ToxyTalk — Happiness Class

Happiness Class: Blooming Meat by NorthStar Bison

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Happiness Class: Blooming Meat by NorthStar Bison

  From NorthStar Bison: "My goal for this weeks blog is to describe how nature naturally prepares animals for harvest and, subsequently, how that impacts our buying habits and eating experiences. Believe it or not, meats raised as nature intended, "bloom" just like a flower, making there a perfect time to harvest that "flower" for maximum nutrient density, flavor, and energy.  As you know, nature operates in cycles. The late winter months give way to spring and lush new life abounds from the earth providing the perfect environment for giving birth and raising a young, new generation. As spring progresses,...

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Happiness Class: Natural Wool

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Happiness Class: Natural Wool

"Felted wool clogs, as well as other natural wood does not require washing. Wool naturally repels dirt, it is usually sufficient to air felted footwear for odours to disappear. You can also use a vacuum cleaner to vacuum any accumulated dirt/dust from your footwear. DO NOT WASH!" -WoolenClogs.com

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Happiness Class: Hashimoto's Thyroiditis Digestion Things to Remember

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Happiness Class: Hashimoto's Thyroiditis Digestion Things to Remember

"Digestion is impaired in Hashimoto's, resulting in depletion of nutrients.  Diet, medications, and lifestyle contribute to poor digestion. Check levels of vitamin B12, zinc, ferritin. Replace with supplementation as indicated. Consider selenium methionine 200 mcg - 400 mcg daily. Consider taking Betaine with Pepsin with protein meals. Goitrogens are substances found in foods that interfere with thyroid function. Most goitrogens are inactivated by cooking and fermenting, and can be eaten in moderation. Goitrogens in soy are still present after cooking and soy should be avoided."

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Happiness Class: Dietary Support for the Alcoholic

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Happiness Class: Dietary Support for the Alcoholic

"Dietary Support For The Alcoholic I recently learned that near the end of his life, Bill W, the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), went to his board of directors and urged them to add nutritional therapy to the AA protocols. The board turned him down. Bill W had found that coffee and sugary treats—often served at AA meetings—worsened his hypoglycemia symptoms and depression.  When he removed these foods from his diet, his blood sugar stabilized and his depression cleared.  He also became interested in the use of vitamin B6 for treating alcoholism.  The board’s decision prevented the widespread sharing of...

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Happiness Class: Icelandic Wool

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Happiness Class: Icelandic Wool

"The wool is dyed with natural plants and nothing is used in the process that can harm the environment in any way.  The wool is Icelandic and therefore like wool from the Norwegian mountain sheep and its relatives in Sweden is the only wool that is water repellent. Handwash the sweater in luke warm water and lay flat to dry. Unique in its composition, Icelandic wool consists of two types of fibres: INNER FIBRES - INSULATING: Fine, soft, highly insulating. OUTER FIBRES - WATER-REPELLENT: Long, glossy, water-repellent. Together, these two distinctive fibres create a wool that is:Lightweight - lighter than...

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