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.

dairy free fermentationIn my latest eBook Real Food Fermentation Favorites, I discuss the history and enormous benefits of consuming fermented foods and beverages on a regular basis. Many recipes are provided with guidance on which ones are best for particular health challenges.

You may have noticed that many traditional fermentation recipes recommend raw whey as the probiotic starter culture.

homesteadingIf the numerous natural disasters in recent weeks have taught us anything, it’s that the more citizens are self sufficient, the better they fare when Mother Nature runs amok. When this self sufficiency is pursued as a lifestyle, it is known as homesteading.

Have you noticed that in the aftermath of unexpected and devastating disruptions to modern life,

twistee treatIf only a single adjective could be used to describe how the industrialized food industry operates, it would be the word “deceptive”.

At every turn, consumers are tricked, duped and conned about the ingredients in their food.

The go-to modus operandi is to hide undesirable ingredients on the label using healthy sounding words.

cinnamon weight lossIn herbal medicine, the benefits of cinnamon to health are numerous and impressive. I’ve written before about how I use a teaspoon of freshly grated varieties in my morning smoothie.

The season determines whether I use Saigon (a type of Cassia) or Ceylon cinnamon. Cassia, for example, is one of the best herbs for seasonal allergies,

coconut aminosIn recent years, health conscious people from around the world have embraced all things coconut. Beyond plain coconut oil, products like coconut sugar, coconut flour, coconut cream, coconut milk, and coconut flakes are widely available. Most recently, a product called coconut aminos is now gaining popularity.

leg crampsLeg cramps are an extremely painful condition experienced by a wide variety of people. Athletes, pregnant women and the elderly all frequently suffer from it at least on an occasional basis.

Sometimes, leg spasms occur on a nightly basis reducing the quality of sleep. When a “charley horse” happens during slumber, a person is jolted awake by a sudden and very strong muscle spasm in the calf,

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