What I’m Reading Around the Web 5-2-2014

What I'm Reading Around the Web 5-2-14

This week has been……yeah.

Katie caught a cold, and it kind of zapped most of our plans. Lots of nose blowing and nary a babysitter in sight.

Not good for a working mama.

So, this week I made brownies and had a glass of wine at 2 pm. In my yoga pants. Trying to ignore my unfolded laundry and dirty dishes.

The results of that little experiment is that wine still turns me into a puffer fish, and these brownies are my new best friend. Hubby didn’t even notice the dirty dishes.


Here’s what caught my attention around the web —

  • Did you know that you can make brownies with plantains? No flour needed. This is the recipe that shamelessly pursuing me on social media and made my week.

Gina from So, Let’s Hang Out! now has my undying love and I told her that.      It’s not weird or anything.

I easily subbed the eggs with gelatin (2 teaspoons gelatin +10 t hot water) and       omitted the caramel glaze.

Ermahgerd. I can’t believe I just had brownies.

  • Chris Kresser confirms my practice of getting most of your nutrients through food with his take on selenium supplementation. Don’t supplement unless you’re sure you can’t get enough of a nutrient from food.

Since they need to work synergistically with other nutrients (co-factors), it’s uber important to not supplement single nutrients unless you really know what you’re doing or are working with a practitioner who does.

  • I also ordered some matcha tea this week. For the fun of it and because I always love a good tea ceremony, I also ordered the ‘proper’ matcha spoon and whisk to go with it. (affiliate links)

 Who said adults can’t have toys?

 To figure out why it’s such a buzzword in the superfood community these days, I  found this link from Dr. Axe and this link intriguing.

[…] it has been shown to reverse cellular damage caused by oxidative-nitrosative stress. Oxidative-nitrosative stress is just a fancy term for the internal imbalance of free radicals and antioxidants, which is an imbalance that ultimately destroys cells, prevents their repair, and causes disease. (source)

Green tea contains a compound called tannin. Tannin slows down the absorption of caffeine into the blood. This means that the caffeine from green tea is gradually released over the course of 6-8 hours, unlike the short burst from coffee. (source)

  • I’m super intrigued with this post from Sylvie at Hollywood Homestead. H. Pylori is one of the hardest microbiota infections to get rid of, but, drink a little tea and bing bang boom, it’s gone.

 I must know more…

 She also has a new book called The Gelatin Secret that I just started reading.  It’s a great, great in-depth primer on the benefits of gelatin and collagen for  bone, joint, brain, skin and beauty, dental, and gut health along with weight loss  with recipes.

 I was actually taken aback by how thorough it is, but I’m really impressed. Sorry,  Sylvie. :ahem: Definitely a good book for those wondering about or getting into  healing with foods.

  • Gardening season is upon us here in the north, and I really want to expand my herb garden this year. I found this herb gardening for beginners post from Intoxicated on Life full of helpful information.

Now it’s your turn. What awesomeness did you find on the web this week? Share a link in the comments!

6 thoughts on “What I’m Reading Around the Web 5-2-2014”

  • I first learned about the gelatin support necessary for our bodies when I read Jordin Rubin’s and Dr. Brasco’s book “Restoring Your Digestive Health”. I had horrible, awful, sudden onset IBS. You know – eliminate every other possible disease or illness and diagnose with the catch all one. I immediately went on his Brasco Broth cleanse/cure and it is truly a miracle worker!!! I revert to it several times a year after I poison myself with all the yummy, addictive, totally unhealthy foods.

    I also implement this with my pets. I give my dogs raw bones all the time, and try to by dehydrated raw foods that have bone and cartilage in them for both my dogs and cats.

    And speaking of cats, your article on iodine totally got me on the right track for my hyperthyroid cat. I found a wonderful holistic vet in Australia (no I don’t live anywhere near there, lol!) who sells their remedies over the internet. They also do email consults that are very in depth. Their hyperthyroid remedy indeed includes iodine in it. After my cat had his next blood work test, the vet said I could eliminate one of his doses per day! Now I just have to find a way to keep him from being calm and sleepy all day and yowling, crying and pacing all night!

    Thank you so much for your wonderful blog!

    PS – I work in a state park and live on 5 acres. So, although I had never heard of earthing, I already live it!! And like most of us tuned into ourselves, realized that country living was something I need and crave!

  • And 1 more PS!!! I am using the “Sleep” essential oil and the other one that you recommended. I love them! They do work awesome. Except, as I mentioned above, my cat keeps me awake half the night.

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