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Microbe Mondays: Kombucha

Microbe Mondays: Kombucha

What is Kombucha? Kombucha is sweetened black or green tea that is fermented with a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY). It is thought to have originated in China and spread east through Russia, Germany, and Western Europe. Though kombucha is made with sugar, […]

Microbiome: Bolster Your Bifidos

Microbiome: Bolster Your Bifidos

Last week I talked about the ability of microbes to produce B vitamins. Bifidobacteria are the star of that show (among many others). So I wanted to write a post about ways we can help our own bifidos along.

How I Learned to Love Sardines

How I Learned to Love Sardines

I didn?t always enjoy eating canned fish. When I first heard talk of the benefits I basically covered my ears and tried to block everything out. But it made a lot of sense, and I can?t really ignore the logic. So after some experimentation I […]

Why I Don’t Follow a Low-Carb Diet

Why I Don’t Follow a Low-Carb Diet

  Though it seems to be calming down a little bit (I hope), there has been an ongoing and very heated debate about how many carbs people should eat. It often boils down to an argument about whether we ?need? them, at least for optimal […]

Eating at Restaurants While on the Autoimmune Protocol

Eating at Restaurants While on the Autoimmune Protocol

For the first 2 or 3 months that I was on the autoimmune protocol I didn?t eat out at all. Restaurant menus were easy to navigate while gluten free, especially in Seattle, where there is a good amount of awareness surrounding celiac disease and gluten […]

My Go-To Foods

My Go-To Foods

Out of necessity, I follow a relatively strict Paleo diet. Much of the time I?m not all that creative with my meals, and I eat a lot of the same foods from day to day. Sometimes I get creative and make fun dishes, but most […]

Autoimmune Paleo Backpacking Foods

Autoimmune Paleo Backpacking Foods

My mom and I take at least one multi-day backpacking trip each summer. When I was a teenager, we would bring along the usual staples of ramen, grain-based energy bars, grits, cheese, snickers bars (my favorite!), and plenty of other non-paleo snacks. When we made […]