- Avoiding nightshades: Where’s the science behind the statement that tomatoes cause inflammation or that nightshades are bad? Tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, and eggplants have plenty of nutrients.
- No dairy: I’ve already discussed the myths about dairy when Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers cut dairy out of his diet. Of course, you don’t want to pound milk or yogurt, but dairy does have important nutrients as well.
- No fungus: Yes, you don’t want to eat the fungus on your bathtub or the locker room floor or between your toes. But presumably, Campbell is talking about mushrooms here, and not the kind that get you high. Mushrooms can have copper, phosphorous, Vitamins B-2 and B-5, and various antioxidants. Again where’s the scientific evidence against mushrooms?
- Gluten-free: There’s been no news that Brady has celiac disease or real gluten sensitivity. If you don’t have any of these, as Dr. Daniel A. Leffler, Director of Clinical Research at the Celiac Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston says, “People who are sensitive to gluten may feel better, but a larger portion will derive no significant benefit from [a gluten-free diet]. They’ll simply waste their money, because these products are expensive.” Of course, this last point doesn’t matter as much to Brady and Giselle.
- Oils: Cooking with vegetable oils is better than with animal fats or lard. But the differences among the different vegetable oils is still a bit in the air. Some have raised concerned that at higher temperatures olive oil will break down and release toxins but where is the specific proof of this?
- Also, keep in mind that Brady is not you. He has personal trainers, mentors, and coaches, the best equipment and apparel, lots of comforts, a nice house and neighborhood surroundings, people around him telling him how great he is, a good job with decent benefits, and, yes, a supermodel wife. His diet and chef are not the sole reasons for his success or feeling good. Even if you avoid nightshades, dairy, fungus, and gluten, you probably won’t play football like Tom Brady or get a supermodel wife but may end up spending money on food like he does.
February 6, 2017
January 25, 2017
The title of this blog post is a quote from a news article that was published today:
This is the time of the year when you see ads on TV asking for donations for the starving Holocaust survivors in Russia.
The Jews are the richest people in the world; why can’t they take care of their own.
The following quote is from the news article, cited above:
Today, many of the world’s remaining 500,000 Holocaust survivors are living out their final years in poverty. Most of those who are suffering either live in Israel, across the former Soviet Union or in greater New York City.
Of the 189,000 Holocaust survivors in Israel, 25 percent live below the poverty line. Of the 60,000 survivors throughout the former Soviet Union (FSU), poverty is endemic — approaching 85-90%. Even in New York City, home to another 60,000 survivors, about half live below the poverty line.
I have written many times, on my blog, that I think the reason that these Jews have lived such a long life is because they had a meager diet as children; their diet consisted of bread and oatmeal, with very little meat. I had a similar diet as a child, and I think that this is why I have lived a long life, and I am still in good health.
January 19, 2017
I found an interesting article about this German food that you can read here.
Apparently it tastes almost exactly like spam.
Despite my curiosity, I wasn’t feeling confident about ordering the mystery meat so J.P. (my German husband) offered to order it so that I could try a bite. When it came out, I told my German companions that I thought it resembled SPAM which was met with blank stares. “You know the meat that comes out of a can that’s really cheap and popular with university students.” From the scowls on their faces it was clear that my unflattering comparison of Leberkäse to canned meat wasn’t appreciated.
I cautiously tasted a small bite – yep it tasted exactly like warm SPAM. Warning, if you feel the same way, you might want to keep your comments to yourself, or try one of the German dishes that is actually really good.
October 4, 2016
You can read about the new drug, called Prevagen, at http://www.newsmax.com/FastFeatures/prevagen-memory-supplement-risks/2016/07/06/id/737395/
I have been watching the TV ads for Prevagen, which is claimed to improve “short term memory”.
A few days ago, my son bought me a bottle of Prevagen pills, and I tried them. After taking only one of these pills, I was able to recall the names of every President of the USA, starting with Obama and going back to Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was the president in 1933, the year that I was born. I was able to rattle off these names without missing a beat. It was a miracle!
