Nourishing Traditions Book Review: Part XXX – Appendices

This is the LAST post from this book!  Can you believe it!  Well… the last scheduled post.  When I find more fantastic recipes in the book I’ll definitely have to post those as well!  I’m so excited to be at the end, but sad as well.  I’m glad I’ve finally finished… but it was nice to have something consistent and routine to make me finish getting through all of it!  

I’ve learned so much in the process!  I’m using my dehydrator more, fermenting lots of foods (sauerkraut, kombucha, kefir, pickles, apple cider vinegar, and more!), better about choosing the right fats and oils, and steering clear of sugars!  There is so much more to this book than that, but it’s definitely helped me get on the path to better nutrition… even though we don’t partake in the grains and beans that Fallon talks about.

Well… the last of the book is certainly not the least!  I’ve referenced this portion of the book many times already!

Appendix A: Limited-Time Limited-Budget Guidelines
The pointers in this 3 page section is really encouraging.  As I’ve been reading through the book it has made me think that I’m going to have the worst health in the world because of all the things I can’t do or don’t want to do!  This portion really helped me realize I’m already doing great things to encourage health in our family and we are successfully doing the majority of this list!  I found it very encouraging and also a great way to remember the priorities.

Appendix B: Know Your Ingredients Answers
Throughout the book there have been random lists of ingredients and you are to guess what processed food it might be!  The majority were pretty hard and there were often many surprise ingredients.  Here give this one a try!  It’s from page 521.

Enriched corn meal, (corn meal, ferrous sulfate, niacin, thiamine, mononitrate and riboflavin), vegetable oil (contains one or more of the following: canola, corn, cottonseed, or partially hydrogenated [canola, cottonseed, soy-bean or sunflower] oil), whey, cheddar cheese (milk cheese culture, salt, enzymes and calcium chloride), salt, sour cream, artificial flavor, monosodium glutamate, lactic acid, artificial colors (yellow #6, tumeric and annatto), and citric acid. No preservatives.

Can you guess?

Did you get it right away?

I know… it’s something gross…..

Something we would NEVER eat!!!!

CHEETOS!!!!

Can you believe it?
Appendix C: Sources
A GREAT list of places to be able to purchase some of the ingredients that aren’t as common and that couldn’t be located in a normal supermarket.  I have used this section already and have used it for price comparison.  These are not just sources, but GOOD sources.  Companies that are known for producing and selling good, wholesome, healthy products. An example of the products listed are glass baby bottles, Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds, Flax Oil, Kombucha, Coconut oil and SO much more!

Appendix D: The Weston A Price Foundation
Gives a quick summary of the foundation, what it is designed to do and how it helps people.  The foundation is based off of the work and results that Weston A Price found while studying primitive peoples and their diets around the word.  The foundation also produces two high quality journals called Wise Traditions in Food and Farming and the Healing Arts.

Appendix E: Suggested Reading
As it states this is a fantastic list of books that range on all aspects of diet and food!  Some of these books look absolutely amazing!  I will say, that two of them are on my current list to read, but they aren’t available in the library so I’m going to have to purchase them or find a place to borrow them from.  These two books are The Untold Story of Milk by Ron Schmid (about raw milk) and Sugar Blues ( about the dangers of sugar) by William Dufty.

Appendix F: A Campaign for Healthy Fats
Fallon briefly addresses the fact that fast food chains all use hydrogenated oils instead of natural healthy oils.  She puts out a plea to write these companies asking them to make changes for the health of the nation.  The list is immensely long and all companies that we know well.

Well… that brings us to the end… the finally pages of [amazon_link id=”0967089735″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Nourishing Tradition[/amazon_link].  I hope you enjoyed the journey with me and that you were able to learn as much as I did.  I’m SO glad I have my own copy and I use it frequently as a reference.  However, I did find an online PDF version of the book for free if you are interested!  It isn’t searchable and because it is so long it’s very hard to use and location something in particular… however… it will probably help you fall in love with the book and purchase one of your own!

Happy reading and cheers to your health!

 

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