How and Why to Drink Bentonite Clay

How and Why to Drink Bentonite Clay (for anti-radiation, detoxification, gut-healing and more); with recipe

Megan Essential Oils & Supplements, Food Philosophy, Healing Diets, Health & Nutrition 13 Comments

Mineral-rich and volcanic in origin, bentonite clay could be considered a panacea amidst the world’s deluge of toxins. Chronic degenerative diseases and cancer are modern health epidemics. Here we discuss why and how to drink bentonite clay: Bentonite clay provides minerals to the body, even while it helps to repair the gut and detoxify the system. Bentonite clay cleanses the …

Which SEEDS Should Be Soaked for Eating — and HOW {for nutrition, digestion and culinary purposes}

Megan Food Philosophy, Healing Diets, Health & Nutrition 33 Comments

I used to think that only the larger seeds and nuts needed soaking or sprouting before eating them. But the more I’ve learned about phytic acid, the more my eyes have been opened: High phytic acid exists in all seeds and nuts; and although it seems tricky to soak seeds like flax or chia, we’ll talk about easy solutions! Remember: …

Paleo & AIP Taco Shells: made with just 3 ingredients! You'll LOVE having a taco feast that's better than corn! #paleotacos #aiptacos #paleomexicanfood #aipmexicanfood #plantains #paleotortillas #aiptortillas

Paleo & AIP Plantain Taco Shells (no corn; 3 ingredients!)

Megan Food Philosophy, Healing Diets, Health & Nutrition, Main Dishes, Traditional Healing Foods, Whole Food Recipes 14 Comments

Taco shells, when you haven’t eaten anything like them for (in our case) YEARS, are SUCH a pleasure. And everyone I know who’s eaten these taco shells prefers them to corn tortillas. How is that even possible? I think it’s because plantains are awesome. And sometimes the foods allowed on restricted diets still happen to be the most awesome foods! …

10 Best Natural Supplements for your Pet's Health #pethealth #petsupplements #petfood #petholistic

Best Natural Remedies and Supplements for your Pet’s Health (Dog and Cat)

Megan Essential Oils & Supplements, Food Philosophy, Healing Diets, Health & Nutrition 11 Comments

When we talk about eating beautifully, it’s not just for humans. Your pet’s diet and natural supplements will determine their health and longevity, just like human nutrition steers the course for our wellness. This post shares the top ten best natural supplements and remedies (and dietary guidance) — both for cats’ and dogs’ everyday needs, as well as for acute …

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*

Megan Essential Oils & Supplements, Food Philosophy, Health & Nutrition 14 Comments

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 …

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}

Megan Food Philosophy, Healing Diets, Health & Nutrition, Treats 12 Comments

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 …

10 Best Supplements for Diabetes + how to take fewer pills! and lifestyle advice

10 Best Supplements for Diabetes- (+ how to take fewer pills… and major lifestyle advice)

Megan Essential Oils & Supplements, Food Philosophy, Healing Diets, Health & Nutrition 24 Comments

I am not a doctor. Please consult your practitioner before changing your supplement or healthcare regimen. I may receive a commission if you purchase through links in this post. Most medical sites absolutely pooh-pooh natural supplements as a means of controlling or reversing type 2 diabetes. But medical peer reviewed studies say just the opposite: “Medical doctors are therefore encouraged …

Difference-Food-Allergy-Intolerance-Food-Sensitivity

The Difference Between Food Allergy, Intolerance and Food Sensitivity

Megan Food Philosophy, Healing Diets, Health & Nutrition 23 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 …

How to Add Protein to Smoothies

Why Collagen Isn’t Enough, How to Add Protein to Smoothies

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 …

How I healed my interstitial cystitis

How I Healed My INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS

Megan Food Philosophy, Healing Diets, Health & Nutrition 131 Comments

This is a personal post for me, not only because I had IC but because I know that this is an important article for many of you. I know that some of you have been waiting for me to write this so that you might learn something and get well! Of course, I’ll iterate here that I am not a …