Period Pain Foods: What to Eat and Not to Eat to Reduce Menstrual Cramps

Period Pain Foods: What to Eat and What Not to Eat *to Reduce Menstrual Cramps*

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Menstrual pain is caused by prostaglandins, fatty acid compounds found in cells throughout our body– and specifically found in the epithelial layer of the uterus. Prostaglandins play many roles in the body. Among these, they cause uterine contractions and inflammation. When the uterine lining is shed starting a woman’s cycle each month, prostaglandins are released, thus contractions ensue– what we …

AIP Sweet & Savory Breakfast Cookies {autoimmune protocol, egg-free, Paleo}

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These AIP Sweet & Savory Breakfast Cookies give you something convenient to grab, something NEW for breakfast. They’re high in protein, complex carbohydrates and good fats, they’ve got gut-healing collagen and even resistant starch! Flavor-wise, that bit of sweet (from apples) keeps them oh-so-exciting! The savory comes from the bacon and green onions. You’ll love ’em even for a snack, …

Instant Pot Cashew Yogurt {Paleo, GAPS, Vegan, just 3 ingredients!} #paleoyogurt #instantpotveganyogurt #instantpotcashewyogurt #instantpotpaleoyogurt #cashewyogurt #probiotics

*Instant Pot* CASHEW YOGURT {Paleo, GAPS, Vegan, just 3 ingredients!}

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There are so many things I love about homemade cashew yogurt. Firstly, it’s super fast and easy to make when you use your Instant Pot! Secondly, it’s full of probiotics and works for the GAPS diet or a dairy-free Paleo diet. It’s also vegan. Thirdly…it’s SO SMOOTH and delicious!!! and needs NO thickener, with just 3 ingredients! How can you …

Overnight Chia Porridge {soaked for better digestion and nutrition; dairy-free; Paleo, GAPS}

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Most folks don’t know that chia seeds are high in phytic acid*. There is an easy solution, that reaps a great reward. Overnight oats are currently popular because all the work is done the night before and yields a ready-to-go breakfast. But if we’re already letting something sit out overnight, why not SOAK it to reduce phytates??  SO easy! This …

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Keto Chile Relleno Casserole~ a Keto, Paleo, GAPS, Mexican Dinner Casserole; easy!

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Growing up close to Mexico meant having authentic Mexican cooking in our home, as a way of life. It meant holding poblanos over the gas flame to char them, boiling nopalitos and mixing them with tomatoes, raw onion and cilantro, it meant albondigas soup. (It never meant an easy Keto, Paleo, GAPS Mexican dinner casserole, by the way; but we’re …

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Fermented Brussels Sprouts with Garlic & Ginger {Traditional, Paleo, GAPS, AIP, Keto, Whole30}

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When your teenagers are barking across the table, “Save some for me; save some for me!” And your hubby is saying, “This is a good one, Meg.” And you’re sneaking into the fridge to drink the brine… …And your kids are daring each other to eat the big ginger slices, and loving the spicy sting that comes from that vivacious …

Paleo Baking Substitutions

Paleo Baking Substitutions: Turn your favorite recipes into Paleo Recipes {make recipe adaptations: achieve grain-free, refined-sugar-free, healthy fats, allergy-friendly alternatives}

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I realized recently that there really isn’t one place to find all of this information, so I hope the pin and guidelines below are helpful. You can PIN IT HERE 🙂 for future reference! Recipe Adaptations Basically I take 5 groups of foods, (flour, sugar, fat, eggs and leavening), and “Paleofy,” or give you some Paleo equivalents. This doesn’t mean …

PALEO BLUEBERRY MUFFINS {with GAPS diet variation and bonus instructions for How to Make Homemade Sprouted Nut Meal}

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This is your classic Paleo Blueberry Muffin. What could be more basic, more readily welcomed, more classic, than a blueberry muffin? This is the healthy version, always moist, always greeted with enthusiasm by my family, perfect for a Sunday morning or to grab for a lunch or snack. GAPS diet variation I give a GAPS diet variation that does not …

10-minute Parmesan-Basil Chicken with Roasted Broccoli~ a 1-pan dinner!

10-minute Parmesan-Basil Chicken with Roasted Broccoli~ a 1-pan dinner {Paleo}

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Ten minutes of prep time is often what we’re looking for, yes?– when it comes to dinner? And this gorgeously crispy coating is kind of like a parmesan-fried-chicken (but one that gets baked), so your eaters will love it. Simple, classic goodness. Delicious– and pretty topped with fresh basil or edible flowers. The broccoli roasts in the same pan, getting …

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2 Supplements to Support Gut Healing: How to Use Mastic Gum and Deglycerized Licorice

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I am not a doctor. Please consult your practitioner before changing your supplement or healthcare regimen. I’ve mentioned in many of my posts the importance of proper stomach pH for healing the gut and for general wellness. However, there is another aspect to the gut-healing journey, for some patients. If the stomach lining is damaged significantly, the acidity of the …