anti-oxidants, digestion, Paleo, weigh loss, hormones

The Best Butternut Squash Soup for a Wet, Rainy Day

My favorite recipe is 3 sentences long. I got it years ago from the newsletter that came in my weekly CSA* box, Two Small Farms. I laughed when I read it. It went like this: “Microwave 2 or 3 Butternut Squash. Saute lots of garlic and lots of onions in olive oil and butter. Add…

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Don't be fooled by your grocery store, gluten free, what's hiding in your food

Confused about Which Foods Contain Gluten? Here’s the List.

Which Common Foods Contain Gluten? Gluten gives baked goods their doughy-ness. So it appears in many foods, some obvious and some not so obvious. So the list of foods containing gluten is a long one. Don’t be alarmed. Now that awareness about gluten-intolerance is rising there are many ways to make food gluten free –…

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healthy pancakes, paleo pancakes, what to have for breakfast

Trying to Cut Carbs? Try These Gluten-free and Guilt-free Tortillas (and Pancakes)

Gluten-free does not mean healthy. You can have a terrible diet while avoiding gluten. You can get gluten-free pizza and brownies and cookies. They are still made with very highly refined carbohydrates like tapioca and potato flour, even corn starch. So I thought I would experiment with some bread-like recipes that have NO refined carbs.…

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why can't I poop?, constipation, gas, bloating

Want a Quick Strategy for Improved, Energy and Health?

Get your bowels moving! I’m not kidding. This probably isn’t something you talk about in casual conversation but it’s one of the basic bodily functions that has to be in working order for you to feel good. I don’t mean just from a comfort stand point. I mean: In order for you to be healthy…

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no more campbell's soup, progresso is not real soup, healthy,easy,soup,recipe

A Yummy Way to Improve Your Health (and your cooking)

Remember that old wives’ tale about chicken soup being good for? It’s true – as long as you use a really good bone broth as a base. Bone broth is a one of the best ways of adding vital minerals and vitamins to your diet in a easily absorbable form. The minerals are essential building blocks…

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bone density, calcium, milk, fracture

Think Milk is Good for Your Bones? Think Again.

You value your health. You try to eat right and get in your 10,000 steps each day. And on days when you don’t have time for a real breakfast you drink a glass of milk and tell yourself it’s good for your bones. Right? A recent study published in the peer reviewed British Medical Journal…

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gluten, holistic medicine, natural approach, bread, wheat, gluten intolerant

What are the Lab Tests for Gluten Intolerance?

If you suspect you have a problem with gluten, in can be confusing to know how to find out for sure. Gluten Intolerance is not as black and white as once thought. It used to be thought that only someone with Celiac Disease needed to avoid gluten. Recent studies have confirmed what many individuals have figured…

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acid reflux can be quelled, natural remedies, acid reflux triggers, the truth about acid

Gallbladder Symptoms may Continue after Removal

If you have ever experienced Gallbladder symptoms, you know just how painful they can be. Usually when patients experience these discomforting symptoms, surgery is often the next step in hopes to eliminate any pain. However, did you know that even after your Gallbladder is removed that you can still experience those very same symptoms?  …

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Do Food Intolerances Contribute to Gallbladder Symptoms?

Do you feel pain or nausea after eating? Maybe you experience other digestive issues, but find the symptoms hard to sort out. Could it be gallbladder symptoms, irritable bowel syndrome or food intolerances? Could food intolerances be causing gallbladder symptoms?   Food intolerances may be a hidden cause behind many forms of digestive upsets, as…

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Gallbladder Symptoms | Where They Come from and What You Can Do

If you’ve ever experienced a gallbladder attack, or heard the dreaded tale of one you might be wondering: What leads to gallbladder symptoms? There are actually different conditions that may cause gallbladder pain or other gallbladder symptoms.   Gallbladder symptoms may be caused by gallstones, inflammation of the gallbladder, or a combination of both. It’s…

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You could have Gallstones With or Without Gallbladder Symptoms

Gallstones are a common health concern. They are more common in women, but men get them too with estimates of 10% of Americans having gallstones. Surprisingly, though about 80% of people who do have gallstones do not experience any gallbladder symptoms.   So how do you know if you have them? Gallstones are often detected…

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5 Easy Ways to Handle Acid Reflux Symptoms in Pregnancy

For many pregnant women, acid reflux symptoms are a daily reality, especially as pregnancy progresses into the 2nd or 3rd trimester. If you are tired of having heartburn, consider some of these simple home remedies.   Eat smaller meals more frequently. When your stomach is not as full reflux is less likely to occur. Eliminate…

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Rapid Weight Loss Could Lead to Gallbladder Symptoms

We all know that maintaining a healthy weight is vital for staying disease-free. However, what you may not know is losing weight too quickly is actually linked to the development of gallbladder symptoms.   Crash diets and other schemes that involve extreme calorie restriction for quick weight loss have been connected with the formation of…

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How Women can Avoid Gallbladder Symptoms

Did you know that both gallstones and gallbladder symptoms are more common among women. The good news is that gallstones are not inevitable. But, how do you know if you are at risk? And, what can you do to avoid developing gallbladder problems? As Dr. Oz says, being a woman in your reproductive years, being overweight…

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Perimenopause Symptoms- The link Between Food and Hot Flashes

Do your hot flashes come at the most inconvenient times? Like when you’re in the middle of an important phone call and the waiter walks up to take your order? Hot flashes and other perimenopause symptoms are connected to changing sex hormone levels. But hot flashes may also be triggered by choosing certain foods.  …

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