Keto Pork Rind Nachos

KETO PORK RIND NACHOS FOOD AS MEDICINE Pork rinds are a great source of glycine, an amino acid that is very often deficient in the Standard American Diet because many of us are not focused on eating the whole animal or a nose to tail philosophy. Glycine is also found in bone broth as well…

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Bone Broth Fasting

BONE BROTH FASTING I recently discussed bone broth fasting in Episode 93 of the Naturally Nourished Podcast on Getting Autoimmune Disease into Remission. A bone broth fast is a type of modified intermittent fast that entails consuming bone broth several times per day as a replacement for meals. Consuming bone broth provides your body with…

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Lavender Cold Brew CBD Latte

LAVENDER COLD BREW CBD LATTE FOOD AS MEDICINE CBD is one of at least 113 active chemical compounds called cannabinoids in cannabis (and hemp). These Cannabinoids are molecules that block or stimulate endocannabinoid receptors found in the body. Our bodies have an extensive endocannabinoid system that has wide ranging effects on the immune system, cardiovascular system,…

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Low Carb Collagen Zucchini Muffins

FOOD-AS-MEDICINE This high fat nut flour based zucchini muffin is amazing. It is 70% fat macros without adding the couple teaspoons or a generous tablespoon of grassfed butter on top and it has six eggs and collagen peptides to provide protein as well as gut and connective tissue support. The addition of a whole cup…

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Zucchini Fries with Spicy Aioli

ZUCCHINI FRIES WITH SPICY AIOLI FOOD AS MEDICINE Zucchini are an excellent source of manganese and vitamin C as well as a good source of vitamin A (through its concentration of carotenoid phytonutrients), B vitamins, and a combination of antioxidant nutrients. Some antioxidants deserving of special attention include carotenoids (found in vitamin A concentration) lutein…

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Is low DHEA accelerating your aging?

SHOULD YOU CHECK YOUR DHEA? DHEA or dehydroepiandrosterone is considered a precursor hormone that is tied to longevity and anti-aging benefits, lean body mass and optimal body composition.  We often talk about high DHEA in the case of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) in terms of excessive androgen production in this sense the individual needs to mellow…

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Coping With Keto Flu

COPING WITH KETO FLU People transitioning to a very low carbohydrate diet sometimes experience mild, temporary side effects while their bodies adjust to this major change in their diet. The shift of using glucose as fuel to conversion of ketones as primary fuel source can have different effects. Some transition with ease while others go…

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Carnitas Breakfast Skillet

CARNITAS BREAKFAST SKILLET FOOD AS MEDICINE Meal planning gives you the option of batch cooking different ingredients and mixing & matching so you don’t get stuck in a rut. Doing your meal prep on Sunday (or your preferred day off) sets up your week for success and ensures you don’t end up with an empty…

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Blackberry Lime Coconut Milk Popsicles

BLACKBERRY LIME COCONUT MILK POPSICLES FOOD AS MEDICINE Citrus zest can be a great source of nutrients on a low carb diet as it is packed with immune boosting vitamin C and antioxidants.  It also provides potassium to help keep blood pressure in check and limonene, a phytochemical that may have anti-cancer effects. Using the…

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