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Sayer Ji

Next Month’s Featured Interview

In 2008, Sayer Ji founded what has become

the world’s most referenced evidence resource

for natural health – Green Med Info. He did

this to provide all of us with an open access

source of peer reviewed medical and scientific

papers that are accessible to all in everyday


Drawing on the evidence of what he discovered,

Sayer has become one of the leading voices

in standing against the huge multinationals

that misinform us about GMOs and other

attacks on our health. At the same time, he

has put his efforts into making sure that the

many scientific reports showing the ‘natural,

organic’ way is a better are also available for

all who want to see them.

Sayer is also a published author, speaker and

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So the big elephant in the room this

month is Christmas and of course

those New Year celebrations. As usual

we are a relatively christmas free zone

- not for any other reason than to give

you a break from the usual holiday

themes of trees, santas, carols and so

on - with the obvious exception being

that of the recipes.

Most recipes work virtually anytime

of the year, yet we could not help but

see the festive joy in some of the ones

in this issue - particularly if you fancy

something a bit different. If that’s the

case why not try the Holiday Roast

Belly Pork?

Maybe not for your christmas roast

but how about for new year?

Remember tradition is what you want

it to be - you don’t have to be a slave

to it.

On top of the foody delights, we have

once again a bumper packed issue

for you with a huge interview with

Kathleen Hallal co-founder of Moms

Across America. Kathleen tells us

why she and tens (maybe hundreds)

of thousands of moms across the

country have got together to force the

giant food companies to put healthy

ingredients into the food these moms

give their children. You’ll be surprised how effective

this is becoming.

Then of course there’s the festivals going on near

you, Alain Braux’s GMO watch, top podcasts and so

much more.

I know you’ll enjoy all we have for you in this edition.

But most of all from everyone here on the Low Carb

Mag Team…

Do have a wonderful Christmas and an even better

New Year.

Best regards,

Mark Moxom

Low Carb

& Paleo


The Twelve Days of Christmas is a song

that you may think you know quite

well... Yet I’ll bet that you might not

have noticed is that it contains a lot of

references to dishes that are typically

used as seasonal and celebratory

dishes. In many ways the clue to the

origins of the song can be found in the

dishes it talks about yet even there we

find a few red herrings (along with

the black birds)

Once you get through the surface evidence much of what it

is takes us back to 17th Century France where the original

song started out as a memory-forfeit game. This is where

a leader - or caller - recited or sang a verse that each of

the other players repeated going around the circle while

the others listened intently to make sure that each person

repeated it exactly as it was given. The next time

round another verse was added so they had to repeat

two verses. The next time round yet another verse was

added o they had to repeat three verses and so on up

until all 12 verses have been recited or sung. If at

anytime anyone made a mistake they either had to

pay a forfeit such as giving a sweet or a kiss or

they were out and in some regions just making

a mistake meant you are out as well. The winner

or the winners depending on the rules are those

left who had not made any errors in repeating it


When are the

Twelve Days of


Although we speak about the 12 ‘days’ when you go back in

history it was actually the 12 nights of Christmas that were

celebrated these being between Christmas day on the 25th

of December and the epiphany which is January the 6th. For

many people the last night of Christmas or the 12th night was

quite a significant feast and time for celebration - so the fact

that there are specific games or songs particular to the 12th

night is of no real surprise. As I said earlier the song itself

has French origins and there are three different versions of

it that we know about. The fact that it has French origins

is born out by the many objects mentioned that have a

particular significance in French social history. One of the

most obvious ones is that the Partridge was not introduced

to the English speaking world until after the mid

1700s. Also, the first known record of a printed version of

the song was featured in a children’s book called “Mirth

without Mischief” published in about 1780 although the

French version obviously dates to much earlier times.

The Origins of

the Song

The modern version that we’re most likely to be familiar

with came from an arrangement by an English composer called

Frederic Austin published in 1909 and it was he who first introduced

the famously extended phrase “Five gold rings”.

Another thing of note is that both the types of ingredient and

the order they appear in has changed over the years as well with

the “Lords and the Ladies “changing places more frequently than

the “Pipers and the Drummers”. Going back to the first known

origins - which is the one from Mirth without Mischief in 1780 -

and the song starts with ‘Lords a leaping’

Frankly, there was such a huge amount of great

stuff to tell you about that it would have taken

up a whole magazine on it’s own so we bundled

it all up and made it into a book called “Lowcarb

and Paleo Christmas - The Healthy Easy Way” that

has some nice recipes for each of the 12 days of

Christmas that with a little imagination and not

too much expense you might like to try. All in all

there are over two dozen special christmas and

party recipes for your gustatory pleasure. You

can get it here

Alain Braux and Mark Moxom


Kathleen Hallal

We chat with Kathleen

Hallal about her work with

Moms Across America, why

you should avoid poisoning

your children with GMOs

and much more.

All images from

Alain Braux (AB): Good morning

Kathleen and welcome. .

Kathleen Hallal (KH): Good morning

Alain. Thank you for having me.

Mark Moxom (MM): Good morning.

AB: For introduction, you and I met in

Seattle last year during the Save the

Seed Conference. We are both concerned

about the effects of GMO on our health

and that of our children. Before we get

to that, can you give us your background

and tell us about your group.

KH: I’m a mother of three boys.

They’re now aged 13, 11 and 9.

I had my master’s degree in Art History.

My background is in museums. I love art. I

love working in art but it seems as though

my career has taken a left turn because

at the age of seven, my perfectly seemingly

healthy boy had a turn of events in

his health and he developed autoimmune

issues. I have ever since been researching

health issues and that lead me to food and

diet. After that, I found about GMOs. I started

digging deeper, speaking to farmers and

veterinarians, pediatricians, school nurses

and I started to put it together that this

new food that we’re raising was quite probably

having an effect on our population.

I came out and support Prop 37 when it

came to legislation in California. I got out

and started talking to people about it. There

was a local organic foods market called

All images from Gluten Free Cooking With Oonagh

Mother’s Market, they are

so supportive of the movement.

They really walk the

talk. They had a party that

night for all the supporters

of Prop 37. When it lost, I

met this other mother who

was crying in the parking

lot. She was so distressed. I

said to her, you know, we’ve

really won this thing. We

won because now GMOs

are in people’s vocabulary.

Now they know something’s’

out there and even though

we lost the election, we

started to raise awareness

and that’s half the battle.

I go online like this every week

and interview different scientists

and professionals in the

world of GMOs just to spread

the word and educate.

I’m very active in PTA. I’m the

head of Health and Safety for my

City’s PTA and everybody kind of

She called me a couple

of days later and said, I

have an idea; let’s start up

getting people marching

in 4th of July parades and

that’s how Moms Across

America was founded - I

co-founded it with Zen

Honeycutt. We’re still closed

friends but she is more

active than I am so I had

to reduce my duties a little

bit in order to attend to my

children and other activities

that I’m involved in.

I’m now the host of Weekly

Woman’s GMO-Free News.

knows me as the GMO awareness

mom in my whole city. I

just get out there and educate

and also on children’s health

issues. I get into groups where

moms are chatting about

children’s autoimmune issues

or food allergies or autism

and we’re all starting to work

together to teach people

how important diet is.

AB: Can you give us

your version of what

GMOs are all about and

how they affect us.

KH: In a nutshell, it’s a new

type of hybrid that they’ve

developed. They call it a

hybrid only because it’s a

mix but it’s no way natural.

They developed seeds in a

lab. They combine unlike

beings that could never be

bred naturally by using gene

guns in the lab and they

insert antibiotic-resistant

bacteria and viruses to get

the genes to turn on. The

purpose of creating these

plants is not as they say...

They generally say that

these plants are created

to increase yield, to resist

drought and so on. In

truth, they have not been

successful in any of that. The

real reason these seeds are

produced is they’re produced

by the top six chemical

companies in the world,

Monsanto, Dow, Dupont,

Bayer, Syngenta and BASF.

When they produced these

seeds, they’re able to

patent them by law so that

people have to pay them

to use them. These seeds

cannot grow without their

chemicals so they incorporate

insecticides inside

of the seeds. They treat

the seed on the outside

before they’re planted with

up to five fungicides and

neonicotinoids. The seeds

are brightly colored as a

warning that they are toxic

and they’re not supposed

to even be touched by the

farmers that plant them.

Once they’re planted they

start growing and they

have these fungicides and

neonicotinoids throughout

the plant already and then

they’re sprayed with the

chemicals to which they’re

made to be resistant to

weed killers that kill every

other kind of plant. They’re

broad-spectrum weed

killers. They kill every kind

of plant but they don’t kill

the GMO plant, which is

then raised and harvested

and turned into our food.

AB: Thank you. That was a

very good explanation. You

founded the group Moms

Across America and it is

becoming quite a political

force in fights against

GMOs, can you tell us

more about your group?

KH: Yes, it’s a coalition of

mothers who are coming

together because we’re

discovering how important

diet is to our children’s

health. We coming together

to raise awareness with

other moms and we’re

networking. We’re speaking

out to our politicians

saying, we have a voice.

We have a right to know

what it is in our food.

Moms Across America has

been doing testing for

glyphosate, which is the

main active ingredient in

Roundup. It’s not actually

the most toxic but it’s

the active ingredient in

Roundup. It is everywhere

now. It’s pervasive. They

use it so much in farming.

They use it around our

cities. It’s in the air, water

and we have been doing

testing on mother’s breast

milk and children’s urine

and family member’s urine

and we found glyphosate

levels in mothers and children

even who don’t eat

GMO foods. It was very

alarming and the levels

were much higher than

they should be. According

some scientific studies

for endocrine disruptors,

glyphosate has definitively

been linked to lymphoma.

It’s not something to mess

around with. Glyphosate is

not something we should

e feeding our babies and

when you’re breastfeeding,

you need your breast milk

to be as pure as possible.

We are continuing these

tests and we are going to

spread the word that this is

in everyone’s bodies and we

need to spread awareness.

AB: A while back, like 20

years something ago,

this. I’m very busy with

my children, active in my

community and I don’t sleep

a whole lot. I’m always

online reading everything

I can, learning everything

I can and everywhere I

go I talk to strangers. I’m

educating. I’m a mama bear.

The chemical companies

have their lobbyists and

moms against drinking

or something like

MADD, you’re the new

version of that right?

KH: We are! We are

tireless. I work 24/7 on

they have their people

that they pay to be online

to spread their story but

they’ll never win. We buy

the groceries and we have

to take the children to

the pediatrician. We are

the ones charged with

the health of our families.

For the most part, it’s

the women that buy the

groceries. This is still a

capitalist society and we

will not buy their products.

Ask Kellogg’s how they feel

about us. Six straight quarters,

their shares are down,

thanks to GMO Free USA –

Diana Reeves. General Mills

cannot buy off mothers

and their love for their children.

