February 16: Potluck & Demo

February 16: Potluck & Demo

Friday, February 16, 2018
6:30 PM

Location:

Natural Grocers
201 Coburg Road
Eugene, OR 97401
www.naturalgrocers.com/store-location/eugene

What to bring?

Anything from Nourishing Traditions, the Healthy 4 Life booklet or Recipes of the Week would be wonderful.  A simple homemade meal made from scratch using natural fats is always a great contribution.

Some examples include: a roasted chicken or other meat, meat and vegetable casserole, a dish made with soaked grains, soup using homemade bone broth, pastured egg quiche or other egg dish, organic salad with homemade dressing, steamed or roasted vegetables with butter or cream sauce, fermented vegetables, fresh or cooked fruit with raw whipped cream.  If you come to the potlucks regularly, please bring a dish from different categories every so often.

Bring enough to share with everyone and be sure to include some traditional fats!

We’d also like to encourage you to bring your own plate and utensils to help us reduce the use of disposables.  Thanks!

Demo: Meat stock, bone broth, soups and stews

I will demonstrate making bone broth, and we will discuss the differences between meat stock, bone broth, soups and stews.  We will discuss some basic patterns for making soups and stews, and have several types of broths to sample.

 

February 23: DVD – Nourish Your Neurons

Nourish Your Neurons: Preventing Alzheimer’s with Good Nutrition

by Amy Berger

I attended this presentation live at the Wise Traditions Conference last year, and really enjoyed it. I thought Amy Berger did an excellent job of explaining Alzheimer’s disease and her recommended treatment.  I recommend this presentation for anyone who wants to understand the brain. – Lisa

Friday, February 23, 2018

DVD begins at 6:30 PM
Please come around 6:15
90 Minutes long.  Please plan to stay until 8:30 or 9:00 PM, as we will have time for questions after the DVD.

Location:

Natural Grocers
201 Coburg Road
Eugene, OR 97401
www.naturalgrocers.com/store-location/eugene

Description:

Few illnesses are as frightening and feared as Alzheimer’s disease. It seems to strike indiscriminately and the best conventional medicine has to offer are medications that are largely ineffective at slowing or stopping disease progression. However, the scientific literature is replete with research referring to Alzheimer’s disease as “type 3 diabetes” or “diabetes of the brain,” owing to the fundamental role of impaired glucose metabolism and insulin signaling in the brain. This talk will explore the concept of Alzheimer’s as a “metabolic condition, with a metabolic solution” one based on providing struggling neurons with a powerful alternative fuel source: ketones. This can be accomplished by following a low-carbohydrate, nutrient-dense diet containing the traditional nourishing fats and good quality proteins and vegetables. Berger will cover genetic factors related to risk for Alzheimer’s, the failure of the pharmaceutical paradigm and will provide a blueprint for dietary and lifestyle interventions to improve the lives of those with Alzheimer’s and their loved ones and caregivers.

Amy Berger is a U.S. Air Force veteran, certified nutrition specialist and nutritional therapy practitioner who specializes in using low-carbohydrate nutrition to help people reclaim their vitality through eating delicious foods. She loves showing people that getting and staying well doesn’t require starvation, deprivation or living at the gym. Her motto is, “real people need real food!” She blogs at www.tuitnutrition.com, where she writes about a wide range of health and nutrition-related topics, such as insulin, metabolism, weight loss, thyroid function, and more. She is the author of The Alzheimer’s Antidote: Using a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease, Memory Loss, and Cognitive Decline.

Cost: Free

Donations of any amounts to the Eugene Chapter, Weston A. Price Foundation are appreciated.
$5-10 suggested for those who can afford it, and $1-4 for low-income.
(Please also help carry supplies to the car after the movie or volunteer to help the Eugene Chapter in other ways).

Want to see the DVD, but can’t attend?

Purchase your own copy from Fleetwood Onsite Recording:

Links:

View this email online: February 23: DVD – Nourish Your Neurons

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October 10th: Potluck & Demo

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Day & Time:

October 10th, 2017
6:00-8:00 PM

Location:

Natural Grocers
201 Coburg Road
Eugene, OR 97401
www.naturalgrocers.com/store-location/eugene

What to bring?

