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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 …

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 …

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 …

Smashed Potatoes with Resistant Starch

Megan Health & Nutrition, Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides 40 Comments

When we were kids, folks told us that potatoes weren’t healthy. Nor was white rice. Thing is, they didn’t know about resistant starch. Course, potatoes are healthy either way- full of Vitamin C, B6, manganese, folate, iron, phosphorus, potassium, niacin and pantothenic acid, not to mention phytonutrients. In regard to resistant starch, potatoes aren’t born with it. It’s a matter …

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Using Dried Herbs in Cooking for their Nutrition- Which ones are high in vitamins and minerals?

Megan Essential Oils & Supplements, Health & Nutrition 16 Comments

The following printable is an addendum to the recent Periscope and You Tube video I did on this topic. Watch the video to get the full “story.” Click on the link below if you’d like to print the list of herbs I discussed, and their attributes. This post contains affiliate links. Explore these herbs that aren’t usually used in cooking, …

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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 63 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 …