The classic Italian soup, minestrone is an odds-and-ends dish you make when you want to get rid of all the produce in your fridge that’s about to go bad. Or just when you feel like making a quick soup and you haven’t been to the store. This is a soup you can whip up at the last minute with some frozen bone broth, a can of diced tomatoes, carrots, celery, potatoes, and other pantry staples.
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I went through a lot this past couple years. It was definitely the hardest time in my life. Things got so bad for me, I almost stopped blogging. But many people reached out to me and told me they loved Cheeseslave and wanted it to continue. And deep down, so did I.
I got to the point with this blog that I worried so much about what doing things right and what “people will say” that I wasn’t being authentic. And it just wasn’t fun anymore.
I’m living for me now. And I’m writing this blog for me. If you happen to read the blog and you dig it, awesome. If not, that’s OK, too. Because I am not writing it for you. I’m writing it for me. This blog is my explorations and reflections on the things I care about in my daily life. Parenting, homeschooling, cooking, eating, and loving life.
Ever since Dr. Kaayla Daniel’s whistleblower report on Fermented Cod Liver Came out almost 3 months ago, there have been a number of rebuttals and responses that defend the FCLO. Lots of five-dollar words and sciency mumbo jumbo. WAPF scientist, Chris Masterjohn’s high wire act in obfuscation is a prime example. TBA and TBARS and TOTOX, oh my!
I don’t know about you but I don’t even remember high school chemistry. So we’re gonna skip all that and cut to the chase — common sense. I wanted to write a very simple, easy-to-understand post that outlines some very basic reasons the FCLO has to be rancid. You do not need a PhD in lipid science to understand this stuff, people. It’s right under our noses, as you will see…
In a video interview posted last week, Annie Dru revealed that she was sexually harassed by Geoffrey Morell last year at the annual Weston A. Price Foundation Wise Traditions Conference (coincidentally kicking off tomorrow in Anaheim). In that interview, I also talked about how I was sexually harassed by him at the WAPF conference in 2011.
In this post, Annie shares more details about how she was sexually harassed by Geoffrey Morell at the WAPF VIP Speaker’s Dinner last year.
In this video, #9 in the Fermented Cod Liver Oil Scandal series, I talk to Annie Dru, Ancestral Food Educator, of Lardmouth.
WARNING: I know many of you are watching these videos with your kids. This video contains sensitive content that is not appropriate for children. Just wanted to give you a heads up.
Just a quick video with an update on the fermented cod liver oil scandal. More adverse health reactions are being reported every day. Just today I spoke to two friends. One said her husband was taking the FCLO and was diagnosed with cancer. The other reported FIVE people she knew of who were taking FCLO who all almost died from heart attack, cancer, and pulmonary embolism.
Since I started writing about the Green Pasture fermented cod liver oil scandal that blew up in late August 2015 after Dr. Kaayla Daniel published her whistleblower report, I have come across many reports of health issues from people who were taking fermented cod liver oil.
I thought it might be a good idea to publish a post with the comments and emails from customers, listing the various adverse health reactions. This way we can get a panoramic view and possibly see some patterns.
Dr. Rudi Moerck is one of the world’s leading experts on marine oils and omega 3 fats (scroll down for his bio). He joins us today to talk to us about the history of fermented cod liver oil. He explains how cod liver oil was traditionally made in barrels in rural communities in Norway. He answers the question, “Is this method of production safe?”
Steve Tallent (with his wife, Stephanie) is the co-owner of Beeyoutiful.com, an online store that sells supplements and personal care products. Steve and Stephanie have been members of the Weston A. Price Foundation for several years, as well as sponsors of the annual conference. This year, after Dr. Kaalya Daniel’s report on fermented cod liver oil came out, Steve and Stephanie decided to pull out as sponsors of the WAPF annual conference in Anaheim happening next month. Not only that, but they have since stopped selling Green Pasture products on their website.
In this video, Steve explains why.
David Gumpert is a journalist, a blogger, and the author of three books, The Raw Milk Revolution ; Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Food Rights; and The Raw Milk Answer Book. In this video, we talk about the FCLO scandal and “WAPFGATE”. David expresses concerns about how the Weston A. Price Foundation has reacted to the scandal and how he has been attacked and criticized. In fact, WAPF chapter leaders have been “excommunicated” by Sally Fallon Morell for linking to David’s blog. David also shares that some WAPF chapter leaders will be attending the conference at the new PPPF organization.
Archie Welch as been a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation and Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund for a decade. In recent years, Archie has worked with fellow WAPF member, Dan Corrigan as a partner in the company, Corganic which was founded to help provide nourishing foods and supplements to people who need them, especially children on the autistic spectrum. Corganic sold fermented cod liver oil for a short period of time (about 8 months) but when they got too many complaints from their customer base largely comprised of “canaries in the coal mine,” they stopped selling the Green Pasture products.
This past winter, after being shunned by the Weston A. Price Foundation for encouraging them to bring on more Paleo members, Cathy Raymond lost her job and ended up homeless. Living in a friend’s basement with no heat, she developed a bright red skin rash that ultimately spread from head to toe. In today’s video, Cathy tells how after she quit taking fermented cod liver oil, her rash “miraculously” disappeared. Not only that, but she effortlessly dropped 35 pounds in 3 months.
Have you been and your family been taking fermented cod liver oil (FCLO)? You will want to watch this video. Dr. Kaayla Daniel, former Vice President of the Weston A. Price Foundation published a “whistleblower” report on August 23, 2015 that raised questions about a natural vitamin supplement that many people in the real foods community have been taking religiously in the belief that it was a healthy, traditional, and safe food.