A cookbook with
healing foods and natural medicines, and some words about
why our food is failing us and our "medicine" is not keeping us healthy.
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This is a book about nature-based routes to good health,
least expensive routes and always favoring the do-it-yourself route
over the store-bought route. It emphasizes good food over medicine, and
natural medicines over synthetic. There are many recipes and
instructions on creating the good food to get or stay healthy. It
includes sections on lacto-fermenting vegetables, brewing nourishing
beverages including real ale and EM, ways to craft nourishing foods,
some simple home kitchen "tips", advice on how to alkalize your body by
incorporating into your
food the minerals found in the environment around us and suggestions on
how to make grain products like bread that are once again the
"staff of life".
is also partly a cookbook that does not agree with what the food
calls food and medicine. Food should come in its natural state from the
ground, not from a science lab, and medicine should come from food,
herbs, vitamins and minerals and not from artificial chemicals that
suppress symptoms while the body continues to sicken.
If you produce your own food and medicine you don't have
to trust providers whose
primary goal is to make a profit for themselves, not your
well-being. This book is
heavily weighted in favor of what is free or inexpensive, because the
less you have to spend on food and medicine, the less you are
controlled by the financial system and the freer you are to live your own life.
Eating dirt may sound strange, but edible clays
are made of the full-array minerals that are lacking in most
of our food
that is grown on depleted soils. Most of the minerals you buy as
supplements are dug from the ground. Learn how to harvest and make mineral supplements
yourself from the soil. Phytic acid in grains can deplete the
body of minerals, but it is also
a nutrient in itself and helps protect against cancer, dementia, anemia
and diabetes and is a source of inositol, a basic ingredient in the
membrane of cells. Learn how to use grains to get the benefit of phytic
acid without the detrimental effects.
It includes information about using the animal fats that are necessary
for growth, reproduction and brain function. It explains how to harvest
wild yeast for home brewing and baking and how to make kombucha, wine
and fermented soda pop with natural ingredients. This is not a diet
book but it does include a section on how to lose weight and get down
to a size that is healthy for you. It touches on some of the newer
theories about disease including the terrain theory of disease and
pleiomorphism. There is a section on a wide variety of home remedies
taken from anecdotes from people who said they worked for them and
other folk cures that have been passed down for generations. There is
considerable information on using full-array minerals to restore health
because the author believes that adding minerals to the diet is one of
the most important, and often one of the most overlooked, aspects of
restoring or maintaining good health.
There are some tips for living a healthy lifestyle frugally that you
can use now to save expenses on groceries, and some
ideas on skills you can learn that could help you
live through a natural disaster or famine in the future. There is a
section on making chocolate products
at home with simple, basic recipes that are inexpensive, easy to make
and do not have all the chemical processing in them that commercial
chocolate products do. There is a section on cosmetics that can be made
with natural ingredients.
This is a Kindle e-Book. Besides the Kindle, it can be read on many different devices with reading applications
that are available free from Amazon.