The Healthy Home Economist http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com Traditional Diet, Holistic Wellness Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:27:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 Five Steps to Heal IBS Naturally http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/heal-ibs-naturally-with-food/ http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/heal-ibs-naturally-with-food/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:19:56 +0000 http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/?p=13898 As a certified Nutritional Therapist who specializes in digestive issues, I was recently asked to appear on a local TV show and talk about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a functional bowel disorder that is becoming increasingly common, if not epidemic, in our society. IBS is becoming so common that you probably know someone who suffers... Continue Reading »

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As a certified Nutritional Therapist who specializes in digestive issues, I was recently asked to appear on a local TV show and talk about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a functional bowel disorder that is becoming increasingly common, if not epidemic, in our society.

IBS is becoming so common that you probably know someone who suffers with it.  About  10-15% of Americans are diagnosed with IBS though the majority don’t seek help for it.  They just learn to live with it.

The great news is that there’s a lot you can do to help relieve the symptoms of IBS naturally with food.

In my guest TV appearance, I shared five basic tips that can help heal IBS in many cases.   Now there’s only so much I could say in five minutes.  So after the video below I will expand on those tips.

These five tips are a great starting point if you or someone you know suffers with IBS.(...)
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Pollen is Not The Problem http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/pollen-is-not-the-problem/ http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/pollen-is-not-the-problem/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:55:46 +0000 http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/?p=9021 Spring has sprung in full force in my neck of the woods, and wow, is the pollen ever thick! Sounds of people sneezing and blowing their nose fill the pollen laden air with boxes of tissue flying off the shelves fast and furious in pharmacies all across town. While pollen does indeed make you sneeze... Continue Reading »

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Spring has sprung in full force in my neck of the woods, and wow, is the pollen ever thick!

Sounds of people sneezing and blowing their nose fill the pollen laden air with boxes of tissue flying off the shelves fast and furious in pharmacies all across town.

While pollen does indeed make you sneeze if you get a noseful of it, is it really necessary to dread spring every single year knowing that Visine and allergy meds will be your constant companion to deal with watery eyes and congestion for at least a month or two?  Is this something you just have to resign yourself to and live with?

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Giveaway! Autographed Copy of The Nourished Kitchen Cookbook http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/giveaway-autographed-copy-nourished-kitchen-cookbook/ http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/giveaway-autographed-copy-nourished-kitchen-cookbook/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:10:52 +0000 http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/?p=13879 I am so excited to announce that tomorrow is the release date of a cookbook that anyone who values the time tested principles of Traditional Cooking will want to have on hand in the home library: The Nourished Kitchen: Farm-to-Table Recipes for the Traditional Foods Lifestyle Jenny McGruther, food blogger and soon to be award... Continue Reading »

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The Nourished Kitchen Cookbook
I am so excited to announce that tomorrow is the release date of a cookbook that anyone who values the time tested principles of Traditional Cooking will want to have on hand in the home library:

The Nourished Kitchen: Farm-to-Table Recipes for the Traditional Foods Lifestyle

Jenny McGruther, food blogger and soon to be award winning, best selling author, took two full years to write this cookbook.  I chatted with Jenny frequently throughout that time, and this cookbook she has produced is nothing short of a gift to humankind and in particular, mothers who wish to raise healthy children in a processed foods world with the deck stacked against them in every way imaginable..

The recipes Jenny created for The Nourished Kitchen weren’t just conceived in her home, however, they were inspired by the gardens, fields, orchards and farmers she visited all around the world that formed the basis of her research.

Every aspect of the time tested, ancestral principles of food gathering and preparation is covered in The Nourished Kitchen. In fact, more than 160 recipes are packed into this cookbook with writing and photography to nourish the eyes and the heart, not just the belly.

