Foods

Most people believe that obesity occurs simply because people eat too much. While that is true in part, obesity also results from continuously consuming the wrong types of food. In the 1900s when Americans were consuming a largely natural, whole food diet directly from farm to table, obesity was an extremely rare occurrence.

 


Ten Nut Butters To Make

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It used to be that peanut butter was the standby lunchbox favorite. Then peanuts became a deadly enemy and moms had to start getting creative. As adults, many of us have rediscovered the nostalgic taste.

Of course, we have to be careful with which nut butter we buy. The ones that make it to the sale aisle have other ingredients besides nuts as the first ingredient. Oils and sweeteners often make it to the top …


Easy Peasy Rosewater

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Rosewater is a lovely and easy way to make use of your rosebush after you’re finished admiring your blooms. Aside from the pure joy of using rosewater in recipes for eating, drinking and beauty care; rosewater also has medicinal qualities. Used as an herb, roses have a cooling effect on the body and can be used to reduce fevers and inflammation.

There are a few methods for making rosewater—some more complicated than others. The easiest …


ADHD Diet or GAPS Diet Why The Heck Are We Doing It?

why_gapsGAPS stands for Gut and Psychology Syndrome, which was coined by the Russian-born physician, Natasha Campbell-McBride.  Dr. Natasha’s son was diagnosed with Autism at the age of three. As a mother and a doctor, she set out to find healing for her son. After countless hours of research and two post-doctoral degrees (in Neurology and Human Nutrition), Dr. Natasha found a solution. Inspired by the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, (popularized by Elaine Gottschall, biochemist and author …


The Dangers of Going Gluten Free

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When you are going gluten-free, it may seem like it’s all good. You may want to read further.

Twenty years ago, my grandmother found out she was celiac (an autoimmune disorder that destroys the intestinal tract). At the time it was a nightmare, as bread and pasta were staples in anyone’s diet. There was no gluten free or vegan alternatives on a restaurant menu. The only solution was to have less pleasure in …