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Posted on January 22, 2014 by
This video has some of the pearls from Grain Brain! Take a minute to check it out!
Posted on January 20, 2014 by
What you will need:
2 cloves of garlic
2 sprigs of fresh dill (the flowered heads of the dill taste the best for these pickles, so use them if you can get them)
½ tsp coriander seeds
¼ tsp mustard seeds
¼ tsp whole peppercorns
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
2 cups of water
1 T sea salt
Here is how we roll
First, decide what size of cucumbers you want to make. I prefer sliced dill but the kids like the sandwich slices. Remember that the sliced cucumbers will ferment faster than whole cucumbers. Put them in a ball jar (or jar of your choice) and add your spices on top. Then, mix the water and sea salt together until the salt is dissolved. Pour the mixture over the cucumbers making sure that they are all submerged! Be sure and leave some space at the top of the jar. Bah Bahm! That’s all there is to it!!!
Top off the jar and let it sit on the counter for 3 days. Then put the jar in the fridge which stops the fermentation process. The pickles will then keep in the fridge for around 6 months!
You may see a white film or mold at the top of the jar–it is harmless and is just yeast from the fermentation process –just skim that off.
So for all of you hesitant to make your own Probiotics after reading that exhausting handout–this is an easy way to supplement your diet with some inexpensive fermented foods!
Posted on November 27, 2013 by
With the holiday week upon us —I wanted to get this out to you before you hit the stores with shopping lists this weekend. I just downloaded Sean Croxtons and Chef Lance Roll’s Paleo Thanksgiving recipes that are awesome —here are the links-
And for those of us a little culinary challenged—Sean and Chef Lance have a nice informative video here to walk us through the process.
Have a great holiday week!!! Let us all be thankful for good health!
Posted on November 21, 2013 by
Ok guys–I know you are annoyed with all the Gluten-Free posts and don’t really understand this crazy fad any more than I do! Here is our chance to check out the science behind the madness! This is a great opportunity to learn anything and everything you need to know about Gluten.
www.freeglutensummit.com <– Register Here
This is my Gluten-Free God’s (Dr. Tom O’Bryan) free educational summit that will give you everything you need to know and more.
This could change your life –I’m not joking when I say that I’ve had more than a handful of patients tell me they turned their life around by eliminating grains from their diet.
Have a great week all!
Posted on November 11, 2013 by
Here is a simple way to tell if you are addicted to sugar. If you are still hungry and craving dessert, bread or soda after eating a low carb meal including a lean meat, veggies and fruit——Bah Bahm!– you are addicted to sugar. Your brain is craving the glucose even though you completely nourished your body and cells with nutrient dense foods. Our buddy Sean Croxton from Underground Wellness has a great explanation of sugar addiction along with a few tricks on how to curb it!!! Happy Hump Day everyone!!!
Posted on October 30, 2013 by
Here is a quick video preview of Real Food Con which is something I am so excited about! As you all know, I have a minor crush on my Superhero Sean Croxton from Underground Wellness. The man has literally opened my world up to a dimension of health I had no idea that I would cross into when I started my practice over 12 years ago. There are a plethora of free podcasts with all of the top gurus in the areas of holistic wellness. His level of scientific detail is amazing but, it is also incredibly understandable. Real Food Con starts this week so I encourage you to go to his site and sign up!! I’ll give you the Cliff Notes version this week.
First: This video gives you some of the essentials with which to stock your kitchen—- from Amy Densmore.
Register here! Real Food Con
Posted on October 20, 2013 by
Ok–I’m getting on my soap box for this one. Recent research shows that prescription narcotic abuse has now superseded the use of street drugs. In 2007, 2.5 million Americans used prescription pain killers for the first time compared to 2.2 million whom used marijuana for the first time. In 2007, the drug Fentanyl (a narcotic 30-50x more powerful than heroin) killed more than 1000 people.
I admit that pain meds do serve a purpose in post surgical issues and in cancer therapy. They may even be helpful short-term in some chronic pain conditions. However, the root cause of the problem always needs to be addressed.
Recently, a fabulous patient with peripheral neuropathy turned me on to the use of compounded pain creams. Unfortunately, Cathy has tried almost all treatments possible including diet changes, acupuncture, physical therapy and traditional meds including Lyrica and Neurontin. She is morally opposed to taking narcotics and so she sought out a compounded pain cream. On her most recent visit, she proclaimed to me that this was the first treatment that had actually given her some relief. Much to my dismay, I had not come up with the idea first and so I have researched the best creams and begun prescribing them with fabulous results.
Please ask on your next visit if you might be a candidate for one of these topical compounds as I now have them in my arsenal of alternative therapies.
There are huge advantages to these products!
1. They are delivered directly to pain receptors
2. They are great for patients that have trouble swallowing pills
3. There are fewer adverse side effects
4. There is minimal systemic absorption
5. They target multiple pain receptors at one site
6. There are reduced drug/drug interactions
7. These are NONaddictive formulations
Posted on October 9, 2013 by