When I was a kid, my dentist gave me a lollipop after each appointment as a reward for being a good patient (i.e., not crying or screaming or biting his fingers off). But at the time, I didn’t understand why someone who discouraged the indulgence of sweets presented me with the very thing I was […]
Dubbed the “Fightinist” Leader in Nutritional Science, Dr. Royal Lee led the whole-food nutrition battle against organized medicine, the FDA, and the food manufacturing industry from the 1930s through the early 1960s. He spent a great deal of time in court, standing for the scientific facts that proved whole-food nutrition supported health. Big Medicine and […]
This classic combination of chocolate, whipped cream, and cherries originated in Germany. Historians believe it dates as far back as the 16th century, from a region known for its sour cherries and kirsch (cherry brandy). Most recipes I come across these days call for store-bought cherry pie filling and maraschino cherries, both loaded with preservatives, […]
Going on 14 years now, the Wise Traditions conference is growing larger every year. Join them in Atlanta, Georgia, from November 7–11 for the 14th Annual Conference of the Weston A. Price Foundation. If you want to learn more about traditional foods and why they’re so good for you and your family, this is the […]
Can you eat your way to a healthier heart? Dr. Benjamin Sandler would answer with a resounding yes. His book, How to Prevent Heart Attacks, was published in 1958 by the Lee Foundation for Nutritional Research, yet his theories and advice are supported by recent research regarding diet and heart disease.
I love asparagus in all shapes and forms. I would even venture to say it’s my favorite vegetable—or at least one of them. My husband was never a fan, until the day I made these addictive specimens. He even requested them for his birthday this year! A member of the lily family, asparagus is related […]
You may have heard the question posed on 60 Minutes: “Is sugar toxic?” According to the segment’s host, Sanjay Gupta, “the average American consumes 130 pounds of sugar a year.” But, you say, “I don’t eat sweets.” Are you sure about that? Sugar lurks in many foods—whole-grain bread, fat-free yogurt, organic spaghetti sauce…the list goes […]
With the 4th of July upon us, our thoughts stray to celebrations both patriotic and epicurean. And I can think of no other food that epitomizes this holiday quite so much as barbeque does. Sadly, most commercial barbeque sauces are laden with excessive artificial (and harmful) sweeteners and preservatives. Luckily, this homemade stuff takes just […]
When most people think of herbs, they think of flavorings and seasonings like sage, rosemary or…basil—that tastiest of tasty used in fresh tomato-based dishes. Sounds delicious, right? However, there is another side to herbs, long used for centuries around the world in healing generations of families for infections, tissue repair, wound care, and so much […]
Do you feel grumpy, irritable, or antisocial? The pharmaceutical industry promises to squelch these manifestations of mood with pills, and antidepressants do work for some people—but at what cost?
Food is always in the news because our fight to protect our right to good food is alive and well. And that fight is on 24/7 because of government overreach and overregulation. Imagine people who are willing to work hard on the land and in the barn every day to bring superior nutrition to your […]
I rarely eat corn, waiting only until the short peak-season to indulge. Imagine my excitement when I chanced upon some fresh, organic corn on the cob last week. The next day, I whipped up this tasty side dish with the leftovers. It’s hearty, without feeling terribly heavy, and loaded with fiber. The garnet yam provides […]
About ten years ago, I switched from nonorganic cow’s milk to soy milk because I couldn’t handle the thought of those poor cows squished together in overcrowded factory farms, and I couldn’t afford the happy, organic milk with the cow dancing on the label.
“I’m lactose intolerant, but I have no problem drinking goat milk,” my friend Lauren lamented recently. Lactose intolerance is yet another demon that haunts us these days, so you’re probably hearing your friends and family dealing with it. Let’s look a little closer: Lactose is a simple milk sugar. The lactose in goat milk is […]
The condition of our gut determines every aspect of our mental and physical well-being. When our intestinal flora is out of whack, a multitude of health problems are quite sure to follow, from the obvious symptoms of sluggish and inefficient digestion to the potential for more serious problems, including auto-immune disorders, such as celiac sprue, and […]
While we understand many health practitioners have their ways of testing and checking their patients’ health needs, sometimes it’s a good idea to do a refresher course on how to check for certain conditions. Maybe your adrenal stress testing needs a little boost, or your food allergy assessments are not quite getting the results you […]
The healthiest and best-tasting bread is the bread you bake yourself—if you use freshly ground wheat, that is. A 1958 article in Let’s Live Magazine by Dr. Lee offers this advice: “The only wholesome bread is that made from wheat that has been ground into flour by a stone type mill within a few hours of its conversion […]
Gluten sensitivity is another demon in what seems an endless march of demons entering our lives each day that we eat farther from the Garden of Traditional Foods. Although many of us have become gluten sensitive, that is not the whole story. Gluten is formed from a combination of naturally occurring proteins in wheat and […]
What a great gift for the Western Slope of Colorado. Lynne Mayer, CNC, and Dr. Carol Adams, DC, will be giving a seminar on a topic we get asked about all the time at Selene River Press related to nutritional needs for babies and children. It is shocking the lack of knowledge of the benefits […]