Have you ever watched the movie "Road to Wellville"? I understand there is a book, too. It is a wonderful, lighthearted comedy about Dr. John Harvey Kellogg and his attempts at bringing people to good health through clean living during the early 1900's. He employed some pretty bizarre techniques, yet, mingled with the quackery he had some good basis for helping folks to well being.
Wouldn't it be nice if there was a perfect solution to getting to the bottom of cranky sinuses? Clogged ears? Sore Joints and muscles? Oh, how I wish there was. Life for me lately has been a mix of Prilosec OTC, Allergy Pills, Pain Relievers, Tums...are we adding more of a toxic load to a body that is just trying to tell us something?
I set out on my own road to Wellville several years ago. During this time encountered quacks that have hurt me with their techniques. I have encountered vibrant people who have helped me a great deal. Oh, and self diagnosis? Doesn't work. Sometimes I think I have it all figured out, yet, what I am doing is upsetting my struggling system even more. Then, there is discouragement. I have a tendency to "throw the baby out with the bathwater" and go backwards. Life gets to be too hectic, the easy meals come back into the house. Cooking with blinders on, not reading the labels, justifying the foods we are ingesting in this home...a recipe to set us up for feeling poorly.
Time to unsubscribe from some of the emails I get for coupons and fast dinners. Time to adapt and figure out how to eat well and not have to cook all of my free time away.
Well, as Mom used to say, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again."
Time to read "Nourishing Traditions", again.
Time to get back to the good cooking basics.
There is a lot of great info in this book. I make a few things from it regularly. Stock, Crispy nuts, Nut Butter, some of the pickled foods. Time to experiment more.