Making the transition to a gluten-free diet took me years, but now that I’ve done it, I couldn’t be happier. Here’s how it worked for me.... Read More
While traveling overseas, I’ve noticed something peculiar. Our youngest daughter’s eczema, a constant source of irritation while in North America, simply disappears elsewhere in the world. It’s curious to me, because our diet is not nearly as careful while traveling... Read More
Over the years, we've had our fair share of special diets. Each of our children has dealt with strong food sensitivities and restrictions at one point or another. Sometimes we make changes to our diet as a family, requiring everyone... Read More
Several years ago, I started to question some of the ingredients in commercial toothpastes as well as the approach of modern dentistry in general. I view some modern dentistry practices as appropriate and beneficial. Consider, though, that the foundation of today’s... Read More
Written by Diana, Contributing Writer I remember being pregnant with my first child. I was more concerned with the colors of his nursery rather than truly understanding the responsibility of growing a human being. I didn't have anyone to stop... Read More
Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer One major area that women attempt to be frugal is in the kitchen. I know I do; it's probably "my" main area! (In others my husband and I work together.) But when you have... Read More
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,... Read More
[caption id="attachment_9084" align="alignnone" width="500"] Bone broth, meat and squash. The foods we seem to live on in the early stages of GAPS![/caption] Just today I was over at a friend's house and as I said "no thank you" to the... Read More
Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer These days, it’s hard to pinpoint what health really is. Our country’s health is going down the tubes – there are constantly reports on how more and more people are suffering from obesity, diabetes,... Read More
At long last, I'm back to completing this Real Food Makeover series! Thank you for your patience with me as I took a couple of weeks off from doing any heavy writing, while I launched my new book (Real Food... Read More
Since beginning the GAPS diet back in March, our family has been dairy-free. Although we are currently not on the GAPS diet anymore, through doing the diet we discovered that at least two members of our family react poorly to... Read More
Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer "She does him good... all the days of her life." Continued from yesterday's post... But What if My Husband Objects? This is not unusual and can be frustrating. I have found that submission, prayer... Read More
Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer "She does him good... all the days of her life." An Important Education for Women Many studies have found that married men live longer than bachelors. Diet is a significant factor. One study showed... Read More
I am just loving these makeovers! They are long and take more work than my usual posts, but to me, there is nothing like really digging in and getting practical for particular families. Are you enjoying these posts, too? I... Read More
Introducing the first of four families to receive a Real Food Makeover! Each week, I will be highlighting a different family and offering suggestions and resources to help them along the road to eating more real, whole, healthy foods. Meet... Read More
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... Read More
Sure, we all know that it's important to get the "biggies" (macrominerals) into our diet: calcium, magnesium, potassium, etc. Did you know, though, that there are over 30 other minerals which our bodies need in minute, trace amounts, but without... Read More
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