Monthly Archives: November 2017

Sport Shoes: laceup correctly

This page will show you different ways to lace your shoes to troubleshoot fitting your shoes to your own unique feet.

Also, notice that this is the next brand of shoes for which I am shopping! They have a limited 0-5mm drop from the heel to the toe to best fit the human mechanics /movement template.

Kid’s cooking!

We ordered Hello Fresh, and Van made dinner (with coaching by Mom)!

RECIPE: Easy Super Yummy Cabbage

I’ve been downing the heads of red cabbage recently. Cheap, filling and super delicious! I don’t even miss the pizza. The house fills with roasted garlic smell and by the time it’s done, I’m diving into heaven.

Pre-heat oven to 400 F.

Slice the cabbage to 1/4 – 1/2 inch thick. You’ll need two tray pans. Lay them on the tray.

Mix up fresh garlic. I bought a nice garlic press from Bed Bath and Beyond. It was the European brand and comes with a red silicone cleaning tool. Works awesome. I put at least 5 cloves of garlic through that, probably more and mix in a small bowl with about 1/2 cup olive oil.

Use a basting brush, my favorite silicone, also. Baste the slabs of cabbage with that oil. Sprinkle salt on. Flip over the slabs. Baste and salt again.

I also add halved leeks to the pan and work the oil into the layers.

400 F for 40 minutes. Make sure you leave it in til it’s nice and browned or however much you want it browned.


Repeat! You can get faster at this by practicing, and enjoy more often! It’s what I consider an easy part of my 2017 winter routine.

The leeks are good chopped and used on salads. This will give your salad that "French’s" Onion flavor! I put them in any type of salad, even taco salad.

I re-heat cabbage throughout the week for an easy add-on veggie to whatever my random meals happen to be.

Got Dandruff? Fungus?

Wow, this was a revelation, and it totally makes sense!!

Dandruff is caused by a fungus!

Given this, I found some products, which we haven’t tried yet, but it looks very promising with neem and tea tree.  Should also be good for athlete’s foot, jock itch, etc.  Don’t forget to finish off with coconut as a moisturizer!  It’s anti-fungal, too!)

  1. I’m buying the foot spray from Oleavine’s TheraTree
  2. I’m bying the shampoo, conditioner and leave-in conditioner from Naked Neem:
  3. Neem Oil in a glass bottle with dropper:

I’m buying the foot spray and the liquid soap for my peeps. Also a leave-in conditioner and shampoo

scalp, hair, feet, odor

DIM for lowering bad estrogen

I did a little research and this is the one I bought:

BioResponse DIM. The patentholder company is located in Boulder, CO. Pure Encapsulations DIM products contain the BioResponse.

Lecithin, Choline-Inositol, Cognitive Protection

Options for cognitive recovery/protection with choline via phosopholipid complex.

Number crunching, yes I did make a spreadsheet for costs.

As you will see, this is easily one of my most expensive supplements, but I have found a lot of justification to keep using it:

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Thanks to The Maker

"I am an omnivore, and been doing some versions of Nourishing Traditions, Paleo, etc. for years and I do not know of an alternative, since the bodies of animals are like a CONDENSOR of nature. The animals all condense something "lower" (if you will) on the food chain. The ruminants are able to digest grass and condense the Vitamin K in the grass into their butterfat. Yeasts and microbes are little condensors of lots of things, too, and can make all sorts of nutrients that we need. We house those microbes in our GI tracts and all over us, in a beautiful symbiosis created through millions of years of creation-evolution by an amazing Designer who made a highly complex plan that we have yet to understand in it’s entirety. Dogs are able to synthesize their own Vitamin C, but humans cannot. Our DNA has been changed through iterations/millenia and some of those changes were not good… for us as individuals. We may have low thyroid function but our modern medicine allows us to survive childhood long enough to become fertile and reproduce our genes to the next generation–with errant copies of genes. Epigenetics also plays a part for our direct ancestors. What our mother’s ate and how stressed she was. We can be like Native Peoples who understood the connection of all things, and thanked the Animals (which they called People, too) for the gift of their life. They honored the animal by eating and using all the parts. This is all part of the harmony of nature and the circle of life. When I help my husband process a deer, I do my best to take the parts and use them, but it is very hard to do as an urban dweller. I appreciate the job that "companies" do to process my food, and support the ethical choices that I can, such as free range animals. If I did not have these special nutrients to heal my brain, I would be laying in bed all day with fatigue, despite my "personality" that is to take care of the people around me and promote optimism. Because I eat of the full Garden of Life, I am able to live out the remainder of my short lifespan doing the best good that I can do here on Earth. I say thanks to the Maker for my food, asking blessing for all the tiny and medium sized beings that go into growing it all."

I posted this in response to some lovely vegans who were asking about collagen on the Kelly Brogan website.

-Rachel Ernst

Coconut amino, low yeast diet

Because I am allergic to yeast, but I cannot eliminate yeast from the air we breathe or especially the foods we eat, I would not call my diet yeast free but rather low yeast. This is also going to be very important for anyone who has higher histamine levels, or deals with histamine intolerance. You will want to read the link from coconut secret about the original coconut aminos. This is a tasty sauce that can be used in a variety of ways. I don’t use it all the time but when I really do want something Asian style, a substitute for soy sauce, and I will use some of this and I do keep it in the refrigerator.

The misfortune of all the people who wanted it raw is my gain. While everybody is super excited about raw foods and fermented foods, I am not. In this case, I am glad that my aminos have a little bit less yeast due to the fact that they are pasteurized, at least with this brand from make sure you buy a bottle that says "the original" and not "raw."

Glycine, Collagen

Eat the skin of the animal – such as chicken wings – yes try to get organic. You can use wings to make stock (gently simmered 4-6 hours), or you can bake them til crispy and make sure to consume all the drippings.

I go to Costco, buy the set of 2 organic chickens – you get the packet of organs inside the chicken cavity. Cook up those livers and eat them. Cook up the whole chicken and eat the skin. It takes a good hour to bake a chicken till it’s tender. Before baking it, put butter or olive oil on the chicken. You can add lemons with skin on cut in half. Sprinkle with salt and rosemary. Bake 350 or 375 for a good hour. Add about 1/2 cup water to the pan if the drippings start to brown, so they don’t burn. Eat all the drippings!!

If you have chicken skin that is yucky soft, fry it like bacon til crisp.

For TRAVEL or too busy – take a pill of magnesium glycinate, one per meal.

Choline: Cognitive Function. Glycine: Good Mood.

So, one year later and the choline supplement has improved my cognitive function. I noticed it after a couple of months of the supplement. I kept taking it and have improved even more.

I took several bottles of Seeking Health Optimal PC.

Then I switched to Jarrow Neuro Optimizer, several bottles which I am finishing up now.

I am now switching to MicroIngredients Organic Sunflower Lecithin powder and will take 4 Tbsp. per day. If this doesn’t work for me I will go either back to Optimal PC or to alphaGPC.*

The Jarrow is cheaper than the Optimal PC. In the future I will look at the pricing on the Lecithin.

Or, egg yolks and liver. (Liver also supplies folate in force. Yolks also supply Betaine–and folate if the chickens eat grass and weeds i.e. "pastured" free roaming chickens. "Cage free" is a hollow term. Buy the best eggs you can; the yolks should be a dark, golden yellow.)

* – more about the choline on this page on Dietary 4).