The Missing Link: 1/12/2012

Posted: January 12, 2012 in The Missing Link

We get misled on what’s good for us and what’s not with advertising, doctor’s advice and food pyramids. Many of the links this week talk about what we’ve been led to believe and what hard evidence has proven to be true time and time again. Much of our purchased food is genetically modified from the point of seed by large corporations. I knew nothing about this until a new friend, Sara Ant, explained what GMOs were. It’s getting harder and harder to find food that isn’t modified in some form or another. In addition to that, we’ve got advertisements from products like Egg Beaters telling us that omitting the yolks from our eggs is going to make us healthier and more slim. I’ve eaten two eggs every morning since January 2011 and continue to lose weight, my blood pressure is low without meds and my cholesterol tests are coming back fine. You’ve got to counter your eating with activity and make good choices that don’t come in a so-called perfect, convenient package. I quickly found out that convenience is where the obesity problems start.

If you know of good links around the net that are worth sharing, send them my way at

Mark’s Daily Apple

Mark explains what cholesterol is and how it’s an essential component of cellular membranes in the production of steroid hormones, vitamin D and bile acids. After a thorough explanation, he continues to talk about how to understand cholesterol test results.

Primal Toad

In Primal Toad’s first post of 2012, he brings us an example of how conventional thinking believes removing the yolks from our eggs is healthier. Take a look at this post where he gives a detailed list of the nutrient value of two large egg yolks. He includes links to studies on why you should eat more (not less) cholesterol and advises “You can spare 5 minutes. It could save your life!”

Wellness Mama

Can teeth heal and regenerate? Research from Dr. Weston A. Price and Drs. Mellanby show that diet has a tremendous impact on oral health (even more so than brushing in some cases) and that there had even been cases of cavities reversing.

Balanced Bites

Dianne Sanfilippo offers her review of a book that I plan to read in the very near future regarding the history of the wheat plant from its roots as an ancient grain to its current state as a modern, modified franken-food. This book tells us that “aside from some extra fiber, eating two slices of whole wheat bread is really little different, and often worse, than drinking a can of sugar-sweetened soda or eating a sugary candy bar”. Read the review by Dianne to help decide whether this is a subject you want to educate yourself on.

Food Finds

I’ve always been a fan of a good slow cooker recipe. Here’s one more meal that can be ready to serve when you walk in the door from a long day at work.

That’s it for this week. Don’t forget to send me interesting links you may have found at Talk to you later!


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