They cannot stop us!

AB: I agree. There is no

messing with moms for sure.

You have been very involved

with GMO labeling issue,

what do you think about

Oregon’s final vote results?

KH: It’s very distressing

because I think the numbers

is suffering, McDonald’s is

suffering and this is just the

beginning of a trend. They

have to pay attention to us.

They might buy off our

politicians which is how it

feels right now but they

were 4,600 or 4,800 ballots

have not been counted

because some people said

the signatures were not

the same. Well, there’s no

way 4,600 people send in

fraudulent ballots. Some of

these people are elderly,

some of them had been ill

and they have explained

that their signature might

not be exactly the same. I

write several checks a week,

my signature is almost

never the same. I don’t think

we should stop fighting

for that because I believe

those ballots came from a

county that is a pro labeling

in general. It’s just not

right! Every vote should be

counted and we’re only 800-

some votes behind. I hope

they keep fighting. I hope

they can keep on fighting to

get those uncounted ballots

counted. Sometimes it feels

as though there are a lot of

forces against us in terms

of the political process.

besides Vermont that is?

KH: Because they trick

people. They have millions

of dollars ironically from

selling so much of the

pesticides that’s going into

our food. It’s very profitable.

They a have a lot of money

and they send out very

deceptive information. In

fact, they’re lies about their

products. Many people are

AB: Well there are

politicians bought by the

corporation, there are

corporations spending

millions of dollars to

offer their version of

GMOs and that what we

have to fight against.

What do you think we

haven’t been able to

succeed to pass these

labeling laws so far

under the misperception

that the FDA has tested

GMOs extensively and

accepted these tests.

The truth is that the only

test that have been done

were not done by the FDA.

The longest test ever was

90 days and we have been

eating these for years.

They say, oh the health of

America is just fine, look

we have been eating it

for years. Well, the fact is

according to our own CDC,

our health in the United

States is horrible. Cancer

rates are rising. Right now

it’s one in two men will

have cancer, 1 in 3 women

will have cancer. For me,

working in the classrooms

and with children, they are

not well. They have learning

issues, behavioral issues,

and food allergies and

without exception, these

children do better when

their diet is cleaned up. Once

their parents learn what’s

going on these kids will

do better. The numbers of

children with these health

issues are skyrocketing.

For anyone to say that the

American public is doing

just fine is just crazy!

AB: My understanding

is that the children are

getting cancer at a higher

and higher rate, younger

and younger now.

KH: Two of my son’s

classmates have cancer and

they are both sort of rare

forms; one child around

the corner actually, three

in our neighborhood. It’s

just not normal. We live

near the ocean, our air is

fairly clean, our parents in

this community are very

well educated; many are

university professors, most

of them have graduates

degrees - Phd degrees.

We’re not talking about

people that eat heavy junk

food. I don’t understand

the blatant ignoring of the

situation by our government

officials - it’s really a crisis.

Health care costs money.

Alain, you’re from France

and the thing that I find

interesting is that these

European countries where

they have socialized medicine

probably not coincidentally...

The government

listens to scientists who

say we should be questioning

these things and the

jury is out and we’re not

sure if they’re safe and in

Europe you have labels and

your government is more

cautious. I know China is

rejecting lots of shipments

of different GMOs. In countries

where the government

has to foot the bill for the

medical cost, they seem to

be paying more attention to

GMOs than our government.

AB: That’s it! You’re right!

Most of the European

countries have socialized

medicine so since the

government pays the

expenses out of tax

revenues - especially if the

economy soars down, they

won’t have much taxes to

pay out so the whole social

system is going bankrupt

and so they have to be much

more cautious about their

recommendations to the

public and educate them

to look into prevention

instead of just buying

blindly like people tend

to do in this country.

KH: That’s right. I feel as

though Americans will eat

anything as long as it costs

$1.99 and they don’t ask

how was it raised, what is in

it, why is it so inexpensive.

Then our tax dollars actually

go towards subsidizing

these GM crops that farmers

planted with the farm

bills. They get a bonus for

planting just for planting

GM and then the farmers

that plant organic food

don’t get that bonus check.

In fact they have to pay I

believe, close to $40,000

a year in fees for their

certification. We punish the

healthy farmers and we give

benefits to the farmers that

are planting the food that’s

full of chemicals and quite

possibly really harming

the health of our nation.

AB: As you know, the ag

(ricultural) business is a

huge business and they

have the money to buy

whatever they need to in

order to get their way. On

the other hand, you have

had some few wins. Can

you tell us about those?

KH: We have had some

wins. We’ve have wins in

general awareness, Vermont

has passed labeling,

Colorado ballot initiative

did not pass but again, it

was awareness…. I’m don’t

know which ones you’re

thinking about specifically…

AB: My understanding

is that there’s a part of

Oregon that’s banning

GMOs entirely, same

thing in Hawaii. They have

decided to ban GMO.

KH: That’s correct. It’s

interesting, I’ll address

those separately.

In Oregon, we have two

different counties, Jackson

and Josephine where they

did managed to pass a ban

on planting all GMO seeds

which is really interesting

because what sort of led

to it was this company

Syngenta. They were

planting GMO sugar beet

seed plants in Oregon’s most

fertile valleys and farmers

became concerned about

contamination of their

crops from the neighboring

GMO crops. This company,

Syngenta, that had gone to

Oregon to plant these seed

crops for the sugar beets,

is a Swiss company. They

are banned in their own

country in Switzerland from

planting any GMOs. So they

came to Oregon to use our

fertile valleys and pollute

our environment. Basically,

neighboring farmers

consider it pollution and

when you use heavy herbicides,

I consider it pollution.

There were two bans

passed. I believe Josephine

is now being contested by the chemical

industry. They are bringing a lawsuit

to contest it which brings me to Hawaii

where there is a whole lot of awareness

because it’s a small community. It’s an

island. Everyone kind of knows everyone.

It’s not that big and it’s a hotbed of the

GMO industry. It’s where they raised

most of their seed corn. They also do a

lot in Puerto Rico but the Puertoricans

don’t have a voice. We don’t hear a lot

about that. But because of the climate

and the soil in Hawaii and Puerto Rico,

they can go three planting seasons in

a year. So they have gone over there

to maximize their growing time.

What’s happening is as GMO crops have

become resistant to the glyphosate

and the Roundup that they have been

using and the current cocktail of chemicals,

bugs and weeds have become a big

problem. Over 50% of US farmland is now

covered in super weeds. This is a giant

problem for farmers. They are spraying

more and more Roundup and it’s not just

working anymore so they are panicking.

What’s happening is in Hawaii they are

experimenting with new chemicals to see

how much the plants can withstand, how

much they can be genetically engineered

to withstand stronger and stronger chemicals.

In fact, they have introduced to our

government and it has been approved the

addition of 2,4-D and three other adjuvants.

It’s a new product developed by

Dow, it’s called Dow Enlist.

It has been approved by the

FDA to begin use in several

states for this falls’ planting.

But what they’re doing in

Hawaii is crazy chemical

experimentation and that

might be where they came

up with the 2,4-D mix.

What’s happening is the

Hawaiian mothers are

noticing that their children

are being born with higher

rates of birth defects. The

nurses, the doctors, the

teachers all noticed that

when they’re spraying these

chemicals the kids get sicker.

They have nosebleeds at

night. They have learning

difficulties. There have been

schools that were evacuated

on days they were

spraying something. For two

years the local Hawaiians

had to fight to find out even

what the chemical companies

were spraying. They

said it was secret, it was

their secret recipe and they

didn’t want to tell anyone.

In Kauai, they finally passed

a resolution to get permission

to have notification of

what’s being sprayed, when

and how much - next to

schools, neighborhood and

hospitals so that people

could protect themselves.

This law passed and it was

a really big battle because

there were a lot of politicians

that took money from

the chemical industry and

they voted no - but the citizens

and the doctors and

the nurses and the teachers

couldn’t be ignored and so

they pass that. The notification

and all it is, is not a ban

and not anything like that.

It’s just notification of when

these chemicals are going to

be sprayed and buffer zones

around schools, hospitals

and neighborhood. It’s a

completely reasonable part

of legislation. It’s not unreasonable

in any way. I can’t

believe the citizens had to

fight like they had to to get

it passed. Now the chemical

companies are blocking it.

There’s a certain judge and

they got the judge to say,

hold up, we’re going to reexamine

this so it’s not going

into effect even though

the citizens passed it.

In Maui, what they did at

the last election was they

passed what chemical

companies were calling a

ban. It’s not really a ban.

What it is is a moratorium

on Maui. This is what should

have done in the very beginning

of GMO farming. The

GMO companies have to

prove that GMOs are safe

and the chemicals are safe

before they plant it. That’s

what the citizens passed

in Maui. It is not a ban.

It’s simply, hey, this needs

to be safe. I think that

law covers Maui, Molokai

and Lanai. Those three

islands. There was a really

big battle because especially

on islands like Lanai

or Molokai, there are very

few employers, especially

Molokai. Some of the few

jobs that there were even

were working for the chemical

companies, spraying

these herbicides and pesticides

for experimentation. So

it was really tough within

the communities to pass

that initiative but it was

passed but the same judge

has stopped it for now. So

they’re having to fight to

actually get it passed.

At every step of the way

the chemical companies

have money and they get

politicians. I have to think

it’s not a coincidence it’s

the same judge on these

two cases, in Kauai and

Maui. I don’t know but for

them to block this basically

very reasonable initiatives,

they’re not unreasonable in

any way. The birth defects

that they’re suffering for in

increasing rates in Hawaii,

I can’t remember the name

of it but the infants are

born with their intestines

outside of their bodies and

these children have to be

flown right away to San

Diego or Phoenix for treatment

and 10% of them die.

I have to imagine that the

ones who survive probably

have digestive issues,

I don’t know. It’s sad and so

far the mothers are desperately

trying to find records.

I believe since the mid 90s,

Hawaii mysteriously stopped

keeping records of birth

defects when the babies

are born. So the moms are

trying to find other ways of

finding records and they’ll

talk to nurses. They did

find one nurse that gave

them informal numbers

and it showed that the

birth defect rate in Hawaii

in general is three times

the national norm or the

numbers that came out. The

next time they called that

nurse back she has been

told by her superiors not

to release those numbers.

There’s a real sort of code of

silence going on over there.

There is no accountability.

There’s only what parents

and doctors and nurses and

teachers are seeing. You can

only harm children for so

long before our very eyes

until we band together and

say, we want more safety,

we want more protection

from these things.

AB: My question is we’re

doing all these big political

fights to get labeling but

there’s another part of the

entire GMO movement that

says we should educate

people and encourage

them to stop buying which

eventually will force the

companies to change

their position. After all

if they are able to offer

non-GMO food in Europe

they can do it here.

