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Foods for Fat Burning and Lean Muscle Gaining

Foods for Fat Burning and Lean Muscle Gaining

Let me introduce to you my great friend and Natural Doctor…. Dr. Nancy A little about Dr. Nancy. Nancy Lin DeGregori, Ph.D. is the founder and CEO of TruthNhealth.com (operating through Truth N Health, LLC) and has spent the last twelve years studying nutrition and wellness for babies, children, adults, and seniors. She is the author of the … Continue reading

3 Day SueroViv Cleanse

3 Day SueroViv Cleanse

I completed a great 3 day cleanse last week.  I lost a few pounds and felt great.  I wanted to blog about my results.  But first, why do we need to cleanse?  Here are a few reasons: 1. we come in contact w/ toxins all day (and night)- pollutions, smoke, cleaning products, chemicals in food … Continue reading

Traditional Cooking made simple.

Traditional Cooking made simple.

Can Traditional Cooking be Simple? Yes it can! There are a few ways it can be easier on us (some of us are busy you know):). Why cook traditionally in the first place?  The answer: health benefits.  People are becoming more educated on digestive health and understand its vast importance.  Children need nutritious meals for … Continue reading

Benefits of Sauerkraut

Benefits of Sauerkraut

I have been eating a lot of sauerkraut this summer.  I am not sure why I am craving so much sauerkraut, but health experts believe that as your body (and gut) heals itself…even your cravings become healthier.  This must be the case with me.  My “bad” (unhealthy) cravings have almost disappeared these last few weeks. … Continue reading

Water Kefir Class

Water Kefir Class

What is Water Kefir?  It is a bubbly natural soda packed with probiotics.  Water kefir contains over 40 strains of beneficial bacteria and yeast~probiotics.  A full list can be found here.  There are countless sites that discuss the benefits of probiotics, but one thing that stands out about water kefir is that these strains of … Continue reading

Homemade Gatorade

Homemade Gatorade

We love homemade rehydration drinks.  We live in a sunny state and we are outside a lot.  We make a healthy alternative to the sugary sports drinks on the market.  So we make a few. 1. This recipe is floating around the internet.  I have used this when the boys are sick and it works … Continue reading

Homemade Cream Cheese

Homemade Cream Cheese

We are probiotic junkies in this house.  We have been incorporating more and more probiotics into our diet each day through beverages, snacks, dinner, and even dessert.  The Nourishing Traditions Cookbook is a great resource for understanding the link between gut health and diet.  It is important to consume good bacteria to fight off all … Continue reading

All-Purpose Yogurt Dough

All-Purpose Yogurt Dough

This all-purpose yogurt dough is awesome because it is so versatile.  It is fast, simple, and can be used for many things: pizza pies, pie crusts, cookies, and whole grain crackers.  This is a basic recipe that can be used often.  This recipe is soaked, so you do not have to rely on sprouted flour … Continue reading

Matsoni Yogurt

Matsoni Yogurt

I have been wanting to make Matsoni yogurt for a while.  Why? Because the yogurt I buy local gets pricey when you eat as much as we do, it is easy to make, and I like to change things up every now and then.  I will keep buying yogurt from the local farmer and make … Continue reading

Probiotics 4 Health

Probiotics 4 Health

Some of the more common health benefits include: Managing lactose intolerance Helps kill salmonella in the body Helps prevent colon cancer Lowers Cholesterol Lowers Blood Pressure Reduces Inflammation Boosts Immune System, used as an anti-biotic Improves mineral absorption from other foods and vitamins Helps prevents Urinary Tract Infection and bacterial vaginosis Improves symptoms of irritable … Continue reading

Chocolate Ice Cream

Chocolate Ice Cream

This is a chocolate ice cream version that is tasty and has a little probiotic punch.  My Kefir Ice Cream recipe was a little too strong (by that I mean tart) for the boys, so I came up with an alternative that is still healthy, but a little tastier. Ingredients: 2 cups raw cream 1 … Continue reading

Kefir Ice Cream

Kefir Ice Cream

I decided to make probiotic ice cream last night.  I followed a recipe from here, but changed it up a bit.  I love last minute recipes that are unplanned and easy! Ingredients: 2 cups kefir (can substitute yogurt, buttermilk, Amasai) 1 cup Kefir Cream made with Heavy Cream ( I used 1 cup raw yogurt) … Continue reading

5 Ways to Eat More Cultured Foods

5 Ways to Eat More Cultured Foods

I bookmarked this page for my own use.  Sometimes I find something so great and I don’t want to forget where it is.  That is the case here.  I cut and pasted this article from here.  I am totally making a few of these things and will be posting about them soon.  I just ordered … Continue reading

Banana Smoothie

Banana Smoothie

  (Picture from internet) Spring is here and that means more smoothies in our home.  The warm weather is perfect for a refreshing healthy smoothie.  I made this smoothie last night and for breakfast this morning.  So good. Ingredients: ~2 bananas (frozen or fresh) ~6-8 pieces of ice ~a few swirls of honey ~ 1 … Continue reading

Nourishing Our Children

Nourishing Our Children

Nourishing Our Children is a relatively new (2005) non-profit that is based in San Francisco, CA.  I want to help  get their message to others. What is their mission? “To address the dramatic deterioration in the health of our children. This decline is evidenced by the rise in child obesity, dental deformities such as crooked teeth, … Continue reading

