Category Archives: Healthy Living

The (Priceless) $40 Gift that Gives Over $120 Back

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist December 16, 2014

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Do you eat butter and embrace healthy fats, ferment foods like sauerkraut or kombucha, avoid soy, take cod liver oil, make your own bone broth, consume grassfed raw dairy, traditionally prepare your grains, nuts and legumes, and/or seek out pastured meats?

If so, it’s likely because of the huge, paradigm busting influence of the Weston A. Price Foundation around the globe over the past 16 years on the public’s perception of what a healthy diet really looks like and how to source the foods of our ancestors locally within our communities.

Important work like this takes money, of course, and the lifeblood of the Weston A. Price Foundation is membership.

A wonderful way to show our gratitude to the Foundation for its research and activism is to become a member, which provides financial support to continue this critical mission.  Membership costs only $40 per year and includes the annual Shopping Guide and quarterly Wise Traditions Journal, a well respected publication that is guaranteed to provide life enhancing health information to you and your family with each and every issue.

This year’s membership drive is especially exciting as the Weston A. Price Foundation is offering over $120 in discounts and coupons to all new members from highly recommended vendors of some of the best traditional food and farming products on the market today

Here’s a rundown of the exciting bonuses that those who gift a tax deductible membership to themselves or a loved one before December 31, 2014 can enjoy all throughout the New Year!

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How Folic Acid is Making Us Sick

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist December 14, 2014

 

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By Cara Comini of Health Home and Happiness

Editor”s Note:  Cara has done extensive research on how nutrition relates to disability, has used the GAPS diet protocols successfully with her own family, and strives to break down healthy habits into easy-to-accomplish changes for the average busy family. She uncovered the overlooked difference between folic acid and natural folate while doing research on the MTHFR gene mutation, and is alarmed that this isn’t more widely discussed especially in prenatal consultations.

Today she shares how 20-40% of our population do not produce enough of the enzyme needed to break down the synthetic folic acid found in supplements and fortified food into the usable form, and how folic acid supplementation and fortification may be contributing to many of our modern diseases. Just about every pregnant woman is told to supplement with synthetic folic acid rather than the natural form folate. This is alarming and is impacting a generation of children being born right now.

I would encourage you to read and consider this information very carefully!

As a mom of a child who has struggled with disability (see our story about GAPS and Autism here), I’ve made it a priority to be proactive when it comes to my children’s health, and I have seen their health blossom because of it. I carefully research nutrition in pregnancy, make it a priority to avoid genetically modified foods and the dirty dozen, insist that my children take cod liver oil, and even start my babies on liver as a first food.

One little nutrient slipped by me until recently, though, and I’m kicking myself now.

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My Awesome Discoveries at the Healthfood Store

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist December 3, 2014

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One activity I really enjoy is browsing the aisles of healthfood or specialty food stores, checking labels and searching for quality products. I especially like to do this when I’m out of town to compare brands that are on the shelves in my community.

It’s almost like a treasure hunt … most items get a thumbs down, but it is always exciting to find that one off, awesome item with a list of carefully considered, quality ingredients that you can feel good serving your family and will save you some time in the kitchen too!

I’ve found several really good products in recent weeks, and I thought I’d share them with you in case they aren’t on your radar yet.

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Today Only! Healthy Home Economist Books Only $2.99

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist December 1, 2014

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Well, it didn’t happen in time for Black Friday, but here we are on Cyber Monday and Amazon came through for me!

My new book Traditional Remedies for Modern Families (185 pages) is now available as a Kindle book, and I’ve marked it down to $2.99 until midnight tonight Pacific time!

Traditional-Remedies-257x300Of course, you know that you don’t need an actual Kindle device to read a Kindle book, right?  You can read it on the device of your choice:  phone (both Apple and Android), tablet, or laptop. Click here to download your free Kindle reading app for whatever device you want.

As a special bonus, I’ve put the eBook version of my first book Get Your Fats Straight on sale for $2.99 too.  I am very pleased to report that Get Your Fats Straight was an Amazon #1 bestseller this past summer and received a thumbs-up book review from the prestigious Wise Traditions Journal.  Get Your Fats Straight is also available as a print book and you can get 30% off by clicking here to get the special coupon code at checkout.

This deal will end at midnight tonight, Pacific time so don’t delay!

Here’s to a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season for all of us :)

 

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Nutritional Balancing: Your Missing Link to Restored Health?

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist November 23, 2014

nutritional balancing basicsBy Pam Killeen, Certified Nutritional Balancing Consultant

Allow me to describe what a typical initial conversation sounds like with one of my clients: “I’ve been sick for years. Running from one health practitioner to another. I’ve been to the top medical doctors, naturopaths, homeopaths, herbalists. You name the health field, I’ve tried it. I’ve experimented with many different diets and an array of various supplements. For the last decade or more, I’ve spent thousands of dollars and countless hours trying to get well. But I seem to be getting sicker. Nobody believes that I’m sick. I can barely get out of bed. Can you help?”

Do these words sound familiar? If so, read on as there’s hope on the horizon.

After many years of struggling with chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, insomnia, multiple chemical sensitivities (or, environmental illness), I’m happy to share with you that there is a way out.

You can get well!

These conditions are not at all a life sentence. The trouble is that it takes a tremendous amount of work and patience if you expect to be able to optimize your health and return to running on all eight cylinders.

I did a lot of things wrong while I was learning my way out of the rabbit hole of chronic illness. One of the first things I did right was to examine the pioneering work of Dr. Weston A. Price and his critical research on the need for consuming adequate amounts of animal fat in the diet.

The second thing I did correctly was decide to train in a new natural health field called Nutritional Balancing.

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