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13 August 2016 ~ 5 Comments



It’s been 7 years since I began to study the dangers of vaccines. Their effect on our most vulnerable is both sad and maddening. Thank goodness there are now reliable sources for all to find the truth. A special thank you to Dr. Andy Wakefield, Polly Tommey, Del Bigtree and the team at VAXXED, whose […]

22 June 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Who is this Weston Price People Are Talking About?

Very simply he was a modern day hero whose work is only now getting the exposure it (and the world) deserves. Dr. Weston A Price was a dentist who practiced in Cleveland, Ohio beginning in the 1920’s.  He was well known and respected in his day and was widely published in journals reviewed by his […]

26 April 2016 ~ 0 Comments


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Because we can heal.  Because medications squelch symptoms which are warning signs that something isn’t working right.  Because we don’t have to live with IBS, colitis and Crohns, ulcers and digestive problems, joint pain and skin problems, depression and anxiety, constipation and diarrhea.  We can heal and seal our guts, rebalance our microbiome, and live […]

18 January 2016 ~ 2 Comments

Kvass – Super Easy Wellness Tonic

Beet kvass is an amazing liquid for digestion (and so much more). And beet kvass can literally be made in less than 10 minutes, minus the time it sits on your counter fermenting. From Nourishing Traditions we learn: “One 4-ounce glass, morning and night, is an excellent blood tonic, promotes regularity, aids digestion, alkalizes the […]

15 December 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Protecting Ourselves from Radiation

Most of this article comes from my notes of a session on the dangers of Electromagnetic Frequencies presented by Mary Cordaro at the recent Weston A Price Foundation conference. Mary’s website is packed with science and helpful hints on how to protect us from the harmful wavelengths in the world today, as well as other […]

07 September 2015 ~ 0 Comments

How Vaccines Make Humans GMOs

This is a copy of my letter to the Weston A Price Foundation which was published in their Fall 2015 Wise Traditions Journal.  A main focus of the Foundation is the promotion of therapies that do not cause harm.  The fall issue of 2015 was devoted solely to information regarding vaccinations because “vaccination as practiced […]

13 August 2015 ~ 1 Comment

A Must Read – The Iodine Crisis

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We need to be AWARE – we have a severe nutrient deficiency in the U.S. (and many other places on the planet). The book, The Iodine Crisis, by investigative reporter and whistleblower, Lynne Farrow, should be read by everyone who is concerned about their health. I was moved so greatly by the content; I knew […]

30 July 2015 ~ 0 Comments

How’s Your Thyroid?

Dr. Dan Gleason and I recently shared a presentation at Nourishing the Lakeshore, our local chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation. This post is based on our presentation.   What is the thyroid? A butterfly shaped gland at the front of the base of the neck that produces about a teaspoon of hormone per […]

29 March 2015 ~ Comments Off on Best Liver Pate Ever

Best Liver Pate Ever

I never thought I could consume liver in anything but dessicated form, encapsulated. Then I became a regular at the Weston A Price Foundation conferences and at least ate liver during the meals where the gourmet chefs were preparing it for all the attendees. After 8 years of reading over and over again about the […]

16 February 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Easy Crockpot Chicken for Detoxing

As the New Year progresses, more and more people are jumping on the opportunity to detoxify their bodies. Here’s a simple recipe that helps support the liver’s detoxification pathways. 1 head cauliflower, clean and in 1” pieces 1/2 tsp. organic seasoned salt. 1-2 onions coarsely chopped (organic if possible) 1 whole grass-fed chicken 1-2 T […]

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