Chocolate Tahini Truffles

Chocolate Tahini Truffles + A Giveaway! - Holistic Squid

Having just disappeared the last of the junky trick-or-treat candy, my sweet tooth is a bit disappointed. So much temptation, but despite the promising brightly wrappers, I find conventional candy to be deeply unsatisfying. Enter – these chocolate tahini truffles that I discovered in a brand new cookbook – Mediterranean Paleo Cooking. I just love a dessert that […]

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UTI Remedies that Really Work

UTI Remedies that Really Work - Holistic Squid

Few things in life are more annoying, uncomfortable and even painful than a urinary tract infection (UTI). They can also cause some very serious consequences if not promptly treated, such as impaired kidney function or even a life-threatening infection. It’s important to understand what causes and exacerbates these kinds of infections so you can then […]

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Spaghetti Squash Bolognese

Spaghetti Squash Bolognese - Holistic Squid

As a kid, I loved spaghetti sandwiches made with jarred sauce and pasta on white “Italian” bread. In high school I probably wolfed them down for dinner five nights out of seven when I’d get home after hours of swim team practice. These days I love to eat spaghetti squash bolognese on true traditional sourdough toast smeared […]

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Ebola Facts: Should We be Worried?

Ebola Facts: Should We be Worried? - Holistic Squid

My social media feeds are abuzz with posts ranging from concerned to terrified about the current Ebola situation. Is everyone going to die a la Contagion or will a miracle of science save us from the impending doom of a global pandemic? Any time media and pharmaceutical interests get into a joint frenzy, little red […]

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How to Use Diatomaceous Earth to Get Rid of Pests Naturally

How to Use Diatomaceous Earth to Get Rid of Pests Naturally - Holistic Squid

This summer the ants came marching one by one all over our house. With our California drought, they seemed to be desperate for moisture, as they’d often march right past a sticky spoonful of honey, heading instead for the nearest half-full water glass. We tried just about everything (both natural and toxic), but still the […]

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Are Hollywood Parents being Reckless about Vaccines?

Are Hollywood Parents being Reckless about Vaccines? - Holistic Squid

The Hollywood Reporter recently ran a video story, Hollywood Vaccination Fail: Why L.A. Schoolkids are Getting Sick. While the report gives most of its airtime to those passionately pro-vaccines, I was happy to see a bit of lip service to those with alternative opinions about vaccinations as well. The reactions to that story, however, have […]

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How to Recover from Antibiotics

How to Recover from Antibiotics - Holistic Squid

Despite my crunchy mama tendencies and over a decade working as a holistic health practitioner, I still believe that antibiotics are one of the miracles of modern medicine. I, for one, won’t be passing up a chance to heal a life threatening bacterial infection if I need it. The problem is, however, that overuse of antibiotics […]

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