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Posts Tagged ‘gut health’

Bacteria: Our Ancestors and Coevolutionary Partners

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Fermentation is the transformation of food by various bacteria, fungi, and the enzymes they produce. People harness this transformative power in order to produce alcohol, to preserve food, and to make it more digestible, less toxic, and/or more delicious. It’s played an instrumental role in human cultural evolution and has become a cultural phenomenon of…

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My Story: Cancer, Nutrition, and the Mind-Body Link

Patricia Daly

For decades, the ketogenic diet—which shifts the body’s metabolism from burning glucose to burning fat, lowering blood sugar and insulin and resulting in a metabolic state known as ketosis—has been used to successfully manage pediatric epilepsy. And now, emerging research suggests that a ketogenic diet, in conjunction with conventional treatments, offers new hope for those…

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Homemade Bone Broth – A Healthy Diet Staple

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Have you had your steaming hot bowl of bone broth today? If not, you might want to consider adding this nutrient-rich, immune system boosting elixir into your daily diet. Providing a healthy source of calcium, potassium, and protein, bone broth is the perfect dietary addition for anyone looking to improve their digestive health. And with…

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Healthy Homemade Cheez-Its: It’s Cheese with a Crunch

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Raise your hand if you enjoy Cheez-Its—the little, addictive orange crackers made of cheese.  Try and have just one. Go ahead, we dare you. If you tried and failed (we know, we have too) then you know how delicious they are. Unfortunately, those delectable bites aren’t the healthiest option. Filled with processed cheese, gluten, preservatives, and…

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Recipe: Salmon Cakes with Lemon Pesto

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This salmon cake recipe makes for a simple and flavorful dinner. Delicious, golden-brown patties made with  salmon are a tasty alternative to crab cakes. Need a side dish? Check out our recipes for Summer Vegetable Tian and Ginger Carrots. The following excerpt is from The Heal Your Gut Cookbook by Hilary Boynton and Mary G. Brackett. It has been adapted for the…

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Recipe: Ginger Carrots for a Healthy Gut

sliced carrots

With a little bit of fermenting technique, ginger carrots will be your new go-to snack! They are pretty pricey at natural food stores so learning to make your own will surely be worthwhile as long as you can wait the 2 to 4 weeks they take to ferment. Waiting that long really is the hardest…

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Simple and Elegant: Summer Vegetable Tian

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The term tian simply refers to a dish of thinly sliced vegetables that have been cooked in fat of choice and baked au gratin. This summer vegetable tian is the perfect easy side to showcase the medley of delicious vegetables the summer has to offer. Layered eggplant, zucchini, tomato and red onion, baked ’til tender & crisp is healthy, colorful and…

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