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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Raw Milk Symposium-Watch For Free!!

A Campaign for Real Milk


Symposium Free for the Public and Government Officials through Live Streaming

The annual raw milk symposium presented by the Weston A. Price Foundation will be available to the public and to government officials through live streaming (and archived).

The session will feature raw milk experts and activists, including Mark McAfee, owner of the largest raw milk dairy in California and chairman of the Raw Milk Institute, Pete Kennedy, president of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, and Sally Fallon Morell, founder of A Campaign for Real Milk.

The session will be held Monday November 10, 2014 from 9:15 to 4:00 PM, Eastern Time.

To access the session on November 10 or anytime after, go to:


9:15 - 10:30 - Raw Milk Legal Updates for Canada and the U.S., Karen Selick, LL.B and Pete Kennedy, Esq.

10:45 - 12:00 - Producing Safe Raw Cheese, Sally Fallon Morell
Cheese is a processed product, and whether raw or pasteurized, it needs to be produced under strict sanitary conditions. Sally Fallon Morell will share her experience as a cheese maker on sanitation, plant maintenance and record keeping, and will provide tips on how to pass your FDA inspection.

1:15 - 2:30 - RAWMI Progress and Lessons from the Listed, Mark McAfee
RAWMI food safety success; creating a bright and safe future for raw milk.

2:45 - 4:00 - A New California Raw Milk Dairy, Cynthia Daley, PhD
This session will focus on the steps required to pass through the grade A permit and licensing process, including all state and county agencies that are involved and their associated costs. We will also cover the details of the on-farm Risk Analysis & Management plan to meet & exceed the needs of state standards as we work toward safe production methods for raw milk.

The Raw Milk Symposium is being held immediately following FOCUS ON FOOD, the Fifteenth International Conference of the Weston A. Price Foundation, which is Friday, November 7 – Sunday, November 9 in Indianapolis. Click here for conference details, to register or call (540) 722-7104.
The Campaign for Real Milk is a project of the nutrition education nonprofit, The Weston A. Price Foundation. Based in Washington, DC, WAPF is the leading advocacy group promoting broader consumer access to safety-tested raw milk. Contact or visit and

Interested in this year's WAPF conference?  See below:

Fifteenth International Conference of the Weston A. Price Foundation
Friday, November 7 - Sunday, November 9

Register by October 24th and get a big bonus!
The Wise Traditions Conference Library includes recordings from all of our conferences for the past seven years. If you register by October 24, you can view all these talks for free for four days between November 19-22, 2014.

Click here for conference details
or call (540) 722-7104

Thursday, October 16, 2014 & Dr. Brownstein

All these and more questions are answered here with LOTS of links and resources to browse.  
Mary Shomon- from

Mary Shomon, patient advocate and author has put this website,, together to help you.  

This site is all about getting YOU the information and empowerment you need to be proactive in your thyroid treatment and care.

Meet up with Mary on her Facebook page.

Dr. David Brownstein

Another great source for your thyroid is the book by Dr. David Brownstein, Overcoming Thyroid Disorders Third Edition .  

Dr. Brownstein wrote the book on Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can't Live Without It - see that post here if you missed it.

Also, don't miss out on some informative blog posts from Dr. David Brownstein too, visit his blog here!

Some of his recent blog posts include:
Check it out! 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Have You Met Joette Calabrese? If Not- Read on!

Picture of Joette Calabrese-From www.Homeopathy
Meet Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(NA)

Let me introduce you to this amazing woman!

She is a certified classical homeopath who teaches and consults all over the world.  She began her homeopathy studies in 1986 and has since then been awarded many accreditations.  Some of the world renown homeopaths she has studied with include Dr. Prasanta Banerji and Dr. Pratip Banerji.  She is an honorary board member of the Weston A. Price Foundation and was also awarded the Activist Award by the WAPF in 2013.

She contributes many articles to the WAPF journals and online archives.  One of which was my absolute favorite article (from the Winter 2013 journal) ....
My Dad and the Dead Cardiologists.  Please take the time to read it, a whole new world may open up to you! If you are unable to read the article with the link above, you may click here to read it in PDF form, or even chose to print it.

Or maybe you prefer to read about Poison Ivy and Poison Oak?

Whatever your area of interest, I'm sure you'll find it here at her website 

Call her office Monday- Friday EST from 8:30-4:30 at (716) 941 -1045 to schedule your FREE 15 minute consultation with Joette.  Find out if homeopathy is right for you and your situation.

Still want more?  Purchase one of her many courses to help educate yourself on the proper remedies and uses according to each proposed case.  Looking for a more intense syllabus, check out her Good Gut, Bad Gut Syllabus!

Don't just stop there!  Be sure to sign up for her FREE informational posts and tips that she shares.  You'll be glad you did!  :)

As a side note, I can testify to the healing power of homeopathic remedies in my own family.  Years ago, when my daughter had an ongoing sty (of months and months) that would continually come and go; I took her to a local homeopathic doctor.  After treating her with the prescribed remedies, her sty disappeared and NEVER returned!  Since then, we have used many homeopathic treatments and always been pleased with the results.  What have you got to lose when homeopathic treatment is safe and even compatible for concurrent use with prescription medicines.  

