In the year since, I have to a much greater understanding of the difficulty of this undertaking but have noted significant improvements in various areas of my health. I also recognize I still have a long way to go before I actually reach my goals. But I am far more optimistic about getting there now.
One of the greatest challenges is rather ironic in that while I live in the country and should therefore have greater access to healthy food, finding it continues to be a challenge. But each goal reached is putting me in touch with opportunities to reach for the next goal.
I left Philly with several goals:
- Find a local, affordable source for raw milk.
- Find a local, affordable source of pastured beef.
- Figure out a way to get pastured chickens, and lamb, and eggs.
- Find a source for local, organic vegetables and fruit that were affordable.
I have not met all of these goals. But I have reached some and am closing in on others. I have learned new ways of cooking and eating that seem to fly in the face of conventional medicine and mainstream opinion. And I've done it without a single sick day! Not one.
This blog is going to be about this adventure and the folks I've managed to drag along with me.