recommendations & links

I've gathered all my book, supplement, product and website recommendations here. So if you remember seeing something you were interested in, you don't have to find the specific blog post, it'll be on this page.

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GAPS protocol

Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride's web site
The creator of the GAPS program publishes a number of articles on her blog adding to the information provided in her book.
Health Home Happiness
Cara blogs about her experience treating her children with GAPS and provides a grain-free menu subscription program for those on SCD, GAPS, etc.

However the really BIG news is that she sells an ebook on doing GAPS intro, What Can I Eat Now? 30 Days of recipes and tips for the GAPS Intro Diet. Download a FREE sample!
GAPS Diet Yahoo! group
Support group with a huge archive.
GAPS Help Yahoo! group
Smaller support group for those overwhelmed by the posting volume on the diet group.



Cooking Traditional Foods
KerryAnn runs a very helpful blog on all sorts of topics related to traditional foods and gluten-free, casein-free and egg-free cooking.

In addition, she has a forum that is unfortunately not as active as it used to be, but there is a wealth of information archived there.

For those with difficulties implementing a traditional foods lifestyle, she has been running monthly menu planners for several years, complete with shopping lists and schedules.

She has published a number of useful ebooks about traditional foods as well.

Finally, she has begun helping those who need assistance beyond planning and organizing; she is now running classes teaching very basic cooking skills as well as a lactofermentation course.

I have been reading and posting to her site for several years and find her to have a solid grounding in science, a practical and frugal mindset, honesty about her own struggles, compassion for her visitors, and a willingness to give a LOT away even when it conflicts with the products she sells. I highly recommend her site.
Traditional Foods blog
Amanda Rose (food scientist) and her mom (gardener and cook) run this blog together. These are the folks who did the 12 days of broth.

Amanda also has sites about using nutrition to rebuild from depression, the iron content of foods, and how to reduce phytic acid, all of which can be accessed from this main blog.
Weston A Price Foundation
They describe themselves...
The Foundation is dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods to the human diet through education, research and activism. It supports a number of movements that contribute to this objective including accurate nutrition instruction, organic and biodynamic farming, pasture-feeding of livestock, community-supported farms, honest and informative labeling, prepared parenting and nurturing therapies. Specific goals include establishment of universal access to clean, certified raw milk and a ban on the use of soy formula for infants.
Ann Marie was one of the earliest traditional food blogs on the web and has a very nice collection of recipes.
SCD recipes
Large collection of recipes.
Pecan Bread recipes (SCD)
Another large collection of recipes.
find real food
A Campaign for Real Milk
This site is a great resource for finding a local source of raw, full-fat, pastured milk & dairy products.
Eat Wild
Learn why you want pastured meat, eggs & dairy and find local sources.
Local Harvest
Local Harvest allows you to locate local farms, farmer's markets and CSA.
Eat Local Grown
This is a smaller site than the above, with few listings thus far. But it appears to be more participatory, anyone can add or review listings. Could be a very kewl site once we get more listings added!


diabetes and bG control

Jennifer's advice to the newly diagnosed
The most important single page you can read about bG control.
Blood Sugar 101
This site is the reason I didn't build a diabetes web site myself; I started to work on one a long time ago, then ran across Jenny's site and realized she'd done everything I wanted to do and better than I'd have done it.

Jenny has been a long-time poster on many usenet groups and web forums about diabetes and low-carb dieting and is one of the most helpful participants around. She has a wonderful knack of reading research and translating it for laymen.

If you have bG issues, whether diabetic or not, Jenny's site is a great place to begin to learn, or if you prefer reading offline, get her book.
Diabetes Update blog
This is where Jenny keeps us up-to-date on the latest research on diabetes.
Diabetes Developments
A blog on latest developments in diabetes by David Mendosa.
related issues
Track Your Plaque blog
Dr. Davis was the first help I found after my MI.

He tracks patients coronary plaque via heart scans and has gotten outright reversals via his preventative protocol. I can't overestimate how much I learned from him about preventing heart disease; I first learned about niacin, CoEnzymeQ10, vitamin D3 and vitamin K2 from him.

Dr. Davis also impresses me because I have been following him for quite some time and I have seen his ideas grow and change as he has learned more. Thus his blog has a much more complete description of his protocol than the book.
Wheat Belly blog
The one thing that confused me about Dr. Davis was that he emphasized going wheat-free as part of his protocol and I always suspected it was a covert way to get people to do low carb to control their bG and thus reduce cardiac risk.

I just never understood why he was so down on wheat specifically, as opposed to table sugar, potatoes, rice, etc.

Reading his new book, Wheat Belly, opened my eyes to both the genetics of modern wheat and why it's different than what my grandmother ate, and more importantly, why even those without any apparent celiac symptoms may have celiac, and further that modern wheat has problems beyond strictly the gluten issue.
Adrenals web
This site is a fairly comprehensive resource for those suffering from adrenal insufficiency, including information on symptoms, places to get tested, treatment, aldosterone & electrolytes, iron and lifestyle issues.
Adrenals Yahoo! group
If your adrenal saliva test is abnormal, this is THE place to go for help!
Reverse T3 and Thyroid Resistance
An extremely comprehensive site dealing with issues with high reverse T3, rT3 being the hormone that causes bears to hibernate.
Dr Sarah MyHill
Dr. MyHill researches and treats CFS / ME and provides a free ebook on her treatment approach.

In addition, her site generously provides an incredible amount of information on basic health (diet, supplements, detoxification), bowel problems, hormonal issues, allergies and autoimmunity, joint issues, skin problems, cancer, heart disease, women's health and much more.

Every time I visit her site, I am amazed at how much new information she has put up. This site is just a treasure of health information from a fabulous doctor.


geeky links

Caution: science ahead
Raw Food SOS
Denise Minger is famous in some circles and infamous in others for her critique of The China Study. Though she doesn't blog often, her posts are very nutritious stuff for the brain.
Petro Dobromylskyj blogs on various research articles. If the details of the Kreb's cycle make you wet, Peter will make you orgasm.
The Daily Lipid
Chris Masterjohn is the darling of WAPF as he identified Price's elusive "X factor" as vitamin K2. He blogs about all aspects of TF with a particular emphasis on the necessary nutrients in animal foods: cholesterol, vitamins A &D, choline, etc.
Cooling Inflammation
Dr. Art Ayers is a biomedical researcher and an excellent writer who makes science very understandable to laymen.
J. Stanton is a Paleo blogger I greatly enjoy. I highly recommend his Why are we hungry? series.
Whole Health Source
Stephan Guyenet blogs on current research on diabetes and obesity. I disagree with him about a lot of things, but find it a useful brain exercise to read things I disagree with.

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Blog Carnivals, Linkups, Blog Hops & Link Parties

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Scrumptious Sunday I R A
Sugar Free Sunday I A-T (sugar-free) SEP 2 2012
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Your Sunday Best I N L (photographs only)
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Craftastic Monday I R M
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Mama Moments Monday I R
Secret Recipe Club I R (closes early)
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Menu Plan Monday I R (planning posts are more appropriate than recipes)
Mix it up Monday I R A
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More the Merrier Monday last post August 2012
Motivate Me Monday I R
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