Child obesity… and WTF?!… I guess I don’t get out much

What’s the real cause of the child obesity epidemic? ….And let’s just get to work and stop it…. I’m trying to keep my anger about our toxic food environment under control. I really am.  I’m trying to just plug along, smile, and do my little bit to make the world a better place.  But this…

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The GAPS diet… and why your health is in your hands

There is a connection between the development of disease and the health of the digestive tract.  Researchers have  discovered the details about how this works within the last decade, though the concept has been around for centuries. We now know that the gut is a very busy place and some practitioners (like myself) consider it…

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Technology Gone Bad

Guest Blogger Kristen Ragno is writing today to let you know what you need to understand about GMO foods and your kids.   Quietly, in the late 1990s, a variable was introduced into our food system that is now being scrutinized as a health and environment game changer. As if it were merely a product…

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Foods to leave out of the real food kitchen

In my last post I talked about how I shop for groceries.  I use a combination of home delivery, wholesale, direct consumer-to-farmer, and the grocery store. So what do I leave behind?  There are no strict do’s and don’ts.  But here are 10 foods I don’t buy….

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6 tips for easy grocery shopping

Ever find yourself peering into other peoples’ shopping carts at the grocery store and giving their food choices the once over?  Yes, I admit, I’m THAT person (though I’m subtle about it!). I’m not judging, but sometimes I just can’t help looking.  I’m curious. Having a “real food kitchen” means cooking from scratch.  It means…

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Why going organic won’t save your health

  Don’t get me wrong… I’m all for organic. I’m all for eating food that is as clean and real as you can possibly get. Join a CSA, grow a garden, do whatever you can to get good quality, clean, organic food. But if there is only one thing you are willing or able to…

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What’s The Healthiest Food?

What’s The Healthiest Food You Can Think Of? Well, certainly there are lots to choose from.  Kale? Liver? Broccoli? All good…. But in my books, the answer is kefir. Don’t know about kefir yet? Kefir is a fermented drink.  The most common kind is made from milk – but you can also make a dairy free version using sugar water.  You can also kefir coconut milk! If you’ve perused my website at all…

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Should Kids Go on A Grain Free Diet?

There’s been a lot of talk in foodie circles lately about the powerful effects of a grain free diet. Is it all hype? Call them what you want – paleo, primal, ancestral, low carb, high protein, GAPS, SCD, autoimmune/paleo, grain-brain, wheat-belly – all these dietary regimes have picked up on a few reasons why you…

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Why snacks matter

I’m always looking for healthy snack recipes.  I’m a busy mother of three young children; they need to eat a lot and they need to eat often. Aside from offering my family healthy meals, keeping a supply of healthy snacks on hand that can be whipped up quickly – offering one mid morning, and one…

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What’s the deal with Fructose?

If you happened to be listening to CBC radio early this morning (for all you Canadians out there), you might have heard a Canadian professor being interviewed about a new study on Fructose. If you didn’t hear it, don’t distress…. they didn’t really say anything.  Just, you know, eat less sugar, eat less processed food…

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