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Venison Stew for a Rotation Diet

Cover cut-up venison stew-meat with filtered water and boil slowly four or five hours until tender; add sliced carrots and lovage2 (cut in small pieces with scissors) for the last 20 minutes. The stew can be served in bowls; the broth will be delicious. There is no need to add thickening, which would spoil the rotation diet. Carrots and celery can be served raw as salad. All three of these vegetables (plus others such as parsley and chervil) belong to the parsley food family.

Growing Power in an Urban Food Desert


Founded by MacArthur Foundation “genius” fellow Will Allen, Growing Power is an active farm producing tons of food each year, a food distribution hub and a training center. It’s also the home base for an expanding network of similar community food centers, including a Chicago branch run by Allen’s daughter, Erika.  (Will & Erika Allen at left)

Dr. Reynes on Drug - Nutrient Interactions

Dr. Reynes Carlos Reynes, M D, NOHA Vice President, Professional Advisory Board Member and the Director of the Integrative Therapies Wellness Center presented a lecture on March 10th, titled Drug - Nutrient Interactions, What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You, in Oak Park.

Dr. Pangborn on Autism

Jon Pangborn, MD, and a member of NOHA’s Professional Advisory Board, gave a presentation on March 11th, at the Skokie Theatre, entitled: Autism: Causes and Introductions to Interventions. Dr. Pangborn is co-founder of Defeat Autism Now (DAN) which he helped found over ten years ago with Bernard Rimland, MD and Sydney Backer, MD. Dr. Pangborn is also father to a 41 year old son who was diagnosed with Autism.

Dr. Usman on Autism

Anju Usman, MD gave a lecture titled: Biochemical Individuality and Autism in Oak Park on March 24. As director of the True Health Medical Center, Naperville, IL, Dr. Usman is very aware of the current Autism epidemic and how the number of cases is rising. She often treats autistic symptoms with biomedical interventions, for example melatonin to help sleep.

One of her main points in the lecture is that Autism is not only genetically based; it’s actually triggered by many chemicals and neurotoxins in children’s environment and in their diet.

Calcium, Magnesium and Type II Diabetes

There is little dispute that diet plays a key role in the development of type 2 diabetes (T2D), but far less is understood about the impact of individual nutrients in populations that do not follow a typical Western Diet.

The Shanghai Women's Health Study explored any relationship between calcium and magnesium intakes and the risk of T2D in a Chinese population.

Tribute to Late Marjorie Fisher 1923-2009, One of NOHA's Founders

Marjorie C. L. Fisher, who helped found and was a past President of NOHA*, passed away on January 16, 2009 from a stroke at age 85.  Mrs. Fisher also served as editor, writer and researcher for NOHA’s newsletter for over 20 years. 

Vitamin D Tests Inaccurate

Consumerist, a popular consumer website, reports that last October, Quest Diagnostics, one of the nation’s largest medical laboratories, contacted "thousands of doctors" around the country, regarding possible testing errors.

Quest acknowledged that one or more of their patients might have received "questionabl e" results on vitamin D tests performed over the past two years. It's offering free retests to anyone who was affected.

A Sigh about Acai

One of the latest to jump on the Acai Berry bandwagon is Snapple with their new Acai Blackberry Juice Drink.

Dr. Cordain at NOHA

In November, 2008, NOHA brought Loren Cordain, PhD to the Chicago area for a twoday program on his research into the diet of our paleolithic ancestors.

During the first Paelo Diet lecture, held in Oak Park, Dr. Cordain detailed the techniques and analysis used to draw conclusions of what comprised a ‘typical’ diet during the paleolithic period. (Dr. Cordain at left in photo)

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