Realfoodforager.com is a health and nutrition blog. Get cutting edge information about critical issues in our food supply, food politics, functional and alternative health issues and clean, Paleo, Real Food recipes.

I am a real food forager. I admit it. Not the kind that that rummages around in the forest. Oh no. You wouldn’t catch me getting my hands dirty or, heaven forbid, touch a worm. Yuck! No, I am a modern day, suburban real food forager.

Let me explain.

I’m a Clinical Nutritionist/Chiropractor with a focus on autoimmunity and in grain free healing diets such as Paleo and AIP Paleo, Primal, SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet) and GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome). I found myself teaching the principles of the Weston Price Foundation, along with above mentioned diets again and again.

It became clear to me that I needed a way to get this dietary information to people in a usable, concise, outline without having to repeat myself. I realized that if I used the format of a blog, it could reach a lot of people and also allow us to have a dialog.

Importantly, I could refer people to this blog for the details they would need to be successful on these various diets. As a Weston A. Price Foundation chapter leader, it is also my goal to reach as many people as possible through this blog in order to help them achieve vibrant health in our modern world.

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I forage on-line for various staples and bulk buying for the specialty items necessary for traditional cooking, and grain free Paleo, SCD/GAPS cooking. You can find some resources for these items in the resources link. (here).

What with all this foraging, I have found that the very best quality foods comes directly from the farmer and that is why I founded The Great South Bay Chapter of the Weston A Price Foundation.

Farm to consumer food is by far a win-win situation for all involved. It allows the farmer to directly sell to consumers and get a higher price for their goods. It allows the consumer to buy the highest quality and freshest possible products at reasonable prices. And equally as important, it cuts down on fossil fuel usage as well as pollution by eliminating shipping across the country.

In my house we follow the many aspects of the Paleo/Primal Diet. We started with the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), evolved to the GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) Diet and ended up Paleo with some further restrictions that follow the Autoimmune Paleo Protocol.

As a nutritionist/chiropractor I thought I knew a lot about nutrition. When I discovered the work of Weston Price, Sally Fallon’s wonderful book Nourishing Traditions, and the Weston Price Foundation, I felt like I had come home. I felt that this is what nutrition REALLY is all about. Consequently, in my house, we also follow the Weston A Price Foundation (WAPF) as the basis for our nutritional protocol.

This blog features recipes that are gluten and grain free, dairy free, sucrose and soy free and appropriate for ancestral diets like Paleo, AIP Paleo and Primal diets as well as SCD/GAPS diets.

Welcome to this blog and find out more information about real food, the dangers in our commercial food supply and the implications to our health, what good nutrition really is, and how to follow these restricted diets and eat like a king!

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Subscribe for my Newsletter here and receive 2 free gifts: Grain-Free Meals a small e-book and my Getting Started Series to help kick off your real food journey.

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1 Katie September 26, 2012 at 6:43 am

I am so excited to have found your site! I am currently enrolled in holistic nutrition courses and am excited to help educate people about diet and how it can impact the gut and health. We are paleo at our house, and I offer a Paleo Meal Monday feature on my blog to share grain-free recipes. Thanks for all of your great information!


2 Jenni@MomEssentials.Net October 24, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Thanks for letting me share my own recipe of tasty and delicious
Healthy Homemade Pizza!

Here’s the link:


3 stephanie October 29, 2012 at 9:55 am

i am very happy to have found your blog. I too have read Sally Fallon’s book Nourishing Traditions and feel I have found my place in the food world. My family also follows the GAPS diet and I feel better than ever. Stomach and neurological problems developed by one of my daughters have led us here and I would never go back. I am grateful to find people who can add to the dimensions of what at first seems like a complicated way to eat, but far from it. I look forward to sharing my mania for food by looking at your blog. I have a cooking school background and wish others could see how are modern diet is harming them. Thank you.


4 Jill October 29, 2012 at 10:58 am

Hi Stephanie,
Thanks for your kind words and for sharing.


5 Kristin January 16, 2013 at 12:12 pm

I have been experimenting with a gluten free diet on/off for about two years now. I feel better without gluten and am beginning to think that my increase in food allergies and severe chemical sensitivity is related to environment and diet. In trying to cook for a GF diet, I find that many recipes use almond flour. Annoyingly, I am deathly allergic to almonds but. Is there a GF alternative flour that is a good substitute for almond flour?


6 Jill January 16, 2013 at 12:25 pm

Hi Kristin,
Coconut or other nut flours are used for grain-free cooking.


7 Adam Tucker March 3, 2013 at 9:17 pm

Hi Jill, I came across your blog on village green network and wanted to invite you to our green social network – http://crunchyhippie.com – I think you would bring a great contribution to our community and we’d love to have you!

Wishing you all the best :)

Live, love, and lead by example,


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