KH: That’s absolutely right.

I think it’s a battle on both

fronts. It’s a battle that

needs to be fought on

both friends because for

example, I just spoke with

a mother who is an activist

in England last week. She

said across Europe really

the politicians are being

influenced by the chemical

industry. They are trying to

force GMOs into Europe and

it’s just a battle. The more

we fight in the supermarket,

the more we fight at the

point of purchase and

the more we push these

companies to drop GMOs,

we’ll succeed because our

numbers are increasing.

The more the politicians

are being influenced by

the chemical industry,

they are being pushed by

the chemical industry and

that’s where the battle is.

The battle is really, on both

fronts but the chemical

industry can’t win on the

consumer side. Once a

person is educated or once

a mother lose a sick child,

which in the United States

is one in three children

have a chronic illness, that’s a

lot of buying power. If I talk to

one of those mothers, being one

of those mothers or a chemical

company talks to one of those

mothers, who’s the mother going

to listen to? Me! I have no stake

in the game other than helping

her child. They’re just looking for

more profit. Moms are not stupid!

This whole battle is just like the

battle for the tobacco industry. It

took years to get cigarettes pretty

much off the market or at least

awareness about the true health

hazards out there. It’s the same

playbook that they’re using. All

of the GMOs are tested for acute

poisoning. When I said 3 months

is the longest test that had been

done, I would say most of the test

are only 7 to 14 days. They’re trying

to see if somebody dies the minute

they eat it. Well that’s not what this

is about. This is about long-term

exposure to these pesticides and I’m

only talking about the pesticides

and herbicides. I’m not even talking

about the genetic composition of

these foods. The truth is we don’t

know. Two or three generations

down the road - we don’t know. No

geneticist will tell you they know

for certain that this is not affecting

us. In fact nobody knows. We

have enough technology to create

these things but we don’t what it’s

going to look like. So that question

mark plus the chemicals that we’re

putting into our food makes me as

a mother say, we should stop and

look at this much more carefully

before we feed this to everybody.

AB: Are you aware of the 7th

generation principle? I believe it’s

an American-Indian principle that

if you haven’t tested something

for seven generations to prove

that it’s safe then don’t do it. It’s

so much similar to the approach

of the European system which is

a precautionary approach. Until

you prove it’s safe we will not buy

it. That should be the approach.

KH: I have to say, really, God bless

the Europeans for having that

approach. I wish that we did. I

wish that we had a precautionary

principle instead of the instant

profit principle. I mean for the sake

of our nation, for the sake of our

children and for humanity on the

planet. I feel like this is has been

pushed into the food supply without

adequate testing. That’s my opinion.

I love the French for their appreciation

for food. In France food is really

a religion. The French respect the

animals, the ground, the grain. It’s

unreal the way they know exactly

where each animal was raised if

you go to the butcher, what it was fed, probably the

name of the farmer. The French still have that connection

with their food. They have supermarkets but they

still have such appreciation for the quality of their food.

I wish that Americans can get that back because we do

have great farmers and it’s such a shame that they’re

all being trained in our universities. The big agri universities

just teach farmers GMO farming so and only the

older farmers understand real farming from the health

of the soil up Younger

farmers now are starting

to pick up that ball but the

big agriculture universities

are largely teaching GMO,

which I call, spray and go

farming. It’s a lazy way to

farm. I believe there are

connections between the

herbicides we are eating and

our health in this nation.

AB: Right. Ultimately it

doesn’t make the farmers

any richer because as you

said, they are finding that

the superbugs and super

weeds are evolving and

they have to spray two

to three times as much

pesticide which makes the

chemical company richer

but not the farmer and it

poisons us in the process.

So my whole approach as a

chef has always been, don’t

mess with my food. Your

approach as a mom is don’t

mess with my children. At

which point do we make a

strong enough impression

that people will start to

wake up to this whole issue.

KH: I really think they were

making it now. I have to say

that in spite of discouraging

news in Oregon and so on

and in Washington DC with

Kansas’ Republican Pompeo

passing the DARK act, it is

discouraging. I think our

politicians at this point

if they pretend to think

that Americans don’t want

labeling, they’re blatantly

just ignoring us. But the

people that can ignore us

are the big food companies.

It’s a big economic issue.

Agriculture is a major part

of the American economy.

When countries like China

start rejecting entire shipments

of alfalfa or corn

and start shipping it back,

people’s ears perk up. The

good news is there’s in

fighting among all these

guys. I think there are

maybe 20 lawsuits against

Syngenta now for this one

strain of GM corn that

they put in our food supply

because the American

government - as always

- said go ahead and plant

what you want. It’s always

a freebie. So they planted it

and now what’s happened

is it cross-pollinated with

the rest of the corn in the

USA so several shipments

were returned back by

China because it had this

strain of GM corn that China

says, hey, we don’t accept

this. So now, there are

lawsuits against Syngenta

by Cargill. I just love it

that Cargill and Syngenta

are not getting along.

AB: Absolutely! We have

the agriculture industry

against the food industry

ecause they see their

profits shrinking and

the lawsuits happening.

I read this morning an

article that farmers in the

Midwest are starting to

be more and more shifting

back to the normal crops

because they realized it

doesn’t cause them as

much to grow the non-

GMO crops than the other

ones. There’s starting to

be a shift with the farmers

which of course, besides

as consumers, we need to

convince the farmers that

it’s not a good thing for

their business as well.

KH: that is absolutely true.

I went to go visit Col. Dan

Hubert in Idaho. He lives in

a place called The Treasure

Valley. In The Treasure

Valley they go over 200

crops. Going to his house

was all farmlands as far

as I could see. I went to a

meeting of farmers there

and they were saying that

there was not one seed

dealer in the whole valley

that sold non-GMO seeds.

So the farmers for the

GMO crops that want to

get non-GMO seeds, they

had to get it from very

far away and the cost of

trucking it in almost took

away their profit. But

that is changing. What

happened was these GMO

seed companies were very

clever. They all themselves

seed companies but they’re

really chemical companies.

What they did was they

bought up all the seed

stores and they might have

kept the local names on

them but they slowly pulled

out all the non GMO seeds

and made only GMO seed

available. Also, they gave the

dealers enormous bonuses

to push the GMO seeds. So

they got neighbors pushing

one another. The guy in town

that sells the seed pushing

the GMO and the farmers

had been sort of tricked.

But they’ve discovered after

years and years of growing

GM crops that actually - their

yields have not improved.

By the time they pay for

the seed, the technology

fee, the seed treatment

and the chemicals, it is not

more profitable for them. So

that’s making them scratch

their heads and notice, say

“Well, let me do the math

here” And they’re starting

to figure that they’ve been

tricked and that non GMO

crops actually are better for

the soil and more profitable.

Again, it’s economics

pushing this market in

the correct direction.

AB: So those genetically

engineered seeds cannot be

replanted the following year

which forces the farmers to

keep on buying the seeds

from the seed companies

which is again, good for

the seed companies but

not good for the farmers.

KH: That’s exactly right.

Just like traditional farming.

They have been doing it for

thousands of years saving

their seed, now all of a

sudden, they can’t do that,

and it is enforced. For these

poor farmers that have been

planting Gm crops, they

have signed these contract

and now for life, these GM

companies can come on their

land and if they find one

sprout that’s GM they could

sue the farmer for probably

everything they’ve got. These

farmers don’t have a lot of

money but some of them

are making them switch.

It’s just that it takes time

and a lot of effort to switch

back to non-GM especially

those that have not been

trained in traditional farming

methods. They only know

how to spray and go. They

don’t know the traditional

farming methods but they’re

having to relearn because

due to super weeds, super

pests and just a drop in

yield because the soil is not

as healthy. You can dump

as many chemical fertilizers

on that land as you want

which are incidentally the

chemical companies also

sell. You can put more and

more but still the yields are

not improving for a lot of

these farmers and they’re

saying, we don’t really get

it. We were promised this is

the latest and greatest - but

they’re actually discovering

all of these things. They

can make more money and

their fields are healthier if

they plant non-GM seeds.

They are figuring it out.

AB: But this starting to

change slowly. The younger

farmers are starting to

realize they have no future

by growing genetically

engineered so there’s a new,

pardon the pun, crop that

farmers are looking into

sustainability, organic and

they’re learning how to keep

soil healthy (the chemical

agriculture is killing the soil)

as the soil quality is very

important for the quality

of the products they will

sell. They will also see the

market fading away from

them so they realize to

do the right things and to

continue to live on their

farms, they will have to

revive the old-fashion way

of growing their food.

KH: That’s right. Something

that we need to be very

clear about in our message

as mothers is not that this

is mothers against farmers,

not in any way. We love

farmers. We appreciate

farmers for giving us

nourishment for our children

but as awareness grows

and because our children

are not well by and large,

we as mothers have to do

something. Actually what

we’re doing is appealing

to the farmers to, please

look very carefully at the

system and really examine

whether it’s a better process

or not. Maybe look at your

neighbor’s fields who are

planting non-GMO. Are they

doing better or they getting

greater yields? Is their

soil healthier than yours?

We appeal to farmers. We

know you’re caring for

our population. We know

you’re in your profession

because you love caring

for people and as mothers,

that’s our jobs too.

AB: So as a mom speaking

to a farmer that might read

this, what’s your message?

KH: My message is to please

look around and consider

maybe it’s not so good

for us to be consuming so

much Roundup or so many

chemicals. Maybe it’s not

as safe as they told you.

Maybe long term we’re

seeing damage to all living

organisms from the bacteria

in the soil, the nutrients in

the soil are being pulled out

and so that goes out into

the food chain and maybe

there’s a link between that

lack of minerals and lack of

nutrition and lack of good

bacteria and the health in

our children’s bodies and

in our own bodies. It’s all

connected. I ask you to

please look and consider and

do the math and see what it

will cost to plant non-GMO

crops because that’s what

we want to buy from you.

AB: Thank you. I have

noticed that as a group,

Moms Across America,

is switching a little bit

away from GMOs more

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into glyphosate and the effects

it has on our health. Can you

tell us more about this?

KH: It’s true. When we started out

we strictly want labeling and that

was it but the more research we’ve

done, with doctors and scientists;

there’s a new study that I got

today from Dr. Monica Kreuger

in Germany, she’s studying gut

bacteria and the effects of Roundup

on gut bacteria or glyphosate .

We’re finding more and more that

so many of these conditions that

children have whether it’s skin

problems, food allergies, autism,

behavioral issues or autoimmune

issues, that when you heal the

gut bacteria and the gut flora,

the children are doing better and

adults too of course. Adults too

- but children seem to be more

affected of these things because

their bodies are smaller. Adults

are having these issues too.

