I believe in a Good God, who gives His children good things to eat. This orginally included plants and herbs- anything that could grow out of the earth. After God judged the earth with the flood, this included meat. He actually commanded men to eat meat. Not grocery store meat. I don’t do well with arguments about hormones and antibiotics. Of course He didn’t intend for those to be eaten, so don’t. We have available to us at a fairly affordable price, grass-fed meats, pasture raised pork and poultry, and raw, farm-fresh dairy.
If you live in America, you probably don’t think these things are healthy. And don’t get me started on fat. (Hint: Fat, yes from Animals, is good for you.) You probably think “light” and “lean” and “canola oil” and “soy milk” and steamed vegetables are what you should be eating. Science and people groups point to the error in this food philosophy.
Enter, Weston A. Price, D.D.S. He was a dentist in the 1930’s. To make this short, he visited traditional cultures- people groups unaffected by the Western Diet (refinement, sugars, flours, rancid oils, convenience foods) and found that they had almost 0% cavities, their arches were perfect, their teeth didn’t need braces and they hadn’t had a death from heart disease or cancer. But what they did have was lots and lots of fat, meat, and fermentation going on. They ate loads of butter, and they were healthy. The Eskimos ate loads of blubber and were healthy. Some ate very little vegetables and were still healthy. But they all ate animal products, ALL of them did. And they ALL fermented and properly prepared their foods. To learn more and read more, visit the Weston A. Price Foundation website and/or get the book Nourishing Traditions, written by Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF) President and Founder.
One part of my vision for this blog is to take everyday foods– common and popular recipes and dishes, even Standard American Diet (SAD) foods– and transform recipes into nourishing and health-giving meals, without pretending like you don’t have taste buds.
The other part of the vision is to show that, yes, it is important what you eat. Chemicals, additives and preservatives in foods can cause preventable disease. Failure to properly prepare grains can wreak havoc on a digestive system. And eating factory farmed meats and poultry can put unnecessary and harmful antibiotics and hormones into our system. Refined flours and sugars are death-sentence foods and starve us of the nutrients our bodies need. But on the other hand, like Jesus said, “it’s not what goes into a man that defiles him, but what comes out.” He wasn’t talking about waste; He was speaking of the heart. So Vision, Part 2 deals with the heart. For where your heart is, your treasure is also. Treasure Christ above all.