Question: I’m applying everything I can from Eat Fat Lose Fat and Nourishing Traditions into my daily menus, and ABSOLUTELY loving it. Only problem is, after 2 monthsI have gained weight and am not losing at all. I feel great and my skin, hair and nails are the best they have ever been. I am 55 and exercise about 3 hours weekly, am newly post-menopausal, 5 ft tall and now weigh 136, a weight I have never been, not even through both pregnancies.Should I lower my calories below 2000 daily? Help! - Lois
Answer: It is normal and healthy to gain some weight at menopause and it may be that this period of weight gain has coincided with you going on the diet. A couple of suggestions would be to cut out any grains for the time being; also to not use any coconut milk, only coconut oil. I have heard from one person who found out she was sensitive to coconut, and it made her gain weight. But the allergens would not be in the oil. A final suggestion would be to go to 2 meals per day–a good breakfast and then eat around 2 pm and nothing after.
Question:I appreciate the benefits of raw milk but in Sally’s book she writes that traditionally milk was always consumed in some form of fermented state and that it is only a modern practice to consume milk raw. Is it appropriate to drink raw milk or should it be fermented? Is the nutritional and health (assimilation) benefits applicable for both means?
Answer:I didn’t say “always” I said “often” Dairying cultures consumed raw milk both fresh and fermented.
Question: I am writing this on behalf of a friend who is 2 months pregnant. She has been scared off raw milk by her doctor (who also studied natural med). She is concerned about listeria. Her raw milk source was Aphrodite. I remember reading that Kefir raw milk is 100% safe from any nasty pathogens. Is this true? I myself feel completely safe and blessed consuming raw milk but I’m not qualified enough to reassure my friend. Any suggestions? Can I reassure her that kefired raw milk is completely safe? - Cathy.
Answer: The chance of getting listeria in raw milk is virtually nil. The only outbreaks of listeria in raw milk were in mexican style soft cheese. She is much more likely to get listeria from pasteurized milk. Last month 3 people died from listeria in pasteurized milk in Massachusetts. She should drink 1 quart whole milk per day and the milk should be raw!
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A Super Hero and one of many who have realised their true calling as saviors of humanity, healers of our connection with Nature and creators of Heaven on Earth. The Nourisher's gift is the re-spiritualisation of the 'process of recreation' we call eating. Mother of three Super Heroes in training and wife to her God incarnate, The Nourisher hails from the place of feminine healing, Byron Bay, Australia. She gathers together Life Creators from all over the globe at NourishedMagazine.com.au