So I’ve gained a little weight…

I’m going to level with you. I do not like being fat. I know we are supposed to love our bodies no matter their shape and size (and I do have a lot of love for my body), but I just happen to not like the way it looks when my belly sticks out as…

The March Against Monsanto

On Saturday I marched with an estimated 6000 protesters in Portland, Oregon in the March Against Monsanto. We were but a small portion of people marching against Monsanto and GMO foods around the world–there were over 2 million people worldwide who joined in this protest. I didn’t know how many people would show up. I…

9 Reasons to Eat Real Food

I remember when I thought that protein bars were a healthy snack. When I thought flax oil infused margarine was good for the heart. I remember buying 1% milk because my mom always bought us lowfat, so that’s what I was supposed to drink, right?? I remember when I bought the cheap “wheat” bread, thinking…

The Chicken Girls Are Here

It’s funny how suddenly it happened. For a couple of years, we had tossed around the idea of having chickens someday. It started after I read the book Farm City, the same year my parents got their chickens. But it always seemed off in the future somewhere. Maybe not even until we had moved somewhere…

My New “Diet”

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I have gone off the GAPS diet. I had more or less intended it to be sort of a trial, to see if it was really going to be better for me to eat starches, but now that I’ve gotten off of GAPS, I don’t even have the…