Video: The Best (and Worst) of The Healthy Home Economist

by Sarah Other, VideosComments: 18

Today is a very exciting day for me because I just received word from Gayle Guyardo, anchor of the NBC Morning Show here in Tampa that a series of Thanksgiving cooking clips that I filmed for the show will start airing tomorrow and continue through Thanksgiving week.   What’s even more exciting is that Gayle’s Morning Show is picked up by many NBC affiliate stations all across the United States and even a few in Canada!

We’re taking the message of Traditional Diets to the masses my friends .. even if I only had 60 seconds per clip in which to do it!

For those of you who have been readers for awhile, can you believe that it has been almost exactly 3 years to the day since I posted my very first vlog on The Healthy Home Economist blog?

In celebration of this amazing journey, I thought I would post the best – and worst – of my vlogs in case you have missed any of these (ahem) sometimes rather embarrassing classics.

To check out any of the 76 vlogs I’ve posted in the past 3 years and link over to the 12 other video lessons from the Wise Traditions Beginner Series I filmed for the Weston A. Price Foundation, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel by clicking here.

Very First Vlog

Making Turkey Stock – This vlog was my very first on November 27, 2009.   Thank you to all the readers who emailed me with support and encouragement after this first very clunky foray into the world of video.   Your encouragement proved vital to me to continue filming more vlogs and hopefully improve my incredibly amateur technique!

Most Successful Vlog

Homemade Mayo – This vlog actually won the Natural News Video Cooking Competition in 2010! How I won is beyond me as this video is so embarrassing (I look like an absolute dork at the beginning) although the info was certainly helpful as it is based on the Nourishing Traditions mayo recipe which I’ve used for years. Because the vlog was based on Sally Fallon Morell’s recipe, I donated my $500 winnings to the Weston A. Price Foundation.

Most Embarrassing Vlog

How to Best Swallow Cod Liver Oil – Can you believe that I actually gulped down a big spoonful of fermented cod liver oil right on camera?  Yes, it’s true and if you’ve had trouble getting this stuff down without gagging, you need to watch this vlog for the best way to get it down the hatch that I’ve discovered over the years. Works for kids too!

Most Popular Vlog

How to Make Ghee – This vlog shows you how to make ghee (heated butter oil) the best supplement to maximize the benefits of your daily dose of cod liver oil as discovered by the research of Dr. Weston A. Price.  Raw butter oil is better than homemade ghee from grassfed butter for this purpose, but this supplement is not always available at certain times of the year.

If you want to make ghee but don’t have access to raw butter, learn to make raw butter from raw cream from this vlog.

Least Popular Vlog

All About Duck – I made a vlog about a year ago on how to roast a duck and make duck stock.  While a very helpful vlog that some of you really enjoyed, it didn’t seem to hit a chord with most.

Most Controversial Vlog

Mom vs Fast Food – Without a doubt, this vlog was the most controversial I ever filmed and the only one to go viral via social media.  I filmed it at the insistence of my children who said that the technique I used to keep them from ever wanting fast food needed to get out there to other Moms and Dads who were wondering how to best fight this battle with their own children.  While I caught a lot of flack from some parents about it, many others were very grateful for the ideas presented in this video and some even corroborated that a similar approach had worked in their homes as well.

Most Polished Vlog

Introduction to Traditional Eating – This video lesson overviews the work of Dr. Weston A. Price and the principles of Traditional Diet.  It is my favorite video from the 12-part Wise Traditions Beginner Series that I filmed for the Weston A. Price Foundation.

Vlog of Which I Am Most Proud

Homemade Baby Formula – This very long video lesson (20 minutes) shows in detail how to make the raw milk baby formula and the hypoallergenic meat based formula for those babies who have a dairy intolerance.  This video provides the information many parents need to avoid the health ravages of commercial formula for their babies.  I receive more “thank you’s” from parents regarding this video than any other.

Vlog That Caused the Most Trouble

Traveling With Kombucha – A mom in California followed the advice in this video and sent a bottle of kombucha with her child to school in his lunchbox.  Unfortunately, the lunch police at the school saw things differently and the boy ended up getting hauled into the Principal’s office for allegedly violating the school’s drug and alcohol policy.  If you haven’t heard about this story, click here.  It made the newspapers and TV in Newport California.  Who would have thought a vlog could get you into so much trouble?

A very sincere and heartfelt thank you goes out to all of you who have encouraged my vlog efforts both in person and via email over the past 3 years.  I am no natural in front of the camera and without that encouragement, I no doubt would have stopped making them long ago!

Tomorrow, I will post the first cooking clip that is aired on Tampa’s NBC Morning Show with anchor Gayle Guyardo!


Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist

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Comments (18)

  • thehealthyhomeeconomist via Facebook

    As a matter of fact … I’m finishing one up now :)

    November 15th, 2012 9:46 pm Reply
  • Maggie

    Oh sarah I’m so glad to heard that abouth the clips in tv your are going to do ,my congratulation to you ,and also I’m glad because more people can benefit from your knowledge,by the way HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU AND ALL THE READERS. maggie from Ormond Beach,Fl

    November 15th, 2012 2:12 pm Reply
  • Lyndsey Stark Stang via Facebook

    Hope you’re writing a book soon.

