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Nettle: Herb of the Week!

Nettle is one of the most loved herbs – and there’s so much to love! For starters, Nettle is one of the most super of all the super foods. High in vitamins, minerals, even protein – Nettle is deeply nourishing. According to the USDA, “Nettle is probably one of the richest sources of minerals among…

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My Favorite Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Substitutes

Even if you avoid gluten and dairy products, sometimes you still want a bagel and cream cheese. Obviously, gluten free/dairy free substitute treats are still usually sugary and high in refined carbs, but sometimes that’s exactly what you want. Here’s my personal list of the best gluten free and dairy free stuff. Everything on the…

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What to Do When You’ve Been Glutened

Even the most assiduous label-readers among us sometimes miss “barley malt” buried in an ingredients list, or trust the word of a well-meaning friend who’s sure there’s no wheat in the soup . . . only to find out later that there was spelt, or rye, or whatever. Maybe all you saw was “gluten-free” on…

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On the Merits of Fluctuation

This week, one of my pharmacy students stayed after class to ask for help. She wanted me to explain about the way insulin is supposed to cycle in the body again, because she has a friend who is a young doctor, and they had gotten into a disagreement. The young doctor friend claimed that a…

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Raising Healthy Children, Part 3

Our last post was on cultivating your child’s inner foodie: here is one of the BEST ways I know to get them to eat their greens: Make a Wild Salad! You get to go outdoors, eat good food, identify plants, “cook” together, experience new flavors – all in one salad bowl!

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Raising Healthy Children, Part 2

Food is the absolute number one most important factor in a person’s health. In my own professional opinion, that is! I have seen clients recover from all manner of illness, and in some cases, the *only* thing they changed was diet! Although many doctors and certainly mainstream culture will tell you that food doesn’t really…

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Offal: It’s Not Awful!

Maybe the thought of eating liver, kidney, and heart makes you say “gag me with a spoon!” – but it doesn’t have to be like that. Organ meats are probably the superfoodiest food there is, favored over muscle meat by many cultures around the globe, but they’re not exactly tasty to most modern Americans. Some…

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Interview with a Paleo Kid

My 9-year-old daughter Amber is gluten-free, casein-free, soy-free, and most of the time, paleo. She is autoimmune to gluten and casein, the rest we avoid for overall health. A lot of folks think that this kind of thing must be hard for a kid, or that kids won’t go along with it. Let’s ask Amber…

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Bone Broth Demystified

Mineral deficiency is rampant in our society – depleted soils mean that our fruits and vegetables don’t have the same mineral content that they once had. But additionally, we no longer favor mineral-rich foods in our diets: organ meats, seaweed, and bone broths are not exactly staples in most families’ menus! They should be! This…

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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 stuffing, you planned a gluten-free dessert. Everything’s going to be fine. Except that you didn’t check to make sure that your turkey or ham or roast chicken was …actually turkey…

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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. You even made it through Halloween without one single package of “fun size” anything. Congratulations! Here comes your real challenge – getting through the holidays. But don’t worry – armed…

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