Pickled Cabbage May Be the Cure for Bird Flu

It’s being reported at telegraph.co.uk, as well as many other sites, that when scientists fed an extract of kimchi (a spicy Korean lacto-fermented cabbage dish similar to sauerkraut) to 13 chickens infected with avian flu, 11 of the birds showed signs of recovery at the end of 1 week.

Home Birth of Our Eighth Child

It’s with great pleasure that I announce the birth of Rachel’s and my eighth child and fourth daughter, MacKenna Elyse. Much to the distress of some friends and family (“Isn’t that dangerous? What if something goes wrong?”), she was born at home on November 4 in a garden size tub, with the assistance of a midwife. Mother and daughter are doing extremely well.

Now, to beat you to the punch line…

No, eight isn’t enough!

My Journey to Traditional Nutrition

I’ve had several things I’ve wanted to write about in the Traditional Foods section, but I thought they wouldn’t make much sense without some background information. So that’s what this is, just an attempt to let you know where I’m coming from—the long journey to find peace with my choice of diet, and health along the way.

Spicy Foods Are Okay for Babies

My wife Rachel turned me on to an article running over at Fox News (which is a good thing, since it’s not a place I normally visit myself). In it, the author basically concludes that after a baby is six months old, it’s fine to feed him or her just about anything you want to give them. So I guess it’s [mother’s] milk before meat (1 Cor. 3:2), but after that you can offer whatever’s on the table.