• Health,  Nutrition

    Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon: Book Review

    Nourishing Traditions is one of the many great books I have been privileged to read as part of the Nutritional Therapy program. Here is my book review: Sally Fallon’s Nourishing Traditions presents the compelling argument that Americans ought to go back to their ancestral roots when it comes to nutrition. Sally’s book refers to a dentist named Weston Price and his nutritional research in the 1930’s. Weston Price traveled all over the world to study the relationship between dental disease, nutrition and overall health. He found that the healthiest people without dental disease were eating whole, nutrient dense foods that were untouched by “modern commerce.” Modern commerce is what Dr. Price…

  • Allergies,  Dairy-Free,  Food & Diseases,  GAPS Diet & Nutrition,  Gluten Free,  Gluten Free,  Health

    What you eat will impact the health of your grandchildren!

    It is commonly known that what a pregnant mother eats can impact her growing baby. What we don’t often consider is the nutrition the expectant mother had as a child–and what her parents and grandparents ate before her. Do these foods impact the health of her unborn child? What about that child’s future children? If Dr. Francis Pottenger’s Cat study applies to humans, then yes, what the generations before us ate matters when considering the health of our children and grandchildren. When I first heard about Pottenger’s Cats, honestly, I wasn’t all that interested. I care about nutrition and studies in nutrition, I just don’t care about cats that much.…

  • Health,  Nutrition

    Why I decided to sign up for the Nutritional Therapy Program…

    I am 3 weeks into a program I wish I had signed up for 7 or so years ago when I first heard about it. Every year, multiple times per year, I have looked over the NTA site, studied it, and prayed about if it was the right timing for me. This year, the May program fit into our schedule, and so I am currently studying, and reading, and reading, and reading…..a TON! Why did I choose to sign up? How do I count the ways? #1 I believe that knowing how to nourish our bodies is immensely important. First, I signed up because I am a knowledge seeker. I…

  • Food,  Health

    16 Medical Conditions Related to Gluten Sensitivity

    photo credit Have you ever been told that gluten sensitivity isn’t real? Have you heard people say this to you? I have. And whenever I hear statements like this, it, again, drives me to reading medical studies. 😉 The truth is, there is SO much proof that a gluten-free diet is good for SO many people, and SO many conditions, I will not be able to cover it all in this article. This, friends, is what the research is saying. This is the truth of the matter. And there are also the millions of anecdotal stories about how a gluten-free diet has improved people’s lives, but let’s stick to research right now, for those left-brained people…

  • Food,  Health

    How to Fatten Pigs and People

    photo credit 1 and photo credit 2 We raise pigs. We currently have 24 pigs on pasture. Needless to say, fattening pigs is on our mind. Our last pigs, American Guinea Hogs, ate way too much feed for the amount of meat we got off of them (1,000 lbs of feed each–roughly $500, and they only produced 50 lbs of meat!!). We are studying how to fatten our pigs in a healthy way that isn’t too fast, but is fast enough to still make them profitable (who wants to pay $30 for 2 pork chops?!). 🙂 In the midst of all of this studying, I’ve realized that the way commercial hog growers…