I have been leading up to writing more specifically about what good nutrition looks like for those living with PCOS. Although what I have to share today is not specifically about PCOS, it is solid, nutritional teaching that will benefit anyone and is the backbone of overall good health.
These are the teachings of Dr. Weston Price, whom you will learn more about in these videos and articles. Throughout the years that I have been studying nutrition (6 years going on 7), this is without a doubt the most solid and excellent teaching that I have come across. Over the past 3 years, my family has been slowly adapting more and more of these principles into our diet. We are not there 100% yet, but we are closer than ever, and continually working to improve our diet more and more.
I believe that we are starting to see more of the fruits of that, in the good health of our children and in my health in particular! There is still some work to do on my husband's health, and some obstacles to overcome (namely, his work schedule and the difficulty for him to avoid eating poor foods with clients and coworkers, and to be able to consistently eat more of what I prepare for him), but we're working on that, too!
These 3 videos are an excellent introduction to understanding what traditional diets are all about! They are from Sally Fallon, the president of the Weston Price Foundation, and author of Nourishing Traditions
They're each just under 10 minutes long, and I'm pretty sure that they skip over some parts of Sally's speaking, but what they do go through is excellent and very thorough, and will give you a really good introduction to the ideas behind her nutritional teaching (which is based on Dr. Weston Price's work)
Additionally, these two articles are a bit long, but they give a great overview of Dr. Price's work and findings, including pictures comparing those who did and did not eat traditional diets, and applications from his teaching for us today.
I will try to give a more step-by-step outline of how to adapt these nutritional principles to how your family eats in the new year, but in the meantime, I hope that they inspire you to begin to learn more!
I am not the only one out there seeking to follow these principles and teach them on my blog! This teaching is definitely spreading and becoming more well known and accepted. Why don't you get to know these wonderful blogging friends of mine as well, for more encouragment and help on your journey to better nutrition and health?
Lindsay @ Passionate Homemaking
Kimi @ The Nourishing Gourmet
Kelly @ Kelly the Kitchen Kop
Donielle @ Naturally Knocked Up and Raising Peanuts
Michelle @ Frugal Granola
Laura @ Heavenly Homemakers
What do you think about the concept of traditional diets? Have you begun to apply any of these principles to your own eating habits (and if not, what holds you back)? For those who have begun to, have you noticed any difference since making these changes?