What Would Emily Do? (5/22)

What Would Emily Do? (5/22 Edition) - Holistic Squid

My inbox runneth over with questions from readers wondering – What would Emily do – about Real food and holistic health topics. Last time we talked about fermented vs. virgin cod liver oil the meaning of egg yolk colors, and more. I’ve created this Q&A to get your questions answered and for other folks to benefit from the answers too. Who am I to know the answers to your questions? I’m a holistic-minded mom, a sometimes beach bum, a real food foodie, a curious health researcher, and I’ve … [Read More...]

Is Sourdough Bread Healthy?

Is Sourdough Bread Healthy? - Holistic Squid

[Is sourdough bread healthy? I've written about why I prefer white rice over brown, so you may or may not be surprised to read that I actually prefer white bread too. I found that real sourdough white bread is the easiest for me to digest. In this post, Naomi Huzovicova shares why sourdough is WAY better than conventional bread and may actually be good for you too...] In the last few years, bread has gotten a bit of bad reputation. The popularity of gluten-free and paleo diets are supported … [Read More...]

Roasted Red Cabbage with Lemon and Garlic

Roasted Red Cabbage with Lemon and Garlic - Holistic Squid

Lately I’ve been trying to eat lighter. (Check out my slim down for summer challenge to learn why.) But for me this doesn’t mean chowing down of low-cal fake foods, artificial sweeteners, or other junk. It mostly means cutting back on the extra starchy stuff (bread, pasta, croissants) and  filling up on well-prepared seasonal veggies (to […]

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Does Oil Pulling Work?

Does Oil Pulling Work? - Holistic Squid

[I’m always in search of effective and affordable home remedies, and while I’ve heard many great things about the health benefits of oil pulling (basically swishing oil in your mouth), to be perfectly honest, every time I’ve tried it it’s made me gag. SO…. I’ve asked my fellow health blogger, Mindy Wood, to share what […]

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Join the Slim Down for Summer Challenge

Slim Down for Summer Challenge - Holistic Squid

I’ve made it pretty clear around here that I’m not a fan of dieting, and I am a huge proponent of healthy body image. For most months of the year, I’m happy to enjoy as much butter, bacon, ice cream (and even chocolate croissants) as my heart desires, choosing from great grass-fed, organic sources whenever possible, of course. […]

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Paleo Pizza on Portobello Caps

Paleo Pizza with Portobello Cap Crusts - Holistic Squid

Whether it’s gluten-free deep dish pizza or grain-free cauliflower crust, I love dreaming up ways to make a healthy pizza recipe that satisfies my standards for comfort, fun, and flavor. My most recent adventure has been perfecting paleo pizza – a task that proved to be harder that it first seemed. When it comes to grain-free […]

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6 Surprising Health Benefits of Fermented Foods

6 Surprising Health Benefits of Fermented Foods - Holistic Squid

I’ve written lots before on the health benefits of fermented foods, and for good reason. Apart from weird crunchy mamas like me who serve my kids sauerkraut with breakfast, make my own cultured ketchup, and have kombucha brewing on my countertop, fermented foods are a part of traditional diets that have been all but forgotten in our modern convenience-driven way of life. I believe […]

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GIVEAWAY: $250 Shopping Spree to Thrive Market

Thrive Market Giveaway - Holistic Squid

The longer I write this blog, the pickier I get about products and services that I share with you. So today I’m super excited to announce a special giveaway from my favorite new company – Thrive Market – my new-found secret to save money on groceries with zero hassle. If you haven’t heard of them yet, […]

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