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  • Celiac Disease or Gluten-Free Fad Diets
    Gluten-Free or Gluten-Fad?
    There’s a big fad/trend component to the gluten-free diet right now. Research and consumer surveys show that far more people are “trying out” a gluten-free diet than have a medical reason to do so. Northern California restaurants...
  • Dining out and keeping it healthy: The Porch in Hayden
    Dining out and keeping it healthy: The Porch in Hayden
    The Porch is a delightful little restaurant located in Hayden, Idaho by the Avondale Golf Course. With a name like The Porch, you can be assured that there is quaint little porch to sit on and enjoy your meal. They also boast a wide array of micro...
  • Wheat
    Norman Borlaug would be 100 this year
    This year is the 100th anniversary ofNorman Borlaug’sbirth and today the 5th anniversary of his death. There is no other single person that made such an impact on agriculture: it is estimated that his plant breeding work saved hundreds of...
  • Westernization of worldwide diets raises concerns over resilience of food supply
    Westernization of worldwide diets raises concerns over resilience of food supply
    The globalization of people’s diets has begun to raise concerns about the world’s food supply. According to data gathered by the United Nations’ Food & Agriculture Organization, people are now depending on fewer crops, &ldquo...
  • What is the danger in gluten? There is none
    The Girl Scouts have joined the gluten-free fad
    Gluten has become a big no-no in the minds of many Americans, and more seem to be jumping into the trend. The Girls Scouts have announced that in 2 weeks we will now be able to order gluten-free cookies that we might receive in a couple months.....
  • History of spaghetti
    History of spaghetti
    Spaghetti and other forms of pasta are usually thought of as Italian foods. In fact, anthropologists have discovered that pasta has been around in some form since human beings began to grow and harvest wheat. Throughout its history, pasta is...
  • Colvin Run Mill
    Why preppers need grist mills
    Preppers need mills to grind the grain that they grow into food for consumption and trading. Preppers must plan to use renewable energy sources because they can’t always depend upon electricity when the power goes out in a disaster.A grist...
  • the wonder of modern nutrition
    GMOs, gluten, and the poisoning of a planet's food system
    Fixing the food supply is not going to be easy. And it’s likely to get worse before it gets better.In October, an anti-GMO conference in Cottonwood resolved to get a GMO labeling initiative on the next Arizona ballot, similar to the 522...
  • Parable of Weeds: Part 1 (Matthew 13:24-26, 37-38)
    Parable of Weeds: Part 1 (Matthew 13:24-26, 37-38)
    Parable of Weeds“24Jesus told them another parable:“The kingdom of heaven is likea man who sowed good seed in his field.25But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away.26When the wheat...
  • There are healthy alternatives to bread wheat
    The great wheat crisis
    Conspiracy theorists claim that some giant, secret organization is planning to kill off a third of the human race. When they say it, most of us pretty easily write them off as a bunch of nut-jobs.But it cannot be denied that, in the space of less...
  • Wheat
    Is gluten killing you?
    50 years ago, you never heard about anyone having a problem with gluten. Now it seems like everybody does. What’s going on? Should you care? Does it affect you?What’s gluten? It is a protein in wheat, barley, and some other grains....
  • Gluten free: Trendy diet or just a fad?
    Gluten free: Is it a fad or trend
    One trend you cannot help but know about is gluten free. People all over are talking about how wheat is the reason Americans are so overweight. The answer: No wheat products, whatsoever. The book, ‘Wheat belly’, promised that if you...
  • No gluten, no problems
    No gluten, no problems
    You may have noticed the gluten-free trend of late; but, to the millions of people who suffer with Celiac Disease; being gluten free is life sustaining. But, what exactly is gluten and how can this pesky little protein cause so many problems...
  • What does “gluten free” really mean?
    What does “gluten free” really mean?
    Many may not be aware that, to date, “gluten free” does not mean that a product contains no gluten; thus, putting individuals with celiac disease or other reasons to avoid gluten at risk. However, that is about to change. On August 2,...
  • The kingdom of heaven is like a bottle of fine Champaign
    The kingdom of heaven is like a bottle of fine Champaign
    “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, which a person finds hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls. When he...