monk fruitDo you like cucumbers? If so, its cousin monk fruit, also known as luo han guo, may interest you. You may have even eaten monk fruit extract without knowing it!

Monk fruit is a small, subtropical melon that grows on a herbaceous perennial vine of the cucurbit family. It is native to southern China and northern Thailand,

sheep milk benefitsWhen people ask me what type of dairy milk I prefer, they are usually surprised when my answer is sheep milk! I particularly adore sheep milk cheese and when it is seasonally available locally, I stock up.

In my travels across parts of Europe last summer, I was pleasantly surprised to see that sheep milk is readily available in some places that I visited.

what the healthThe documentary What the Health is generating a lot of buzz these days. Its claim? Animal sourced food is slowly killing us and most of our major diseases can be prevented by adopting a plants-only diet.

The evidence? Nonexistent when you do the fact checking. (Complete list of scientific references at article’s end.)

peanut butter banana smoothieFor those of you who love peanut butter and banana toast, have I got a smoothie idea for you!

This recipe for a peanut butter banana smoothie is so delicious and filling, you might not even be hungry for lunch. 

milk powderMilk, it does a body good. Or does it? Or did we do something bad to it?

Dairy in the modern world has came a long way from just the cow. Pasteurization, homogenization, and dozens of 5+ syllable words are needed to even begin to capture the industrial processing that dairy now undergoes today.

meat stockProperly prepared homemade broth is a foundational food for autoimmune healing diets such as GAPS, AIP, or the Specific Carbohydrate diet.

The GAPS protocol, for example, recommends a small cup of broth with every meal. This traditional food is the only cooked food that acts as a raw food when consumed.

organ meats sourcesI’ve always giggled when people used the word “offal” (literally pronounced “awFUL”) as a synonym for organ meats.

Indeed, “offal” can be awful, particularly in the eyes of some people who get squeamish at the thought!

However, these nutrient dense traditional foods are easier to painlessly add to your diet than you might think.

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