Wednesday, December 26, 2007

It's definite that we are lacking B-12 in our diets.

So B12 - I've learned certain patterns. I've learned to eat in patterns. For instance, grapes happen to be an interesting one. When you choose the grape, you're allowing the yeast to break up the nutrition that's in the grape and what's not on the outside, and with the fermentation of the wild yeast you're getting the B12's, which gives you smartness. And that's how certain people have turned out to be Type A blood. It's the same think with Type B blood. Fermentation of milk involves at least three important microorganisms, and that's why Type B is smarter. And we know that hunters and gatherers have only eaten what they have found. they haven't settled and planted something and fermented it to get B vitamins. They got the B vitamins from raw meat like kidney and liver. And so that's how we have formed different blood types. So the ones that were introduced to the grapes happened to be lucky. Whether they know it or not, it has become a practice later on to ferment those foods, like making wine out of grape. Unfortunately, today, your wine is not wine so we can't prove that. Our statistics have been wrong choices. That's why I don't believe in statistics anymore. If it's not done the right way we might as well forget it.

Sourdough has been a lucky thing because it involves different types of microorganisms. And when it it is from the right choice, then you can have more of the B vitamins than any other fermentations. That's why not all bakers make good bread. They do not have the most desirable mother. That's why - every mother makes different babies - every mother, in this case, every starter, makes a different bread. That's why not all bakers make good bread. They don't have a good mother

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Possible banning of Raw Milk in the State of California

This is very serious. A few words were slipped into a recent bill (AB 1735), without debate or public disclosure, that will virtually eliminate all raw milk from our store shelves.

Please put a little time to help save raw milk and consumer choice!

The link below will give you information on the bill and provide several important action steps.

I am also attaching a letter to Whole Foods, beautifully written by a local Weston Price member. Whole Foods has a great deal of clout – if we let them know that raw milk is important to us, we can encourage them to come out for consumer choice. However, it will only be effective if as many of us participate as possible.

Please adapt this letter, if you like, to state your own position clearly, or cut and paste it and use it as is! Please fax it to EVERY Whole Foods in the state (list of fax numbers at the end) to make a bold statement about consumer choice and our right to choose the foods we want!

If you don't have access to a fax, you can get addresses from the Whole Foods website and search for stores by region. The link here is for Southern California.




City, State, Zip


Re- Legal Sale and Availability of Raw Milk – Urgent

(Amendment to California Food and Ag. Code AB1735)


I would like to bring to your attention a very deliberate and deceitful attempt by a yet to be determined party to effectively make it illegal to sell raw milk in the State of California. This is a back door, no discussion allowed attack on the longstanding freedom preserved to consume live (raw) milk by the California Food and Agriculture Code #35928.

I am personally writing to you because I feel I represent thousands of your constituents that may be unaware of a significant threat to our access to one of the most unique and healthy products that has been sold and consumed for years without one problem.

Specifically, grass fed live (raw) milk provided by such producers as Organic Pastures provide the pure and unadulterated nutrients that have nourished countless of prior generations. Moreover, my very healthy wife and very healthy three children have significantly benefited from the nutrients only found available in these products.

I believe you are in a unique position to offer your support to a product that not only has been consumed by tens of thousands of California consumers over the years, but provides valuable income to the retailers in the State of California. In fact, I would encourage you to call your local Whole Foods and learn that they simply cannot keep enough of Organic Pastures Raw Milk in stock (and it sell for $16 per gallon!!!).

Additionally, Organic Pastures should be a poster child for a California company that is one of the few unsubsidized dairies in the nation that has used the free market to offer a product that costs 200%-300% more than its competitors!

At its core, this is an issue of consumer choice and access to an irreplaceable nutritional and living product.

If we can buy alcohol, cigarettes, and over the counter drugs with simple disclaimers, why penalize an actual healthy product that has a flawless retail track record?



Southern California

* Regional Office 818.990.7089
* Beverly Hills 310.374.8149
* Brentwood 310.826.6653
* El Segundo 310.333.1910
* Fairfax 323.964.6830
* Glendale 818.548.5248
* La Jolla 858.642.6730
* Laguna Beach 949.598.8680
* Northridge 818.363.2940
* Pasadena 626.351.1664
* “ 626.792.4293
* Redondo Beach 310.376.7651
* San Diego 619.294.2830
* Santa Monica 310.315.0665
* “ 310.576.4710
* “ 310.395.5969
* Sherman Oaks 818.762.0406
* “ 818.382.3710
* Thousand Oaks 805.777.4740
* Torrance 310.257.8710
* Tustin 714.566.7840
* Valencia 661.260.2375
* W. Hollywood 323.848.4250
* West LA 310.996.9510
* Westwood 310.824.6390
* Woodland Hills 818.610.0040

Friday, November 16, 2007

More on Fermentation

Don't mix fermentation. For instance, if you have A to D, E to L, S to Z micro-organisms in each one of those fermentations, some of them may not make it when you join all of them. For instance, if you have cabbage, you don't want to mix cbbage with juiced barley. If you ferment each one seperately, whatever is in that plant is likely to grow in the liquid medium. If you join them, some will not make it, because micro-organisms eat at a different rate - they produce different acids or bacteriosins at a different rate - so they effect each other. Other organisms that could have been good for you will not be there when you mix the fermentation. Do different fermentations seperately, but drink or consume them together so you get the benefits.

