Posts Tagged "digestion"

Clean Up Your Plate!

Posted by on Jul 5, 2015 in Healthy Changes, Just. Eat. Real. Food., Recipes | 0 comments

Clean Up Your Plate!

What if the key to you losing weight, clearing up your digestive woes, having more energy, lifting your brain fog, and managing chronic health conditions was in your control? Well, it actually is! And it’s pretty simple. It’s about changing habits to “clean” up your plate!

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Give Us This Day…But I’ll Skip the Bread

Posted by on Aug 7, 2012 in Blood Sugar Balance, Digestion, Hormonal Balance | 0 comments

Give Us This Day…But I’ll Skip the Bread

My student’s used to ask, “If you were going to be stranded on a deserted island, what two foods would you bring?” My standard answer used to be bread and cheese. But several years ago I started toying with the idea of giving up bread in my diet . . . Crazy idea, huh? Bread is everywhere in our American diet! It’s in some form at e-v-e-r-y meal and given freely at restaurants to tide us over while waiting for the plates to come. A handful of crackers, a piece of toast or half a bagel is an easy snack to grab between meals. In fact, toast slathered in peanut butter or...

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Beet Kvass

Posted by on Jun 21, 2012 in Beverages, Digestion, Ferments & Preserves | 0 comments

Beet Kvass

When I first heard about a drink made out of soaked beets, I just couldn’t wrap my taste buds around the whole concept. When offered a glass, I puckered up like I was about to sip poison, but I was pleasantly surprised. It tasted earthy, a bit salty, a hint of sour, yet a titch of sweetness and a light effervescence that I wasn’t  expecting. I liked it! The history behind kvass is that the Ukrainians and Russians have been drinking it for over a thousand years – czars and peasants alike. An electrolyte drink, this lacto-fermented beverage could be called the traditional,...

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Beets with Garlic and Fennel

Posted by on Jun 21, 2012 in Condiments & Sauces, Digestion, Ferments & Preserves | 0 comments

Beets with Garlic and Fennel

I planted my beets in February this year and I received a bumper crop! Unfortunately, they began to bolt last week so I knew it was time to harvest them. What to do with a sink full of beets? Ferment them! Fermentation? Like beer? Well, yes, but . . .  You know that yogurt you enjoy? Not only does it taste good, but it has probiotics, good bacteria, which benefit your digestion. That’s fermented milk. Do you realize that every civilization throughout time has had their history of fermented foods and beverages? They had to utilize fermentation for lack of refrigeration. Today, most of...

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Bloom Into Your Best Self

Posted by on Apr 26, 2012 in Detox, Digestion | 0 comments

Bloom Into Your Best Self

Spring flowers are popping bright colors into the landscape everywhere. Reawakened branches are unfurling their tiny buds into intensely green leaves. The long winter is finally over and spring is here! With the warmer temperatures and frequent bursts of sunshine, my body wants to bloom as well!! But there is this underlying feeling of stagnation that I’m experiencing. I think it’s time for a good spring cleaning! According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), both the liver and the season of spring are Wood Elements, which symbolize our bodies’ need to be flexible, yet strong, like...

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