The Wood Wenches Celebrate Lighter Bodies

October 2012. An unseasonally-cold winter storm last week brought the first local tornado we're aware of. As it moved east, the storm joined two other fronts to form the historic cyclone Sandy. All are in-our-face manifestations of increasing climate change. Denial should be … [Read more...]

Celebrating a Lighter, Leaner Janaia

I lost forty pounds in five months. That weight has stayed off for over a year without struggle. I'm absolutely tickled. My tail is wagging. I have the body I longed for since I was a teenager. I feel lithe and young, I have lots of energy, I'm dancing inside and out. I … [Read more...]

Preparing Traditional Nourishment

Five Cooking Classes with Shan Kendall, based on the work of Weston A. Price, with a bonus Recipes and Resources CD. Learn the tips and techniques, materials and tools from an experienced cook. Recipes are based on Nourishing Traditions by Sally … [Read more...]

The Vegetarian Myth (191)

What we eat is destroying both our bodies and the planet, according to author Lierre Keith, a recovering twenty-year vegan and author of The Vegetarian Myth. While she passionately opposes factory farming of animals, she maintains that humans require nutrient-dense animal … [Read more...]

Eating to Save the Earth

February 19-20, 2011. We came to the Bay area on Saturday to view the San Francisco premiere of "END:CIV" a documentary by Franklin Lopez based on Derrick Jensen's monumental book Endgame. We had taped a conversation with Derrick in December 2010 (to be produced), and found … [Read more...]

Sustaining Food, Sustainable Food

Shan Kendall discusses nutrition-dense foods that nourished traditional peoples. Usually high in quality animal fats, with fermented foods to aid digestion, these foods fostered low levels of chronic disease. Shan cooks and teaches based on the principles in Nourishing … [Read more...]