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AKArtlover
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Applegate Farms Organic Turkey Burgers Sometimes it pays to relook in a section of the store you have already dismissed. Found these in the frozen meats section of Whole Foods. Two ingredients, organic turkey raised right from small farms and organic rosemary extract.


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In return for the excellent link to Blue Mountain Organics sprouted flours (I buy their nut butters, which are excellent, but didn't know they sold sprouted flour, too) here are my favorite online sources:

http://ancientorganics.com sells the best ghee I've ever tasted, made from Strauss Family Creamery butter (organic pasture raised).  They only make it when the moon is full.  It smells so good I could eat it with a spoon.  Their cows eat some grains in the winter, including soy, so I buy my ghee in the summer.

http://www.goodearthfarms.com/ sells pasture-raised beef and poultry including soup bones.  I placed my first order with them last month and was beyond pleased.  It was exceptionally well packed, each piece was shrink wrapped and labeled, and the meat had been properly cleaned.  The chicken breasts were tender (unlike the ones from our local co-op which were like leather) and the bones made a delicious stock.  Our Whole Foods sells grass-fed beef but only a few cuts, no bones, and they don't sell pastured poultry so I will be shopping here from now on.

http://www.livingtreecommunity.com/ sells high quality nut, seed, and olive oils including some of the more unusual ones recommended in my SWAMI, like black cumin seed oil, and all are in GLASS bottles.  They also sell a delicious quinoa/rice pasta that is not as starchy as pure rice pasta is.  

http://www.longevitywarehouse.com/ sells Heaven Mountain goji berries, the best I've ever eaten -- soft and juicy, not hard and crunchy.  They also have the best quality raw cacao products and their Noniland honey is out of this world.

http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/ sells everything!  I buy most of my nut oils (raw, organic, unfiltered, cold pressed, in GLASS bottles) and many of my spices and herbs from them.  They also sell organic versions of many of the ingredients used in Dr. D's supplements, like bladderwrack and milk thistle,  which you could use to create your own.  You can either just stir them into a smoothie or encapsulate them yourselves.  Amazon sells an encapsulator and empty capsules.

http://www.naturalzing.com/catalog/index.php sells the best nut-milk bags I've found AND they have a jumbo version that can be used to strain soup stock if you don't have a chinois.  They also sell truly raw cashews and almonds, which are had to find (most 'raw' almonds are irradiated and most cashews are heat-treated), and baby pine nuts.

http://www.naturesflavors.com/.....clear-beverages.html sells organic gluten-free extracts we use to flavor our home-made selzer. We don't sweeten ours but you could make your own soda using compliant sweeteners.

http://www.saltworks.us/wholesale-bulk-gourmet-sea-salt.asp offers the best pricing on bulk Himalayan salt.  I buy 5# packs for $19 and refill the salt pig and shakers for pennies.  

http://shop.thespicelab.com/p185/100-Himalayan-Crystal-Salt-Packets-Salt-2-Go!/product_info.html sells Himalayan salt in single serving packets which I carry in my purse.  

http://www.starwest-botanicals.com/category/organic/ has a large selection of organic herbs and spices.  I buy our hot peppers here as they have the biggest, and hottest (!), selection.

If peppercorns are not an avoid these: http://indusorganics.com/retail/Black-Peppercorns-Jumbo-1-lb-BPB16WHLS.html are the cheapest and best quality organic corns I've found.

Leaving the BEST FOR LAST, http://therawfoodworld.com/ is the first place I go for any of my raw organic food needs.  They have a loyalty program which will get you 14.5% off every order ON TOP of the numerous at-cost specials they offer every month.  
    They have the BEST RAW DRIED FRUITS, organic and additive free, and sourced from the southern hemisphere which has not been contaminated by Fukushima. They also sell dried versions of many tropical fruits which are not available locally here, like jack fruit.

    These are the things I buy from them regularly:

    Bariani olive oil (organic, raw, unfiltered, .02%acidity, delicious and CHEAP!)
    Andreas flax, hemp, pumpkin seed, and black sesame oils (expensive but phenomenal)
    Dastony organic stone ground almond butter (the best I've tasted although not sprouted)
    Organic Mexican mangoes (also the best I've ever tasted)
    Organic Hunza Apricots (they actually taste like apricots)
    Organic nuts (truly raw almonds, Austrian pumpkin seeds, pistachios, and baby pecans)
    Coconut oil (organic, raw, virgin cold pressed and cheapest I've found)
    Living Libations tooth care products (expensive but saving my teeth was worth it)
    Chlorella flakes (they taste like cheese and are so good for you (not raw))
    Spirulina crunchies (don't taste as good as the chlorella but also good for you)

The only problem I have with The Raw Food World is that they are sometimes slow to ship as they are a small organization with a huge inventory.  If I need nuts in a hurry, http://nuts.com/nuts/macadamianuts/organic.html is a better source.  Their raw organic macadamia nuts are the best I've found.




