Simplifying Holiday Gifts for Everyone on Your List

Simplifying Holiday Gifts for Everyone on Your List - Holistic Squid

Crackling fires, festive time with family and friends, endless cookies, sparkling decorations, magical stories, mulled wine, and even jingly carols - Christmas can truly be the most wonderful time of the year. Or... You can get completely over-stressed and dragged into an obligatory present buying bonanza complete with stressful holiday parking, endless traffic, crowded malls, over-spending, and over-consumption of stuff we just don't need. I don't know about you, but I prefer my 'happy … [Read More...]

3 Side Effects of Birth Control Pills Your Doctor Won’t Mention

A3 Side Effects of Birth Control Pills Your Doctor Won't Mention - Holistic Squid

First made available in the 1960's, the birth control pill has played an important (though often controversial) role in the women's liberation movement over the decades. These days, most women I know have taken 'the pill' for one reason or another - as pregnancy prevention, for painful or irregular periods, acne treatment, mood regulation, etc. Without much thought, women are popping the oral contraception at the suggestion of their doctors. Some women will experience immediate side effects … [Read More...]

Too Poor to be Healthy?

Too poor to be healthy? - Holistic Squid

Have you seen the article about the unemployed, overweight woman in the UK who wants more government benefits in order to help pay for a healthier lifestyle? She asserts she can’t afford anything but junk food for her and her two children, and joining a gym would be out of the question for the same reason. I have […]

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Mastering Your Thanksgiving Feast

Mastering Your Thanksgiving Feast - Holistic Squid

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means it’s time to plot and plan what you will serve, bring, or simply enjoy. This holiday has had an interesting (if not common) path throughout my life. As a kid, I have fond memories of big family celebrations at Aunt Betty’s house. Two turkeys roasting to perfection in […]

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Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Perfect Mashed Potatoes - Holistic Squid

Confession: I secretly love powdered instant mashed potatoes. I know, I know. Gross. I’m simply going to blame this on growing up in Pennsyltucky in the 80’s. Come holiday time, my poor grandma had to covertly peel and boil the real potatoes while hiding behind a box of Hungry Jack. And despite her best efforts, […]

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Are Mandatory Flu Shots Un-American?

Are Mandatory Flu Shots Un-American? - Holistic Squid

I recently had a conversation with a woman who works as a nutritionist at a large university in Los Angeles. A holistic-minded mom with two young children, she had no interest in getting a vaccine against the flu, but mandatory flu shots are part of the job. Or… she could walk around campus with a hospital mask […]

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Tuscan Kale Salad

Paleo Tuscan Kale Salad - Holistic Squid

Food trends come and go, and whether it’s a fad or here to stay, these days folks love kale. Kale salads, kale chips, kale stir fries, kale smoothies. You name it, and kale is in it. It’s a full-blown kale-bonanza. Naturally a bit fickle, I wasn’t fast to jump on the kale-loving band wagon until […]

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Is Leaky Gut Syndrome making you fat, tired, and sick?

Is Leaky Gut Syndrome Making You Tired, Fat, and Sick? - Holistic Squid

Do you ever just feel ick, blah, BLECH? I know way too many folks who go through their day to day feeling exhausted and unwell on a regular basis with headaches, mood swings, digestive upset and more. Days like this can snowball, and before you know it, you start to look pudgy and your clothes fit a […]

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