What are Healthy Fats?

What are Healthy Fats?

Many of us are starting to get the message that sugar is the bad guy, not fats, but are still struggling with which fats are healthy fats and how fats benefit us.

Deficiency in Healthy Fats can lead to:

-Endocrine Issues (Hormonal Imbalances)
-Depression and Mood Disorders
-Cardiovascular Issues

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The Importance of Pooping Posture!

The Importance of Pooping Posture!

Do you suffer from or have suffered from hemorrhoids, constipation, colon disease, ileocecal valve issues, or urinary tract infections? Research shows that squatting, rather than sitting, during bowel movements makes defecation more efficient and easier with less strain. Thus, helping avoid the above mentioned health problems.

Constipation and Hemorrhoids

Constipation and hemorrhoids go hand in hand as hemorrhoids are inflamed anal varicose veins that are the result of excessive pressure applied during hard to pass stools or constipation.

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Avoid Spike in Blood Sugar Levels

Avoid Spike in Blood Sugar Levels

Almost everyone knows or has heard the phrase “spike in blood sugar levels” and knows that it has a bad connotation, and rightfully so. So how can we avoid a spike in blood sugar levels? We can avoid a quick and dramatic spike in blood sugar levels by pairing good quality fats and proteins (i.e. grass fed meat, unrefined and cold pressed oils) with carbohydrates.

Carbohydrates are very easily broken down and absorbed by our digestive system. This means that when we eat carbohydrates alone, especially refined carbohydrates or simple carbohydrates, sugar being the worst, a spike in blood sugar levels occurs. Over time this will over burden the three organs involved in blood sugar regulation, the pancreas, liver, and adrenal glands. Fats and proteins are

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List of Fermented Foods

List of Fermented Foods

A common question that I get when I start talking about the health benefits of fermented foods is, “What foods are fermented?” So I decided to make a list of fermented foods.

You can ferment almost any food including vegetables, fruits, legumes, dairy, meat and fish! In order for a food to be fermented, beneficial microbes have to be present in the right environment including the correct pH and temperature range. Some ferments are anaerobic which means they are done in an airtight container without the presence of oxygen, as done in lacto-fermentation. Other ferments are aerobic which means they need exposure to oxygen therefore they are not done in an airtight container.

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The Health Benefits of Fermented Foods

The Health Benefits of Fermented Foods

Are you suffering from digestive conditions like irritable bowel syndrome, acid reflux, chronic constipation or diarrhea? Is your immune system over reactive resulting in autoimmune problems, eczema, allergies or food sensitivities to name a few? If so, fermented foods might be exactly what your body needs to feel healthy again.

Fermented foods are loaded with beneficial microbes (bacteria and yeast) that make up our gut flora. Maintaining this population in healthy balance is critical to our health, not only for proper digestion, but also for immune health, detoxification, and many other important bodily functions.

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Battling Allergies with a Natural Approach

Battling Allergies with a Natural Approach

Allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in America, with over 50 million people battling conditions like asthma, food allergies, and skin allergies year after year. Symptoms can range from slight itching to extreme discomfort and respiratory...

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What You Need to Know for Foraging for Food

What You Need to Know for Foraging for Food

With more than 115 edible plants found across the Midwest, it’s no surprise that foraging has taken on new trends: for people wanting to discover a new form of food source to tasting wild foods on exotic plates in our restaurants. The beauty of searching for...

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What Vehicle Is Best for Your Homestead?

What Vehicle Is Best for Your Homestead?

Living off the grid is something not everyone is attuned to. It takes grit, resources and a hands-on attitude. There is a considerable morality in wanting to do it on your own. To make bread from the wheat you have harvested and milled. To wear the clothes you have...

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