BAPS and baking with DE

BAPS Recipe *and* How to Incorporate Diatomaceous Earth into BAKING! for its pathogen-killing properties

Megan Essential Oils & Supplements, Healing Diets, Health & Nutrition, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 42 Comments

A couple years ago I connected with a practitioner on the east coast whose specialty was wiping out pathogen overgrowth. I learned a lot from him and while I don’t have a pathogen population of zero, I have reached a tolerable level of equilibrium with my bugs. (I am aware that a healthy level of candida is considered normal or …

Why and How to Take Diatomaceous Earth

Why and How to Take Diatomaceous Earth (for pathogen overgrowth)

Megan Healing Diets, Health & Nutrition 26 Comments

Candida overgrowth is an epidemic in our modern times, due in part to the overuse of antibiotics, birth control, steroids, hormone replacement therapy, over-consumption of sugar, and stress. Many of us don’t know the imbalance is occurring until a full blown case of jock itch or a yeast infection breaks loose. This post contains affiliate links. With one of the …

Avocado Sorbet

Avocado-Vanilla Sorbet~ with 7 variations: peppermint, mint chocolate chip, dark chocolate, lime, fresh herb, ice cream, and berry

Megan Healing Diets, Health & Nutrition, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 28 Comments

I used to be a snob about sorbet. Who would want something icey and sugary when you can have cream and honey? And yet, life has its seasons, right? I am in my avocado season now. As you may know, with my cookbook just published, my passionate goal is to put my Hashimoto’s into remission. Every project has a bit …

Sugar to Honey Conversion Chart

EXACT CONVERSION CHART: Sugar –> Honey When Baking!

Megan Healing Diets, Health & Nutrition 25 Comments

The first major step many of us take toward wellness is eliminating sugar. In my own health journey I clung to sugar for as long as I could– lots and lots of ice cream. I had a rash on my face that many of our customers still remember. I get comments occasionally (that make me laugh inside), “I haven’t seen …

Is the GAPS Diet Right for You?

HOW TO START THE GAPS DIET and IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU?- An Interview

Megan Healing Diets, Interviews & Guest Posts 5 Comments

I’ve asked my friend Naomi Huzovic, from Almost Bananas, to talk with me/us about the GAPS Diet.  Naomi and her family live in Slovakia. She’s a Canadian expat and her husband is native Slovakian. As many of you know, our family has been doing the GAPS Diet for 4 years now, on February 1, 2015.  It’s been a great process, …

I recently wrote "7 Things I’ve Learned from 4 Years on the GAPS Diet" for the GAPS-focussed blog The Wellfed Homestead. But I found while writing that article that I really had 14 pointers total that I wanted to share. :) LOL. Thus the title of this article, "7 MORE Things I’ve Learned from 4 Years on the GAPS Diet." So here are #'s 8-14 of what I hope will help you succeed and heal using the GAPS Diet, if it's something you're already doing or considering.

7 MORE Things I’ve Learned from 4 Years on the GAPS Diet

Megan Healing Diets, Health & Nutrition 19 Comments

I recently wrote 7 Things I’ve Learned from 4 Years on the GAPS Diet for the GAPS-focussed blog, The Wellfed Homestead.  But I found while writing that article that I really had 14 pointers total that I wanted to share. 🙂 LOL. Thus the title of this article, “7 MORE Things I’ve Learned from 4 Years on the GAPS Diet.” …

HEALED OF ASTHMA!~ How we put our daughter’s severe asthma into remission

Megan Essential Oils & Supplements, Healing Diets, Health & Nutrition 29 Comments

Asthma: it is the problem that fueled our entire GAPS journey.  The purpose behind healing all of our ailments was propelled mostly by this danger that plagued us, starting five years (now almost 7 years) back.  Our medical pediatrician, who is an expert on asthma, told us our daughter would be on steroids her whole life, that she would always …

American Food Timeline

Megan Food Philosophy, Healing Diets 11 Comments

Who would have guessed that infant formula and high-heat processed vegetable oils were already developed and being marketed as healthy in the late 19th century?  Or that processed cheese was consumed in greater quantity than real cheese as early as the 1940’s?  I hope you enjoy this look at the history of food in America.  Feel free to add to …

GAPS-Introduction-Diet

How to *Thrive* on the GAPS INTRODUCTION Diet

Megan Healing Diets, Health & Nutrition 50 Comments

We all know by now that it’s about the journey, right?  But when it comes to healing one does want to arrive. Ironically, although we are people who like to make progress, to strain forward, to hurry to the finish line, we can not operate on our own time frame when it comes to healing. We can not arrive if we don’t go …

GAPS-Diet-Low-FODMAP-Synergy

Low-FODMAP, GAPS Combination Diet: Healing IBS, Pathogen Overgrowth, and SIBO

Megan Healing Diets 53 Comments

FODMAPs is an acronym (abbreviation) referring to Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols*. These are complex names for a collection of molecules found in food, that can be poorly absorbed by some people. When the molecules are poorly absorbed in the small intestine of the digestive tract, these molecules then continue along their journey along the digestive tract, arriving at …