Boost Your Immune System For the Coming Cold Season Using Real Foods

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Written by Shannon, Contributing Writer When I was a teenager I used to get several colds every winter. Along with that came the inevitable bouts of bronchitis and/or pneumonia. Every year without fail. Looking back I can’t help but laugh because now I know why I was always sick. My immune system was shot because I ate junk, never gave my body proper rest, and had destroyed my gut through many rounds of antibiotics. The good news is we can recover and build our immune […]

Video Blog: How to Make Coconut Milk Kefir

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Since beginning the GAPS diet back in March, our family has been dairy-free. Although we are currently not on the GAPS diet anymore, through doing the diet we discovered that at least two members of our family react poorly to dairy. Though I am a huge advocate of raw milk (and cheese and creme fraiche and yogurt, etc.), we’ve had to say good-bye to this part of our diet, at least for the time being. I am preparing a post that will hopefully go up […]

Simple Ways to Improve your Digestion and Gut Health

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Image by David Niergarth “We tend to take our gut for granted, and it costs us dearly. We continually eat wrong foods that are rarely digested properly. The by-products of incomplete digestion clog the gut with accumulated debris. This coating becomes a perfect breeding ground for dangerous forms of bacteria and other microorganisms.” Jordan Rubin, The Maker’s Diet I’ve been sharing lately about the GAPS diet for gut health, and why our family is doing it. Nonetheless, it’s not for everybody, or certainly not in […]

An Update on Our GAPS Diet and Related Q&A

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Last week I shared why our family is doing the GAPS diet and what it is all about. We actually began this Monday morning. We haven’t seen any amazing results come out of the first 4 days, but we are definitely noticing some die-off symptoms from the toxins being released (so far, only mild, but it’s a good sign). Some upset tummies, slightly more eczema, a grouchy little boy, a really grouchy mama, some flushed cheeks. I think this diet is really doing something, though. […]

The GAPS Diet: What It Is and Why You Might Consider Doing It

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Do you or any of your family members regularly experience common digestive complaints, such as heartburn (reflux), indigestion, bloating, cramping, constipation, or diarrhea? Do any of you suffer from eczema, asthma, dyslexia, or depression? Have your children received labels such as autism, ADD or ADHD? Do you wonder if there is a common link between any of these these things? Two weeks ago, I received a book that I had been wanting to order for a long time. I began reading it during a plane […]