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Some of the worst foods that are in the food supply are the fats and oils. We have been brainwashed into thinking that saturated fats are bad for us and polyunsaturated vegetable oils are good. Frankly, it is just the opposite. Saturated fats from pasture raised animals are critical to good health, as well as the saturated fats from coconut oil. [click to continue…]

Fat Tuesday: January 27, 2014

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It’s that time of the week when real foodies come together for a food festival! Fat Tuesday is the official end of Mardi Gras and here at Real Food Forager we are having our own Fat Tuesday Forager Festival!

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Recipe: GF Garlic Plantain Crackers (Paleo, AIP Paleo)

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In light of all the emerging information about the need for resistant starch as food for the beneficial bacteria, I am starting to incorporate some into my diet. I’ve spent years (too long) starving out the bad bacteria and now I want to feed my microbiome!

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Sunday Snippets: January 25, 2014

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Welcome to Sunday Snippets. This is a weekly feature that allows you to take a quick peek at posts that I loved from my FAT TUESDAY carnival this past week. I’ll also summarize some posts from my blog from the past week. If you missed some or didn’t have time to read the whole post […]

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A Common, Undetected Condition that Underlies Chronic Pain

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Pain medications are amongst the most written prescriptions in the United States today. Both classes, the opiate analgesics and the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medications have significant side effects and long term sequelae. There is a common, yet mainly overlooked condition that – once treated properly – can help to reduce and/or remove the need for […]

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Book Review: Everyday Grain-free Baking by Kelly Smith and a Recipe!

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I was so excited when Kelly told me she had a new grain-free cookbook coming out! I’ve been following her blog, The Nourishing Home for years and just love her recipes! Not surprisingly, I love the cookbook too!

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Add Abundance to Your Life with Oodles of DIY Selections!

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If you’re like me, you love the feeling of pride and achievement when you finish a DIY (do-it-yourself) project. I’ve been a quilter, a scrapebooker, a furniture refinisher, a costume maker and all around sewer over the years. If you’ve done things similarly – you know that the sense of accomplishment and fulfillment is pretty […]

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Fat Tuesday: January 20, 2015

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It’s that time of the week when real foodies come together for a food festival! Fat Tuesday is the official end of Mardi Gras and here at Real Food Forager we are having our own Fat Tuesday Forager Festival!

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Recipe: Plantain Chips (Paleo, AIP)

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As you may have read in my previous post, green plantains are a very good source of resistant starch. There are many ways to incorporate green plantains into one’s diet. This is one way to get resistant starch into your diet and to get hooked on green plantains as well!

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Sunday Snippets: January 18, 2015

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Welcome to Sunday Snippets. This is a weekly feature that allows you to take a quick peek at posts that I loved from my FAT TUESDAY carnival this past week. I’ll also summarize some posts from my blog from the past week. If you missed some or didn’t have time to read the whole post […]

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Get Rid of Your Pain For Good!

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Pain is always an indicator that something is wrong. It could be very straight forward, like a musculoskeletal condition from an acute trauma. I see lots of those in my office. But I also see chronic pain conditions that spring from other, more complex imbalances in the body.

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Why I’ve Added Resistant Starch to My Diet

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Resistant starch is a buzz word these days. Simply put, it is starch that is resistant to human digestion so it ends up in the colon where the bacteria can feed upon it. In this way, resistant starch directly supports the colonic microbiome and is thought to foster diversity.

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New Genetically Modified Soybean Oil Healthier? Not!

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There’s a new cooking oil called Plenish, made by Dupont Pioneer from genetically modified soybeans that’s being marketed as healthier, tastier and that lasts longer in the deep fryer. This is certainly a plus for Dupont and commercial users, but not for American public health – on so many levels.

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Fat Tuesday: January 13, 2014

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It’s that time of the week when real foodies come together for a food festival! Fat Tuesday is the official end of Mardi Gras and here at Real Food Forager we are having our own Fat Tuesday Forager Festival!

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Recipe: Butternut Squash Zoodle Sauce (Paleo, AIP, GAPS, SCD)

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Commercial pasta is simply wheat and salt. It’s empty calories and it is highly glycemic. Starches turn into sugar very quickly and raise blood glucose and insulin levels very rapidly. Using vegetables in place of wheat pasta is popular in Paleo and grain-free dishes. It’s so much healthier and not very hard, with the right tool!

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Sunday Snippets: January 11, 2015

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Welcome to Sunday Snippets. This is a weekly feature that allows you to take a quick peek at posts that I loved from my FAT TUESDAY carnival this past week. I’ll also summarize some posts from my blog from the past week. If you missed some or didn’t have time to read the whole post […]

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The Emotional Side of Food Cravings and How to Heal Them

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Most of us have food cravings to some extent or another. While some are not bothered by them, others are ruled by them. There are many approaches to healing from food cravings – the most effective have to address not only the physiology, but also the emotional.

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Mindset: A Key to Weight Loss

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I’ve been listening in on the Unconventional Weight Loss Convention and there seems to be a key point most of the speakers are expressing. Food matters – of course eating a real food diet is very important, but there are other aspects of weight loss that are just as important.

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Fat Tuesday: January 6, 2014

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It’s that time of the week when real foodies come together for a food festival! Fat Tuesday is the official end of Mardi Gras and here at Real Food Forager we are having our own Fat Tuesday Forager Festival!

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