Raw Butter for Weight Loss and Excellent Health

Butter CurlsButter has gotten a bad rap in the media for being high in cholesterol, but we have not been educated on the fact that natural cholesterol is essential for maintaining intestinal health, for development and detoxification of the brain and nervous system, and for overall bodily function.

Now that we have largely omitted butter from our diets in favor of low fat and fake fat foods, we are lacking the vitamins, minerals and fatty acids in butter which have been protecting us against heart disease, cancer, arthritis, osteoporosis, thyroid health, digestion and weight gain.  It’s no wonder that we are so profoundly plagued with these illnesses.

In addition to the omission of this naturally healthy food, many of us are substituting it with margarine or other manufactured spreads.  These products contain toxic cancer-inducing solvents, dangerous trans fat, free radicals, bleach, artificial colors and flavors and/or synthetic vitamins.

When we are healthy, maintaining healthy weight is easy and joyful.  By substituting wholesome butter for unhealthy food in an attempt to lose weight, we hinder our own progress.  Specifically, the toxic substances in margarine or other low calorie or reduced fat spreads actually cause us to gain weight because our bodies are being inundated with substances that are difficult to eliminate.

Moreover, when we eat real butter, we feel satisfied and we are not left with a feeling of deprivation.  The feeling of wanting more causes our bodies to hold on to unwanted weight or makes it hard work to lose weight and keep it off.

While butter in any form is much healthier than any margarine or other manufactured spread, butter is best when it is unpasteurized and from animals that graze on green grass.

Pasteurized (cooked) butter contains irritants in the form of dead bacteria and digestive enzymes which are no longer active – both of which benefit the body when not killed. Raw butter also contains fatty acids which support a healthy immune system, boost metabolism and are anti-microbial, while heated fats often become trapped in the body and store as cellulite.

Butter from grass-fed cows also contains both Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) and the perfect balance of Omega 3 to Omega 6 fatty acid ratio, which are protective against disease and assist the body to build muscle and burn unnecessary body fat.

Supermarket butter is pasteurized and from factory farms where the cows are fed grain and/or corn.  If it does not say 100% grass-fed on the label, it’s most likely grain or corn fed.  Also, toxic chemicals to which animals are exposed are more concentrated in the fat.  For that reason it is important to avoid products from animals treated with antibiotics or hormones.

Here is how the purchase the best butter available to you from most healthful to least healthful:

  • Raw (unpasteurized) butter from grass-fed animals – raised without antibiotics or hormones
  • Raw (unpasteurized) butter from grain/corn fed animals – raised without antibiotics or hormones
  • Raw (unpasteurized) butter from grass-fed animals – raised with antibiotics and/or hormones
  • Raw (unpasteurized) butter from grain/corn fed animals raised with antibiotics and/or hormones
  • Pasteurized butter from grass-fed animals raised without antibiotics and/or hormones
  • Pasteurized butted from grain/corn fed animals raised without antibiotics and/or hormones
  • Pasteurized butter from grass-fed animals raised with antibiotics and/or hormones
  • Pasteurized butter from grain/corn fed animals raised with antibiotics and/or hormones

It’s never recommended under any circumstance to use margarine or artificial spread for the reasons stated above.

Curing Acne

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What is Acne?

Propionibacterium acnes (P acne) is a skin bacteria that performs an important function.  When the balance of the P acnes bacteria is optimal, it prevents colonization and proliferation by other bacteria such as Staphylococcus, which is also present in the skin.  P acne uses sebaceous secretions (oil produced by glands in the skin) as nutrients.

An overproduction of hormones creates waste which must be eliminated because the body cannot utilize the excess hormones.  This waste is eliminated through the skin in the form of excess sebaceous secretions (oil production) in the skin.  This in turn causes plugs of sebum and keratin to become lodged in hair follicles.

When those plugs rupture, P acne overproduces and creates infection leading to inflammation and pus-filled pockets.  We call these pus filled pockets acne.

How should we treat acne?