Digestive issues really clear up

when we start paying attention

to the gut flora. These scientific

studies that are linking glyphosate

to killing off gut flora and

disturbing the balance of gut

flora tells us that we need to

avoid glyphosate . Even in a lot

of non-GMO products, the food is

sprayed with glyphosate before

harvest and I kinds of speed the

readiness of food for harvest.

They spray it on wheat, grains,

sugarcane, legumes, sometimes,

melons and so we’re ending up

consuming Roundup or glyphosate

even though we’re not eating GMO

products. We’re finding that the

glyphosate which is key to GMOs

is actually in a lot of other food

and that it’s still not good for us.

So personally, I try to eat organic

whenever I can in order to avoid

the glyphosate as well. That is what

Moms Across America is about.

We realize it’s all about the gut

flora for these children. That’s the

crux of the issue, at least on the

herbicide side. For us, if you heal

the gut flora, children are doing

better with all of these issues.

That’s our standpoint. That’ s why

we want to raise awareness about

glyphosate because it’s not only in

GMOs, it’s heavily used in GMOs of

course. Glufosinate is used too but

it’s mostly glyphosate and that’s

out there in the GMO crops and

we want to raise awareness that

there’s also glyphosate being used

on cops that are not GMO as well.

AB: One of its points is that it

is an antibiotic so it kills all the

bacteria inside the soil and inside

our guts so that makes perfect

sense that it will damage us.

KH: Getting into it a little

more deeply, I touched on

it in the beginning; when

they created the GMOs ,

they have to create them

with an antibiotic-resistant

bacteria that they develop

germination. You’re dealing

with lab manufactured

antibiotic resistance in the

genes of this food. Then

we’re spraying Roundup on

everything or Glyphosate

which is an antibiotic. It’s

antibiotics all over the place.

Then we’re dealing with

foods that have antibiotic

resistance inserted into

them and it just makes me

wonder if this is all a good

idea. I don’t think so. I think

specifically and use it as a

marker in these seeds to

see whether it’s going to

work. They use a marker and

that’s antibiotic resistance

that they put right into the

seed right at the moment of

patented as an antibiotic

and so we have a major

problem with it. I think 80%

of all antibiotics that are

produced go into farming

and mostly meat production.

So we’re just getting

our immunity is at risk

as a society. I think that

we’re really messing with

things that are tipping and

causing a lot of problems.

AB: let’s talk about

Kathleen, the movie star.

Did I recently sees you

in the movie Bought?

KH: I was. They came in and

filmed Zen and I for the film

Bought and we didn’t know

exactly what the whole

film was going to be about

anti-vaccine. We’re neutral

at Moms Across America,

that is not our issue. What

we do talk about though are

the GMOs and the effects

in our children. We were

filmed for the movie Bought.

one in three children are

having a chronic issue is a

normal thing. We have to

stop pretending that. So we

wanted to raise awareness

about that fact. It’s amazing.

I still meet people that don’t

but we knew more or less

what it was going to talk

about. We only spoke about

GMOs. We weren’t speaking

about the vaccines. A lot of

people really complained

about the vaccine, different

organization s being

The truth is that it’s going

to cost our country a lot

of money down the road. It

could break us if we don’t

start looking to our nation’s

health and we must stop

pretending that there’s

not a crisis going on, that

know what GMOs are. They

have kind of heard about it

but they don’t understand.

When you start describing

it their eyes get big and

it’s so interesting when the

chemical companies run

this campaigns for people

to get them the vote on

labeling which is voting

against their best interest,

they never mention that

part. They never mention

the part about chemicals

or really how they’re made

or the antibiotic-resistant

markers or any of that.

For those of us with kids

that are hit with illnesses

suddenly pay a little

more attention. We dig a

little deeper. I’ve spoken

with so many experts. I

just know for a fact that

we’re right, that there’s a

problem with these crops.

So he first created a film

called A New Resistance

which is a fantastic movie

about several different

things in our environment,

shampoos, body lotions,

GMOs, toxic sludge that

are going into our bodies

and are in our environment

that are probably linked to

AB: Now you’re also

suggesting we watch this

upcoming movie called A

New Resistance. Can you

tell us more about it?

KH: Yes, that movie was

done by a producer named

Ed Brown. Ed Brown is a

dad. He was a waiter from

Pennsylvania, a regular

guy. One day he started

to figure out that there

are so many chemicals

in our environment that

are probably hurting us

and affecting our health.

a lot of our health issues.

His second movie is called

The New Resistance. It is

the movie that everyone

should see because as I was

saying, with glyphosate,

it’s in all GMOs or most

GMOs. It’s also everywhere.

It’s sprayed around our

schools, around our cities,

on the sidewalks, it’s in the

water. It’s in the rain, it’s in

the air. It has been sold as

this chemical that’s like a

miracle herbicide that kills

the weeds and yet never

affect us that It’s ‘harmless’.

But it’s’ just being found to

cause more and more harm.

Ed is making a film and

really honing in on glyphosate,

that it kills our gut

bacteria and that we need

our gut bacteria to have a

healthy immune system.

Every being does, farm

animals too. So when you

put together what’s going

on in the farms, what they’re

spraying out there, all of

our health concerns, and

you start looking around,

you think wow, this is something

that’s been sold to

us as being perfectly safe.

We can spray it everywhere

and not worry about it but

in the end, it’s linked to

health conditions. Scientists

are linking that chemical to

health conditions. It’s just

like DDT which they told us

was perfectly safe and they

sprayed it on children, look

how harmless it is. Well it

wasn’t! and PCBs and Agent

Orange which they said

wasn’t harming soldiers and

wasn’t harming people and

now we’re revisiting that, it’s

coming full circle because

50% of the formulation of

Agent Orange is 2,4-D. That’s

what they’ll be adding to

the glyphosate on our farm

crops starting this fall.

So it’s just we all need to

make other people aware.

I think Ed needs financial

support. If you Google the

film The New Resistance

or go to Indiegogo, he’s

raising funds to get The New

Resistance movie out. It’s

going to be free to everyone.

It’s not something he’s doing

for profit. He’s doing it from

his heart. He wants everyone

to see the message and it

will be a movie that’s free

for everyone. So maybe you

could just make a donation

of what you would pay at

the cinema on a Friday or

Saturday night just donate

that to Ed’s movie and then

you’ll see it for free when

it comes out. It is a critical

message – glyphosate. It’s a

key and for some reasons it

is key to these GMOs. They

won’t let go of it. In spite

of the fact that it is failing,

that there is weed resistance

to glyphosate and it’s out

and out failing, they won’t

let go of it within the new

formulation of GMO crops.

They’re just adding more

chemicals to it. I don’t know

exactly what that’s about

but there’s something there.

Glyphosate is something

they will not let go of and

it’s being sprayed more and

more in copious amounts

in our environment, on our

food and we need to be

aware of it. Every person

needs to be aware of it.

AB: MY impression is that

these companies approach

this as a war literally

against nature. They do

something, it doesn’t

work, let’s try something

stronger and we’ll win the

war eventually. Well, if

that’s going to lead to all

of us being poisoned in the

process, I don’t think that’s

a war worth fighting for.

KH: That’s exactly right.

The origin of all these farm

chemicals as I’m sure you

know, is from war; world

war 1 and World War 2,

Bayer crop science. Bayer

made the gas that killed the

Jews in World War 2. Now

they’re making different

kinds of toxin. They sort of

alter them a little but they

figured it was so profitable

they won’t let go of it after

the war. So they said, well,

let’s use it on our food. I

don’t know who thought that

was a good idea. Anyway

that was the beginning and

we’re just fighting bugs

and we’re fighting nature

where really they can be

our friends because when I

talk to farmers who really

know what they’re doing,

it’s about the balance of

bacteria, the balance of

different fungi, balance

of bugs, the balance in

nature and the chemicals

disrupt that. They disrupt

the balance within our

own bodies and our own

systems and then we’re

not well. People need to

think more carefully about

our whole environment

on this earth. There’s not

anywhere else we can

move, there’s nowhere we

can go to and it’s such a

beautiful fragile thing. I

just find it really careless

and really irresponsible

to allow these things into

our food supply and our

environment without paying

attention to the bad things

that are happening.

I mean, glaring red sirens,

when one in three children in

the country have a chronic

health issue, I’m shocked by

that. I spoke with Dr. Hubert

about it when he was at

the USDA, he said that if

there were even only three

of those charts showing a

spike in severe health issues

that have now from the CDC

showing issues with colitis,

Chron’s disease and certain

kinds of cancer, autism and

any of that. For me - where’s

our government. Why aren’t

they looking into it? Why

aren’t they saying, hey,

what’s causing this? It’s like

everybody’s looking the

other way. Our health is

deteriorating and that’s why

this movement is growing.

That’s why Kellogg’s and and

those companies are going

to hear from us because

we as parents don’t have a

choice. I’m not coming from

a vindictive place. I’m coming

from a protective place.

More and more mothers

are going to be jumping

on board and we have the

buying power. So they can

push on our politicians all

they want but eventually,

women got the right to

vote, women made changes

against drunk driving and

women are going to make

changes to our food supply.

AB: Another concern I

have is if we continue that

way and if we don’t switch

soon enough, we’ll damage

the soil so badly we could

face another dust ball

situation in the near future.

KH: Absolutely! There are

farmers that are, in fact,

saying that. Because even

now in harvest time, what’s

happening at least with

a farmer I know in Iowa,

there’s an increase in the

level of dust behind their

combines as they harvest.

The soil is becoming more

and more fine because

when you lose the bacteria

and the nutrients and the

good bugs that clump the

soil together and make it

dark and healthy and stick

together, you’re losing that

by using these chemicals

and it’s becoming more

like a fine dust. What’s

happening is behind the

combines you see these

huge clouds and their

bigger and bigger every

year. There are more and

more people coincidentally

checking in in the hospitals

with bronchial issues. This

is anecdotal but this is what

farmers are seeing. The

truth is if you kill the soil

it becomes airborne. The

plants don’t do as well and it

flies so it’s a serious issue.

used as a weed killer. It’s not

selective, it kills all kinds

of weeds when you spray it

on and isn’t it wonderful? I

think he won some kind of

scientific prize for that for

figuring that out. So that’s

when they started using it

AB: And as we already see

in California and Texas, we

are facing droughts so you

combine drought with a

soil that is being depleted

and dying and we could

face the same kind of issue

we just talked about.

KH: It’s interesting you

bring up the depletion

because Roundup of

glyphosate I should say was

first developed as a pipe

cleaner. Its formulation was

for mechanical use when

there was mineral build

up in pipes like calcium,

magnesium and all those

metals that would block

pipes. They will flush it

through with glyphosate

to get those minerals out

because glyphosate binds

to those minerals and it

would clean up the pipes.

