February 2013

Antibiotics: An Assault on Your Microbiome post image

Research is very exciting these days because there are a lot of investigations into the workings of the gut microbiome. I know I write about this a lot, but it fascinates me because I think it is the key to emerging therapies for chronic degenerative… Click to Continue →

Love Links

Love Links post image

I'm actually getting excited about spring! Yes I know it is still winter and cold cold cold. But in just 3 weeks we will be turning the clocks forward! I'm starting to think about my vegetable garden this year and getting organic seeds that are… Click to Continue →

Happy 2nd Birthday Real Food Forager — a $199 Value Giveaway and HUGE sale! post image

I'm so excited to announce the second birthday of Real Food Forager! My, how time flies by! I still feel like I am new to this! To help me celebrate I'm inviting you to join in on the giveaway I am hosting. I was wondering… Click to Continue →

Fat Tuesday: February 26, 2013

Fat Tuesday: February 26, 2013 post image

It's that time of the week when real foodies come together for a food festival! Fat Tuesday is the official end of Mardi Gras and here at Real Food Forager we are having our own Fat Tuesday Forager Festival! Share your special holiday meal! Every… Click to Continue →

Recipe: Mock Tender Roast (Paleo, SCD/GAPS) post image

Sometimes I like to change the cut of beef I get from my farmer just to try something a little different. I ordered the Mock Tender Roast and was pleasantly surprised to find that it has a very good taste. Braising it in a dutch… Click to Continue →

Sunday Snippets: February 24, 2012

Sunday Snippets: February 24, 2012 post image

Welcome to Sunday Snippets. This is a weekly feature that allows you to take a quick peek at posts that I loved from my FAT TUESDAY carnival this past week. I'll also summarize some posts from my blog from the past week. If you missed… Click to Continue →

The Truth is in the Teeth

The Truth is in the Teeth post image

Scientists can extract tons of information from the prehistoric bones of our distant relatives. Similarly, the evolution of modern disease is recorded in the teeth of our ancestors. The DNA of bacteria from the mouth is preserved in the calcified dental plaque (tartar) of teeth… Click to Continue →

Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA): A Powerful Anti-Inflammatory post image

Researchers at The Nutritional Immunology and Molecular Medicine Laboratory (NIMML)  at Virginia Tech have found that conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) a naturally occurring fatty acid found in dairy and ruminant products is actually a powerful anti-inflammatory. Additionally, they found that CLA can be administered directly… Click to Continue →

University Study on Low Carb Diet for Cancer Treatment post image

History will be made at Duke University. The institutional review board just approved a randomized controlled trial that uses calorie restriction as a treatment for cancer — and measures a cancer-related outcome. Finally, a study about the effects of dietary intervention on the metabolism of… Click to Continue →

Fat Tuesday: February 19, 2013

Fat Tuesday: February 19, 2013 post image

It's that time of the week when real foodies come together for a food festival! Fat Tuesday is the official end of Mardi Gras and here at Real Food Forager we are having our own Fat Tuesday Forager Festival! Share your special holiday meal! Every… Click to Continue →

Recipe: Asian Spiced Daikon Mushroom Soup post image

Raphanus sativus or daikon radish is a winter root vegetable. The word daikon literally means large root. Daikon is a large white carrot shaped root that you may have seen in the market and wondered about. Daikon has a slightly sharp taste and a crisp… Click to Continue →

Sunday Snippets: February, 17, 2012

Sunday Snippets: February, 17, 2012 post image

Welcome to Sunday Snippets. This is a weekly feature that allows you to take a quick peek at posts that I loved from my FAT TUESDAY carnival this past week. I'll also summarize some posts from my blog from the past week. If you missed… Click to Continue →

What Doctors Won’t Tell You About the HPV Vaccine post image

Something the doctors don't tell you when they are pushing you to get your girls (and now boys) vaccinated with the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is that some children have died from it. Wouldn't that stop you in your tracks? Recently published in Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs… Click to Continue →

Does Monsanto Have the Right To Control Seeds? post image

In the next few weeks a 75 year old soybean farmer will face off with Monsanto in front of the US supreme court. This lawsuit has been filed on Bowman's behalf by sustainable food and farming organizations, the Center for Food Safety and Save Our… Click to Continue →

Household Cleaning Products: Which are Toxic and Which are Safe? post image

A while ago I wrote an article about toxic skin care products. In the average home there are more than 500 different chemical products at any one time. The majority of these products are for cleaning. Breathing in a toxic cleaning product is just as… Click to Continue →