When I was a teenager struggling with mood swings and acne, I was told that diet had nothing to do with balancing my hormones. Well, wasn't that a far cry from the truth. In this post, Natcha - a holistic nutritionist and health researcher - shares how she healed severe PMS with food and other smart, simple steps. ~Emily If you're like me, you once thought a 'healthy diet' meant following the food pyramid (which also made … [Read more...] about Severe PMS? 6 Natural Remedies That Really Work
Recently a friend brought a trifle over to my house and I was shocked. How did I make it this far in life and not know how much I adore these wonderful layers of cake, custard, and fruit? If you too have been denied the joys of trifle, you're in for a wonderful surprise. ~Emily This paleo trifle recipe is for a grain-free delight that can easily be made dairy free. Any summer fruit can be used, but berries make for a lovely … [Read more...] about Patriotic Paleo Trifle Recipe
For some folks, eating a low carb, high fat diet can be the key to transforming their health for the better. But as with most things, it depends on the individual, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to eating "right." In this post, Jacyln helps us to understand how to know if you've gone too far with your low carb diet. ~Emily I have done all sorts of diets and temporary detoxes. Each trial has served a purpose and … [Read more...] about Low Carb? How To Know If You’ve Gone Too Far
I've talked before about the best ways to support your local foodshed, but I confess, it's super easy to buy for convenience over the doing the "right thing" sometimes. YKWIM? Keeping my best intentions - the reasons for eating local - fresh in my mind helps me to make better choices. Which one of these things below strikes the biggest cord for you? ~Emily In the past several years there has been a growing “eat local” … [Read more...] about 8 Reasons To Eat Local Foods
I've talked before about how to treat UTIs naturally, and in this post, Jaclyn shares her personal experience with EFFECTIVE home remedies for kidney stones. ~Emily If you've ever given birth, you know that the hours of excruciating pain are so worth it... when the doctor hands you that sweet baby, all that pain just evaporates. But if you've ever passed a kidney stone, you may be all too familiar with a "birthing" pain … [Read more...] about Home Remedies For Kidney Stones
We're all about good gut health around here, and I am ever-fascinated by how much there still is to learn. In this post, Jennifer explores the topic of prebiotics - a type of food that is essential for feeding healthy gut flora. This topic is extra interesting to me because many of these foods (potatoes and rice, for example) are avoided by folks aiming for a healthier diet. Tricky stuff! ~Emily Probiotics is a popular term … [Read more...] about Prebiotic Foods For Good Gut Health
I've explained before why I don't give my kids multivitamins, but these homemade gummy vitamins are certainly going to be an exception to that rule. ~Emily We all need vitamins to survive, but because of bad farming practices, depleted soil, and poor diet, we usually don’t get enough. There are all sorts of ways to get your daily dose in, but these homemade gummy vitamins are my favorite way to supplement a healthy diet. … [Read more...] about Homemade Gummy Vitamins Recipe
What are macros and why should you care? Though dieting is something I aim to avoid, lately I discovered that the balance of macronutrients (fat, carbs, and protein) in my real food lifestyle was WAY off. Based on the fact that I'm really physically active, I needed far more protein, and less fat and carbs than I was getting. Monitoring and shifting those proportions has helped me to lean out and have more energy. Do you … [Read more...] about What Are Macros And Why Should You Care?
When my youngest was in kindergarten, I went on a rant about red food dye because it kept showing up for school party snacks. Why? Because I've witnessed firsthand how synthetic "food" can make my kids into crazy people. In this post Jaclyn tells us why certain foods - even natural ones - can lead to problems and how to avoid them. ~Emily We recently talked about reversing food allergies, but what if it's your child who has … [Read more...] about Is Your Child’s Bad Behavior from Food Allergies?
I've long been a fan of butter and bacon as a part of a healthy diet. For many folks, a low carb high fat diet can be a lifesaving choice. In this post Jennifer shares how her husband lost weight and improved his health without passing on the bacon. ~Emily The low carb high fat (LCHF) diet is a change from what has been promoted for many years in the medical system. After years of promoting a low fat diet, it has become … [Read more...] about The Truth About Low Carb High Fat Diets For Weight Loss
While parenting styles differ greatly, most moms and dads want to do their best to ensure that their little ones grow and thrive. In this post, my friend Erin shares her experience with her babe, and what to do if you are worried that your baby is developmentally delayed. ~ Emily Every mother that I know has compared their child’s progress to their neighbor’s kids down the street. I have decided that it really doesn’t … [Read more...] about Why I’m Not Worried That My Baby Is Developmentally Delayed
We've talked before about the health benefits of the paleo diet, and how it can - in some cases - save your life. Recently I learned a ton about the paleo autoimmune protocol, a more strict version of this way of eating that can be invaluable for healing from many complicated health conditions. In this post, Daphne fills us in on why and how to get started with AIP. ~Emily There are more than 80 disease processes that are … [Read more...] about Can The Paleo Autoimmune Protocol Help?