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First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. ~ Mahatma Gandhi This is quite possibly the most difficult of the 1482 articles I’ve written on this blog to date since 2009. I just got off the phone with the producer of the popular The Doctors TV show to …

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My recent article comparing the probiotic potency and overall health benefits of kefir versus yogurt spawned a lot of emails to my inbox with questions about how water kefir fits into the mix. After a bit of reflection on the subject, I came to the conclusion that the topic really deserved its own blog post, …

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I was chatting with a neighbor recently about her first attempt at culturing a quart of yogurt on the counter at room temperature. This is tricky to pull off unlike kefir, which is easily cultured raw on the counter. Not surprisingly, the end result was soupy. The culture didn’t seem to “take” like the heated …

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If you’ve heard of the GAPS Diet, Autoimmune Protocol (AIP), or the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), you know that elimination of grains is a major step in reclaiming the health of your gut. But why? Grains have been consumed for thousands of years by many healthy, degenerative disease free ancestral cultures without an issue. Why …

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  By Carrie Vitt of Deliciously Organic In the spring of 2008, a simple trip to the dentist for a routine procedure turned my world upside-down. I went to the dentist because of a cracked amalgam filling in one of my teeth. I didn’t realize at the time that if you get an amalgam filling …

A Grain Free GAPS Birthday Party!

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By Melanie Christner NTP of Honest Body It’s our Maggie’s 10th birthday this week. Whew…her first decade! To give an indication of her personality, she holds the distinguished place of the “family fireworks”. This post is in honor of her. Much love to my dimple cheeked, blonde haired girl. A GAPS Style, Grain Free Birthday …

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We’ve had two major infestations of carpenter ants to deal with in the 22 years of living in our home. The first occurred shortly after we moved in. Our house was built in 1951 and sits in a semi-rural neighborhood with lots of trees, vegetation and moisture due to a backyard lake. Needless to say, …