Have you ever thought of starting a homestead on your journey towards ancestral health?

How about composting or gardening?

Well...

Today is a special opportunity to help a community member whose passion is about dismantling the industrialization of people and food through the acquisition of abundant, sustainable, and regenerative homesteading skills.

Enter: John Moody of Steader.com.

John and I share a very similar mission, in that we understand there are skills and wisdom that need to be shared from the first-hand experience of elders within our community.

And that today is an amazing opportunity to support a movement that helps build the groundwork for those to come.

In today's episode, you'll learn...

  • Why John says he doesn't think you should be able to deal with health and nutrition if you have not read this book,
  • John and Jessica's 18-month transformation and simple weekly strategy that helped them both go from your typical standard Americans to what some might call the crunchy-hippie-type,
  • A few of the educational videos John and the Steader team have cued up for their Kickstarter campaign, and...
  • Much, much more.

Episode Breakdown

  • John explains how his youth was riddled with health problems—typical of the average child who grew up in the 80's and 90's
  • John greatly appreciates this author's early observations of how people aren't made to be divorced from nature
  • The "click" for John came from a time when pharmaceutical intervention was supposedly the only solution for a painful duodenal ulcer
  • The comical advise given to a then-single John by his college professor
  • John's nutritional first-steps and book recommendations
  • Why John says he doesn't think you should be able to deal with health and nutrition if you have not read this book
  • John helps the audience understand what industrializing people and food over generations can look like
  • John and Jessica's 18-month transformation and simple weekly strategy that helped them go from standard Americans to what some might call the crunchy-hippie-type
  • Why John felt his family was being treated like cattle and the moment that hardened John's resolve against the powers that be
  • Why John's new-born daughter, Abby, was almost labeled a biohazard by hospital staff
  • How Whole Life Buying Club was the first whole food collective to win against a government raid
  • John talks about his biggest project to-date: Steader.com
  • John lists a few of the educational videos he and the Steader team have cued up for their Kickstarter campaign, and...
  • Much, much more.

Questions I Ask

  1. "Who are you and where are you today?"

  2. "So where exactly did you turn first?"

  3. "Can you breakdown for the audience what some of those obvious differences or traits might have been?"

  4. "John, so you find this book—what happens next?"

  5. "Do you remember the first couple of things you changed? Was it the cleaning products around your house or did it start with your diet?"

  6. "Why do you think they lost versus why you guys won?"

  7. "What're some of the videos you guys have cued up already?"

Mentioned Resources

Quote Highlight

"We get to decide the kind of healthcare we receive. We get to decide what kind of food we put in our body. And if we aren't willing to defend these things, then what are you willing to defend?"—John Moody

Who is John Moody?

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The Moody family farms and homesteads on 35 acres in KY. John Moody discovered more than a decade ago that his diet was literally killing him with duodenal ulcers, seasonal allergies, and other health problems, so the family began to transition to real local foods and local food distribution.

The Moody family helped found the Whole Life Buying Club in 2006. A few years later they purchased an old, run down, cut up farm in the hills of west-central KY and learned that while you can buy a farm the soil isn’t always included! So they’ve spent the last 7 years learning to grow soil, tend animals, regenerate ecosystems, and teaching others to do likewise, among other adventures and pursuits.

Contact John, Here:

Website: www.steader.com

Social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc.

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