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Dutch Parliament Bans Roundup, France and Brazil to Follow http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/roundup-banned-netherlands-france-brazil-likely-soon-follow/ http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/roundup-banned-netherlands-france-brazil-likely-soon-follow/#comments Sat, 12 Apr 2014 14:59:41 +0000 http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/?p=13850 The dominoes are starting to fall. The evidence damning glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, the world’s number one herbicide for weed control, has become too enormous to ignore. While it won’t kill you immediately as demonstrated by foolish Monsanto reps who have been known to drink Roundup in product demonstrations to convince unwitting farmers... Continue Reading »

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The dominoes are starting to fall.

The evidence damning glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, the world’s number one herbicide for weed control, has become too enormous to ignore.

While it won’t kill you immediately as demonstrated by foolish Monsanto reps who have been known to drink Roundup in product demonstrations to convince unwitting farmers to use it, the long term effects to health are nothing short of devastating.(...)
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Signs That Gluten is Causing Your Child’s Dental Problems http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/signs-gluten-causing-childs-dental-decay/ http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/signs-gluten-causing-childs-dental-decay/#comments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:56:20 +0000 http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/?p=13826 By Dr. Sylvia Onusic Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disease, not a food allergy, which affects infants, children and adults and results in a permanent intolerance to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. Celiac disease is a common disorder and about 1% or more of North Americans may develop it and it... Continue Reading »

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By Dr. Sylvia Onusic

Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disease, not a food allergy, which affects infants, children and adults and results in a permanent intolerance to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley.

Celiac disease is a common disorder and about 1% or more of North Americans may develop it and it can occur at any age. With celiac progression, there is increasing damage to the villi of the small intestine, which are responsible for uptake of nutrients, leading to nutrient- related diseases such as osteoporosis, malabsorption syndromes, anemia, even lymphoma and other cancers. 1-2

Celiac is an inherited disease which can show up because of a variety of different conditions. The most important factor in preventing development of celiac in at-risk babies is breastfeeding up to a year or more, especially upon first exposure to gluten.(...)
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Social Services Arrests, Imprisons Pregnant Woman for a Drug She Wasn’t Taking http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/social-services-imprisons-pregnant-woman-for-a-drug-she-wasnt-taking/ http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/social-services-imprisons-pregnant-woman-for-a-drug-she-wasnt-taking/#comments Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:44:44 +0000 http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/?p=12562 Is Social Services emerging as the new “SS” of the West? Those of you familiar with twentieth century history will understand the reference to the Schutzstaffel or SS, which is German for ”Protective Echelon”.  During World War II, the SS was one of the most powerful and feared organizations of the Axis Alliance, believing its members... Continue Reading »

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Is Social Services emerging as the new “SS” of the West?

Those of you familiar with twentieth century history will understand the reference to the Schutzstaffel or SS, which is German for ”Protective Echelon”.  During World War II, the SS was one of the most powerful and feared organizations of the Axis Alliance, believing its members to be the elite of humankind.

It would seem so given the horrific stories of human rights abuse at the hand of social workers, such as the recent story where Social Services obtained a court order to sedate and surgically remove a baby from a pregnant mother’s womb without her knowledge or consent because she had a panic attack brought on by missed medication.

Now, another story of Social Services out of control has emerged from Jackson, Wisconsin, where social workers instigated the arrest and illegal imprisonment of 28 year old Alicia Beltran, a pregnant mother-to-be after a routine prenatal visit.

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Health Canada Guidelines Advise Meat as Baby First Food http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/new-health-canada-guidelines-advise-meat-as-baby-first-food/ http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/new-health-canada-guidelines-advise-meat-as-baby-first-food/#comments Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:29:59 +0000 http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/?p=10547 One of most misguided and damaging pieces of advice coming from the vast majority of pediatricians, dieticians, and other “experts” is to give baby rice cereal as the first food around the age of 4-6 months.  This advice is extremely harmful to the long term health of the child, contributing greatly to the epidemic of... Continue Reading »

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One of most misguided and damaging pieces of advice coming from the vast majority of pediatricians, dieticians, and other “experts” is to give baby rice cereal as the first food around the age of 4-6 months.  This advice is extremely harmful to the long term health of the child, contributing greatly to the epidemic of fat toddlers and the exploding problem of childhood obesity.

