I have a confession to make. I am a fat girl … or “ delicious ” as I like to refer to myself. I don’t
use this term as some kind of self-deprecating attempt. I’m simply stating a fact: I am tall with
broad shoulders, big feet, and bigger hips. I live every […]
Mashed Butternut Squash
Ingredients: (organic if possible)
1/4 cup water
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Cut squash in half length-wise and scoop out the seeds
Season “meat” side with generous amounts of olive […]
by Crystal Fedele
I have to hand it to my husband. This is a ton easier on me because of him. You will see many of my posts involving creative recipes that he has modified to be 21DSD friendly. Not only did make a completely sugar free “barbeque” pork, he brought it to me at […]
by Crystal Fedele, AP, DOM
Today was the first day I ventured out of the office and I am soooo glad I remembered packing walnuts and pecans in my purse. I had to drive an hour away and the car rides are definitely trigger moments. Between the boredom and the passing hundreds of restaurants, this […]
by Dawn Share, Ap, DOM
I have to say I am not as prepared as Crystal but I am as committed! I have kept my food choices simple today. Breakfast consisted of 2 soft boiled eggs with olive oil, sea salt, two slices of organic turkey with organic mustard.
I was a little […]
by Crystal Fedele, AP, DOM
I can’t say enough positive things about Diane Sanfilippo’s 21 Day Sugar Detox. It’s Paleo-friendly, super satisfying and structured for emotional eaters (like me!)
The plan consists of eating real food and plenty of it. You give up sugar, carbs, gluten, wheat and all other things that might drive […]
Fat-Burning Rocket Fuel Latte Blocks (low-carb, paleo + keto) Leanne Vogel June 7, 2015
Take your fat-burning Rocket Fuel Latte on-the-go with these travel-friendly coffee blocks. A Bulletproof coffee upgrade. Just add coffee or tea, shake, and enjoy.
Rocket Fuel Lattes are becoming a way of life for so […]
One of my favorite parts of this “job” is to assist empowered women on their natural birth journey. I got the honor recently to assist Heidi for the second time and I am pleased to share her story. Please read and share so that others may benefit from positive birth stories! The following posts are from her accounts of her births…
Here are five ways that meditation changes the brain, and how those changes lead to tangible benefits for you.
1. Meditation keeps your hippocampus healthy to enhance learning and memory.
The hippocapmus is a small region of the brain buried […]
Primal eaters like eggs and eat many of them. What’s not to love? Highly bioavailable protein. Extremely nutrient dense. A good source of fat, including omega-3s if you pick the right type of egg. Versatile; good for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It even comes in a tidy little package that travels well. And eggs […]
Red beets are right at the top my list of foods that everyone should aim to eat at least a few times a week. Per ounce, few other foods are as dense in nutrients that prevent cardiovascular disease, all types of cancer, and neurological damage associated with high homocysteine levels.
Red beets are […]
It’s that time of the year again… Holiday parties and celebrations! And we know that, in our culture, when there is a celebration, there is also food. Yum!
Today I bring to you a healthy alternative to the gingerbread cookies that are perfect for sharing with friends and family and showing them how delicious healthy […]
The cold weather is here… Time for some HOT CHOCOLATE! YUMMMMM!
Here’s a warming recipe that can be whipped in just a couple minutes 🙂
RAW HOT CHOCOLATE
2 cups almond/coconut milk
2T raw cacao powder
1/2 t cinnamon
1/2t vanilla extract (We love this brand. And it’s […]
Check out this informative video by Kris Kresser about naturally treating acid reflux in infants.
As women approach menopause and hormone levels begin to fluctuate and drop, many of the symptoms that often develop can be very uncomfortable and even debilitating. Insomnia, night sweats, irritability, anxiety, depression, low libido, low energy, irregular bleeding and osteoporosis are very common symptoms for more women than not. Conventional medicine prescribes antidepressants, hormone […]
At least once a day, I have a patient in the office asking me about detox, especially geared toward weight loss. Throughout the years, the media as given the indication that Detoxification is a quick way to lose weight, but most people who try these methods end up frustrated with the cost, the lack of […]
We use a variety of integrative medical approaches here at Holistic Women and Families Natural Health Center. One approach that we find highly effective is the use of homeopathic remedies. Homeopathy is a system of treating disease with diluted amounts of substances, that in larger doses, would produce illness in a healthy person.
All salt is not created equal! Eating a diet full of processed/ fast foods packed with tons of sodium isn’t a good idea! Salting your freshly prepared whole food with a good quality mineral salt is a perfectly healthy habit! We need the minerals that a high quality salt provides. (Our favorite is Pink Salt)
I don’t think I’ve ever put this many eggs in something, but it worked! I took this recipe from a paleo cookbook (I’ll post the name of it when I get it) I really was resolved to not eating muffins for 90 days, but these are right in line with the Candida […]
Arthritis isn’t just one disease; it’s a complex disorder that comprises more than 100 distinct conditions and can affect people at any stage of life. Two of the most common forms are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. While these two forms of arthritis have very different causes, risk factors, and effects on the body, they often share a common symptom—persistent joint pain.
An introduction to HypnoBirthing looking at why HypnoBirthing is necessary, where it has come from and what it can achieve. Of interest to parents and healthcare providers alike.
As viewers of One Born Every Minute will testify, one thing is certain: natural childbirth is excruciating. The Channel 4 hit series, set in a Southampton hospital maternity unit, ended its current run on Monday night. It will doubtless be re-commissioned as we can’t seem to get enough of women screaming in pain and men acting like hapless spare parts in the labour room.