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Crock Pot Cooking 101 12/18/21

Posted on December 18, 2021 at 11:00 AM




In the simplest form.....Take the basics.........Meat, Vegetables,




You don't need a recipe........You need quality meats, and vegtables.




BEEF, PORK, CHICKEN - ANY type of Cut - bone in, meat labeled "steak" Roast, Chops, Thighs, Whole birds, Hams, Hocks, Tenderloins, Brisket, even T-Bone steaks. (Recipe for Ground meat in the next post below)




Defrost slowly, place in a large crockpot.






Large slices of white, red, any potatoes.


Large slices of carrots, parsnips, any root vegetables, onions.


Fresh herbs, generous amount of parsley, oregano, garlic, mustards green, cabbage, turnip leaves. spinach. ADD lemons to chicken, rosemary, thyme.


Fill crock half way with warm water.


Turn on low for at least 6 hours




You will be amazed on just how good this really turns out!!!


The meat will just fall apart, you potatoes perfect, vegetables full of flavor.


Use the broth in the crock as a gravy.


Toasted rolls, bread, all an option.




Simply, wholesome, Whole-Foods eating!


Pictured is a lean pork roast, with added butter!



December 12, 2021 Gelatin -

Posted on December 12, 2021 at 11:00 AM

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December 12, 2021 Gelatin -


I am in process of switching over from the old blog to a new one...due to it being hacked....


Gelatin and Hot Tea




“Regularly drinking very warm water, especially in the morning, can heal our bodies, providing digestive power and reducing metabolic waste that could have built up in our immune system.” {Metsovas}


Many Asian cultures routinely drink hot teas every morning and night to support digestive and immune health. This is more of a traditional beverage, but it has been argued that warm or hot water with meals, as well as first thing in the morning, can aid in digesting food and supporting a strong metabolism.


Warm water, warm tea, temperature the same as our bodies, matches and does not shock like cold.




I add one tablespoon of gelatin (unflavored, no sugar)


Why? Gelatin is a dehydrated powder made from beef bones and minerals. Gelatin contains collagen, which supports skin health, cartilage and bone health, arthritis, wrinkles and anti-aging, teeth and hair health, liver detox and digestive support, hormone balance, metabolism, allergies, and lowering inflammation.


PROTEIN!! WOW - There are 11 grams of protein in just one tablespoon of gelatin.


All around, this amazing God-made supplement is easy to obtain, use, and begin reaping the benefits from. In the tea, (I like raspberry, cranberry-apple, blueberry with a big drop of honey too)


I can taste it just slightly, but if you put it in soups or jello with more flavoring, you won’t taste it at all.


How? All you need to do is put your tablespoon of gelatin into your mug, and add a splash of water to hydrate the gelatin. Mix it with a fork until it is a gooey paste. Pour your boiling water on top and mix again with the fork. The gelatin will melt, “disappear,” and then I add my tea bag.


This is do-able. A delicious morning tea before any food. A already feel better. One simple step. If I can stick to this long enough, I’d love to also have a cup in the evenings. Chamomile. And gelatin gets your sleep hormones working, so you can have a sound and peaceful and fulfilling sleep.





The Skinny on Fats

Posted on November 15, 2021 at 11:00 AM

Composition of Different Fats

Before leaving this complex but vital subject of fats, it is worthwhile examining the composition of vegetable oils and other animal fats in order to determine their usefulness and appropriateness in food preparation:


Duck and Goose Fat are semisolid at room temperature, containing about 35% saturated fat, 52% monounsaturated fat (including small amounts of antimicrobial palmitoleic acid) and about 13% polyunsaturated fat. The proportion of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids depends on what the birds have eaten. Duck and goose fat are quite stable and are highly prized in Europe for frying potatoes.


Chicken Fat is about 31% saturated, 49% monounsaturated (including moderate amounts of antimicrobial palmitoleic acid) and 20% polyunsaturated, most of which is omega-6 linoleic acid, although the amount of omega-3 can be raised by feeding chickens flax or fish meal, or allowing them to range free and eat insects. Although widely used for frying in kosher kitchens, it is inferior to duck and goose fat, which were traditionally preferred to chicken fat in Jewish cooking.


