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Several years ago, I wrote an article about why we ditched traditional health insurance for health care sharing. It’s been almost five years now since I called Humana, canceled our family’s longstanding health insurance policy and switched to Samaritan Ministries to cover our family’s medical needs. If you are fed up with how broken health …

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Gum additives are everywhere in our food supply today. Xanthan and guar gum are by far the most common. But there are many others too, such as locust bean gum (carob gum), gellen gum, cellulose gum, and relative newcomer tara gum. The savvy shopper is clued into which gum additives to avoid and which are …

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Pork is one of the most controversial meats on the planet. On one hand you have healthy ancestral cultures from the Middle East which forbid eating meat from pigs, deeming it unclean and unfit for human consumption. On the other hand, Dr. Weston A. Price observed, photographed, and wrote about healthy traditional societies from the …

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Like many people, I got suckered onto the “soy is good for you” train back in the 1990’s. I drank soy milk nearly every day for several years thinking it was a healthy and nutritious alternative to processed dairy. This favorable opinion of soy milk abruptly changed when I became pregnant with my first child …

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Over Spring Break, my tween and a neighbor friend completed the online course Kids Cook Real Food. This amazingly thorough class was created by my friend Katie of Kitchen Stewardship. It recently opened back up for registrations on April 1 and will stay open through Labor Day. These young gals very much enjoyed the experience and …

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If you’ve been eating Subway chicken sandwiches thinking they are a healthier choice than fast food, you might want to rethink that strategy. An investigation by CBC Marketplace has revealed that the chain’s “oven roasted chicken” is actually only 53.6% chicken. The chicken strips tested even worse with only 42.8% actual chicken. What’s most of the …

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Careful anthropological study of ancestral societies reveals a surprising truth. Healthy, chronic disease-free traditional cultures who ate grains did so only after careful processing. The methods employed included sprouting, soaking, and/or sour leavening (sourdough). This thoughtful preparation was employed to remove potent anti-nutrients and break down complex food molecules contained in all grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes. …