Serving My Family Real Food in Imperfect Situations

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Did you know that eating real food isn’t dependent on eating a set menu, based on particular “health” foods that you have to be able to find or afford? (did I just hear a collective sigh of relief?) This winter we’ve talked a lot about real food made simple– what it is (and isn’t), how to take baby steps towards eating better, how to afford it, and even how to buy it in a regular grocery store. I feel like I’m on the ultimate real food […]

Can a Cavity Be Healed With Nutrition?

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I’ve probably had 15-20 cavities filled in my 32 years. Up until a few years ago, I always thought that cavities were just an annoying thing that happened, and there wasn’t a whole lot we could do to avoid getting at least a few. Lower your sugar intake, brush and floss well, and you’ll get less, right? When they do happen, simply get it drilled, and if you’re health conscious you can choose the white fillings over the silvery ones containing mercury. End of story. […]

The Benefits of Taking Your Cod Liver Oil

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I know. Cod liver oil. Yuck. Half of you just made a face as you read the title of this post. Bear with me, okay? In the midst of a month exploring traditional foods, I couldn’t hardly not cover this most important elixir, considered both a food and a supplement. If I could recommend only one supplement to every family, it would be this one. If my family were to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to bring one superfood to consume, in […]

Weston Price and The Detox Cleanse I’m Doing

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Every once in a while, I have a blog post composing itself in my brain, and before I actually get it onto my keyboard, someone beats me to the punch. This time, it was on the topic of Dr. Weston A. Price, the dentist-researcher behind the book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, and the foundation upon which the Weston A. Price Foundation, the book Nourishing Traditions, and the Price-Pottenger Foundation were built. Yup, he wrote the book before I could get to it. Just kidding. Actually, my […]

What is Traditional Food?

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The month of April is Traditional Foods month here at Keeper of the Home. Between myself and the amazing writers who contribute here, we will be delving deeply into a wide variety of traditional foods (raw milk, grains, fermented foods, grass-fed meats, cod liver oil, just to name a few) and we’ll share some of the history, the benefits, and the how’s of preparing these nourishing foods. To kick things off, I thought it may be useful to approach the broader subject of what exactly […]

How to Find Local Sources of Raw Milk

Written by Anne Elliot, Contributing Writer I first learned about the benefits of raw milk ten years ago. It was obviously God’s leading and guidance because I wasn’t looking for it. I didn’t even know you could buy milk that hadn’t been pasteurized or homogenized. I didn’t know all the benefits that would come when our family switched to raw milk. One day, in the providence of God, I “accidentally” clicked on the Weston A. Price website after a Yahoo search. I remember voraciously reading […]

When Good Nutrition Doesn’t Seem to Help

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Image by floodkoff By Anne Elliot, Contributing Writer I’ve been trying to feed my family with healthy, nutritious food for about thirteen years now. Before that, I ate just about anything, but one day I began reading books that changed the way I thought. I started to care about nutrition because I cared about my family. Over the next few years, God led me to some nutrition “greats,” such as Sally Fallon (Nourishing Traditions), Weston Price (Nutrition and Physical Degeneration), Henry Bieler (Food Is Your […]

The GAPS Diet: What It Is and Why You Might Consider Doing It

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Do you or any of your family members regularly experience common digestive complaints, such as heartburn (reflux), indigestion, bloating, cramping, constipation, or diarrhea? Do any of you suffer from eczema, asthma, dyslexia, or depression? Have your children received labels such as autism, ADD or ADHD? Do you wonder if there is a common link between any of these these things? Two weeks ago, I received a book that I had been wanting to order for a long time. I began reading it during a plane […]