Sarah Ballantyne

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While I still believe that Practical Paleo and The Paleo Solution are essential core reading, over time one comes to realize that if you've been eating according to the "Food Guides"... you likely have an autoimmune condition that would benefit from following this protocol for a period of time before following the general Paleo protocol.

Sarah Ballantyne is the author of my new autoimmune books and has more information on her Paleo Mom website.

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Picked up the Nom Nom Paleo book at Superstore today after a good friend let me know it was currently on sale.  While I really appreciated recipes like Paleo Mayo and Pho, I was pleasantly surprised by all the kitchen/pantry tips and tricks like freezing ginger! An excellent addition to our ever growing library.

Read about Michelle on her nomnompaleo.com website; which also includes a wealth of other Paleo information and recipes.

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My final five course books have arrived in the mail and joined my education library today!

Many of the twenty-five books I now have aren't needed until the second of third year, but as some were already out of print, it was better to get them while the getting was good!

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Two more course books have arrived in the mail and joined my education library today! The one that falls under the "I've taken some liberties with the recommended readings" category is Food and Behavior; which I suspect will offer similar knowledge to Grain Brain.

Zinc and Other Micro-Nutrients is the oldest book in my course collection so far, being published back in 1978.

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With special thanks to some great friends who accepted this shipment from Amazon/UPS while my street is under construction, another seven course books have joined my education library today! The two that fall under the "I've taken some liberties with the recommended readings" category are The Grain Brain Cookbook and Death By Food Pyramid books.

I've even put the Grain Brain book to the side so I could switch to reading Death By Food Pyramid, and am enjoying the read (and knowledge inside) immensely.

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Seven more course books have joined my education library today! The two that fall under the "I've taken some liberties with the recommended readings" category are Grain Brain and The Better Brain books; written by the same author that co-authored Power Up Your Brain.

I was really surprised by the size of the two encyclopedias though; for some reason I thought they were going to be smaller, and I am glad they are not!  Excellent reference material for sure.

I already started reading Grain Brain, and plan to read Ageless Body, Timeless Mind shortly afterward.  I guess that may depend on when I start my A, P, & C modules...

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Received my first shipment of books for my Wholistic Nutrition course today!  I've taken some liberties with the "recommended" reading books, and even added my own... like the Power Up Your Brain book in this pile.  I'll really only need the Anatomy & Physiology book (along with my wife's full blown A&P university text for reference) for the first module(s) of the course, but I wanted to (a) be pro-active, and (b) some of the titles sounded way to interesting to hold off purchasing until I was into the future modules.

I know my initial set of A, P, & C course modules is in the mail, and anticipate having it in my hands next week.

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Since receiving my online book order from Chapters, I have made two batches of fermented foods by following the Wild Fermentation book.  The first was a small batch of sauerkraut using good old green cabbage.  It went so well after only a week that we had to get more produce (green cabbage, red cabbage, rutabaga, & beets) for a second batch.  The second batch jars are still fermenting (one week in), but I might let it go for 2 weeks before tasting to see if an extra week makes a good / noticeable difference.  I also made sure to pickup some wide-mouth mason jars, which make caring for the veggies much easier than the regular jars.

The Practical Paleo book is a fantastic intro book, I highly recommend it as an initial book to read for its easy to understand approach, light details, and excellent meal plans and recipes.  The Paleo Solution is a natural second book to read; good for those that like to know the deeper details, as well as additional topics like exercise and sleep.

I picked up Well Fed 2 as a recipe filler, and was glad I did as it has a great selection of "condiments" and other spicy dishes.

Food For Thought

Leave a banknote--either a real or a photocopied one--in front of a mirror, so you can see its reflection.
More money will begin to flow towards you as a consequence.

Jane Struthers, Attracting Abundance

Affirmations

I know that when I do my best at my job, I will be rewarded in all sorts of ways. 

Louise Hay, I Can Do It Cards

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