Lard or pork fat is about 40% saturated, 48% monounsaturated (including small amounts of antimicrobial palmitoleic acid) and 12% polyunsaturated. Like the fat of birds, the amount of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids will vary in lard according to what has been fed to the pigs. In the tropics, lard may also be a source of lauric acid if the pigs have eaten coconuts. Like duck and goose fat, lard is stable and a preferred fat for frying. It was widely used in America at the turn of the century. It is a good source of vitamin D, especially in third-world countries where other animal foods are likely to be expensive. Some researchers believe that pork products should be avoided because they may contribute to cancer. Others suggest that only pork meat presents a problem and that pig fat in the form of lard is safe and healthy.


Beef and Mutton Tallows are 50-55% saturated, about 40% monounsaturated and contain small amounts of the polyunsaturates, usually less than 3%. Suet, which is the fat from the cavity of the animal, is 70-80% saturated. Suet and tallow are very stable fats and can be used for frying. Traditional cultures valued these fats for their health benefits. They are a good source of antimicrobial palmitoleic acid.


Olive Oil contains 75% oleic acid, the stable monounsaturated fat, along with 13% saturated fat, 10% omega-6 linoleic acid and 2% omega-3 linolenic acid. The high percentage of oleic acid makes olive oil ideal for salads and for cooking at moderate temperatures. Extra virgin olive oil is also rich in antioxidants. It should be cloudy, indicating that it has not been filtered, and have a golden yellow color, indicating that it is made from fully ripened olives. Olive oil has withstood the test of time; it is the safest vegetable oil you can use, but don’t overdo. The longer chain fatty acids found in olive oil are more likely to contribute to the buildup of body fat than the short- and medium-chain fatty acids found in butter, coconut oil or palm kernel oil.


Peanut Oil contains 48% oleic acid, 18% saturated fat and 34% omega-6 linoleic acid. Like olive oil, peanut oil is relatively stable and, therefore, appropriate for stir-frys on occasion. But the high percentage of omega-6 presents a potential danger, so use of peanut oil should be strictly limited.


Sesame Oil contains 42% oleic acid, 15% saturated fat, and 43% omega-6 linoleic acid. Sesame oil is similar in composition to peanut oil. It can be used for frying because it contains unique antioxidants that are not destroyed by heat. However, the high percentage of omega-6 militates against exclusive use.


Safflower, Corn, Sunflower, Soybean and Cottonseed Oils all contain over 50% omega-6 and, except for soybean oil, only minimal amounts of omega-3. Safflower oil contains almost 80% omega-6. Researchers are just beginning to discover the dangers of excess omega-6 oils in the diet, whether rancid or not. Use of these oils should be strictly limited. They should never be consumed after they have been heated, as in cooking, frying or baking. High oleic safflower and sunflower oils, produced from hybrid plants, have a composition similar to olive oil, namely, high amounts of oleic acid and only small amounts of polyunsaturated fatty acids and, thus, are more stable than traditional varieties. However, it is difficult to find truly cold-pressed versions of these oils.


Canola Oil contains 5% saturated fat, 57% oleic acid, 23% omega-6 and 10%-15% omega-3. The newest oil on the market, canola oil was developed from the rape seed, a member of the mustard family. Rape seed is unsuited to human consumption because it contains a very-long-chain fatty acid called erucic acid, which under some circumstances is associated with fibrotic heart lesions. Canola oil was bred to contain little if any erucic acid and has drawn the attention of nutritionists because of its high oleic acid content. But there are some indications that canola oil presents dangers of its own. It has a high sulphur content and goes rancid easily. Baked goods made with canola oil develop mold very quickly. During the deodorizing process, the omega-3 fatty acids of processed canola oil are transformed into trans fatty acids, similar to those in margarine and possibly more dangerous.69 A recent study indicates that “heart healthy” canola oil actually creates a deficiency of vitamin E, a vitamin required for a healthy cardiovascular system.70 Other studies indicate that even low-erucic-acid canola oil causes heart lesions, particularly when the diet is low in saturated fat.71


Flax Seed Oil contains 9% saturated fatty acids, 18% oleic acid, 16% omega-6 and 57% omega-3. With its extremely high omega-3 content, flax seed oil provides a remedy for the omega-6/omega-3 imbalance so prevalent in America today. Not surprisingly, Scandinavian folk lore values flax seed oil as a health food. New extraction and bottling methods have minimized rancidity problems. It should always be kept refrigerated, never heated, and consumed in small amounts in salad dressings and spreads.


