Fertility Breakfast

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I recently read a wonderful and powerful little statement that made me eagerly shake my head in agreement at the computer screen. “Act pregnant now. Get pregnant later.” Yes! Simple, true and full of wisdom. Ask any motivational speaker, and they … Continue reading

Hypothyroidism and Infertility

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Photo Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thyroid_hormone I learned all about the thyroid on my journey of infertility (slight sarcasm on the journey bit). Fertility/Infertility is such a touchy subject. So many people feel ashamed and embarrassed to talk about it.  If that’s you…just … Continue reading

The Transition to Traditional Cooking

Pregnancy may come easy for some, but I have learned that it does not happen as easy for most. My cousin Kari introduced me to the product line by Body Ecology to encourage me to get my body ready to be pregnant. My husband and I did not get pregnant when we started trying, and I was open for suggestions. We still are not pregnant two years later, but I have made a ton of changes to my kitchen and cooking.

There are so many diet plans and theories out there that can make finding what is definitively correct literally impossible. It is all science, and we all know science is theory not fact. For me, studying traditional cultures and their way of preparing food seemed logical. I trust ancient wisdom more than newly discovered fads.

My resource for diet and health info is the Weston A. Price foundation (http://www.westonaprice.org/) and a book published by the foundations president, Sally Fallon called Nurturing Traditions. The synopsis of the book reads, “A full-spectrum nutritional cookbook with a startling message–animal fats and cholesterol are vital factors in the human diet, necessary for reproduction and normal growth, proper function of the brain and nervous system, protection from disease and optimum energy levels. Includes information on how to prepare grains, health benefits of bone broths and enzyme-rich lacto-fermented foods.” There are other resources, books, pod-casts and blogs that I am digging through to get a balanced perspective.

When I started learning about traditional food preparation, I became over whelmed. The products I shopped for needed to change. The prep and cooking needed to change. The advance prep for future meals was too much to comprehend. So where do I start?

One bit at a time. And thus began the kitchen transition to traditional cooking. In coming posts, I will open up and expose the simplicity and cost savings of time-tested, wise methods of food preparation from generations past. Failures and frustration will also be a part of this expedition. Are you looking to transition away from the SAD (Standard American Diet)?