Monthly Archives: April 2012

How to Protect Yourself from a Smart Meter

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist April 30, 2012

My friend Stanley Fishman, author of the acclaimed cookbooks Tender Grassfed Meat and  Tender Grassfed Barbecue, lives in California and, like many folks around the United States, has been dealing with the physical stress of having a smart meter installed at his home against his will.

The option to use an analog meter and have this health sucking device removed from one’s home has only recently become available in some localities.  Unfortunately, the pace of getting them removed has been painfully slow in some cases.

Whether you are waiting your turn to get your smart meter removed or still fighting for the right to opt out in the first place, here are some steps you can take based on what Stanley discovered to proactively protect yourself from a smart meter’s harmful effects.

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Monday Mania 4/30/2012

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist April 29, 2012

Welcome to Monday Mania, a health and wellness carnival where Real Foodies who blog come together to link up their popular posts.

These posts might be Real Food recipes, Book Reviews, Natural Remedies, or Green Home Tips. They might even be a blogger’s take on a media health report, a videoblog, podcast, or an exciting giveaway!

In short, these Awesome Posts are a complete free for all of incredible Real Foodie Wisdom! So, roll up your sleeves, link up and show us your stuff! Can’t wait to see what your Real Foodie brains have turned out recently!

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Help! My Raw Milk Won’t Clabber!

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist April 29, 2012

When folks start getting into Traditional Cooking, learning to ferment foods through a process called lacto-fermentation is a basic skill that must be mastered.  Lacto-fermented foods are rich in enzymes as well as beneficial bacteria.

Think of lacto-fermented foods like sauerkraut or pickles as “super-raw” foods; the enzymes in lacto-fermented foods more than compensate for the enzymes lost in the foods that are cooked when consumed with a meal.

Lactic acid is what is responsible for the magic of lacto-fermentation; it preserves food by inhibiting putrefying bacteria. This organic acid is produced by a beneficial bacterium present on the surface of all plants and animals – even our own skin!

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The Pet Food Diet Deception

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist April 27, 2012

Editor’s Note: I am pleased to introduce you to Linda Zurich, author, speaker and overall expert in the holistic care and feeding of our furry little friends!  In the coming weeks, Linda will be writing a series of posts on how to best care and feed our pets so that they enjoy the vibrant health and vitality that those of us on a Traditional Diet enjoy!

By Guest Blogger Linda Zurich

Back in 2005, after many years of living without any pets, a strong hankering began to arise in me for some feline companionship. After multiple visits to my local pet shelter, I ended up adopting two very sweet, lovely little kittens. Little did I know at the time that their presence in my life would be such a profound catalyst for so much learning and discovery!

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