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Timeless articles to help you cut through the fads and truly understand the needs of your body systems. I do add information and updates to these articles so check back for new info.

30-Days Without Packaged Food

Apr 10, 2019

Way back in 2011, I blogged about my 30-days free of disposable packaging. With all that is going on right now with cities around the world banning plastic bags, straws and single use disposable packaging, I thought I would pull this oldie out of the archives. It was originally published by Women of Green in August 2011.  

My 30-Days Without Packaged Foods (August 2011)

On the cusp of spring, here in the high mountains of Colorado, I found...

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The Glyphosate Problem

Jan 17, 2019

Roundup is Poison & Why You Need to Stop Consuming it.

A healthy, functioning civilization can only be built upon a healthy, functioning food system. In America today there is no doubt that our food strategy is not meeting the fundamental requirements of a proper food system for sustaining life. In other words, rather than nourishing the people and making them healthy, our food system is making everyone terribly, terribly sick. Instead of a regenerative agricultural system than tends the...

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Paleo-style dietary advice

Jan 17, 2019

Real Food, Lots of plants, High Quality Animal Protein & Natural Fat

There is no one exact diet that will be exactly right for all people at all times. However, there are definitely some general principles required for a healthy body and happy mind that everyone should be aware of and work into their dietary strategies.

The basic strategy when balancing macronutrients like carbs, proteins and fat is to think about a ratio of about of your calories from each. Make adjustments from there...

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When to eat 6-9 cups vegetables daily!

Jan 17, 2019

Nature's Magical Multi Vitamin

Everyone knows they "should" eat more vegetables, but few of us have really studied the vitamins, minerals, phytonutrient content of individual vegetables, let along the cancer blocking, digestive healing, mood balancing, or cardio supporting properties of these magical plants. Your life will improve if you start eating more vegetables, so we thought we'd share a quick primer on how and why to do it.

I love the way that Dr. Terry Wahls, creator of the...

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Eat Healthy Fats

Jan 17, 2019

Most Americans are deficient in fat.

Fat is needed in the body to provide a consistent, long burning source of fuel - so we aren't hungry all day. Fat is converted into phospholipids which make up cell membranes. Healthy cell membranes are necessary for every function in the body to operate successfully. Fats are necessary for healthy liver function and building healthy bile. Bile is vital in fat digestion and in elimination and detoxification.

Fats are also required for absorption of fat...

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Extra weight that you can't shake? You might be malnourished.

Jan 17, 2019

In a world where 40 percent of American adults and 19 percent of our youth are obese, according to data released this month by the Center for Disease Control’s National Center for Health Statistics, we are clearly in the midst of a national health crisis.

Obesity is not merely a matter of weight, but is usually also a symptom of systemic dysfunction, bodily breakdown, and of a health emergency.

It is also a symptom of a broken food system and of a poorly thought out regulatory framework...

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How to Kick a Sugar Addiction

Jan 17, 2019

If you’re like me, you spent a lot of your life thinking fat was bad and sugar was no big deal. We now know that over consumption of modern forms of processed sugar, white flour and vegetable oils are the main contributors to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, anxiety, autoimmune disease, digestive distress and many other forms of stress and dysfunction in the human body.

The good news is that these are diseases of malnutrition and toxic overload and the way to resolve them...

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How to Fix Acid Reflux

Jan 17, 2019

Acid Reflux Myth: Too Much Stomach Acid

Sixty percent of American adults experience heartburn, also called acid reflux or gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) each year. GERD has nothing to do with the heart despite the common name. Rather, it is an upwelling of stomach acid from the stomach where it belongs, into the esophagus, where it burns. The burning sensation is the result of stomach acid coming into contact with the delicate walls of the esophagus.

The lower esophageal sphincter...

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Should I go Gluten Free?

Jan 17, 2019

If your health is perfect and there’s no room for improvement, I say - go with it. Keep doing what you're doing. Most of us fit into a different category though. Most of us don’t feel as good, vibrant, or healthy as we would like.

If you suffer from IBS or IBD, joint pain, diarrhea or constipation, stomach pain, bloating, canker sores, osteoporosis, diabetes, autoimmune disease, PMS or uncomfortable menopause symptoms, food sensitivities, allergies, fibromyalgia, chronic pain,...

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Top 5 Magic Super Foods - Debunked

Jan 17, 2019

There is a dangerous trend in the world of food and health blogging. It’s the one where there’s a grabby headline claiming a certain food is the magic cure for some disease or symptom. 

Headlines I’ve seen include things like “Top 8 Superfoods that Heal Your Entire Body,” and “17 Superfoods that Heal Disease”, and “16 Foods to Cure Common Illnesses”, and “The 5 Best Foods for Your Heart.” These are real headlines. The...

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