Notes from the Field

November 20, 2017

No surprise here. I knew this was going to be a challenging day for me. I’m the one who follows the refrigerator rule, “if it smells OK, and looks OK, then it’s probably OK”. This rule has worked out really well for me in my 28 years on earth living amongst bacteria, v...

September 12, 2017

I made this ice cream pretty early on in my 'Leaky Gut' Diet adventures. I had low expectations based on my previous experiments with low-sugar, casein-free ice creams. They always turned out border-line edible. This recipe completely changed my outlook--after just one...

September 3, 2017

This was created on Day 5 of my Leaky Gut protocol. Luckily I went to the Farmers' Market a couple days before and stocked up on some essentials, because farmers' markets are the easiest place to buy "safe" ingredients. I am avoiding all grains, legumes, cow's dairy, s...

August 29, 2017

Today is Day 12 of my Leaky Gut protocol. No gluten or grains, no sugar, no alcohol or caffeine (update: coffee and wine are allowed in limited amounts), no starchy vegetables, no legumes, no GMOs, and no cow's dairy. I've decided to commit to this protocol for 30 days...

August 7, 2017

As a youth farm educator, I have a particular interest in weaning children off of unnatural, refined sugars and sweets in order to help stop the growing diabetes epidemic. Perhaps most alarming in this trend is that more than 1 in 3 of Americans are pre-diabetic. What...

February 1, 2015

As I transition from laying out my whole life for "friends" to see on Facebook to selectively sharing aspects of it I feel might actually benefit someone, I want to post my senior speech from high school. Written in 2007, I spoke and warned of a situation that was newl...

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