Healthy Happy & Hip Living in the Mid Atlantic forum: Nutrition~You are what you eat # 3 May 2011

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luvsgrtdanes
May 3, 2011 7:56 AM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
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Nutrition is something we all can control. What do you eat to stay healthy? Give us your tips and ask for advice.

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Imagestormyla
May 3, 2011 8:05 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
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Thanks for the new thread Ronnie!! Some of you may have seen the photos that I posted of the lawn here at the house where I am staying. Needless to say, it is a dandelion factory. Both bordering neighbors keep their lawns completely Dandelion free. I was speaking to the landlord today and mentioned the dandelion situation. They are invading all of the beds here too.

The landlord is well aware of it, but never treated them with any herbicides because they were afraid of any effects on the groundwater going into the house's well. This house is built on a slope and all of the water runs off and down and across the street to the creek.

I was thinking about using a targeted herbicide spray and mentioned that to the landlord. They were fine with that, just didn't want a complete broadcast of herbicide. What does everyone think about this? I have no experience with wells.

Imagesallyg
May 3, 2011 12:36 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
A proper modern well is not leaking ANYTHING from the ground surface into the well water. That's why you don't have bacteria in your water. I feel bad about broadcasting something and having it wash into the creek though! With a targeted spray you will minimize that. I believe too that ROudnup degrades in the sun and leaves little or no residue.
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagesheryl
May 3, 2011 12:49 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Mmm - they say (they, being Monsanto) that it degrades in the soil ... I don't know. If I was drinking from that well, I wouldn't.

Imagesallyg
May 3, 2011 12:57 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Well...LOL well...If you think everything from the surface of the ground is getting in your well, how can you drink any well water?
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagesheryl
May 3, 2011 1:11 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
LOL, I don't. I have a pasture over my well, and a road next to it. Uh uh, not doing it. Not that I feel much better with the cities water supply, frankly.
Imagestormyla
May 9, 2011 8:59 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
I saw Dr Oz say this morning that Brazil Nuts, Canola oil and coffee really helped defend against gall bladder disease. I had gallstones back in 1993. As a young person I would drink 2 or 3 pots of coffee a day. Today I only drink about half to 2/3rds a pot daily.
ImageJaeRae
May 9, 2011 9:13 AM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
Then there is bloody mary solution which is perfectly safe for the well.
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ImageJaeRae
May 9, 2011 9:19 AM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
(saury *Blush* ) back to well. I have city water indoors and a well outdoors. To maintain the well even for outdoor use, I have to have it tested and licensed. Along with a well (not unsick) person who works with my well testing, I have compared the test results with the city newsletter reports on water quality and the well is actually safer and less full of chemicals. I do use Round-up but no broadcast, however my upgrade (tee!...oh! this paragraph is just full of potential in word useage, no?) neightbors do, and still the well water is very good. I would agree to have concern for run-off to the creek though because the whole surrounding ecosystem is subject to that.
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Imagestormyla
May 9, 2011 10:48 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Well (pun) I did spray the dandelions with Spectracide. We'll see if I CROAK. I will go check out the creek next week and see if anything looks different. It was really tough to spray them because we had rain almost every day before and after I sprayed. It may require a second spraying.
ImageJaeRae
May 9, 2011 11:32 AM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
likely you won't see it directly...you have to wait until warthogs git toads...er sumpthin'
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Imagesallyg
May 9, 2011 4:00 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Thing with a well is- chemicals and whatnot etc get all stuck in the soil particles as they seep down--and a safely made modern well forces water to seep thru a hundred or two feet of soil. The runoff on top of the ground can reach the stream in a day or two and just isn't forced to filter.

I always cook with Canola and olive oil now. Vegetable oil - gotta wonder what it is with such a generic name Blinking Corn oil- well I am ? 75% corn already according to Michael Pollan so I don't want to add that way to my corn budget.

How good is coffee at gallstone help if you could drink so much and still get them? I hate how media can oversimplify anything--a tiny fractional benefit can still be stated as a benefit. Variety and moderation--will be my mottoes in diet.
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imageflowersrjen
May 9, 2011 10:07 PM CST
Name: jennifer
central nj
Info on canola oil,
http://www.westonaprice.org/know-your-fats/559-the-great-con...

My hhp, says best to cook with coconut oil or butter
ImageJaeRae
May 9, 2011 10:15 PM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
What's an hhp?
Woman on the eastbound train
...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
(also a mule lovin', Charley huggin' girl)
Imagestormyla
May 9, 2011 10:58 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Jen, That article is based on old information and rumour. Those myths have been debunked repeatedly by the scientific community. There is absolutely nothing wrong with canola oil. Quite to the contrary, there are hundreds of studies that show it's benefits. Here are a couple of hundred.

http://search2.google.cit.nih.gov/search?site=NIH_Master&cli...

Coconut oil is very healthy but also has some down sides. Recent studies have attributed it's heavy use in India as contributing to the rise in their rate of Diabetes. It's just last year's healthy cooking craze. This year's is the resurgance of peanut oil, which is a wonderfully inexpensive shelf stable oil.

Butter is fine except for those with cholesterol problems. Peanut and grapeseed oil are great oils for cooking. The various nut oils are great for lower temperature baking and are full of Omega 3 & 6.
hart
May 10, 2011 9:35 AM CST
Olive oil is also high in omegas. I do most of my cooking with peanut oil or olive oil, make popcorn and stir fry with coconut oil. I just don't care for the taste of canola oil. Trying to get away from my southern habit of putting butter on everything. Sad Walnut oil is another really tasty nut oil but expensive as the dickens.
Imagestormyla
May 10, 2011 10:06 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Walnut, almond & hazelnut oils are wonderfully good tasting oils. But they are expensive and need to be refrigerated once opened as they go bad so quickly.
I bake with them and use them for salads and to dress cooked veggies and entrees, but don't fry with them.

I've even used walnut oil to bake Foccacias instead of olive oil. Gives the bread a really interesting flavor.

I love olive oil and use quite a lot of it, but again won't use it under really high heat.
Imagesallyg
May 10, 2011 10:56 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Hm maybe I'l try peanut oil
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
hart
May 10, 2011 11:00 AM CST
Peanut oil isn't too expensive. You can get it at Walmart for $2.98 a bottle.
Imagesallyg
May 10, 2011 12:46 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
geez! it was 2x the price of canola at Target
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon

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