00:00 - Introduction
00:00 – 9:30: Topic One: Can Food be a Foreign Invader?
Does the body treat fast food like a bacterial invasion? It turns out that it’s not just a lack of nutrition that makes junk food so unhealthy – it’s also the reactions it creates in the body, reactions we might not be able to feel! Janet and Emily discuss the scary potential of processed food ‘mimickers’, how our systems respond to them, and what these responses are doing to our bodies.
9:30 – 15:27: Topic Two: The Causes of Childhood Asthma Could Be in the Gut
Soaring rates of asthma and allergic diseases have lead some B.C. doctors to an interesting crime scene: dirty diapers! You might be surprised to find out that childhood asthma, allergies, and eczema could come down to an infant’s microbe exposure and gut health. Janet and Emily break down the new findings from the University of British Columbia and offer some practical advice for raising healthy children.
15:27 – 20:12: Topic Three: The Health Benefits of Medicinal Mushrooms
Mushroom coffee and hot chocolate are incredibly popular these days, and people are claiming many health benefits from them. But are these claims genuine? Janet and Emily examine medicinal mushrooms, look at the surprising benefits they could bring, and explain how getting more of them in your diet is easy!
If this has piqued your interest, Emily loves Two Hills Organics “Happy Stomach” fermented black tea steeped with the medicinal mushroom reishi!
21:47 – 27:48: Question 1: “Is fasting good for your health?”
Fasting has been historically used out of necessity, seasonal supply, or for spiritual purposes, but concerns about depriving the body of nutrients have made it unpopular. Today, we know more about fasting as a dietary practice, and when done safely, it can be beneficial! Janet and Emily tell you when you should fast and how to do it carefully and effectively.
27:48 – 34:33: Question 2: “What are the effects of a poor diet on autoimmune disease?”
Dealing with autoimmune diseases is a challenge, but we now have many resources that let us fight back. If you’re looking for a book written by someone with an autoimmune disorder, Sandy Pomeroy’s Grain Free Goodness is full of delicious recipes, making the consumption of a wide variety of anti-inflammatory foods easy! For more in-depth discussions about lowering inflammation with food, Janet and Emily recommend Meals that Heal Inflammation by Julie Daniluk or Delicious Detox by Carol Morley.
34:33: Recipe: Lemon and Herb Roast Chicken
This tasty chicken with a delicious herbal rub is one of the best-tasting chicken recipes ever – so moist and flavourful, especially if you use a naturally-raised fresh chicken. And it requires almost none of your time. When I make this, I look forward to a second or third meal of leftovers, as well as to a pot of great-tasting bone broth that I will make later in the week. As well, it makes enough herbal rub for another chicken or two – a time-saver for sure (double it if you want!).
Lots of goodness here!
Serves 6 – 8
Buy the best chicken you can find, and then make the most of every bit of it: roast chicken for dinner, leftovers sliced cold onto a salad, scrappy bits added to a stir-fry or soup, and bones for the stockpot. Use the bones to make a nutritious, mineral-rich chicken bone broth which can then become the base for soups, meat sauces, and mineral-enriched meals for your family.
Hey! Did you know?
It’s okay to eat the skin of your naturally-raised chicken. But if you don’t, add it to the stock pot along with the ends of your celery, stems of your parsley, skins of your onions. Don’t waste a thing!