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A Holistic Look at HPV and Cervical Cancer Prevention – Should You Vaccinate, How Often to Pap Test? and more…

Megan Health & Nutrition 2 Comments

In a recent well visit for my 14-year-old daughter with her pediatrician, we were told that cervical cancer could be transmitted by a handshake. The doctor gave us a kind-hearted lecture for 10 minutes. Immediate vaccination was the recommendation. Is this true? In reality, 90% of the world’s cervical cancer comes from HPV (human papilloma virus). Most cases of HPV …

Beet-Ginger Smoothie

BEET-GINGER Smoothie/Milkshake {Paleo/Primal/GAPS}

Megan Breakfast, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 17 Comments

A veggie smoothie never tasted this good. NO fruit. NO green. This one’s bright pink and so. much. fun. Beets are full of fiber and good carbs. They’re excellent for detoxification and for getting the bowels going. They’re great for heart health, high in minerals, and B-complex vitamins.  Beets are low in calories yet provide a gentle yield of energy.  …

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“BREAD and CHOCOLATE” Breakfast Drink~ Paleo with Resistant Starch and Gelatin {carob and dairy-free alternatives}

Megan Breakfast, Drinks, Whole Food Recipes 26 Comments

I love making high-protein, gelatin-fortified hot chocolate. My many variations evolved yet again recently when I decided to add resistant starch (RS) to the mix. Fact is, I can’t get a baked good into my body everyday! I’d like to. 🙂 But there’s not always time for baking. Yet I do best (stabilized blood sugar levels and no constipation) when …

Low-FODMAP & High-FODMAP Food Lists for Paleo, GAPS and Gluten-free Diets

Low-FODMAP and High-FODMAP Food Lists (for a Gluten-free/Paleo/GAPS Diet)

Megan Healing Diets, Health & Nutrition 19 Comments

If you’re experiencing unexplained bloating, especially after certain meals, in this day and age, the diagnosis is likely one of two things: a sensitivity to high-FODMAP foods or SIBO, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. I look forward to addressing my solution to SIBO in an upcoming post soon. However, for those needing to overcome a FODMAP sensitivity what follows is a …

Rosemary-Pine Nut Muffins {with COCOA BUTTER}

Rosemary-Pine Nut Muffins {with COCOA BUTTER}

Megan Breakfast, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 13 Comments

The flavor profile of these muffins is sooo special. There’s a lot going on; and all of the flavors go beautifully together: pine nuts, rosemary, vanilla, cocoa butter~ so yum and lovely!! This post contains affiliate links. Pine nuts! I recommend Trader Joe’s for sourcing if you have one nearby. They have the best price. Cocoa butter~ You can get …

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Beautiful Rhubarb Sauce

Megan Breakfast, Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 16 Comments

This new recipe has become my favorite way to enjoy rhubarb. It’s delicious by the spoonful, but it’s also so beautifying and complimentary to any treat as a condiment. Use it in parfaits, on cake or muffins, over ice cream, layered in popsicles, with chia pudding, on bread, waffles etc. It’s the loveliest shade of pink. And the texture and …

5 Natural Remedies for Seasonal Allergies

5 Natural Remedies to Beat Seasonal Allergies!

Megan Essential Oils & Supplements, Healing Diets, Health & Nutrition 21 Comments

Have you started blowing your nose yet? Rubbing your eyes? More than 35 million people in the United States are affected by allergic rhinitis- the body’s release of histamines, and the subsequent inflammation in the lining of the nose, in response to pollen, pet dander, mold spores, and dust mites. With the rain, spring flowers, and wind blowing in, so …

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Lavender-White Chocolate Steamer (Paleo/Primal/GAPS- dairy-free & raw milk versions)

Megan Breakfast, Drinks, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 18 Comments

There are days. There are those of us who never. Coffee and hot chocolate don’t/can’t always happen. Yet we want something sweet and creamy and yes, even nourishing. Lavender-White Chocolate is a steamer that satisfies- both soothing and exciting with its yum factor. Bringing to the table protein (especially if you are able to choose the raw milk version), good …

How to Add Protein to Smoothies

Why Collagen Isn’t Enough, How to Add Protein to Smoothies, (and Just Say NO to Protein Powder)

Megan Food Philosophy, Healing Diets, Health & Nutrition 20 Comments

The smoothie as a meal is a new notion. Fruit as a snack, fruit on a salad, fruit cooked into stew- they’re all old ideas that are good. But fruit for a meal. That’s new. So we add protein powder, or green vegetables, and try to rectify that which is incomplete. Yet the problem is too complex to fix with …

Is Stevia safe or bad for you

Stevia: Safe or Bad for You? My Views

Megan Uncategorized 18 Comments

I’m finally writing this post! Lots of you have asked me questions about this sweetener, usually amounting to something like this: “Is stevia bad?” I believe stevia can be either good or bad, depending on how it’s used. Let’s look at the benefits it provides, when it’s safe, and also some cautions in regard to its use. I am not …