Everyone On Your List 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Everyone On Your List 2016– HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

Megan Essential Oils & Supplements, Health & Nutrition 10 Comments

Many of you know a bit about me. I’ve written about myself, my health and our family. Perhaps, then, you can guess about me?… …That I do not enjoy department stores. Or malls. I do love little locally owned shops, and supporting artisans from impoverished countries. But mostly– I shop online. Thank you for supporting this site with purchases made …

Which Probiotics to Rebuild Gut Diversity and how to rotate them

Which Probiotics are Best to Rebuild Gut Diversity and How to Rotate Them

Megan Essential Oils & Supplements, Healing Diets, Health & Nutrition 25 Comments

I’ve had clients ask me recently which probiotics we use and how to rotate them. Whether you’re on a healing protocol or a wellness diet, gut diversity is the precedent. It’s easy for many of us to choose one trustworthy probiotic supplement and stay on it, especially if it’s a probiotic with multiple strains. However, a healthy baby is born …

The 3 Best Remedies for Stomach Aches

The 3 Best Remedies for Stomach Aches

Megan Essential Oils & Supplements, Healing Diets, Health & Nutrition 7 Comments

As a child I remember having stomach aches often. My mom always gave me Pepto-Bismol, the pink tablets. This medicine coated my stomach, sometimes soothed the discomfort and almost always made me throw up, perhaps indirectly helping me to get well sooner. (Incidentally, I always thought throw up was bright pink for this reason, until I was in my late …

GAPS Diet soup with a wonderful, healing, "secret", delicious ingredient!

Nourishing GAPS Diet Soup with a *Secret* Ingredient …with optional Instant Pot Directions & Bone Broth {this recipe is also Paleo/AIP-compliant}

Megan Essential Oils & Supplements, Healing Diets, Health & Nutrition, Soups and Stews, Whole Food Recipes 22 Comments

I’ve been making healing soups for many years, and yes, I am actually still slowly working on that soup cookbook that many of you ask me about! 🙂 But today I learned something new, a new way to make a beautiful GAPS soup, and it’s so special that I want to share it with you now. Surprisingly, this recipe post …

Why ORAL Magnesium is more effective than Topical for many conditions: Insomnia, Constipation, Depression, Menopause, Perimenopause, Hashimoto’s

Megan Essential Oils & Supplements, Healing Diets, Health & Nutrition 19 Comments

Years ago I read about the potential unpredictability of oral magnesium, that the body may not absorb it as well, that transdermal (topical) magnesium is more effective. I believed those sources and have used topical magnesium effectively for leg cramps (Restless Leg Syndrome) for years. However, many months ago I read sources that discussed that oral magnesium can be more …

Why it's important to take vitamin C with collagen, and what form of vitamin C to take.

How (and Why) to Take VITAMIN C with COLLAGEN… to HEAL THE GUT!

Megan Essential Oils & Supplements, Healing Diets, Health & Nutrition 43 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. When searching out the missing pieces of how to seal and heal a leaky gut it never ceases to amaze me how many components there are. A friend may find …

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The Difference Between Food Allergy, Intolerance and Food Sensitivity

Megan Food Philosophy, Healing Diets, Health & Nutrition 18 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 …

SLIPPERY ELM and MARSHMALLOW ROOT: 2 Gut-Healing Ingredients for Your Smoothies, Porridge, Tea, or Hot Chocolate

Megan Essential Oils & Supplements, Healing Diets, Health & Nutrition 28 Comments

What do you say to herbs that are slippery and milky and soothing to the gut? They’re easy to add to smoothies, hot cereals, breads, porridges, puddings, teas and coffees. And they taste good. They taste healthy; but they taste good-healthy. Multitudinous testimonies boast these two herbs’ gastrointestinal powers: total relief of symptoms for those suffering from various conditions ranging …

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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 19 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 …

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 …