For many of us, the path that brought us to the way of eating that is best for each of our individual bodies (in this moment) is a winding one. And that winding path often garners criticism. I know it did for me. In transitioning […]
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This recipe is ridiculously simple. So simple it almost shouldn?t even be called a recipe. But I love it and I eat it almost daily, so here it is!
I spent the majority of my life until the age of 22 as a vegetarian or vegan. My primary motivation was concern for animals, particularly those raised conventionally on factory farms. Even eating ethically raised meat has been challenging for me, as I have always […]
There seems to be a bit of an ongoing, if somewhat subdued, battle between paleo and plant-based?dieters. On some level, I understand the disagreement. At face value, it seems obvious that the paleo diet, which promotes an ancestral diet based on meat and vegetables, would […]
About BPA and Health Impacts Bisphenol A (BPA) has gained a lot of attention over the past several years as a toxic component of plastics. BPA is an environmental estrogen that modulates endocrine systems by competing with estradiol for binding with estrogen receptors. Estrogenic effects […]
My approach to fitness has changed immensely over the last 10 or so years. In late high school and throughout college I was extremely regimented about my workout schedule. Looking back, I realize that approach didn?t work well for me at all. It?s not that […]
For the first several months after I began the autoimmune protocol, I completely avoided baking. Not because I dislike it. I actually really really enjoy baking. But it’s really?discouraging to repeatedly try a recipe only to have it come out inedible every single time. Not […]
Health Consequences of Chlorine Of the many things that can disrupt our gut microbiome, one of the most insidious is chlorinated drinking water. It is well known that large concentrations of chlorine are harmful to people, but a general argument persists that smaller doses aren?t […]
What is Resistant Starch? Resistant starch (RS) a type of carbohydrate that isn?t readily digestible. It is generally thought to pass through the small intestine undigested, making it to the large intestine where it is slowly fermented. Once in the large intestine, it feeds bacteria […]
When we learn about potential benefits and downsides of certain foods and move toward as nutritious a diet as possible, a natural next step is to look at ways to promote health in other aspects of our lives. Some of the biggest, and often least-suspected, […]