Traditional Beverage: Kombucha

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Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer A couple years ago when someone first told me about WAP (Weston A. Price), I joined an online group.  People there kept talking about kombucha.  It sounded weird!  I had no idea what it was, or why anyone would want to drink it.  They kept talking about it as this special, prized drink that they wanted their children to have, and debating its merits. It wasn’t until almost a year ago (quite awhile after I first heard of it!) […]

For the Love of Sourdough! Starting a Sourdough Adventure

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Written by Stacey Taggart, Contributing Writer My love for sourdough began on our honeymoon when my husband and I explored San Francisco.  I have bought it as often as I could since then, enjoying it every single time. Not too long ago, I learned I could make my own sourdough at home!  At first, I was both fascinated and intimidated.  Thankfully, my curiosity won over and our sourdough adventure began! I still find sourdough to be completely fascinating and I shouldn’t have felt intimidated – […]

Real Food Makeover: The Startup Family, Part 2

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This is Part 2 of the Real Food Makeover for the Startup family, and the very last of all the Real Food Makeovers! Lessening the Grip of Sugary Beverages One of the 3 baby steps that I suggested in Part 1 was to decrease their consumption of sugary snacks and beverages. It’s important to decrease sugar consumption in general for a million different reasons, but in particular processed sugary foods (like snack cakes and donuts, and especially syrupy soda pop) are full of High-Fructose Corn […]

Recipes and Ideas for What to Eat on the GAPS Introduction Diet

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Image by carbavor We’ve just begun our 3rd week on the GAPS diet, and all is well. We are beginning to see some very positive results in our family, including less eczema for the baby and toddler, a decrease in heartburn for my husband, and some behavioral improvements with our toddler as well. We’ve all experienced some toxin die-off, and our cravings for sweet and carbs has been lessening. The hardest part of any helpful but restrictive special diet like GAPS is knowing what you […]

The GAPS Diet: Why Our Family is Doing It

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Yesterday I shared about what the GAPS diet is. If you missed it, I would suggest going back and reading that post first. If you try to eat so well, why does your family need to do the GAPS diet? No one has asked me this yet, but I can well imagine that this is the question in many of your minds,and it is an extremely legitimate question! As I’ve shard before, my journey into nutrition and natural living did not come about just because […]