I fell into natural food and medicine in 2006 while reading a book on the subject. I had several introductions to the life but for the most part stayed complacent until 2006 when reading Natural Cures They Don’t Want You To Know About. Yes, I jumped on that “fad” but honestly it changed my life. Well it’s actually been a slow process but it’s coming along. The book talked about things that I had heard previously from a Naturopathic Doctor who was treating me in 2001 for something that stumped the Medical Doctors. The light went on and the journey began. Since then I’ve been gobbling up information like a sponge, so I thought I would share some of the places I find good ideas on natural living.
#1 GNOWFGLINS- My most recent find. It stands for God‘s natural, organic, whole foods, grown locally in season, whew is that a mouth full! I’ve been a serial lurker on this website, they have eclasses but I have not ever signed up. I’ve made cheese with my milk lady, I bought their sourdough ebook, and the classes in the “fundamentals” class well, I didn’t think I needed. I pretty much know how to cook a chicken, and sprout beans, soaking grains however… I could figure it out. But, I am on their email list and they have a new eclass Fundamentals II, the one thing that reached out and grabbed my attention was how to cook organ meats. I have been trying to find a good source on this subject for a while. We help butcher chickens so I ask for organ meat, I know it’s healthy for us, but I have no idea how to cook them. So I signed up, they have very easy terms for payment, I chose $10 a month and you can cancel at any time. The older classes which I didn’t think I would need, are amazing! I highly recommend this website gnowfglins.com
#2 Natural News- My favorite website! Mike Adams is a great guy with lots of amazing information. This is my go to website for questions on herbs or natural treatments or remedies. They also expose a lot of garbage going on in the world, like GMO, Pesticides, Cancer etc. You can search virtually any topic and find something about it. They have videos (for free!) and also a store where you can purchase items. There is a search where you can find drug interactions with herbs… ok I could go on and on… but just check out naturalnews.com
#3 Sally Fallon‘s Nourishing Traditions. This book is PACKED with info. I ignore the “millions of years” garbage because I know I was created perfectly by God in heaven, but her info is great in the nutrition department. She talks about whole foods, grains, raw milk products, organ meats, fermentation etc. Basically it’s GNOWFGLINS but in book form. I haven’t gone through and done everything in this book yet but even though it’s a bit pricy, I do recommend having this on your shelf.
I think I’m going to stop here. I have a lot of resources for other things, vitamins, coconut oil, herbs etc, but that’s a bit much for one post.
I did just watch a gnowfglins ecourse video about making your own soaked pasta and I believe that is going to be on my list of things to accomplish this week, maybe some soaked muffins or bread. I’ve soaked grains before when doing sourdough but not just in regular cooking and what an important thing it is for proper digestion and mineral absorption. I really do love learning new things. Cheers to a healthy life!