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<p>I've been reading a few traditional foods blogs for a while so I decided to pick up Nourishing Traditions at the library last week.  I've really just been skimming it but I have a few questions:</p>
<p>1. I noticed in a few recipes it calls for unbleached white flour.  Not white winter wheat or anything.  Just white flour.  Why???</p>
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<p>2.  The breastfeeding info seemed, well, not very BF friendly.  Is it just my perception?</p>
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<p>3.  Why on earth is herbal tea a "compromise food"?</p>
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<p>I'm not trying to sound hyper-critical, there is some great info.  I just was lost on a few things.</p>
 

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<p>I'll take a shot at those - I think there are a few dessert type recipes that she "allows" white flour because as a rare thing, it won't kill you. Also white flour has no phytates (possibly its only redeeming quality other than that it makes some recipes "work" better than whole grain flour).</p>
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<p>No, she's not particularly bf friendly. Lots of talk about that in previous threads if you care to search it out.</p>
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<p>I may be off base but I think that the herbal tea is a compromise food because it isn't as health supporting as a probiotic drink, has no good fats, and is often taken with sweetener.</p>
 
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