Keto Gravy (no starch or flour thickeners)

This post was originally published on this siteThis fast, easy and nutritious recipe for keto gravy is thickened without the use of starch or grain-based flour. It takes only 10 minutes to make and contains only 3 carbs per serving. Several of you emailed after Thanksgiving to rave about how much you loved my low […]

3 Reasons to Say No to Wheat Germ

This post was originally published on this siteModern dietary dogma considers wheat germ to be a nutritious addition to the diet. However, there are three important reasons why savvy consumers do their best to avoid this modern-day health food even if organically grown. Wheat germ got its start in the modern diet around the time […]

Pumpkin Porridge (Thanksgiving Oatmeal)

This post was originally published on this siteA classic recipe for overnight pumpkin spice oatmeal. Enjoy a bowl of porridge more flavorful and nutritious than instant versions from the store. When pumpkins are in seasons, homemade pumpkin puree proves to be quite the versatile ingredient for autumnal inspired dishes! Even if you only make a […]

Homemade Broth Deadly to Parasites

This post was originally published on this siteHomemade broth recipes passed down for generations from a wide diversity of ethnic cultures in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East exhibit potent anti-parasitic properties. These are the findings in the first of its kind research study published in the peer-reviewed journal Archives of Disease in Childhood. […]

Sarah’s Favorite Things 2019

This post was originally published on this siteIt’s that time of year again! This is the third year in a row that I’ve published a list of “Sarah’s Favorite Things”. This lineup represents the new food and health-related products I discovered over the past 12 months that are excellent quality, affordable, planet-friendly and wellness-enhancing. I […]

Easy Sourdough Stuffing

This post was originally published on this siteSourdough stuffing is one way to easily upgrade the digestibility of the holiday menu. Best of all, it won’t require drastic changes on your part that take extra time and preparation (translation: STRESS). I can virtually guarantee that your family and guests will barely notice the difference as […]

Vitamin E Triggers Vaping Sickness?

This post was originally published on this siteIs Vitamin E dangerous? This is the initial and confusing takeaway from headlines that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) identifies it “definitively” as a suspect in vaping sickness. This totally new and devastating lung disease has come out of left field in recent months. So far, it […]

Store Croutons are Gross! Top Salads with These Instead

This post was originally published on this siteCommercial crouton brands are loaded with questionable ingredients. Try these convenient and healthy substitutes for a satisfying crunch on salads or in soups that you can feel good about eating. Most people enjoy the crunch and texture variety that croutons add to salads. However, barring making your own, […]

11 Healthy Holiday Dessert Ideas

This post was originally published on this siteOne of the challenges of navigating Holiday fare is wisely choosing which sweets you are going to enjoy…and those that you will definitely avoid! Whether you are hosting the celebrations this year or taking a dish or two to share, I hope some of these healthy dessert ideas […]

Olio Nuovo Olive Oil. What it is and Why to Try

This post was originally published on this siteThe release of Olio Nuovo is a highly anticipated event each year in Italy. This special “new” olive oil is prized for its intensely robust flavor with the perfect balance of fruitiness. Tips on how to source authentically and sustainably to avoid less beneficial EVOO blends. If you […]

How to Blend Matcha with No Clumps

This post was originally published on this site“Better to be deprived of food for three days, than tea for one.” This ancient Chinese proverb clearly states how important tea, especially green tea, is within traditional Asian cultures. And, when it comes to tea, matcha green tea is indisputably the best of the best. (1) One […]

Collagen and Glyphosate. What You Need to Know

This post was originally published on this site. One big reason to avoid conventional processed foods goes far beyond the fact that they are empty calories loaded with free radicals from rancid, usually GMO oils like canola. Testing by independent bodies such as the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has uncovered shockingly high levels of glyphosate […]

Keto Bagel Recipe (you have to try this!)

This post was originally published on this siteWho doesn’t love bagels? While I enjoy warm sourdough bagels topped with grass-fed butter a few times a week, I often opt for a homemade keto bagel on exercise days. They make a fantastic post-workout snack or afternoon pick-me-up. I got the idea for low carb bagels from […]

Precooked Quick Oats vs Soaked Oats

This post was originally published on this siteOatmeal for breakfast is true comfort food. A bowl of warm porridge on a cold morning is satisfying as well as healthy when prepared properly a la overnight oatmeal. In other words, those instant oatmeal packets that only require the addition of boiling water are not the best […]

Sesame Oil. Omega-6 Fat Worth Eating?

