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The Superior Health Benefits of Eating Fish (Yes, Even Though It Has Mercury)

So you’ve been told to avoid fish because of mercury, have you? It’s true, fish contains mercury. But did you know that there is an important mineral – one that most of us are lacking in – which helps the body to excrete the mercury content in the fish we eat? It’s selenium. Mercury is […]

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Healthy Living Real Food Toxin Alert!

11 Reasons Why You Aren’t Healing Despite “Eating Well”

So you’ve transitioned away from processed foods and started eating healthier. That’s great! You’re becoming more mindful of organic – maybe you’re buying more fruits and vegetables, and maybe even meat, poultry, and dairy products from sustainable sources. Or, maybe you’ve made an effort to eliminate toxic vegetable oils and other artificial fats like margarine, […]

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Stanford Study on Organics: Manipulating Consumers into Buying GMO Products

This last week news reports have flooded the print, online, and on-air worlds from various outlets about the recent study conducted at Stanford University on the nutritional content of organic versus conventional food. The study was “an extensive examination of four decades of research” comparing organic and conventional foods which found that on average, fruits and […]

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Healthy Living Real Food

My GAPS Experience for Panic Disorder & GAPS Radio Interview

Over the last year I’ve been on the GAPS protocol created by Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride.  GAPS is a healing protocol developed to correct digestive compromise and nutritional deficiencies in the body as a result of poor lifestyle and dietary habits. Last January, I started experiencing terrible panic-like symptoms that were keeping me awake at […]

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Healthy Living Kids & Family Raw Dairy Real Food

Commercial Baby Formula Kills Infant – Isn’t Your Child Worth More Than This?

This week Wal-Mart announced that baby formula was being pulled from the shelf  because it was consumed by a newborn infant which developed a fatal infection and died. When a person dies from eating a commercial product, it’s certainly a terrible tragedy. But especially a child; not only because of the loss, but because the death could […]

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Processed Food & Eating Disorders – A Product of Modern Society

Most people know someone with an eating disorder. In the 1980s we saw an enormous surge of teenage girls described as having bulimia (binging and purging) and anorexia nervosa (starving oneself to death) in order to keep from being overweight. But, eating disorders are much more common than people think. Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride talks […]

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The Amazing Health Benefits of Fermented & Cultured Beverages & Foods

In modern society, one of the things we don’t do much of is eat real cultured and fermented foods. These foods have been staples of the human diet all over the world for thousands of years. Since the Industrial Revolution, the advent of packaging, processing, and convenience foods have seen the disappearance of these highly […]

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Healthy Living Kids & Family Real Food

Cholesterol and Why Statin Drugs are Harmful

  For decades, health experts have told us to watch our cholesterol levels, lower our intake of saturated fats, and consume low-fat diets. An estimated 102 million Americans have cholesterol levels higher than 200. More than 20 million Americans are on statin drugs to lower cholesterol. In theory, if we were following recommendations from doctors, […]

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Nutrient-Dense Foods I Don’t Buy Local

In the food community, it’s common to hear people say, “buy local”. No doubt, buying local is a very important thing to do. It supports your local agricultural food efforts and growers, and hopefully when you are buying local there is a mindful effort toward sustainable as well. Sustainable, meaning to support those who use […]

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Gardening Tips – Targeting the Ideal Soil

It’s that time of year again – time to start thinking about buying seeds, starting seedlings, and prepping our boxes, spaces, and yards for gardens. I haven’t even begun to do anything yet with mine this year, but I need to get in gear soon. If you are in the same boat, hopefully this guest […]