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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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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