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Comment by Randall Smith on May 19, 2016 at 7:01am

Yes, coconut is the oil of choice for me-- cooking-wise, not skin care. I must admit to using shortening for pie crusts (I make my own, Daniel). I've never tried coconut oil (crusts). Too darn expensive. How did your pie turn out, Daniel?

Changing subjects: I'm trying to go more vegetarian, but I still have to clear my freezer of meat. So tonight, I'm using my George Foreman grill to cook a bison burger. At least bison meat isn't as bad as cow meat--or so they say.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 19, 2016 at 2:24am

Really, Qiana?! You mean it does come back to "normal"?

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 19, 2016 at 1:16am

I met with a nutritionist immediately after being diagnosed with cancer; it was part of the protocol at Cancer Care Northwest where they offered all kinds of care besides chemicals, radiation, and surgery. The nutritionist recommended coconut oil for everything: eating, skincare, and hair care. My hair has been wire-like, resembles a Chore Girl Scouring Pad, since chemo. The family and I hope that eventually the hair will take on the look of hair after several cuttings. I am tempted to just keep my head shaved. The good news, I have my eyelashes and eyebrows back.  

Comment by Plinius on May 18, 2016 at 11:44pm

Coconut oil is good for cooking and it doesn't have a strong flavour that spoils your food. You can also use it for skin care and a small dollop will make a cat happy.

Comment by Daniel W on May 18, 2016 at 9:40am
Plan for today: Go out and cut some rhubarb. Make a pie.

Randy, do you buy crust or make your own?

I like my canola-based piecrust, but I read that polyunsaturated oils are no longer on the best-for-you list. In pie crust, olive oil leaves and off flavor. Now that saturated fats are somewhat rehabilitated, maybe try coconut oil? I don't know how that will turn out.
Comment by Randall Smith on May 17, 2016 at 6:55am

'Tis rhubarb season! So, I made a pie. Yum yum.

Comment by Randall Smith on April 25, 2016 at 6:48am

Thanks for your input, Daniel:

Same with my sister, a vegan. She's had breast cancer and iron deficiency. My dad ate meat all his life and lived past 97. So who knows? I think I'll just compromise. Like my every other "no sugar day", perhaps I'll alternate. At the least, I plan to cut back on meat consumption. I certainly have plenty of fruits and vegetables available--fresh and freezer.

Comment by Daniel W on April 24, 2016 at 10:27pm
Randy, I didn't eat meat for 35 years, and did wind up with cancer. For what that's worth. Maybe those herbivores have too short lives to get most cancers? I don't know. would we know if a deer or cow had cancer?

But - one of the longest life communities is 7th day Adventist, and they are mostly vegetarian.

As for me, I still am, and I think I would be in worse shape if I wasn't. As always on that topic, I say each to their own. I never try to convert anyone, but I support your decision. I have great blood pressure, low cholesterol, am strong as an ox, and I sleep like the dead.
Comment by Randall Smith on April 22, 2016 at 7:02am

I'm now reading my second book on the "hazards" of eating meat (and to some extent, dairy products): Proteinaholic, by Garth Davis, M.D. (The first book was Dr. Michael Gregor's How Not to Die.

Again, the mantra is that you don't need to load up on protein, especially from meats. All requirements come from fruits and vegetables. Afterall, cows, deer, apes, elephants don't eat meat and are usually strong and healthy--and cancer free!  Yes, meats are linked to cancer and many other diseases/maladies.

Again, I'm torn. I've read both sides of the "meat or no meat" issue. It's here we go again. But now, I think I'm convinced. The science seems overwhelming. So Daniel, here I come--joining the ranks of vegetarianism. Of course, I have to get rid of the meat I have in my freezer--eventually!

Comment by Michael Penn on April 22, 2016 at 6:14am

In my lifetime I've done a lot of things just for the halibut. So did Moe Howard.

 

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