Finale of the Italian odyssey: The Evolutionary Alkaline Paleo diet

Is the world's population evolving or devolving?  How much is our new SAD responsible for the what I see as the world's  de-evolution? I am asking myself these questions as we are on our way home after being in Italia for the last 6 months and am sitting in Bangkok International Airport.  We just ate by necessity a rather sweet meat and vegetable dish at an airport restaurant.  Everything is sweet in Thailand it seems. Till now I thought that the Thais' have been spared the SAD results … [Read more...]

Ian’s Osteoporosis, Broken Ankle, Atherosclerosis & Alzheimers Progress Report

In April 2011 Ian, my husband, and I made a video(below) and put in on you tube.  We talked about how coconut oil had been so effective after we discovered it could be used for Ian's Alzheimer's symptoms. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMw3d3ohx_s In December 2011, just before Christmas. Ian broke his ankle. and we discovered he had Osteoporosis &  a little later, atherosclerosis, which then led to many new understandings about the root cause of all three of his … [Read more...]

Italian Odyssey 5: Feminine Leadership 5 Day Workshop: Yikes the food!

I used to go on quite a lot of retreats in the past.  About six months ago it occurred to me that I would no longer be able to participate in one of my favourite retreats.    Why? Because the meals are all vegetarian.  My retreat leaders believe that eating meat is not right for spiritual growth.  Wow,  I am excluded simply because I cannot eat  grains and pulses that are a substantial part of the fare provided. And now I am here in this wonderful location in Italy, at this wonderful Feminine … [Read more...]

Why the Alkaline Paleo Diet?

Why a Diet At All? Why Not Just a Pill or a Super food to Fix My Particular Ailment?  When I took a pharmaceutical drug, a vitamin pill, natural remedy or a super food I became aware that these remedies might give me some relief from my particular ailment temporarily.... but that any remedy, be it natural or chemical,  couldn't  address the fundamental problem for why that ailment  occurred in the first place. I can't say that the latest super food will fix our bodies up just like that … [Read more...]

An Excerpt From the Movie “Fat Heads” called Big Fat Lies

This short excerpt shows in a simplified form but never the less powerful form, of how everyone got the wrong idea about saturated fats. … [Read more...]

Loren Cordain Video on Alkaline Paleo

Here is an interesting lecture by Loren Cordain on the diet of Palaeolithic peoples and what they actually ate.  Don't worry about what he says about fats.  The fat he is talking about is the fat from feedlot animals.  This is not a natural fat as grazing animals were never meant to eat grain nor be stuck in one place for a long time.  This makes their fat very unnatural  and not good for their health or ours! He is also in the process of changing his position … [Read more...]

pH Food Question: How to measure pH in a recipe.

I received an interesting question today: Hi Ian, We are developing an easy tool for people to determine pH levels of food and recipes and would really like to speak with you about it. I spoke with Leon Bartlett from your office and he kindly forwarded me the Alkaline Defence Program pdf which I have begun reading. On the third page of the pdf, you mention that "it isn't the ratio of the acid/alkaline minerals in our food" that helps create our acid/alkaline balance. If this is the case, then … [Read more...]