Gestational Diabetes Test Alternatives?

Gestational Diabetes Test Alternatives - Holistic Squid

When I got pregnant with my first child, I began reading about all of the things I should avoid eating, drinking, or doing while pregnant. And I started wondering why those things were safe when I wasn’t pregnant (turns out most of them aren’t). I stopped drinking soda entirely, avoided food and drinks that had artificial […]

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Zucchini Spinach Salad with Chicken

Zucchini Spinach Salad with Chicken - Holistic Squid

  I often hesitate to post about anything other than fantastic desserts, because it seems as though most readers prefer the fantasy of sweets over dinner ideas. But this simple yet flavorful zucchini spinach salad is too good not to share. I spent the last four months working on getting healthier and slimming down for summer. Along […]

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What Would Emily Do (7/8)

What Would Emily Do? Q&A with Holistic Squid

My inbox runneth over with questions from readers wondering – What would Emily do – about Real food and holistic health topics. I’ve created this Q&A to get your questions answered and for other folks to benefit from the answers too. But before we get started today… SB277 ALERT: If are concerned about the recent […]

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Nourishing Sourdough Pancakes

Nourishing Sourdough Pancakes - Holistic Squid

[Emily’s note: You guys! I’m so excited to share Naomi’s recipe for sourdough pancakes – YUM! If you’ve been following along, this is the third post in our sourdough series. Click to read about the health benefits of sourdough and how to make a sourdough starter. Enjoy!] Pancakes are one of those quintessential comfort breakfast […]

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Grilled Peaches and Halloumi

Grilled Peaches and Halloumi - Holistic Squid

Summertime is my favorite time of year by far, and nothing beats fresh, ripe summer fruit that tastes of the hot sunshine and earth that grew it. This recipe for grilled peaches with halloumi cheese combines some of the best things in life – summer bounty and grillable cheese. YUM. Growing up we grilled the standard […]

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How to Fall Asleep Faster

How to Fall Asleep Faster - Holistic Squid

[Emily’s note: While I am great at sticking with some healthy habits, like working out and eating real food, when it comes to getting a good night’s rest, I struggle because I stay up too late for no reason and then regret it the next morning. In this post, fellow acupuncturist Leslie Murphy shares her smart […]

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Homemade Healing Salve With Calendula

Homemade Healing Salve With Calendula - Holistic Squid

[Emily’s note: I love a natural healing salve for everything from diaper rash to sunburn to dry skin and chapped lips. Even when it comes to stubborn eczema, it can often help provide relief during the healing process. This recipe that Jamie is sharing with us today is both simple to make and works great…] I’ve never been […]

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Bite-Sized Chocolate Covered Bananas

Bite-Sized Chocolate Covered Bananas - Holistic Squid

I just adore special foods that remind me of my childhood, and on a hot summer day these bite-sized chocolate covered bananas hit the spot. Bananas take on a creamy consistency when frozen, and their icy sweetness contrasts with melt-in-your-mouth slightly bitter, slightly salty chocolate coating. YES. Even as a kid, I recognized this perfection. […]

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