“Health Food Restaurants” Need to Check their Facts!

The First Watch Health Food Restaurant chain is all the rage. Its success gives us encouraging evidence that people want to eat healthier. Yay! The problem is that too many Americans don’t actually know what “eating healthier” is. So far, mainstream...

Make Magnesium Oil (“Mag Oil”): Fast, Cheap, Easy!

Did you know that, if you need to supplement magnesium (and who doesn’t?), you can make magnesium oil at home? It’s fast, easy and cheap! After years of mono-cropping (mostly with GMO seed), combined with heavy use of pesticides and herbicides, our soil is...

Even a HAphazard GardEner can GRow Food!

Although I’ve had a tomato plant or two over the years, I’ve never been what anyone would call a “gardener.” In fact, when I buy a plant in the store, my husband lovingly suggests killing it in the car on the way home rather than watching it...

Tabatas 3.0: Burn Fat, Get Fit in 4 Minutes 3x/Week

The mantra “use it or lose it” applies quite specifically to muscles over the age of 30. Yes, 30. Over the age of 50, well, the downhill slide is faster than anyone ever dreamed possible. Dr. Deborah to the rescue. She introduced Tabata workouts to the...

Obesity Cures: Do You Have a Weight Loss Success to Share?

Although the centerpiece of a world of tasteless jokes on the topic of obesity, a visit to Walmart (or pretty much any big box or discount food store) makes it impossible to ignore the fact that America has a big problem: obesity. From infants to adults, obesity leads...

Raw Milk on NPR: a Riposte

Lauren Ayers, until recently co-leader of the Sonoma County chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation, wrote this delicious response to the recent NPR blog post Why Some States Want to Legalize Raw Milk Sales. In this day and age, there is no excuse for inadequate...

Sandford 1925 to 2010

Today is Sandford’s birthday. She would have been 90. She died waaaay too young, if you ask me. She has been on my mind lately, more than usual. I can feel her presence intensely, like she is right here! Her daughter and I were on the phone just now. She told me...

Vaccination Wiki: All the Reasons We Don’t Vaccinate

When you buy products using links in a post, I may make a small commission. It costs you nothing and helps support product research. Thank you! “Those who are unaware are unaware of being unaware”. — Merrill Jenkins, economist and author Debating...

Perfect Pink WAPF Pickled Eggs

When we lived in Costa Rica, my son developed a love for pickled eggs that he forgot about until last week. Since he does all the heavy lifting around ye ole homestead, keeping him fed to his liking is Job One. Plus, with 30 layers in the backyard, another way to eat...

How To Make Kombucha

Kombucha is the real foodie’s answer to soda. It’s Ginger Ale that bites back: tart, fizzy, not sweet (although you can make it so) and, because it’s a fermented* drink, it’s loaded with healthy, life-giving probiotics. Click here to read a...

Can Organics Feed the World? Here’s What the Experts Say:

This is a topic near and dear to any real foodie’s heart, one that has been fiercely debated over the past few years. If you search “can organics feed the world,” you’ll find as many sites pro as con from an equal number of heavy-weights....