10 Best Supplements for Diabetes + how to take fewer pills! and lifestyle advice

10 Best Supplements for Diabetes- (+ how to take fewer pills… and major lifestyle advice)

Megan Essential Oils & Supplements, Food Philosophy, Healing Diets, Health & Nutrition 24 Comments

I am not a doctor. Please consult your practitioner before changing your supplement or healthcare regimen. Thank you for supporting this site with purchases made through links in this post. Most medical sites absolutely pooh-pooh natural supplements as a means of controlling or reversing type 2 diabetes. But medical peer reviewed studies say just the opposite: “Medical doctors are therefore …


The Difference Between Food Allergy, Intolerance and Food Sensitivity

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

Have you always wondered? What’s the difference between a food allergy, a food sensitivity and a food intolerance? Knowing the difference can be the key to healing your health problems. Huge! Often these terms are used interchangeably, which is confusing. Even GAPS Diet literature and well-respected functional medical doctors sometimes use the terms interchangeably. Most do not use allergy and …

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 27 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 …

How I healed my interstitial cystitis


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Thank you for supporting this site with purchases made through links in this post. This is a personal post for me, not only because I had IC but because I know that this is an important article for many of you. I know that some of you have been waiting for me to write this so that you might learn …

FLAX: Friend or Foe?

Megan Food Philosophy, Health & Nutrition 10 Comments

Touted as a health food, this little seed is also a great tool for grain-free baking. However, there are 5 main points of concern when it comes to consuming flax:   Is flax an efficient form of fatty acids? Does flax cause changes in hormone levels? What are the phytate levels in flax? Does flax actually reduce inflammation? How is …

Is It Safe to Eat Seafood?


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Dr. Nicholas Ralston, special guest of well-respected alternative practitioner Chris Kresser, has revealed some important studies that reliably de-myth most Americans’ concern about eating too much ocean fish. He illuminates the fact that it is not so much the quantity of mercury we should be concerned with, but the ratio of selenium to mercury in the fish we’re eating and …



Megan Food Philosophy, Health & Nutrition 25 Comments

Is someone you love dyslexic? A child’s inability to use both hemispheres of his brain, often manifesting itself in dyslexia, is a common side effect of the gut-brain connection, a failure in the gut’s overall health. This means that diet is a key piece in healing or helping someone with dyslexia. My son is dyslexic and there are two awesome …

The goal is to reduce one's carbon footprint, not by going vegan or vegetarian, (because our bodies are obviously omnivorous by design), but by eating insects.


Megan Food Philosophy, Main Dishes, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 23 Comments

Yes, cricket flour, flour made from dried crickets. It’s a good thing! My big sister Jill told me about cricket flour a year or two ago, after hearing about it on NPR, I think? I was on board immediately.  As long as it tastes good, one, and two, what are they feeding the crickets? Because what they feed the bugs …

Plantains are a healthy starch worth loving. Read more about the health benefit of plantains and resistant starches here. Cricket flour is a hot new insect-based flour worth loving if you're open minded, sustainably focused and enjoy the flavor of buckwheat. Read more about this grain-free flour substitute here. And now, without further delay, we'll jump right into this recipe that is made just for YOU, my AIP, egg-free, nut-free, dairy-free friends!! May you enjoy all that you can have!! This recipe is all about living it up within the boundaries that help you flourish and heal.

AIP Plantain Cricket Flour Pancakes- Egg-free, Nut-free, Dairy-free

Megan Food Philosophy, Main Dishes, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 16 Comments

Plantains are a healthy starch worth loving. They’re gentle to digest, not for those on the GAPS diet but for those who flourish with Paleo or the AIP diets, and amazingly they are so starchy that very little flour is needed when baking with plantains. Similarly, you can make plantain recipes work without eggs. So they’re excellent for those with …

green smoothie dangers

Why It Takes Rose Colored Glasses to Love (Most) Green Smoothies- The Inside Scoop on Oxalates

Megan Food Philosophy, Health & Nutrition 25 Comments

Friends, this is a wink of a personal article, if you perhaps love green smoothies. Many of us started drinking green smoothies in an effort to get healthier, to heal some health condition or because we’re “crunchy” and love healthy tasting foods. But daily green smoothies or green juicing are counter-productive and ironic, for those who are seeking optimum health …