If you learn how to start a sourdough, then you will understand what this mens. You have no choice of starting a sourdough out of certain micro-organisms.

Question: What is the simplest, easist way to begin a sourdough? What would you need? Or a fermentation?

Mix flour with water. And the second and third day, you have to keep feeding more flour and water so that it doesn't overly acidify. This is done so that most micro-organisms that were in a balanced form continue in a balanced form. Otherwise some of them will die from the acidity. People have done wheat, rye, millet, grape, apple, and other fermentations over the years. each one will give you different results, but when you combine them, that will also change the results.

Any flour and water will make a different fermentation.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Fermentation and Balance

We don't know if there's life anywhere other than Planet Earth. We think there's life on Mars but we haven't even proven it yet. To have life, you need 1) Microorganisms and 2) Water and carbohydrates.

Each microorganism produces a different vitamin and mineral, and when you allow then to ferment in their natural medium, they produce ingredients in a balanced form. If it is the ingredient you lack, it's likely that you may absorb it. When you take a vitamin from a food store, it's very likely you will not absorb it, because you don't have the rest. There's nothing that balances. For instance - doctors tell you to absorb calcium, you need magnesium. To absorb magnesium, you need vitamin D. It needs to be in a balanced form; otherwise you're not going to absorb it.

When you play scrabble, you like to get easy letters and vowels to be able to form an easy word. But you got to be smart to be able to write. Many people have the letters but they cannot form a word because they don't have the B vitamins, B vitamins are needed for the brain. Lack of B-12 vitamins will give you dementia. So you need the balance to be able to work it out. And when you do--when we have 25 or so amino acids - and when you have a fermentation -- you have a balance of most of the amino acids available. Your body then chooses to form a protein. You don't force your body to accept a protein.

So, we think of different proteins being bad for you because your body does not have the necessary ingredients to break it up, and once it goes into your blood, your blood gets confused. Your blood does not have water, salt, acid and alcohol to break down the protein. (And in other bad proteins like Mad Cow, prions or zeta proteins do not get broken down in your blood.) A protein, can turn out to be good nutrition, has amino acids, if you ferment it outside your body, break it up, then accept it in your blood. If you take it as it is, which is the case with most of us (because we have already damaged villi) the whole protein gets absorbed

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Antioxidents and more!

You want varieties of anti-oxidants. You want the right proportion for them to work. Blueberries have almost all the varieties but it does not have them in high numbers.
As oxidizing agents, free oxygen radicals need anti-oxidant to neutralize the radicals so they don't turn into bad fat and cancer.

Before they form a seed, every plant forms 4 different kinds of protein at specific levels for each different grain. These proteins were meant to be stored and used by the plant in the future for propagation. These proteins are not regular proteins. They are stored proteins. The need to be sprouted to undo the proteins to amino acids so the amino acids can be consumed for their own use.

Humans have to either sprout a grain or ferment in an acidic environment to undo storage protein. Otherwise gluten can be reason for damage to the intestinal villi and the reason for almost all our diseases.

A lion can not eat grass to survive. Lion needs a converted storage protein. Otherwise it cannot survive. Zebra eats grass. Lion eats Zebra. Humans need to eat a protein that has been converted from a storage protein. Otherwise they need to eat sprouted or fermented grains.

Monday, September 24, 2007

What some people are saying about Bezian Bread

Found today on Yelp website!

Friday, August 3, 2007

Do you know this man?

Caricature of Jack Bezian done by David Hudnut for Jack's upcoming website. For more of David's work go to

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Press Release from Weston A. Price Santa Monica

Date: Monday, 9 July, 7 pm to about 8:30
Title: Traditional Sourdough Breads
Speaker: Jack Bezian, Owner, Bezian Bakery

If you visit the Farmer's Market on Wednesday in Santa Monica, or Sunday in Hollywood, you've seen Bezian Bakery's incredible array of breads and rolls. Now meet the baker! A passionate advocate of traditional, sourdough, whole grain breads, he will discuss the history and value of traditional breadmaking. Freshly baked bread will also be available for you to taste – and the chapter will provide the butter to slather on top!

