Nourishing Traditions

Here in our household, we’ve started a new way of eating. It’s based on research conducted by Weston A. Price, a dentist who examined the eating habits and health of primitive cultures, and the books we’re using are Nourishing Traditions and Eat Fat, Lose Fat. I’m not going to bore you with the details, I’m just going to tell you how it’s working out so far.

The Ogre is thrilled, because his two favorite food groups, butter and meat, are in liberal abundance.

The children are mutinous, because it means no more cookies, cakes, mac and cheese, or pizza.

I’m tired. I’ve spent the last few days in the kitchen, making broths and stocks and oil mixes, cleaning out our fridge and freezer and cabinets, and chopping loads and loads of vegetables. I feel really, really good about making nutritious food for my family, but not so good about missing out on internet and blogging nonsense for the last few days. I love nonsense. It makes me happy.

Additionally, at this precise moment I’m drinking a cup of herbal tea with a tablespoon of coconut oil in it. It’s disgusting in every sense of the word, but apparently coconut oil is an appetite suppressant, plus it’s extremely good for nursing mothers because it is excreted in milk and protects babies from viruses and colds. So I’m choking down the oily tea, which sadly is not being helped by the large amount of honey I added. Now it’s just really sweet and really oily.

Hopefully in the next week I’ll figure out how to maximize the nutritional benefits while minimizing the time spent in the kitchen so I can get back to the really important stuff in life…blogging. Till then, please say a prayer for me as I try to convince my children to eat real food instead of orange powder-coated pasta.

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  • Emily G.

    I'm impressed that you embarked on this with such a young baby and two busy toddlers. One bit of advice gleaned from my mom doing this when I was a kid-it's better to introduce this new way of eating a little at a time rather than purge your diet and change it completely in one week. It will be less stressful for you and less of a shock to your little ones. And, I don't think that it's the end of the world if you make pizza once a month. :)

  • Calah

    I do think you're right. We're all exhausted and cranky today and it's only day 2. Maybe I'll ease off next week and make as much nutritional food as possible while still allowing the kiddos occasional treats…and me too, since I'm falling asleep and cranky from sugar withdrawal.Thanks Emily! How's that baby coming?

  • Emily G.

    You're welcome. I didn't want to come across as preachy or know it all; I'm glad you didn't take it that way.It's Thursday…Baby is still inside.

  • J M Yaceczko

    What about coffee?