Friday, June 6, 2014

Back From a Break and My New Book Announcement!

My Dear Readers, I know that I have written no posts here at Day by Day Homesteading for a little over a month now, and you have probably been wondering what on Earth has happened to me.  Well, I have some exciting news: I have self-published an e-book (well two, to be exact)!  During the final weeks of writing, editing, and publishing, I decided that I needed to dedicate all of my free time and extra energy to my book project.  This book has been several years in the making, and for a number of reasons, I decided that it was finally time to write it and get it out into the world.

The book, The Down-to-Earth Guide to Healthy Food Shopping, is focused on how to find and select healthy food when you go to the grocery store or the market.  Here on the Day by Day Homesteading blog, I have always advocated, and will continue to advocate, growing your own food as much as possible, as you will always know where that food comes from.  I advocate that view in my book as well, but I also understand that not everyone is going to grow their own food, and in the world that we live in, it is challenging to produce and grow absolutely everything yourself.  At some point, many of us still find ourselves needing to buy food from somewhere outside of our homes and homesteads.  My goal with this book has been to help guide folks to what I believe are the healthiest food choices are out there, and what many of those terms on the food labels mean. 

I have found that there has been a lot of confusing and conflicting information available to the public about what eating healthy really means.  This issue has been very close to my own heart, since I have personally struggled with a nearly 8-year journey for my own health and wellbeing, and proper nutrition has played an absolutely critical role during the search for solutions to my health issues.  In the book, I discuss my experiences with my own health struggles, the physical, emotional, and spiritual impacts, how these struggles have ultimately made me a stronger, more resilient person, and how I am now closer to my Creator than ever before.  I then discuss many of the things that I have learned along the way about what I believe eating healthy really means, and how to find truly healthy food when you go shopping.   I also discuss that there is no one-size fits all diet for everyone.  What do I mean by that?  You’ll have to read the book to find out!

I also wrote a much shorter guide on selecting produce when shopping at the grocery store, The Down-to-Earth Guide to Finding and Selecting Healthy Produce.  In that book, I discuss issues such as which conventional produce items typically have the most pesticides, what the code stickers on the fruits and vegetables mean, how to select the best produce, and even resources for finding locally grown produce near you.

For more information on my two books, please check out this link.   If you feel so inclined, please feel free to leave a review of the books on either of the sites where they are being sold.  Thanks!

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