bottles of store kombuchaIn early 2012, I wrote an article about how kombucha can be helpful to rebalancing the microbiota in the gut. It also explored whether drinking kombucha if you have candida is a good idea.

Since then, however, there have been some drastic changes to the kombucha industry that needed to be analyzed,

trans fat in cod liver oil

When I first began implementing the principles of traditional diet in my home nearly 15 years ago, it was not something that was on very many people’s radar. Since that time, interest has exploded across the globe with a growing number of people ecstatically rediscovering the power of ancestral foods and preparation methods to support health and wellness in a fashion unequaled by any other dietary approach.

thanksgiving recipesCan you believe it?  Thanksgiving is right around the corner! If you need some ideas for healthy Thanksgiving recipes to make and share, below are fifteen to consider for incorporation into your Holiday meal.

Thanksgiving is a very special holiday for this blog, as it marks the anniversary of filming and posting videos of how to incorporate Traditional Cooking techniques in your home.

when exercising less is betterWe praise those who have enough motivation and willpower to stick to their scheduled spin classes, long runs and cardio sessions every week, but does having this much discipline result in desired weight loss? While exercise in general can bring incredible benefits to us, including improved cardiovascular health and building muscle that can increase metabolic rate,

eternal vigilance is the price of liberty

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.  ~ unknown

It was the kind of email that could wreck your day in a hurry …

On November 4, 2015, I received an email from the National Vaccine Information Center Advocacy Portal. I am signed up as a vaccine choice advocate for the state of Florida,

By Jonathan Bechtel, founder of Health Kismet

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to have a friend direct me to the saucy scandal surrounding Green Pasture’s fermented cod liver oil. Curious to see how a bottle of liquid fish organs could set the internet awash in a frothy chatter,

hydrogen peroxide bathMy maternal Grandmother was an amazing traditional cook. For decades, she delighted friends and family with inventive culinary creations. Her incredible raspberry pie made every summer with seasonal local berries was a perpetual fave of mine along with a main course she called City Chicken that so perfectly blended seasoned muscle and nutrient dense organ meats together that even a picky toddler would gobble it up.