Tropical Oils are more saturated than other vegetable oils.


Palm oil is about 50% saturated, with 41% oleic acid and about 9% linoleic acid.

Coconut oil is 92% saturated with over two-thirds of the saturated fat in the form of medium-chain fatty acids (often called medium-chain triglycerides). Of particular interest is lauric acid, found in large quantities in both coconut oil and in mother’s milk. This fatty acid has strong antifungal and antimicrobial properties. Coconut oil protects tropical populations from bacteria and fungus so prevalent in their food supply; as third-world nations in tropical areas have switched to polyunsaturated vegetable oils, the incidence of intestinal disorders and immune deficiency diseases has increased dramatically. Because coconut oil contains lauric acid, it is often used in baby formulas.

Palm kernel oil, used primarily in candy coatings, also contains high levels of lauric acid. These oils are extremely stable and can be kept at room temperature for many months without becoming rancid. Highly saturated tropical oils do not contribute to heart disease but have nourished healthy populations for millennia.72 It is a shame we do not use these oils for cooking and baking—the bad rap they have received is the result of intense lobbying by the domestic vegetable oil industry.73

Red palm oil has a strong taste that most will find disagreeable—although it is used extensively throughout Africa—but clarified palm oil, which is tasteless and white in color, was formerly used as shortening and in the production of commercial French fries, while coconut oil was used in cookies, crackers and pastries.

The saturated fat scare has forced manufacturers to abandon these safe and healthy oils in favor of hydrogenated soybean, corn, canola and cottonseed oils.



In summary, our choice of fats and oils is one of extreme importance. Most people, especially infants and growing children, benefit from more fat in the diet rather than less. But the fats we eat must be chosen with care. Avoid all processed foods containing newfangled hydrogenated fats and polyunsaturated oils. Instead, use traditional vegetable oils like extra virgin olive oil and small amounts of unrefined flax seed oil. Acquaint yourself with the merits of coconut oil for baking and with animal fats for occasional frying. Eat egg yolks and other animal fats with the proteins to which they are attached. And, finally, use as much good quality butter as you like, with the happy assurance that it is a wholesome—indeed, an essential—food for you and your whole family.


Organic butter, extra virgin olive oil, and expeller-expressed flax oil in opaque containers are available in health food stores and gourmet markets. Edible coconut oil can be found in Indian or

Wheat Germ -

Posted on August 31, 2021 at 1:30 PM


Posted on August 27, 2021 at 12:05 AM







Honeybee Factsheet

Posted on August 16, 2021 at 11:45 AM

The Hive

• A honey bee colony can contain up to 60,000 bees at its peak (20,000 - 30,000

bees in the winter, and over 60,000 - 80,000 bees in the summer)

• Honey bees maintain a constant temperature of about 93F within the hive yearround.

• As temperatures fall, the bees do not hibernate but rather form a tight cluster

within the hive to stay warm. Bees will disconnect their wings allowing

then to pump their wing muscles to create heat

• In summer, the workers fan the air with their wings to stay cool

• Bees fly outside the hive normally when temperatures rise above 50 degrees

• Honeybee colonies have unique odors that members flash like ID cards at the

hive's front door, so the guard bees can recognize the entering bees

• Beehives are kept on farms, in backyards, on balconies, and high-rise rooftops,

all across the country

• There are three castes of honeybee: queen, worker and drone

Queen Bee

• A queen honey bee stores a lifetime supply of sperm. She can live 3-5 years,

but within her first 20 days, she must mate otherwise lose the ability to do


• There is only one queen per hive

• The queen is the only bee with fully developed ovaries

• The queen mates only once with several male (drone) bees, and will remain

fertile for life

• She lays up to 2000 eggs per day. Fertilized eggs become female (worker

bees) and unfertilized eggs become male (drone bees)

• When she dies or becomes unproductive, the other bees will "make" a new

queen by selecting a young larva and feeding it a diet of "royal jelly"

• For queen bees, it takes 16 days from egg to emergence

• The queen grows one and a half times larger than the ordinary bee, and is

capable of laying up to two thousand eggs a day.

