General Information on Nutrition and Fermentation
The Weston A. Price Foundation’s philosophy and ideas fuels most of my applications of nutrition and lifestyle choices. I also find the Paleo and the Primal Blueprint’s orientation quite compelling and apply much of what they propose as well. There is quite a bit of overlap between these approaches.
Weston A. Price Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt nutrition education foundation. 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.
Local Weston A. Price Groups in the Bay Area (These are active lively groups and a great way to find local resources)
Where to find real milk near you: www.RealMilk.com
GAPS Diet –The Gut and Psychology Syndrome Diet has its foundation on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) created by Dr. Sidney Valentine Haas to heal digestive disorders. SCD gained great popularity after a mother, Elaine Gottschall, healed her own child and became an advocate for SCD. Elaine Gottschall is also the author of the popular book Breaking the Vicious Cycle. Intestinal Health Through Diet. Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride has taken SCD and evolved it further to create a full protocol for healing digestive disorders and subsequent issues.
Where to Buy Great Products (Some of these are affiliate links)
Lisa’s Counter Culture offers these products for local pickup (my book, salt and tea can be shipped). Email me to order.
- Lisa’s Kombucha Tea Blend is an organic fair trade loose ratio of green,white and black tea that keeps your scoby healthy and your kombucha tasty. ($15)
- Lisa’s Counter Culture: Pickles and Other Well-Bred Foods Cookbook (special discount price of $30 including tax for local pickup)
- Superfine Grind Himalayan Salt in pint jar container ($12)
- Fermenting Jars (The Probiotic Jar) (Email for sizes in stock)
- Pure Indian Foods Organic Ghee (Cultured, Plain, Garlic and Digestive are stocked – other flavors upon request) Competitively priced for you minus the shipping costs!
- JJ’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar – Local and less acidic than Braggs – you can joyfully sip this all on it’s own! ($8)
- Super mellow olive oil for superb mayo! ($20)
- Kombucha Culture with starter tea ($20)
- Dairy and Water Kefir Cultures (Organic and raised anaerobically) ($20)
Mountain Rose Herbs: I recommend their bulk organic herbs, spices and teas. Good prices, great quality and customer service.
Kombucha Kamp: If you want the coolest containers, crocks, heating pads, etc – this is the place to go! If you need a culture or tea or other kombucha related beauties shipped to your doorstep – you will be sending me your undying thanks for sending you to Hannah, the Kombucha Mama! She has all sorts of goodies on her website – videos, FAQS, and recipes galore. The customer service is stellar. Plus Hannah is just super sweet and and fellow fermenting freak. Ya gonna love her!
Wise Choice Market for properly fermented and cured veggies and juices shipped frozen to your door. The fermented garlic flowers are amazing! Keep an eye on on this site, Real Bone Broth and other traditional foods are being added often so be sure to check in regularly.
Azure Standard: I recommend much of the bulk items – organic herbs and spices, sea salt, non-corn/soy chicken feed and a little know secret is that they carry Green Pastures Fermented Cod Liver Oil at a great price – only listed in the paper catalog or buying calling them directly to get the codes to use online.
Creston Valley Meats: All things meat and bone related delivered every two weeks throughout Northern and Southern California. There is a drop point right around the corner from me! How cool is that?
Fiesta Farms CSA: Truly pastured chicken (organs, feet and head) and eggs and also turkeys and pigs in the fall. (My home is a drop point)
Offered at farmer’s markets and through CSA shares (Community Supported Agriculture). Soy/corn free chickens and eggs are available.
Milk Pail in Mountain View, CA for Evergreen Farm’s Organic Duck eggs and Marin Sun Farm’s Grassfed Beef. Claravale raw milk is also sold here.