I was overjoyed. My memory had been restored. The next day, I had trouble remembering my own name.
What the ads don’t tell you is that you must keep on taking these pills because they only improve your memory for one day; the next day, you must take another pill.
IOW, you are now hooked on a drug that costs $40 for one small bottle. Who knows what will happen to you if you keep on taking these pills!
Fortunately, my memory has not been wiped out completely, but I am glad that I threw these pills into the trash after only two days.
The only use for these pills, that I would suggest is that the pills could be used by students who are taking an exam and they need to remember what they have read the night before.
In my younger days, I had an eidetic memory, which means that I could literally remember whole pages in books. I could see the pages in my mind’s eye. That is gone now, and I have some problems with my memory.
July 30, 2016
A blog post that I wrote 5 years ago is now getting a lot of hits, and I don’t know why.
One of the regular readers of my blog has been MIA for several weeks now. I suspect that he may have had a stroke, or maybe his doctors have warned him not to participate in blog discussions that might upset him to the point of causing him to have a stroke.
I had a mild stroke several years ago, but I have recovered completely.
July 19, 2016
The photo above was taken recently in the Auschwitz main camp. It shows a building that has the windows blocked out.
I took a photo of this building on one of my trips to Auschwitz; my photo is shown below.
Why is no one allowed to see what is inside this building? Why can’t we, at least, peek through the windows?
When Soviet troops arrived to liberate the prisoners at Auschwitz, they took a photo which showed that there was nothing covering the windows. The windows were blocked later by someone, who did not want us to know what really happened in this building.
My theory is that this is the building where Dr. Joseph Mengele did research on the diseases and medical conditions that were suffered by Jewish prisoners.
The Holocaust myth is that Dr. Mengele selected prisoners for the gas chambers. My theory is that Dr. Mengele did operations on the Jews who suffered from inherited conditions and diseases, as he tried to cure them.
In the center of my photo above, you can see tourists standing in front of the famous black wall where prisoners were shot, after being convicted in a trial.
July 1, 2016
For years, I have been complaining about the misuse of photos in news articles about the Holocaust.
This morning I read a news article which showed this photo. For some reason, I can no longer find the link to the article. Maybe this news story has already been taken down.
For years, the photo above has been claimed, by the Jews, to be Jewish children who had been tortured by the Nazis. Actually, this is a photo of Gypsy children who are suffering from a disease called Noma. Dr. Josef Mengele was studying these children, in hopes of finding a cure for this disease.
June 25, 2016
Every morning, I check my blog stats to see what people have been reading.
I have found that there is a renewed interest in two of my very first blog posts.
When I first started blogging, I had many categories, but my blog gradually became a Holocaust blog because that was the subject that got the most hits. Recently I have learned that two of my very old blog posts have been getting lots of hits, but I don’t know why this is happening.
If you can’t stand the thought of making turtle soup yourself, you can ask a Chinese TCM doctor to recommend someone who will make it for you — for a price, of course.
You must buy your soup turtle from a Chinese store, and you must start with a live turtle. The turtles that are used to make soup are different than other turtles.
May 18, 2016
January 27, 2016
Today I read a news article at http://www.timesofisrael.com/holocaust-toddlers-nearly-twice-as-likely-to-develop-schizophrenia/
The news article, cited above, claims the following:
“Holocaust toddlers nearly twice as likely to develop schizophrenia”
This quote is from the start of the article:
While Holocaust survivors in general are 27% more likely to develop the disability than their non-survivor peers, those who were in their mothers’ wombs during World War ll and experienced Holocaust horrors after the age of two were 41% more likely to exhibit the disorder.
I looked up this subject and found this information online:
| Heredity and the Genetics of Schizophrenia
So it seems that Jews have a high risk of inheriting mental diseases. Who knew?