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Meet Donna Schwenk and Try Her Kefir Breakfast Pudding!

Donna Schwenk's telling about her kefir breakfast pudding recipe!

Now you have kefir and you don't know what to do with it?  You need to meet Donna Schwenk!  She'll inspire you to try new and exciting recipes with your kefir and ferments!

Donna is the Kansas City Chapter leader for the Weston A. Price Foundation and also the founder of Cultured Food  She has been culturing and fermenting food since 2002 and even offers a membership called, Biotic Pro Members, for those wanting access to her online classes.  Very good for beginners and those wanting to learn more!

Click the image above to watch the short video and see how she puts together a Breakfast Kefir Pudding in just minutes.  If you want more recipes, using your kefir, just click here at and help yourself to MANY, MANY wonderful recipes!  These recipes aren't just for kefir, but lots of cultured/fermented foods!  WONDERFUL!!

If you are short on time and just want to skip ahead to her recipe, here it is:

Picture of Kefir Breakfast Pudding

Ingredients for Breakfast Kefir Pudding
  • 1 cup kefir
  • ½ Tablespoon chia seeds
  • ¼ cup oatmeal, any kind, old fashioned, steel cut, rolled.
  • Any fruit; bananas, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, peaches, etc. Extra for topping.
  • Sweetener maple syrup, honey, stevia
  1. Add kefir to a a ½ quart canning jar.
  2. Add all other ingredients in jar.
  3. Cap jar with a lid and shake vigorously.
  4. Place in refrigerator overnight. In the morning, you can add more fruit or sweetener of your choice.
Now, go run over to Cultured Food and get busy culturing your foods!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

A Free Guide to Healthy Living Book

A Guide to Healthy Living by Dr. Dale Jacobson, D.C,.a Free downloadable book
If you attended the last WAPF Chapter meeting (or read about it), you might remember this name...Dr. Dale Jacobson.  This was the man interviewing and discussing with Organic Pastures owner,Mark McAfee, in the video, Raw Milk the Whole Truth (aka The Raw Milk Controversy.) 

Dr. Jacobson is a pioneer in his own right, promoting the healing benefits of raw milk, kefirs, clabbers, and ferments for the past 20 some years!  

Aside from his knowledge on this, he also has been a chiropractor for 33 years, manages a 20 acre farm, and is an avid yoga participant.  He has written this book, Guide to Healthy Living, that is available to his patients in the Nevada City, CA region, but so graciously made it available online to others, free of charge!

This, Guide to Healthy Living, has over 340 pages of information!  It is broken into 3 parts:  Part 1-Essays on Personal Health, Part 2-The Mom Section, Part 3- Strengthening Exercises to Help Prevent Injury and Promote Healing.

Click here to download this book.

You can visit his website here at and find many points of interest under the sections Dale's Book and Resources.  So even if you aren't local to his area, you can still benefit by the information he has made available.  

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Find Real Food App!

Find Real Food App

Finally a Real Food App!  This is a must have for anyone who searches for real food. 

Check out these categories!
  • Milk
  • Cream
  • Butter and Ghee
  • Aged Cheese
  • Fresh Cheese
  • Yogurt and Kefir
  • Ice Cream
  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Grains and Legumes
  • Fresh Meat
  • Bacon, Ham, and Sausage
  • Seafood
  • Eggs
  • Pemmican and Jerky
  • Nuts and Seeds
  • Fish Oils
  • Lacto-fermented Vegetables
  • Lacto-fermentation Starters
  • Bread
  • Flour and Baking Supplies
  • Coconut
  • Fats and Oils
  • Soups and Stocks
  • Condiments
  • Salt and Spices
  • Beverages
  • Sweeteners
  • Snack Foods
  • Cookies, Bars, and Muffins
  • Crackers

Available for iphones, this is an identical, (but now interactive!) WAPF Shopping Guide, that is at your fingertips!

For years, the WAPF Shopping Guide was in booklet form, and wonderful for trusted information, but has now upgraded to an easy app!  Inexpensive too!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Quick and Easy Egg Muffin Cups

Quick and Easy Egg Muffin Cups
This is a recipe I adapted from one of Maria Emmerich's books.  It is a really versatile recipe, one you can have a lot of fun with.  Not only are they easy to make and a great protein packed meal to keep on hand...they taste good too!  I especially like making extra and having breakfast ready on busy mornings.

Here is the recipe; you can adapt to fit your taste and style.  

You will need these items: 
  • Muffin tin
  • Farm Fresh, Free-Range Eggs (use smaller sized eggs if possible) 
  • Sliced ham or turkey (Applegate & Hormel have nitrate free)
  • Optional Filling Ideas:  cooked ground beef, cooked ground sausage, onions, chives, salsa, peppers, pickled jalapenos, bacon pieces, cheese, sliced sausage or kielbasa, etc!
  • Spices and seasonings
To prepare: 

Spray your muffin tin with oil and line each cup with your sliced meat.  Next will be your filling items you choose...just drop in what you want, since these are muffin sized cups, you only need small amounts to fill each cup.  Next is your eggs.  I find it easier to crack my eggs in a small dish and slide into the cup, but you can crack right into the tin.  Last, I season each cup and bake in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for 10-13 minutes, depending on how cooked you want your yolk.  I find they are easy to slide right out of the pan, but if you have a lot of filling or used large eggs, it is easier to loosen the cup with a spatula and remove.

