Sensitivities and Gluten

Sensitivities and Gluten


In this episode of MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Friends our guests and I will discuss food sensitivities.  Today’s topic is centered around gluten but rabbit trails into an informative conversation over sensitivities in general.

Our Podcast Guests Include

Charlotte Brunin is the producer of the MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Friends Podcast. Charlotte is currently working on creating an urban homestead to lead by example when it comes to sustainable living. She is always happy to learn more to be able to support the people I care about and their needs.


Hannah Kincaid is the group editor of wellness and gardening for Ogden Publications. She spends her spare time studying and growing native medicinal plants, maintaining a large heirloom vegetable and cut-flower garden, and practicing yoga. Hannah prefers craft beer over wine, Steinbeck over Hemingway, and sunflowers over roses. In this episode Hannah discusses her own journey with food sensitivities.


Deborah Niemann is a homesteader, writer, and self-sufficiency expert. In 2002, she moved her family from the Chicago suburbs to a 32-acre parcel on a creek in the middle of nowhere. Together, they built their own home and began growing the majority of their own food. Sheep, pigs, goats, chickens, and turkeys supply meat, eggs, and dairy products, while a garden and fruit trees provide produce. During this time she also started a the rigorous process of identifying the source of her food sensitivities.  

Victoria Redhed Miller grew up in Seattle and now lives with her husband, David, on their off-grid farm in the Olympic Mountain foothills in NW Washington state. She speaks on several topics related to homesteading and self-reliance, at events around the country. She recently finished her book: From No-knead to Sourdough: A simpler approach to handmade bread. Since creating this book she has been opened up to the world of gluten and other sensitivities to the point that she created a presentation on the topic for the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR. 

Follow the links below for topics mentioned in the podcast that may have piqued your interest:'

Is Roundup the Cause of 'Gluten Intolerance'?

Is Being Gluten-Intolerant an American Problem?

My Journey Home From Chemical Sensitivities

Deborah's Books:


Homegrown and Handmaid

Raising Goats Naturally

Victoria's Books:

Craft Distilling

From No-Knead to Sour-Dough

Pure Poultry

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