Kiss5Tigers

The 5 Tigers represent the big things in life. This blog is about facing them.


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The Lucky Iron Fish

This is very cool.

Low iron is a very real health problem. And it’s systemic, by which I mean it affects the entire system of the body. It’s not like a broken bone where one part doesn’t function well, it actually causes problems throughout a body.

Here in the US, doctors used to prescribe “nail tea” to people with anemia. You took a couple of iron nails, boiled them in water for several minutes, and drank it down. The water, not the nails.

Cast iron cookware is another solution, since microscopic bits of iron get mixed into anything cooked in the pan.

This is a lovely, elegant, culturally sensitive to a very real health problem.

Check out the video.

Oh, and after I posted this link in social media, I found out that a friend of mine is the admin for their main American office. I knew what she was doing, I just didn’t know for whom.

Lucky Iron Fish

22 Non-GMO Companies

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22 Non-GMO Companies

GMO stands for “genetically modified organism”. In this context, a GMO is food made from genetically modified ingredients. Since the most common GMOs include feed grains, in some ways grain-fed beef can be considered a GMO.

Many countries require GMO foods to be labelled however the US is not one of them. Therefore it is important to know which companies make common use of modified ingredients and which do not. This list shows the logos for 22 companies that do not use GMOs in their products.

I have used Annie’s and Lundberg for years.  I keep Clif Bars in my desk at work.  I particularly enjoy Lundberg’s rice blends which have texture in the mouth and color on the plate.