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Quoted from BHealthy

http://ancientorganics.com sells the best ghee I've ever tasted, made from Strauss Family Creamery butter (organic pasture raised).  They only make it when the moon is full.  It smells so good I could eat it with a spoon.  Their cows eat some grains in the winter, including soy, so I buy my ghee in the summer.


I buy Strauss Family Creamery butter at my health food stores and make my own ghee.  It makes the best ghee (for texture, color, flavor and density) in my opinion.  Most butter brands yield much less ghee by weight than the amount of butter I start with, due to the high water content which evaporates.  I get almost as much ghee as I started out with butter.



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I buy Strauss Family Creamery butter at my health food stores and make my own ghee.  It makes the best ghee (for texture, color, flavor and density) in my opinion.  Most butter brands yield much less ghee by weight than the amount of butter I start with, due to the high water content which evaporates.  I get almost as much ghee as I started out with butter.


I have a similar experience using Organic Valley Cultured Butter. I get about 1 Tbsp less than a full pint of ghee from a pound of butter.


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I am upset after reading the Consumer Report article concerning Arsenic in rice products- especially the expensive Della brand organic brown basmati rice I have been getting at Kings ( a high end grocery chain). It had one of the HIGHEST amts!
It appears that the rice imported from India had the lowest amts. Archer Farms Organic-sold at Target- tested at a lower amt.-from India.
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The amounts are quite low, so a 44% increase in a low number is still a very small increase. Fact is, arsenic has been part of the human diet for all time, and low levels show more health benefits than liabilities. Governments are limited by what is called a 'linear no threshold model' when determining the health risk of a substance. In this case 'no amount is acceptable'. In reality most naturally occurring natural substances including most poisons, have a biphasic effect: low doses tend to stimulate native repair mechanisms while high doses do harm. Thus, unless you plan on eating a suitcase full of rice 5-6 times daily, you've got very little to worry about, and may in fact be better off with it.


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knowledge is power......

I'll bet alot of people reading Dr. D's explanataion about arsenic will be greatly relieved (including me).  

I heard this about apple seeds containing arsenic and I believe the same applies here.

Thank you, Lola for posting this vital information from Dr. D.

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Apple seed contain very little arsenic.  Apple seeds contain cyanide.  Cyanide is not related to arsenic.


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C-Sharp,

OK, so it's not arsenic but cyanide.  Is that more dangerous than arsenic?  Is it the same concept?

I first read about some guy eating apple seeds and it cured his cancer.  Of course, that sounds so unbelieveable and phony and maybe it was.  But tell me what's what.

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Well both are poisons and they do have some similar effects the two substances are very different.

Arsenic is a metallic element.

Cyanide is a combination of carbon and nitrogen

Arsenic disrupts the production of ATP. This leaves your body short of the energy it needs to power cellular processes. The disruption of neurological and cardiovascular systems is likely to result from consuming arsenic.

In Bangladesh high arsenic in rice produces these effects in older humans and results in increased infant mortality and low birth weight in children.

If the dose is higher arsenic poisoning can eventually cause multi-system organ failure, most likely driven by cell death and hemorrhaging.

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Cyanide blocks  the action of cytochrome 'c' oxidase. This disrupts the electron transport chain and thus disrupts ATP production like arsenic.

Small amounts of cyanide are enough to shut down cellular respiration. Without cellular respiration the heart ceases to beat and the organisms dies.


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C-Sharp,

I certainly can't say much to disprove what you are saying scientifically but I have read that eating a few apples seeds doesn't hurt a person.  I don't know whether this is true or not.

Let me just say that during their lifetime most people have consumed at least a few seeds of the apple (perhaps unwittingly)

Of course, it's always good to err on the side of caution.

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A Russian friend, the daughter of an endocrinologist, claims that apple seeds are healthy. She always eats every bit of the apple, except the stem. She slices the apple horizontally. I have no idea how prevalent her habit is in Russia.




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She always eats every bit of the apple, except the stem.

Is there any other way to eat an apple?  Why waste the fiber of the core and the nutrients of the seeds?


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Luna Nori Crackers http://lydiasorganics.com/cracker_lunanori.html
Ingredients:
Sprouted almonds*, carrots*, celery*, nori*, green onions*, flax*, dulse*, lemon*, Himalayan salt & <3.

About $8/box


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