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stephanie August 4, 2009 at 11:41 PM

HI Annemarie, Thanks for a fantastic blog. The gaps group put my onto you and I have been scouring all your posts. Terrific job.

The links on the resources page dont seem to be working. Not sure if it is my computer? I am wondering about a sour dough recipe. I have tried one and my kids wont eat it. I saw your post about the bread fermented for upto a month and wondered if you had any of that guys recipes?

Thanks so much Stephanie

cheeseslave August 5, 2009 at 6:20 AM

Hi, Stephanie!

If you are using an ad blocker, please turn it off. That is most likely the problem. It could also be some kind of plug in you are running that disables Javascript.

Re: the bread – I have not gotten any recipes from Jack Bezian. If he has a class one of these days, I will attend. I’m going to be working on making good sourdough bread over the next few months and I’ll be sharing recipes.

Erin August 14, 2009 at 5:29 AM

I noticed you mentioned you have made the NT lacto-fermented ketchup. Did you use the 1/2 cup of maple syrup? If so, do you think most of this sugar is eaten by the yeast during the fermentation period? Also, did you use canned tomato paste? Thanks for your help!

Sheila Ann August 17, 2009 at 5:01 AM

Hi There! Just made a friend request on Facebook. Thank you for such a great blog. I have been making changes in our diet and am noticing some rather significant differences!

Wanted to let you know that I was at Hollywood Farmers Market this past Sunday with my Culinary Historians Club. Picked up raw milk and bison. We will have the bison this week (first time!). Looking forward to it.

Here is an interesting article I came across and am interested to hear your (or Kelly’s) comments:

http://www.fooducate.com/blog/2009/08/17/guess-whats-in-the-picture-common-food/

Thanks!

Kate19 August 21, 2009 at 5:02 PM

Thanks for the great site! I’m a huge fan of Weston A. Price and I love to see others getting out the message about nutrient-dense foods.

Laura N. September 2, 2009 at 11:17 AM

Hi Ann Marie,

I’m looking for part two of your homemade corn tortillas series, and it seems the link is broken or the post is missing. Thought you would like to know.

Laura

Leah September 2, 2009 at 4:35 PM

Hi – Can you please give an update on your melasma, maca, iodine and what you think worked to clear, if it’s still clear, etc? I just ordered Royal Maca and am praying it will work. I am wondering about iodine now too.

BRIDIE AVILES September 21, 2009 at 6:42 AM

I’ve always had a problem with low iron levels. When I was 3 or 4 years old,I remember CRAVING the spent part of lit matches. They tasted sooooo good to me. I can remember eyeing ashes in ashtrays but thinking it would not taste the same as the spent sulfur on the end of the matches. Living in the midwest, shellfish and clams are difficult to afford and decently raised chickens(for organ meats) are hard to come by living in the city. I found a farmer to buy my raw milk from and thought also that that was why I was still low on iron, despite my best efforts at combating that problem. I have learned alot about how your body takes in iron, not from the doctor but from my own efforts to educate myself. I cannot remember where I read it but I specifically remember reading that a diet high in fiber will also be a culprit in keeping your body from absorbing iron. Since learning that bit of info I’ve cut my coconut flour intake down but still continue with ground flax.Just wanting to give you as much info as possible to think about, not trying to gross you out. Good luck. You are a very good mom.

Angela September 28, 2009 at 2:22 AM

Hi there Ann-Marie,

I would very much appreciate how you are doing with your melasma too! Did you clear it altogether? Do you still suffer from adrenal fatigue?

How long was it till you saw results with the MACA? & what brand was it?

I’m currently taking HumetR & Chlorella for Mercury poisening from amalgam fillings – I think Chlorelle has iodone – do you think it has substantial to not warretn a separate supplement?

Thank you
Angela

Brenda O December 31, 2009 at 1:47 PM

I have been buying raw milk for the past few months. I was wondering if you knew how to make raw butter (without the shake, shake, shake jar method) and yogurt. I had read somewhere that they would drink the old raw milk that had been left out but my mind is still telling me yuk and I might die sooner than later if I do that. I am really new at making a healthier living for my family. Therefore, an abc how-to direction would be very appreciative;o)

cheeseslave December 31, 2009 at 3:40 PM

Brenda –

Here’s a recipe for how to make butter on the Food Renegade site:

http://www.foodrenegade.com/how-to-make-butter/

Here’s info about making yogurt on the Cultures for Health website:

