Mineral Balance

Ditch the Table Salt and Switch to Sea Salt

Posted by on Jul 26, 2011 in Blood Sugar Balance, Hydration, Mineral Balance | 0 comments

Ditch the Table Salt and Switch to Sea Salt

Every cell in the body requires salt to function. In fact, salt is needed for countless functions in the body.  Salt . . . helps with nerve stimulation, muscle contraction and expansion, proper functioning of the adrenals, and other biological processes contains magnesium which is important to nerve conductivity, bone density, resistance to heart disease,  producing enzymes, and forming tooth enamel provides chloride which helps produce acid necessary for protein digestion and enzymes for carbohydrate digestion is necessary for proper brain development and growth, especially in the...

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Sweet on Sweet Potatoes

Posted by on Jan 31, 2011 in GAPS & SCD, Mineral Balance, Vegetables & Sides | 0 comments

Sweet on Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes aren’t just for Thanksgiving! I found this recipe for Chili-Bathed Sweet Potatoes in the NYT. Drooling over this mix of hot and sweet flavors on a cold winter’s night made me want to share the benefits of enjoying this incredibly delicious vegetable with you. Keep it simple and bake one for dinner, or make some baked sweet potato fries with lunch, or have a bowl of left-over mashed sweet potatoes with crumbled bacon for breakfast. Sweet potatoes also make a great dip or spread for snacks, appetizers or even your morning toast. Check out some recipe ideas I’ve included...

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You Can’t Beat Beets!

Posted by on Nov 18, 2010 in Detox, Digestion, Mineral Balance, Salads | 0 comments

You Can’t Beat Beets!

I have bad memories of the lunch ladies in grade school “making” us eat our warm, mushy canned beets. But there is so much more to beets! In the last year, I’ve come to appreciate beets in many forms – raw and shredded in a salad, pickled, roasted, as a fermented beverage called kvass, and sauteed beet greens and garlic with my eggs for breakfast. I grew beets in my garden this year – traditional red beets, golden beets, and white Chiogga beets which, when sliced, look like a bulls-eye. Aside from being beautiful, beets are very healthy! These colorful root...

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