Thursday, December 2, 2010

Learning to Eat Well

About six months ago, I took "weight control" a class at a local Wellness Center.  It was a real eye-opener for me.  What I learned, while a serious departure from conventional nutritional wisdom, resonated deep within me.  The class was definitely 6 weeks of  "aha!" moments.

I was introduced to the Weston A. Price Foundation & to Sally Fallon Morell and her cookbook (much more that that) "Nourishing Traditions - The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats".   As I read this book, I felt as if a weight (pun intended) had been lifted.  It all made so much sense.  Why hadn't I put it all together before?

You see, many facets of the NT (Nourishing Traditions) lifestyle were familiar to me.  I was already trying to shop & eat locally and seasonally.  I was buying organic produce, at least most of the time. I always had an inkling the nutrition was the key to health.

Now, a few of months into my conversion to the NT lifestyle, I am still learning, every day.  From pastured eggs to grass-fed meat & butter, it's been an adventure!  (raw dairy is next!)  And, I am loving it!  I posted HERE about my first batch of sauerkraut and HERE about making cream cheese.  I have really enjoyed cooking with real, traditional foods.  And spending time at the Farmer's Market, getting to know my local farmers has been a blast!

I'll be posting more about this my new way of cooking and eating and the resulting benefits I gain. That certainly is "refining life", isn't it??

Here's a link to Real Food Media.  Love their tag  line:  REAL FOOD. SMALL FARMS. GREEN LIVING.  It's a great place to learn more about traditional foods, sustainable agriculture and get a whole bunch of great recipes & health info.


  1. I, like you have been eating at home more, shopping at the greenmarket from small farmers locally...making a ton of fresh vegie skillet concoctions...and really having fun knowing that we are eating healthier! The best small farm I know of is in my backyard! LOL. I have enjoyed it so much. I think it inspired me to do more of these same things...which is good, cause I need to lose at least 40 pounds!!!

  2. It's so hard to really always do the right thing about one's eating habits, especially if you travel often and have to eat on the run! I do love to cook from scratch and as I've been vegetarian for over 30 years, feel I do eat healthy things for the weight part, so hard to lose at this time of life I find. Altho' I never sit still for long and lead a very busy life, I still can't work off that niggly 10-15 lbs., darn it !!!!!!

    Your program sounds great and, like you, we do try to support local farmers in the growing season.

    Chris, best wishes for Christmas, let's try to stay away from all the unhealthy nibbles now to have my yogurt and fruit breakfast!

    Hugs - Mary

  3. Hi Chris, thank you sweetie for the visit.I try to eat right,but it is hard sometimes. You and your family have a Merry Christmas.

  4. Hello Chris,

    Love your post! Honey and I are working hard at being a lot healthier. We do have a few slip-ups but I must say we are doing pretty good. And now that the holidays are over, that makes it a whole lot easier.:o)



  5. Hi Chris, thanks for stopping by my blog! I am happy to see that you've found the "real food/NT" life-style!


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