One scientist eventually

figured out that it can be

on weeds. The problem is

that the way it works on

the weeds is it chelates the

minerals from the weeds.

So it breaks their immune

system by pulling certain

minerals that the weed

needs to have a healthy

immune system. So that the

weed doesn’t actually die

from the glyphosate, it dies

from the existing bacteria

and fungus in the environment.

If you have a plant

in sterile soil in a perfectly

sterile environment and you

spray it with Roundup or

glyphosate it doesn’t die.

Experiments have been done

and it won’t die. It dies from

what’s already out there. It

breaks the immune system

by pulling the minerals.

The problem with that

is that when glyphosate

touches everything, it’s

taking the minerals out. It’s

binding the minerals and

making them unavailable. So

that it’s not in the plants,

it’s not in the food, not in

the animals we’re eating

and animals are being born

with deficiencies. There was

a study of cattle in one of

the Northern states, maybe

in Michigan, where before

they had a problem with

too much magnesium and

the farmers had to really

be careful that the cows

didn’t get conditions from

having too much manganese.

Now they have manganese

deficiency in their cattle.

They have more both deformations

and the babies

don’t survive. They have a

higher rate of deaths. There

is a deficiency of manganese

since they started

farming with these GMO

crops. Most of the crops

require glyphosate. So the

glyphosate is pulling these

minerals out of the environment

and for some reason

the companies don’t want

anyone to talk about that.

AB: One thing that your

comment just brought to my

mind is that a lot of people

don’t realize that it’s not

just the crops that we eat

at the table, it’s also the

crops that are fed to the

animals which we eventually

eat and it doesn’t get

destroyed in the process. BT

toxins don’t get destroyed

so if you eat regular meat

from the supermarket that

is not either grass-fed or

pasture-raised then most

likely it will be fed with

grains that are genetically

engineered, right?

KH: That’s correct. They

sell a lot of meat. They’ll

mislead you where you shop

and say, grass-fed. Grass

fed could mean the cattle

had grass for two weeks

during their life and they

were then put on a feedlot

and finished on GMO grain.

Or they say vegetarian fed

which means GMO grain.

Sure, it’s vegetarian but

it’s GMO. So really, the only

ways to go is organic or

know your farmer. Find a

cattle rancher that you is

feeding grass from start to

finish or even if the grain is

used at the end just make

sure it’s non-GMO and it’s

not sprayed. So either know

your farmer or buy organic,

that’s what I recommend.

AB: There’s obviously

some positive to this

whole issue but it seems

that the GMO issue will

be the biggest issue for

the near future. What’s

your impression on that?

KH: I know it’s the biggest

issue for my future. It’s

something that can’t be

ignored. I think that the

movement is only growing.

Awareness is only growing.

People are starting to

notice that their families

are not that well.

My son has friends, they

have diabetes and different

health issues and those

parents when I talk to them,

their eyes get big but they

listen. Everybody wants to

help all these people with

health conditions so as

long as health conditions

are here to stay and are

increasing, then awareness

will also increase. I just feel

as though there’s no turning

this movement back. I can’t

unlearn what I’ve learned. I

can’t unknow what I know

now. The more stories I hear

stories I hear and the more

I get inspired. The more

stories I hear of mothers

who say, hey, I heard what

you said and I switched the

way we’re eating and my

child is doing better, the

more encouraged I am.

On the flipside,

the more stories

I hear of children

having issues,

one mother called

me two days ago

with autoimmune

issues and

I refer them to

different doctors

but you can’t help

hearing these

things. Maybe it’s

not so much in

the mainstream

media - they

stay quiet about

it in my opinion

but it’s in our

everyday lives. It’s

our neighbor’s, it’s

down the streets.

It’s in the schoolyard.

They’re never going to stop

that so we’re just going to

keep spreading awareness.

I really don’t see the issue

going anywhere. This goes

beyond religion, economic

position, race, politics, it’s

just food and everybody

eats so I can’t imagine how

this would ever go away.

MM: You basically got into

all of this because one of

your lads had autoimmune

issues. Coming back to food

a minute, what did you do

in order to clean up his diet

to help him with that?

KH: Well I have a girlfriend

who is eating completely

organic already. Once I put

it together that this would

really make a difference in

my children’s lives, when I

heard from the farmers that

when he took his animals

off of the GMO feed they

did better, health wise and

behavior wise, I decided to

do that in my house. So I

decided I just change the

way I shop. It wasn’t from

one day to the next. It

takes a while to get your

family used to it. It takes a

while to find the products

that your family likes but

I always tell people that

the way I did it was two

or three items a week or

two or three items every

time I go to the grocery

store and just gradually

change out everything and

try to find the products

that your kids like. I shop

at three to five different

places. Now I know what

they like and I just cook

much more from scratch.

My husband and I used to go

out to dinner once a week.

Friday night was our date

night and we would go out to

eat. We stopped doing that.

We go to a lot fewer restaurants.

There are a few we can

go to in our area that serve

non-GMO or healthier food.

We’re lucky to be in Southern

California where they have a

little more awareness I think.

In general, we eat much more

at home. We cook at home.

I’ll cook in the mornings so

that I have food ready to in

the afternoon when we’re

running around for sports or

tutors or whatever because

it’s such a rush. You’re so

tempted to stop somewhere

but there’s almost nowhere

you can stop. We will eat at

Chipotle but that’s about

it for places we can drive

through and grab something

to eat. I just make sure to

have things on hand and I

put things on the crock pot

when there’s not a lot of

time. So eat at home and

gradually change out the

things in your pantry.

MM: So when you say

change things out, was

it things like food high

in gluten or was it just

looking for GMOs?

KH: We’ve done extensive

allergy testing and a lot of

these children are having

these issues and probably

adults too. These things

cross over, autoimmune

issues, food allergies,

behavioral things, skin

problems. You find overlaps

and a lot of this kids when

you do allergy sensitivity

testing, you find a lot of

that and most of these

kids do better by reducing

dairy and gluten. So we’re

not 100% gluten free and

dairy free. I know a lot of

families who are and we

might even do better but

I make some compromises

for my kids; but yes, cutting

back on gluten. I don’t

know if there’s anything to

this. Alain maybe you can

tell me but I buy organic

and corn wheat flour. I

read somewhere that it’s

lower in gluten. I try to do

things like that. You have

to careful because a lot of

the gluten free products

are actually non-GMO -but

they are sprayed with

glyphosate before harvest.

So a lot of the moms that

are trying to do better by

their children by going non-

GMO have to work a little

harder to find gluten free

and organic which is starting

to appear in the market but

it’s a hard thing to find.

In general, we never ate

unhealthy food to begin

with, I have to tell you. We

weren’t one of those families

that ate a lot of Doritos

and Pepsi, Mac and cheese.

Even just switching out liked

products - but the organic

version, I saw an improvement

on my kids. When we

did the allergy testing the

blood tests were better. So

I don’t know what it is but

somehow by cleaning up the

diet you can improve their

overall processing of food.

MM: Have you noticed

an improvement in

the health of yourself

and your husband?

KH: I have to say not really.

We were the healthier

eaters in the family anyway.

I might be a little less

tired but we didn’t have

health issues, my husband

and I - one of these runs

in our family. That’s what

made me jump to my feet

in this whole movement.

A lot of these families with

health issues in their children

and this next generation

don’t have a history

of these things in their

family. That’s what made

me really jump to awareness.

We’ve always eaten in

a fairly healthy manner. I

would have to say no, maybe

slightly but not much. I

used to drink and occasional

Coke and now I won’t touch

it. We didn’t eat too much

junk anyway so I have to

say, honestly, maybe a little

less tired but I didn’t have

health issues to begin with.

MM: If you start with

a good place obviously,

it’s much more difficult

to see improvements.

KH: That’s why what

we’re seeing in children

like my own, that had

serious health issues,

when you see that kind of

improvement you start to

pay attention. So I might

not be the best guinea pig.

MM: You’ve covered a huge

range of subjects today. All

of them are really interesting

and vital for our future

health. How can people get

to know more about what

you’re doing and where can

they get the information

that they need to help them?

KH: Definitely go to Moms

Across America. We have

a Face book page and a

website. You can get a lot

of information there.

Another favorite website

of mine is GMO Free USA,

Diana Reeves. She has

spent a lot of research

and she has posted a lot

of scientific studies.

I also recommend GMO

Seralini. He as posted a

lot of important studies.

Tune to me every Friday. It’s

recorded so you don’t have

to be available on Fridays

but the Weekly Women’s

GMO Free News. We post a

lot of information that are

very up to the minute. I have

a producer friend who’s very

on top of that. You can go

there and speak with people

like Alain, dieticians. Speak

with people who really know

about food, who really see

the whole picture. Alain’s

book that I read is fantastic.

Find books like that. They

give you the whole picture of

really what’s going on inside

of our food. Because the old

adage, we are what we eat

is more true than ever now.

AB: I see our job and your

job as educational. We

need to educate people,

families and moms to pay

attention to what they eat

and not just believe every

ad that comes on the TV.

We’re trying to do our jobs

here by educating people

and let them know that

it’s not about being afraid,

it’s about being careful.

KH: Absolutely! If you go

to Moms Across America

we have a lot of ideas for

having movie watching

parties or house parties and

connecting with other moms,

bringing them together

and how to talk to them

and how to chat to them.

First, you need to become

educated yourself but you

can bring friends on and

maybe watch DVDs and you

get to be educated together.

Be aware and once you

start looking you will find

more and more information.

Don’t be discouraged. What

we are saying and what we

have found is scientifically

backed. They like to say that

there’s no science proving

any damage to people’s

health or animal’s health

from these products but it’s

not true. You need to look for

the independent scientific

review, not the scientific

reviews of scientists who

have some financial or career

incentive to have the study

come out in a certain way.

It’s really skewed heavily on

their side. If you go to places

like the consumer reports,

union of concerned scientist

or if you go the study failure

to yield, you will start to

find lots of scientist who

say there are problems with

these crops and we need

further investigation. If

you’re a mother like me or

you read the testimonials on

our website, we have close to

2,000 stories now of mothers

who have written in and say,

we listen to what you’ve

said, we changed our family’s

diet and these

are the health


we have that

are improved.

That’s not


After a while,

it’s not



You need to

do a lot of


though. You

won’t find a

lot of these


in the

mainstream media.

AB: How many moms

do you have on the

Face book page now?

KH: Oh my gosh, I don’t

have that number off the

top of my head. I know this

week it grew by, I think

125%. I know it’s growing.

AB: As of now you have

over 18,000 likes on your

page. By the way, so that

there’s no confusion, dads

are also accepted on Moms

Across America, right?

