By Guest Blogger Paula Jager, CSCS

While shopping at the local health food store last week I ran into an acquaintance, a very nice young man I had met about 2 years ago and run into a few times a year. I almost didn’t recognize him and wondered if he had been sick. 

benefits of gelatinOne of the main reasons to learn how to make bone broth as a base for homemade soups and sauces is to supply hydrophilic colloids to the diet. This opens up the door to obtaining the numerous benefits of gelatin to health.

The hydrophilic nature of the gelatin in homemade meat broths has the unusual property of attracting digestive juices to itself.

supermodel coconut oilWant to look like supermodel Miranda Kerr –  shiny hair, trim figure, clear skin? Eat lots of coconut oil says the beautiful Australian and mother of one who says that she has been consuming it since she was 14.

“I will not go a day without coconut oil. I personally take four tablespoons per day,

 

homemade steak sauceIn my Basic Dressings and Sauces Video, I demonstrate how to make 8 different condiments and dressings in a snap.  Due to time constraints and trying the keep the video under 10 minutes, I didn’t include a homemade steak sauce.

Store bought steak sauce is something I stopped buying years ago as it seems they are all loaded with MSG.  

vaccinated vs unvaccinated childrenIn December 2010, a comprehensive survey was initiated by the German site impfshaden.info and its counterpart vaccineinjury.info to compare the health of vaccinated versus unvaccinated children. As far as I know, no survey demonstrating the wisdom of not vaccinating has ever been conducted except for a compilation of statistics of the patients of the late Dr.

dried basilI’ve made some really delicious dried basil from my herbal garden window this spring/summer, and I recently snipped my first fresh stem to use in the kitchen this season.

Like many herbs, basil is originally native to India. It is probably best known, though, as a culinary herb used pervasively throughout Italian cuisine.

sourdough breadMost breads labeled as “sourdough” on the market today are anything but.

These fake sourdough breads typically contain yeast and/or a sweetener. This is an easy giveaway clue that the bread is a phony and should be avoided if one seeks a traditionally baked loaf.

SarahThe Healthy Home Economist holds a Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.