Learn More: Alternative Documentaries

Looking for a good movie? Here’s a bunch of the alternative documentaries that rocked my world over the last few years. (If you have others to share, please do in the comments — we ♥ documentaries. Thank you!) The first choice in sharing a video is to link...

On the Business Front: Cottage Real Food Business For Sale

A friend has a wonderful cottage Real Food business for sale (no actual food involved)! She’s done the hard part of creating an affordable, reliable product that is made at home and that SELLS! I purchased several of her products 3 years ago — I use them...

Shaken Baby Syndrome: Does it Exist?

In 2009, I wrote a vaccination screed at ABroadInCostaRica.com. Last year, it was updated for Nourishing Liberty. It’s an encyclopedia of damning vaccine information, so of course quite long. And there’s more out there. You can find the post here:...

What is “Functional Medicine” and What Can it Do for Me?

Last night, two friends and I had a blab (aka twitter chat) about functional medicine nutrition: what is it and why would you want to take advantage of it. I thought you might like to listen. Please share your thoughts and questions, I’d love to hear your...

“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

“Those who are unaware are unaware of being unaware”. — Merrill Jenkins, economist and author Debating vaccination on social sites takes so much time. Mostly because I have to repeat my reasoning for why we don’t vaccinate every time the topic...