Quick, healthy one-dish meals

How often do you come home at the end of the day and say, “I’m way too tired to cook?” Over the years I have learned what I call “triage” cooking that allows me to make simple, healthy fresh food within 30 minutes. I’ll share more of my triage cooking in other posts. Robin Robertson’s cookbook, One-Dish Vegan: More Than 150 Soul-Satisfying Recipes for...
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Wheat Belly – OR Something Else?

Sue was absolutely certain gluten was her primary food issue. “I know I feel awful when I eat a lot of wheat, like pizza and spaghetti. Why don’t I just try eliminating gluten for a couple of months?” I have worked with many patients who were certain gluten (or dairy or some other food) was the cause of their symptoms. “My friend eliminated gluten, and she felt so much...
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Food Allergies vs. Intolerances

Food allergies are very specific inflammatory pathways: Immune globulin A, G, or E. Immune globulin A is concentrated in mucous membrane tissues in the gut. IgA allergies affect primarily the digestive tract. Immune globulin E is concentrated in the respiratory tract and the skin; hence, IgE reactions tend to cause bronchial constriction (asthma) and hives. Immune globulin G causes delayed...
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Essential Oils for Athlete’s Foot

Completely eliminating athlete’s foot can be a challenge because the fungus that causes this itchy, painful condition thrives in damp, warm, dark environment – exactly the habitat inside your shoes and socks! Recent research shows that a hot water bath (42 C, which is 107.6 F) for 20 minutes can kill 99.7% of the fungus. Adding essential oils dramatically increases the fungicidal...
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Children and essential oils

  Many people assume that essential oils are safe because they are “natural.” Remember that one drop of an essential oils is roughly equivalent to 30 cups of tea! Small children and pets are especially sensitive to essential oils because, unlike adults, they do not have  completely developed liver detoxification pathways. Never leave an essential oil diffuser going continuously...
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