In podcast #42 we interview Heather Tubbs, owner of Truly Healthy Baby . In her business, she consults with families regarding healthy eating and how to keep a healthy, non-toxic home. Heather teaches classes in the Atlanta area and is selling pre-orders of her new book, Raising Baby O , that will be released in June. Heather tells the story of how she grew up eating whole natural foods. When she moved from California to Georgia and needed support to continue that lifestyle, she discovered the Weston A. Price Foundation . By networking with the Atlanta chapter, she found sources for the raw milk that was so essential to her diet. As Cathy discussed with Sally Fallon Morrell in our last podcast , Heather is providing the kinds of advice and services traditionally offered by elders in the village, tribe, or community. In today’s society of isolated nuclear families, this kind of support can be very reassuring and helpful to new parents.
We also love to find healthy recipes from AnnMarie at her cheeseslave website. Last week I was excited to find her recipe for healthy banana bread that featured sprouted flour from To Your Health Sprouted Bread and Flour Co. While Jon and I avoid most flours and gluten, we find that we can tolerate sprouted spelt, sprouted rye, and soaked oats or barley in limited amounts. I ordered some sprouted flours so we can feed more overripe bananas to ourselves than we do to the worm bin this summer. These products are recommended by the Weston A. Price Foundation.
While you’re at cheeseslave, be sure to check out information about the “No GMO 30 Day Challenge. ” You can also find information on the challenge at Seeds of Deception , the website of Jeffrey M. Smith. On the left side of his home page you can download a pdf document called “The Non-GMO Shopping Guide” to help you make informed choices when grocery shopping.
What you put on your skin (or your children’s skin) is just as important as what is put in your (or their) mouths. Our skin is the largest organ of the body and absorbs lotions, creams, and soaps that directly go into our bloodstream. I am careful when shopping for skin care products and order most of them from Simone Karsden at Flutterbye Aromatics . She does a great job of delivering a high quality product, and your order will be filled with loving attention.
Heather discussed the importance of detoxing your body prior to pregnancy and detoxing your home before pregnancy and delivery. We found this “What’s Under your Sink? ” survey to help you determine how you are doing in this regard. More and more, consumers want to make informed decisions to help them choose the most healthy and green products. However, in the case of GMO food or cleaning products, there is no right-to-know law requiring full disclosure. You can take action at Earth Justice to notify major household cleaner manufacturers that you want them to “come clean” on their chemical ingredients.
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Weston A. Price Conference Registration Contest
We are assisting the Weston A. Price Foundation in their membership campaign while trying to earn our own conference registration for next November. To join use this membership form. If 15 people join and identify us as their introduction, one of us can get conference registration. If 30 people join, we can both attend. If we have 45 people credit us, we will have a conference registration to give away as a prize! Be sure to email us and let us know when you join. You will be automatically registered into the conference registration contest. Your chances of winning will be very good!
Next week our topic will be rainwater collection.