Isn't validation always such a wonderful thing! I have been on a research binge for the past couple weeks as I have mentioned in a previous post and today I have come across some really wonderful stuff! It has all validated previous theories I have had (but had no real proof for). So if you are interested, I now officially believe that most people should not consume tomatoes as it likely causes an immune response in the body (proteins of other night shades would likely do it as well but perhaps to a lesser extent). This wasn't documented in research that I have officially found (I just haven't got to looking) but Sarah at The Paleo Mom did validate me there with her research and insight on the fact that saponins in tomatoes are used in vaccine manufacturing to promote an immune response. Specifically α-tomatine.
Validation number two came in the form of an hap-hazard web hopping (in search of a price suggestion/idea for our soy/corn free eggs). I came across an actual scientific paper from 2009 that actually states that soy isoflavones (a potent phytoestrogen found in soy) are found in the meat and eggs of conventionally fed chickens. I high five'd my computer for that one! So excited to happen across this one. Validation, blissful validation. I know, I know, it's silly, but the fact that I have not touched a egg that was fed soy since coming back from vegan and my son and I both react to meat that's been fed soy, it was blissful.
I came across a post on Mommypotamus (I love Heather) that talks about GMO contamination in corn and quotes Jeffery Smith as saying that popcorn isn't contaminated. Apparently popcorn doesn't cross pollinate with GMO corn. Based on inforamtion on the Institute of Responsible Technology, popcorn is not GM. I don't eat popcorn so this wasn't that big a deal for me. However my grandmother, who I love dearly, consumes popcorn pretty regularly and this was a breath of relief for both her and I. I called her immediately. She was excited and decided it was popcorn for dinner.
The last exciting bit of news was that FoodRenegade is offering a great deal with the pre-order of her new book "Beautiful Babies." If you pre-order you get a code to take her Beautiful Babies e-course which is a $199 value. I really wanted to take this course, I think I wrote about it previously. Mostly because it offers information that I may not have seen and has been recommended by women who are doing paleo pregnant. Good news all around! Oh, and Joel Salatin wrote the forward to her book. How awesome!
Hi there, Wysteria here. I will be writing as regularly as possible on behalf of my family and regarding our adventures in farming, food, health and things of the like. My interest range widely and my brain wanders far. Namaste.