fast fix for a stinky cat litter boxOur family recently became cat owners when a very sweet, pregnant, half starving stray cat showed up on our doorstep. We live in a semi-rural neighborhood and so pets abandoned by their owners are unfortunately a regular occurrence.

Since getting Rita fixed wasn’t an option until her kittens were born and weaned,

annie's homegrownTo the shock and disappointment of many health conscious consumers across North America, General Mills recently announced an agreement to purchase beloved organic brand Annie’s Homegrown in an eye-popping deal valued a $820 million, or $46/share.

This is just the latest in a long string of acquisitions of small, natural food companies by huge,

homemade strawberry syrup with a glass of milk

When I was a kid, I really enjoyed a big spoonful of Nesquick Strawberry Powder or Carnation Strawberry Instant Breakfast Mix stirred into a glass of whole milk.

Little did I know how nasty that stuff truly is. My Mom didn’t know either as nutrition information wasn’t required on the label back in the day.

GAPS or Autoimmune PaleoI’ve been receiving numerous emails and queries within my community recently about the GAPS Diet versus Autoimmune Paleo (AIP) for reversing autoimmune disease.

It is exciting that more and more people are choosing to take responsibility for their health by seeking a dietary approach to heal and seal the gut in order to put autoimmune issues of all kinds into remission!

ceylon and cassia cinnamon benefitsThrow everything you *think* you already know about cinnamon out the window. I’ll admit, until recently, I thought I knew the lowdown about cinnamon benefits too.

You know what I mean … the blah blah blah that Ceylon cinnamon is the only true cinnamon and the Cassia (Chinese) cinnamon sold in stores is merely a cheap impostor and even dangerous to consume.

a1 vs a2 milkFour years ago, I wrote an article and filmed a video about the differences between A1 and A2 milk.  The A1 versus A2 factor refers to the different type of casein in raw milk from various breeds of cows.

Note that sheep milk, goat milk,

bubbling sourdough starterWhen I first got into Traditional Food in 2001, I pretty much had to make anything and everything myself. The reason is because there were few companies (and none in my local area) that made the type of food I was seeking. Worse, few people understood what I was even talking about! This was true even with the perennial favorite sourdough bread.