Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad: A Recipe from Go Grain-Free

In honor of the giveaway for Go Grain-free: Cooking for Ancestral and Healing Diets [CLOSED], this week’s recipe post will feature one of the class favorites. Our Baby Step for this week focuses on fat, and olive oil is definitely my favorite. It may be the influence of my Italian in-laws, but there is always an abundance […]

It’s Time For a Chili Makeover! A Real Food Recipe

Mmmmm chili. The ultimate comfort food. If you’re going to makeover a recipe, this is the one to start with. Get rid of your can openers and get into Real Food. Why are we ‘making over’ recipes? Read here to find out. Chili can be a staple in so many meals, so it’s a great place […]

Detox Baths: Recipes to Calm the Inner Beast and Whiny Children

Detox Baths: Recipes to Calm the Inner Beast and Whiny Children

Photo Credit: Dennis Wong This week, we’re talking about detox baths. Lovely, healing, make-you-feel-human-again detox baths. As a holistic practitioner, I heavily recommend them for a gentle method of pulling toxins out of the skin when the detoxification system is compromised. Don’t forget to read the first post on Baby Step # 2 |Detox Baths| if you […]

Healing Food Allergies and Chronic Illnesses: Baby Step # 2 |Detox Baths|

Healing Food Allergies and Chronic Illnesses: Baby Step # 2 |Detox Baths|

This week’s Baby Step is Detoxification Baths. In case you missed it, you can find Step 1 here. Bathing in healing compounds is a very ancient form of natural medicine. Sulfur and mineral rich springs are a common source for healing centers and are still popular today. We will recreate those healing powers at home. If […]

Homemade All-Purpose Scrub 2.0

What on Earth am I going to do with all that refined salt in my kitchen? In honor of Baby Step to Better Health # 1, I thought I would share my favorite all-purpose scrub so you could find a better use for all that toxic salt. Added bonus: You’ll quit singeing nose hairs and […]

Healing Food Allergies & Chronic Illnesses: Baby Step # 1 |Unrefined Salt|

 We’re finally here! Week One. Dun…dun…DUN. Nah, there’s no chicken feet or eye of newt or even anything weird going on. We’ll ease into that stuff. ::grin:: This week’s Baby Step is Unrefined Salt. Replace your processed salt with unrefined salt. By now, most of us are aware that processed foods are not healthy. Salt is […]

Baby Steps to Better Health Through Real Food: What To Expect

I know many of you are beyond ready to get started. We will give everyone through the weekend to get their list of symptoms written up. Patience grasshopper. Monday morning, we will begin our first Baby Step! Each week will feature a new Baby Step, some food-related and some that remove other toxins from your lives. Here is […]

Baby Steps to Better Health Through Real Food: Symptoms

Before we begin our journey, let’s get a snapshot of how you feel today. Write down a list of what is ailing you. Through this week, keep a pen and paper with you or your handy dandy electronic device and note any additional symptoms as you experience or remember them. Having such a list is invaluable […]