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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The Oil Cleansing Method Gone Wrong

Where I Went Wrong with the Oil Cleansing Method - Holistic Squid

I don’t have time to mess around with fussy homemade beauty products, but I sure love when I find something simple (and affordable) that works. That’s why I was drawn to the oil cleansing method – basically cleaning your face with oil. I’ve had some pitfalls along the way, so I’m hoping you can learn from […]

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Can You Really Reverse Food Allergies?

Can You Really Reverse Food Allergies? - Holistic Squid

[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 […]

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Natural Headache Remedies that Actually Work

Choosing Natural Headache Remedies that Actually Work - Holistic Squid

[Popping a pill for a headache won’t always make your skull stop throbbing, can have dangerous side effects, and doesn’t actually address the root of the problem. In this post, Mindy Wood explores how to choose natural headache remedies that actually work.] My college roommate used to get terrible migraines, so she always had a bottle of […]

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What Would Emily Do? (6/11)

What Would Emily Do? (5/29) - 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. Who am I to know the answers to your questions? I’m a holistic-minded mom, […]

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Is Diastasis Recti to Blame for My Belly?

Is Diastasis Recti to Blame for My Belly? - Holistic Squid

[Holistic Squid note: I’m super excited to share this post by Leslie Murphy, fellow acupuncturist and mom who has first-hand experience healing postpartum belly bulge caused by diastasis recti…] Something wasn’t right. I looked 5 months pregnant, but I definitely WAS NOT pregnant. The pregnancy weight had dropped off (actually sucked off is more like it […]

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