Antibiotics and antibacterial soaps: attempt to kill bacteria in order to “cure” the condition.  Unfortunately, this causes an imbalance in our resident flora and enables resistant bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus and Acinetobacter baumannii to flourish.

Antibiotics also destroy the intestinal bacteria, which can lead to many other symptoms such as the following:

• Difficulty losing weight, sugar/carbohydrate cravings

• Frequent fatigue, poor concentration

• Frequent constipation or diarrhoea

• Faulty digestion, acid reflux and other gut disorders

• Sleeping poorly, possible night sweats

• Painful joint inflammations/stiffness

• Bad breath, gum disease & dental problems

• Frequent colds, flu or infections

• Chronic yeast problems, candida

• Acne, eczema, skin & foot fungus, etc

• Extreme menstrual or menopausal symptoms

• Allergies and food sensitivities

Acne drugs:  all acne drugs have side effects.   Specifically, the chemicals that comprise these drugs are treated as waste to the body which must be eliminated.  This puts stress on the organs, glands, and the entire body as it works to expel the poison being introduced.  Some known side effects include: hair loss, depression, psychosis, mood swings, violence, suicide, inflammatory bowel disease, liver and heart problems.

Birth control pills cause weight gain, nausea and irregular bleeding.  They also create the risk of blood clots, heart problems, and stroke.

Hydrocortisone: eventually thins the skin and wears down its natural immunity, leading to more outbreaks and poor skin.

Oil Stripping: compromise the skin’s hydrolipid barrier, cause skin to lose protein and water and become sensitive, wrinkle-prone and irregular.

The real cure:

Before any of the above treatments are considered, we should note that although conventional medicine has generally dismisses diet as the real cause of acne, the absence of acne in non-westernized cultures suggests that nutrition is an important factor.

The modern western diet consists of primarily sugar, grain, and grain/corn-fed animal meat, all of which increase levels of the insulin hormone in the blood and lead to formation of acne.

The most effective way to eliminate acne forever is to adopt a lifestyle that promotes hormonal balance and does not stimulate excess hormone production.   Correcting your body from the inside is the only thing that really works in the long term.

Things that cause acne:

Foods to avoid because they stimulate excess hormone production and/or create hormone resistance are:

  • Grains, nuts and beans (unless they are first soaked and sprouted)
  • Refined sugar
  • Meat or dairy from grain-fed animals or animals who receive growth hormones
  • Table salt
  • Fried anything

All medications must be avoided because they also stimulate the hormones, and create waste that may be eliminated through the skin.

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Things that prevent acne (click links for more info):

Nutrition for Radiant Health

Nutrition is a very important component of our health. Every nutrient, anti-nutrient and toxic substance has an effect on the body, and that determines our health, beauty, energy levels and vitality.

Eating natural foods in a form that is easily recognized, absorbed, assimilated, utilized and eliminated supports the radiant body for a lifetime.

Fat:

Uncooked fat which has not been heated above 118° Fahrenheit is extremely healthy and beneficial to our bodies.

That’s right! The most feared nutrient in America is actually the most important one for beauty, vibrant health, fitness, weight loss, brain function, toxin elimination, mood elevation, a feeling of satiety and more. It has been disparaged by the media and through education as something that makes us gain weight, and thus should be consumed in very limited quantities.

Fat goes with everything, and it’s a good idea to eat raw fat with everything. Below are some examples of good quality fat:

All Raw:

– Butter, cream, whole milk

– Fatty wild salmon or yellow tail

– Cold pressed coconut, olive or nut oils

– Avocado

– Coconut

– Cacao Butter

Unprocessed foods:

Consider buying as few foods from boxes or cans as possible. Eat whole unprocessed and preferably uncooked food – this means fruit, vegetable juice, meat, dairy, eggs, fish and oils.

