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CARROT CINNAMON MILKSHAKE with Ginger & Turmeric {Paleo, AIP, GAPS, Low-FODMAP}

This Carrot Cinnamon Milkshake recipe is creamy and super satisfying! — A truly healthy treat that can be snack, dessert or side dish. This treat was designed for those on healing diets who need something wonderful, despite ingredient limitations. With spicy but healing flavors of ginger, turmeric and cinnamon, the milkshake can be dairy-free, with cultured dairy (for GAPS) or …

Basil Simple Syrup with Macerated Strawberries and Cultured Cream

Honey-Basil Simple Syrup with Fresh Local Strawberries and Cultured Cream

Fresh strawberries and summer basil, both backyard-grown, or sourced from the Farmer’s Market, are sumptuous, titillating, natural treats. There is really nothing like a strawberry, for sweetness and flavor; it is queen of the fruits.  I mean, look at its color!  It is beckoning us to know what an epiphany to the mouth it is. And what can’t be said …

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How to *Thrive* on the GAPS INTRODUCTION Diet

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 …

bowl of vanilla custard that's dairy-free on white wooden table, top view

Dairy-Free Vanilla Custard (Paleo, GAPS, SCD, Keto, Low Carb)

Dairy-free Vanilla Custard is a comfort food dessert that’s also nourishing, with plenty of omega-3-rich egg yolks and healthy cholesterol. This creamy treat is perfect for Paleo, GAPS, SCD, Keto and Low Carb diets, and you’ll never know the dairy is missing! English Vanilla Custard Comfort foods vary in texture, flavor and temperature: homemade fried chicken, chocolate cake, ice cream. …

bowls of sprouted nuts

HOW TO SPROUT NUTS AND SEEDS (“Crispy Nuts”)

Soaking raw nuts and seeds overnight in salt water is essential for good general health, if you plan to eat nuts as a regular part of your diet. Former cultures knew to ferment their grains. Modern trends toward the healthfulness of raw food or even the benefits of a grain-free diet often miss this important step.  In other words, if …

a row of jars lined up with different veggies inside

How to Make Fermented Vegetables with Any Veggie! — From Basic Sauerkraut to Probiotic Vegetable Medley Pickles (dairy-free; does not use whey)

Eating fermented vegetables may be excellent for your health, but making them is also one of life’s pleasures. The more you make probiotic pickled vegetables, the more you’ll experiment and love making them. This post gives you several recipes, a template for how to make sauerkraut and fermented veggies (with a saltwater brine) and also shares the tools you’ll need …

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Low-FODMAP, GAPS Combination Diet: Healing IBS, Pathogen Overgrowth, and SIBO

FODMAPs is an acronym (abbreviation) referring to Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols*. These are complex names for a collection of molecules found in food, that can be poorly absorbed by some people. When the molecules are poorly absorbed in the small intestine of the digestive tract, these molecules then continue along their journey along the digestive tract, arriving at …

Three Diets Compared and Contrasted

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

  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 …