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Posts Tagged ‘Health’

Sugar, Fructose, and Fructophobia

A bowl of sugar and a diabetes tester

We’ve always known that if you sit around all day eating candy, you will get fat. Conversely,  cutting down on sugar, which is a carbohydrate, will contribute to weight loss and other benefits of a low-carbohydrate diet. However, the extent to which sugar, that is, sucrose, or its component fructose, contributes to obesity and other…

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How to Approach the GAPS Diet

A bowl of egg soup

Most of us are not mindful of the importance of gut health, or just how far we in the modern world have been distanced from it. Many of us were not breastfed; we received countless simultaneous vaccinations as children and were overprescribed antibiotics and medications from the start. Any one of these phenomena could contribute…

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Breakfast: Keto-Style and Kid-Approved

A cast iron skillet with a tomato and spinach frittata

If you’ve been following a ketogenic diet for a while now you probably have a few hacks of your own when it comes to cooking up delicious low-carb breakfast options. If you’re new to the program, you’re probably wondering how many different ways you can cook an egg because that’s the only thing allowed. (You’re…

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Bacteria: Our Ancestors and Coevolutionary Partners

A hand wearing a rubber medical glove holding a tray with pink bacteria inside

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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The Medical Literature: A Guide to Flawed Studies

Old, weathered newspaper with the text Propaganda Mill on top

We’ve all seen multiple iterations of food pyramids highlighting key food groups; read hundreds of articles about the next big thing to avoid if we want to follow a healthy diet; tried to practice better eating habits and yet, we’re still feeling lost. All of the information is conflicting. It changes all the time. And…

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RECIPE: How to Make Three Kinds of Kimchi

Kimchi in a bowl

If I may be graphic for a moment—my mouth is watering, literally, as I type this. I have a new food passion, and its name is kimchi. I haven’t tried making it myself yet, but it’s one of my favorite things to order at the local Korean restaurant. This tangy, spicy side dish can be…

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The Recipe for Achieving Optimal Health and Wellness

Wrapped Kale at the market

Changing our diet is one of the most difficult but arguably the single most important thing to do to achieve good health. But often times people don’t even realize that their diet is harmful. For those who consume a Western diet high in sugar and refined carbohydrates, the stakes are particularly high. Side effects include…

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Be Good to Your Gut: Nourishing Food for Better Health

Bowl of soup with mushrooms and herbs on a table

What do illnesses like autism, ADHD, asthma, celiac disease, allergies, and depression have in common? Simple: They can all be linked to the microorganisms present in the gut. That’s according to the pioneering British MD, Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride who has found that these afflictions, as well as a long list of others, are linked—a concept she…

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10 Herbs for Family Health

herbs in a pot

If you find yourself or a family member coughing and sneezing a little more than usual, you don’t have to rush off to the pharmacy to get cold medicine. Instead, grow your own healthy herbs in the backyard to produce your own remedies. Not only can these plants help with general wellness on a daily…

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RECIPE: Winter Pizza Duo Using a Sourdough Starter

Wood-fired Pizza Oven

After the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s likely the last thing you want to do is entertain and cook. But if you’ve got a get-together coming up we’ve got an excellent way to cook for a crowd without having to do much at all. The secret is starting a sourdough culture ahead…

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Chelsea Green Publishing: A Year In Review

Chelsea Green 2018 Blog in Review

It’s been quite the year here at Chelsea Green! We opened our first international office in London, England, launched a brand new website, published a ton of amazing books, welcomed new Grasshoppers to the team, and so much more! Grab a cuppa, settle in, and join us as we look back on what a great…

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Homemade Bone Broth – A Healthy Diet Staple

broth

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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Modern Disease and the Rise of the Allopathic Model

Bioregulatory Medicine

Chronic and degenerative illnesses are largely new to mankind. In fact, diseases such as cancer, diabetes, fibromyalgia, and multiple sclerosis have been termed modern or man-made diseases because they were relatively rare until three hundred years or so ago. But if these diseases are relatively new, why are so many people plagued with chronic illness?…

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Conscious Eating: What Our Bodies Are Trying to Tell Us

body diagram

When our stomachs growl, we eat. When we feel like we’re about to burst, we stop eating. Our bodies have the incredible ability to recognize and adjust to changes in the environment and within itself, and sometimes knows what’s best for us without us even realizing. The following is an excerpt from Nourishment by Fred…

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Connecting the Dots: Finding Balance for Your Body

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In recent years the concept of bioregulatory medicine has become increasingly popular throughout Europe. At its core is the notion that good health is a state of balance and optimal wellbeing, rather than the mere absence of disease and symptoms. To find that perfect state, bioregulatory medicine practitioners must remove whatever agents are blocking the healing process…

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Resiliency: Becoming an Adaptive Human

home garden

They say history is bound to repeat itself if we don’t take the time to learn from the past. Our decision-making skills are essential for survival but, for some, it’s difficult to connect the dots between the cause and effect of said decisions. However, in this day and age, it’s important to recognize our strengths,…

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Tired of Turkey? Four Ways to Spice Up Thanksgiving Dinner

set table

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and you know what that means. It’s turkey time! Or maybe not? If you’re looking to spice things up for this year’s holiday feast we’ve got you covered. From a delectable pork tenderloin to Spicebush Goose, these recipes are sure to delight everyone at your table. Even those passionate…

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Foraging Up the Perfect Fall Picnic

fall picnic

Sure, summer picnics are great and all but have you ever dined al fresco under the vibrant colors of fall foliage? There’s something magical about the crisp autumn air and the radiant hues of oranges and yellows and reds. It’s a picture reminiscent of a quintessential New England town. But if that’s not enough to…

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What is Bioregulatory Medicine?

yoga at sunset

Finding out you have a chronic or degenerative illness can be overwhelming and mind-numbing on its own. Add to that already spinning emotional rollercoaster the possible treatment options, and you may find yourself unable to move forward. For those who are looking for alternative methods to traditional treatment plans, Bioregulatory Medicine could provide a solution.…

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RECIPE: Low-Carb, Keto-Friendly Cracking Crackers

keto crackers

If you’re anything like me, you know how hard it can be to resist the delectable crunch and pure happiness that comes from enjoying your favorite snack cracker. Unfortunately, when you need to cut carbs it can be hard to find a substitute that truly quenches the cravings. Until now. These Cracking Crackers from The…

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A Parent’s Worst Nightmare

mother and child

For parents, there’s nothing more nerve wracking than making sure our children are safe and healthy. Unfortunately, it’s not always clear how to do that especially when it comes to vaccines. In his new book, How to End the Autism Epidemic, author J.B. Handley confronts the common misconceptions about vaccines and empowers parents to be…

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Herbal Formulas for Heart Health

seed oil

Whether you use them as a precautionary measure or for their restorative properties, there’s no dying the power of herbs when it comes to caring for your heart. You may already know that garlic reduces arrhythmias but are you aware that black currants can improve lipid ratios? As always, when working with herbal formulas you…

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A Family’s Fight and a Father’s Love

how to end the autism epidemic

It all started when his second child was just two months old. After receiving six separate vaccines at a well baby visit, J.B. Handley’s son’s health quickly deteriorated. He developed eczema. He wasn’t sleeping. His play habits changed. Right before his parent’s eyes, Jamison Handley was changing, and they didn’t know why. In his new…

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