Wash your hands. Do social distancing. Are these the only two things we can do to protect our health during this pandemic? Joel Salatin, co-owner of Polyface Farms, author, and speaker, offers ideas about how to strengthen our immune system and our spirit during this time of crisis. He suggests that we cannot rely on health officials or the government to make us well. We must take our health into our own hands.
Among other things, Joel recommends diversifying our microbiome by getting dirty (instead of trying to create a sterile environment), getting restorative sleep, hydrating, and cultivating healthy relationships. This conversation reminds us of the good things that are happening, and the positive choices we can make in the midst of the challenges. COVID-19 (also known as the Coronavirus) threatens the status quo and feels de-stabilizing. But this time can teach us resilience and provide opportunities to build our health and our community’s interdependence.
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Looking for ways to support the immune system? Let's turn to vitamin A. It truly is an A-mazing vitamin that is often overlooked. Registered dietician and nutritionist Pam Schoenfeld discusses today what this vitamin can do for us, in what foods it is most bio-available (including liver) and what she has seen it do for her clients—from clearing up acne, resolving poor night vision, improving fertility, to resolving low energy and fatigue.
Most of us are vitamin A deficient, and completely unaware of it. Symptoms can include dry eye, vaginal dryness, skipping menstrual cycles, gut problems and more. Together, we discuss how to include more of it in our diet and what we can expect when we do.
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The Coronavirus, known as COVID-19, was recently labeled a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Thousands have died and there is much concern about the rate of the spread of the virus and its severity. Along with the Coronavirus, anxiety and concern are sweeping across the U.S. and the world.
Today's conversation with Sally Fallon Morell, the head of the Weston A. Price Foundation, empowers us to take our health into our own hands. Through a nutrient-dense diet, we can strengthen our bodies naturally and improve their ability to confront what may come their way.
Sally offers practical tips for boosting immunity including:
She goes into detail about the foods that nourish and protect our immune system. She discusses the role of vitamins A, D, C, and saturated fats. She covers the role of 5G in weakening the immune system in Wuhan, the epicenter of the virus. And, importantly, she reminds us to stay calm--since stress depletes our vitamin A stores, which are critical for fighting any virus.
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We are so disconnected from our food. Most of us think soup only comes in cans and meat comes on a styrofoam tray wrapped in plastic. It’s time to eat like humans again. In generations past, our ancestors hunted and processed animals themselves. And they respected the animal by using every bit of it to nourish their families. They made nutrient-dense meals from the organ meat, broth from the bones—all to the benefit of their families' health, and their budget.
In today’s discussion, Dr. Bill Schindler, director of Eastern Shore Food Lab at Washington College and an avid hunter, butcher, and forager, explains how to break out of the supermarket mentality and start putting a face on the plate, once again. He discusses the percentage of the animal Americans eat (it’s very low), how we got to where we are today (uncomfortable with organ meats and processing animals) and the small steps we can take to reconnect with our food. He also explains in detail the value of this transformative journey.
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Ballymaloe Cookery School is the world-renown, multi-award-winning cooking school situated in lovely East Cork, Ireland. It is known for its unique approach, helping students reconnect with their food from start to finish--from planting seeds to cooking in the kitchen. Ballymaloe's guiding principles include sustainability, and using locally-sourced and high-quality ingredients--many of which are grown and harvested directly from the 100-acre organic farm on which the school is situated.
Darina Allen established the Ballymaloe Cookery School in 1983 with her brother. An author of over 10 books, Darina shares her passion for cooking on today's episode. She discusses how Ballymaloe came to be, why she persisted when many insisted she choose a different line of work, and why she believes cooking is so often looked down upon. She also shares secrets she has learned over the years about the importance of preparing nourishing meals and how to rediscover the lost art of cooking.
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