Monthly Archives: June 2014

Beware of eating Rice dishes?

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I was cooking all my food for my two little doggies and one of them became violently ill.. resulting in her suffering from IBD  (Inflamatory Bowel Disease). This can happen to anyone after a traumatic event to the intestines..

I didn’t realise how important it was to rinse rice prior to cooking it or the correct temperatures to keep it or cool it before eating it..

Now I do..

My little ‘Lolly’ suffered untold pain and vomiting along with diarrhorea and is now having to eat canned paste..

I’m on top of that now and am determined to get her off it but that is another story and will let you know how it goes..  Groundbreaking…

I did some experiments with rice over a period of 5 days using clean areas and utensils. Being a Uni graduate I am aware of the need for specifics when determining scientific data  and my experiment was done using the best methods..

The photos I took are of rice cooked on day one day four and day 5. Rinsed prior to cooking and not rinsed pior to cooking.The results were clearly astonishing and showed the massive growth of the bacteria ‘Bacillus Cereus’ in the un-rinsed subjects.

There are a few sites on the net which will give you good information on cooking, storage etc of rice and other foods which carry the spores of this bacteria so please have a look at them and commit them to memory. It might just save you from giving someone food poisoning…

1.  Rice ‘Rinsed before cooking. Rinsed under running water.

Day 1.

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Day 4 Rice rinsed.

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Day 5 Rice rinsed.

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This is Rice not rinsed.

day 1.

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Day 4 Not rinsed.

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Day 5 rice not rinsed.

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For each bowl of rice cooked…..

All amounts were exactly the same as could be measured using the equipment I had.

Temperatures and times were the same. Method was the same.

So please be careful when buying, cooking, serving rice. Make sure it is rinsed  under running cool water before it is cooked to get rid of the bacteria spores first.  These spores can survive cooking, temps between 30 to 37 degrees Celsius and as low as below 5 degrees Celsius..

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Fresh versus frozen muck…..

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Saw a program about someone who decided it was a good idea to cook food, freeze it for weeks, defrost it,reheat it and then serve it up to her family.. I’m gagging as I write…

This is a disgusting thing to do to food… Food which has been cooked and reheated is waste, leftovers.. garbage..So why would anyone think this is a good idea???? Do they think this is good food to serve to their families???

I think it is just being damned lazy and nothing more… or less….

Food is fragile and should be eaten fresh. always..  To cook it kills off most of the vitamins and minerals if not all of them.. But to cook it twice and make people eat is is horrible…

I have a small orange tree in my backyard and it has a few gorgeous fresh oranges just ripening up…

Now, if I took them and popped them into a pot of boiling water and cooked them, how much nutrition do you think would be left??  None.  Zich.  Zip. 

How good do you think these ripening strawberries would be if boiled??

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The only positive thing I can say about this food is that it is not full of artificial additives, colourings and flavourings which we all know are really dangerous to your health.. But there is really no nutrition in it at all..  Sad… Very sad…

Food should be fresh. If cooked then it should be eaten immediately it is cooked… Oh and don’t forget, there are a lot of benefits to eating some raw foods too…. A lot of fruits and vegetables taste better eaten raw…

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This is my little Washington Navel Orange tree after I have eaten all the oranges… Yummy…

I’ve also noticed we don’t eat as much food as other people now either. We get more nutrition than a lot of people because we get a good mix of fresh fruits and vegetables etc… No Processed foods… so we aren’t as hungry… More fresh means more nutrition means less food needed…

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This fruit is what’s left after it was purchased yesterday..We have already eaten half of it and will replenish it after tomorrow.. The grapes were in the fridge and cooling…. The nuts will take us about 2 weeks to devour…

Ever wondered about the nutritional value of jam? If jam was good for you, then do you think it could be a nutritional food source?  NO! Absolutely not.. The fruit has been boiled and boiled and preserved in cans and jars and is just sweet crap so no of course it’s not good.. Hey, we do have some jam now and then.. We don’t go without entirely.. we do enjoy a few old fashioned treats…

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Turkish bread drizzled with olive oil and toasted, with some tuna and fresh finely chopped salad veges… A light sprinkle of white wine vinegar for a zesty flavour and that was my lunch today.. It was really nice…

I suppose this is why we don’t get fat now… We get plenty to eat and we are never hungry….

“Marilyn’s Plan” (My book) has a great deal to do with this as well.. Lost weight, got my health back and I’m loving it…

So if you think doing disgusting things to food and giving it to humans or animals to eat is a good idea, maybe you should get my little book and learn something… Please stop killing food…..

Marilyn xxxxx

 

Insurance for pets and people????

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We have two sweet little doggies who we love to bits.. Ok so one of them got sick last Christmas eve and it cost us a few thousand dollars for the vet bills.. Ugh!  We had been discussing signing up for pet insurance but when I checked the insurance companies who give pet insurance I was surprised to see many of them were underwritten by ‘People’ Insurance companies. Know what that means??

It means they have the best insurance investigators who will try every trick in the book to avoid paying out on an insurance claim if your pet gets sick.. Some of these companies I have noticed have even stipulated a clause to say if your pet is on food which contains artificial preservatives and additives then too bad… They won’t pay.. Now I have been promoting  Raw Meaty Bones and BARF for years and included it in my book (Marilyn’s Plan), knowing all too well the disastrous effects of preservatives and additives in our foods and researching the best way to feed pets.. There are plenty of groups on the net who will tell you how and what to feed your pets to maintain optimal health.  So, if these insurance companies are on the ball with their investigations into foods and their effects on the body then why do we give these foods to our pets?  Beats me.. All I know is they won’t pay for vet bills for sick animals when those animals have been consuming processed foods.   My girls haven’t had processed foods for years now and have been healthier for it..  Back to pet insurance.. If your pet is over a certain age and has no medical history (no illnesses recorded) then you might be lucky enough to get health insurance for them but the pet insurance companies will not pay claims on previous illnesses. They will pay for desexing and that is about it. Gum disease is rife in pets, caused by them eating rubbishy processed foods. Think of it like us eating a packet of biscuits every day for our nutrition. This crap gets stuck in your teeth and you cannot clean it out unless you have a toothbrush. Try to get an older dog or cat to take on a toothbrush.. If anyone has any ideas please let me know.. Ours screams and cries if we approach her with one..This is where the insurance companies make their money. At three years of age, a pet will have rotten teeth. There is a 3 to 4 week waiting period to be able to make a claim so don’t let them get sick in between then. We worked out it would be more expensive for us to insure our pets now as one is not well (food allergy) and the other pet is an older doggie so we would be paying insurance for nothing.. No claims.. So that is it… We are working on some research into T cell behaviours on the human and animal body to try to help our little girl overcome her illness.. Fingers crossed we can get her off the prescription tinned muck she is on..  (Paste).  We work very hard at cleaning her teeth too because she is not able to eat anything to clean them… The vet is querying IBS.. I wasn’t aware animals get IBS… (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)  Big job, but I’m sure we can do it..

So if you are considering getting pet insurance.. Get it for your pet the day they are born…. read their clauses very carefully too.. Either that or start saving now for the vet bills…….

 

 

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