• The Queen Bee lives forty times longer than the bees on a regular diet. There

is no difference between a queen bee and a worker bee in the larval

stage. The only factor that is different between them is that a developing

queen bee continues to eat only royal jelly.

Worker Bee

• Workers are all females

• There can be between 40-60,000 in a strong hive

• There are several worker classifications: nurse bees care for the young, the

queen's attendant workers bathe and feed her, guard bees stand watch at

the door, construction workers build the beeswax foundation in which the

queen lays eggs and the workers store honey, undertakers carry the dead

from the hive and foragers must bring back enough pollen and nectar to

feed the entire community

• Worker bees live for 6 weeks during the busy summer, and for 4-9 months

during the winter months (they literally work themselves to death)

• All worker bees are female, but they are not able to reproduce.

• Nearly all of the bees in a hive are worker bees.

• The worker bees sequentially take on a series of specific chores during their

lifetime: housekeeper; nursemaid (care for the young); construction worker

(build beeswax foundation in which the queen lays eggs and the workers

store honey); grocer; undertaker (carry the dead from the hive); guard

(stand watch at the door); queen's attendants (bathe and feed the queen);

and finally, after 21 days they become a forager collecting pollen and

nectar to feed the entire community

• For worker bees, it takes 21 days from egg to emergence. The worker bee has

a barbed stinger that results in her death following stinging, therefore, she

can only sting once.

Drone Bee

• Drones are the only male honey bees.

• Their sole purpose is to provide sperm to the queen, which happens about one

week after emerging from their cells

• These male bees are kept on standby during the summer for mating with a

virgin queen.

• Because the drone has a barbed sex organ, mating is followed by death of the


• There are only 300-3000 drones in a hive.

• The drone does not have a stinger.

• Because they are of no use in the winter, drones are expelled from the hive in

the autumn.


• The honey bee uses the most complex symbolic language of any animal on

earth, outside of the primate family (Karl von Frisch received the Nobel

Prize in Medicine in 1973 for cracking the language code of honey bees -

the waggle dance)


• Honey bees can fly at speeds of up to 15 miles per hour - their wings flap about

12,000 times per minute or 200 beats per second, creating the distinctive

"buzz" that you hear

• Honeybees will usually travel approximately 3 miles from their hive

• It would take about 1 ounce of honey to fuel a honeybee's flight around the


• An industrious worker bee may visit 2,000 flowers per day, visiting 50-100

flowers each time before heading home to unload the pollen. A

hardworking forager may live just 3 weeks due to all the wear and tear on

her body

• A hive of bees will fly 90,000 miles, the equivalent of three orbits around the

earth to collect 1 kg of honey


• Bees collect 66 lbs of pollen per year, per hive. Pollen is the male germ cells

produced by all flowering plants for fertilization and plant embryo

formation. The Honeybee uses pollen as a food. Pollen is one of the

richest and purest natural foods, consisting of up to 35% protein, 10%

sugars, carbohydrates, enzymes, minerals, and vitamins A (carotenes),

B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (nicotinic acid), B5 (panothenic acid), C

(ascorbic acid), H (biotin), and R (rutine)


• Collected by honeybees from trees, the sticky resin is mixed with wax to make

a sticky glue. The bees use this to seal cracks and repair their hive. It is

used by humans as a health aid, and as the basis for fine wood varnishes


• Honey is used by the bees for food all year round. There are many types,

colors and flavors of honey, depending upon its nectar source. The bees

make honey from the nectar they collect from flowering trees and plants.

