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Items of interest on health and food issues...

Some Resources on Vaccines

A few resources on Vaccines

National Vaccine Information Center - – great information, some pro and some con – but mainly just informative

The CDC – Centers for Disease control - the official story as presented by our government -

International Medical Council on Vaccination - – good information on some of the less published issues surrounding vaccines

NVIC Advocacy Portal – – information on vaccines and informed consent

Oregonians for Medical Freedom vaccine information:

New groundbreaking study showing vaccinated vs unvaccinated results in children -

New studies reveal vaccine harm, especially for preterm babies

Vaxxed movie resource list -

5 Historical Suppressed Vaccine Scandals

The Polio Vaccine Cancer Coverup

Emmy award winning investigative journalist, former CBS news correspondent – now independent, host of the Sunday morning news program “Full Measure,” -

Vaccine ingredient calculator -

12 Reasons To NOT Sign The Refusal To Vaccinate Form

Front groups – there are many organizations that purport to be information groups but are mostly just pharmaceutical industry front groups. An example: Voices for Vaccines - – funded through shell organization Task Force for Global Health (TFGH) and other pro-vaccine financially incentivized individuals and organizations

Sally's avocado mouse recipe

Here is Sally's recipe for the chocolate cream dessert from the Feb 17th 2015 meeting - It was so wonderful!

32 oz ripe avocados mashed
1/2 c. chocolate chips melted
1/2 c. cacao
1/3 c. coconut milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
pinch of salt
sweetener to taste (I used honey)
Process and chill and enjoy!

Garmie’s Beef Jerky recipe

Garmie’s Beef Jerky recipe

Make your own adjustments to seasonings and use quality, organic ingredients when you can of course!. Also, set your dehydrator to ‘jerky’ – 145 to 155 degrees. Depending how thick you make your jerky and how much liquid you add will determine how long to dehydrate. I usually go about 10 hours – overnight. You will have to check your jerky and make adjustments. I bought a jerky maker from BiMart which I really like.......makes it really easy to shape the meat into ‘strips’.
2 lbs. hamburger
2 T Maple Syrup (or less)
2 T Fish Sauce (or less)
2 T Apple Cider Vinegar
3 T Fermented Soy Sauce
1 teaspoon Paprika
1 teaspoon Onion Powder
1/2 - 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder 1 and 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
Water - maybe 1/4 cup or less

Fermentation Crocks

An article from an email exchange by Charlotte Deibert:
Good to hear you are interested in changing the way you eat, this is one of the best ways to take charge of your health and improve it.

I do a lot of fermenting, sauerkraut, carrots, green beans, pickles, vegetable and fruit salsas, Radishes, kimchi, raw milk yogurt and milk kefir, and kombucha. I have used a couple different types of containers but have like these jars the best, as I usually have 2-3 jars of different vegetables fermenting at a time, what I really like about them....I don't need to transfer the vegetables to another jar for storage. These jars are a closed system, they allow gases to escape but prevent air from getting in.

I can't afford the German crocks, maybe someday! The one store that I have found here in Salem that sells the German crocks and a variety of different size glass jars is a farm market called E.Z. Orchards, 5504 Hazel Green Rd NE, Salem, OR 97305.

Cultures for Health is a company is in Hillsboro, OR and sell a variety of fermenting containers, supplies and cultures. I have ordered from them many times, great company, their site has a lot of good info and videos.

I have also bought this from Lehman's.

Hope this answers your questions, if not email me - Charlotte Deibert.

Recipe: Apple Cinnamon Popcorn Crunch - Gluten Free

Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Popcorn Crunch - another winning recipe from Charlotte!


  • 10 Cups popped popcorn
  • 1/2 Cup chopped walnuts, pecans or pumpkin seeds
  • 1 To 2 cups Chopped dried apples
  • 1/3 Cup honey (local honey is my preference)
  • 1/3 Cup butter
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Sea salt, or to taste


  • Pour popped popcorn into a couple sheet pans.
  • Sprinkle nuts, apples and cinnamon over popcorn before topping with the caramel.
  • Heat the honey and butter in a saucepan until bubbly.
  • Keep at a low boil, whisking occasionally, for 4-5 minutes, until the mixture begins to thicken.
  • Add the baking soda, whisk and drizzle pour over the popcorn.
  • Mix until popcorn is well coated. (This is very hot so use caution).
  • Bake for 1 hour at 250 degrees, stirring every 15 minutes.
  • Sprinkle popcorn with sea salt. Pour into a large container & allow to cool before serving.
  • Store in an airtight container.

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Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookies - Gluten Free

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie from Charlotte. Charlotte made these for a recent meeting and they were awesome! (professional website editor's opinion :-)



  • 2 3/4 Cups blanched almond flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 4 Tbsp Butter, melted
  • 1/2 Cup raw honey
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 1/2 Cup bittersweet chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate
  • 1/2 Cup Unsweetened coconut flakes


  1. Melt butter and add the raw honey. Let cool.
  2. Combine the almond flour, salt and Baking soda.
  3. Add beaten egg and vanilla extract to melted butter and honey, stir to combine. Combine with the dry ingredients.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips and coconut flakes.( I toasted the coconut first)
  5. Drop by teaspoon on parchment paper. Best to bake only 6 cookies at a time.
  6. Bake on 325 for about 10-12 minutes until lightly brown.

More info:

Get the Skinny on Fats, Cholesterol, Blood Sugar and Weight Loss

Get the Skinny on Fats, Cholesterol, Blood Sugar and Weight Loss

Presentations by Jessica Kouka, NTP and Jen Lynagh, NTP at our 2-18-14 meeting. Good information on fats (good and bad), blood sugar and weight loss.

Paleo vs. Weston A. Price Foundation position on diet

A good post from Sally Fallon Morell highlighting the difference between a Paleo and athe Weston A. Price recommended diets. There are lots of indications that Paleo does not recommend high fats, and this may not be valid as some Paleo folks do support high fat diets.

... And here are some other perspectives challenging Sally Fallon's above criticism of the Paleo diet.

Rebuttal and interesting commentary on the generation gap

More rebuttal

Comparison of Paleo, Weston A Price and GAPS diets