BEST SOURCES OF CALCIUM

Print BEST SOURCES OF CALCIUM The best functional medicine doctors and naturopaths are now recommending we ditch the calcium pills. We need to get our calcium from food sources, with the right co-factors. Make sure that your daily calcium is accompanied by magnesium, Vitamin K2 and Vitamin D. Below is an example of a daily recipe for getting sufficient calcium, …

Fried sage leaves are a gourmet snack. They are a lovely embellishment to cheese or meat platters. And they're a special garnish for soups, stews or casseroles. Seasoned with coarse sea salt, my favorite way to eat them is out of hand, crunchy and herbaceous. They are super easy to make, and quick, but technically they're deep fried. So they're good all by themselves, like kale chips, but more exotic.

Fried Sage Leaves

Fried sage leaves are a gourmet snack. They are a lovely embellishment to cheese or meat platters. And they’re a special garnish for soups, stews or casseroles. Seasoned with coarse sea salt, my favorite way to eat them is out of hand, crunchy and herbaceous. They are super easy to make, and quick, but technically they’re deep fried. So they’re …

Is the GAPS Diet Right for You?

HOW TO START THE GAPS DIET and IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU?- An Interview

I’ve asked my friend Naomi Huzovic, from Almost Bananas, to talk with me/us about the GAPS Diet.  Naomi and her family live in Slovakia. She’s a Canadian expat and her husband is native Slovakian. As many of you know, our family has been doing the GAPS Diet for 4 years now, on February 1, 2015.  It’s been a great process, …

I recently wrote "7 Things I’ve Learned from 4 Years on the GAPS Diet" for the GAPS-focussed blog The Wellfed Homestead. But I found while writing that article that I really had 14 pointers total that I wanted to share. :) LOL. Thus the title of this article, "7 MORE Things I’ve Learned from 4 Years on the GAPS Diet." So here are #'s 8-14 of what I hope will help you succeed and heal using the GAPS Diet, if it's something you're already doing or considering.

7 MORE Things I’ve Learned from 4 Years on the GAPS Diet

I recently wrote 7 Things I’ve Learned from 4 Years on the GAPS Diet for the GAPS-focussed blog, The Wellfed Homestead.  But I found while writing that article that I really had 14 pointers total that I wanted to share. 🙂 LOL. Thus the title of this article, “7 MORE Things I’ve Learned from 4 Years on the GAPS Diet.” …

Detox Bath Ingredients

How to Take a Detox Bath, a.k.a. Why YOU should be taking more baths!

When you embark on a healing diet there are so many pieces!  I recently realized, after years of intentional protocol, that I was missing an important piece: DETOX BATHS. How did I miss this one?  I’d been taking them occasionally.  But in reviewing GAPS guidelines from the GAPS website, I was able to glean many insights that Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride …

AIP GAPS Gravy

Puerto Rican Onion Gravy or Traditional American Gravy {dairy-free, grain-free, AIP, GAPS}

My husband can eat most foods symptom-free. He eats a Weston A. Price diet and can happily eat sprouted grains and dairy. Yet he LOVES this gravy. So please know that even recipes suitable for restricted diets can be decadent and delicious for anyone! 🙂 This is one such recipe, a family favorite. Although the original recipe calls for Puerto …

Sweetened with just a wink of honey this treat will suit both kids and grown-ups. It's GAPS-friendly. The spices can be modified just a bit for it to be AIP. And since everyone loves pumpkin, it's a treat most people will enjoy.

Winter Squash “Fruit” Leather

Those of us on whole food diets always appreciate a grab-and-go snack that’s super healthy, yields energy and isn’t necessarily fruit-based.  This vegetable leather is just the snack. Winter squash fruit leathers are perfect for little ones, lunches and even for grown-ups. They’re a novelty, yet they’re familiar and delicious. Sweetened with just a wink of honey this treat is …

The goal is to reduce one's carbon footprint, not by going vegan or vegetarian, (because our bodies are obviously omnivorous by design), but by eating insects.

CRICKET FLOUR PANCAKES AND WAFFLES

Yes, cricket flour, flour made from dried crickets. It’s a good thing! My big sister Jill told me about cricket flour a year or two ago, after hearing about it on NPR, I think? I was on board immediately.  As long as it tastes good, one, and two, what are they feeding the crickets? Because what they feed the bugs …

Plantains are a healthy starch worth loving. Read more about the health benefit of plantains and resistant starches here. Cricket flour is a hot new insect-based flour worth loving if you're open minded, sustainably focused and enjoy the flavor of buckwheat. Read more about this grain-free flour substitute here. And now, without further delay, we'll jump right into this recipe that is made just for YOU, my AIP, egg-free, nut-free, dairy-free friends!! May you enjoy all that you can have!! This recipe is all about living it up within the boundaries that help you flourish and heal.

AIP Plantain Cricket Flour Pancakes- Egg-free, Nut-free, Dairy-free

Plantains are a healthy starch worth loving. They’re gentle to digest, not for those on the GAPS diet but for those who flourish with Paleo or the AIP diets, and amazingly they are so starchy that very little flour is needed when baking with plantains. Similarly, you can make plantain recipes work without eggs. So they’re excellent for those with …