If we seem a bit obsessed about probiotics and healthy gut flora around here, it's probably true. In this post, Naomi shares her top tips for getting picky eaters to love probiotic foods. ~Emily New studies seem to pop up constantly demonstrating yet another way in which probiotics are vital to our health, from gut health to mental issues to the immune system. While supplements contain targeted types of bacteria, they can … [Read more...] about 12 Ways to Get Picky Eaters to Love Probiotic Foods
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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 it's time for a resurgence. The practice … [Read more...] about 6 Surprising Health Benefits of Fermented Foods
Are you intrigued by cultured foods but don't know where to start? Trying to figure out how to master the art of fermentation? Not sure if cultured foods are right for you? Just can't seem to find a fermented food that you love? Fellow blogger and traditional foods expert, Jenny McGruther of Nourished Kitchen answers readers' burning questions about the mysteries and wonders of cultured foods... In the Beginning How do you … [Read more...] about Readers’ Questions on Cultured Foods
We've talked before about the health benefits of the paleo diet, and how it can - in some cases - save your life. Recently I learned a ton about the paleo autoimmune protocol, a more strict version of this way of eating that can be invaluable for healing from many complicated health conditions. In this post, Daphne fills us in on why and how to get started with AIP. ~Emily There are more than 80 disease processes that are … [Read more...] about Could the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol Help You Heal?
Probiotics are super popular these days, which may have you thinking, "Is this just another diet fad?" The truth is that cultures around the world have consumed probiotics naturally in fermented foods for their potential health benefits for centuries. In addition to buying the many probiotic products on the market today, you can easily make your own tasty and nutritious probiotic foods to boost your family's diet with … [Read more...] about What’s So Great About Fermented Foods?
California is a mecca of health fanatics. Ask anyone what immune boosting foods they recommend, and you will never get a blank stare. Green juice! Acai berries! Garlic juice! Chorella! Camu Camu! Whoa horsey! Let's face the facts... Your antioxidant super foods are not enough. It's worth taking a big step back when it comes to fortifying your body's ability to fight off illness. Antioxidant super foods (including good old … [Read more...] about 6 Immune Boosting Foods You May Be Missing
We're all about good gut health around here, and I am ever-fascinated by how much there still is to learn. In this post, Jennifer explores the topic of prebiotics - a type of food that is essential for feeding healthy gut flora. This topic is extra interesting to me because many of these foods (potatoes and rice, for example) are avoided by folks aiming for a healthier diet. Tricky stuff! ~Emily Probiotics is a popular term … [Read more...] about PREbiotic Foods – Are Your Probiotics Pointless Without Them?
[Emily's note: If you suffer from food allergies, you may feel like it's a life sentence of restriction and misery. In this post, my fellow blogger, Mindy Wood, shares her experiences and discoveries as she attempts to reverse her food allergies...] I didn’t know I had food allergies until I had kids. When my first daughter started spitting up after every feeding, a La Leche League leader told me that she might be allergic … [Read more...] about Can You Really Reverse Food Allergies?
Whether for bucked teeth, over bites, under-bites, or just a bunch of crooked teeth, most adults I know have had braces at some point of their lives. Teeth come in a bit wonky, and parents shell out the thousands to straighten them. Besides the cost and a few years of teenage embarrassment, no biggie, right? While we may take "crooked teeth" for granted, it's worth considering why they got that way in the first place. Are we … [Read more...] about Crooked Teeth – A part of life or skeletal deformity?
In the past I have written about the benefits of fish oil as a supplement for just about everyone. Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil are currently a darling of holistic medicine, and for good reasons. They're touted for their ability to reduce inflammation in all the cells throughout our bodies. Omega-3 fatty acids (in correct ratio to the more commonly consumed omega 6's) can aid in preventing, reducing, and reversing all … [Read more...] about Benefits of Fermented Cod Liver Oil
Among advice-givers, opinions vary about when to start solid foods in a baby's diet, and ultimately it's up to parents to decide based on what will be best for their child's nutrition and development. There are however a few guidelines that can help you make this decision. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, most babies can start solids at 4 to 6 months of age. Prior to this age, a baby's tongue-pushing reflex … [Read more...] about Is Your Baby Ready? When to Start Solid Foods
I've talked before about the best ways to support your local foodshed, but I confess, it's super easy to buy for convenience over the doing the "right thing" sometimes. YKWIM? Keeping my best intentions - the reasons for eating local - fresh in my mind helps me to make better choices. Which one of these things below strikes the biggest cord for you? ~Emily In the past several years there has been a growing “eat local” … [Read more...] about 8 Reasons to Eat Local Foods