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 23 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 …

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 …

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 …

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Overcoming Migraines: 5 Natural Treatments That Work!

Megan Essential Oils & Supplements, Healing Diets 39 Comments

My daughter’s had migraine headaches for years. And she’s only 14. I have other relatives who’ve lived with them for years, with no relief except for from strong pharmaceuticals (read: side effects). My daughter’s migraines went away, for the most part, when we discovered she was intolerant to dairy. With removing this food group, she rarely gets them anymore. But …

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8 Remedies for CONSTIPATION

Megan Essential Oils & Supplements, Healing Diets, Health & Nutrition 32 Comments

Is constipation a problem for you or someone you love? It’s a common symptom, especially among Americans. Many are struggling with compromised gut health. The colon is the final length of the gut where imperfections will often make themselves known. While most reach for various fibers and medications, I’d like to share with you alternatives that I’ve been studying for …

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GLUTAMINE: NOT Recommended for Leaky Gut

Megan Essential Oils & Supplements, Healing Diets, Health & Nutrition 55 Comments

Many articles recommend using glutamine (also labeled L-glutamine) as a supplement to help heal leaky gut. It provides energy to the small intestines and when converted to glutamate can accelerate healing. Tangentially, it is also recommended by some to abate sugar cravings, or among body builders and athletes for performance and recovery. Certainly many doctors prescribe glutamine for their patients …

EGG-FREE baked goods, AIP, Paleo, Gluten-free and GAPS

Egg-free Baked Goods for the Holidays! {AIP, Paleo, GAPS, & GF}

Megan Healing Diets, Interviews & Guest Posts, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 12 Comments

We found out my own son needed to be egg-free about one year ago. Since that time, I’ve learned to make lots of baked goods with plantains, which have an excellent starch profile and, when paired with gelatin, work well without eggs. This post contains affiliate links. I’ve also made lots of treats that don’t require eggs, like Energy Balls, “Granola” …

How I healed my interstitial cystitis

How I Healed My INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS

Megan Food Philosophy, Healing Diets, Health & Nutrition 92 Comments

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 …

How to Heal Yeast Infections and Kill Pathogen Overgrowth

How to Heal YEAST INFECTIONS and treat pathogen overgrowth: Part 2 {Candida and more}

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

If you need to conquer internal (or external skin) pathogen overgrowth there are a few components that I have found essential for success. We need to be, firstly and most importantly, on a grain-free, refined-sugar-free diet. An herbal regimen should not only be implemented but rotated to prevent pathogens from morphing. Biofilm disruptors should be included in one’s protocol. Let’s …