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Posted @ 7/2/2012 12:03 PM By Terri Wiebold
Butter has had a bad reputation for many years. Beginning in the twentieth century, butter was labeled as bad for your health, and margarine became the popular substitute. We now know that margarine is a trans fat, which has many detrimental health effects. Recently, olive oil and canola oil have favored over butter. However, there are many reasons why we should keep butter in our diets.
How is butter made? Butter is made by separating cream from milk. Since the fat-based cream portion of the milk is lighter than the water and milk solids portion, the cream in fresh milk will eventually rise to the top of the milk with enough time. Spinning the milk speeds up the separation process. When the cream has been separated from the milk, it is churned until it reaches a semi-solid state. This product is butter. Many times the butter is then salted. Because butter comes directly from milk, it is as pure as the dairy cattle are. Grass fed cows that are not given hormones makes the ideal butter.
The truth about butter: it is a completely natural food essential to your health, particularly when you eat organic butter. When you incorporate healthy oils and fats into your diet, they nourish your body and benefit longevity, hormone balance, heart health, sharp vision, moisturized skin, and energy. Eating butter can improve your health!
Posted @ 5/7/2012 10:03 AM By Terri Wiebold
It is an exciting time of year to be out in nature with the warmth and the breeze. While you’re exploring outdoors, be sure to take advantage of the local Farmers’ Markets. These markets provide a wealth of fresh plants, flowers, vegetables and fruits, along with homemade baked goods and jellies.
These markets take place at various locations across the area, and there is a market each day of the week. If you can’t make it to one, try another location and time. Here is the schedule:
- Coralville, Mondays and Thursdays 5 pm – 7 pm, in the Aquatic Center Parking Lot.
- Downtown Iowa City, Wednesdays 5pm-7pm, and Saturdays 7:30am-Noon, Chauncey Swan Parking ramp (kitty corner from New Pioneer Coop, Iowa City).
- Iowa City Sycamore Mall, Tuesdays 3pm-6pm, Sycamore Parking Lot.
- Eastside Iowa City, Friday afternoons and Sunday mornings, off the corner of Rochester and Scott Blvd.
Don’t miss the opportunity to eat a whole foods meal plan with fresh, local, and seasonal foods. This is the sure way to get your necessary servings of fruits and vegetables power packed with vitamins and minerals. Be sure to check out the organic foods first. These markets and wonderful local growers can supply you and your family through October.
Posted @ 11/8/2010 1:54 PM By Terri Wiebold
The President’s Cancer Panel has made recommendations for ways we can minimize the toxicity of our living environments. Below is a summary of these recommendations:
- Eat organic foods and wash other, non-organic foods to remove residues
- Eat free range / natural or grass-fed meat to reduce exposure to antibiotics, growth hormones and toxic run-off from livestock feedlots
- Choose “green” household cleaners
- Choose “green” garden products
- Be aware of and reduce exposures to toxic environments while pregnant
- Ensure children’s play areas and toys are free of toxins
- Select medicines and medical tests for children that limit toxins
- Remove your shoes before entering your home
- Wash work clothes separately from other laundry
- Filter tap or well water at home
- Use only stainless steel, glass or BPA and phthalate-free containers
- Microwave food in glass containers – not plastic (I would recommend not using a microwave altogether, as it reduces the vitamin and mineral content in food)
All of these recommendations are helpful, easy to accomplish, and should be taken very seriously. Another recommendation I have to eliminate a toxic environment is to read labels in order to discover any chemical additives. Next week’s blog will have ingredients to stay away from in your foods and cosmetics. Call me for an appointment to discuss additional ways to adapt your lifestyle to live in a cleaner personal environment.