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Your Body Needs Saturated Fat

“Is the role of cholesterol in heart disease really one of the biggest myths in the history of medicine? For the last four decades we’ve been told that saturated fat clogs our arteries and high cholesterol causes heart disease. It has spawned a multi-billion dollar drug and food industry of “cholesterol free” products promising to […]

Thanksgiving Forecast

Turkeys will complete thawing in the morning, then warm in the oven to an afternoon high near 190* F. The kitchen will turn hot and humid, and if you bother the cook, be ready for a severe squall or cold shoulder. During the late afternoon and evening, the cold front of a knife will slice […]

Film: GMO–What’s On Your Plate?

GMO director and concerned father Jeremy Seifert is in search of answers. How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice? And perhaps the ultimate question, which Seifert tests himself: is it even possible to reject the food system currently in place, or have we lost something we […]

Salting, Curing and Smoking Your Own Meat

You never know, someday the ‘old ways’ may come in handy for a lot of people. Here is a dying art…..

The Quest for the Perfect (Tasting) Pig

Carl Edgar Blake II, an Iowa pig farmer, believes he has bred the best tasting pork ever. Cared for by Amish in a highly secretive location, these pigs are highly sought after, and pig thievery is always a problem. That must be good pork. I may have to contact this guy.

You Get What You Pay For

Honest Abe’s Burgers

Really? Yes really…. Irony: Lincoln was not only one of the most dishonest, corrupt Presidents in the history of the United States, but far from contributing to, or preserving, freedom, he set the precedent for dismissing the Constitution as irrelevant, suspending habeas corpus, and imprisoning American citizens indefinitely without due process. Seriously, they couldn’t find […]

Health: Yes, Fluoride Makes You Stupid

(NaturalNews)  The next time somebody tries to tell you that there is no scientific evidence proving that fluoride chemicals are harmful to human health, simply point them to a new study review recently published in the Institute of Environmental Health Sciences journal Environmental Health Perspectives that shows, for something like the 25th time now, that […]

Chick-fil-A Day

Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day is our way of showing our support for a company whose leaders believe in marriage as that of one man, one woman. Of course, you don’t have to wait until August 1 to show support for Chick-fil-A! Besides, you should be eating there anyway. – JT

No Attention

The passive American consumer, sitting down to a meal of pre-prepared food, confronts inert, anonymous substances that have been processed, dyed, breaded, sauced, gravied, ground, pulped, strained, blended, prettified, and sanitized beyond resemblance to any part of any creature that ever lived. The products of nature and agriculture have been made, to all appearances, the […]

3 Things You Should Know About Bacon

As the proprietor here at 5ptsalt, I feel it a duty to make sure you stay informed regarding healthy living. In that regard, and specifically, to assist you in making heart-healthy, practical decisions, like eating more saturated fat, I give you these three tips from America’s Test Kitchen: Bacon, Three Things Everyone Should Know. You’re […]

& Fried Pies

“Mr. Elzy "E.W." Mayo of Mayo’s Mahalia Jackson Chicken & Fried Pies, in Nashville, makes what he calls "the world’s best pies." He didn’t have too much to say about the chicken, so we focused on the other side of the ampersand. Sadly, Mr. Mayo no longer cooks the pies featured in this short video, […]

Eat or We’ll Both Starve

The story of Mississippi’s Taylor Grocery, and proprietors Lynn and Debbie Hewlett.  It’s hailed as the South’s best catfish joint and it has a brown bag policy.  Diners don’t mind waiting on the front porch for a table, sometimes for hours.

My Favorite Animal

“Our teacher asked what my favorite animal was, and I said, “Fried chicken.” She said I wasn’t funny, but she couldn’t have been right, because everyone else laughed. My parents told me to always tell the truth. I did. Fried chicken is my favorite animal. I told my dad what happened, and he said my […]

Caviar of the South: Hot, Wet, Goobers

I love hot, boiled, green peanuts. Every time we visit the in-laws in Charleston, South Carolina, it’s high on the priority list of self-indulgence. It’s also a southern classic. If you think it sounds gross, well, remember the old saying, “Don’t knock it ‘till you’ve tried it.” Here’s a short film about boiled peanuts, honoring […]

Time to Talk or Fish

An ancient Tennessee story tells of a renowned fisherman. Whenever he went fishing, his catch filled the boat. A notorious loner, he always refused to take anybody fishing with him. At last a friend nagged at him so long that he relented and took him fishing. The famous fisherman piloted the boat out to a […]

Do You Know What Your Child Is Doing?


Southern-Cured Country Ham

Some will tell you that the culture of the South is superior on many levels, and I would tend to agree. This short film by Joe York profiles Madisonville, Tennessee’s world-renowned bacon and country ham producer Allan Benton of Benton’s Smoky Mountain Country Hams. If this doesn’t give you a ‘hankerin’ for country ham and […]

America–Where Almost Everything is Illegal

Do you have any idea how much is illegal in America these days? It seems like almost everything is! Below is a 40 minute special report by John Stossel called “Illegal Everything”. From kid’s lemonade stands to raising your own chickens and hogs, “Big Brother” has nearly destroyed (if they haven’t already), the pioneering spirit […]

23 1/2 Hours: The Single Best Thing You Can Do for Your Health

Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul. – 3 John 1:2  A Doctor-Professor answers the old question "What is the single best thing we can do for our health" in a completely new way. Dr. Mike Evans […]

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