Stories from Aunt Ruth

There are so many things I’m excited to share on this site! Here a few ideas that I’m eager to write about, as something I can look forward to, and hopefully you will too :)…My experience with soy

  • Soybean oil, soy lecithin in most processed foods Americans eat
  • Only fermented soy is beneficial
  • Becoming vegetarian
  • Painful periods, hormones
  • Uterus cyst
  • Friend’s ovarian cyst story
  • Acne
  • Gas
  • Friend’s nutritionist recommendation
  • My nutritionist recomendation

My experience with dairy

  • Being allergic to casein (milk protein) as a child
  • “Out-growing” it
  • Mucus
  • Asthma
  • Icecream makes gums hurt 30 minutes later
  • Hormonal food
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Home-made kefir
  • Raw milk

My experience with processed sugar

  • Acne
  • Restless Leg
  • Insomnia
  • 100 years ago, the average American ate 20 grams of sugar a day, we eat 285 grams per day now
  • Hormonal food
  • Raw Honey 🙂


  • Natural enzymes

Hormonal Foods

  • List of foods (Soy, Dairy, Sugar, Almonds, Walnuts, etc.)
  • Children reaching puberty sooner
  • Thyroid

Polluted water

  • Arsenic in a friend’s town supply
  • Her leg pain
  • Chlorine, Flouride, Ammonia, Chloramine in LA water
  • Friend’s nutritionist recommended water filter company (
  • Anything touched by skin filters through liver
  • Hot water advice from my acupuncturist to help digestion

Skincare products

  • Sodium laurel sulfate
  • Recommendations
  • What I’m currently using
  • DIY at home healthy stuff for cheap/ free 🙂

Complex Carbohydrates

  • Germ, Bran, Endosperm
  • Fiber makes sugar “slow-release”
  • Enriched means they took the natural vitamins out and put synthetic ones in
  • “Shelf life” is running our lives


  • Watch King Corn
  • GMO corn
  • How to make high fructose corn syrup at home, with safety goggles 🙂

Organic Meat

  • Episode of This American Life where they visit a pig factory
  • Watch Food Inc. to see the difference between organic and non-organic meat
  • List of differences between the two
  • Best places to get affordable healthy meat

Good Fat vs. Bad Fat

  • Scientific break down of fat molecules and how they work in the body


  • Soluble
  • Insoluble
  • Pectin removes bad cholesterol on the way out, takes longer to pass through system

Shopping Local

  • The impact on the environment
  • Cheaper (than Whole Foods in the short and long run)
  • Local Honey Bee honey helps immunity
  • Farmers Markets
  • CSAs
  • Becca’s blog and life (
  • Canning
  • Growing your own food (in the city or the burbs)


  • How to make a compost bin
  • How to make a compost
  • How to do it in the city or the burbs
  • Reasons to compost


  • Body’s natural hunger times
  • Eat organic
  • Shop the perimeter of the grocery store
  • Eat six times a day (3 meals, 3 snacks)
  • How to calculate how much water you need in a day: Cut how much you weigh in half, that is how many ounces of water you need to drink in a day
  • How to calculate your Body Mass Index

Keep your Liver clean

  • Drink a cup of warm or hot lemon water each morning
  • Any food that is bitter (lemon, kale, greens, grapefruit) helps clean the liver

Chemical toxicity

  • Phenylalanine, in diet soda and many “sugar-free” processed foods
  • It is an amino acid
  • Reasons not to eat it
  • Splenda

Food Combining

  • Food breaks down in intestines at different speeds (Meat vs. Fruit vs. Carbs, etc.)
  • The combination of the food can help or detract from your bodies ability to process the food easily or bloatily
  • Other countries know this and have been eating according to what they consider common sense, but we have never heard of!
  • My experience with Suzanne Sommers


  • Food can have a huge amount of a vitamin in it, but it doesn’t mean it is absorbable by our bodies
  • The story of Popeye and Spinach
  • Certain vitamins need other vitamins, or to be heated, or to be raw, in order to be absorbed
  • Heme vs. Non-Heme Iron and their sources
  • Best absorbable Calcium sources

The History of Food Advertising

  • Apples, Milk, Bread, Soy, Corn Syrup… etc.

My experience with Heavy Metal toxicity

  • My friend’s story about weight loss through nutritionist who taught her about toxins. They are surrounded by fat in our bodies, in order to protect them from entering the blood stream, so cleaning them out lets our bodies let go of excess fat
  • I have aluminum, mercury, arsenic, and lead in my system
  • How metals negatively affect your health
  • Heavy Metals replace the calcium in your body
  • Mad Hatters
  • The advice given to my mom about her bi-polar disease
  • The story of the lady with an Oscar on the plane
  • diet change, ionic baths, herbal drops, key drips, and other methods of detox
  • Cilantro & Chorella
  • The six things found in every person with cancer (one is a high level of mercury)
  • Wheat storage
  • List of where metals are found


  • Remain alkaline through a sincere positive emotional state and what you intake
  • Eat organic real foods
  • Clean body of toxins
  • Social time
  • Okinawa Project
  • Anti-Cancer book

My experience with Muscle Testing

  • The story of the first time it was done to me
  • A simple way to test your own body to see what foods it is lacking in or that it responds negatively to

Excretions, Discomfort, Abnormalities

  • We should always be comfortable and any of the above title are signals that our bodies need a change of some sort
  • My experience with heart burn in college


My experience with Chiropractors

  • Pittsburgh, Ohio, NYC, Los Angeles
  • There are good and there are bad
  • Once body is aligned, muscle exercises are need to keep in place
  • Referred me to Egoscue physical therapy

My experience with Egoscue

My experience with Orthopedic Surgeons, Specialists, and Health Insurance

My experience with Acupuncture

  • Went for tendon injuries
  • Also addressed diarrhea (poop shape) and anxiety
  • Girl in gym story
  • Hot pink “Of course!” Master story about toe nerves
  • Friend’s story about rib removed
  • Third eye

My experience with Energy Healing

  • Recommended by two family member doctors
  • Story of healer by the lake
  • Positive and negative energy in our hands
  • Stories of homeless people and strangers and family (both negative and positive) while being hurt
  • Chronic pain therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Qi Gong
  • Yoga

This list is very long. It also makes me very happy. And now I should sleep, considering it is morning, Easter morning!

A quick closing thought inspired by Easter…

Each day of my childhood, my mom would sing this in the morning: “This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it! He made today in a special way, so let’s all sing and be glad.” I think it’s really affected my outlook on life. Hope it brightens your day today and the many days to come!

Happy Easter, Happy Passover, and Happy Healing!

2 thoughts on “Stories from Aunt Ruth

  1. Just a note to let you know that I have read through your April 2010 The Whole Ruth page for several months. It has helped me stay focused on eating healthy and exercising regularly – even if for only 10 minutes.

    I am going to talk to Ruby and Lauren about how you helped me lose 27 pounds in 6 months last year. They want to know how I eat because I went from a size 12 to a size 6 and have been able to keep that weight off for 8 months. I love what I eat and it loves me right back!


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