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Gut Check: Exploring your Microbiome

The gut microbiome is a cutting edge area being increasingly studied: all the microscopic organisms that inhabit the landscape of the digestive system. Coursera is offering a free online course on this fascinating topic: Gut Check: Exploring your Microbiome. The class starts in less than a month, on October 6, and I can’t wait to take it! I hope it’s a […]

‘Gluten-Free Muffins’, or ‘Grain Free Muffins’ – Yum!

I found this awesome recipe for gluten-free muffins (grain free muffins) by Laura Dolson on about.com – and I had to share. Of course, I made a few small adjustments according to my personal nutrition philosophies and tastes. I like these muffins because not only do they taste great plain (kind of like corn muffins) and […]

Spicy Black Bean Soup With Bacon

Can a black bean soup be delicious and nutritious?  Yes! This is a tasty, hearty soup, full of fiber, iron, and protein. It’s easy to make vegetarian too! If using pork stock, I recommend pastured pork bone stock for the highest level of nutrients and lowest level of toxins. I get my bones from The […]

Feeling Sick? Eat This! – Foods That Help Colds

Now that it’s cold and flu season, I’d like to share some tips on how to boost your immune system through nutrition, plus two recipes. Check out the information below, and pick and choose what seems right for you. And use organic ingredients if possible. I hope you all stay healthy this season. Photo by […]

Omega Three Foods – Fast

Omega three fats are super anti-inflammatory. There omega three foods are an excellent addition to your diet.  Here are a few quick and easy sources for omega threes. Omega three’s are found in fish like salmon, halibut, and mackerel, as well as vegetarian sources like flaxseeds and chia seeds. Here are some ideas for quickly prepared […]

New EWG Endocrine Disruptors List

If you haven’t heard of the Environmental Working Group (EWG) yet, they are a very useful organization that provides current information about toxins in our food, body products, cleaning products, and so forth, so we can be smart shoppers when it comes to our health. Have you ever seen the “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean Fifteen” […]

Ted Talk on Phosphorus in Farming

You may have already heard of the myriad of detrimental effects of industrial farming practices. Here is a deeper look into one of them: Mohamed Hijri: A simple solution to the coming phosphorus crisis. In this talk, Hijri discusses the shortage of phosphorus we are creating by mining for phosphorus to put into chemical fertilizers […]