Meeting will take place in Community Room upstairs at Wild Oats on the corner of Wilshire and 5th Street

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Price and timechange for Jack's workshop

The date remains the same......

Thursday, July 19.

The time has moved to 7:00-9:00PM

The cost has dropped to:

$20.00 if signed up by July 12.

$25.00 afterwards.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Fermentation for Life - Coming this July

Fermentation for Life
A Fermentation Workshop with Jack Bezian

This is Jack’s first workshop/talk ever in Los Angeles!

Based on comprehensive experimentation and over 40 years of baking experience, Jack will cover the basics of fermentation, how it can enhance your health and ways to make simple beverages. Wild, wooly, informative and won’t want to miss it.

Thursday evening 6:30-9:30PM
July 19, 2007
5319 Packard St.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
$35.00 if signed up by July 5
$40.00 if signed up between July 6 – July 18
$45.00 walk-in

To register – contact OmWorks at 323 938-1776 or e-mail
All checks to be made out to Jack Bezian and either given to him at Farmer’s Market or mailed to OmWorks at 5319 Packard St, Los Angeles, CA 90019. All envelopes must be postmarked by July 5 for $35.00 rate.

Cancellation Policy

Full refund given minus $5.00 processing fee if cancelled by July 12!
No refund if cancelled after this date.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Google Groups Hubbub

We are trying this one more time.

Sending out one message to everyone to see if the Google Group reset is working. We only want to notify everyone of new posts. If there are any discussions or questions, please post on the blog and not the GoogleGroup page.

We are not Target or trying to overload and sell with spam. If you knew jack you would know that is not his intent.

Thanks for your patience!

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Corn Syrup Redux!

I've had quite a few people complain about being allergic to sugar. I don't believe that can happen because there is no life without sugar. That led me to believe that there is something wrong with corn syrup. Corn syrup is used in almost all of our candies, soda, sauces, ketchup, and almost all things that are sweetened. The next time you shop at the grocery store choose some items and look at their labels to verify this.

People who don't have allergies to corn, corn gluten and other corn products may have intolerances to corn syrup. It's not the proteins they are intolerant of, it is the chemicals that are used in the process and the process itself.

You can taste the difference between corn syrup and cane sugar in soda. Sodas that are made over the border in Mexico along with a minority in this country are made with cane sugar. These sodas can be purchased at Trader Joe's (Virgil's Root Beer, Boyland Cherry Soda) and Larchmont Wine and Cheese (Pepsi's and Dr. Pepper's bottled in Mexico). Outside of that all other sodas in this country are made with corn syrup. Taste and compare.

I put some some sourdough culture/starter in a container. With it, I added a little corn syrup and water and stirred the mixture. For 4 days, nothing happened.

On the fifth day, the fermentation began. My feeling was that this happened because the microorganisms learned to adapt to the corn syrup environment and began to eat it violently.

You don't have 4 day fermentation in your body to get to this adaptation. You go to the bathroom at least once a day. (Mutations takes months and years. This is not mutation.)

Microorganisms are what make you absorb nutrition and vitamins. If they cannot eat corn syrup, neither can you. So if it goes to your blood, your body doesn't know what to do with it. You're in trouble and it piles up.

The idea to do this experiment came from listening to Sally Fallon speak about how you cannot digest corn syrup or puffed cereals. The next experiment would be to see how puffed cereals would do with a sourdough mother.

Everybody agrees with me that we need lactobacillus but most people don't know how lactobacillus survives. Their diet needs to be at least 50% sugar-based (sourdough breads, raw cheese, raw kefirs, sauerkrauts, kimchi, fermented fruits, beet kvass) as these sugars are the main source for the feeding of the microflora. If the intestinal villi is damaged, a natural balanced digestive process is skewed. This may lead to severe insulin shock because our bodies begin to absorb too much sugar.

Dr. Ozz from Oprah verifies........ and many other good doctors and nutritionists feel the same.

A lot of people think protein is the primary food. If you don't feed carbs to the microorganisms in small intestines, you are not going to multiply more consumable proteins and fat for your food diet.

Eat smart!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Pillsbury Doughboy Obit

Pillsbury Doughboy Obituary

Veteran Pillsbury spokesman Pop N. Fresh died yesterday of a severe yeast infection. He was 71. Known to friends as Brown-n-Serve, Fresh was an avid gardener and tennis player. Fresh was buried in one of the largest funeral ceremonies in recent years. Dozens of celebrities turned out including Mrs. Butterworth, the California Raisins, Hungry Jack, Aunt Jemima, Betty Crocker, the Hostess Twinkies, and Skippy. The grave side was piled high with flours as longtime friend Aunt Jemima delivered the eulogy, describing Fresh as a man who "never knew how much he was kneaded." Fresh rose quickly in show business, but his later life was filled with many turnovers. He was not considered a very smart cookie, wasting much of his dough on half-baked schemes--conned by those who buttered him up. Still, even as a crusty old man, he was a roll model for millions. Fresh is survived by his second wife. They have two children and another bun in the oven. The funeral was held at 3:50 for about 20 minutes.