KH: Absolutely! Dads,

grandmas, grandpas. We

have all family members.

Everybody is welcome.

You don’t have to be a

mom. It’s just that we’re

leading the march but we

welcome dads. We have a

lot of dads as members.

AB: Okay thank you again

Kathleen for being our guest..

KH: Thank you very

much for having me.

MM: It has been a pleasure.

Kathleen Hallal

is a Co-Founder of Mom’s Across America. She is a mother of three children one of

whom developed auto immune problems at age seven. Not finding answers from anyone

within the medical community, Kathleen went on to research health issues which led

on to researching diet where she found out about GMOs. Through speaking to doctors,

veterinarians, farmers and scientists she came to understand that the new food – GMOs

– were actually poisoning hers and everyone else’s children.

Author’s Page URL on LCM

Author’s Facebook URL

Kathleen’s Website via Moms AcrossAmerica

Author’s other links

LinkedIn -

After she

removed all






regained their

health and

since then she

has become



educating other

mothers about

how GMO’s are

harming their

children and

what they can

do about it.

Artisan Cheese

Amsterdam Cheese Company


Gouda Cheese

For a small country, The

Netherlands is known for

a lot of things -- tulips,

windmills, coffee shops

that don’t sell coffee, Van

Gogh, Rembrandt…and

of course, cheese. Gouda

(pronounced How-da) is

one of the main cheeses

made in the Netherlands.

The Dutch eat a lot of

cheese. In fact, they eat

25% more dairy than

their British, German, or

American counterparts.

Breakfast is often a slice

of young Gouda cheese,

which is softer and mild,

on a piece of toast. Lunch

is often a cheese sandwich,

the Gouda cheese being

slightly more mature and

aged a few months making

it have more of a bite. For

cocktail hour, the aged,

crumbly, mature Gouda is

preferred, often dipped in

a mustard or sweet jam

to enhance the rich nutty

flavors. At any time of day

Gouda is a healthy answer

for a delicious treat!

The aging of the cheese

is important for the development

of the flavor and

consistency. It is naturally

aged on wooden planks

from a minimum of a few

weeks up to several years. Aged

cheese has little to no lactose

as it disappears during the

production and aging process,

making it a good alternative

for lactose intolerant people to

get calcium and other nutrients

found in dairy. Gouda cheese is

also high in vitamin K2 which

scientists are studying to

gather more information on

but potentially may help with

inflammation, blood clotting

and getting calcium to the

right places within your body,

although no concrete studies

have been finished yet.

At The Amsterdam Cheese

Company, based in Amsterdam,

we work closely with farmers

mainly in the North of Holland

to offer the best Gouda cheese

the country has to offer.

Our farmers take care of

their cows and the land in

a humane and sustainable

way and the difference can

be tasted.

Our farmers all come from

the North of Holland in an

area that was reclaimed

from the sea in 1612. Dutch

engineers drained a marsh

and bog filled area with a

complex system of dykes

and windmills. This area

is a UNESCO heritage site.

The grass that the cows

eat is different than in any

other part of the world

because the clay soil the

grass grows in is full of sea

nutrients and minerals. The

cows that eat this special

grass make distinctive milk

and this milk gives the

cheese a sweet and creamy

quality that is enhanced

with age. Recently, goat

milk from goats bred in the

North Holland region has

been made into hard Gouda

goat cheese creating yet

another hard cheese to


Check out Amsterdam

Cheese Company’s line of

cheeses at http://www.

* All images from Amsterdam

Cheese Company

Low Carb

Carb Paleo


Top Blogs

In this new series of articles, we look at the best

lowcarb blogs on the planet. We’re doing this because

we like to pass on details about only the best places to

get top class information.

We have looked far and wide for only those people who

provide top content or excellent service. Many of the

ones we’ll be looking at come from our own findings

yet many more are ones you’ve told us about. Then

after careful review, top candidates get asked to tell

us and you about what they do and why they do it so

that you can get to know them better and get an idea

about whether or not they can help you.

Now don’t forget - if you know about a great blog -

let us know via email

or use the contact form on the website.

The blog we recommend this month is ....

Paul Jaminet

Paul Jaminet is a scientist with a

longstanding interest in diet and

health. Along with his wife Shou-

Ching Shih he began experimenting

with low-carb Paleo diets in 2005.

They then spent seven years refining

them, have successfully healed

their own “middle-age” and chronic

health problems through diet, and

have learned a great deal about the

benefits – and pitfalls – of these

diets that we would like to share.

Low Carb

Mag Top


You are always asking things like “what podcasts can

we recommend” so we went out and researched the

top podcasts in terms of content, quality of content,

variety of subjects covered, standard of guests,

usability of information, popularity and more.

To be frank, there are a lot of podcasts so we had

to divided them up into three main categories…

• Low Carb

• Paleo

• Health - that covers things like exercise, dietary

information, medical and so on.

Each month, we’ll review these and see how

they compare with each other and new ones as

they appear, and that’s where you come in.

Please let us know about any podcasts that you think

are worthy of being in the top five for each of these

categories as we don’t want anyone else to miss out on

good information. also, you can vote for them too by

sending an email to us at

Simply list them in order from best to worst.

There are a whole lot more that nearly made it into

the top position so you could make the difference

about who gets in and who gets the top slots.

This month we have got a new entry from Ask the

Low Carb Experts and Real Meal Revolution.


Living La Vida Low Carb

Audio only


Latest Episode


Psychiatrist and low-carb diet

practitioner Dr. Ann Childers

is our special 2015 Low-

Carb Cruise guest speaker

featured in Episode 1031 of

“The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb




Low Carb




Audio only

The Low Carb

Healthy Fat



and Video

Latest Episode

This time we chat with

Fermentation expert and

author Sandor Katz who

explains why this simple food

is so beneficial on this edition

of the low carb and paleo


Latest Episode

Alzheimer’s is on the up, and

as with many diseases, diet

is being linked. While the

LCHF diet cannot reverse

the onset of Alzheimer’s,

research shows it come

help with improved function.

Hear from Dr Ann Childers

on this episode of the LCHF



Ask the Low Carb Experts


Real Meal Revolution

Audio only

Audio only

Latest Episode

In Episode 52 of

“Ask The Low-Carb

Experts” the timely and

very relevant topic of

“All Things Fermented

(Fermentation 101).”

Latest Episode

Onto another edition of Real

Meal Radio and an interesting

question today about Irritable

Bowel Syndrome (IBS) .

Prof. Tim Noakes explains to

us what the cause is of IBS

and how we can remedy this

problem simply by changing

our diet.


The Primal





and Video

Latest Episode

Celebrity Chef Pete Evans discusses controversial

subjects happening in Australian news and

talks about the launch of his new company The

Paleo Way and how people around the world rid

themselves of inflammation and extra weight.








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and Video

Latest Episode

Latest Episode

Elle Russ sits down with Paleo Fitness Magazine

editor Tony Federico, a ten-year veteran of the fitness

industry who ditched the conventional wisdom of low

fat, high carb eating after reading The Paleo Diet

by Loren Cordain and The Primal Blueprint by Mark


Episode 295 –

Andrew Bernstein –

The Myth of Stress


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Nom Nom



Latest Episode

Podcast Episode #215: All

about dairy (and the recent

bacon “news”)

Latest Episode

Podcast Episode #215: All

about dairy (and the recent

bacon “news”)



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Latest Episode In this episode Thanksgiving

I reveal the truth Pep about

addiction—especially Talk – food Dare addiction— to say

through media analysis, clips from

‘No thanks!’ + recipes

Canadian physician and leading addiction

expert, Gabor Mate,




my own personal

experiences and insights gained from my

own research as well as the work I’ve done

with hundreds of men and women in over

30 countries around the world.


Underground Wellness




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Latest Episode

and Video

Dr. Liz Lipski, author of

Digestive Wellness and

Digestive Wellness for

Children, stops by to discuss

the many things that can go

wrong with our digestive systems – and how to fix


Latest Episode

Alyson McGregor studies the

differences between male

and female patients; in this

fascinating talk she explains

how the male model became our

framework for medical research

... and what women and men

need to ask their doctors to get

the right care for their bodies.


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Mind –

Fit Body


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The Jillian



Latest Episode

In this final episode (yes, we’re

ending at the century mark), we

share some of our stories abroad,

such as coconuts and natural

pedestrian movement in Vietnam.

;) We cover some of the highlights

over the past few years, as well

as some typical flawed messages

from the mainstream, such as the

DASH diet.

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Dropp i n of the g


New Year’s Eve

If you like German food think sauerbraten, schnitzel and of

course wurst) and festivities then head over to Helen GA this

new year’s eve for the annual Edelweiss festival.

A Bit of History

The Edelweiss is a beautiful mountain

flower belonging to the

Asteraceae (the daisy or sunflower

family).covered with white hairs

and has a wool “look” to it and

in the wild only grows to a maximum

of 8” in height, but if cultivated

they can grow double that in

height. When the flower blooms it

will have 5-6 small yellow florets,

all clustered together. The petals

are beautiful in their own right;

they are fuzzy white and have a

double star effect that surrounds

the florets. The Edelweiss takes on

a little different look depending on

where it grows and what part of

its season it is. The typical time for

this flower to blossom is between

July and September.

The plant is unequally distributed

and prefers rocky limestone places

at about 1800–3000 m altitude.

It is non-toxic, and has been used

traditionally in folk medicine as

a remedy against abdominal and

respiratory diseases. The dense

hair appears to be an adaptation to

high altitudes, protecting the plant

from cold, aridity and ultraviolet

radiation. As a scarce short-lived

flower found in remote mountain

areas, the plant has been used as

a symbol for alpinism, for rugged

beauty and purity associated with

the Alps and Carpathians, and as a

national symbol especially of Austria,

Switzerland and Romania.

Edelweiss has a rich history and is

recognized nationally, not only in

Germany, but Austria, Switzerland &

Romania as well. The incredible mountains

that reside in these areas make

The Folklore

There is a folklore associated with the

edelweiss. It told about this beautiful

flower starts as most love stories do,

with a girl a boy and a hard trek up

a mountain! The stories told say that

if you received such a flower from a

loved one it was a true dedication of

their devotion to you. The mountains

took many of those lives, so I guess

those who lost their lives gave the

ultimate sacrifice to show their love.

The edelweiss in the 19th century

for the perfect grow setting, as the

flower only grows in high altitudes.

It’s been known as the Alpinist’s flower

due to the remote areas it grows in;

only true mountaineers can get to it!

became a symbol of the rugged purity

of the High Alps and of the supposedly

similar qualities of the native population

of the Alpine region. The edelweiss

became current as such a symbol

in German literature and poetry of

the first half of the 19th century, and

soon also in the romantic nationalism

of the time, in Austria, Switzerland,

Tyrol, and Bavaria.