http://www.culturesforhealth.com/Yogurt-Starter/Piima-Yogurt-p8.html

http://www.culturesforhealth.com/Yogurt-Starter-FAQ-19.html

Sarah January 15, 2010 at 1:53 PM

Hi Anne marie, I’m so excited to have found your site. I couldn’t believe it when I read about your adrenal exhaustion, thyroid issues, and hyperpigmentation- I have exactly the same promblems! After many doctors who said it was all in my head, I finally found one who diagnosed me with adrenal fatigue, wilsons temperature syndrome (hypothyroid), and begining early menopause. I’m only 35! That was last year. I came off being a raw vegan, and at his advice read nourishing traditions and eat fat lose fat. The problem is, within a few months of eating in this wonderful new way, I began to have heartburn, nausea, and cystic acne on my lower cheeks and chin. Taking swedish bitters and HCL got rid of the heartburn and nausea (also reducing the amount of coconut oil I was taking). However, this acne is so humiliating! Is my body making hormones again? I take bioidenticals and stopped at one point because I was worried that was the problem. However, it didn’t help and I had no libido. Too much Vit D? I am verrrry low, so I take 6,000 i.u. and 2 ml fermented cod liver oil a day. I take T-3 and armour for my thyroid, hydrocortisone for my adrenals, iodorol, adrenal support, etc…. What should I do? All this wonderful fat is making me one big zit! No one seems to have any info on this. According to accupressure, the spots I’m getting the acne is are fallopian, ovarian, and reproductive areas. What’s going on with me? Can anyone help? Thank you so much, Sarah

cheeseslave January 15, 2010 at 4:52 PM

Sarah –

Hi! First of all KUDOS to you for changing your diet and reclaiming your health! That is AWESOME!

Not surprising that you had hormonal issues by eating a raw vegan diet. It’s hard to get enough good quality fat on a vegan diet. And our hormones are built of cholesterol.

Funny that you brought this up about acne, specifically on the chin. I was asking my neighbor the other day about acne. She is an accupuncturist and expert in Chinese medicine. She says acne is always either hormonal and/or related to the gut (imbalance of gut flora). She said in Chinese medicine, the cheeks and forehead represent the gut and the chin is the hormones. So she said somone with acne on their chin has hormonal issues.

I thought this was very interesting because I was just talking to a friend about how, since she started eating the WAPF way, her hormones have become more balanced and the hair growing on her chin has lessened. Same thing happened to her mom after she started taking cod liver oil.

Anyway, just some interesting things I learned.

As far as your acne, the biggest thing that jumps out at me is the fact that you are taking hydrocortisone. I’m not a doctor, nor am I giving medical advice. You should consult with your doctor. However, I do know that is a steroid and it is detrimental to your gut flora. So that could be part of your problem.

It’s so funny because 9 times out of 10, when someone’s having a problem with their health, it stems from a drug they are taking!

This is what Dr. Cowan says about cystic acne:

http://www.trit.us/askdoctor/acne.html

He says it’s all about building good gut flora.

Also, if you haven’t already check out this site:

http://www.adrenalfatigue.org/

The book is great.

Judie Osowski January 26, 2010 at 12:37 AM

Hi AnnMarie,
I love your website! We have been following the WAPF diet for about 3 years now. It’s really great to read about others also trying to eat healthy wholesome meals. I was very interested in your WAPF conference article on freeze-dried natto. Do you have any more information on whether the product will become available? It sounds like a great source of K2. Thanks so much! Judie Osowski

Sylvia February 1, 2010 at 12:55 PM

Hello. I’m thoroughly enjoying your website. I stumbled upon it while looking for ways to heal my teeth (Those destructive dentists have put their drill in my mouth for the last time!)

My question is: Where do I find raw milk in Tennessee. It is against state law to buy, sell, and consume raw milk here. Years ago, I found one farm a hour’s drive from home that sold it for “pet consumption”, but it was so much in demand that I could rarely get my hands on any. I welcome any and all suggestions as to how I can find a consistant supply of raw milk and raw milk products in this backward state.

Thank you for reading my appeal for help, and may you all forever enjoy perfect health. Sylvia

cheeseslave February 1, 2010 at 3:41 PM

@ Judie

Sorry so slow responding to your comment… I don’t have any info on the freeze-dried natto. I loved it and did try to contact them but never heard back. I am going to Expo West again this year. I will ask the people at that booth.

cheeseslave February 1, 2010 at 3:43 PM

@ Sylvia

Call all your local TN WAPF chapter leaders — they will know:

http://www.westonaprice.org/chapters/#tn

Also here is a list of raw milk dairy farms in TN:

http://www.realmilk.com/where5.html#tn

Justina February 3, 2010 at 2:26 PM

Hi AnnMarie,

I just discovered your website last night and couldn’t wait to pass it along to my sister! I was looking up sprouting nuts and your website came up – what a wonderful find!

