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Friday 8 th July 2016
In order to identify when a peach, nectarine or plum is ripe, you can follow the same guidelines that were described in the 1st part: slightly soft to the touch, pleasant smell and bright and attractive colour. But in the case of fruits that have very thin skin, another useful indication of ripeness is that they can be peeled easily with our hands.
Usually, people systematically use a knife to peel the skin of any kind of fruit. Some people eat fruit with skin, which I personally don’t advise, because of the different products - chemical pesticides in conventional crops and natural pesticides in ecologic ones - that are spayed on fruits, and because of the many anti-nutrients that are naturally present in the skin in order to protect the fruits from insects and funghi.
But the most natural way of eating fruit is by peeling with one’s hand and biting with one’s teeth. That way, you eat more slowly, so that it is better digested.
But the greatest advantage is that you avoid eating fruit that isn’t ripe. If you can’t peel the skin of a peach, nectarine or plum with your hands, it means that this fruit is not ripe yet.
Following this, you can see a video about how to peel a peach with your hands.


Tuesday 19 th April 2016
It’s very important to eat fruits that are ripe. But unfortunately most of fruits are picked when they have not reached maturity yet and they are sold unripe, specially in the countries that are not the producers, because fruits must resist the transport without being spoiled.
In this case, it would be better to finish the ripening process at home, although the fruit will never have the same sweet taste and intense perfume than a tree-ripened fruit.
So, how can we identify when a fruit is ripe?
In this article we will show you some photos and we give some explanations that could help you identifying when a fruit is perfectly ripe.

Thursday 19 th June 2014
Animal fat is the best for cooking because it’s the one that resists better heating.
But nowadays it’s difficult to find not hydrogenated animal fat in the groceries or butchers, and even more a fat that comes from pastured and organic animals. Read more about animal fats and health here.
In this article you will learn how to make homemade animal fat.


Sunday 18 th May 2014
Lacto-fermented food is very important in order to recover the gut microbiome, read this article to know why. But lacto-fermented food, such as sauerkraut or lacto-fermented carrot, has a very strong sour taste that sometimes is not very well appreciated by kids and some adults, specially if they have a bacterial overgrowth at mouth. Beside the sour taste, also there are some people with sensitive teeth because a damaged enamel (read here a remedy).
Here you will find some tricks in order to make lacto-fermented food more tasty and succeed in eating such an important therapeutic food.

Friday 16 th May 2014
Dr. Campbell-McBride says: 
"Your teeth are sensitive because the enamel on them is too thin and is poorly nourished. So, I recommend that you stop using all toothpaste and replace it with olive oil: dip your toothbrush into good quality cold-pressed olive oil and brush as usual; rinse with water. This is based on an Aurvedic procedure called 'oil pull' which has a good ability to detoxify the mouth and initiate healing in your teeth and gums. Brush with olive oil twice a day. To nourish your teeth you need plenty of animal fats in diet and vitamins A, D and K. The animal fats will provide large amounts of those vitamins, but to add more you can take a good quality cod liver oil (preferably fermented). Sour cream made at home from raw organic cream will heal your enamel quite quickly.
While you are healing your teeth, reduce the amounts of fermented vegetables in your meals and drink their juice instead (added to soups and meat stock).", GAPS FAQS

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