Welcome to Organic and Thrifty! Our mission is to promote affordable, sustainable, and local eating and health habits for the whole family.
My name is Carrie and I was a mathematics teacher by training, but my journey through nutritional healing of my family lead me to become a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. I mostly blog from the perspective of a stay-at-home mom raising and educating two small children as well as a Nutritional Therapist who runs a Holistic Nutrition Consulting practice part-time. All of this was born out of a passion to heal my family when the traditional medical route left us no answers. At the reccommendation of my awesome naturopath, we were following the GAPS diet. You can read more about our family’s healing journey here. I will continue to post updates of our family’s wellness journey in 2011! I have a lot to catch you up on!
While I personally have experienced amazing results from the GAPS diet (essentially a grain-free, specific carbohydrate diet), this blog isn’t specifically a “GAPS diet or grain-free blog”. Nearly all of the recipes on this blog are gluten-free and grain-free, but all of the recipes are free of cane sugar of any kind. I share recipes that contain honey, stevia, and occasionally maple syrup. In general, I follow the principles of diet and nutrition laid out by Dr. Weston A Price, a dentist who traveled the world in the early 20th century and discovered some of the nutritional keys to optimal health. I seek to provide a resource to those who want to begin to implement the lifestyle and diet changes implicated by Price’s findings, but who want to do so on a budget and in a way that integrates with modern American lifestyle.
I hope you will find this blog helpful and encouraging. And perhaps, at times, you may find me challenging you to do what you thought you couldn’t. I know that feeding our children is a very personal matter, and I never mean to offend anyone’s choices. I may come across at times a little bit “soapboxy” on certain topics. If I blast Cheerios, please don’t take it personally!
Also, it must be said…..Nothing I say here is intended to cure, treat, or diagnose any disease. The FDA has NOT approved anything that I write about (well, perhaps some things). I believe that the FDA is heavily influenced by agri-business and politics anyway, and any group that says aspartame is healthy for human consumption does not have my deep respect.
Thanks for stopping by. Please feel free to visit often and subscribe if you’re interested! You are always welcome to drop me a line as well. If you are interested in a customized nutritional consultation whereby I create a customized diet, supplement, and lifestyle plan that fits your specific metabolism and health situation, you can contact me:
carriethienes [at] nwholisticnutrition [dot] com and I would be happy to give you more information!