Start with this...
End with delicious!

    Thursday, March 6, 2014

    Local Chapter Meeting Info- All About Real Milk!

    Southern Oaks Jersey Milk- YUM!
    Thanks again to all of you that came out to our local chapter meeting on the 4th!  I want to share some links and information that you can review. Also, this is for those of you that expressed to me you would like to have attended, but couldn't get there.

    This meeting was all about raw (also known as REAL) milk.  The milk donated and sampled was from Southern Oaks Jersey Farm in Abbeville.  Delicious stuff!
    Their cows are tested A2 if anyone is interested in that information, a related article on this from Dr. Mercola is here. Another casein article from the original source, The Bovine, is here.

    To purchase their milk, you can either visit their farm or a rather convenient option is to join Clemson Area Food Exchange and order your milk weekly with several local pick up locations, including Liberty, Clemson, and Seneca.

    The DVD presentation we watched was, Raw Milk:  The Whole Truth, featuring a conversation between Mark McAfee (founder of Organic Pastures Dairy and The Raw Milk Institute) and Dr. Dale Jacobson of Jacobson Chiropratic.

    We learned that this is truly one of the easiest "traditional" transitions one can make in their diet.  Many important topics were discussed in this video.  There are some shorter videos that have some close information as well, I will link to them below.

    The most relevant and exhaustive site for raw milk issues, involving safety, research, history, pasteurization effects, state laws, etc. are going to be found here at

    Some things I wanted to share that I forgot to point out at the meeting are that milk powders are not healthy!  They are oxidized cholesterol which is something you want to avoid.  Also, heating your milk in a microwave is a big NO, NO as well!  When milk is heated in a microwave it changes the protein structure and that is not for the better.  It really is best to avoid microwave use anyway!

    There is a Safe Handling-Consumers' Guide; Preserving the Quality of Fresh Unprocessed Whole Milk, available for $5 from the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund for those that are just getting started with purchasing raw milk that may come in handy, you can view that here.

    A Raw Milk Education Webinar Series is being offered in April for those wanting to learn more about dairy practices; for the farmer or consumer!

    Destruction of valuable enzymes begins at 118 degrees Fahrenheit, so, if your milk is even "low temperature" pasteurized, it is NOT intact of ALL its enzymes.

    And, last, but not least is the kefir grains!  Cultures for Health is where my kefir grains came from.  Click on the link above for information on how to make kefir, watch a video demonstration of the process, read what the strains of bacteria and yeasts are that make up this kefir grain, and more!  Sign up for their free newsletter and get lots of recipes to use your deliciously probiotic kefir  :) 

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

    Have You Joined the FTCLDF Yet?

    Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund- There's Strength in Numbers Picture

     If you are SERIOUS about protecting your FOOD FREEDOM, then this is the place to start!

    The Farm-to Consumer Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization concerned with protecting your food freedom and the rights of family farms.  By supporting this organization, consumers gain access to raw milk and other nutrient dense foods. 

    As stated on their website:  

    "The FTCLDF protects the rights of the nation's family farms, artisan food producers, consumers and affiliate communities to engage in direct commerce free of harassment by federal, state and local government interference; it protects the rights of farmers and artisanal producers to make their products available and the rights of consumers to access the foods of their choice from the source of their choice.  Read more about our mission.
    FTCLDF is a true grassroots organization and receives no government funding and little or no corporate funding. Our main sources of revenue are membership fees, individual donations and grants for public interest litigation from our sister organization, the Farm-to-Consumer Foundation a 501 (c )(3). Give us a call if you have questions about our funding."

    You don't have to be a farmer to be a member!  You can support this cause as a consumer too!  

    Although, as a farmer, I would definitely consider being a member due to the ever-changing laws that farmers must face, not to mention the cost alone of attorney consultations.  

    As a member you obtain unlimited consultation with attorneys on matters within its mission statement and access to a a toll-free emergency hotline if there are surprise visits or inspections from a government agency.  These are just a FEW of the benefits to give you an idea of the worth that a membership could give.

    Share this information with your local farmers and like-minded consumers!  Let's help support our food freedom, we must be pro-active to continue to have any freedom! 

    Tuesday, January 21, 2014

    Roasted Squash and Potatoes

    Transform Squash into Something Delectable! 

    Picture of uncooked squash and potatoes
    Picture of roasted squash and potatoes

    Here is an easy way to get more veggies and healthy coconut oil and butter into your kids!

    In a casserole dish, add chopped yellow squash, onions, and potato wedges.  

    Spray with a healthy dose of coconut oil spray and plenty of sliced butter cubes.  

    Season with sea salt, pepper, and a dash of Mrs. Dash (no pun intended!)  Amounts are subject to your preference, but don't skimp on the butter!  ;)

    Bake at 375 uncovered for about 40-45 minutes, stirring once or twice while baking.