Katja Swift

Licorice Oil for Eczema

When my daughter was born, she had very severe eczema. Eczema is almost always related to food allergies, and hers were gluten and dairy. Giving…

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Solomon’s Seal: Beyond Sprained Ankles

Solomon’s Seal is a favorite herb around here. We love it for any kind of sporty injury: sprained ankles, pulled muscles, you name it. The…

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Holiday Trimmings – Allergen Free!

Your family has great traditions for the holidays, and you don’t have to miss out! Here are some popular family recipes the way we make…

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Egg Nog

Think living dairy-free means you have to give up Egg Nog? Think again! We whipped up a batch of this great Nog at a recent…

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Party food always seems to involve chips, crackers, cookies, and other things made from flours – but you aren’t eating processed junk anymore, so what…

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Caveman Desserts for the Holidays

You’re not willing to compromise your newfound food priorities (allergy free, low carb, primal!), but you also don’t want to be a “downer” for the…

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Is That Meat Made of Wheat?

Let’s imagine that you’re hosting a holiday party. You’ve got some guests on the way who are gluten intolerant, but no problem! You skipped the…

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Totally Caveman Pumpkin Pie

Gluten free, dairy free, low carb, pumpkin-y goodness! You might say no to stuffing, but you don’t have to pass on dessert with this awesome…

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Surviving the Holidays with Food Allergies

You’ve been good all year! You’ve eliminated gluten, dairy, and any other food allergens. You’re eating as low carb as is appropriate for your body.…

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Snake Oil

I was reading an article last week about PSA being an ineffective marker for testing for prostate cancer. This morning I was thinking about chronic…

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Sit on the Floor!

When you take a class at the CommonWealth School of Herbal Medicine, like as not, you’ll sit on the floor. Oh, don’t worry, we have…

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What’s For Lunch?

One of the biggest challenges for families who are eliminating grains and dairy and/or limiting carbohydrate intake is what to put in children’s lunchboxes. Making…

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