Eating healthy provides numerous benefits, including more energy, better sleep, avoiding depression and anxiety, healing chronic illness, preventing disease, and more. Benefit #5,432: you don’t have to be afraid of salt. Packaged, processed foods are often laden with sodium, MSG, and other “flavor enhancers” that are damaging to human health. Medical associations are regularly announcing the importance of reducing sodium in the diet. But real salt and common table salt are not the same … [Read more...] about The Benefits of Real Salt
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Written by wise mama Crystal of Owl Heart There are many benefits of eliminating gluten from your diet, but it can be hard to know where to begin. Time and time again I am told, "Oh I could never go gluten-free, it would be so hard." To which my response is always, "It takes time to get used to but as you go it gets really easy." The next thing I receive often is the question of which gluten-free products I like, or ways to replace different glutenous options. Going gluten-free was … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Gluten-Free: It’s an Evolution
I never used to enjoy baking, because I wasn't comfortable with using white/wheat flour or refined sugar, and I wasn't sure what alternatives were available. But ever since I discovered almond, coconut, chickpea, etc. flours and figured out how to bake with alternative sweeteners like maple syrup and raw honey, I've been obsessed with creating healthy treats! Gluten-free flours made from almonds, coconut, or chickpeas are especially good because they pack a lot of protein, which is great for … [Read more...] about Chocolate Muffins (Gluten-Free and Refined Sugar-Free)
If you've heard of the many benefits of coconut oil, and you're trying to work more of it into your child's diet, this hot chocolate recipe is a great option! Coconut oil is particularly good for children because the fats are essential for a growing brain and body, and it also has anti-viral and anti-bacterial health properties, so it boosts kids' immune systems. You can add as much coconut oil to it as you'd like, but it's important to completely emulsify the oil in with the other … [Read more...] about Nourishing Hot Chocolate (With Coconut Oil!)
Written by wise mama Amanda of Hippie Tree It’s always nice to have a few simple recipes in your pocket for times of need. My family definitely hit ‘times of need’ this week while we’ve been fighting off this terrible stomach bug that’s going around. My step-mom dropped off groceries on my door step, complete with chicken broth to help heal our sickness. I normally make nutrient-rich bone broth out of a pastured chicken carcass, onions, garlic, carrots, celery, etc. Bone broth is an … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Easy Homemade Egg Drop Soup
Among the many medicinal food choices out there, garlic is one of the best. It is a highly anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory food. I often turn to garlic during cold and flu season, because it fights infection and protects the immune system so well. GOOT (Garlic Olive Oil Treatment) is a powerful medicine traditionally made with garlic and olive oil. I prefer to use coconut oil, because unrefined organic coconut oil has soothing and healing properties of its own. GOOT is … [Read more...] about GOOT: Garlic Olive Oil Treatment — Antiviral Home Remedy!
I made these easy, grain-free, organic brownies on my recent healthy baking craze! I love having baked goods around, and ever since discovering gluten-free flours like almond and coconut, as well as alternative sweeteners, I can do so without worrying about the effects of gluten or sugar on my child. I altered the recipe found on the package of Let's Do Organic coconut flour. I replaced the cane sugar with coconut crystals-- if you haven't tried this sweetener yet, you must! The crystals … [Read more...] about Simple, Gluten-Free, Naturally Sweetened Brownies!
Recipe by wise mama Crystal of Owl Heart (Health and wellness, peaceful parenting coaching, maternity photos, and more!) This chili is typically called White Chili because it has cheese in it, making it a lighter red-orange color, and because of the white beans that are most often used. In today's version I used aduki beans because I did not have white beans, nor did the health food section of the grocery store closest to my house for this spur of the moment dinner idea. You will … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Quick and Easy White Chili!