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Kitchen Hacks 1: Tips and tricks for beginners.

Remember when you didn't know how to ride a bike... then one day you could? Spending time in our kitchen feels like that. And just like showing off scraped knees from falling down, cooks and chefs wear our kitchen scars as badges of honor. Learn how to better organize your kitchen. Check out tips to get your food adventure started!


  • Real Food Recipes: Forks Over Knives offers 41 easy recipes you'll make again and again. LINK

  • In the News: The WFPB Cooking Show shares 12 tips with Jill Dalton's guide for beginners. LINK 

  • Feeding Families: Vegan Family Kitchen gets you started the easy way when cooking vegan. LINK



Kitchen Hacks 1

(save time, save money, save frustration)


 

Just try getting accurate stats about nutrition studies in medical schools.  


no oil - veg stock

silicone mat - cutting board

chef knife - 6 inch

parchment paper

buy in sets

frozen food

tinned food

clean equipment immediately

instant pot

food processor / high-speed blender


While creating CH, I read/watched countless sources on the current state of nutrition/food-science courses and mandates in medical schools, not just in the US but also worldwide. Doing research for this micro-article, I'm again reminded of the somewhat unethical approach within Big Education (supported by Big Medicine, Food, Beverage, Policy). So take any statistics you read with a grain of salt; the numbers I'm comfortable sharing here are median averages. 


     Ready to get your mind blown? There's no longer a debate about the benefits of fruits, veggies, grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, herbs, and spices on health outcomes. Yet only about 25% of medical schools offer nutrition education. Of these 25%, only 8 to 20 hours of instruction are compulsory. Also, a self-governing approach has been quasi-applied in which medical schools are "encouraged" to provide 25 hours of instruction. Even this isn't followed (compare this to an average of 100 hours of instruction on heart disease, medications, and surgeries). So, where's the failure? One theory is that healthcare providers and instructors are, themselves, unhealthy and eating CRAP - completely refined and processed "food" substances. Another theory is simple: we don't know what we don't know. Ignorance is glaringly common. 


Another key observation: the conflict-of-interest influences from outside sources compel a majority of medical schools to stick to their scripts, razor-focused on pills and procedures. 


Who is influencing dieticians, nutritionists, and other conventional healthcare providers? 

     First, I'd like to point out that this isn't an all-or-nothing problem. There are also evidence-based dieticians, nutritionists, and conventional-medicine healthcare providers, who have discovered that some foods taught as "healthy" are, in fact, harmful such as: egg yolks, "lean" meats, processed meats, diary products, and faux-vegan products. One example is Plant-Based Juniors, a resource created by two registered dietician nutritionists and moms who include information on whole foods and beverages (and... I can see their conventional training). The mother ship of certification in the US is Eat Right - Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Their tagline is: Your trusted source of food and nutrition information. Sounds good so far, right? But...


     Here are lobbies/corporations who sponsor the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. They include sugar-breakfast cereals, candy, and baby formula products, along with junk food, dairy, meat, eggs, sugar, and fake sugar. See a pattern?


Click on the links below and get inspired (and empowered) to question accolades vs evidence!




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