gluten free oatmealA person who is “celiac” suffers from the serious autoimmune system disorder called Celiac (Coeliac) disease. This condition is an inherited genetic disease characterized by damage to the intestinal mucosa from exposure to gluten.

Gluten is a difficult to digest plant protein contained in some types of grains. All types of wheat contain it including einkorn,

oregano oil, oreganolHerbs differ greatly from most of the plant based foods that modern humans consume. Unlike the hybrids that are in many cases nearly unrecognizable and far less nutritious from their wild ancestors a few centuries ago, herbs are in many ways completely unchanged from their predecessors.

Also, unlike many modern crops, herbs tend to have tremendous resistance to disease and pests due to strong aroma and/or taste.

homemade quark recipeI first tasted quark in the Netherlands (kwark) while on a summer trip with one of my children’s sports teams. I saw it everywhere in both supermarkets and tiny health shops (natuurwinkel) not only in Dutch villages, but also in more urbanized areas of Germany and Belgium.

butter oil and gheeFor those who choose to follow an ancestrally inspired diet, getting sufficient amounts of Vitamin K2 is very important. Without exception, all vibrantly healthy people groups following their various traditional diets across the globe consumed high levels of this elusive nutrient. Yet, nearly everyone today is deficient, most severely so. Following an organic,

carnivore diet reviewThe world of food and nutrition has no lack of charismatic and entertaining personalities. At times, I’ve wondered if this is a relatively new thing born out of the Industrial Revolution’s global disruption to food production. At least for the last couple hundred years, extreme diets coupled with extreme personalities have typically gone together.

acorn nuts, acorn flourForeign superfoods like acai, goji, lucuma and many others seem to get most of the press in the United States. However, those of us who are locally minded need to remember the nourishing foods that cost next to nothing and are literally right at our feet! Acorns are one such food that is finally starting to get its day in the sun as people become more interested in learning traditional foraging skills.

mosquito sprayingMosquito spraying is one of the primary tools local governments use to quickly reduce the number of mosquitoes in a community. Typically, fogging efforts target the species responsible for infecting people with viruses like Zika, West Nile, dengue, or chikungunya.

Some communities implement fogging programs to reduce mosquito populations strictly to support local tourism.

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