Sunday, January 31, 2010

Rereading an Old Friend

We took a trip this weekend to visit family.  I was able to take the opportunity to begin rereading Sally Fallon's wonderful, life-changing book, Nourishing Traditions.  I am reminded all over again how much impact this book had on my life.  I have not even gotten through the beginning of the book and already I am making notes, remembering ideas and working out a few recipes I had forgotten about.  I plan to reread Dr. Price's Nutrition and Degenerative Disease again when I finish this book.  Apryle is reading Sally Fallon's book Healing our Children.  I am looking forward to reading that when she finishes.

I was also able to go to an amazing Farmer's Market.  There was a representative from Organic Pastures there and it was so early in the morning we were able to have a visit and he gave me some raw milk to put into my coffee.  My brother and sister in law tried some, bought some and hopefully will make a permanent switch.  They read the page on raw milk out of Nourishing Traditions.

This is one of two companies in California that provide raw milk, cream and butter.  The guy selling it was so knowledgable about the entire process.  He talked about the cows being grass-fed and how that keeps their guts at a neutral pH.  This way bacteria, virus and other yuckky stuff does not thrive.  It works the same way in humans.  I was able to buy a small carton of Kefir - although they spell it Quofer and it is made from colostrom.  The texture was weird, but it tasted OK.  I plan to just remember why I want to drink the stuff in the first place :)  It is full of live cultures - different than the other ones in my life.

All in all, it was a wonderful weekend.  I am grateful to God every day for his opportunities.


How to Use This Site

How to use this site

This site is designed to be used like a ladder or a staircase.  Begin with the Introduction.  If this is something you would like to try, move on and read Phase 1.  At the bottom of each page I will add a "Path to Progress"  with a link to the next thing.  Within Phase 1 there are five suggestions and two tips with a little detail.  The Extra Step - Phase 1 goes along with this. 

The idea is for you to go to The Extra Step and spend some time on one of the suggestions in Phase 1.  For each suggestion, I have listed out my opinion and then linked to some resources.  Read some, think some, try some new (or old) things, accept or reject this for you and your family… then move to the next suggestion in a couple of days.

The Bullet Points are for a quick reference.  When you feel you have made all the changes you want for Phase 1, move into Phase 2 and begin again.  It is the same setup - five suggestions and two tips.  Read it, move on to The Extra Step and continue your personal journey to health.  Take your time and absorb and “own” your health.  No one should make changes in their lifestyle unless they are convinced it is a reasonable choice.

I have numbered things to keep them orderly.  If this moves too slowly for you, just acquire a copy of Sally Fallon’s “Nourishing Traditions” or “Healing Our Children”  or you can go to the Weston A. Price Foundation site.  Most, but not all, of the ideas in this blog come from these outstanding resources.

This is simply my way to organize a lifestyle change.  It might not be your way.  It is just how some of us have changed…. And we wanted to share it.  If you wish to join us, just be welcome as a part of our community.  This is a continual work in progress.  We welcome comments, suggestions, ideas, recipes and resources.  I will list a "Path to Progress" on the bottom of each page.  It should take you to the next step.... if all goes well :)

Rambling in the Woods is my personal journey.  It may or may not be of interest to you.  It will be what is currently compelling to me.

The House around the Corner have links to different friends blogs.  Many of them are on the same journey and we don't all have to invent the same thing!  I will put links where it is practical.

No one is making any decisions for you or your family.  We are just trying to break some big ideas down into manageable steps.

When you are ready to start, please read the disclaimer here.
Path to Progress..... Go Here to the Introduction

Best of Health to you