Books, Documentaries, Reviews: September 2011
My Read Pile–September 2011
Just finished Sandor Ellix Katz’s WILD FERMENTATION. LOVED IT! I can’t think why I have not gotten it sooner. I’ll be writing the next Mainely Tipping Points on it. I sat down and read it straight through, and in hours had a cheese ball dripping whey and had a quart jar of kale fermenting.
THE CASE AGAINST FLUORIDE has been written by 3 MAJOR scientists who know what they’re talking about. The EPA recently lowered the amount of fluoride allowed in municipal water systems. And, most people get way too much fluoride already in tooth paste–especially children who SWALLOW it. (Try telling a two-year old not to swallow tasty toothpaste!) So, more on fluoride later, but meanwhile know that it is very dangerous, that it’s a waste product of industry, and that you should filter it out of your water. Better still, read about it and try to get it out of your local system. The time is right!
TOOTH PASTE RECIPE
By the way, the best recipe for toothpaste is just to mix baking soda with good sea salt–equal proportions. But it in a jar and dip your wet toothbrush into it. If you want some flavor, get some essential oil of peppermint and use one drop on the wet toothbrush. Or, some essential lime oil, sweet orange, or one of the oils that are ok to put into your mouth if you rinse them out. Peppermint essential oil has some nice anti-fungal properties, among other good effects.