A Gourmet Recipe Source Is Now Recommending MSG

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I recently looked up a recipe on Epicurious.com that was sourced from Bon Appetit magazine.  The vegetarian cucumber dish had a slight Asian flair and the cook and author of the recipe said, “If you haven’t cooked with MSG before, give it a try.”  I understand that many Asian cooking techniques have been influenced by the inclusion of MSG.  Yet …

Several years ago I had a few recurrent urinary tract infections. They were an early warning sign of my leaky gut and interstitial cystitis (now healed). I found several herbs that when steeped or boiled, depending on the nature of the herb, made a healing tea that gave me complete relief and healing within just a couple of hours. This recipe worked every time with quick, powerful convincing evidence that herbs are worth learning about. I never saw relief from other methods; and I am surprised these herbs haven't gotten more press due to their effectiveness.

5 Herbs that Heal UTIs within Hours!

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Thank you for supporting this site with purchases made through links in this post. Several years ago I had a few recurrent urinary tract infections.  They were an early warning sign of my leaky gut and interstitial cystitis (now healed).  I found several herbs that when steeped or boiled, depending on the nature of the herb, made a healing tea …

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Michael Pollan comes up wrong in his critique of the Paleo food movement: Poorly researched?

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Michael Pollan, food author, was recently interviewed about his position on the Paleo food movement http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/01/michael-pollan-paleo-diet-inquiring-minds and specifically on what he finds wrong with it. Generally, I agree with most of Pollan’s views and appreciate his voice, guiding and shaping many Americans to choose and delight in whole foods. However, given his appreciated wit and insights, I believe he now …

New Favorite Quote about Bone Broth by Sally Fallon Morell

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“What America needs is healthy fast food and the only way to provide this is to put brothals in every town, independently owned brothals that provide the basic ingredient for soups and sauces and stews. And brothals will come when Americans recognize that the food industry has prostituted itself to short cuts and huge profits, shortcuts that cheat consumers of …

How to Heal Yeast Infections- Part 1

How to Heal YEAST INFECTIONS: Part 1

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Here’s a three-step cure for chronic yeast infections, using essential oils, diet and probiotics. I’m sorry to say that having suffered from candida overgrowth in and on so many parts of my body, vaginal yeast infections are no exception. I have seen many medical doctors and naturopaths for this condition and have tried all of their suggestions. In the end, …

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 …

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How to *Thrive* on the GAPS INTRODUCTION Diet

Megan Healing Diets, Health & Nutrition 47 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 …

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The Truth About Conventional Dairy (& meat) and the great alternative!

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This article is dedicated to my husband, Tim, who cares passionately that all consumers know what conventional dairy and meat cows eat…and what we’re supporting when we eat conventional dairy and meat.  This article is written to Americans.  It’s a bit “spicy;” but hang tight for the ride and please hear the cry. Kids are great. They are great at …

Three Diets Compared and Contrasted

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I’d like to compare and contrast three poignant diets that have become popular in the last five years: the Weston A. Price traditional diet, set in motion by the research of Weston A. Price D.D.S., often based on the book Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon Morell, the Paleo diet, first started by Dr. Loren Cordain, and the GAPS diet, created …

Pantry and Shopping Caution

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  That’s Funny: Foods NOT to Eat (And why…) 1) Monounsaturated canola oil and polyunsaturated vegetable oils such as sunflower, soy, corn and safflower Historically, the oil from the rapeseed plant, (now commonly known as canola), was used a lot in Asian countries.  Likely extracted at low heat it was probably a healthful oil, not yet changed molecularly and being …