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Cage-Free, Free-Range or Pasture-Raised Eggs?

One of the first animal protein sources we add back in our meals after Phase 1 is eggs. We used to think buying organic eggs at the local grocery store chain was adequate, even preferable. Then we learned a lot more about eggs. When possible, we buy eggs from our local farmer who brin
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How to Make Milk Alternatives

The Misner Plan includes a few non-dairy milks in its food lists – almond, brown rice, coconut, hazelnut and hemp milks. But these milks are typically bought at the store and come in a box with a list of ingredients on the side. Have you ever looked at the ingredients on those boxes?
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A Discussion about Organically Grown Food Choices

In all Misner Plan recipes, we recommend organic ingredients. It is important to understand that the label Certified Organic does NOT mean no pesticides or chemicals were used to produce the food. It varies from state to state in the US, but there are a wide variety of chemical sprays
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Cleaning out the Pantry, Fridge and Freezer

When you begin the shift from the Standard American Diet (SAD) to a more healthful, sustainable way of living and thriving, you will find that a wholesale cabinet, pantry, fridge and freezer cleaning is in order. So Beth started the cleaning process. I don’t mind spending money, but I
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Eliminating Toxins

A large part of what Beth and I did was to eliminate as many toxins from our food stream as possible. These toxins come in many forms, with many names and ways to hide them. We learned very quickly what things on an ingredient list we wanted to avoid at all costs. The first thing we d
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Cooking Tips and Techniques

We learned so much about the importance of HOW our food is prepared. In this area, Beth became the point person—I am not a cook by any stretch of the imagination and have often joked about my ability to burn water! My one claim to any kind of a “gourmet” recipe is Misner Mush, a dish
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Our New Shopping List

Following the Misner Plan made our grocery shopping a much simpler task. Instead of looking on shelves at the many different types and brands of crackers, breads, soups, mixes, frozen meals, etc., and reading the labels to see what ingredients we had to avoid, we began to buy the simp
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Building the Immune System – The Key to Health

With all the travel Ivan and I do around the world, not to mention all the people we meet on a regular basis, it was important before Ivan received his diagnosis of cancer to keep our immune systems strong. After we learned the added importance of how vital white blood cells are in th
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Good, Better, Best Philosophy

We have learned that people, including ourselves, are at all different places on a spectrum of commitment, intention and tolerance. Some people want to follow a protocol to the tiniest point, doing everything recommended and being almost militant with how they approach a situation. Iv
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