Since conventional animal products and produce have been seriously degraded by current farming standards, it’s very important to adhere to the following:

  1. Beef, red meat and dairy products should be organic and from 100% grass-fed animals.
    1. Organic means the animal was given no hormones or antibiotics, and only ate chemical-free food.
    2. 100% grass-fed preserves the proper Omega 3 to Omega 6 ratio making beef and other red meat a very healthy food.
    3. Dairy products only have health benefits when raw (not pasteurized and not homogenized).
      1. i.      Pasteurized means heated to kill the bacteria. When you have healthy cows, the milk only contains beneficial bacteria which are great for digestion; and enzymes which are catalysts for every bodily process. When dairy is heated, dead bacteria and enzymes remain which cause allergies and illness.
      2. ii.      Homogenization is used to crush the fat molecules in milk so that the fat does not rise to the top. This changes the molecules to a form that is harmful to the body.
  2. Chicken and eggs from animals that were free to graze on grass and bugs, and were fed the least amount of soy possible. Not only is soy an unhealthy food for people, but it also negatively affects the Omega profile and taste while it increases toxicity in chicken and eggs.
  3. Fish should be fresh and wild – with the exception of muscles like oyster and clam, farmed fish is given substandard feed which negatively affects the nutritional content.  Most fish is contaminated with mercury.  So it is of utmost importance to eat fish raw so that the mercury can be easily excreted from the body.  If it is eaten with plenty of raw fat, or fatty fish is eaten, raw fish can chelate mercury previously stored in the body.
  4. Fruit should be fresh and organic or preferably biodynamic so that the body does not have to process the toxic residue from chemical fertilizers or sprays.
  5. Vegetable nutrients are encased within cellulose which cannot be easily accessed by the action of the human digestive tract.  However, the nutrients are very much available when vegetables are juiced but not pasteurized.  Alternatively, vegetables can be eaten lightly steamed.

Follow your instincts – when choosing from whole foods as described above, eat as much as desired while paying attention to how the food makes you feel – using trial and error to get the proper balance.

Processed Food:

Nuts, seeds, whole grains and legumes aka beans have to go through a process of soaking and sprouting in order to be digestible. Specifically, these foods naturally contain enzyme inhibitors which impede digestion, and phytic acid which also blocks the absorption of many minerals in the intestines.

Eating the non-soaked and sprouted version of these foods leads to mineral deficiencies, bone loss, and suppressed thyroid function.

Once sprouted, nuts and seeds can be made into butter or dehydrated so that they are crispy. Grains and legumes can be further processed by cooking.

Grain is a sugar spiking, mucous-forming food with few available nutrients. If making grain a staple food for budgetary reasons, in addition to soaking/sprouting, it is beneficial to combine slow-cooked homemade broth with every meal.

Water:

Our bodies need as much water as we desire. While water is essential for radiant health, too much water bloats the cells and puts extra stress on the kidneys. Fresh, raw food contains a high water content which is easily processed for efficient hydration. Thus, supplemental water may not be necessary unless we are subject to very hot weather or we engage in strenuous exercise.

The quality of water is far more important than the amount because whatever is not absorbed by the cells puts stress on the system that counteracts the hydration benefit. Water is most beneficial to the body when it’s free of harmful chemicals, it contains a natural balance of minerals and the molecules are small enough to be absorbed by the cells.

The best water contains little or no contaminants from pollution and has been filtered through the Earth. When water filters through the earth, it picks up a vibration that can synchronize the rhythm of the body to its ideal frequency.

Next to fresh unheated vegetable juice, good water is the healthiest drink choice. Herbal tea is beneficial in moderation. However, caffeine dehydrates the body and taxes organs and glands, thus it’s best to steer clear of coffee and other stimulants as much as possible.

A wonderful tonic that can increase energy consists of still mineral water with 2 TBL apple cider vinegar, juice of a lime and a tablespoon of unheated honey. This may create a mild nauseas feeling at first, while the body is eliminating large amounts of surface toxins. But, this is an amazing energy drink that enhances vitality more and more over time.

Soda is just a concoction of chemicals which are very damaging to the body. A healthy alternative is naturally sparkling (no co2 added) mineral water (Gerolsteiner or Perrier), and a less healthy alternative is natural soda that is made with mineral water and honey or stevia (Dr. Tima).

Artificial sweeteners such as Equal or Splenda are neurotoxins and should not be consumed by anyone under any circumstance.