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How to benefit from a gluten free diet and still eat bread

A dear friend recently commented on a picture of my sourdough routine and said “I miss bread.” I felt exactly the same way after half a year of being gluten free. I went without bread or breaded things, or things made with wheat for months.  My body loved it and I felt a massive difference. I was clear headed, skinnier, more energy, more motivation, less munchies. It was only when going without them, I realized how often I ate things like scones, muffins, pizza, and breaded deep fried shit. By resolving to eliminate bread out of my diet, I eliminated a lot of garbage that was ultimately responsible for making me feel ill/sad/lazy too.  After reading a bit and looking into the nutrition side, I found out that the villain is not necessarily gluten or bread itself, but the real culprit is actually the industrial version of white flour  and fast acting yeasts that are in lots of processed/prepared foods. It’s a new hybrid frankenstein variety that’s used because it returns higher profits and can withstand huge loads of herbicide and pesticide chemicals sprayed on them. Chemicals that stay on/in the plant and get refined through the whole process, making it into our bodies after all. It’s sprayed on the wheat right before harvest! It’s true that even small amounts of ingested RoundUp causes major health problems, some of which the scope is not yet known. Unfermented, this flour converts to sugar right away causing our glycemic index to bounce out of whack and begins a negative chain reaction in our brains. Heroin, white flour, sugar, cocaine, corn starch, all ultra-refined white powders that used to be a plant at some point, and all cause the exact same effect on the human brain: havoc and mayhem.

So, that’s cheap “enriched” all purpose every-day modern flour, germ on or off (whole wheat/white).

Good news, though! There is such a thing as flour milled from ancient grains that haven’t been sprayed with inflammatory-cancer-causing chemicals (ie. organic) and when paired with fermentation to convert away the glycemic-spiking sugars, you can actually make a pretty healthy bread. I found out you can even get sprouted organic ancient grains now, majorly boosting the level of flavour and healthiness. This is the key, though. Unless you know the baker and trust their commitments to organic and safe fermentation, AND have a steady supply every week, you’ll basically have to make it yourself. It is surprisingly cheap, actually damn-near free. My dear friend Amanda who owns a cafe shared some of her sourdough culture with me, and I hope to keep it alive forever. There are breads made from cultures that are hundreds of years old!  Maybe my offspring will bake their bread using this same starter from The Vault.

Anyway, I am still choosing not to eat items made with cheap flour. In my mind, if I return bread to the category of sacred magic and ferment/bake it myself, I can still keep feeling good and being healthy while still also enjoying bread. Since making 2 loaves of sourdough every week requires care and dedication, this means I will have no choice but to cherish each slice with deep appreciation and a sense of connectivity to my precious food.

If anyone wants to see details or amounts of ingredients, HMU

Fall Fund Drive 2017

Oct 18: Good music punctuates my opinions about radio and how you can stick it to the man by personally financing the antidote to commercial media. Petey Pete joins me in the studio too. Warning: 60% just talking.

Nov 8: I’m just getting around to posting this live-in-studio show from a few weeks ago.

Here it is, originally broadcast on Oct 18th, 2017

Tracklist:

Wizard of Meh – Pogo
Olafor Arnalds – Doria
Boyce Avenue – Give a Little Bit
Adam Green – Castles and Tassels
Soft Jazz Band – Jazz to the Breakfast
Maroon 5, Julia Michaels – Help Be out
Led Zeppelin – Thank You
Eagles of Death Metal – Stacks-o-money
John Tejeda – Farther And Fainter
The Stairwells – I Need a Dollar /Two Weeks
Simply Red- Money’s Too Tight
John Mellancamp – Thank You

For shameless click bait reasons, let’s all re-appreciate Keegan’s artwork and depiction of Nanaimo.

 

Hicks quote about tv

“Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye” – Bill Hicks

I’ll extend this thought to mean television programming. Networks have an interest in programming what you think – even beyond the obvious consumer objective. Sure they want you to buy those things, but moreover they want you to think you are inadequate, ugly, and incapable. It’s the mind-controlling capitalist oligarchy that wants to take away your *amazing immense* power. If you subject yourself or your family to this programming, there is a major theft occurring. Knowing about it is the first step to recovery! At least hit the mute button when the commercial break comes on. “Television is by nature the dominator drug par excellence. Control of content, uniformity of content, repeatability of content make it inevitably a tool of coersion, brainwashing, and manipulation.” -Terence McKenna

In television production school I learned that the show is produced and broadcast at mid-range frequency. Full-range frequency is reserved for the commercial breaks. This is why the commercials seem louder than the show.

War is obsolete

We can now take care of everybody at a higher standard of living than anybody has ever known. It does not have to be “you or me,” so selfishness is unnecessary and war is obsolete. This has never been done before.” -Buckminster Fuller, 1981

Last Thursday, Justin Trudeau said he was urging the UN Security Council to investigate and find out exactly who used the chemical weapons in Syria last week. He said we should find out, and he was right. The Syrian military said it wasnt them. Russia said it wasnt them.

That night, Donny Trump launches a bunch of missiles at a Syrian military base anyway. Some hit the target, some dont….hitting elsewhere and causing major fucking damage.  Civilians killed. He did this even though it’s officially undetermined who made the initial chemical attacks.  Some people believe it was actually instigated and funded by the US to give them an excuse to start bombing shit. History has shown, it’s not impossible to imagine this. So maybe Trump did know after all.

Friday, Justin Lie-deau said he fully supports Trump in his action. WTF, dude.  You’re really living up to your sentiments that you’re happy to relinquish Canada’s progress to falling “in line” with whatever everyone else is doing.  Did you have a nice few days in New York City last week? I’m sure they’re treating you well. So disappointed in this guy. He could have been a hero on the right side of history. Or maybe he was just a groomed shill from the start.

AND WTF MAINSTREAM MEDIA!? People are trusting you to tell them the truth of the matter.  Instead, almost every media outlet is celebrating the perpetuating of circumstances that ALWAYS result in children dying.  The message being that this is some form of justice.

This really pisses me off.

I urge you to read some truth about whats really happening in Syria.

From the Intercept, this is Glenn Greenwald

From truthdig.com, this is Chris Hedges

Here are some photos of Syria before they dropped the US dollar and basically renounced being involved with Unites States ten years ago. (coincidence?) What did the US have to say about that? They knowingly armed an extremist-dominated insurgency to weaken the Syrian government, which prolonged the war in that country and strengthened ISIS and Al Qaeda.

 

Syria today

Chemical attack.
My heart goes out to the families of those 11 children who were lost and to everyone else who survived or had loved ones who perished in #Syria today. I feel like my anonymous white tax dollars have paid to make those rebels in one way or another. I am so ashamed, and only wish I could communicate my apology to those who suffer. Even though the state broadcaster CBC celebrates Canada for “ranking 23/28 lowest spender in NATO!” …STILL MEANS Canada is a part of NATO!! The world’s largest and best-funded terrorist organization. At that, there are still 5 countries who spend less. Oh “canada”! The so-called peace-keeping (so-called nation) HAT-of-America managed to spend ooooonly 20 billion dollars last year on war. Shame on those decision makers. Shame on the status quo. Shame on the tax-evading business-criminals. That footage of the children gasping for air should be on your conscience to.