Nourishing the Body Machine: Nutrition has a price.

Can you imagine a trip to the grocery store? Of course, you can. It’s not that hard to remember the last time you visited the grocery store, now is it? I would like to share the story of a particular trip for me that turned out to be anything less than ordinary. This trip actually…

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Super Power Porridge

Prebiotics come from the plant foods that we eat and are a type of indigestible, insoluble, fiber.   This specific type of fiber is called oligosaccharides or inulin.  Prebiotics withstand the digestive enzymes and gastric acids of the stomach without being broken down and enter into the intestinal tract where they become nutrient sources for the…

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Avocado Egg Salad

Take your classic egg salad and give it a flavor and nutrient boost.  Avocado Egg Salad is a delightful surprise for the taste buds.

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Fermented Radishes

I’ve never really been a fan of radishes…until I let them ferment.  Now, I can’t get enough of these little crunchy gems.  Add them to salads, lettuce wraps, or just eat them straight out of the jar!

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Top Benefits of Cauliflower

As a member of the cruciferous family cauliflower contains an array of nutrients including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytochemicals, and fiber. Cauliflower has gone from being a “boring” vegetable to being one of the hottest veggies on the market.  From “mashed-potatoes” “rice” and even “pizza crust” cauliflower is making its place in the veggie world as…

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Granola

I have been making this granola every month for 25 of the 27 years that Dr. Jerry and I have been married.  It’s a staple at our house, a necessity that we always have in the pantry.  We even give it to our neighbors at Christmas time! Dr. Duggar probably has granola at least 5…

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How to Build a Support System for Healing

You may be new to functional medicine or holistic health care practices or you may be a long-time user of natural remedies.  Where ever you are on that spectrum, everyone needs a group of people who support you as you fight to heal yourself in natural ways. We happen to live in a community that…

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Keeping Cilantro Fresh

I love using fresh herbs in my kitchen creations.  It just seems like everything tastes better, smells better and even looks better with fresh cut herbs.  I grow a lot of my own fresh herbs but there are those that I haven’t been able to grow very well or grow enough of.  One of those…

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Elderberry Syrup

One of our favorite home remedies is Elderberry syrup. Researchers in Switzerland and Italy have discovered that the elderberry may have been cultivated by prehistoric man. There are also recipes for elderberry-based medications in the records dating as far back as Ancient Egypt where some Ancient Egyptians even had the tincture buried with them. Historians,…

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Our Top Wellness Gift Ideas

Sometimes when we are making changes to our lifestyle we need new tools to make it possible to get the results that we are looking for.

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