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Hey mama, if you have a picky eater in your house, you are not alone. It is totally normal for kids to go through picky stages. Your sweet babe, who once ate anything you put in front of her, is suddenly turning her head and refusing to eat foods she used to love. Suddenly meal […]
Do you feel a connection between spirituality, food, and the ability to fulfill your work and purpose? To me, eating is a spiritual act as much as a physical one. I have experienced the profound difference between how I feel after eating nutrient-poor foods versus foods that are as close to nature as possible. And […]
Sauerkraut and other fermented foods such as yogurt, kefir, and kvass are considered some of the first (good for you!) processed food products consumed by humans. They have been a food staple of nearly all cultures for thousands of years. Once upon a time, fermentation—when Lactobacillus bacteria beneficially alters food—was one of only a few […]
Hi there! It’s Amy here. In this crazy time of covid, over-sanitization of everything we touch, election stress, homeschooling while working from home, all piled up on top of the normal cold and flu season — our immune systems are taking a hit. But the good news is that there are dietary and lifestyle practices […]
In 2012, approximately 91% of U.S. adults aged 20-64 had dental caries in permanent teeth.1 The number of children needing braces has quadrupled since the 1960’s 2, and it’s now considered a rite of passage to have wisdom teeth pulled. Why are we seeing so much dental decay and overcrowding? Is this something we merely […]
What comes to mind when you think of metabolism? Is it this mysterious control panel in our body that determines whether we will be slim or not? Is it possible to change our metabolism — from being “slow” to “fast?” And what is it anyways?? Let’s discuss the definition of metabolism, symptoms of metabolic dysfunction, […]
Hormones are an integral piece of our body’s systems that carry out functions that support the integrity of our health and well-being. When hormones fluctuate and become out of balance, problems can arise, leading to disease. Symptoms of hormonal imbalance include premenstrual syndrome (PMS), irregular and/or painful periods, infertility, weight gain, low libido. Causes of […]
There is a lot of talk in the health field about elimination diets versus food sensitivity testing. Elimination diets have been considered the gold standard for the longest time but is that really the best option? I used to be on the anti-food sensitivity testing side of the fence. I went through the AIP practitioner […]
Magnesium is one of the most highly used minerals in the body. It acts as a cofactor in more than 300 enzyme reactions. One of the most notable benefits of magnesium is that it is necessary for the relations of muscles, which benefits those with muscle cramps, restless leg, painful period cramps, and more. Magnesium […]
Microbes. They cover everything, and are responsible for a lot more activity than we may notice. The human body alone is covered in multiple strains of microbes, both inside and out. The building of the micriobiome is influenced by a couple of different factors: Our birth environment. Our genetic/epigenetic expression The kind of diet we […]
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