Honey is an easily digestible, pure food. Honey is hydroscopic and has

antibacterial qualities. Eating local honey can fend off allergies

• A single honey bee worker produces about 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in

her lifetime - to survive the winter, the workers must produce about 60 lbs.

of honey and this takes tens of thousands of bees to get the job done

• A honeybee has to travel over 55,000 miles and visits approximately 2 million

flowers to make 1 pound of honey

• Honey is the only food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain

life, including water

• A typical beehive makes more than 400 pounds of honey per year

• Approximately 7-8 pounds of honey are consumed by bees to produce 1 pound

of beeswax

• Honey speeds the healing process and combats infections

• Honey never spoils

• There are many varietals of honey. From orange blossom honey, award

winning tupelo honey, clover, alfalfa, blueberry, to apple blossom.

• Honey comes as extracted, liquid, creamed. or in the comb.

• We only produce about 30% of the honey we consume in the U.S.


• Secreted from glands, beeswax is used by the honeybee to build honey comb.

It is used by humans in drugs, cosmetics, artists' materials, furniture polish

and candles

• Honey bees produce beeswax from special glands on their abdomens. They

use this to construct honeycomb

Royal Jelly

• The powerful, milky substance that turns an ordinary bee into a Queen Bee. It

is made of digested pollen and honey or nectar mixed with a chemical

secreted from a gland in a nursing bee's head. It commands premium

prices rivaling imported caviar, and is used by some as a dietary

supplement and fertility stimulant. It is loaded with all of the B vitamins.

• The larvae chosen to become a queen continue to eat only royal jelly

• In France, there have been reports of women fed royal jelly during menopause,

showing complete remission of their symptoms. Some were even able to

become mothers again. France also claimed that their studies showed

royal jelly to have rejuvenating and sexually stimulating effects on both

men and women. Canada has approved royal jelly as a natural dietary

supplement for its athletes. Royal jelly is not a drug, but a nutritious,

quickly assimilated food.

• In Germany, Drs. Chochi, Prosperi, Quadri and Malossi (in separate studies)

used royal jelly as an aid to badly undernourished and premature babies.

The infants fed royal jelly increased in weight and health. Another doctor,

Telatui, reported that neuro-psychic patients given royal jelly regained

normal weight, a more stable nervous system, and a greater degree of

stamina for physical and mental work.

• Chemical analysis of royal jelly found it rich in protein and the B vitamins

(especially panothenic acid). However, analysis of royal jelly fails to break

it down into all its different components. It cannot be synthesized.

• It is a potent bactericide. It acts as a catalyst, stimulating intercellular metabolic

activities without significantly modifying normal physiological activity.

Thus, it hastens cell recovery with no side effects. Royal jelly has been

known to speed up healing of wounds and to reduce the amount of


• The beneficial effects of royal jelly seem not to depend entirely upon its vitamin

content, but upon some type of enzymatic or catalytic action of an as yet

unknown factor; or perhaps, the known factors working in combination

with a co-enzyme through a process that has not yet been defined.

• It has been recommended for a great variety of purposes: to retard the aging

process, for menopause, correction of under-nutrition, for arthritis,

vascular diseases, peptic ulcers, liver ailments, nervous instability, skin

problems, improvement of sexual functions, general health and well being.

Bee Venom

• The "ouch" part of the honeybee. Although sharp pain and some swelling and

itching are natural reactions to a honeybee sting, a small percentage of

individuals are highly allergic to bee venom. "Bee venom therapy" is

widely practiced overseas and by some in the USA to address health

problems such as arthritis, neuralgia, high blood pressure, high cholesterol

and even MS.

• Honeybees are not aggressive by nature, and will not sting unless protecting

their hive from an intruder or are unduly provoked

• Honeybees are the only bees that die after they sting

• It is estimated that 1100 honey bee stings are required to be fatal


• A beekeepers main tools are a protective veil, smoker, gloves, and a hive tool

• Smoke inhibits alarm pheromone from alerting other bees of danger. They will

also gorge themselves with honey in preparation of fleeing a perceived

wildfire, taking as much resources with them as possible.