Anything from Nourishing Traditions or the Healthy 4 Life booklet is wonderful.  A simple homemade meal made from scratch using natural fats would be a great contribution.

Some examples include: a roasted chicken or other meat, meat and vegetable casserole, a dish made with soaked grains, soup using homemade bone broth, pastured egg quiche or other egg dish, organic salad with homemade dressing, steamed or roasted vegetables with butter or cream sauce, fermented vegetables, fresh or cooked fruit with raw whipped cream.

Bring enough to share with everyone and be sure to include some traditional fats!

We’d also like to encourage you to bring your own plate and utensils to help us reduce the use of disposables.  Thanks!

 

Demos:

DSC01051We will have two short demos.  I will be presenting a demo on kombucha, and a guest presenter will do a demo on Jun.  Jun is similar to kombucha but is made with green tea and honey instead of black tea and sugar.  We will discuss the differences and similarities between the two beverages.

We will have SCOBY starters for both drinks available for a donation of any amount to the Weston A. Price Foundation!  Please bring your own jar to take one home.

PS: Sorry for the delay in getting this out to you.  I’ve been having technical difficulties.

August 29th: Potluck & Food Demo

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Day & Time:

August 29th, 2017
6:30-8:00 PM

(Please note the later start time)

Location:

Natural Grocers
201 Coburg Road
Eugene, OR 97401
www.naturalgrocers.com/store-location/eugene

What to bring?

Anything from Nourishing Traditions or the Healthy 4 Life booklet is wonderful.  A simple homemade meal made from scratch using natural fats would be a great contribution.

Some examples include: a roasted chicken or other meat, meat and vegetable casserole, a dish made with soaked grains, soup using homemade bone broth, pastured egg quiche or other egg dish, organic salad with homemade dressing, steamed or roasted vegetables with butter or cream sauce, fermented vegetables, fresh or cooked fruit with raw whipped cream.

Bring enough to share with everyone and be sure to include some traditional fats!

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I will be presenting a demo on Pink Kimchi (aka: Pink Power Kraut) and discussing: sauerkraut, kimchi and mixed fermented veggies.

krautpounder.com/recipes

 

August 25th: DVD Redeeming Bread: How to Make Einkorn Sourdough

by Min Kim

Time:

DVD begins at 6:30 PM

Location:

Market of Choice
67 West 29th Ave
Eugene, OR 97405
(Upstairs in the Community Room)

Cost:

Free.  Donations encouraged.

Description:

Learn how to hand-craft sourdough bread that has been fermented for forty-two hours. This bread is not overly sour and has a light and airy texture. This is a no-knead technique that anyone can do at home to produce beautiful artisan bread.

Min Kim
has been a domestic engineer for the past twenty-two years.  Upon learning about traditional foods and the Weston A. Price Foundation five years ago, she pledged to her family that food would taste better than what they were used to.  This led her to learn and perfect a sourdough bread technique that not only is nourishing and kind to the body, but also is flavorful without being overly sour, and has a light and airy texture.  She now provides real sourdough bread to local families and also teaches classes on how to make this bread at home.

Want to see the DVD, but can’t attend? 

Purchase your own copy from Fleetwood Onsite Recording:

There is also an Einkorn presentation by Carla Bartolucci.

View all Wise Traditions recordings available for purchase and download at Fleetwood: www.fleetwoodonsite.com

July 2017 Potluck in Review

We had our first potluck at Natural Grocers in Eugene.  I’d say the space worked very well for us.

I demonstrated making Beet Kvass, and we had some lively questions about fermentation.  We enjoyed some lovely food and wonderful companionship.

Butter

Beautiful yellow, raw, grass-fed butter, made by one of our local participants.

Organic green salad

Organic green salad

Soaked quinoa salad

Soaked quinoa salad

My plate

My plate: uncured ham, raw butter, olives, green salad, homemade crackers, sauerkraut, pesto dressing, roast chicken, kefir and beet kvass.

