The Big Getaway Thank You
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Happy Independence Day everyone! I hope all of you have some fun events planned for today like some grassfed grilling on the barbie.
Speaking of freedom, I would like to take this opportunity to express a public and heartfelt THANK YOU to the very talented group of writers who contributed fantastic, original content to this blog so that I could take some much needed time off the past 2 weeks.
I experienced an absolute dream vacation to Alaska along with my very large family (my kids and husband plus siblings, spouses, nieces, nephews, and my Mom and Dad). There were 28 of us total and let me assure you, Alaska heaved a sigh of relief when we left!
My family tends to make a very memorable statement whenever and whereever we show up en masse. Large families tend to be like that, don’t they? They exhibit a force that is unique and all their own.
Being a middle child as well as the middle girl (surrounded by brothers with bookend sisters), I become an instant phlegmatic when I find myself in a situation where my entire family is involved. This confounds my kids and husband because it is completely counter to my personality at home which is just a teeny weeny bit outspoken (yeah right, girlfriend). The thing is, middle kids know how to go with the flow as they very rarely get their own way, am I right? You middle kids out there know exactly what I’m talking about. We learn very early when to speak up and when to shut up.
Still recovering from an all engrossing family vacation, can’t you tell? Give me time people. I’ll be fine, I promise. I’ve done this before.
Back to the fantastic content over the past two weeks. Here’s a recap in case you missed any of these posts.
Katherine Atkinson of Mind Body and Sole and the Davis County Utah Chapter Leader for the Weston A Price Foundation contributed 3 posts:
- The Perfect Trifecta for Intestinal Health, a great jumping off point for folks who need to start getting the gut in order but are overwhelmed by the thought of doing the GAPS Diet.
- Foot Zone Therapy: Drug Free Pain Relief, a thorough overview of this holistic modality along with its early history.
- Foot Zone Therapy Part 2, a continuation of the fascinating history of Foot Zone Therapy.
Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom of Homeopathy Works wrote Treating a UTI With No Antibiotics a post that generated well over 100 lively comments! Clearly this is a common ailment that people are interested in treating without drugs.
Jill Cruz of Body Wise, Food Smart and Rockland County NY Chapter Leader for the Weston A. Price Foundation wrote a thought provoking piece about different diets for different people: Why Dietary Dogma is a FAIL.
Sandrine Hahn of Nourishing Our Children and Nourishing Ourselves, educational initiatives that have evolved out of the San Francisco chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation, contributed two memorable posts:
- Barbecuing May Be Traditional, But is it Healthy?, a great post to contemplate as you set up to grill those grassfed burgers today.
- The Dangers of Chlorinated Pools and How to Protect Yourself. This post has tons of links for more info if this topic is something you really need to bone up on. Swimming in a healthful environment is an important topic for those who use the water as frequent recreational fun or for fitness.
Paula Jager, CSCS and Fitness Editor for this blog wrote ABS-olutely Possible! If you want awesome abs while still maintaining your feminine curves, this post is a must read. You must check it out if not for the shocking picture alone!
Jennifer McManamee, NTP — Traditional Foods Coach and Chicago Chapter Leader for the Weston A. Price Foundation wrote 7 Steps to a Traditional Foods Way of Life which I am sure was a huge help to any newbie Real Food readers out there.
Linda Zurich, author of Detoxification: 70 Ways to Cleanse, Clear and Purify Your Body, Space, and Life wrote the third article in her series on holistic pet care: The Ideal Traditional Diet for Dogs and Cats. I am learning so much with this series. Have you changed how you feed your pet based on this insightful information?
Please help me thank these very talented writers by clicking over to their Facebook pages and liking them and subscribing to their blogs or newsletters if you enjoyed their articles, which I’m sure you did!
Happy Fourth! It’s great to be home!
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist
Sarah Pope has been a Health and Nutrition Educator since 2002. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Weston A. Price Foundation.
Sarah was awarded Activist of the Year at the International Wise Traditions Conference in 2010.
Sarah earned a Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in Economics from Furman University and a Master’s degree in Government (Financial Management) from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mother to three healthy children, blogger, and best-selling author, she writes about the practical application of Traditional Diet and evidence-based wellness within the modern household. Her work has been featured by USA Today, The New York Times, National Review, ABC, NBC, and many others.