Please I hope you can help me with a small problem. For 5 years I have been doing elimination diets, enzymes, and digestive tract tests in order to find out why my digestive system is so sluggish. I am a Pilates instructor so it is my business to stay somewhat fit and without a budda belly. My problem is that sometimes I am so bloated (more than usual) that people actually think I am pregnant! It is also hard to connect to the deep abdominal layers because of it and I see other women with the same problem. The reason I am asking you is that the blog about naturally fermented food got me thinking that it is not about what I should emliminate but what I should add in to my diet. I am a lacto-vegetarian on a cleanse right now which means I am lacking variety in my meals.

Do you have any suggestions of why I could be so bloated and constipated if I am not eating any flour at the moment, cheeze, nor sugar. (I do succumb to a small sliver of dark chocolate when my craving is becoming obsesive). You may be able to give me a new perspective that doctors and naturopaths haven’t been able to give.

Many, many thanks in advance. Justina

adam February 13, 2010 at 5:42 PM

Curious if you could give me your thoughts on nut consumption. I tend to eat a lot of raw almonds and Macadamia nuts. Should I be soaking or sprouting the raw nuts first? And, if so, what is the best technique to aid in their digestion. Could you point me in the direction of an instruction source on how to treat nuts to lessen their digestive impact. All the best…See you around L.A.

Katie May 13, 2010 at 12:29 PM

I’ve been a lurker for a while, but decided to de-lurk because I’m really curious to know what you think of the report to the president from the Childhood Obesity Task Force. I’m including the link– I hope it works. Thank you for your website! It’s great!

http://www.letsmove.gov/taskforce_childhoodobesityrpt.html

Janice Castiglione May 16, 2010 at 6:59 PM

Hello!

Could you please tell me this: Are you still involved in any way with the lawsuit over the Illinois prison system regarding the “soy-protien diet”?

My son is in the Florida prison now, and almost all of their entire diet is this. My son says many, many of the men are getting sick. They give them beans if they do not want the soy stuff. They are fearful of complaining.

We cannot afford to send him money to buy only the commisary food.

Is there anything we can do here in Florida?

Thank You Kindly, Janice

Libby May 19, 2010 at 2:58 PM

I am interesting in making the formula, but concerned about the time involved in getting the raw milk and cream as I would have to drive quite a distance to a dairy farm to get my supply. Wondering if I could use Kefir in place of the raw milk, which I can get at the grocery store.
Thanks!

Jennifer May 21, 2010 at 2:58 PM

Hi Annemarie,

I am wondering what you know about hi lysine corn and products made with it. I like the lysine idea, but am concerned by the genetic engineering.

Thanks,
Jennifer

Stephanie June 8, 2010 at 2:09 PM

Hi Ann Marie,
I love your blog.
I’m the Boulder, CO Chapter leader for the WAPF. I’m also a psychotherapist and holistic nutritionist specializing in food craving / addiction, eating disorders, and body image.
Like you, I’m trying to spread the word about traditional, nutrient-dense foods. I write for a holistic weight loss blog, http://www.9weightloss.com, where I praise the lard and other fats, and caution against the foods of commerce 😉 I would love to write a guest post for you if you’re interested. You can reach me at stephanie@threesistersnutrition.com.
All the best,
Stephanie

Amy June 21, 2010 at 5:06 PM

Hi there, I was hoping that you could tell me where to get the “reliable” olive oil. There isn’t any information listed on your resources page :S

Thanks
Amy 🙂

Amy Black July 29, 2010 at 1:39 PM

Hi! Have you ever tried Bubbie’s pickles? They are lacto-fermented and I’m addicted to them. They’re SO GOOD. I want to find a good pickle recipe so I can eat as much as I want without spending a fortune. Do you have one?
Thanks!

lynne prucha July 31, 2010 at 6:00 AM

Dear Jeffrey,
We met @ a WA Price convention more than once…but with all the people you meet you will not remember me…I am writing because I want you to come to our lil’ beautiful fishing village of Two Rivers…on lake Michigan to speak.
I own a Wellness business here and want your info put out to all surrounding areas…many!
I am a WA Price Chapter leader…and give out the many phamphets and info you gave to us to give out…But Nothing is better than hearing you speak live!
So please give this a thought…Please!
Thanks.
Blessings to you & for all you do for so many!
Lynne Prucha

cheeseslave October 3, 2010 at 5:25 PM

Hi, Jessica

You are on our Real Food Media blogger forum, right?

