You might not have heard of him, but in my opinion, the discoveries of Weston A. Price, DDS (1870-1948) are some of the most valuable and ridiculously simple health and nutrition discoveries ever.
I believe that if his work would have received more recognition, become main stream enough to influence policies, education and food manufacturing decisions, we wouldn’t have as many cases of the chronic degenerative diseases we do today. If it were up to me, every doctor and dentist would be required to learn about the work of Dr. Price.
During his career, Dr. Price noticed an increase in cavities and in mouths that were too small to fit all the teeth. He wanted to find a cause of this degeneration. Although he tried, he wasn’t able to find a cause by studying the people who suffered from these things. He came to believe that these problems weren’t caused by something present in these people, it was something they were lacking.
He decided he needed to find people who were healthy and lack...
I recently saw smashed cucumber salad on a cooking show and wanted to try it. So, I found some recipes and tweaked them to my tastes. Smashing the cucumber breaks open the cells, which allows the dressing to fully saturate the cucumber.
This recipe is a great side on a hot day. It's super easy to make too!
2 English cucumbers
2 cloves garlic, minced or crushed
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 Tbs toasted sesame oil
3 Tbs coconut vinegar
crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
Using a rolling pin, mallet or something similar, start at one end of one cucumber and smash down the length, hitting each spot only once, but covering the whole length until you reach the other end. Rotate cucumber 1/4 of the way and repeat. Do this until you've smashed it down the length 4 times. You want to smash it enough, but not too much because they'll be mush. The cucumber should have irregular cracks, but not be completely falling apart. Repeat with second cucumber.