The Food Allergies

I know I haven’t posted for months. I have some catching up to do, including sharing about the birth of my sweet baby five months ago! But today my mind is on food allergies. While I was pregnant, my son’s diet took a backseat. I was just really struggling with being pregnant–the nausea, the food…

9 Reasons to Eat Real Food

I remember when I thought that protein bars were a healthy snack. When I thought flax oil infused margarine was good for the heart. I remember buying 1% milk because my mom always bought us lowfat, so that’s what I was supposed to drink, right?? I remember when I bought the cheap “wheat” bread, thinking…

My New “Diet”

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I have gone off the GAPS diet. I had more or less intended it to be sort of a trial, to see if it was really going to be better for me to eat starches, but now that I’ve gotten off of GAPS, I don’t even have the…

Rooibos Kombucha

I remember the first time I ever tried kombucha. I was doing a photography apprenticeship with one of the coolest people I have ever met–a miss┬áLisa Warninger. I would go over to her place to do photo editing or whatever she had for me that day, and then we’d walk over to a nearby health…

You’re Invited to the Healthy Life Summit

I recently attended the HealThy Mouth World Summit, and it was such a great experience listening to many experts on oral health (it affects your overall health way more than you could imagine). After I attended it, I felt bad that I hadn’t promoted it more because I didn’t want anyone to have missed out….

Fertility Foods

I’m not a natural fertility expert, but I have learned some interesting things in regards to fertility in the last couple of years, including what kinds of foods promote fertility, which is what I want to share here. My heart goes out to those who are struggling with infertility. I know some people may have…

Balancing Omegas on a Grain-free Diet

If you are on the GAPS Diet, Specific Carbohydrate Diet, or possibly Paleo or other grain-free diet, you might be eating a lot of nuts or nut products. When we give up grains, sometimes it hard to give up all those baked goods, too, so we use flour alternatives, which are usually almond or coconut…

Humble Foodist

This is to be my 100th post in over a year of blogging here. That’s not a lot. I don’t have a lot of time to blog, so I try to make each and every post count. Blogging more regularly would mean more followers, more comments, more “attention.” But I’m not here for that. I’m…

Spiritual Sunday: The Word of Wisdom

It’s been almost a year since I’ve been meaning to write this post and others relating to my religion’s health code, the Word of Wisdom. I’ve mentioned it probably several times, but never have I actually explained it. So here goes. The Word of Wisdom is found in a book of modern day scripture called…

A Day in the Diet

I realized when I wrote my last post that when I say things like, “I’ve gotten healthier as I’ve eaten more meat and more fat,” that my readers don’t know where I started from, so probably have no idea how much of those things I eat. To some, it might sound like I eat tons…

Clarified Butter (Ghee)

As part of GAPS we have given up dairy for six weeks, however, we still get to have ghee! Clarified butter is sometimes called ghee, however ghee is made differently–both are pure butterfat without the milk solids that regular butter has. I had never made ghee/clarified butter before, but it was very easy. I had…

Lacto-fermented Ginger Carrots

Almost five years ago I tried making fermented veggies for the first time–sauerkraut with carrots–in an effort to help heal my body from Candida albicans. I used a very traditional method which required fermenting for 7 days and used no whey. It was so potent that I couldn’t handle it. At all. I dumped it…