Go on there and post saying that you would like to do some guest posts.

You’re more than welcome to do a guest post for me!

cheeseslave October 3, 2010 at 5:41 PM

@ Jessica

Hmm wait I don’t see you on the list. I think I just remembered you from Facebook.

You can go sign up to join our Real Food Media network here:

https://www.realfoodmedia.com/blogroll/create-account.php

Add the widget to your blog and you can then join the blogger’s private forum.

Ann Marie

Sarah October 3, 2010 at 7:51 PM

Hi! I just discovered your blog because I was googling about balancing my hormones naturally. Yours was the first to come up! I am very interested in your top five tips, and am excited to try them. I have two kids (4 yrs and 9 months) and i suffer from depression and PMDD. It got way worse after my second pregnancy. I’ve also been on Zoloft for about 9 months. I followed your advice and got some Maca, Iodine, and I am going to work on my diet, organic and raw, and whole grains.

My question for you is how is it going for you? Are you still taking the Maca? Did you find it worked well, and how long did you take it? I’m going to ask my doctor about it and if it’s ok to take with Zoloft, but I would really like to give it a try! I’m a big believer in doing things the natural way!!

thanks so much,
Sarah

cheeseslave October 4, 2010 at 10:10 AM

Hi, Sarah

Good timing! I am going to be doing some new posts about how I’ve healed in the coming weeks/months.

I’ve pretty much healed my melasma about 99% (I can still see slight traces). Still working on balancing my hormones. I’ve been bad about taking supplements.

I haven’t taken maca in years but I am going to actually go back on it this month for a 30-day trial. I’ll also be taking some other supplements to help my adrenals. I want to help balance my hormones b/c I think it is at the root of my baby weight that I cannot seem to lose.

I will be blogging about all of this!

Make sure you subscribe to my email alerts or to my feed so you get updates!

cheeseslave October 29, 2010 at 10:08 AM

Hi Jessica

I need to approve you but I just haven’t had time since I got hacked. I will get to it ASAP

Paulo November 11, 2010 at 1:38 PM

Hi Ann Marie,
I googled “natto,” fermented soybeans, and received your web site. I have looked and looked but cannot find natto.

cheeseslave November 12, 2010 at 1:49 PM

@ Paulo

Where do you live?

Anna November 24, 2010 at 10:55 PM

Hey Ann Marie, I’m moving into my first apartment on my own in about six weeks and I’d really like to start fresh with regard to my pantry, since I will finally be the only one in control of it (I’m living alone, no parents or roommates to junk it up with oreos and the like!!). In your opinion, what are the absolute basics I need on a week-to-week basis for healthy eating? I’m a newbie cook so I’ll be experimenting, and probably trying to convert a lot of basic, martha stewart-type recipes to WAPF–how would you suggest I stock up? and any basic ideas for easy meals? I know this is a huge question… and it may have been answered by yourself or someone else in the past, so feel free to just link me somewhere if that’s the case. I really love your blog and appreciate everything you do! xo

cheeseslave November 25, 2010 at 10:58 AM

@ Anna

It really depends on what you normally like to eat and what is available to you in your area (and reasonably priced).

Yes it is a huge question and it deserves a whole post.

Here are some things I always have on hand:

1. Grass-fed butter, coconut oil and other good fats (get rid of the canola oil, margarine and other fake fats)
2. Grass-fed meats and wild caught seafood – I keep in the freezer
3. Raw dairy if you can find it (milk, cheese, cream)
4. I use canned beans most often but you can buy dried beans cheaper and store in the cupboard. You may also want to buy things like canned organic tomatoes or tomato sauce in jars – for making pasta and chili etc.
5. I buy sprouted flours, rice, and corn meal from To Your Health Sprouted Flour (this is if you eat grains) – you can also buy sourdough or sprouted bread or sprouted tortillas from Trader Joe’s or the health food store
6. Good quality sea salt – I use the real Celtic Sea Salt
7. Filtered water (not fluoridated or chlorinated)
8. Condiments like ketchup that do not contain HFCS. I buy organic ketchup from Trader Joe’s, also organic soy sauce, and I get my mayonnaise from Wilderness Family Naturals online.
9. I buy fresh vegetables in moderation in season – raw veggies are not a staple for us. I also buy them to make fermented foods. I do keep some organic fruit on hand like apples, berries (in season). Mainly for my daughter.
10. If you like eating salads, I would make sure you have a good quality olive oil (see my resources page) and some Balsamic vinegar so you can make your own dressing.
11. I buy nuts in large quantities at Trader Joe’s and then soak and dry them. I use them as snacks or on salads.

