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Health, Home, and Happiness: Cheddar and Bread- Traditional Fast Food

Monday, May 3, 2010

Cheddar and Bread- Traditional Fast Food

The first traditional culture that Dr. Weston A Price talked about in Nutrition and Physical Degeneration was a group in a remote part of the Swiss Alps.  He noted not only their superior physical health, but also noted that the that village there was no jail, nor need for one. I found it fascinating- that proper nutrition has the potential impact a community so much.

In this village when the cows were eating the spring time grass, they knew they had the best quality milk. So they made it into cheese to enjoy all year long.  They were said to often eat slices of rye bread (this is wheat- recipe here) with a slice of cheese as thick as the bread.

Isn't that simple?  Just add a veggie and we're good to go.

I do love to cook, but I also love that we can have very simple meals that are nutritionally balanced.  It's great now that the weather is getting warmer and the kids want to be outside! all the time.

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Anonymous Ann Marie @ CHEESESLAVE said...

That's what we are eating today, too!

May 3, 2010 at 5:01 PM  
Blogger Lena said...

I have been enjoying your blog for the past few months. You always write about such great foods. I love it. The cheese and bread look delicious! Do you buy good quality cheese locally or buy it online?

May 3, 2010 at 10:04 PM  
Blogger Cara @ Health Home and Happiness said...

I buy it locally- but if you look around sometimes online has better deals. I suppose it depends on your health food store.

May 4, 2010 at 6:43 AM  
Blogger Brandy Afterthoughts said...

I am not sure that we can go so far as to think that proper nutrition would eliminate the need for a jail. I have great respect for Dr. Price, but correlation does not imply causation. We have to remember that these people were almost totally other, rather than the same as us except for the way they ate. In other words, Dr. Price did not actually isolate the variables down to nutrition.

The Swiss at the time of Dr. Price's visit tended to be a very religious people. Religion has also been correlated with health. Also, their lives were simple (meaning lower stress), and they worked with their hands. The combination of these things would likely lead to lower crime anywhere in the world, regardless of the actual food served at the dinner table (well, provided it didn't come in a box).

Many of the ills of society have spiritual/moral roots, and this may also include the way in which we eat. Many of the old ways of eating were abandonded in the name of pet sins: ease, personal comfort, ambition, greed. I'm not saying that proper nutrition doesn't help, of course, but just that nutrition alone cannot be credited for low crime rates in an isolated homogenous group of people who faithfully worshipped together.

May 6, 2010 at 1:31 PM  
Blogger Cara @ Health Home and Happiness said...

I understand what you're saying- I don't think that the only reason crimes are committed is poor nutrition- but based on what I know about how proper nutrition (especially in regards to the gut flora) affects the brain, I do think it plays a part.

May 6, 2010 at 2:12 PM  

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