Your Bread is Not Your Bread!

When you eat grains or beans without fermentation, you're adding phytic acids from the surface of the grain that rob you of your minerals that exist within your body. That is why soy was not used until 240 years before Christ. They used seaweed along with soy to produce tofu so they could consume soy. Otherwise soy was used for nitrogen production for other plants in the Orient. The other nutrition is mainly the protein, vitamin E and the microorganisms that are heavily populated unter the bran. There is no food that is so perfect that one nation can say "We are better than you are becuase we eat such and such food". The protein in wheat, for instance, happens to be arranged in the wrong sequence of amino acids so that it turns into gluten with moisture so even though you are eating protein in someone else's bread, it's like eating poison with food. Think of eating good food mixed with glass and metal shavings. Even though you have good food you have trouble with it. The more you eat, the more damage you will be doing to your intestinal villi. Once you damage your villi, you may not heal for months and years. That is why it's not enough to eat good food. You should know what not to eat first before you learn what to eat.

Gluten is of four kinds. Think of egg whites being a good example. Microorganisms are in your small intestine. They need to swim and multiply. They cannot swim in an egg white solution because it's sticky. Hence, they are paralyzed and the gluten contributes to the damage of the intestinal villi. Afterwards, your villi start to absorb complete proteins and your body does not know where to put them in your blood. Your blood does not have the water, salt, alcohol and acid to remove the gluten. Hence, allergies and diseases!

Eating fermented foods should be your main nutrition. However, you are still hungry and/or drunk ; ) Eating our bread, you are still eating nutrition and satisfaction, and not drunk!

These claims are not backed by the F.D.A.

Monday, May 7, 2007

Don't Ask the Question If You Don't Want the Answer!

We are being systematically deprived of our foods.

1) Our water is being bottled. This means our water quality is not satisfactory. And we pay extra for H2O. (and the bottles too) ;)

2) Our air quality is getting worse every year. This means pretty soon everybody will be wearing oxygen masks.

3) Our food is being degraded. Our bread is not our bread. Our meat is not our meat. Our eggs are not our eggs. This means more intestinal damage to our villi where our food is absorbed. Damage can come from the four different proteins that form gluten; fiber, almost all medications including coated aspirin; toxins, molds and chemicals. We pay for medication to help heal and we get in worse shape with many side effects.

Raw food is the beginning of life. However, eating raw fruits and vegetables is not enough. Foods need to be fermented.

This means:

Vegetables and fruits need to be juiced. The juicing will increase the numbers of microorganisms from a few hundred to a few billion per gram. Rice, olives and soy do not have the ability to sour; therefore no lactobacillus. They do have bacillus subtillis which alkalizes fermentation,and lacks the ability breakdown gluten and produce the needed B vitamins.

Today, more emphasis is being put on irradiating fruits and vegetables. This means that there will be no more friendly microorganisms feeding through the intestinal villi; Therefore no vitamins, minerals and nutrition.

Fight for you rights. Or lose raw foods and end up paying more financially for your foods, your health, and for drugs you may not need.

Sourdough has over 400 varieties of microorganisms that are mostly non-spore forming. All these microorganisms are exceptionally life-enhancing. Spores are shell forming, wake up at non-desirable times and produce toxins. Penicillin is a good example. If taken when sick, it will kill a specific set of bad organisms. If taken when healthy, it will produce toxins in the body. Beer is an example of this happening in food. Most beer is made out of bakers yeast. When bakers yeast multiply, they produce ochratoxins. That is why you get beer belly and fat. Sourdough that comes from a healthy mother and is allowed a long term fermentation process before baking gives you the best nutrition of any food, dead or alive. It also produces more vitamins and minerals that satisfy in a balanced form. Bezian Bakery is the only bakery on the planet that ferments the final dough up to a month before baking.

Your next best food will be RAW kefir. Not your bottled kefir you find in the supermarkets. Raw Kefir has more bifidobacteria, lactococcus lactis, and wild yeasts that give you the B-12 you need besides the B vitamins.

None of these claims are supported by the F.D.A. Do your research yourself and fight for your rights ; )

Feel free to post your comments. However, there's bread that needs to be bred ; ) I will respond back if I can.