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"If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God,
and wilt do that which is right in His sight, and wilt give ear to His commandments, and keep His Statutes,
I will put none of these diseases upon thee ... for I am the LORD that healeth thee
(Exodus 15:26)

Nutrition: Articles

Overviews, Tables, Food Pyramids   |   Breakfast Foods   |   Broth   |   Fats

Immune Systems   |   Junk and Processed Foods   |   Kefir   |   Kosher Food Preparation

Milk   |   Minerals   |   Nutrition for Depression   |   Obesity   |   Raw Food   |   Salt

Soup Recipes   |   Soy and Soy Products   |   Supplements   |   Vegetarianism and Veganism

Vitamins   |   Yeast   |   H&N: Articles Index   |   H&N: Vaccines

H&N: Quotes and Comments Index   |   H&N: Websites, Books   |   H&N: Some Scriptures

See also:   Environmentalism: Foods   |   Environmentalism: Index of Articles

Agenda 21/2030: Index of Articles 



Overviews, Tables, Food Pyramids

Vegetable List  (29 November 2010)

"As a general guide, the following list of vegetables details some of the best and worst vegetables for your health:..."

Food Pyramid for Optimal Health  (No Date)

"Nutrition is the first and most important key to health...  Healthful Fats and Veggies...  Protein...  Fruits...  Grains and Sugars..."


Breakfast Foods

Some Healthy Breakfast Choices for Children  (03 November 2015)

A while ago my niece asked me if I would suggest some healthy breakfast foods for her three young children...



Boiling Chicken Bones to Make Broth  (12 January 2015)

Making chicken broth is easy to do and it can be used as the base for everything - gravy, soups, curries, casseroles and stews...

Homemade Bone Broth  (01 December 2014)

"Homemade bone broth is a true staple that can go a long way toward improving your diet and health. It's excellent for speeding healing and recuperation from illness, and it contains many valuable vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that support your immune function..."



Good Fats, Bad Fats, and Obesity  (11 December 2014)

"Low-fat foods are lauded as superior to whole fat foods. But low-fat foods are generally loaded with sugar and other processed ingredients to enrich the taste lost when real, whole fat ingredients are removed..."


Immune Systems

A Bit of Dirt...  (November 2020)

"As with every single aspect of His creation, God has designed our immune systems perfectly to repel foreign and harmful invaders ... we have an amazing natural immune system that fights off all manner of threats to our health and well-being: be they small amounts of 'dirt' or more serious germs, viruses, and bacteria..."

Coming Out of Lockdown - Part One: Rebuilding Our Immune Systems  (22 May 2020)

"We know that our immunity to disease is built up over the course of our lives through our normal and natural exposure to millions of bacteria and viruses, and we obtain this immunity by many means; one of which is human interaction. By preventing healthful human interaction for the past few weeks, the lockdown and social distancing policies have done a great of damage to our immune systems. So, to prevent a resultant and so-called 'second spike'; as society tentatively re-opens, and to ensure we stay well, it is vital to start rebuilding our immunity levels now - if we haven't already been doing so during lockdown..."


Junk and Processed Foods

Hotdogs (Frankfurter/Wiener Sausages)  (29 March 2016)

Trashy-Rancid...  Waste Products...  Nutritionally Bankrupt...  Ingredients...  How Hot Dog Frankfurters/Wieners are Processed... Nitrites and Nitrates...  Cancer Concerns...  Obesity and Disease...

What Causes or Contributes to Obesity?  (11 December 2014)

"There has been a global shift in diet towards increased intake of energy-dense foods that are high in [bad] fats and sugars, but low in vitamins, minerals and other micronutrients. This, along with a trend towards decreased physical activity has had a large impact on worldwide increase in obesity rates..."



Your Kefir Source

"What exactly is kefir? ... More than a fermented drink resembling yoghurt, kefir is a cultured probiotic food that is packed with living bacteria, phosphorus, folic acid, lactic acid, biotin, vitamins K and B, amongst others. Its main ingredients are kefir grains and it is in these grains where the magic begins..."

How to Make Water Kefir Soda

"It's a probiotic... it's a carbonated drink... it's water kefir! I started making this as part of my mission to get more probiotics in our diet and it has worked like a charm! The kids love it and ask for it each morning..."

Water Kefir Recipe and Tips

"As bacteriosapiens with over 500 organisms living inside of and on our bodies, we need a variety of ferments to keep our digestive and immune system health[y] and strong ... the typical Water Kefir recipe ... [is] loaded with healthy bacteria and yeast which delivers a nutritional boost in living form..."

Lemon and Ginger Water Kefir

I brought this lovely lemon and ginger kefir recipe back with me yesterday from some very precious friends with whom I've been staying for a few days :-)


Kosher Food Preparation

Kosher vs Halal  (11 March 2013)


Five of the differences between Kosher and Halal meat.  Please be warned that the photograph at the beginning of this article is extremely distressing.


