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Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats
By Sally Fallon and Mary G. Enig, PhD

Here's what the critics said about the First Edition:

I have to recommend . . . Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon. The first chapter of her book is so right on target that I feel a little guilty for taking her ideas. But what she pointed out is that independent producers of food--such as people who present us with meat, poultry, eggs and butter--provide the lowest profit margin in the industry. People who put out junk food . . . have an incredible return on invested capital because they are putting out low-cost items and making a very high profit.

Robert C. Atkins, MD
Author of The Atkins' New Diet Revolution

Nourishing Traditions is more than a cookbook--it's an education that will lead you to "cook with pride," as you will know that you are giving your family the proper nourishment for a lifetime of vigorous good health. Now that is the real "joy of cooking!"

William Campbell Douglass, MD
Author of The Milk Book

Nourishing Traditions . . . is a work of genius . . . richly encyclopedic. . . . Run, don't walk to the nearest phone and order Nourishing Traditions.

Clara Felix
Author of the Felix Letter

This cookbook is unique. . . . Nourishing Traditions throws down the gauntlet to challenge the "Diet Dictocrats."

Beatrice Trum Hunter
Author of Consumer Beware

As a convinced vegetarian of some 25 years, I opened Sally Fallon's book to her many meat recipes and immediately closed it again. But then I figured that there must be more to it than that. There is. . . . I was surprised at the wealth of information to help me (even as a vegetarian) make better food choices and prepare the ones I have chosen to get the most nourishment from them.

Peter Hinderberger
Former President, Physicians Society of Anthropisophysical Medicine

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written by hoi polloi, Aug 18 2013
I've used this book as a guide for better nutrition for 8 years now.

The empowerment of taking control of my diet had profound life altering consequences...not just physical but mental and spiritual as well.

Azomite Can Be Eaten To Provide Trace Minerals To Diet
written by Charles White, Jun 26 2013
To Joan

Azomite is a mineral powder that has all of the TRACE MINERALS the human body needs. This powder can be used in gardening to supplement the growth of plants by providing them with the minerals necessary for proper health and growth. When you eat the vegetables you also consume these vital trace minerals the plants absorbed.

The same minerals will also supplement the health of people when this powder is ingested. So you have the option of eating vegetables grown with this powder or eating the powder directly.

Researching properly would have enlightened you to many companies that manufacture this product and their explanation that this can be consumed by people or used in your garden. It is a powder mined from the mineral rich laden soils in Utah. You can SAFELY eat it.
written by Joan T, Jun 09 2013
Just a question...she talks about ingesting azomite powder, and lists as a source. But when I go to the website, all I can find is fertilizer, and none of it is food grade.
What a book!
written by Patti Hoffman, Jun 01 2013
It has been my goal for many years to prepare the most nutritious foods for my family and me. A friend recently gave me a copy of Nourishing Traditions, and as a previous comment said, I had a major paradigm shift! Since beginning to read it, my husband and I are changing the way we eat. The foods we are eating are not only nourishing, but the most delicious I've ever had! I'm sprouting and soaking and learning to make cultured vegetables. We are using organic produce, fresh dairy products from pastured cows and the very best meats and eggs we can find. Sally Fallon explains the truth about nutrition in a way that leaves no doubt or confusion. She backs it up with historical and scientific data. I am so grateful for the knowledge she shares in her book, and through the WPF. I'm continuing to learn and will give copies of "Nourishing Traditions" to my married children, and recommend it to all my interested friends.
written by Jean, Apr 09 2012
This is a WONDERFUL, incredibly educational book. i have been working with it for 6 years and have learned so much. it is my kitchen bible as well.

i love the creativity in making your own fermented foods. i love the ways of working with grains, seeds, and wheat to make it highly digestible. i love the recommendations about properly nourishing babies. this book speaks to my HEART. Thank you Sally Fallon.

Another fabulous book: The Body Ecology Diet (was recommended in Nourishing Traditions). Another wonderful woman doing the incredible work of helping the common people out of their nutritional darkness ...
written by marie fechter, Dec 24 2010
please inform me why page 56 paragraph 3, quotes corn among gluten containing grains?
From Vegan To Meat-Eater
written by Healthy Republic, Aug 04 2010
As I am milk/dairy intolerant, I embraced The China Study when I first read it. I was already omitting all dairy and meat from my diet for the most part, so I gave myself a pat on the back. When I picked up Nourishing Traditions, I was taken aback by the paradigm shift that was required for me to review its contents. Animal fats are good for me? The most intriguing thing though was that our modern diets are missing the vital components of soaking/sprouted grains and lacto-fermented foods. I was familiar with the raw food movement, so sprouting was something I was already on board with, but this was a whole new level. I am so excited to delve into this book even further! What a masterpiece of information—answering so many of the dietary questions I had, which no one seemed to be able to answer! Nourishing Traditions will forever change my family's lifestyle and the way we look (and purchase or grow) food, and though I haven't been able to try raw organic milk products yet (they are illegal and unavailable in my state), I'm on the search and working towards making it happen!
My Nutrition Bilbe
written by MARTHA VALIQUETTE, May 05 2010
This book changed my life and I refer to it as my nutrition bible. I have been interviewed by our local University about sustainable eating and spoke about this book in that interview. It is THE book on nutrition, as is Weston A
written by jackie, Apr 14 2010
My family and friends have noticed that I seem healthier and at peace and all I've done is followed the guidelines in this book. It's worth buying.
written by Tenaga, Apr 04 2010
I love the book! Im glad I discovered as early as I have in my life! I swear, after a week of following all the guidelines, everyone just kept saying that I glow with this blinding beauty!!

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