Bone Broth... Food is Medicine

I started making bone broth as part of my healing regimen using the GAPS diet almost nine years ago.  I think of it as a total healing food, and it is what I recommend to all clients, even my vegetarian ones.   I remember those difficult mornings in the beginning when I was in so much pain, I could not even think about eating, let alone bone broth.  However, I knew that I needed building blocks to rebuild my gut.   I would ladle some into a mug and drink its golden goodness, often adding sauerkraut to give it a probiotic boost.  It gave me strength that was noticeable, and whenever my health falters, I go right back to a pure broth regimen.

These days I am not using just broth to survive like I did it the beginning, but practically use it everyday with most meals, such as for the base for sauces, soups, and I cook our beans and rice in broth as well.  Why is it so important to me?  Well, bone broth is an easy way to get essential vitamins and...

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Beet Love = Purple Beet Nutrition

It was wrapped up in a funky hippie skirt, the kind with the little prayer bells on it, that he had picked up at a garage sale. As I unwrapped the skirt I was taken aback and a little confused about what I saw inside. It was a very large, deep reddish, round and scruffy looking beet, yes a beet! Ahhh, I get it, the beet held significance because it was that summer ( the summer we worked in Alaska as raft guides) that we both read, Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins. We both fell in love with each other on a different level and believed it was the book that fueled our passion. Hence the beet…

The lesson of the beet, then, is this: hold on to your divine blush, your innate rosy magic… 
(Robbins, pg.341)

 

I have to admit I never ate that beet; I just let it sit on the kitchen table as a centerpiece and reminder of my love. I have never been fond of beets, and when they would appear in my CSA box, I would always look at them and smile as I gave them away to beet...

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Raw Milk and Me

I love raw milk. I believe in its healing qualities, and think of it as medicine for myself and my family. My family and I have been drinking raw milk for the last three years.

I was not always a fan of raw milk. I actually thought it kinda "weird" because I grew up on SAD (standard American diet), and thought anything that was not what everybody else was drinking (or doing) was wrong or weird...
Yes, I am a product of first generation parents who eagerly grasped onto mainstream culture, because they knew no other way. And unfortunately, they are now facing autoimmune dis- eases because of their diet, I believe. A diet that was (and is) heavy in vegetable oils and cooked foods, things that lasted a long time in our oversized pantry...

But since the birth of my son almost ten years ago, I realized that there are different ways in doing things, and often against what I always thought was right. I started doing different things with noticible results. I started doing my own research,...

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