Potluck at Natural Grocers

Potluck at Natural Grocers

Homemade crackers & raw butter

Homemade crackers & raw butter

What did you think of it?  Please share your comments about using this space in the comments below.

July 28: DVD Showing – The PHO (Partially Hydrogenated Oils) Public Health Disaster– the Complete Story

The PHO (Partially Hydrogenated Oils) Public Health Disaster– the Complete Story

by Dr. Gerald McNeill, 75 min.

July 28, 2017

DVD begins at 6:30 PM

Location:

Market of Choice
67 West 29th Ave
Eugene, OR 97405
(Upstairs in the Community Room)

Cost:

Free.  Donations encouraged.

Description: 

About 50 years ago, a glut of soybean in the U.S. lead to the introduction of a new chemical process: “partially hydrogenated oils” (PHO). The process converts liquid oils into semi-solid shortenings that have the same texture as butter and other animal fats. The process is extremely versatile and many new textures were created, displacing butter and leading to a golden age in the baking and snack food industries.

Eventually, nutrition science discovered that the main fat in PHO, trans fat, was ten times worse than saturated fat. On June 18th 2015 the FDA announced that PHO were no longer GRAS (generally recognized as safe). This presentation will discuss the events leading to the adoption of PHO, to a major decline in public health and finally a recovery with the elimination of trans fat from the food supply.

Dr. Gerald McNeill is currently vice president of research and development of IOI Loders Croklaan, with responsibility for the development of trans-fat free, palm oil-based solutions for North America. Joining IOI Loders Croklaan from Unilever Research UK, he led a team to develop enzyme-based processes for the modification of fats and oils, and initiated a discovery program for the development of nutritional lipids. Prior to Unilever, Dr. McNeill carried out various aspects of fats and oils research at public research institutions including the National Dairy Research Centre in Ireland, USDA ARS in Philadelphia, Hanover University in Germany and Nagoya University in Japan. Dr. McNeill took his doctoral degree in biochemistry at Galway University, Ireland.

Want to see the DVD, but can’t attend? 

Purchase your own copy from Fleetwood Onsite Recording:

View all Wise Traditions recordings available for purchase and download at Fleetwood: www.fleetwoodonsite.com

More Questions?

Please see our Notes on Popcorn Review page for more info.

July 18: Potluck & Beet Kvass Demo

We are trying something new!  Natural Grocers is graciously allowing us to use their space for some events.

Location:

Natural Grocers
201 Coburg Road
Eugene, OR 97401

Date & Time:

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017Beet Kvass
6:00 to 8:00 PM

Website:

www.naturalgrocers.com/store-location/eugene

Demo:

I will be presenting a demo on making fermented Beet Kvass, and we will discuss other fermented foods.

June Potluck In Review

We had a nice potluck this week. I got there late so I missed the beginning. But there was still plenty of great food.


On my plate is: lamb meatloaf, deviled eggs, pickled cucumber, cole slaw, green salad with strawberries and homemade dressing, two kinds of pate’, fermented veggies, tomato and feta cheese salad and dessert.

After filling up our plates Dr Krautsack gave a presentation on Cholesterol (hint, it’s not the evil substance drug manufacturers would have you believe) and how chiropractic supports nutrition.

We hope you’ll join us for our next event.

Tonight! REMINDER: Potluck and Presentation

Hi all,

Just a quick reminder that our monthly potluck is tonight!

Potluck & Presentation:

Date & Time:

Monday, June 5th, 2017
7:00 to 8:30 PM

Presentation:

Dr. Kevin Krautsack will treat us to a talk on common cholesterol myths and how chiropractic supports nutrition.  He will also be available to answer questions on a variety of health topics.

Don’t have time to cook anything?:

Items that you can easily pick up from a natural food store include raw cheeses, naturally cured cold cut meats, sourdough bread, organic salad greens, avocado, olive oil and vinegar, fresh or frozen fruit with cream from grass-fed cows, or anything from the Weston A. Price Foundation Shopping Guide.  Don’t have a Shopping Guide? Come tonight to pick one up!

Hope to see you soon!

– Lisa