Rice cereal is never a healthy first food for babies. Not only is it an extremely high glycemic food when eaten alone (spikes the blood sugar) but it also contains ample amounts of double sugar (disaccharide) molecules, which are extremely hard for such an immature digestive system to digest. The small intestine of a baby mostly produces only one carbohydrate enzyme, lactase, for digestion of the lactose in milk. It produces little to no amylase, the enzyme needed for grain digestion until around age one.

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When Coconut Oil May Not Be Right for You http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/coconut-oil-may-not-be-right-for-you/ http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/coconut-oil-may-not-be-right-for-you/#comments Thu, 03 Apr 2014 13:56:05 +0000 http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/?p=13584 By Carla Hernandez, NTP of Wise Roots Nutrition Like most people in the Real Food community, I LOVE my coconut products: coconut flour, coconut milk, coconut water, coconut butter, coconut chips, and obviously coconut oil.   While coconut is no doubt a healthy traditional food, what many do not realize is that it has the... Continue Reading »

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By Carla Hernandez, NTP of Wise Roots Nutrition

Like most people in the Real Food community, I LOVE my coconut products: coconut flour, coconut milk, coconut water, coconut butter, coconut chips, and obviously coconut oil.  

While coconut is no doubt a healthy traditional food, what many do not realize is that it has the potential to negatively affect the skin. This potential occurs whether it is ingested or put on the skin directly.

From what we know of the immune system, it is not adequately developed until the age of two. The foods we are exposed to in childhood, are usually foods that will be less problematic later in life as we have already developed the antibodies for our immune system to recognize these foods as safe.

However, if we over expose ourselves to a particular food, or that food begins to be produced in a way where it impacts digestion or the immune system, this is typically when it can still cause issues, as in the case of dairy and gluten for many.  (...)
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Grain Free Nut Butter Brownies http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/nut-butter-grain-free-brownies/ http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/nut-butter-grain-free-brownies/#comments Wed, 02 Apr 2014 01:09:00 +0000 http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/?p=13688 In my opinion, the brownie is hands down the most important American contribution to the world of pastries. I typically make brownies for my family using sprouted flour (recipe here), but I have gotten into the routine of making them grain free with whatever sprouted nut butter I have on hand of late. These grain... Continue Reading »

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In my opinion, the brownie is hands down the most important American contribution to the world of pastries. I typically make brownies for my family using sprouted flour (recipe here), but I have gotten into the routine of making them grain free with whatever sprouted nut butter I have on hand of late.

These grain free brownies are crazy good and I am in full anticipation of a lot of email love floating into my inbox from those of you who try them!

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Bone Marrow Custard: Nutrient Dense Delight http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/bone-marrow-custard/ http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/bone-marrow-custard/#comments Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:35:18 +0000 http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/?p=13693 A casual scan of the shelves of your local bookstore quickly reveals an overwhelming array of cookbooks. For one interested in truly healthy cooking, the choice can be overwhelming – which to choose, what recipes are best? I don’t recommend many modern cookbooks on this blog for the simple reason that few are authentic from... Continue Reading »

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A casual scan of the shelves of your local bookstore quickly reveals an overwhelming array of cookbooks. For one interested in truly healthy cooking, the choice can be overwhelming – which to choose, what recipes are best?

I don’t recommend many modern cookbooks on this blog for the simple reason that few are authentic from cover to cover from a traditional cooking perspective. Most are only partially accurate with excellent recipes here and there with the remainder promoting faddish, misleading, or incorrect information to the detriment of those earnestly seeking a wholesome, balanced cooking style.

I am pleased to say that in recent weeks, a giant among cookbooks has joined the ranks and it contains recipes and information that I can get behind 100% and wholeheartedly recommend for anyone interested in a time tested cooking approach that is worthy of learning yourself, but also priceless knowledge to pass along to your children and grandchildren.

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