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About Susan Blasko

Susan Blasko is the DC area and Northern Virginia marketing representative for Polyface. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication at the University of Pittsburgh, and completed the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program at Georgetown University. She discovered real food when her good friend gave her a copy of Sally Fallon’s “Nourishing Traditions”. She went “cold turkey”, and hasn’t purchased food in a supermarket since 2008. Susan considers farmers to be her closest allies in procuring produce grown without chemical pesticides and fertilizers, and meats from animals raised the way nature intended – on the pasture, and in the sun. Now a Board Certified Nutritional Therapist, Susan maintains a small private practice, helping her clients to reclaim their well being by guiding them in their quest for safe, nutrient dense, sustainably raised foods. She teaches food preparation techniques that increase nutrient bioavailability and enhance nature’s best flavors. She believes that by forming relationships with life-giving processes, we become better stewards of our bodies and of our planet. She encourages partnering with nature to honor and nurture the mysterious property that makes food alive and gives us life!

Kick the Supermarket Habit! 10 Tips for Identifying Nutritious, Life-Giving Foods
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Tip #10 – Ignore the food pyramid… and the “My Plate” Let’s take a look at the role of the USDA in this mess we’re in.  Why does it continue to recommend Dietary Guidelines that make people obese, sick, and sterile? Adele Hite from the Healthy Nation Coalition said that “our dietary recommendations have been based … Read the Rest

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Tip #9 – Buy Local and in Season Technology allows us the luxury of buying almost any food at almost any time, year round. Our society has become disconnected from the rhythm of the seasons. After generations of easy availability, we have come to believe that without modern technology we would be unable to feed … Read the Rest

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Tip #8 – Avoid refined sugars and carbohydrates. You already know this one. You were waiting for it. You’re probably wondering what took me so long to mention it. This category of foods includes many types of bread, bagels, pasta, crackers, chips, grains, sugars, and anything that is made with them. Trying to avoid sugar … Read the Rest

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Tip #7 –Buy raw dairy products from grassfed animals. Drink whole, full-fat raw milk, not skim, 2%, or 1%. Avoid powdered and condensed Humpty-Dumpty milk. Again, be a holistic shopper. Whole raw milk in its original, unprocessed state has cofactors and enzymes that are necessary to digest it and absorb the nutrients in it. Milk … Read the Rest

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Tip #6 –Buy pastured eggs, and eat them often. Don’t be afraid to eat eggs. Just make sure they’re from healthy hens. Chickens on pasture will not require antibiotics. Usually farmers who allow their chickens access to pasture do not use hormones or antibiotics. Label Lingo  If you’re still buying your eggs in a supermarket, … Read the Rest

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Tip #5 – Consume meats from grassfed beef and pastured poultry, and eat the fat along with the meat. That’s right, saturated animal fat is good for you, if the animals were raised on pasture. Meat and fat from pastured beeves, chickens and lambs is more nutrient dense and more satisfying to hunger. You’ll pay a … Read the Rest

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In my last article I wrote about the importance of knowing your grocer. Now let’s go a step farther toward getting connected with your food. Tip #4 – Know Your Farmer. You should meet and know personally everyone who provides you with life-giving food. You can’t do that if you shop at a supermarket. Anyone … Read the Rest

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This is the third in a series of articles about how to find real food that brings nourishment to your body, food that is alive and supports life. Tip #3 is all about trust. Tip #3: Know Your Grocer. When you need a babysitter, a handyman, a landscaper, or an electrician, you ask a trusted … Read the Rest

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 Tip #2: Avoid Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). According to the Grocery Manufacturers Association, GMOs are now present in 80% of America’s processed foods. So why should you be concerned? GMOs are health hazards in many ways. If you have any doubt about the health detriments of GMOs, read Genetic Roulette by Jeffrey Smith (author of … Read the Rest

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