Good morning readers. Want to see what my Hubs has been doing lately?
Yep, that's an airsoft gun and he's been after the squirrels who have been eating all the birdseed. It's pretty entertaining to watch. I've even gotten off a few shots. 🙂
So I've been asking for prayers on Facebook and giving you updates on our niece who is recovering from surgery. They finally repaired her skull after the accident a year ago Thanksgiving (please continue to pray for her recovery, thank you!), and it got me thinking that I should bring this post to your attention again: Never Leave Your Loved Ones Alone in a Hospital — Medical Errors Cause 444,000 Deaths Each Year! (p.s. For a laugh, read Shane's hat.)
Off we go, here's what I've found for you this week…
- Have you seen this Chris Kresser article, Why Are Scientists and the Public So Often At Odds? “While the majority of researchers agree on topics like nutrition, vaccination, genetically-modified foods and climate change, the general public sometimes disregards their advice. Is the public simply uninformed and ignorant? Or is science arrogant and over-confident? Or both?”
- How long has it been since you added a new cookbook to your collection? This sweet, beautifully photographed cookbook makes preparation of real, whole, traditional foods easy. If you love or long for life on the farm, I think this one will resonate with you even more! By Shaye Elliot: The Elliott Homestead: From Scratch: Traditional, whole-foods dishes for easy, everyday meals.
- To all the Moms out there, does this look about right? (Shared from @MamaNatural)
- Whether or not you like Matt Walsh (I love him but just can't read him daily or I go on overload, plus I wish he was as enlightened about real food/natural living as he is on other topics, but anyway), you have to admit he makes some great points in this article on the birth control pill: Men Get Free Sex, Women Get Cancer. As Catholic Christians, Kent and I have looked into this issue quite a bit, but see if you're aware of this stuff, here are three excerpts: “It seems rather silly to get worked up over genetically modified food when we are so eager to chemically modify ourselves…” “Is there any other drug where the risks include blood clots and cancer and the primary benefit is to stymie a natural, normal, and healthy bodily function? It carries risks similar to other medications, but unlike those other medications, it wasn’t primarily designed to treat a dysfunction. It was designed instead to cause dysfunction….” “If scientists ever develop a birth control pill for men that renders them impotent, potentially causes cancer, requires them to take a dose every day, and makes their testicles shrivel, I can guarantee that drug would not be among Rite Aid’s best sellers…”
- Do you get annual physicals? Here's an interesting article questioning that practice… I'll be curious to hear your thoughts on this one.
If you use lard, you probably know that it's actually a nutrient-dense, heat stable, traditional fat that lends wonderful flavor and texture to roasted, fried, and baked dishes. As with everything, source is important, so it's worth it to buy or render lard from pasture-raised pigs. Find pastured lard here. Or find it at a local farm or farmer's market. Read an excerpt from Who Killed Lard?: “It seems funny,” Silver says, “but for thousands of years this was the thing that people cooked with. A century ago, lard was in every American pantry and fryer. These days, lard is an insult.“
- Remember last week I showed you that movie trailer that is a MUCH better alternative to going to see the rotten Fifty Shades movie? Well here's another option: Skip Fifty Shades and Donate $50 to Women's Shelter. Cool idea, huh?
- This cracked me up: 8 reasons children of the 70's should be dead. 🙂
- Did you catch all of last week’s posts? Here they are in case you missed them:
- Or maybe you missed the KK monthly update with blog highlights?