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Fermented Food Blast From the Past



“Not all who wonder are lost” –J.R.R. Tolkien

I ventured into the health, wellness, and lifestyle blogging scene about 4 years ago.  I was eager to share the word about good nutrition, fitness, and how health/disease were in many ways choices.

So recently as I flipped through old posts (There are hundreds, check out the Archives)

I had a great “LOL” moment to discover the first post on the NRGTRIBE.com was a recipe for traditional sauerkraut.  

In 2016 we see mountains of evidence that makes us want to flock back to natural foods.  Think of all the current research on Gut Microbiomes, Live culture foods, Fecal transplants, and a host of fascinating new articles exploring human/bacteria interface!!!

And I  started my blog talking about Sauerkraut.

I’ve always said I don’t chase headlines.  Most of my posts stand should stand the test of time….I bet that Kraut recipe still tastes pretty good!

Let me know if you give it a try!!!   Better yet share your own recipe!!!

Home made Sauerkraut — January 2012




Tribal Update


I am busy preparing a series of webinars and local clinic seminar events.

Before I get too far into that process I’d like a input from YOU!

Leave a comment here describing areas you might struggle with.  Or leave feedback on health, fitness, nutrition or lifestyle topics you would like more help with in the coming weeks. If the topic seems to personal or you need to offer more details, please leave me a message directly (CONTACT HERE).

Also, several readers mentioned interest in coming out to my farm to explore my Chicken Orchard, local food production and other ongoing homesteading activities. I’m thinking about setting up a workshop at the farm sometime in May 2016.

Please comment if you are interested, in this type of activity, and a preferred day of the week/time.

This year is flying by, Spring is in full effect.  I look forward to helping you reach your health, fitness and lifestyle goals!!!

Remember… Food is Medicine.



Making Positive Downloads

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What happens when things don’t go the way you want?

How does this make you feel?

When things seem out of our control this produces frustration, anger, and a host of negative unhealthy emotions and behaviors.

A huge part of physical health stems from mental, spiritual and emotional health.  Just like working out and eating right, lack of attention to these non-physical factors will change your life.

The vast majority of people I see in clinic fail to see how their own thoughts, misconceptions, and negative mental feedback loops change their health.

You can’t control everything.  Friends, family and coworkers will not always meet your expectations.

Life isn’t fair.

What can you do?

Just like exercise for the body, spend time everyday putting positive thoughts and images into your mind.

Set aside 20 min each morning to read, listen, or watch positive, motivational, or inspirational material.

In particular, I suggest, finding topics on simplicity, mindfulness, or positivity.   Like rebooting, the 20 min daily download will shape your mindset.  When mindset changes, behavior changes.  Behaviors become habits.  Habits become your life.

Watch how positive things happen around you by changing your mindset.

Please leave a comment with your favorite sources of inspiration!  

I have my favorites and I’m happy to share….




Media Fasting For Better Health

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Shoot me some feedback on this segment.

Do you find media overstimulating, intrusive?  

How has media influenced you, if so what did you do about it?

Is this affecting your children?


Food Journal 2.0–Knowledge is Power

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Food journals are a great tool to identify areas of your diet which could use improvement.  I use food journals to shed light on daily eating habits.  My patients often express surprise when they journal daily consumption habits.

Food is a direct trigger for both “health” and numerous “Dis-Eases” ranging from allergies, asthma, diabetes, hypertension, heartburn, constipation, diarrhea, and skin disorders.

Food journals serve as measurement tool.  That which we measure gets managed.

In this post I will give tips on how to food journal and provide key tips for improving dietary habits. [click to continue…]