Welcome to Nourishing Traditions!

Welcome to my Nourishing Traditions blog!

I am looking forward to this opportunity to write about my favorite subject: healthy food! I’ll be doing lots of updates on the science of nutrition, traditional diets, raw milk, meal planning and interesting recipes. I’ll be discussing the need for healthy animal fats in the diet–for everything from cellular energy, to protection against cancer, to an upbeat, happy mood. My new blog also gives me the opportunity to write about other subjects that interest me, including farming and gardening, children, science, music, language and literature (especially Shakespeare). I am looking forward to this new venture, and especially getting your comments and feedback. Coming soon: a series on genuine Southern cooking and a series on fermented foods from around the world–plus my heretical thoughts on feeding babies. Stay tuned!

Sincerely,
Sally Fallon Morell

Louis Pasteur and Sheep

Anthrax, Arsenic and Old Lace

Anthrax is an infection caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis. It can occur in four forms: skin, lungs, intestinal and injection. Symptoms begin between one day to over two months after the infection is contracted. The skin form presents as a characteristic black blister.
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The Contagion Myth, by Sally Fallon Morell and Thomas S. Cowan, MD

The Contagion Myth

I’ve had a few enquiries lately about when my next blog will appear—it’s been many weeks since my last one. I’ve been very busy writing a book called The Contagion Myth with my esteemed colleague, Dr. Tom Cowan. The book expands on my last two blogs, “Is Coronavirus Contagious” and “Comets or Contagion,” and on Tom’s webinars.
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Comet or Contagion?

Comets or Contagions?

Throughout history, philosophers believed that comets were “harbingers of doom, disease, and death, infecting men with a blood lust to war, contaminating crops, and dispersing disease and plague.”
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Is Coronavirus Contagious?

Is Coronavirus Contagious?

This is the sixty-four-thousand-dollar question. The premise that coronavirus is highly contagious and can cause disease provides the justification for putting entire nations on lockdown, destroying the global economy and throwing hundreds of thousands out of work. But is it contagious? Does it even cause disease?
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COVID-19 Workers in China

More On Coronavirus

My last post elicited a lot of comments, including some that raised legitimate criticisms, which I hope to address in this follow-on.
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Coronavirus

How To Protect Yourself From Coronavirus (Or Any Virus)

With coronavirus dominating the news, we’ve seen a contagion of conspiracy theories—coronavirus is a bio-weapon invented by the Chinese, coronavirus lingers on paper money so governments are going to decree a cashless society, coronavirus has given the Italian and Iranian governments an excuse to crack down on dissidents, coronavirus is caused by 5G, which was rolled out in Wuhan—and outbreaks of worst-case-scenario thinking, like the claim that coronavirus will infect 80 percent of the UK population!
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Soybean Oil Consumption

The Scourge of Soybean Oil

Southern Maryland, where I live, used to be a premier tobacco-growing region. Then in the 1980s, as the risks of tobacco smoking became clear, the state of Maryland instituted a tobacco buy-out program. Tobacco farmers received a large payment for ten years in a row to never plant tobacco again. The problem is that what replaced the tobacco was mostly soybeans—a crop that is far more carcinogenic and dangerous than tobacco. Fields-of-lung-cancer became fields-of-every-kind-of-cancer.
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Diabetes treatment protocol

Diabetes Damage Control

Diabetes is on the rise, both type 1--in which the pancreas does not secrete insulin --and type 2--in which the cells’ receptors for insulin don’t work. Either way—and the likelihood is that most diabetics have some combination of type 1 and type 2--sugar can’t get into the cells (so they starve) and sugar levels in the blood remain high.
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Margaret Ellen Morton

Food in Southern Maryland

In 2009, my husband and I purchased a property in southern Prince George’s county in order to fulfill our crazy dream of having a pasture-based dairy farm and making raw cheese.
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Spray Dryer

Be Kind To Your Proteins. . . And Your Proteins Will Be Kind To You!

Years ago I wrote an article called “Be Kind to Your Grains. . . and Your Grains will be Kind to You,” noting that grains are very difficult to digest without proper preparation such as soaking and sourdough fermentation.
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Dietary Support For The Alcoholic

Dietary Support For The Alcoholic

I recently learned that near the end of his life, Bill W, the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), went to his board of directors and urged them to add nutritional therapy to the AA protocols. The board turned him down.
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Colonial Traders and Native Americans

Native Immunity

I have long believed that native peoples—in the Americas, in Africa and in the South Seas—began to suffer from infectious disease as soon as they came in contact with European colonists. In fact, many have asked me how such healthy people could succumb to disease so quickly.
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Friends don't let friends eat the Impossible Burger

Impossible Burger—Soy Disgusting

A final fake meat product to hit the shelves recently is the Impossible Burger, made from genetically modified soy protein concentrate. Impossible Foods CEO and founder Pat Brown makes his commitment to GM soy and his long-term agenda clear in a recent press release:
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Burgers

Big Yawn Burgers

Recently I wrote about lab meat, a product that uses bovine fetal serum (BFS)--blood extracted from living fetal calves--to feed meat protein molecules grown in a laboratory. Now let’s turn our attention to two other imitation meat products new to the market, which the press has heralded as breakthroughs in fake meat: the Beyond Burger and the Impossible Burger. Will these new products overcome the observation that veggie burgers are “tasteless pucks?”
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Vitamin supplements

Supplements: A Better Way

In my last post, I discussed Dr. Roizen’s recommended supplement plan, noting the drawbacks of each product. The discussion provides a natural segue into a look at the subject of vitamin products in general.
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