Results of My First Bone Density Scan and My Latest Blood Test

  Since we found out Ian was  osteoporotic last year, I decided it was time for my  first DXA scan.  How else am I to find out whether my bone density is getting better (or worse) on the Alkaline Paleo Diet if I don't know what it's like now? At age 53 and menopausal,  the results of the DXA scan shows that I am not as yet in any danger zone.  I have no osteopenia (the precursor to osteoporosis)  but I am not in the age 20 years bracket for bone health.   I am in the top of the … [Read more...]

Update of Ian’s Osteoporosis After a DXA (Bone Density) Scan

The DXA The results were one year after his last DXA scan my 66 year old husbands femur is 8% more dense and his spine is ever so slightly worse.  As there was so little change in the spine I am thinking the DXA scan could have got it wrong and it's really about the same as it was as why else is his femur so much better and not his spine?  Anyway I need to concentrate on what is really, really good and not worry about what could be just a mistaken reading by the DXA scanner, as I have read … [Read more...]

Warning:Don’t Feed the Cancer! High Carbohydrate Food is Cancer’s Source of Fuel

This is such a simple and obvious thing but this simple fact get avoided time and time again. Cancers only diet is glucose. Starving Cancer Out by Fasting  Fasting has proven in studies that if you don't die of starvation first then Cancer loses it's source of fuel and then dies.  How obvious is this! There is problems with fasting of course.  In a weakened state such as the body is with Cancer then restricting nutrition can really be a problem.   Energy loss, nutrient deficiencies … [Read more...]

Stevia Sweetened Almond Meal Chocolate Cake

  This is a cake for only very, very special occasions and only when you are well on the road to recovery. So saying we all need something to make for those times when we are asked to bring something to a gathering and we don't want to bring what we now know, is not only poisonous to our bodies, but pretty well much everyone else.   [ez_box title="Stevia & 85% Dark Chocolate Almond Meal Cake" color="orange"] Ingredients 100g extra virgin coconut oil 150g 85% or … [Read more...]

Coconut Milk Recipe

  While I am not in favor in the beginning stages of this diet to have coconut in any other form than the oil I do understand the problem with ingesting large quantities of the oil without something to make it easier to go down. With that I am posting my coconut nut milk recipe.   [ez_box title="Coconut Milk" color="green"] 3 cups of shredded organic coconut. 4 cups of filtered water.  Combine in a smallish pot and bring to a simmer. Simmer on very low for 10 … [Read more...]

Alkaline Paleo is for Sick People, Not Just Fitness Freaks

One of the things I think is giving Paleo a bad name for some people is that they are getting the idea it's only for the overweight diabetics or for the fit  & healthy to get more muscles. I am not fit and I am still in the midst of getting well after 3 years on this diet (I did make a mistake a year ago which set me back hugely, see this post) and I am not fat at all, unless I am compared to a fashion model of today. I am now in full on Menopause and because I had Glandular fever and … [Read more...]

Detoxify Using Good Fats and Nutrition

The internet is full of themost 'wonderful' and 'easy' ways to detoxify the body.   It's as if all our physical problems are onlycaused by the toxins we daily get bombarded with, from our food to our air.  Ah, if life were that simple! The Truth About Detoxifying with a Juice Cleanse, a Water Cleanse or a Colonic When we get sick, we go on the net or to a natural therapist, and the inevitable answer seems to be go on a fast or cleanse with juices or just plain water.   Or perhaps we are … [Read more...]

Testing Your Bodies Alkalinity – A Unique Way

I received the below questions and decided my stunning answers ;-) were worth posting.. so here goes.   [ez_box title="Question on Testing Alkalinity" color="green"] Hi Cassie , How often are you testing and how are you testing your pH to see if all is good on the Paleo /alkaline diet ? Thanks Glenn   [/ez_box]       [ez_box title="How to Test with a Ketone Meter" color="blue"]   Hi Glenn,  I am using a rather unique way of testing my alkalinity.  I am using a Ketone meter to measure … [Read more...]

Greatest Aioli Mayonaise Recipe- Nice and Easy!

  This recipe make quite a bit of Aioli, enough for serving on 4 plates of veges, so you might want to halve it I don't have a blender so I use my little kitchen hand blender with the little blender attachment bowl  Works well when using only half of the recipe.     [ez_box title="Combine" color="orange"] 3 medium cloves of crushed garlic (or more if you like it) 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon or lime juice and/or cider vinegar (cider vinegar is quite strong tasting)   … [Read more...]

Creamy Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup

Yum Yum! [ez_box title="Creamy Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup" color="green"] 1 package nitrate free bacon cut into 1 - 2 inch pieces 1 onion chopped 1 clove garlic chopped 1 leek chopped 1 head broccoli 1/2 head cauliflower 4 cups home made broth salt and pepper In a large pot sauté the bacon, onion, garlic and leek until the onions are soft. Keep the bacon fat in the pot and add broccoli, cauliflower and broth. Cook for 30 minutes or until vegetables are soft. Add a … [Read more...]