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What Would Emily Do? (4/30 Edition)

W.W.E.D. 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. Who am I to know the answers to your questions? I’ ... [Read More...]

Strawberry Cream Gummies

Strawberry Cream Gummies - Holistic Squid

In the little town where I grew up, we had an old-school corner store called Krex's ("Krex-zies") that sold all of the typical stuff - magazines, cigarettes, and lots and lots of candy. I have a visceral memory of that little shop, especially when I think of the glass counter filled with Swedi ... [Read More...]

What Would Emily Do? (4/23 Edition)

W.W.E.D. (What Would Emily Do?) - Holistic Squid Weekly Q&A

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 holi ... [Read More...]

Fiery Egg Salad with Homemade Sriracha

Fiery Egg Salad with Sriracha and Mayo from Scratch - Holistic Squid

I have fond memories of Easter as a kid. My mom would clip branches of a bright yellow blooming forsythia bush for our Easter tree that was adorned with springtime decorations. We dyed eggs, hunted them down, and ate chocolate bunnies and Cadbury mini eggs until we never wanted to eat again. And o ... [Read More...]

How Guided Imagery Can Help You Get Pregnant, Sleep Deeper, Be Healthier and Accomplish More

Guided Visualization

When I was 11, I fell in love with competitive swimming. I had always felt at home in the water, but it was on the swim team that my determination and competitive nature could really thrive. My sophomore year in high school I got ahold of a book on guided imagery for athletes, and used my boom box ... [Read More...]

Why Soy is Not a Smart Solution for Menopausal Symptoms

Why Soy is Not a Smart Solution for Menopausal Symptoms - Holistic Squid

Call me a scrooge, but I'm not personally a fan of those cynical 'over-the-hill' birthday cards that lament each passing year as an embarrassing inevitability. Having lost my dad to cancer when he was only 57 and I was still a teen, I have a deep respect for the privilege of growing older. While ... [Read More...]

Alert: Your BPA-Free Plastic Isn’t Safe After All

Alert: Your BPA-Free Plastic Isn't Safe After All - Holistic Squid

If you're anything like me, you probably avoid most plastic stuff because it's not only awful for the environment but it can leach hormone disruptors into our water, food, and ultimately, our bodies. Much of these issues have been blamed on a chemical called bisphenol-A (BPA) which can be found in p ... [Read More...]