There are lots of good, fast easy meals in Sally Fallon Morell’s “Nourishing Traditions” — I also like a lot of the recipes in “Eat Fat, Lose Fat”

Hope that helps!

cheeseslave November 25, 2010 at 11:01 AM

@ Anna

Oh and by the way, Eat Fat Lose Fat has instructions on how to clean out your cupboards and how to stock your pantry.

Kim Knoch is starting a new blog http://eatfatlosefatblog.com/

I just started doing this diet, too, which is why I’m thinking of it.

However it is not just for losing weight – lots of good everyday recipes in there. I made the baked chicken with coconut peanut butter sauce the other night and it was delicious, and we had the coconut corn soup for lunch — fabulous! Both were easy to make and very nourishing.

Kathryn Lorusso January 21, 2011 at 4:55 AM

Hi!
Just wanted to say thanks for all your great advice and ask a quick question. I was curious about where you get your cod liver oil gummies. My children have been taking the oil in their milk and juice but suddenly started to dislike the taste – big bummer!

I have been looking online but can’t seem to find any. Radiant Life doesn’t have them anymore?

Thank you!
Kathryn Lorusso

cheeseslave February 17, 2011 at 4:07 PM

Green Pasture Products but they are not selling them right now – they have to reformulate them b/c they stick together (we don’t mind)

Lisa January 26, 2011 at 3:11 PM

Ok, so I need a brainstorm session here. I’m embarking an an overhaul of my daughters newly developing Waldorf School, food program. Ok, as far as schools go, they do not need much overhaul, but why not push for even better! 🙂 I’m proposing a school program that A. does not allow sugary birthday school like cupcakes, and B. does not do grain baking as part of curriculum. Why? Because so many kids are coming thru with allergies. Gluten, dairy, nuts, eggs, you name it, we have it. If we try and bake, even gluten free, it still often leaves out someone! (and frankly, unless you are spending lots of money on organic GF flours, most GF mixes are pretty processed food, and hardly ‘good nutrition’!) SO, I’m coming up with lots of whole foods ideas like homemade quacamole, homemade applesauce, celery with sunbutter (not the best, but you can find it organic) and raisins or other fun dried fruit…..gojis, blueberries, etc. I’m even suggesting soaking GF oats one day and having kids cook the next, and serve with topping options! Waldorf schools are big into the cooking experience, which I think is great. They already have the children bring an organic veggie one day for making ‘stone soup’. They always have a different soup based on the veggies brought in! It even inspired my 5 year old to make up her own soup recipe one day! SO, while the food program is mostly good, I’m pushing for great! I thought this site would be a great place to find like minded parents who have ideas up their sleeves!

Thanks!

Lauren January 27, 2011 at 2:20 AM

*groan* I WISH I had a kindergarten like that here! I’m noticing a downward trend in behavior from all the noodles and fake gravy my kid gets in her 3 mornings at “school”. Snack-wise, my 2yo likes dried anchovies, walnut-stuffed figs, pancetta-wrapped dates, raw fruits&veg, plain nuts, unsweetened yogurt – what about the kids making counter-top yogurt? Or baked oatmeal? Waldorf also stresses the lovely smell of baking in its focus on the senses, so you can’t go 100% raw. Soaking/sprouting almonds in a glass jar makes them “magically” expand – lots of learning there. Check out the RF homeschoolers forums for more ideas. Good luck!

connie February 7, 2011 at 11:28 AM

Your brownie recipe sounds fabulous.
Excuse my ignorance, but is vital wheat gluten the same gluten
many people are avoiding for personal health reasons?
Thank you for the great info!

Cindy Wheeler February 8, 2011 at 7:17 PM

HI, Thanks for the info on Maca. I would like to try it and have found many sites that sell it. Would you give your site? I’m sure that you put a lot of research into the product that you choose. Thanks for the help and Cheeseslave.

cheeseslave February 17, 2011 at 4:02 PM

I have bought it from a couple different vendors online and I have also bought maca from the Peruvian guy who sells it at our farmer’s market.

I think there’s one called Royal Maca and another called Maca Magic online.

