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After Some Soul-Searching…

Posted by DishragDiarist on May 31, 2013 in Uncategorized with 5 Comments

Welcome! Thank you for visiting. For the time being, I am taking a hiatus from updating this site. (You can read more about it here.) Please join me on Facebook or Pinterest for more content or to ask questions.
Do you know that the National Cancer Institute predicts that one out of every two Americans born today will be diagnosed with some form of cancer? Or that the CDC tells us that 5.2 million American children have ADHD, and that number is skyrocketing? Almost 10% of all kids in the U.S. have asthma, and at least 13% have one or more developmental disability. Obesity rates are through the roof (1/3 of adults and 20% of U.S. children), as are the rates of related diseases like diabetes.

It doesn't have to be this way. But modern conventional ideas about nutrition and wellness have failed us, and they are killing our children!

This site is about looking back at how healthy societies once ate, and sharing great recipes for Real Food. It's about preventing disease, instead of prescribing something to treat symptoms and make some pharmaceutical company rich. It's about removing toxins from our food and homes, and taking charge of our health and our families.

I want to live - and teach my children to live - a long healthy life, full of energy and joy.

Won't you join me? Since you're new here, you may want to subscribe via email or RSS feed.

Feel free to contact me with any questions, and thanks for visiting!

Hi, friends. It’s been a while, huh? That’s actually what I’m writing about. To keep this short and sweet: Dishrag Diaries is closing up shop.

I’m writing this through tears! I love writing, I love food, I love nutrition, and I love getting to the bottom of what is true and what is not. Even more importantly, I love sharing all of that with you!

But, alas, I cannot do it all. In this season of my life, I need to focus on matters at home.

I’ve been wavering back and forth for a while now on keeping up the website. I have a million half-written posts, and I feel guilty spending time doing just about anything else when I know I have so much to do here.

My husband wants me to keep the site up and just post occasionally. But, that costs us money, and I think I need a clean break to alleviate that guilty feeling that I should be doing more. And so, the site will probably be offline in a couple of months.

Thank you so much for spending some of your time here at Dishrag Diaries. I hope we can still stay connected. Here’s how:


I’ll keep the Facebook page up as long as I can. This will be a great way to connect, ask questions and share information. And an even better way is…


It may be annoying for the next couple days as I pin/unpin and rearrange everything to try to make information easy to find. But stick with me! Pinterest will probably be the best way to share good stuff, such as:

I’ll continue to pin recipes from all over, along with my notes and suggestions. Stars (***) indicate a recipe I’ve tried and loved, otherwise it means a recipe is on my list to try.

From other bloggers and scientific and news sources, I’ll share articles on nutrition, cooking, health, alternative medicine, fitness and all manner of topics.

And finally, I’m working on some boards to share products that I recommend. Most of the questions I receive start off something like, “What do you use for…” :)

So, goodbye for now. Who knows what the future holds? I do know that my wish for each of you is that you would take your health into your own hands, search out information to make your own well-informed decisions, and be bold enough to swim against the current when need be.

Here’s to a long life full of health, energy, joy and love!


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  1. Shari McConnellJune 1, 2013 - 10:14 am #1

    Jenn, thanks for all the endless hours of research and support you have given us through this website. It will be missed but I am sure that you feel in your soul what the right decision is and God will honor it.

  2. GopikaJune 2, 2013 - 8:07 am #2

    I’ve enjoyed your Web site and wish you the best as you rest and catch up on what is needed for you and your family. Don’t we all need a break and reboot?

    See you on the other side in your next chapter.

  3. RaeJune 3, 2013 - 9:07 am #3

    You’ve done such a great job on this site and I know I have learned a LOT from you. Totally understand the need for balance in family life. I wish we could do ALL of the things we want to do, but spreading ourselves too thin ends up taking the enjoyment out of it in the long run anyway. You can always archive this and revive it in future years if the timing is right then. And now, I need to go figure out a way to archive all this great info before it disappears! :P (good thing I know you IRL and can pick that awesome brain of yours when I need to…lol) Seriously though, you should be proud – you accomplished a great thing here.

  4. DishragDiaristJune 7, 2013 - 6:50 am #4

    Thank you all for the kind comments. I appreciate you all taking time to read my little site! <3

  5. AngelaJune 7, 2013 - 8:28 pm #5

    Thank you for doing all the research and sharing with all of us. I’m proud of you for knowing that something has to give and you can’t and shouldn’t try to do it all. You’ve given every one that reads your blog knowledge to make changes in their life. Love you!

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