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10 Best Natural Supplements for your Pet’s Health

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

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 …

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 …

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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, (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 …

How I healed my interstitial cystitis

How I Healed My INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS

Megan Food Philosophy, Healing Diets, Health & Nutrition 116 Comments

Thank you for supporting this site with purchases made through links in this post. 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 …

FLAX: Friend or Foe?

Megan Food Philosophy, Health & Nutrition 10 Comments

Touted as a health food, this little seed is also a great tool for grain-free baking. However, there are 5 main points of concern when it comes to consuming flax:   Is flax an efficient form of fatty acids? Does flax cause changes in hormone levels? What are the phytate levels in flax? Does flax actually reduce inflammation? How is …

Is It Safe to Eat Seafood?

WHICH SEAFOOD IS SAFE TO BUY, HOW TO EAT MORE FISH, & RECOMMENDED RESOURCES

Megan Food Philosophy, Health & Nutrition 14 Comments

Dr. Nicholas Ralston, special guest of well-respected alternative practitioner Chris Kresser, has revealed some important studies that reliably de-myth most Americans’ concern about eating too much ocean fish. He illuminates the fact that it is not so much the quantity of mercury we should be concerned with, but the ratio of selenium to mercury in the fish we’re eating and …

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HOW WE HEALED DYSLEXIA

Megan Food Philosophy, Health & Nutrition 25 Comments

Is someone you love dyslexic? A child’s inability to use both hemispheres of his brain, often manifesting itself in dyslexia, is a common side effect of the gut-brain connection, a failure in the gut’s overall health. This means that diet is a key piece in healing or helping someone with dyslexia. My son is dyslexic and there are two awesome …