Kosher Meat versus Regular Meat  (2002)


"Very few people I meet understand the procedures of a slaughterhouse ... The saying, 'if slaughterhouses were made of glass, we would all be vegetarians' is certainly true! The slaughter of animals in the Bible was quite from what goes on today ... the actual method of [kosher] slaughter is known as the shehitah ... intended to cause the least amount of pain to an animal..."


Kosher Meat is Drained of Blood  (2002)


"The Levitical Law forbids the eating of blood, even if it comes from clean animals ... Kosher beef has been thoroughly drained of all blood. How exactly is this done?  Two methods are used..."


Please see here for more articles and information on Halal foods.



Homogenised and Unhomogenised Milk  (16 March 2015)

"Milk is a combination of fats, proteins, and water. When raw (i.e. unpasteurised and unhomogenised) milk is left to stand for any length of time, the fat molecules float to the top. This creates a layer of cream that is used as a measure of the milk's quality: the thicker the cream, the better the milk..."

Full Fat Milk and Obesity  (21 December 2014)

"Whole (full-fat) milk is a vital source of the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K, as well as calcium and phosphorus; the minerals that work with vitamin D for building strong bones. Butterfat (full-fat) is in milk for good reason:..."

Please see the section Raw Foods: Raw Milk below for more articles and information on milk.



Calcium  (06 November 2015)

Sources of Calcium...  Bran...  Salt and Seaweed...  Coca-Cola...

Iron  (06 November 2015)

Sources of Iron...  Iron Deficiency...  Absorption of Iron...  Fortifies White Bread...  Clean Meat...  Dried Fruit...  Breast Milk v Formula Milk...  Coca-Cola...


Nutrition for Depression

Nutrition for Depression  (29 March 2016)

Minerals and Vitamins...  The Problem with Sugar...  Benefits of Vitamins...  Food is Medicine...  Helpful Supplements... Other Aids...



Full Fat Milk and Obesity  (21 December 2014)

"It used to be thought that low-fat milk would help children to avoid weight gain and curb the growing problem of overweight and obesity in childhood, because by drinking low-fat milk children would still get whole-milk's benefits - vitamin D, calcium, protein - without the fat and calories..."

Good Fats, Bad Fats, and Obesity  (11 December 2014)

"Although the Western diet is high in red and processed meats and saturated fats, it's also alarmingly high in sugar and refined carbs like bread and pasta. When you reduce saturated fat and increase refined carbohydrates, you end up promoting obesity, heart disease, and diabetes..."

What Causes or Contributes to Obesity?  (11 December 2014)

"There has been a global shift in diet towards increased intake of energy-dense foods that are high in [bad] fats and sugars, but low in vitamins, minerals and other micronutrients. This, along with a trend towards decreased physical activity has had a large impact on worldwide increase in obesity rates..."


Raw Food

Raw Milk

No Deaths in 38 Years From This Raw Food - So Why is it Condemned?  (14 January 2012)

"There has not been a single death from drinking raw milk since collection of food safety data began in 1973. For comparison, there have been over 40 deaths from Pasteurized milk during that time period, and another 50 deaths from pasteurized cheese."  /  "[O]utbreaks of illness resulting from the consumption of pasteurized milk are kept from public knowledge, and escapes warnings from both [the U.S.] Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and [the U.S.] Food and Drug Administration [FDA]..."

FDA Says: Drinking This Natural Food is a Crime  (06 July 2011)

"It might have been consumed all over the world for thousands of years, but according to the FDA you don't have the right to make an educated choice about whether to feed it to your family. ... The war on raw milk, which is really an unconstitutional assault on one of your most basic rights, i.e. your right to choose what you want to eat and drink, is now in full swing and will likely intensify in the days ahead..."

FDA's Response to FTCLDF's Suit Over Interstate Raw Milk Ban  (06 May 2010)

"Growing numbers of people in [the US] are obtaining the foods of their choice through private contractual arrangements such as buyers; club agreements and herdshare contracts. FDA's position is that the agency can interfere with these arrangements because, in FDA's view, there is no fundamental right to enter into a private contract to the foods of choice from the source of choice..."



The Good Salt  (15 August 2011)

"Refined salt is harvested from salt mines as brine, which means the salt is in water. Chemicals are added to the brine to remove the minerals. Ironically, in the salt industry minerals are referred to as impurities. The minerals (impurities) are sold to be used in other industries. Then the brine is evaporated using high compression and heat. this disrupts the molecular structure of the salt. The toxic chemicals are added to prevent clotting. ... All natural salt is loaded with minerals in a balance that works well with the body..."


Soup Recipes

Carrot and Coriander    |    Chicken Noodle    |    Cock-a-Leekie    |    Cream of Chicken    |    French Onion

Mushroom    |    Parsnip    |    Pumpkin    |    Quick Tomato    |    Sweet Potato and Coconut    |    Sweetcorn


Soy and Soy Products

Factory Fed Fish: Monsanto and Cargill's Plans for the Ocean  (17 July 2012)

"The mass cultivation of GM soybeans has a hugely detrimental environmental and health impact worldwide. As it stands, soy is widely used in our diets, in processed foods and found in most meat, as soy is fed to animals on CAFOs. The next 'natural' step, at least according to two of the largest stakeholders in the soy industry, Monsanto and food giant Cargill, is to make soy the feed of choice for factory-farmed fish around the world - a move they are misleadingly labelling as 'sustainable'..."