• A beekeeper will harvest extra honey that bees store beyond what they need to


• The record harvest for one colony is 404 pounds, by the Aebis Family in 1974

• For every 100 beekeepers, 95% are hobbyists, 4% sideliners, and 1% are

fulltime or commercial beekeepers

• Beekeeping dates back at least 4500 years.

• Beekeeping can be a sustainable endeavor.

• Rentin • Renting bees to farmers in need of pollination generates a source of income

Other Facts

• Honey bees, scientifically also known as Apis mellifera, are environmentally

friendly and are vital as pollinators

• Honey bees have 6 legs, 2 compound eyes made up of thousands of tiny

lenses (one on each side of the head), 3 simple eyes on the top of the

head, 2 pairs of wings, a nectar pouch, and a stomach

• The bee's brain is oval in shape and only about the size of a sesame seed, yet

it has remarkable capacity to learn and remember things and is able to

make complex calculations on distance travelled and foraging efficiency

• Honey bees have 170 odorant receptors, compared with only 62 in fruit flies

and 79 in mosquitoes. Their exceptional olfactory abilities include kin

recognition signals, social communication within the hive, and odor

recognition for finding food. Their sense of smell is so precise that it could

differentiate hundreds of different floral varieties and tell whether a flower

carried pollen or nectar from metres away

• Honeybees are entirely herbivorous when they forage for nectar and pollen, but

can cannibalize their own brood when stressed

• Honeybees are responsible for approx 80% of all fruit, vegetable and seed

crops in the U.S. Without such pollination, we would see a significant

decrease in the yield of fruits and vegetables

• Honeybees are the only insect that produce food for humans

• Honeybees are not native to the USA. They are European in origin, and were

brought to North America by the early settlers

• The practice of honey collection and beekeeping dates back to the stone-age,

as evidenced by cave paintings

• Honeybees are a great scientific mystery because they have remained

unchanged for 20 million years even though the world has changed

around them

• Each hhoney bee colony has a unique odor for members' identification


Posted on August 7, 2021 at 12:45 AM


In the Aug. 27, 2020 Proceedings of the Academy of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine, a paper titled "Viral pandemic: A Review of Integrative Medicine Treatment Considerations" by Holloway, Bergeron, Conneally, and Fetters dares to offer something besides vaccines as a response to Covid-19.


This is a literature review of publicly available information to summarize knowledge about various potential integrative medicine treatment options. These options include, among others, vitamin C, zinc, and zinc ionophores like Hydroxycholorquine, vitamins D3 and A, iodine, selenium, NAC, glutathione, melatonin and fibrinolytic enzymes. In this literature review, the treatment modality, immune responses, effectiveness and treatment recommendations are all reviewed with the intent of providing practitioners with applicable information to effectively treat their patients. Also, since there are various environmental factors that weaken immunity and otherwise predispose to COVID-19 illness, those factors are described here so that they can be systematically identified and resolved as much as feasible. Most skilled integrative practitioners have found that taking the environmental "load" off the patient improves the outcome in infectious illnesses.


That's the introduction. Here is the conclusion (if you want to wade through the weeds, have at it):


From the published research literature reviewed here, one can see that consuming certain supplemental nutrients, along with dietary and environmental support measures can support the human immune system and reduce risk of infections. It would therefore seem prudent for individuals to routinely consume sufficient amounts of essential nutrients from diet and supplements to support their immune system and to help prevent infection or minimize health consequences should they become infected by a virus. In addition to nutritional support, focusing on environmental support through air quality, water quality and minimizing EMF exposure is critical for good health. One’s health can be further enhanced with good sleep, routine exercise, laughter and taking time to enjoy loving relationships and the outdoors. By incorporating these simple lifestyle steps, individuals can successfully improve their immune system and remain resilient.


I rest my case, public health orthodoxy. Both liberal and conservative media seem in agreement on one issue: the only way out is through a vaccine.


Do you think the Gates-Fauci vaccine is the only answer?     READ HIS PAGE AND RESPONCES!!



SEPTEMBER 10, 2020



Posted on July 23, 2021 at 5:40 PM

Healty fat from well fed pigs on grass!!  Equals lots of yellow, clean, lard!!