    November 15th, 2012 12:15 pm Reply
  • Una

    Thank YOU! Love your vlogs!

    November 15th, 2012 6:28 am Reply
  • Karen

    I’m SO HAPPY I found you last year – you’ve changed my life! No more processed foods, and I make everything from scratch, save all my bones for broth, and ferment lots (veggies, raw milk kefir, and kombucha), take fermented cod liver oil, swallow frozen bits of grass fed beef liver, and even found a fairly local farm to get my meat CSA for chicken, lamb, and beef. I’m working on having my own chickens next year for fantastic eggs, and one more thing…………… more flu shots for me! Love your videos and recipes, too. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    November 15th, 2012 2:11 am Reply
    • Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist

      WOW!!! That is so awesome. Those stories keep me going on the tough days :)

      November 15th, 2012 8:43 am Reply
  • Leslie Schall

    Congratulations Sarah! This is such wonderful news. I look forward to viewing the ones I’ve missed.

    November 14th, 2012 11:11 pm Reply
  • Diana

    Congratulations, that’s great news. And a big thanks for saying you’ll post the first cooking clip tomorrow – I’m in New Zealand so wouldn’t get to see it otherwise. Fingers crossed you post them all :)

    Also, to me you come across as quite natural on video, but maybe that’s because you’re passionate about your message and know your stuff!

    November 14th, 2012 10:19 pm Reply
  • Rowan

    This is great! Sarah, I’ve just been starting to implement a traditional diet and your videos have been extremely helpful (embarrasing moments and all, hehe!)! Sometimes a visual explanation is the most useful.

    By the way, I have two quick questions that someone here can possibly answer (sorry if this is unwanted, but I really don’t know where else to ask):

    1) Amount of fat! I have learned that saturated fat is not indeed “bad” for you, and in fact is necessary and beneficial. But is there a limit to this? I have been liberally adding in butter to my diet, and maybe it’s a holdover from my fat-fearing days, but sometimes I wonder if there’s not a point where it’s too much. For example, if I’m eating half a stick of butter over the course of a day, in oatmeal, veggies, etc, is that going to be harmful?

    2) For the buttermilk- would it be okay to use the Dairy Maid brand “Cultured Buttermilk” that is available in supermarkets, or do I have to get a special kind made from raw milk?

    Thanks so much!

    November 14th, 2012 10:18 pm Reply
    • Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist

      A half a stick of butter a day is fine in my book :) You will find over time your craving for saturated fat from quality sources diminishes as your body gets replenished over time from the time you were eating lowfat. For example, my husband craved raw cream so badly 11 years ago when he first started eating it that he ate 8-9 quarts per month for quite awhile!! Now, it’s one quart per week at most which is significantly less now that his nutritional stores are no longer in deficiency state.

      The buttermilk at the supermarket is just pasteurized milk that has been cultured with a buttermilk culture. It’s not actually the buttermilk from making butter, so best to find a local farm where you can get the real thing.

      November 14th, 2012 11:22 pm Reply
      • Rowan

        Thank you very much, Sarah! Great info.

        I would definitely say I have been experiencing a craving for saturated fat, but hey- I’m not complaining! :)

        November 15th, 2012 9:02 pm Reply
  • Michelle

    I love the “Mom vs Fast Food” video! I will definitely remember that the first time my future kids ask for drive-through.

    November 14th, 2012 5:35 pm Reply
  • Betty

    This is exciting news! I know there will be viewers for whom this will be the first time they have heard about a “traditional” diet. May it create in them a desire to know and learn more!! I enjoy your blog – you are a great resource that I often point others to. Good Luck!

    November 14th, 2012 1:30 pm Reply
  • Jessica

    Very cool! I hope a lot of people become interested about traditional food and are encouraged to learn more!

    Love your videos and have watched many of them. They are so helpful!

    November 14th, 2012 1:26 pm Reply
  • Noel McNeil

    I love your blog and I am loving these videos. Keep up the good work!

    November 14th, 2012 1:25 pm Reply
  • Tiffany @ The Coconut Mama


    I have always LOVED your videos and blog posts! You do a wonderful job at promoting Traditional Foods to world. Keep up the good work 😉

    ~ Tiffany

    November 14th, 2012 12:52 pm Reply
  • Sarah

    Hi Sarah, I am so excited for you! Did you ever see your life heading in this direction? It is fun to see. Congratulations.

    November 14th, 2012 12:51 pm Reply
    • Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist

      No, didn’t see it coming at all. I barely watch any TV at all which makes it all very ironic. Can’t even remember the last time I sat down to watch a show actually.

      I just wanted to reach people and video seemed to be the best way to do it as people under 40 are increasingly visually oriented with our young people especially so.

      November 14th, 2012 12:56 pm Reply

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