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Book Review: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Fermenting Foods by Wardeh Harmon & Giveaway

Today I’m reviewing The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Fermenting Foods by Wardeh Harmon of GNOWFGLINS. I myself have become quite an enthusiast for fermented foods over the last few years with the observance that it has made amazing changes to my own and my family’s health. Since May of 2011 I have been on the […]

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Healthy Living Kids & Family Real Food Toxin Alert!

13 Ways to Kick Insomnia/Sleep Disorders and Get a Good Night’s Rest

Are you an insomniac? Do you toss and turn and wake up in the middle of the night? And no matter how hard you try, you can’t ¬†get back to sleep…only to feel as though you’ve been hit by a truck when the alarm goes off and it’s time to start your day? In our […]

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Healthy Living Real Food Toxin Alert!

11 Reasons Why You Aren’t Healing Despite “Eating Well”

So you’ve transitioned away from processed foods and started eating healthier. That’s great! You’re becoming more mindful of organic – maybe you’re buying more fruits and vegetables, and maybe even meat, poultry, and dairy products from sustainable sources. Or, maybe you’ve made an effort to eliminate toxic vegetable oils and other artificial fats like margarine, […]

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Healthy Living Kids & Family Real Food Toxin Alert!

Deceptions in the Food Industry: Baked versus Fried

In this continuing series of Deceptions in the Food Industry, I want to address yet another fallacy the food industry uses to make us think a product they sell is healthy – baked versus fried on labels. I know a lot of people who eat real food would never touch a bag of the above […]

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Activism Healthy Living Real Food

Health Blogger Under Fire: Defend Freedom of Health Information & Choices!

Today I’m expressing my opposition to what’s going on in the State of North Carolina. A blogger named Steve Cooksey of Diabetes Warrior¬†maintains a chronicle of his health journey, detailing how how he’s managed his disease. The North Carolina State Board of Dietetics (members of the American Dietetics Association) has formally objected to his blogging […]

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Healthy Living Real Food Saving money

6 Uses for Homemade Yogurt When It “Flops”!

I’ve had a lot of questions and e-mails recently about what you can do with yogurt when it “fails” or doesn’t turn out the way you want. In my book, there is no such thing as “failed” yogurt! I’ve made yogurt for many years and had great batches, and not-so-great batches. If you find that […]

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Healthy Living Real Food

Why My Family Loves Lard

Today I’m rendering lard in my kitchen. Wait, did I just say a dirty word? You’d certainly think so. When I say the word “lard” to some people, they do a double-take, as though I’ve just uttered some foul language and should go wash my mouth out with soap. The picture shows two young adults […]

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Healthy Living Raw Dairy Real Food

8 Reasons I Won’t Shop at Whole Foods When it Opens in Boise, Idaho

Over the last 5 or 6 years, I’ve been hearing the question, “why doesn’t Whole Foods come to Boise?” Before I knew much about food and nutrtion, I too thought this would be a great thing, to have such a pillar of whole foods and health in our city. This was before I realized what […]

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Healthy Living Real Food Toxin Alert!

Processed Food & Eating Disorders – A Product of Modern Society

Most people know someone with an eating disorder. In the 1980s we saw an enormous surge of teenage girls described as having bulimia (binging and purging) and anorexia nervosa (starving oneself to death) in order to keep from being overweight. But, eating disorders are much more common than people think. Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride talks […]

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Healthy Living Probiotics Raw Dairy Real Food

The Amazing Health Benefits of Fermented & Cultured Beverages & Foods

In modern society, one of the things we don’t do much of is eat real cultured and fermented foods. These foods have been staples of the human diet all over the world for thousands of years. Since the Industrial Revolution, the advent of packaging, processing, and convenience foods have seen the disappearance of these highly […]