In this episode of Know Your Food with Wardee, I'm taking listener questions, including:
- the difference between gelatin and collagen
- how much kefir is too much
- when is a traditional diet not enough and GAPS needed instead
- how to get one's spouse on board
Plus… the tip of the week!
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Tip of the Week: 7 Strategies to Improve Mealtime Contentment
Go here to read all 7 tips, plus the #4 which I mentioned on the show — don't criticize the food in front of the children.
Here are the questions I answered in this episode, in the order they're answered (in case you want to skip around). The podcast contains my answers, plus if I mentioned any additional resources, they are linked here along with the question.
- “The Gelatin Secret” eBook by Sylvie McCracken
- Podcast with Sylvie, part 1
- Podcast with Sylvie, part 2
- The Difference Between Gelatin and Collagen — Sylvie's article
- Great Lakes kosher gelatin
- Great Lakes collagen
Kim asked: How much kefir is too much kefir to consume? I have a cup of milk kefir each day and a cup of water kefir probably every second day. Is that too much? How would you know if you have had too much? Can you get sick like getting infected by the microorganisms in the kefir?
Norma asked: Wardeh, I just have a quick question for you, but first I want to gush a minute and tell you how much I love your blog. I was introduced to it by a good friend of mine a couple years ago and kept coming back to it, but wasn't ready to embrace so much information… I'm still on a bit of information overload, but spend a lot more time now sharing links to your blog with friends.
We started a baby-step Real Food journey about 2-1/2 years ago in response to my youngest son's food allergies and the story from there is long… but we have come a long way and learned much. The next phase of all this is to embark on GAPS.
That said, I just watched a video interview with you and you mentioned how just implementing Nourishing Traditions into your life was so healing for your family and the restricted diet you were on…it got me thinking. I just wanted to ask if you think that is enough when dealing w/ food allergies (my son is allergic to gluten and dairy) and my other son is ADHD — I have my own issues with ADD and Poor Absorption. We do not medicate for any of these things.
Do you think GAPS is worth the extreme changes we are headed toward to heal the gut or just implementing fermented foods and again sticking w/Nourishing Traditions might be enough? I am looking for a way to not have to do GAPS I think…lol. But I am prepared to move forward with it to heal my family if that is what will be required. I have the book and have read most of it…and been implementing things into our diet, phasing in so they can get used to it before going ahead all the way. I just wanted to get your two cents if you have the time! Thanks so much, Lady. God Bless!
Laura asked: Thank you for the podcasts, I am learning so much in addition to the online classes and have really enjoyed many of the guests you have had on the show. I was just wondering if you have any suggestions about how to make these changes in your family's diet when your spouse is not supportive of it. I am trying to eat a real food diet, by trying to still keep our food expenses relatively close to the same as before by making a lot of things myself. But it's difficult to spend $10 a gallon for raw milk and still keep the cost down. especially when you can get 2 pounds of cheese at Costco for a little over 4 dollars. I even have a raw dairy about 6 miles from my house so that I can makes cultures and butter at home but he doesn't see the point. He feels like the diet he was raised on was just fine and has had some bad experiences with food restrictions for himself and other family members. It is especially frustrating because he suffers terribly from asthma and allergies and could benefit, but feels like doing these types of things is becoming fanatical and can be dangerous. Do you have any experience in dealing with those who are not convinced or have listeners that have gone through this as well? Any thoughts would be appreciated.
- Making Healthy Changes When Your Husband Isn't On Board — post at Keeper of the Home
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