Source Notes for Deliciously Organic
I selected sources for their relevance and clarity. As explained in my book, we find posting the sources on a “Live Addendum” is more efficient . . . .Because however, some of these sources are internet sources and the content could possibly change we will continue to update these sources quarterly or as new studies are published.
Here are two charts from Harvard Medical School that show the glycemic index of certain foods. These charts will show you that honey has a lower glycemic index and therefore does not cause a rapid rise and fall of blood sugar levels. Article
This 1963 study published by Dr. Jonathan White explains how processing and storage affects honey quality.
An article from Science Daily, on November 6, 2003, reports that cacao is nutrient dense.
Many of the raw sugars on the market are simply white sugar with a bit of molasses added back to give them a brown color. Wikipedia
Healthy unrefined fats enhance our immune systems and are needed for energy. Sally Fallon and Dr. Mary Enig, the leading authorities on this topic wrote an informative article explaining the role of fats in our diet.
For more on on lipids: Here is a study that was published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute in 1986: J.J. Kabara, “The Pharmacological Effects of Lipids,” The American Oil chemists Society Champaign, IL, 1978, 1-14; Cohen, L A, et al, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 1986, 77:43.
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This is a great article questioning the validity of the Lipid Hypothesis written by Nina Teicholz on December 13, 2007 in Men’s Health titled “What if fat isn’t so bad? No one’s ever proved that saturated fat clogs arteries, causes heart disease.”
The Study “Cholesterol, coconuts and a diet on Polynesian atolls: a natural experiment: the Pukapuka and Tokelau Island Studies” publised in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, proves why coconut oil cannot be atherogenic.
The lecture by Conrado S. Dayrit MD, “Coconut Oil: Atherogenic or Not? (What therefore causes Atherosclerosis?)” was published in the Philippine Journal of Cardiology in the July of 2003. Dr. Dayrit discusses why coconut oil is not atherogenic, the invalidity of the Lipid Hypothesis, and what then causes Atherosclerosis.
An article published on July 1, 2008. From Cook’s Illustrated explains the standards of olive oil in the United States.
The article “The Skinny on Fats” is taken from the book, Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats, breaks down the information about fats in an easy-to-understand language. Dr. Enig explains within this article the importance of organic, grass-fed butter.
This article discussing phytic acid appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Spring 2010.
This study shows the link between homogenization and heart disease: Zikakis, et. al., Journal of Dairy Science, 1977, 60:533; Oster, K., American Journal of Clinical Research, April 1971, Vol. II(I).
A study done by Loma Linda University published in 1989 shows the atherogenic effect of oxidized products of cholesterol commonly found in dried egg products, powdered milk, and cheeses.
Further reading about raw milk published in the book, Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats, written by Sally Fallon.
Jeffery Kluger discusses the nutrients in organic, grass-fed beef in his article,”What’s So Great About Organic Food?” published by Time Magazine, August 18, 2010.
The Journal of Animal Science published a study on June 5, 2009 titled, “Effects of winter stocker growth rate and finishing system on III. Tissue proximate, fatty acid, vitamin and cholesterol content” proves that pastured finished cows has lower total saturated and monounsaturated fats. It also contains a higher amount of omega-3 fatty acids, B-vitamins and antioxidants.
For further reading about grass-fed beef: D.R. Fraser, The Lancet, Jan 14 1995, 345:8942Z:104-105; R.A. Buist, RA International Clinical Nutrition Foundation, 1998, 22:2:28.
“Study warns of danger in eating farmed salmon” written by Robert McClure and Lisa Stiffler discusses the dangers of eating farmed fish. The article also explains how the fish are farmed and what they are given to eat.
This article written by the Center of Food Safety states that Rbst and Rbgh are the same.
Here is a helpful article written by the Center for Food Safety discussing food irradiation. They also include a fact sheet for download.
This fact sheet written on October 11, 2005 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explains exactly what food irradiation is. While I personally don’t agree with many of their conclusions about the safety of irradiation, it is still a good resource for learning about the process of irradiation.
Here is the USDA’s fact sheet defining their food labels for meat and poultry. It was last modified on October 29, 2010.
Here is the USDA’s fact sheet defining their organic labels.
This article “Clean Beef or Irradiated Dirty Beef?” written by Patricia Whisnanat, DVM is full of interesting information about the irradiation of beef. It was last updated on January, 15, 2011.
“A Public Health Response to Elanco’s ‘Recombinant Bovinve Somatotropin (Rbst): A Safetly Assesment'”: interesting article because here several of the leading health organizations say that they don’t think there is enough proof that Rbst is safe.
The Union of Concerned Scientists published a chart on February 16, 2006, listing the Engineered Foods Allowed on the Market.
The GMO compass published an article on December 22, 2008 stating that soybeans, corn, rapeseed (canola) and cotton are genetically modified.
The GMO compass published an article on Novemer 27, 2006 stating that some tomatoes are genetically modified.