New Podcast, New Slovakian Nanny

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Jana, our new nanny from Slovakia

I am excited to announce that I am working hard to get my podcast back online. All I can say is, it’s about time!

If you’re new to this blog, you probably don’t even know that I ever had a podcast. Well, I did and it was pretty good. At least people seemed to like it. And I loved doing it.

So we’re bringing it back online and I’m really excited about the first show. I’m going to be doing an interview with our new nanny, Jana.

Jana from Slovakia

It only took me two days to find the perfect new nanny on Craig’s List. She’s bright, funny, optimistic, generous, and she is so loving and caring.

Jana is from Slovakia. Her boyfriend is a lion tamer here in Las Vegas. (For real, ya’ll! They have lions and tigers and leopards living in the backyard.)

She grew up in a small village of less than 800 people where they ate traditional food. (Her husband is also Slovakian, although she met him here in Vegas. They grew up not far from each other. How amazing and sweet is that?)

Jana never had braces; she has perfectly straight white teeth. Just look at her gorgeous bone structure!

When Jana was growing up, they killed a pig once a year and ate every part of it, including the blood for blood sausage and the fat which they rendered into lard.

They also kept geese and chickens and ducks and rabbits which they killed and ate. They ate lots of grass-fed cream and butter and drank raw milk, still warm, from the neighbor’s cow.

Jana says she ate liver regularly. They had a huge garden where they grew cabbage, cucumbers, tomatoes and all kinds of vegetables, plus they had lots of fruit trees. And they fermented sauerkraut the old fashioned way with salt (not vinegar) in a big crock.

Her diet wasn’t perfect growing up, as they did have access to industrial foods like white flour and refined sugar, but it was so much closer to the people Dr. Weston Price studied than most cities and towns here in America. (And of course it’s gotten a lot worse in her village now since they have supermarkets and a lot more junk food.)

If you are not familiar with the work of Dr. Weston A. Price, click here to read how traditional food impacts our health and bone structure. Traditional diets like Jana’s give children wide faces with plenty of room for all of our teeth so they can come in straight.

Ask Your Questions Below

We’ll be recording the podcast sometime in the next week. This gives you a chance to think up some good questions for Jana.

What would you like to know about Jana’s childhood in Slovakia? Please ask your questions in the comments below.