The Festival

The dropping of the Edelweiss

on New Year’s Eve in Helen, GA is

only in its infancy. This year, 2015,

will be the 3 rd Annual Dropping of

the Edelweiss and we couldn’t

be more thrilled about the popularity

it has taken on. Being a

German town it is our obligation

to make our sister city, Füssen,

Germany, proud; we hope we’ve

done that by adding this tradition

to our list of festivals.

By having this event every New

Year’s Eve here in Helen, GA it

allows us to show the community,

and our visitors, a bit more about

the German heritage they might

not have known. We love bringing

people together and we feel

that this celebration gives us the

opportunity to do just that!

We always look forward to a big

crowd for this event and hope this

year will be no different. During

the event there will be live music,

dancing (chicken dance included),

food, friends & more. Our city

prides itself on bringing the

German to America, with no passport,

or Lederhosen, required.

For more details about Dropping

of the Edelweiss New Year’s Eve

Event, visit


To know more about Helen, Georgia, please visit

Photos courtesy of: Randy Summers & Tom Hellgeth,

Helen Chamber of Commerce

Georgia (Low-Carb)

Pecan Pie

Photo by by Joe Hakim


For the Crust:

• ¾ cup Whey protein powder-plain

• ½ cup Almond Flour

• ½ cup (non-trans fat) Shortening or Lard

• 1-2 Tablespoon (very) Cold Water

For the Filling:

• 1/8 tsp Salt

• 3 Eggs

• 2 teaspoon Liquid Stevia

• 1/4 cup Melted Butter

• 1 cup (preferably) Georgia Pecans-chopped

(Mix these syrups in a separate bowl before adding

to recipe)

• ¼ cup Sugar Free Butterscotch Syrup (try DaVinci’s)

• ½ cup Sugar Free Maple Syrup (try Nature’s Hollow)

• 2 TBSP Vanilla Flavor (Steel’s w/nature sweet)


For the Crust:

Mix almond flour and whey powder together

Cut the shortening into the flour mixture. You can

use 2 knives to do this or use a pastry blender. (I

normally use 2 butter knives; easier than pulling

out the blender)

Add the water 1 tablespoon at a time until the

dough can hold itself together.

Refrigerate until chilled. This is only to be able to

handle the dough easier.

After dough is chilled you can roll it out on the

table w/some of the desired flours or you can roll

it between two pieces of wax paper. A fun way to

do it is to just drop it in the pan and press it to the

edges with your hands. (I always love getting my

hands into it!)

Add-in suggestions: being this is a plain pie crust

recipe; i figured y’all might want to add a bit of flavor.

Before you refrigerate add any of the following:

2 tsp cinnamon, 2 tsp lemon peel, 1 tsp orange peel,

2 tbsp baking cocoa or ¼ tsp nutmeg.

Pre-heat oven to: 300°

For the Filling:

Beat the salt and eggs together.

Add Stevia to salt and egg mixture.

Slowly add your (previous mixed) syrups and beat


Add melted butter and chopped pecans.

Pour into your low-carb pie shell

Place pie in oven and bake for 45 minutes to one hour.

When the top cracks you’ll know it’s ready! Enjoy!

Optional: add some pecan halves to the top of the pie in

a circular (or not) pattern to add that decorative touch.

Makes 8 slices

Nutritional value per slice

Energy 334.9 kcal Fiber 1.5 g

Protein 6.0 g Fat 31.0 g

Carbs 8.1 g Water 19.5 g

Whats going on

in the world of

GMO (Genetically

Modified Organisms)

Author Alain Braux keeps us

up to date with the latest

news from around the world.

GMO Mexico: Mexican Federal Judge Upholds GM Maize Ban during

Appeal Process

GM New Zealand: GM Cow Trials in New Zealand Show Disastrous


GMO Europe: Europe Rejects GM Crops as New Report Highlights 20

Years of GM Failures

GMO USA: First Review of Secret Monsanto Studies Shows

Glyphosate Cancer Cover Up

GMO/Roundup: Dr. Michael Antoniou: Roundup Causes Massive

Kidney and Liver Damage at Low Doses

GMO Mexico: Mayan Beekeepers Strike Down Monsanto GM Soy in


GMO Europe: Greenpeace Files Complaint over EU GMO Food and

Feed Opt-Out Plan

GMO India: GM Free India Slams Application for GMO Mustard


GMO/Glyphosate USA: World’s Most Used Herbicide Threatens

California’s Poorest Counties

GMO India: India resumes soymeal imports but only the non-GMO

type. Good for them.

GMO France: Monsanto Research Site in France Goes up in Flames.

Uh ho! More trouble for Monsanto?

GMO USA: GMO backlash threatens beet farmers as foodmakers

swap sugars. It was bound to happen. Consumer power.

GMO Argentina: Argentina May Have Figured Out How to Get GMOs


GM Argentina Study: Tampons, Sanitary Pads, Sterile Gauze

Contaminated with Probable Carcinogen Glyphosate

Good GM News: GM Crops Now Banned in 38 Countries Worldwide.

Let’s hope more and more countries join them.

GMO New Zealand: GM Cow Trials in New Zealand Show Disastrous

Results. Why would they do that?

GMO USA: GMO-Free Labelling Surges

Holly Days

Better watch out, and we’ll tell you why: Holly

Days is coming to town! Valparaiso, IN will

come to life with the sights and sounds of the

holiday season Friday, December 4 from 5-7

p.m. All of your favorite holiday activities will

come together to turn our little town into a

true, winter wondering. Enjoy a live nativity

display around the courthouse square, along

with free train rides, ice carving, strolling

carolers, and more to help spread the happiness

and cheer of the season.

Plus, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand at

the Porter County Museum. The “Man with

the Bag” will be ready to meet you and take

pictures with the whole family!

Our Holly Days activities aren’t just limited

to the courthouse square. Stroll through the

decorated streets of the downtown neighborhood

and kick off your holiday shopping

with our of our fine retailers. Visit your

favorite stores to enjoy their annual holiday

open house, and dine at one of the restaurants,

many of which will have special treats

just for you.

Have a holly jolly Holly Days! ‘Tis the season

to celebrate the most wonderful time of the


December 4, 2015

Valparaiso, Indiana

Belle Grove Holiday


You are invited to high tea by the Belle Grove

Christmas Tree! After lingering over tea and delectable

treats, tour the Manor House decorated to

the theme of “Holidays Around the World.” Tickets

to this event would be a wonderful Christmas outing

for a treasured family member or friend!

December 5, 2015

Middletown, Virginia

Cider Fest

FREE! Hot Apple Cider

FREE! Holiday Hayrides

FREE! S’mores by the fire

Fresh-cut Locally-grown Christmas Trees

Fresh Locally made Wreaths

Handcrafted Gift Baskets

Great gift ideas and holiday goodies

December 5 & 12, 2015

Camden-Wyoming, Delaware

5 th Annual Wine &


Chocolate Festival

Wine and Chocolate is the theme for this very special

event at this seasonal time of year. Local Artists and

Crafters are invited to display their work. Enjoy live

music by incredible bands on outdoor stage throughout

the entire weekend. Lakeridge wine, beer, soft drinks

and a variety of food will be available for purchase,

along with complimentary Winery tours and tasting.

December 12-13, 2015

Clermont, Florida

Say Cheese Wine Trail

Sip and sample wine and cheese pairings, from the classic

to the creative. Held annually the second weekend

of December, this event coincides Hermann’s popular

Kristkindl Markt, an Old-World holiday market.

December 12-13, 2015

Hermann, Missouri

Taste Of Tamales

Los Angeles Food Festivals give you the opportunity to

taste authentic ethnic foods and celebrate the culture

from 9 different Latin countries!

December 13, 2015

Los Angeles, California

Cocktails at


When Belle Grove is decorated to celebrate

“Holidays Around the World,” Belle Grove’s

Winter Kitchen will transport you to Ireland.

We invite you to come toast the season with

live music, a Hot Toddy by the fire and delicious

appetizers by Nana’s Irish Pub in Middletown.

Your ticket will also include a self-guided tour

of the Manor House lit by candlelight.

December 13, 2015

Middletown, Virginia

Anchorage New Year’s

Eve Celebration


Ring in the new year at Anchorage’s New Year’s

Eve Celebration! This annual celebration is a

fun, family friendly and FREE event in Town

Square held on December 31st from 5:00 p.m. to

8:00 p.m. Enjoy Live Music, Street Performers,

Anchorage’s Yummiest Food Trucks, Fireworks

and More.

December 31, 2015


Dropping of the

Edelweiss & New

Year’s Eve Event

We always look forward to a big crowd for this

event and hope this year will be no different.

During the event there will be live music, dancing

(chicken dance included), food, friends & more.

Our city prides itself on bringing the German

to America, with no passport, or Lederhosen,


December 31, 2015

Helen, Georgia

Last Night on the



Virginia Beach will once again celebrate the

arrival of the New Year with a festive “Last Night

on the Town” New Year’s Eve event, hosted by

the Central Business District Association.

The 3rd annal Last Night on the Town begins

with a family-friendly celebration at Pembroke

Mall, then continues right through the night

with entertainment at Town Center, culminating

with a live performance by a national recording


December 31, 2015

Virginia Beach, Virginia


Farm: Taste of

the South


From January 7—10, 2016, Blackberry

Farm will stage its twelfth annual

Taste of the South weekend in Walland,

Tennessee. The gathering honors the

farmers, artisans, chefs, and scholars

who shape the foodways of the

American South while raising funds for

the Southern Foodways Alliance.

January 7—10, 2016

Walland, Tennessee

20 th Annual Ice



Breezy Point Resort is a true 4-seasons

resort. Our winter guests don’t

hibernate…they CELEBRATE! Outdoor

activities abound, from cross-country

skiing to ice skating and everything in


January 8-10, 2016

Breezy Point, Minnesota

Naked Beauty / Symulast

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We took the time to interview the person who devised this

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Primal Life Organics

Primal Life Organics is a Paleo Skincare Company.

Our belief is in healing the body (and the skin) with

fresh, real food sources. Our products are the MOST

nutrient dense skincare available- why?? Because we

make our Skin-Food FRESH when ordered! There are

no products on our shelves- just ingredients. When

a product is made- it has

already been sold. We do not

need harmful preservatives in

our products, since they are

made to be used immediately.

Click here for more details:

Lindt Excellence Extra Dark


Dark 85% tablets have a very intense character. The first

impression is somewhat bitter and dry, but the mellowing

effect of the cacaobutter ensures this taste is well

balanced. A considered tasting will allow you to detect

hints of dried fruit, liquorice and tobacco as well as fresh

earthy notes. Why we like it? Well who doesn’t like chocolate

(apart from Loreta) and really wants to be able to

have some even on low carb?

