Tuesday, May 4, 2010
We have always strived to eat well in our house, but eating well, and eating healthy are not always the same thing. Over the past few months, I have been slowly but surely shifting the way I cook. With my work days being few and far between as of late, I have been spending a lot of time on the internet, reading, learning, and absorbing some thoroughly amazing information. A lot of it has been quite eye opening. So much, in fact, that I think my cooking methods, and the way we look at food itself, may now be forever changed. My husband, who is always searching, researching and learning about ways to keep us healthy, has opened my eyes to a whole new way of looking at the ways in which we nourish our bodies, and the differences it can make on our health and well being.
The three main influences, which have segued off into all kinds of different directions, have been these:
1: Nourishing Traditions, a book by Sally Fallon. As my husband and I read more on eating nourishing, traditional foods, and the benefits to your body and your health, this book was referenced time and time again. So much so, that we finally purchased the book ourselves. It is definitely worth a read.
2: The website for the Weston A. Price Foundation. http://www.westonaprice.org/ This site abounds with information on educating people about healthy traditional diets and the dangers of modern devitalized foods.
3: This website, http://www.180degreehealth.com/home.html which was referenced a few times in my online readings. If you are at all curious, read through the health problems link. I had a huge “AH HA” moment here. The information presented can simply not be ignored.
Because of all the reading I have been doing, and the changes I have been making, I feel it necessary to put this blog on the back burner for now, as I am very much wanting to focus my time and energy on this new journey into nourishing cooking. , I know, a lot of people will (and do!) think we are weird, but, I am okay with weird, normal never really worked for me anyway.....
I fully intend to start a new blog, documenting my adventures and education in the ways of preparing nourishing nutritional foods for my family (ones that they will actually eat!!). As soon as I have the new blog up and running, I will post the new address to it here, so any that want to follow this process can. I am very excited to share this information with you, but it is a lot to digest(literally!). It has taken me three months to fully embrace these new methods. These ideas challenge (and disprove) alot of the dietary truths that we have been taught for so long, this has been a bit of an eye opener for me on a lot of levels. Now I need to document as I go, so I can pass this information along.
I appreciate the support and feedback I have received from this blog, it has been a fun journey, and one that I believe has helped lead me to the path we are undertaking now. The recipes and content of this blog will stay, as is for future reference! Thanks to all my readers and followers, I hope to see you at the new blog!
PS: Until I can get my new blog up and running, I will give you a few more links, that have become favourites, so you don’t get bored!