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Mar 23 2012
With all this talk about detoxification around here lately, I thought it would be a good idea to introduce you all to a wonderful traditional beverage that my family loves! It is called kombucha, and it also happens to be a great detoxifier! I’m sure that many of you already know about this wonder drink, but for those that don’t, please allow me to share with you all the numerous benefits and a simple recipe to start making your own.
Mar 07 2012
I got an amazing gift from my brother this past Christmas. He lives in Alberta, and I in Ontario, so I don’t get to see him often. He was coming home for Christmas for a couple of weeks, so I asked him to build me a sauna while he was here, being the handy guy he is. Well, he did one better – he bought me one! I was completely shocked and blown away!
Feb 27 2012
If you are a person with adrenal exhaustion, stimulants containing caffeine like coffee, tea, or chocolate are the last thing you need to add insult to injury! Unfortunately though, adrenal fatigue is so commonplace that to start your day without a cup of coffee would be out of the ordinary. We are so burned out, over worked and chronically fatigued that the use of stimulants to keep us going at our crazy pace is just, well, normal! It is a vicious cycle though, because even though these common stimulants give us more energy, it is only temporary and does not solve the problem. In fact, coffee wears down the adrenal glands even more making the adrenal fatigue worse! Thank goodness I never became addicted to drinking coffee, or else I would be in much worse shape than I am now.
Feb 20 2012
I first learned about Nutritional Balancing almost two years ago when Pam Killeen came to one of my WAPF chapter meetings to give a talk. It peaked my curiosity immediately. I had been dealing with minor health issues my whole life (which only seemed to be getting worse) and when I discovered Dr. Price’s work through the Weston A. Price Foundation, I thought I had finally figured out the missing piece. Going back to traditional foods would be all I would need to solve these problems and experience radiant health. Or was it?
Feb 13 2012
Happy Valentine’s Day from the Butter Belle kitchen! Love is in the air around here as we are making Valentine’s Day cards and some sweet treats for our loved ones.
Nothing says love more than something you made out of your own kitchen with nourishing ingredients. For Valentine’s Day breakfast, I spied these yummy looking chocolate crepes from Cooking TF. I think they would be divine with some whipped cream and strawberry sauce. I also thought we’d make these heart shaped chocolate graham crackers from The Nourishing Home. Or how about some simple dark chocolate dipped strawberries that I’m sure everyone will love? No recipe needed, just dip some organic strawberries into some good quality fair-trade dark, melted chocolate.
Jan 25 2012
Who doesn’t love bacon? Everything is better with butter, but the same is true with bacon, right? Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, and even dessert (mmmm, chocolate covered bacon!). Bacon can be eaten at any meal, any time! And of course there’s turkey bacon, chicken bacon, beef bacon and pork bacon — but will the real bacon please stand up? Well, to me the real bacon comes from pigs of course. When I first started learning more about nutrition, over ten years ago, I stopped eating pork products. Pigs eat anything and everything, are supposedly full of parasites, biblically unclean, and oh, gasp! lets not even talk about the saturated fat content! While this may be true of factory farmed pork, I have since discovered that pork that has been organically and humanely raised, on pasture by small local farms is quite different.