This post was originally published on this siteWhen it comes to the best fats to include in the diet, those that are high in polyunsaturated lipids are best avoided. This is because excessive consumption can contribute to inflammation and other woes. They are also very delicate and prone to rancidity. Sesame oil is a notable […]

How to Be Sure Your Wine is Gluten Free

This post was originally published on this siteMost people assume that wine is gluten-free food. It is made from the fermented juice of grapes, after all, not wheat, barley, triticale or rye. However, for much of the wine on the market, wheat is frequently used during the winemaking process! Fortunately, there are ways to find […]

3 Reasons Plant-Based Meat is All Hype

This post was originally published on this siteThe marketing roll-out for plant-based meats like the Impossible Burger has been nearly flawless, wouldn’t you agree? Media reports are gushing about how meatless meat is going to save the planet. Burger King quickly jumped on the bandwagon with the Impossible Whopper. Then came Subway’s Beyond Meatball and […]

Dairy-free Soaked Pancakes Recipe

This post was originally published on this siteOne of the best benefits of soaking flour prior to baking is that you tend to eat quite a bit less. If this seems strange, I would suggest making a batch of soaked pancakes and notice how much you eat. Compare this to a stack of pancakes from the local […]

Why You Must Avoid Premium Teas

This post was originally published on this siteMany people who enjoy tea opt for the convenience of tea bags. Just pop one in a mug, pour in some boiling water, and in a few minutes, your tea is ready. Most tea bags are made of paper. This makes for a flat shape that can sometimes […]

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

This post was originally published on this siteAutumn is here, and so is the pumpkin spice everything at the supermarket! I find these types of products very enticing, as I’m sure many of you do too. I just love the taste of pumpkin pie! I avoid them almost without exception, though, as the ingredients in […]

One Minute, No Cook Elderberry Syrup

This post was originally published on this siteTraditional elderberry syrup is made by cooking the berries, cooling, straining, and then adding natural sweetener of choice. What if you don’t have time to go through that whole regimen that takes an hour or two? Is it possible to whip up a batch more quickly? Yes, it […]

What “BPA Free” Really Means

This post was originally published on this siteBisphenol A, more commonly known as BPA, is a toxic, petroleum-derived chemical used in the manufacturing of polycarbonate plastic. BPA is also used extensively in the food industry in the resinous lining of canned foods. Other commons sources of exposure are dental sealants, the lids of some types […]

Vitamin B Supplements. Are Any of Them Safe?

This post was originally published on this siteIf you’ve been searching for a good quality Vitamin B supplement, no doubt you’ve found the process discouraging! Anyone with any sort of gut imbalance is especially in need since beneficial flora manufacture some of these critical nutrients for us. (1) It seems that every single brand includes […]

Keto Chocolate Pudding (5 ingredients, no alternative sweeteners)

This post was originally published on this siteThis recipe for Keto chocolate pudding differs from others you may have tried in the past. It contains no alternative sweeteners like erythritol, which is a common choice for low carb sweets. Why is it best to avoid these type of substances? Early research on the intestinal health […]

Calling all Fans of Free Stuff (good quality of course)!

This post was originally published on this site  By now, you’ve probably seen somewhere online that the 2019 Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle – a carefully curated personal library of eBooks and eCourses to help you live a healthier life on your terms – just went LIVE. It’s a phenomenal deal (just $37 for 93 resources […]

Chemical Sensitivity? 5 Places to Avoid Shopping

This post was originally published on this siteChemical sensitivities are massively on the rise today. According to a 2018 study published in the peer-reviewed Journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine: Prevalence of diagnosed MCS [multiple chemical sensitivities] has increased over 300%, and self-reported chemical sensitivity over 200%, in the past decade. Reducing exposure to fragranced products […]

Detoxing on Steroids

This post was originally published on this siteRegular detoxification is non-negotiable in this polluted world we live in. It is difficult if not impossible to maintain optimal health over the long-term without it. Even traditional societies detoxed regularly…typically as the seasons changed. Common cleansing regimens included fasting or eating certain foods among other rituals. One […]

How to Use Heat to Heal

This post was originally published on this siteA well-respected oncologist in my community once told me that cancer patients typically have difficulty spiking a fever. This is one reason exposure to even a mild cold can be dangerous for them. The heat generated by fever, self-generated hyperthermic therapy, is a potent weapon for a healthy […]

Deep Conditioning DIY Hair Mask

This post was originally published on this siteIf your hair tends to be normal to dry like mine, using a moisturizing hair mask once or twice a month is a good idea to keep locks supple and smooth. But, should you buy or DIY? As a general rule, I prefer making my own. In my […]

Ringo Starr Warns about Being Vegan

This post was originally published on this siteRingo Starr is indisputably in amazing shape for his age. Only months shy of joining octogenarian ranks, he has as much energy on stage as decades earlier. Asked by Parade magazine for his secret to looking and feeling youthful, Ringo shared his personal tips. Interestingly, his regimen reveal […]