Tahini, Gizmos, and Suzanne Somers

Yesterday, Steve a loyal DiseaseProof reader sent me a great email. First he wanted to talk about sesame seeds and tahini. Here’s what he had to say:
I never realized that sesame seeds should actually be dark. WOW! These days I am having trouble even finding raw tahini, I have never seen dark tahini. I guess I am going to have to start doing what you do, just sprinkle them into recipes. I will have to hit the "health food" stores to find them. The health food stores here in Waterloo are basically pathetic, pills and potions and expensive "detoxes", one for each organ in the body it would seem.
Hey! If you know where to find some raw tahini, speak up! Next, Steve wanted to weigh in on ab-machines and other fitness gizmos. Take a look:
I know what you mean about the ads on TV for fitness apparatus. They constantly give the impression that working the abs will reduce belly fat (spot reduction). I don't use an ab machine, but I am sympathetic to these little types of gizmos for working out. I have a minimalist "spare bedroom gym". I have one-ended dumbbells (for wrist exercises), one of those medieval things for working the back of the neck, tubing for hip rotations, and a Dynamic Axial Resistance Device (DARD) which works the oft-neglected shins.
Anyone else have a gripe about infomercial fitness gizmos? Do tell! Finally, Steve explains why he is mad at his town library. Check it out:
One last thing, I am going to chide my local library. I noticed only one Dr. Fuhrman book (Eat to Live), but about six different Suzanne Somers books. Come on! We are supposed to be a world leading "intelligent community", and this just looks bad.
Thanks for the email Steve! Keep reading. Remember, if you ever want to tell me something, just shoot an email to diseaseproof@gmail.com, or, make a comment. I’m always happy to hear from you. Peace.
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Steve - January 25, 2008 2:36 PM

Thanks again, I'm always tickled to get a shout in the blog. I thought I would just add a brief commentary.

I am in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada; don't want to confuse folks in Iowa and (I think) other states as well.

One brand of raw (white) tahini I used to be able to find was "Maranatha" brand. Dunno if it's American or Canadian. I can't find it anymore though.

My local library does have some great books as well. For strength training I found these books that I would recommend highly. Strength training is such an intelligent thing to do, so it's kinda sad that it is the domain of a lot of macho bonehead mentality. For example, I have a book by Tudor O Bompa that recommends a big man in heavy training eat over 300 grams of protein a day...

Check these ones at Amazon...
1) Strength Training Anatomy (Delavier)
2) Muscle Mechanics (Aaberg)


Lilly Killinger - February 28, 2008 7:05 PM

Hey there!

I remembered this post where you asked about raw tahini & I ran across some on this great site w/raw foods. Here's the link:


I usually buy Joyva brand, but I'm gonna give this one a try. Just thought I'd pass it along...

Gerry Pugliese - February 28, 2008 9:34 PM

Hey Lilly-



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