collection. They focus on growing nutrient dense food and seeds in a regenerative manner for the next generation’s health and well being.
Take a look around their website to buy seeds, take a course, or read research. http://www.koanga.org.nz/
This book is great – highly recommended – really good summary of how wheat causes obesity, diabetes, and a range of other diseases.
And it also explains why most commercial “gluten free” foods (high starch) are just as bad as the wheat.
Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health by William Davis, MD
Things that can happen if you cut out “healthy whole grains”
And here is a brilliant website from a lady in Australia who breeds Ragdoll kittens, feeds them on raw foods, and doesn’t vaccinate them.
It’s great to see that there are more breeders now who are aware of the dangers of vaccinations and the benefits of raw foods: www.Eden Lea Ragdolls
A new vegan trend seems to be vegan tattooing
The Endgame for Paleo is WAPF
As much as we like the Paleo diet as a starting point, we prefer a Weston A. Price approach to nutrition. Paleo is good at figuring out what foods to eat. Weston A Price focuses not only on foods and food quality, but also food preparation. Paleo is about bringing the food back to the cave. Weston A. Price takes it from there and figures out how to extract the maximum nutrition from that food. Fermentation, soaking, sprouting, making stocks and organ meats.
What really appeals about the Weston A. Price approach is how different cultures in completely different parts of the planet that had no way to communicate with each other, independently came up with similar solutions to food preparation. Only when modern cultures rejected traditional food preparation in favor of convenience and cost saving did health begin to decline. Nutritional science is just beginning to catch up to what our ancestors knew about food”
The Peat-atarian Diet For Those Of Us With Average IQs
Not a diet we recommend because as well as being confusing it has some major balls ups, like “sugar is good”
|Grains||NO||NO||YES (treated only)||NO|
|Soy||NO||NO||YES (fermented only)||NO|
|“Salt is Good”||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|“Sugar is Good”||NO||NO||NO||YES|
|Offal + Bone Broth||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Nuts||YES||YES||YES (treated only)||NO|
|Avoid PUFA (Omega 6)||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Avoid PUFA (Omega 3)||NO||NO||NO||YES|
|“Saturated Fat is Good”||YES||YES||YES||YE|
You can’t afford to be skinny
And all done without fish oils too – there’s always something amazing to be found at drug counters…
The Vegetarian Myth
The NZ ministry of heath gave some good advice once
But that was back in 1944
Eat fish, liver, kidneys, cheese, take cod liver oil daily, get plenty of sunshine…
Isn’t it amazing what even the NZ dept of health was telling people back in 1944?
The medicine is often worse than the disease
Sir William Osler (July 12, 1849 – December 29, 1919) was a Canadian physician and one of the four founding professors of Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Gut death by Roundup
How the roundup left in non-organic wheat destroys the beneficial bacteria in your gut, as if they are weeds
Best food for cats
For an excellent guide to feeding cats we highly recommend Natural Nutrition for Cats by Kymythy Schultze
Many thanks for all you fantastic advice and for helping people think about things beyond feeding their pets as well – like avoiding microwaves and fluoridated water.
Our own cat is a third generation raw organic food cat who weighs in at 18lbs of solid muscle – he’s never tasted cooked food, and he’s never been sick.
I think Natural Nutrition for Cats would also make a brilliant book for human diet with barely any changes – especially the part about avoiding grains….
ps. Here’s a pic of our cat Christo
New Zealand has an anti health magazine
“Healthy Options” www.healthyoptions.co.nz – New Zealand’s low fat, pro vegetarian “health” magazine, in which the cure for all illnesses is fresh fruit and veg, and the word “meat” is seldom uttered, once published a short article on the work of Weston A Price.
The editor wrote “sometimes it is a good thing to be confronted by a challenging situation… the article based on the nutritional principles of Dr Weston A Price could evoke this response”
The article, which was a good introduction written by someone who understands and follows WAPF dietary principles, is pretty much the antithesis of most of the articles published in Healthy Options magazine, so it was really quite remarkable to see it in there
But they have been careful to avoid mentioning anything positive about eating meat since!
Nearly all wine sold in NZ is full of toxic preservatives.
Meanwhile there is an excellent wine shop in Auckland named “Wine Circle” that sells preservative free and organic wines – online sales available on their website.
The most stylish water fountain in Wellington
Moore Wilsons wellington have a very cool fountain
It has clean fluoride free water
It’s not set up for bigtime bottle filling and they have a gold coin donation box, but it’s more convenient than driving to Petone or Lower Hutt for small amounts
unless you already live in the Hutt!
Sean Croxton Videos
Principles of healthy diets brochures
Teeth by Coca Cola
If you would like to read a more honest summary of the evil beverage see our page on coca cola
Cast iron frying pans
Over the past 60 years Du Pont has conned almost everyone into using Teflon frying pans. Now it’s like an underground secret, but cast iron frying pans make everything taste better. For frying meats, A LOT BETTER! It also turns out Teflon is very toxic.
Although far cheaper ones are available, the best cast iron frying pans are French Le Creuset ones which are available from online shops like the studio of tablewear
They are eye wateringly expensive at around $320 for a 26cm one with a wooden handle, but the food comes out so well they may almost be worth it. A more reasonable option is to find a well used and well seasoned one second hand. But the cheap new Chinese ones from places like Briscos are very inferior and may put heavy metals into your food.
Apart from the vastly improved flavour, the other good bit is that a good cast frying pan is almost as non-stick as Teflon and they are not poisoning you with toxic teflon. And they last for decades and get better with age.
A cheaper option that also works well is stainless steel. Just be sure to avoid teflon pans like the plague.
Reilly’s peanut butter
This stuff is the bomb. Made to Sally Fallon’s recipe from soaked and dried organic peanuts, coconut oil, sea salt and honey.
Also available in almond brazil, and chocolate hazelnut.
These are all stocked at Common Sense Organics.
Seen on a bus
We are all over the place!