NUTRITION AND DIET

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It's a perfect time to boost your immune system! By all accounts, COVID19 is a relatively mild illness for those who have strong immune systems, so there is no time like the present for working to make sure your immune system is in good shape[...]

Although my family doesn't generally take any supplements or vitamins, there is one supplement we take regularly during cold and flu season for its beneficial effect on the immune system [...]

Learn about the many health benefits of raw milk kefir, and why it is superior to yogurt!

I'm past the days of striving for absolute dietary perfection, however I also try to make sure that my family eats superfoods on a regular basis. What are superfoods? These are foods that are abundant in nutrition, foods that will help support and improve our health in the long-term [...]

The CDC and health authorities try hard to persuade us that raw milk is dangerous, but still there is a growing movement of people who purposely seek out raw milk. Although the price of raw milk is typically higher than organic pasteurized milk, people across the income spectrum are still choosing to buy raw milk. What makes raw milk worth it? 

My life felt too busy to add in another "baby" that needed regular care and feeding, so I resisted having my own sourdough starter. I was totally wrong! Maintaining a sourdough starter can actually be really, really easy, involving nothing more than taking 5 minutes once a week to add some flour and water [...]

Changing your family's diet doesn't have to be hard or stressful. Here are 5 simple ways to boost your family's nutrition.

A holistic approach to autoimmune disease seeks to identify why autoimmunity is occurring in the first place and address these underlying causes. A crucial piece of this treatment approach is finding the right diet. [...]

GAPS, Paleo, Primal Blueprint, Perfect Health Diet, Weston Price: There are so many different diets that are touted as being "the" answer to the question of finding health.  Does following these diets lead to perfect health? [...]

My family started taking cod liver oil in 2006. We used to take cod liver oil every day. We would never miss a day.  Now we haven't taken cod liver oil in over 6 months... Why?

My family embarked on a month-long Sugar Fast. Our goal was to reboot our sugar cravings, so that we could once again be satisfied with a lesser amount of sweets.

How and why we switched our dog to a raw meat diet, plus a cost comparison and tips for making it simple and easy. 

Here is my story that shows the power of a nourishing, traditional diet during pregnancy. When I got pregnant during the summer of 2006 [...]

We are bombarded with messages about the evils of sugar.  Sugar is blamed for bad behavior in kids, diabetes, heart disease, cancer... the list goes on and on. But is sugar really so bad? [...]

Snacking between meals was resulting in my kids not eating well at mealtimes. A few years ago, I came up with a new snacking plan based around two rules [...]

The GAPS Diet is recommended for curing all sorts of auto-immune problems, and in our family we wanted to cure problems such as eczema, allergies, joint pain, and poor immune system. If we were to do it all over again, would we still do the GAPS Diet? The answer may surprise you.

There is much hype these days about eating whole grains. Breads, crackers, and cereals are covered with labels about their whole grain content. Amidst this, why do we purposely eat a combination of refined and whole grains? [...]

Why the GAPS Diet worsened my adrenal problems, and how I was able to heal.

Real sourdough bread is naturally fermented, and there is no yeast added to make the bread rise. Sourdough white bread actually has a more beneficial affect on blood sugar than (non-sourdough) whole grain bread.​ [...]

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