Are you using the Lysine Arginine ratio for Herpes support? Correctly? Lysine and Arginine are two of twenty amino acids (proteins). Proteins are building blocks for hundreds of things - muscles, neurotransmitters, blood cells, enzymes and more. Lysine is one of Eight Essential Amino Acids, meaning we do NOT make Lysine so MUST get it in our diet. The Standard American Diet can be deficient in Lysine because it is grain-based. Is this why ... Keep Reading >
4 Good Foods for Constipation (and No Laxatives)
Need some good foods for constipation? Chronic constipation and occasional constipation have different causes and need different support. Either way, here are ideas to help know what to eat for constipation and reduce laxative use, toxic stool softeners and excess dosing of Magnesium. (All Vitamins and Minerals need to be in balance - taking too much of one can throw others into deficit. Here is a well-balanced multi). 4 Good Foods for ... Keep Reading >
Humans + Grains…. Do They Add Up?
I am constantly amazed at what occurs in those brave enough to get off gluten and other grains (including rice, corn, wheat, rye, oats, quinoa, millet and more) to see if that improves their health and life in any way. The results I see in clients are wide-ranging and permanent, and can be neurological, emotional, bowel related, pain related, sleep, energy and more. Grains are inflammatory for several reasons. All living beings defend ... Keep Reading >
How to Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Food
Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome with food, and go for a lasting resolution. If you have diarrhea, oily stools, gas or gut pain, my version of the Elimination Diet and Low Fodmaps Diet for IBS is worth a try. NOTE: THIS WON'T BE EASY BUT THE PAYOFF CAN BE HUGE! IBS at its simplest is just two things: incomplete digestion and improper absorption of food (they're different). Inflammation of the gut and yeast or bacterial overgrowth are part of ... Keep Reading >
Avoiding Hidden Gluten at Home and at Play
Avoiding hidden gluten? Avoiding gluten in bread is easy, but you need help to find the rest of it. Is it hiding in your pet's food for example? Whether you're Celiac, gluten-sensitive, or eating Ancestral or Paleo, finding hidden exposure to gluten can be life-changing. It was for me - breathing a tiny bit of oat dust in my pony's feed was enough to keep my Celiac antibodies elevated. Perhaps even more important? The impact your gluten can ... Keep Reading >
These Vegan Bloggers are Claiming Periods are Toxic
Do you agree? Some Raw Vegan bloggers claim periods are toxic wastes leaving the body. That periods are not necessary. Have heavy flow or painful periods? Stop eating all fats, proteins and cooked food. The diet guidelines? Raw grains, raw vegetables, raw fruit. No fat, no meat, no eggs. Is this a safe diet for teenage girls?? Amenorrhea is a well-known problem for young women with malnutrition from Bulimia or Anorexia, or for women who ... Keep Reading >
What Are the Best Grains to Add to Paleo?
What are the best grains to add to Paleo? Here's my Primal Diet - Modern Health podcast on this topic and an article for you too... The Paleo Diet eliminates cereal grains such as wheat, rice and corn, and the pseudo-grains such as quinoa, millet and buckwheat. This article on "The Definitive Guide to The Paleo Diet" explains why, what to eat, what kinds of fats, tubers, vegetables and much, much more. We avoid grains (grass seed) because ... Keep Reading >
30 Easy Paleo Crock Pot Recipes
Bring out the Slow Cooker for these easy Paleo Crock Pot recipes! These entrees are low carb and kid friendly, simple enough for busy moms to prepare. Here are 30 Paleo soups, stews and other entrees for make-ahead meals from top Paleo Bloggers. I have 4 slow cookers in various sizes and shapes. The oval ones are best for whole chickens and pork shoulder. For stew meat and chili I prefer a smaller oval so the meat stays about half to ... Keep Reading >
Paleo Takeout with Russ Crandall
"The Domestic Man" Russ Crandall has a Paleo friendly book based on takeout favorites. There's Asian, Indian, Chinese, Japanese and American foods you'll recognize and love. "Paleo Takeout" is packed with "restaurant favorites without the junk". With a history of a stroke in his early 20's, an autoimmune disorder and an active Navy career, how did he become The Domestic Man and have a successful blog and 3 books on food? Here's Russ's story ... Keep Reading >
What To Do When Your Stomach Hurts
What to do when your stomach hurts! Tummy aches are different for different people and there are multiple causes. Is it a chronic thing, or does it flare up only when you're upset? Is it a food, an emotion, a "bug", or a neurotransmitter problem causing this episode? I'm prone to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and when pain or diarrhea hits me, I have to be ready. For me, it's usually due to an emotional challenge since my diet is so ... Keep Reading >
Canker Sores and Mouth Ulcers
I struggled with canker sores and mouth ulcers most of my life. Until I went fully gluten free and committed to the Paleo Diet. Now they only come if I bite the inside of my lip while sleeping or eating. These are not viral or allergic in nature anymore... Working on my bite as I am now, expanding my palate and moving my jaw forward with special dental retainers has aggravated this a little temporarily as my bite is constantly ... Keep Reading >
Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free – What’s the Difference?
What's the wheat free gluten free difference? If you're starting out with a lower carb diet or choosing less gluten it's an important distinction. Here's help to get your gluten free diet started. Or maybe you'll start with wheat free. Good luck and watch for great things to happen! My life changed the day I stopped eating wheat. I hope your's does as well! Does the Wheat Free Gluten Free Difference Matter? Wheat, rice, corn, and oats are ... Keep Reading >