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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Greek Chicken Burgers with Tzatziki

Greek Chicken Burgers with Tzatziki - Holistic Squid

Just in time for barbeque season and summer staycations, you’re going to LOVE these Greek chicken burgers with homemade tzatziki. I admit, I typically turn my nose up at chicken and turkey burgers. I typically find them dry and tasteless. They are often touted as a healthier option because they are lower in fat and […]

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How to Make a Sourdough Starter

How to Make A Sourdough Starter - Holistic Squid

[I’m super excited to share this post in our series about sourdough. Naomi makes learning how to make sourdough starter looks so simple, even to my baker-challenged self!] In my last post we chatted about why traditional sourdough may actually be good for you. I loved hearing stories in the comments about how sourdough bread was one of […]

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How to Treat Anxiety without Medication

How to Treat Anxiety without Medication - Holistic Squid

Confession: Learning how to treat anxiety naturally has been a personal quest for me. In the U.S., one in four adults suffers from a diagnosable mental disorder, and over 19 million adults and millions of children have anxiety, which can range from the mild to moderate to the extremes of panic disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder and […]

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Grain Free Mug Brownies

Grain Free Mug Brownies - Holistic Squid

Though I dabble with gobs and grandma’s blueberry muffins and banana bread, I am definitely not a baker. That’s why I adore recipes that you can can’t really mess up, like these fun, grain-free mug brownies. I mean, the name alone gives away the secret that we won’t be dealing with spring pans and egg white peaks. […]

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A Sinus Rinse Recipe that Actually Works

create your own sinus rinse recipe- that actually works:

[I’ve written about how to treat sinus infections without antibiotics, but I often hear complaints from patients and readers that their usual sinus rinse is not doing the job. Today’s guest contributor, Jamie Larrison – mom and herbalist – shares her secrets for making a customized sinus rinse recipe that actually works.] This winter when […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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