July 28, 2018 Blog/Newsletter...Lots of Fragrant Garlic

Published by: janean strong on 07-29-2018





Lots of Fragrant Garlic

This is stage one, drying, after harvest. After a week or so, they will be cleaned up and trimmed and then set out to cure.


I just harvested my garlic... 187 heads, to my surprise. And this is the first year that my harvest was perfect. Usually many aren't that great or one year, I had the dreaded white mold.. forgot what it is called, but you can't plant garlic in the same place again!
You are supposed to save the biggest and best for planting next fall... I find that hard as I always want to use the biggest and best in my cooking! haha

The topic of GMO/NonGMO has been coming up again and I am still surpirised by how uneducated people are on the topic. Most think that if they are buying non GMO produce, grains, etc and processed foods that they are safe.
No, you are not safe. It really isn't the GMO that is the big concern. The main reason GMO is a concern is because of the seeds that are genetically modified to withstand being sprayed by Roundup/Glyphosate. GMO corn is modified to stay alive even when it is bring doused with lots of Glyphosate to kill the surrounding weeds. Glyphosate is an herbicide that kills weeds and plants. That is why it is also used on conventional crops to speed up harvest... especially wheat in areas that have short or wet growing seasons. It is usually sprayed close to harvest. It sticks to the plant, the delicate husks and the grains. More and more farms are using Glyphosate to increase their harvest. But.... IT IS NOT SAFE.
Not for us, our pets, the soil and all the healthy bacteria in the soil. Glyphosate messes with the Shikimate pathway in bacteria and we have 10 times more bacteria in our bodies then we do cells. I will let the experts fully explain all of this to you. It will make sense and you will have a new understanding of why you want to avoid it!

The link for the new Keepin it Real w/ Janean Podcast YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-rA7hx-D7XgkqXp3UiRCYQ

MY LATEST PODCAST CONVERSATION:


This conversation is a replay for my summer break I just don't feel good anymore! Want Better Health & Don't Know Where to Start? w/ Dr. Thierry Vrain (Ep 43)

"To me the clear and present danger is the glyphosate residues in much of our processed food - cereals - meat - dairy, bioaccumulating in all human organs and causing a long list of chronic disease epidemics, for the last 20 years. The GMO debate has been a very effective smokescreen." Dr. Thierry Vrain

Dr. Thierry Vrain, soil biologist and research scientist, weaves the story of how glyphosate has evolved to be the most used herbicide in the world and how it is affecting our health. Avoiding those grains, cereals, seeds and produce sprayed with Roundup/ Glyphosate just before harvest is an excellent place to start!
Part 3 of my series on Glyphosate.

If you haven't listened to the first 2 episodes on Glyphosate, please listen to episode #11 part 1 & 2 (below)

These 3 episodes with 3 experts in their fields…. A farmer, a functional medicine doctor and a soil biologist/ research scientist, give a well rounded picture of the importance of this topic to you and your loved ones.

GMO crops sprayed with Glyphosate as herbicide
corn, soy, beet sugar, cottonseed, canola

Crops sprayed with Glyphosate as a desiccant (most dangerous)
grains - wheat, rye, barley
cereals - oats
seed crops - sunflower seeds
Peanuts
Hemp

Dr. Vrain worked as a scientist for Agriculture Canada for 30 years. Now he is spreading the word
about the dangers of GMO's sprayed with Glyphosate. What goes on behind the scenes and what do we need to know about the safety of our food.

Here are links to a couple of Dr. Vrain's videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiU3Ndi6itk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuYZxUxYZoQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bN3LXjigjIg&t=4s

Dr. Vrain's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/thierry.vrain]https://www.facebook.com/thierry.vrain
https://www.facebook.com/thierry.vrain

FOR ARCHIVED CONVERSATIONS I HAVE CHOSEN:


1. Is Your Food Making You SICK? Gluten Sensitivity and Glyphosate -Part 1 (Podcast Ep 11)
with David Stelzer,
founder and CEO of Azure Standard

David Stelzer is a pioneer of healthy soils and organic foods. His family has farmed in the Pacific Northwest for over 100 years. He is the founder and CEO of Azure Standard, a leading producer and nationwide distributor of natural, organic, and non-GMO food.