Avoid These Foods: Unfermented Soy  (29 December 2009)

"Any soy that is unfermented - soy milk, tofu, soybean oil, soy burgers, and all the other processed soy products out there all belong to this category - is not a health food and in fact is not a food I would advise eating at all. This is true whether it is 'organic' or not..."

Soy Alert  (15 September 2001)

"If you say something loud enough, often enough, and convincingly enough you can make anyone believe anything you say. The commercial side of the health food industry in America has vigorously promoted soy products and additives, turning a deaf ear to research that should throw up red flags..."

Myths and Truths About Soy  (01 January 2000)

16 common beliefs about soy and soy foods, and the facts concerning each belief.

Soy Alert: Index of Articles About the Dangers of Soy and Soy Foods  (No Date)

Studies Showing Adverse Effects of Soy...  Confused About Soy?: Soy Dangers Summarized...  General Information...  Soy Foods...  Soy Industry...  Toxicity/Environment...  Nutrition...  Health - General...  Health - Men...  Health - Women...  Health - Children...  Soy Promotion...



Supplements  (29 March 2016)

A Warning...  Are Vitamin Supplements Necessary?...  Living Food/Natural Supplements...  Living Vitamins...  Some Helpful Supplements...  Probiotics and Fermented Foods...


Vegetarianism and Veganism

The Great Vegan Backlash  (14 February 2019)

Readers' comments:  "As usual urban, metropolitan types can't be bothered to learn how livestock farming in the UK, almost always on land unsuitable fro crops, sustains land management including the wildlife. This in turn is a vital component of sustaining socially healthy rural communities"  /  "If we get rid of all farm animals, so no more sheep, cattle, pigs, chickens, turkeys, etc, what will be used instead of manure to fertilise the fields? Lots more chemicals that kill insects and other wildlife?"

Stop Shoving Veganism Down Our Throats  (13 February 2019)

"When I was 17 I went to stay with my favourite aunt, who lived in Sussex. She was a pescatarian, a vegetarian who ate fish. It was the first time in my life I had not eaten meat for a week and it initially made me feel very healthy. I returned home to South Africa and announced to my parents that I was now a vegetarian. As with so many good intentions, this path led me straight into dietary hell..."

The Vegan Controversy  (12 February 2019)

"Today, I had planned to write about the rise and seemingly unstoppable advance of full-on veganism. To clarify, I don't mean vegetarianism or simply avoiding meat to spare the suffering of animals. I mean the shunning of ALL products, whether edible or not, that involve animal ingredients, not so much as a personal choice but as an environmental statement ... on following up my own researches on the Net I found several facts:..."

Vegetarianism Isn't Just Bad, It's Bad For You  (18 August 2016)

"Most Western vegetarians I've met are either atheists or fans of some dubious Eastern creeds ... That's hardly surprising ... because Judaeo-Christianity precludes anthropomorphism, which is an essential part of many Eastern faiths. In our anthropocentric civilisation, killing animals doesn't constitute murder, as the more crazed vegetarians claim. In fact, the Western position of carnivorism was manifestly laid down in Genesis: 'Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.'..."

Veganism Isn't a Diet - It's an Ideology  (05 August 2016)

"The problem with veganism is that it too easily becomes an ideology, one underpinned by the ideals of purification, cleansing and asceticism. Like all ideologies, it is inevitably prone to extremism, intolerance and the appeals of dogma ... It is a religion of the self, of self-abnegation, self-denial and self-righteousness ... [of] narcissism, selfies, self-worship and virtue signalling..."

Ten Portions of Veg a Day?  (06 April 2014)

"In theory, I should be pleased to be told that henceforth I should eat only plants. After all, my family tease me that I eat so much green stuff my body is probably capable of photosynthesis..."



Vitamin C: What Makes Vitamin C so Effective?  (29 March 2016)

"Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin, which means your body doesn't store it. Humans do not have the ability to make Vitamin C, so we need to consume it via our diet, through our food. Why is Vitamin C so special?..."



Candida Overload --> Yeast Infections  (28 November 2014)

"Candida is a fungus that belongs to a family of yeasts called candida albicans, and under normal circumstances it's a harmless part of your skin ... but Candida cells develop rapidly, and if your system is out of balance from eating unhealthy foods, taking certain prescription drugs, fighting an illness, and more, Candida can quickly grow out of control..."





"Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things
But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat"
(Genesis 9:3-4).

"But that we write unto them, that they abstain from ... things strangled, and from blood ...
That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled"
(Acts 15:20,29).

"For one believeth that he may eat all things [meat]: another, who is weak, eateth herbs [vegetables].
Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: ...
Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. ...
He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not,
to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks"

(Romans 14:1-6).

"[I]n the latter times some shall ... [give] heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; ...
commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them ...
For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:
For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer"

(1 Timothy 4:1-5).





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Elizabeth McDonald