|About the Book|
You cant DO better until you KNOW better!It wasnt that many years ago that I didnt have a clue how to feed my family well. To be honest, it wasnt even on my radar to pay much attention to what I was feeding them, I just didnt think food madeMoreYou cant DO better until you KNOW better!It wasnt that many years ago that I didnt have a clue how to feed my family well. To be honest, it wasnt even on my radar to pay much attention to what I was feeding them, I just didnt think food made that big of a difference. It was all about what was cheap, what tasted good, and what was convenient to throw together. Even though we struggled helping our kids in school, and there were behavioral issues that had us under constant stress, I still didnt make the connection.Pretty sad, right?!Ironically, it wasnt until 2004 when I started to gain a little weight that I was led to what I now call my food conversion, and all because a friend introduced me to the Weston Price Foundation. I clicked onto the WAPF website and as I started reading, a bunch of light bulbs in my brain clicked on, too. I learned that food is powerful. It can make us sick and miserable, or it can nourish us and give us energy and vitality!It wasnt easy getting the family switched over.There were many food flops and some complaining, but I eventually figured it out. I learned how to take our family favorite recipes and adapt them into much better-for-you versions, and theyre better tasting now, with so many fresh, healthy ingredients that are good for us, too! I also learned where to find the best foods. It was difficult for many years, but thankfully, sourcing real food from the farm or finding organic foods from the grocery store is getting a little easier, as long as you know what to look for.I want to help you learn more quickly than I did!Heres how Real Food for Rookies will help you:Adapting recipes will come natural to you!---> Then you can take any family favorite and make it not only healthy, but more delicious! (Included are examples to show how easily this can be done with your own recipes.)Learn which ingredients are best and which to avoid.---> No more wondering if the groceries you buy are worth the cost or even safe.Learn which fats we should be using and and in which recipes.---> Youll be able to avoid the bad-for-you fats, instead of unintentionally making yourself or our loved ones sick, and definitely more prone to obesity and chronic disease!Get the real scoop on why buying fat-free and low-fat is not a good choice.---> So youll know how to keep such nutrient-poor food out of your grocery cart!Find out how to know when buying organic matters.---> Youll stop spending extra money when its not necessary.Become informed on which grocery store foods often lie on their labels.---> So you wont get duped -- youll know the truth and can choose wisely.Youll get a top ten list of foods to avoid and a top ten list of superfoods to eat more often.---> This will be simple, clear, and easy to incorporate into your life.If youve thought of switching to more nutrient-dense, fresh milk, find out what *exactly* you should look for in a raw milk farm---> So you can get the most wonderful superfood possible, and avoid milk that could be contaminated. (Also, if you buy milk from the store, learn which kinds you should never ever buy.)Do you wonder whats the big deal with fish oils? Learn which brands are the better, safer choice.---> Youll stop wasting your money on junk that wont have much benefit and could even be harmful.Find out how to avoid all the obstacles when switching over to real food.