Obesity, depression, autoimmune disorders, cancers, gluten sensitivity, diabetes, endocrine disruption, autism, chronic illness, neurodegenerative diseases.... the list is so very long...what's happening AND why are we experiencing a huge growth in such a large variety of illnesses ? Especially chronic illnesses

Almost everyone has some knowledge of GMO's but hardly anyone knows that Roundup/glyphosate is now sprayed on the majority of conventionally grown grains in North America.
It's also used as a supposedly safe weedkiller by cities and households across North America.

This podcast episode is dedicated to understanding how glyphosate is affecting the environment, farm animals and humans from the perspectives of a well researched, experienced organic farmer and a well researched, experienced functional medicine doctor.
You'll find fascinating cutting edge information that will help you make informed choices in your nutrition and health care.
We'll begin with how the soil and grains are affected and how they have changed over the last 50/60 years...

Here is a link to a map of the USA that cycles through 1992 to 2012 showing how the use of Glyphosate has increased over these 20 years https://detoxproject.org/glyphosate-map-of-america/]Glyphosate map USA

2. Is Your Food Making You SICK? Gluten Sensitivity and Glyphosate -Part 2 (Podcast Ep 11) with Dr. Mathew Flory
As a doctor practicing Functional Medicine, Dr. Flory’s specialty is treating inflammation and sustained chronic inflammation-related conditions. He’s dedicated the remainder of his days to this endeavor due to the fact he’s “Been there … done that.” Dr. Flory is very candid about this fact and as you get to know him you’ll undoubtedly hear about his fight with Hashimoto’s Auto-Immune Hypothyroidism, Depression, Liver Dysfunction, Severe Toxicity, Reactive Hypoglycemia, Chronic Fatigue … all of this resulting from hidden infections, such as Candida.
In fact, his Candida infection was worse than any other client he has personally ever tested, and that’s hundreds, if not thousands, of people.
Dr. Flory has committed the last 18 years of his life to identifying and implementing natural methods, nutritional remedies and lifestyle modifications that offer safe, effective and clinically-proven ways of regaining health, function and quality of life. He spends a lot of time each week reading and researching to ensure any treatment or recommendations offered are backed by the most up-to-date scientific literature and innovative strategies.

Who do you know that can benefit from these podcast conversations? Please share the love far and wide by forwarding this email to friends and family.
This is my gift and service and your help in getting the word out is very much appreciated!

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Take Care & Be Well

I just don't feel good anymore! Want Better Health & Don't Know Where to Start? w/ Dr. Thierry Vrain
Listen Now

Is Your Food Making You Sick? Gluten Sensitivity and Glyphosate Part 1 w/ David Steltzer
Listen Now

Is Your Food Making You Sick? Gluten Sensitivity and Glyphosate Part 2 w/ Dr. Matt Flory
Listen Now

Your Healthy Yummy Recipe


Smashed Potatoes with Pesto
I made this a few days ago and it was yummy (of course)

Baby Potatoes (enough for the # of people you are feeding)
Olive Oil to drizzle over potatoes
Salt and Black Pepper
Basil Pesto (you can purchase or make fresh, recipe below)

Preheat oven to 450
Boil potatoes, uncovered, until tender: 15-20 minutes

Line a baking sheet with parchment and place cooked potatoes on
Smash potatoes with back of spoon, pan, etc
Sprinkle with Olive Oil, Salt and Pepper
Roast for 20-25 minutes
Top with Pesto.....YUM!

Basil Pesto

2 C fresh Basil
1/3 C Pine Nuts &/or walnuts
1/3 grated Parmesan (please, use the good stuff)
3-5 Cloves Garlic
1/3 C Olive Oil
2 Tbs Butter
1/2 tsp each Salt & Pepper

Use a food Processor to blend to a paste.
I put extra in ice cube trays and freeze for later use on pasta etc.



Keywords: Glyphosate, Chronic conditions, Dr. Thierry Vrain, Roundup,

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