Glossary

April 9, 2012 at 11:51

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I throw a lot of terms around in my blog posts that may require some definition.  This list will probably grow over time as I cover new topics.  So here’s a list of frequently used terms:

  1. Allopathic Medicine:  The practice of conventional medicine that uses pharmacologically active agents or physical interventions to treat or suppress symptoms or pathophysiologic processes of diseases or conditions
  2. Conjugated Linoleic Acids: A family of at least 28 isomers of linoleic acid found especially in the meat and dairy products derived from ruminants (cows and other livestock) that have anti-cancer properties.  Some forms of CLA can reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease and help fight inflammation.  CLA is also known for its body weight management properties.
  3. Chronic Cardio: A prolonged state of training at more than 75% of your maximum heart rate
  4. CSA: Community-Supported or Community-Shared Agriculture (CSA) is also known as “subscription farming.” You buy a subscription from a local farmer just like you buy a subscription to Time or Newsweek. But instead of receiving a magazine each week, you receive a “share” of fresh, locally grown or raised fruit and/or vegetables. Some farmers also offer CSA subscriptions for farm-fresh eggs, and/or meats.
  5. Ghee: The pure butterfat left over after milk solids and water are removed from butter
  6. Grass Fed: Grass-fed dairy and beef products that come from cattle raised in grass pastures, as the name implies
  7. GSE: This stands for Grapefruit Seed Extract.  An all natural and powerful anti-fungal and anti-bacterial treatment for common ailments
  8. Homeopathic Medicine: A system of medicine which involves treating the individual with highly diluted substances, given mainly in tablet form, with the aim of triggering the body’s natural system of healing. Based on their specific symptoms, a homeopath will match the most appropriate medicine to each patient.
  9. Kimchi: A traditional Korean dish of fermented pickled cabbage seasoned with hot pepper sauce.
  10. Kombucha: A fermented effervescent tea-based beverage that is often consumed for its health benefits or medicinal purposes.
  11. Naturopathic Medicine:  A system of medicine based on the understanding that the human body has an innate healing ability.  Naturopathy seeks the root cause of illness and disease.  Patients are healed through diet, exercise, lifestyle changes and cutting edge natural therapies to ward off and combat disease.
  12. NFP: Stands for natural family planning. Modern NFP is also known as the Ovulation Method, the Sympto-Thermal Method or the Creighton Model.  It is a safe, medically effective, drug-free method of fertility regulation which can be used to either avoid a pregnancy or to achieve one.  Not to be confused with the unreliable rhythm method.
  13. Offal: Organ meats, bone and bone marrow
  14. Primal: A lifestyle that embraces the eating and fitness habits of our Paleolithic ancestors.  Learn more..
  15. SAD: Stands for the Standard American Diet…very sad :(
  16. Skinny Fat: Here’s a post that explains skinny fat…
  17. Tallow: A rendered form of beef or mutton fat, processed from suet. It is solid at room temperature.

 

 

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