Cod liver oil has a long and storied history and has played a key role in human health and survival for centuries.

This time of year, UVB rays of the sun, which produce vitamin D via the skin, are not reaching most of North America and even where I live in Florida,

bone brothIf you are like most modern households, you probably toss meat bones once the protein portion is used up. If this describes your kitchen routine, you might want to rethink that. Did you know that you can get about a gallon of delicious, nutrient and mineral rich bone broth simply by simmering them in filtered water?

A few months ago, I posted about Lauren and Brandon Sheard, a young and passionate couple from Seattle, Washington who founded Farmstead Meatsmith with the goal lay one more step on the path to a new food culture by reviving the traditional practice of homestead meat provenance.

The loss of consumer contact with a local butcher whom they know and trust is one of the most damaging aspects of the rise of factory farms. 

bag of edamameAre you a woman who eats soy, drinks soy milk, munches edamame or takes soy isoflavones as a supplement thinking it will help you with hot flashes, night sweats and other inconvenient and uncomfortable menopausal or perimenopausal symptoms?

As it turns out, the risks of soy to hormone health are significant.

Michael Schmidt, Canadian farmer and longtime raw milk activist, received a sentence of one year probation and a fine of $9,150 from Ontario Judge Peter Tetley during formal sentencing today.

The sentence follows a September 2011 ruling which convicted Michael on 13 of 19 charges and reversed a lower court’s decision to acquit him and that he did indeed have a legal right to provide cowshare owners with raw milk.

Several of my Real Food Media blogging friends are having a 40% off blow-out sale on their classes/e-books/menu plans through this weekend only.

Here’s where to go to check them out and get a good start on that Holiday shopping for your health conscious friends and family (use coupon code BLACK40):


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

canned soup dangersAttention!  Class is about to begin.

Let’s get started with today’s lesson in healthy living. Operation Take Back Your Health is now underway:

Step 1:  Walk to your kitchen pantry and open the door.

Step 2:   Remove all canned foods especially canned soup. Yes, even the organic ones.

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