This was one of our breakfast meals. The oatmeal was donated by Peggy's Company and is topped with blueberries, cinnamon, raw milk and butter. Pastured eggs, cottage cheese, sausage and hot bone broth made for a very satisfying breakfast indeed!
One of the lunch meals included Greek chicken, mixed green salad, a vegetable medley of red peppers, carrots, onions and snow peas, sauerkraut, sourdough bread, and pumpkin pannecotta.
A tasty dessert plate of fruit compote topped with real whipped cream
Just a picture of pastured meat for sale
And last but not least, my school, Hawthorn University,
was a silver sponsor at the conference. Pictured is
Dr. Karen Lyke. She was accompanied by Dr. Eric Wood, who was one of my professors. He was not at the table when I took this picture.
I think many of my readers will know this famous food blogger. This is none other than Ann Marie Michaels of Cheeseslave. I caught her at Peggy's booth and asked for a picture. She was happy to oblige. Check out her website. It's filled with good stuff.
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1. As many as 98% of all cancers can be correlated to toxic chemical exposures from the environment, our foods, and our cosmetics, but the good news is that only 5% of cancer and cardiovascular disease patients can attribute their disease to heredity. We can to great degree control those genes that turn on to these diseases by living a healthy lifestyle and eating properly. So she recommended that we replace our personal care products with non-toxic ones. Here is a website (EWG -Skin Deep) that you can use to determine the toxicity of your soaps, shampoos, and cosmetics. On her website,Radical Medicine, (bottom right - Best Bets) you can download information that she has also listed - products that perform well on the skin and hair that have tested well.
2. The US is the most medicated country in the world, but modern medicine is at least the 3rd leading killer in the US. She advised to get your medicine from your food and work with a holistic professional to improve your health enough to begin to titrate off these dangerous medications. She recommends an effective binder to efficiently detox, known as "Russian Algae" Biosuperfood, F1 (F2 and F3 are too strong).
3. Other obstacles to our cure include mercury toxicity, especially from amalgam teeth fillings and thimerosal in vaccines, and electromagnetic field stressors (EMF) from cell phones, WiFi, smart meters, and electric cars. She quoted Boyd Haley, PhD, "Mercury is a primary causative factor in the onset of Alzheimer's." Very tiny amounts of thimerosal cause cell membrane damage and cell death - after only a 3-hour exposure. On her website, Radical Medicine, (bottom right - Clean Dental Materials List) you can download information about how to choose safe dental materials. The dangers of cell phones are brain tumors, salivary gland tumors, reduced sperm production, hearing loss, and tinnitus. Her recommendation for reducing EMF stress: No wi-fi in home, opt out of smart meters and protect from cell phones by using a protective cover fromPong Research. One of the amazing tests that she did on a volunteer from the audience was to test them with a cell phone next to their ear. We personally witnessed the poor result on the volunteer and then saw the difference when the Pong protective cover was on the phone, as the test revealed a non reactive effect.
Obviously my short review does not do her 4 1/2 hour lecture justice, so if you have questions, contact me and I'll try to help or visit her website, Radical Medicine.
Kate Rheaume-Bleue, ND is a licensed , primary care naturopathic physician based near Toronto, Canada. Dr. Kate speaks internationally about many natural health topics. She is the author of the book (pictured), Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox: How a Little Known Vitamin Could Save Your Life. In her lecture, we learned that we can have a lack of calcium where it is needed and an excess where it is not needed, but it is not calcium's fault. There are certain proteins in our body that can keep out excess calcium from the places that it does not need to accumulate such as bone spurs, kidney stones, and arteries, but these proteins require Vitamin K2. This sounds very similar to what I learned from Chris Masterjohn in the above paragraph. Vitamin K exists primarily in several forms, K1 and K2 are the main ones. Since Vitamin K1 is poorly converted into Vitamin K2, and it cannot be stored in the body like the other fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E), then K2 must be provided daily in our foods. We can develop a deficiency of this vitamin in as few as 7 days on a vitamin K deficient diet. Trans fats block vitamin K activity. Clinical effects of K2 deficiency include osteoporosis, calcification of arteries, dental caries, varicose veins, insulin resistance, cancer, bone spurs and kidney stones. K2 works with vitamin D to build bones. Clinical trials have shown that the combination of K2 and vitamin D is more effective in preventing bone loss than either nutrient alone.
for MK-7: 180-200 mcg, once daily. Vitamin K2 deficiency may be the most important and under recognized nutritional deficiency contributing to the major diseases of our day. This has happened due to industrial farming practice and consumption of processed foods, because the animals need green grass in their diets to convert the K1 from the grass to the K2. They need to be on green grass (not grains) and not confined to cages where they do not have opportunity for this. Here is a 15 minute interview of Dr. Kate by Dr. Mercola that is very good. I know you will enjoy it. Here is her website, Dr. Kate Rheaume-Bleue.
So I had a wonderful time, not only was it fun, but it was very educational.