• GAPS Diet & Nutrition,  Homesteading,  Life,  Nutrition

    New Website Name: Why the Change?

    Image Source You might have noticed that there is a new name around here. And you might wonder why? I started this blog in 2010, right after we bought a farm and had many visions for how to run that farm! One of my first posts was about how we remodeled our farmhouse kitchen (with help!) and shortly after wrote a post about butchering chickens. I wrote a lot about the GAPS Diet. I think that’s what brought many of you to this site. Proudly, I can say I was *one of the first* GAPS bloggers. If you were with me, blogging about GAPS in 2010, tell me! I want…

  • 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…

  • 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…