Holy moly there were a lot of questions for this months nutrition/kitchen/food themed questions and answers. I’ve had to break it up into two separate blocks. I recorded this first part earlier in the week. The second part will come out next Saturday and will be for paid subscribers only (as are the posts taking questions). I consider it a little perk and a thank you for your support. I didn’t address any off-theme questions so please resubmit those when we do the next Q&A.
I’m going to be taking a digital sabbatical for a week. I need to just reground myself after a very challenging week. In the next couple of weeks we will be harvesting rabbits, chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, and beef. We’re also hoping to be successful in our deer hunt. There’s also my garden to retire after I continue nursing along my fall vegetables, storing said vegetables, completing the root cellar, bringing up the wood etc.. We have a little grand baby waiting to make his/her entrance into the world in November and we need to have everything well done by then.
Mostly, I just need some time for a little stillness. As summer retreats and fall rolls in, I am going to be taking a hard look at how to structure my days as I sit down with hopes of having one, (two??) books completed come next spring. I can do it, I know, but it will require a lot of concentrated discipline and structure. I’ve been thinking of moving my Substack offerings to once weekly during that time. Maybe that would be better for some of you? Feedback is most welcome.
Here are the notes with the resources I shared in this podcast:
Huberman Lab podcast #84, “Sleep Toolkit: Tools for Optimizing Sleep and Sleep-Wake Timing”
A great book on adaptogenic herbs, “Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress”
Marius Fabre black olive oil soap from France (what I clean with). Super concentrated, lasts forever. This is just the Canadian source I use.
Essay on health, my take on it anyway “Nobody Wants my Health Advice”
“The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush” If you look up what people say you will read that this book will kill you and you will read that it saved people’s lives. Your call. I’m not recommending anyone do it. For me, it was, and remains, a tool I will keep and am grateful for. But we are all different creatures. You decide for you.