Welcome back to my series on Traditional Foods- the very foods which early researchers such as Weston A Price found to be the hallmarks of the most robustly healthy folk on the planet. Today- thanks to supermarkets, food is not nearly so tricky to come by as it was in pre-industrial times. At the same time the quality of our convenience foods does not appear to be doing our health any favours. (7) With a little guidance and research however you too can whip up gourmet, healing remedies in your own kitchen from locally sourced produce.
A FOUR PART SERIES
Healthy Fats & Oils and the consequences of a 'low fat diet'.
Hands up if you’ve tried them all- diets that is. It seems that with the explosion that is electronic and social media has come an equally contagious rash of diet regimes. ‘Lose weight fast’ diets, ‘teen’ diets, ‘very low carb’ diets, ‘primal’, ‘paleo’, ‘vegan’, ‘raw food’ diets, ‘detox’, ‘ketogenic’, ‘two five’ diet, not mention plain old fashioned ‘I’m seriously starving- low calorie’ diets. It hasn’t always been this way you know- if Great Grandma or the original Australians could only see us all now- what would they have to say about our multi-billion dollar diet industry that for many of us can consume our every waking moment and drive us to depression or at the least total despondency.
FPIES is a fairly new diagnostic label which is given to an increasing number of infants today. These are infants who develop severe digestive symptoms and are found to be ‘allergic’ to all protein on the planet. The standard medical advice is to avoid all protein-containing foods.
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Its not Paleo, its not even GAPS- it is however just the thing for busy farm workers and busy Gut Microbes. This bread is as organic and whole as it comes. I've used Mount Wellington spring water and soaked my organic pseudo-grains and 'real' grains to come up with a crusty crunchy toast to go with our slow cooker casseroles on snowy spring mornings like today. Weston A Price would be delighted. He witnessed many traditional cultures using grains which were carefully prepared by soaking, souring or sprouting prior to cooking.
I am delighted to be participating in an educational series being run here in Hobart by PhD Jason Hawrelak called 'Meet your Microbiome'. Jason is a well respected researcher of all thing microbial, educator at Hobart University and natural medicine clinician. Jason is passionate about plant-based components which impact our microbes by either feeding and nurturing them or by knocking back the baddies in order to give the good guys a fighting chance.
Many of the dietary protocols which I am familiar with including GAPS and SCD are designed to starve out pathogenic microbes to allow healing to commence in the gut. Where this course comes in is that it address the other side of the coin that is bug feeding (aka pre-biotics).
Each week we are charged with the task of producing a recipe with emphasises on the use of prebiotic foods and ingredients and then of course we get to consume these foods along with proven supplements such as inulin, oligosaccharides (indigestible & complex plant sugars), starches and fibres.
I'm looking forward to following up with a retest of my own microbiome via gene profiling by a US based firm Ubiome. The proof as they say will be in the pudding or pretzel as the case may be.
Jillaine is passionate about Traditional FOOD AS MEDICINE. She lives on an organic farm in Cygnet Tasmania.