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Bulletproof Coffee

Bulletproof® Coffee powerfully energizes you, keeps your

focus rock steady, and delivers crucial nutrient density far

beyond expectations. Easy to make, Bulletproof® Coffee

combines three synergistic elements: Upgraded Coffee

blended with Brain Octane Oil, and unsalted grass-fed

butter or ghee. Your result is a frothy mug of morning

dynamite. Chef Alain gives this the thumb’s up as he says

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Yawp Bars

YAWP! bars were initially designed for the Paleo lifestyle.

We are happy to say they even meet the standards

of the Whole30 program. The Whole30 is a shortterm

nutritional reset, designed to help you put an end

to unhealthy cravings and habits, restore a healthy

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The EPIC bar is a 100% grass fed animal based protein

bar designed as nature intended. Paleo friendly, gluten

free, and low in sugar, we believe that EPIC foods should

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Exo Protein Bars

Exo’s mission is to normalize the consumption of insects as

a sustainable food source. We believe the way to accomplish

this is through healthy, delicious food products that

include insects as an ingredient. Our protein bars are formulated

to be the perfect introductory vehicle to bring

insect protein to the masses. Why we like them. You just

don’t get so imotional over eating grasshopper flour and

they taste sooo good too.

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Give Me Dirt Toothpaste

The dirt is made to boost your natural re-mineralization

process and get your teeth back to their strong, sparkly

selves.It has a sweet spiced orange flavor that will

leave your mouth feeling clean and spicy! Why we like

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Amy’s Organic

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A milder chili, made from organic red beans and tofu, in a

flavorful Mexican sauce, for those who want the taste of

chili, but not the heat.

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Pre-Mixed Liquid Minerals can help:

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A convenient way to take a dose of the essential minerals

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Koyo Foods Lemongrass

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Koyo Ramen-lemongrass ginger contain organic noodles.

These noodles are made with Organic heirloom wheat flour

and sea salt.

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Amy’s Roasted Vegetable Pizza

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Christmas Balls

An easy, low carb appetizer that would

definitely add a Christmas-y appeal to

your holiday table. Not to mention,

delicious too!


° ° 12 medium sized red tomatoes

° ° 3 ounces cream cheese, softened

° ° 2 tablespoons mayonnaise

° ° 1/4 cup cucumber, peeled and finely chopped

° ° 1 tablespoon finely chopped green onion

° ° 2 teaspoons minced fresh dil

1 2

3 4




1. Wash and dry tomatoes.

2. Make a thin slice off the top of each tomato. Scoop out

and discard the pulp; and seeds then put the hollowed

out parts on paper towels upside down to drain.

3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine cream cheese

and mayonnaise and mix well until smooth

4. Add in the cucumber, green onion and dill.

5. Spoon mixture into each tomatoes.

6. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve

Number of Portions: 12

Nutritional Value (per portion)

Nutrients per serving







59.4 kcal

1.7 g

3.9 g

1.0 g

4.6 g

112.1 g

Holiday Roasted

Pork Belly

A hard to resist, succulent crispy roasted

pork belly sure to impress your family or

your dinner-party guests. Serve it with

your favorite low carb sauce.


° ° 4 pounds Pork belly slab

For the brine:

° ° 1 stalk of lemon grass

° ° 1 stalk scallion or spring onion

° ° 2 pieces bay leaves

° ° 1 tablespoon of ground black peppercorn

° ° 5 cloves garlic, crushed

° ° ½ cup rock salt

° ° 5 cups water

For the fillings:

° ° 1 stalk of lemongrass, pounded

° ° 1 stalk scallion

° ° 2 cloves garlic, crushed

For the glaze:

° ° 3 parts milk + 1 part water










1. Prepare and wash the pork joint with running water and make

sure that that are no remaining hairs on the skin.

Prepare the brine

2. In a large pot, put 5 cups of water and add the lemongrass, bay leaves,

scallion, black peppercorn, garlic, and salt. Bring the mixture into a boil then

lower heat and simmer for at least 10 minutes. This will allow the herbs

and spices to release their flavor and aroma. Set aside let it cool.

Marinate the pork:

3. Put pork slab in a tray deep enough for the brine mixture. Pour the brine on the pork

slab and leave to marinate overnight. Remove the pork from the brine. The surface of

the pork is quite salty so rinse it with running water then pat dry with paper towel.

Putting the stuffing:

4. Lay the pork slab on flat surface and put the lemongrass, scallion, and garlic.

5. Roll up the pork slab and form a roulade with the garlic, scallion, and lemongrass

on the center. Tie the pork with kitchen twine to keep its shape.

Cooking the roast:

6. Brush the surface of the pork with the milk and water mixture. Set aside for at

least 30 minutes to an hour to allow the milk to set in the skin. Preheat your oven

to 375 deg F (190 deg C). Place your pork roulade over a grill pan with wire mesh.

7. Cover with aluminum foil for the first 2 hours of cooking to keep the belly moist

inside and to shield from direct heat from the oven otherwise the outer part

of the pork will be cooked quickly yet the inner part is still half cooked.

8. Remove the aluminum wrap after 2 hours. Rotate the pork

once in awhile to let the skin cook evenly.

Chef’s Tips

Here’s a video tutorial on how to tie a pork

Milk makes the skin color reddish brown when roasted. To make the skin really crispy

simply pierce the pork skin with fork before cooking. Make sure that the pierce is not

too deep - you do not want to go right through and reach the fat section of the pork.

Maintain 375 deg F (190 deg C) temperature all throughout the cooking process

to achieve a perfect crunch on the skin. Cooking time may vary from 2 hours up

to 3 hours depending on the pork joint. If your oven has a rotisserie then you

can use it. Just wrap it with aluminum foil for the first 2 hours of cooking.

Number of Portions: 4

Nutritional Value

(per portion)

Nutrients per serving







2396.4 kcal

44.8 g

4.8 g

0.6 g

242.7 g

197.3 g

Low Carb Orange

and Spinach Salad

A very simple yet filling low carb salad

great for pairing whatever meat dish you



° ° 4 cups fresh organic spinach

° ° 1/4 cup almonds

° ° 1 navel orange

For the dressing:

° ° 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

° ° 2 tablespoons Stevia powder

° ° 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

° ° 1 tablespoon snipped parsley

° ° pinch of salt

° ° dash of pepper

1 2

3 4




1. Wash spinach leaves and tear into medium sized pieces. Set

aside in fridge while preparing orange, dressing and almonds.

2. Place the almonds in a pan on the stove over mediumlow.

Add a very small amount of vegetable oil to the

nuts. The oil should just coat the nuts and not pool

in the bottom of the pan. While cooking - stir the

nuts every 30 seconds or so to prevent them from

burning. Cook for about two to three minutes.

3. Remove the nuts from the pan when they start to turn

golden brown and place them on a plate covered with a paper

towel to absorb the excess oil. Let cool off then roughly chop.

4. Peel the orange and carefully remove the

membrane and cut into sections.

5. Combine all dressing ingredients in a jar and shake

to combine. Refrigerate until ready to use.

6. When ready to serve, toss everything up and and enjoy!

Number of Portions: 4

Nutritional Value (per portion)

Nutrients per serving







186.5 kcal

2.6 g

8.0 g

2.3 g

17.0 g

65.7 g


Mini Avocado


An amazingly healthy and wonderfully

guilt-free dessert that will definitely complete

your Christmas dinner.



° ° 1 cup desiccated coconut, unsweetened (75g)

° ° ⅓ cup walnut (50g)

° ° ¼ cup butter or coconut oil, melted (57g)

° ° 1tsp Stevia powder

° ° ½ tsp cinnamon

Cheese filling:

° ° 1 Avocado, mashed

° ° 1 cup cream cheese (200g)

° ° ½ cup cream, heavy whipping (120 ml)

° ° ½ cup crème fraîche or sour

cream or plain yogurt (120g)

° ° ½ tsp vanilla extract (1 vanilla bean)

° ° 4-6 tbsp powdered gelatin or agar powder

° ° 1 tsp Stevia powder










1. Place all the crust ingredients in a food processor and pulse until

you have a crumbly batter (not as smooth as nut butter)

2. Transfer the mixture in mini cake molds and press it down. Place

the molds in the fridge while you make the cheese filling.

3. In a bowl, mix all the cheese filling ingredients apart

from the avocado and gelatin powder. Place half of

the mixture in another bowl and set aside.

4. Dissolve the gelatin powder in a small pan with ¼ cup water. Bring

it to a boil and turn the heat off. Pour half of the gelatin mixture

slowly into one of the bowls with cheese filling and incorporate well.

5. Take the cake molds from the fridge and pour the mixture

evenly into each of them then place it back in the fridge

and prepare the last layer of cheese filling.

6. Spoon the mashed avocado into the bowl with remaining

cheese filling and mix well. Add the remaining gelatin mixture

and incorporate slowly to the cheese filling while stirring

7. Take the cake molds from the fridge and carefully fill all of them with

the last layer of cheese filling. Place in the fridge for at least 2-3 hours.

8. Once ready to serve, push the cakes out from the molds and enjoy!


Number of Portions: 4

Nutritional Value (per portion)

Nutrients per serving







700.5 kcal

17.7 g

11.9 g

4.8 g

66.5 g

77.1 g

Easy Weight

Loss Exercises

Neck Rotation

This is a very simple

exercise that is

designed to stretch the

muscles in the neck.

Lie on the floor with a

thin pillow under your

head – if you prefer

you can use a thick

book if you need support.

The thickness

of the pillow or book

should be such so that

your head is not tipped

either forwards or

backwards – it should

just be in a very comfortable

position. Also

to keep your back comfortable, bring your feet towards your body by bending your

legs at the knees.

Start by turning your head slowly to the right as far as you can comfortably do so.

Photos by Angelique Barnard

Hold that position for 20 seconds, and then slowly bring your head back to centre.

Turn to the other side and hold that position for 20 seconds.

Repeat the exercise so

that you go to the right

10 times and then to the

left 10 times.

Shoulder Rotation

This is designed to stretch the muscles

in and around your shoulder.

Start Position. Lying flat on the

floor with a thin pillow under your

head, with your legs straight out

on the floor, place your arms gently

either side of your body with the

upper arms straight out from the

shoulders, palms down on the floor,

fingers pointing down to your feet,

bending the arms at the elbow.

Bring your hands up so that

your elbows remain on the

floor, the top part of your arms

remain at right angles to your


So that your forearm and

hands now point away from

your feet.

All through this exercise, the

top part of your arm should

remain on the floor.

Hold the position for 20 seconds, then

rotate your forearm back to the start

position, hold that for 20 seconds.

Repeat the exercise 10 times.

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