stock that gelsDo you have frequent trouble where your homemade broth doesn’t gel after being chilled in the refrigerator? This is a problem to solve quickly, as correct preparation is one of the foundational techniques of Traditional Cooking.

So critical is properly made, gelled homemade stock to the ongoing maintenance of health that Dr.


When Jodi Ferris unknowingly unleashed the wrath of Social Services at Penn State Hershey Medical Center by questioning the necessity of the Hepatitis B vaccine for her newborn daughter, little did she know just how big a can of worms she was opening.

A study reported in the journal Apoptosis just weeks ago indicates that this controversial vaccine normally injected into newborns within hours of birth induces liver damage primarily due to the presence of the toxic vaccine adjuvant aluminum hydroxide.

I am having a great deal of trouble typing this post.  I am so upset and outraged over what was done to Jodi Ferris and her baby at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Pennsylvania shortly after she gave birth that I am having difficulty staying composed enough to write a coherent story.

Does the snack aisle at your local healthfood store sometimes paralyze you?   Do you look at the ingredients labels trying to decide exactly which cookies are the best ones to buy and yet feel overwhelmed by the numerous choices available all beckoning with the labels “all natural” or “organic”?

If so, you are not alone.  

homemade mustardMustard is an ancient spice used traditionally all over the world for both culinary and medicinal purposes. No surprises then that homemade mustard is a traditional condiment as well!

In Ancient Egypt, mustard was used as respiratory therapy and later, in the Middle Ages, asthma was treated with this pungent, sulphur containing seed.

I was honored to speak recently at PaleoFX12 which took place March 14-17, 2012 in Austin, Texas.

As the representative for the Weston A. Price Foundation, I discussed the research and teachings of Dr. Weston A. Price on the panel titled “Ancestral Wellness for Babies, Tots, and Children”.


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

spanish bean soup served at museum cafeCafe food in most museums I’ve visited over the years consists primarily of packaged food like chips and crackers, soda, and MSG laden, microwaved entrees if hot food is served at all.

The one notable exception is the Louvre which does offer an amazing array of Parisian made foods along with my all time favorite,

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