After I posted that emotional and conjectural essay way back when, my mom wrote me a very interesting and heartfelt response. I [...]
I have a confession to make. Raw milk and cream make me fat.
Now, to be fair, this past spring was an extremely stressful time for me. I was on the job market, flying all over (and beyond) the country for interviews and conferences, plus trying to fit in teaching into my hectic [...]
I think maybe one of the toughest things to deal with in recovering from vegetarianism is dealing with the guilt. Mostly self-imposed guilt. (If someone is externally imposing guilt on you for eating meat, maybe you should question what role that person plays in your life. We all bring on enough of our own [...]
I recently spent a few days with my uncle, who definitely does not eat much meat [...]
Trying to convince a vegetarian to eat meat is silly and pointless. It’s not going to get you or them anywhere and it’ll probably make both of you angry. My point on this blog has always been to talk about my own experiences, my own exploration of knowledge. So in that vein, if you’re [...]
As I see it, plants have two general orientations towards mobile beings like us humans who might choose to eat them. They either want to seduce us or poison us.
See, it all comes down to propagation. If being consumed into an animal’s digestive system is going to help the plant move into [...]
The NY Times ran an article this weekend about the rising incidence of yoga-related injuries appearing in US emergency rooms. It’s a very informative article, and an important caution to all yoga practitioners to be attentive to their bodies, lest something truly horrible go awry.
But I couldn’t help myself, reading [...]
I went rock climbing (in a gym! not on actual rocks!) over the Thanksgiving holiday. My almost sixty-year-old aunt (Happy Early Birthday!!) is an avid rock climber; she’s like a (slow, methodical) spider, the way she just pulls herself right up a straight vertical wall using just a few small hand- and [...]
(not to mention your pocketbook)
I’ve talked a little about this before, but I recently had a conversation which led me to want to more fully explain this crucial element of my philosophy of nutrition and health.
Obviously, digesting food is a really good thing. But why can not digesting food be [...]
I want to start by saying that I hope no one, especially not my mother, who devotedly reads this blog, takes this post as a judgment upon herself or my grandma (or my aunt, for that matter, tho I’m not sure how that logic would work). It is not meant to be that [...]
This question is from a friend of mine from college, who is raising three very healthy-looking kiddos (at least judging by her Facebook pictures)! They’re not doing GAPS, and her question isn’t necessarily coming from a GAPS-based perspective, but the answer definitely connects to the ideas behind why GAPS works … so I’m [...]
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