Not to my knowledge. Diverticulosis is where your large intestine has little pockets in the side where things collect and cause pain. If it gets infected, it's diverticulitis. Diatomaceous Earth is made of silica from fossilized microscopic creatures known as diatoms. While food grade diatomaceous earth may be good for treating parasites, and it's really awesome for sprinkling on your carpet to combat invading insects, I can't see how it could possibly help you clear up small side pockets in your intestine.View Thread
Healthy fats in general can have a good effect on brain health, so coconut oil helping mental health isn't surprising. I'll be interested to look into that. In the meantime, there are several ways you can introduce coconut oil. You can use it instead of butter in baking, you can spread it on things, you can use it instead of other oils in recipes. I wouldn't reccomend frying with it unless it's at low heat. You can also explore recipes (like Thai cuisine for example) that use it as an ingredient. I've also heard it's good for the skin and hair, and it's nice as an external moisturizer.View Thread
Poaching or steaming are good but can be flavorless depending on how you do it. Baking is good, and stir frying, if you use a healthy oil is both flavorful and healthy. Don't overcook fish, it doesn't usually need a long cooking time. Avoid breading. Embrace herbs and spices. Flavor is good!View Thread
Depends on what you are using it for. Sesame is expensive but AWESOME for the nutrients in it, and it can hold up to stir frying pretty well. Peanut oil isn't too bad if you are deep frying. Olive oil can be good, but it can destabilize at high heat. Sunflower oil is also pretty nice for general cooking.
Olive oil is best for dressing foods after cooking especially if you are working with extra virgin. Some people swear by canola for cooking, I personally don't use it. Make sure you don't mix up safflower and sunflower, sunflower oil is the good stuff.
Wild is better because the fish exercise more. However, farm raised salmon still have great benefits. They also have a more controlled and somewhat purer diet. So I wouldn't go so far as to say not to bother eating farm raised salmon! I eat farm raised for two reasons. One, wild is really expensive. Two, wild salmon have enough to deal with (terns eating the fry, fishermen, harbor seals and sea lions) without me eating them too. That said, wild is often more nutritious but farm raised still has nutrition.View Thread
If this is a continuation of your question about how to pick seafood, you want to look for firm flesh and no smell with shrimp also. The bigger, the better. Look for pre-cleaned stuff if you are new to shrimp, that way there is less work. Check the freezer section as well as the seafood section of your grocery store. Shrimp is tranclucent when raw, pink or white when cooked. You can cook it chemically with lime juice or with heat. Be sure you don't cook it for more than a few minutes or it will get tough and rubbery.
Also, frozen fish is usually flash-frozen right off the boat, with very little travel time. So it's going to be fresher, ultimately, than "fresh," and easier to keep fresh for longer. Freezing also helps kill any little beasties you might be bothered by.View Thread
Pick fish that is still frozen. If it is fresh, pick fish with firm, solid flesh and no discoloration. If it still has scales or skin, make sure the scales are tight and not loose, and skin that is not discolored. If it still has a head, pick fish that has eyes that are not sunken. Sunken eyes mean the fish is older. Hard frozen fish are generally safe to eat. Just keep them hard frozen until you are ready to cook them.
I like to go to my international market because the fish are very high quality. In general, Asian owned stores tend to have better, fresher products if you live in the United States. Also, if you see a person in the meat department, feel free to ask them how to tell quality. Many of them are more interested in talking about their work than trying to get you to buy something that is bad quality.View Thread
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