Vitamin B-12 Deficiency

Vitamin B-12 Deficiency

Vitamin B12 is a very important vitamin.  When we eat processed foods, valuable vitamins and nutrients are lost.  I had no idea until after I delivered my first son that I was severely deficient in Vit B12.  A blood test confirmed this after I had nursed him for  about 10 months.  I had the early … Continue reading

Kaley’s Quick Smoothie

Kaley’s Quick Smoothie

This smoothie recipe is pretty simple: raw milk, raw yogurt, and a little organic flavored yogurt.  If you are not a raw yogurt drinker this may not make too much sense.  It is important to include  1/2 raw yogurt, so that the healthy benefits of the raw yogurt are not left out.  But as always, … Continue reading

Milk Cure Days 7-9

Milk Cure Days 7-9

I am still on the Milk Cure and feeling good! March 6 (Day 7) ~Woke up tired, but went to bed late. ~Not hungry in the morning. ~My swollen tonsils are gone, but I am having lots of drainage.  Good detox sign. ~ Drank 2 cups of raw milk with 1/4 cup of raw yogurt mixed in. … Continue reading

Milk Cure (Days 4-6)

Milk Cure (Days 4-6)

I am doing the 10 day milk cure and feeling good! Day 4 (March 3rd) ~Woke up tired and hungry, but stayed up way too late Friday night. ~ Drank 10 ounces of raw milk, immediately felt great. ~Constipation in the morning- which NEVER happens for me. ~I added 1/2 cup raw yogurt with 1/2 … Continue reading

Raw Milk or Pasteurized?

Raw Milk or Pasteurized?

Since I am doing the Milk Cure, many of my family members have been asking me lots of questions.  Like, what is so healthy about raw milk and how is it different from pasteurized milk?  Sometimes I am not sure where to begin.  I have been learning about raw milk for 5 years.  Understanding the … Continue reading

Benefits of Yogurt

Benefits of Yogurt

Yogurt is a nutrient dense food and should be eaten often.  Whole organic yogurt has the highest probiotic content, but just buy the best quality that is affordable and most comfortable for your family.  Here is what Nourishing Traditions has to say about yogurt, “Yogurt aids digestions and prevents constipation.  The lactobacilli, lactic acid and … Continue reading

A little chocolate deviation

A little chocolate deviation

As green boot girls, we are trying to improve our lives by staying away from unnatural food products.  But, I’m 9 months pregnant, and last night I wanted a milkshake.  I was combing through Publix last night trying to convince myself as I bought organic apples, organic bananas, avocados, coconut oil (etc) that I should … Continue reading

Benefits of Lacto-fermented Foods

Benefits of Lacto-fermented Foods

I always read at night before I go to bed.  Tonight I was skimming through Nourishing Traditions and the fermented vegetables and fruits section caught my eye.  We are eating more and more lacto-fermented foods everyday.  It is interesting…the more lacto-fermented foods I eat the more my body craves them.  I guess we can have … Continue reading

Homemade Sauerkraut

Homemade Sauerkraut

I picked up a head of organic local cabbage from a Farmer’s Market on Saturday.  I just had to make some homemade Sauerkraut.  This recipe comes from Nourishing Traditions. 1 medium cabbage, cored and shredded 1 Tablespoon sea salt 2 Tablespoons fresh whey ~In a bowl mix cabbage, salt, and whey.  Pound with a wooden … Continue reading

Homemade Buttermilk

Homemade Buttermilk

We made raw butter a few days ago.  One result of raw butter is leftover raw buttermilk.  The raw cream separates into butter and buttermilk.  The buttermilk is the liquid that is left at the bottom of the bowl.  This is a great extra benefit of making raw butter.  The buttermilk tastes a little sweet … Continue reading

Amasai 101

Amasai 101

Just in case you are still on the fence about Beyond Organic’s powerful probiotic drink- here is a little review.  Here are some of the facts about Amasai. Improved absorption of vitamins and minerals. Reduced cellular-level inflammation. Improved digestion. Better recovery after the use of antibiotics. Reduced rates of diarrhea. Improved immune response. Loaded with beneficial strains … Continue reading

Benefits of Whey.

Benefits of Whey.

What is whey?  I am not talking about the commercial protein drinks for working out and building muscle.  My husband drinks whey protein shakes right now- eck!  The whey I am referring to is a by-product of a natural process called fermentation.  The by-product of cheese making or the liquid part of yogurt (clear liquid … Continue reading

Amasai Addiction

Amasai Addiction

We have had our fair share of healthy yogurt, kefir, and fermented dairy products around this house.  My son that is 2 years old drinks about 20 ounces of drinkable yogurt a day.  We have a range of “yogurts” that he has been drinking since he was 2 months old.  Maybe that is why is … Continue reading

Suero Viv Benefits

Suero Viv Benefits

We love Suero Viv in our home.  I started to drink 2 a day and within 4 days I had lost 2 pounds.  The weight I lost was water weight from excess fluid retention.  Most Americans are Potassium deficient which is the mineral that is needed to help the body rid itself of the excess … Continue reading