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Food Resources

Looking for healthy foods? Here are some resources to help.

Local Connections:

  • Eat Wild
    Offers a direct link to local farms that sell grass-fed products.
  • Local Harvest
    A nationwide guide to farmers markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food.
  • Eat Well Guide
    A guide to farms, restaurants, markets, and more.
  • Real Milk
    Listings by state of local sources for raw milk/organic dairy products.
  • FoodRoutes
    Dedicated to connecting people with locally grown sustainable food. Lots of helpful information for transitioning to this way of life.
  • Azure Standard
    Local delivery of foods, herbs, essential oils, coconut oils, and many other natural products.

Online Sources:

Urban Area Projects:

Books:

  • The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
    An eye-opening account of how we produce and market our food.
    (There is a Young Readers Edition that is simpler to understand and equally enlightening.)
  • Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon
    670 pages of recipes, articles, and information on the culinary customs of our ancestors. The book is based on the research of Weston A. Price.
  • Deep Nutrition by Catherine and Luke Shanahan
    Catherine is a molecular biologist and medical doctor. Luke is a culinary arts specialist. Together they describe the foods and techniques common to every culture and explain why it is essential to eat these foods.
  • Organic Manifesto by Maria Rodale
    Rodale is a third-generation organic farming advocate. In this book she traces the rise of chemical farming and its impact on health and our environment.

Other Suggestions:

  • Do a search in your area for an organic buying club.
  • Request grass-fed beef at your local grocery store.
  • Local health food stores can be a source of organic and whole foods. Check with them about grassland sources of meat and poultry. Always read labels carefully, even at health food stores.
  • Look for a local chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation, an organization dedicated to healthy, whole food diets. Local chapters often have resources to connect with local farmers.

Quotes

"I'm new at this, but today I cleaned my bathroom with baking soda and vinegar. It's much better not having those strong chemical smells afterwards."

– Anonymous

"The entire time we lived in our (mold-infested) house the kitchen sponge would get musty smelling within 3-4 days. It was so strange. I had to buy a pack of sponges nearly every week."

– Anonymous

"I knew it was mold, but doctors kept telling me I had anxiety. I was sitting in my office and could not remember who I was talking to, or what we were talking about."

– Brenda

"...at age 35 or 36 I started to become allergic to everything, and I got asthma at age 36... I went to doctor after doctor after doctor and was desperate for help, but nobody could help me."

– Mia

"I had been struggling with headaches, head fog, breathing difficulties (unable to get a full breath), constant scalp tingling, migraines, nausea, feeling spacey/detached, and severe itchy skin."

– Anonymous

"I was skeptical at first that these (natural cleaning) products would work, but they work better than the stuff I buy at the store! We will soon be moving to the personal care products as well!"

– Jennifer

"I started finding myself sitting on the floor in rooms of my house and not remembering how I got there, what I was doing before, or how long I had been there."

– Brenda

"My symptoms persisted and eventually turned into lethargy and depression. At the age of 26, I required a nap every evening after work."

– Jennifer

"I have been sick for almost 6 months now and doctors were not able to figure out why. I finally put it all together after going away for vacation for a week and suddenly my symptoms were going away."

– Anonymous

"I've been living in a mold-infested home for 13 months... I was going CRAZY! Finally figured it out... Just a few days of recovering in a mold-free home and I feel AMAZING!!!"

– Lauren

"We all suffered from headaches, hormonal body temperature fluctuations, brain fog, fatigue, difficulty breathing, thrush, rashes, and yeast infections... we vacated our home two weeks ago."

– Anonymous

"In my moldy home if I left the wet clothes in the washer they would get musty very quickly and I'd have to re-wash... Sometimes I'd run a load, go to work, and they'd be musty when I returned that evening."

– Anonymous

"My daughter started having digestive problems... heart palpitations... coughing episodes... muscle/joint pain... asthma/allergies... Her doctor finally advised me to check for mold in our home."

– Anonymous

"We had some water leaks in our home... we never thought we needed to clean out and remove the floor, the ceiling, or the drywall... my two small children and I have remained constantly sick for years in this home."

– Mia

"My daughter has had many blood samples taken to test for everything imaginable and her doctor just seems puzzled. Everything comes back normal."

– Anonymous

"The ERMI mold test as well as your helpful articles and Toxic Talk Tuesday programs have helped us avoid a terrible mistake in purchasing a new home."

– Angela

"We were having a lot of health problems and had been to the doctor countless times... we had large circles of slimy greenish-black mold on the bathroom ceiling, where it had caved in a few months before."

– C.

"Both of my sons went downhill quickly and coughed for months... They both lost their ability to read, had profound vision disturbances, and had phenomenal gastric issues."

– Lee

"Our family has been out of our home for 9 months due to mold... I am so scared and weak from all of this. We have lost friends; family members don't understand."

– Anonymous

Dedication