Tagged: pasture-fed meat

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Chlorinated Chicken: An Omen for Brexit?

I’m angry and I’m wading into the deep-end of this ‘chlorinated chicken’ business with a passion! Let me begin by saying this… Any ‘expert’ and any lobby-led politician (Brexiteer or not) who explicitly (or tacitly) condones the practice of raising cheap chicken by defending claims that chlorinated chicken (i.e. bleached...

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Give Your Gut Critters a Summer Diet!

Our cheeky little Gut Critters (aka our gut microbiome) NEED a Summer diet!  They’re calling for us to calm the heat in our belly and transition from Spring foods to a Summer diet.  These smart cookies want cooler, moister foods which balance immunity, digestion, energy and weight and we need to listen...

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How I’m Beating Arthritis with Food-as-Medicine (2): What I would have said to my younger self!

Sadly, my younger self wasn’t able to piece together the complex medical and research jigsaw on arthritis and psoriasis that convinced me that food-as-medicine was the ONLY way of truly healing myself from a progressive autoimmune disease – psoriatic arthritis. IN THE FIRST POST in this series I shared how good it felt to know I...

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What’s Wrong With Your Summer ‘Diet’.

Wanting to trim up to look good in your swimwear?  Yes of course!  Wanting to lose fat and build muscle?  Oh yes!  Gearing up for the last minute ‘Summer’ diet?  NO. NO. NO! Many, many people make this common mistake and instead of effortlessly achieving the slim and healthy body they...

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Stress & Sleep are Toxic Bed Fellows (Detox? Or Not-To-Tox? Part 4)

Stress kills sleep.  Poor sleep kills health.  And who wants poor health?  Here’s why managing stress and getting restorative sleep is mission critical. This is Part 4 of the series: ‘Detox? Or Not-To-Tox? In the first three parts we talked about the tedious ritual of ‘detoxing’ and ‘cleansing’ and the longer-term restorative benefits of nutrient-dense,...

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Mama’s Italian Meatball Minestrone (Paleo)

Minestrone belongs to the “cucina povera” or “poor kitchen” style of cooking.  These dishes have rustic, rural roots as opposed to the more refined “cucina nobile” cooking style of the aristocracy and nobility. The ultimate cooking-with-the-seasons dish, there’s no set recipe for minestrone soups – indeed the word minestrone has come to mean ‘that which...