intestinal healthFor a number of reasons, the majority of people don’t seem to have very good intestinal health anymore.

Most of the food we eat is not only lacking in nutrients, it’s filled with additives, preservatives, and other chemicals.

From the air we breathe and the water we drink, to the thousands of chemicals we come into contact with each day –

By Jennifer McManamee, NTP – Traditional Foods Coach and Chicago Chapter Leader for the Weston A. Price Foundation

Do you want to eat more nourishing foods? Have you heard about the value of traditional foods and their preparation? Maybe you’ve heard Sally Fallon Morell speak or you’ve read Nourishing Traditions.

barbecueHamburgers and grilling are perhaps two of America’s more enduring traditions and the barbecue season is now in full swing. A common question asked by S. Paine on Facebook went as follows:

“I am all for eating beef but I read that barbecue method of cooking is bad. Supposedly, it forms carcinogenic compounds called heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and also components called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).

best diet for petsAs we consider what sort of diet to feed our furry domesticated animal companions, it’s vital that we understand their innate anatomical and physiological characteristics.

It’s these qualities that determine, to a very great extent, the kind of food their bodies were naturally designed to eat, many, many eons ago, by Mother Nature.

gluten free carrot cakeMy friend Chris Giordano, who devised this creative recipe, is well known around town for her delectable carrot cake. It is her baking specialty.

Then, she was diagnosed with Celiac and could no longer consume gluten. So, she got creative and devised this gluten free carrot cake that her family swears tastes exactly the same as her original carrot cake made with wheat flour.

ABS-olutely Possible!

by Sarah FitnessComments: 60

If you want a set of killer abs for the summer you better have a PhD because it will take persistence, hard work and determination.

No doubt about it, this woman (?) to the right is most certainly sporting a six pack and has obviously worked hard to get it.


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

Foot Zone Therapy for Health

by Katherine Atkinson Natural RemediesComments: 19

foot zoningThis post is a continuation of the article Foot Zoning for Drug Free Pain Relief.

At about the same time that Dr. Joseph Shelby and Dr. Eunice Ingam were discovering the reflex points on the feet, hands, and face, there was a young man in Norway by the name of Charles Ersdal who suffered from paralysis on the left side of his body.

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