Wendy S February 16, 2011 at 6:41 AM

Hi AnnMarie, I just found your site when desperately searching for info on hormonal imbalance, pms and menopause. In desperation with my anxiety symptoms, which I feel are due to approaching menopause, (I am 48) I started on MACA powder, 1/2 t per day, but I am concerned about the iodine connection. I have read MACA is high in iodine and yet you suggest adding lodoral iodine supplements to it? I cant figure that out…
Also, reading about the side effects of MACA on other sites has me panicked about using it, but I had begun to feel better after only a few days so now I am also afraid to NOT be using it. But I don’t want to mess up my thyroid either.
Any insight you can give me will be greatly appreciated!

Pattie Brewer February 17, 2011 at 7:44 AM

Jenny –

My daughter is turning 1. We have been feeding her from our table lots of the nutrient rich foods we are learning about here. (She LOVES your potato leek soup & the winter squash souffle! Imagine me making a souffle!) My husband and I are continuing to lose weight & get healthy. However, my question if what kinds of snacks to use for our daughter. I don’t want to use the traditional gold fish crackers, cheerios, yogurt drops, and whole grain processed puffs. However, what do you recommend for meeting her needs? We are currently switching her to raw milk from her formula. She gets a pastured egg, milk, and a piece of fruit (banana, orange, etc.). For snack I have been using puffs and yogurt drops (organic & all that) from whole foods, but want something better for her. For lunch she eats my meals (soups, potatoes, fish, meat, etc.) and the same for supper. What do you recommend? I want to give her a balanced diet, but also have some quick snacks to feed her (I can make crackers & store those & that counts as quick. I just need something I can keep in her diaper bag for travel as well as grab to feed a hungry baby at the last second.) I have looked on the WAP website, but their toddler food ideas are sardines, anchovies, and liver. All three things I have major food taboos for (the fish just look disgusting) and liver I hate personally. Is there a way to make these foods in a way that I can eat them & give them to my daughter? I have purchased the blue ice fermented cod liver oil WAP recommends, and am using it to offset the nutrient deficiencies we have from not eating the whole fish. (We do eat salmon, oysters, and shrimp.) Will these types of foods help her grow healthy & strong or do I need to use the anchovy/sardines/liver foods?

cheeseslave February 17, 2011 at 3:58 PM

Sardines, anchovies and liver are awesome foods for kids!

I fed those to my daughter for as long as she would eat them (after she turned 2 she got picky) I say give her those for as long as you possibly can. If you don’t like them, you should learn to like them. Kids can smell a rat and they’ll know if you think they are yucky.

I’m about to publish a post about how to pack for a plane trip — it will have all the snacks we pack for trips or to go to the playground and such.

Look for it soon!

Pattie Brewer February 17, 2011 at 3:13 PM

My family and I have just started eating healthy real foods (Nourished Kitchen) this year. I was wondering what you used as transitional foods for your children. I have a daughter who will turn 1 yr old next month. She eats real foods like us for meals, but her snacks I am trying to find easy to eat healthy quick recipes for her. (Make ahead is okay.) We just purchased the fermented cod liver oil & butter recommended by WAP foundation. However, the idea of sardines & anchovies gross me out. When I’ve fixed liver I hate it. I know these are super healthy, but I just can’t get over the idea of fish eyes and all or the taste of liver. Do you know ways to cook these that taste good? Will eating salmon, shrimp, and oysters be enough if paired with the cod liver oil or do we need the anchovies & all. I know it is silly, but the mere thought of eating one makes me sick to my stomach!

cheeseslave February 17, 2011 at 4:01 PM

Oh I just responded to that other comment… then started reading this one and thought, wow, what a similar story… LOL!!!

I say, get over your issues w/ sardines and anchovies. They’re actually quite good once you get used to them. Try anchovies on crackers or pizza. If you don’t like canned sardines, try fresh sardines grilled with a little fresh lemon juice. Yummy!

It takes eating a food 10+ times to overcome a food aversion acc to Jeffrey Steingarten, author of The Man Who Ate Everything (one of my fave books).

cheeseslave February 17, 2011 at 3:50 PM

I use Thesis

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The thing that shows the blog post is a plugin called CommentLuv

cheeseslave February 17, 2011 at 4:06 PM

Hi, Jill,

I haven’t launched my new social media class yet but you can find my new social media blog here:

http://www.socialmediastrategyblog.com

http://www.realfoodmedia.com is up and running again. I’ll have a forum back up again on there soon. Subscribe to the mailing list on there so you get updates — or join our facebok page

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