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13 Ways to Increase Mineral Intake for Improved Well-Being & Health

It is said that all health begins and ends in the digestive tract. It is also said that many diseases are caused by a lack of vital nutrients in our diets. If our digestive tracts are not functioning properly, we can’t digest the nutrients from the foods we eat, including essential minerals needed for health. […]

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Deceptions in the Food Industry: Books & Diet Plans from “Experts”

One of the most flagrant deceptions in the food industry comes from “experts” shelling out advice to frustrated consumers who are tired of being sick and overweight.   I’ve just been reviewing some of the recipes and recommendations from Personal Trainer Bob Harper’s The Skinny Rules. On the Today Show, he talks about how our […]

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Deceptions in the Food Industry: Baked versus Fried

In this continuing series of Deceptions in the Food Industry, I want to address yet another fallacy the food industry uses to make us think a product they sell is healthy – baked versus fried on labels. I know a lot of people who eat real food would never touch a bag of the above […]

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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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Health Blogger Under Fire: Defend Freedom of Health Information & Choices!

Today I’m expressing my opposition to what’s going on in the State of North Carolina. A blogger named Steve Cooksey of Diabetes Warrior¬†maintains a chronicle of his health journey, detailing how how he’s managed his disease. The North Carolina State Board of Dietetics (members of the American Dietetics Association) has formally objected to his blogging […]

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6 Uses for Homemade Yogurt When It “Flops”!

I’ve had a lot of questions and e-mails recently about what you can do with yogurt when it “fails” or doesn’t turn out the way you want. In my book, there is no such thing as “failed” yogurt! I’ve made yogurt for many years and had great batches, and not-so-great batches. If you find that […]

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Healthy Living Kids & Family Real Food Toxin Alert!

Deceptions in the Food Industry: Omega 3s

In this edition of Deceptions in the Food Industry, I’m tackling Omega 3s. If you shop at the grocery store, you know there are thousands of products proclaiming their Omega 3 value, from cereals, crackers, chips, breads, bagels, and pretzels to fish and krill oil, flax and other seed oils, to vitamins and powders. The […]

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Why My Family Loves Lard

Today I’m rendering lard in my kitchen. Wait, did I just say a dirty word? You’d certainly think so. When I say the word “lard” to some people, they do a double-take, as though I’ve just uttered some foul language and should go wash my mouth out with soap. The picture shows two young adults […]

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8 Reasons I Won’t Shop at Whole Foods When it Opens in Boise, Idaho

Over the last 5 or 6 years, I’ve been hearing the question, “why doesn’t Whole Foods come to Boise?” Before I knew much about food and nutrtion, I too thought this would be a great thing, to have such a pillar of whole foods and health in our city. This was before I realized what […]

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Healthy Living Real Food Toxin Alert!

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 […]