paleo grain free granolaOne of the more popular articles on this site outlines the dangers of granola even if organic and low sugar. Granola or muesli made with rolled oats or other grains is not only very indigestible but potentially harming your long term gut health. Over time, frequent consumption may contribute to the development of autoimmune disease like allergies or worse.

Fit kitchen

By Fitness Editor Paula Jager CSCS

Fall is here, no doubt about it even here in sunny Florida, and I am getting into the swing of the seasonal shift in culinary pleasures in my personal fit kitchen.  It was an enjoyable but extremely busy summer.  If you follow the fitness posts on this blog,

lacto fermented coleslawI just love coleslaw, or slawwww as we say in the South.

Basic slaw, German slaw, Asian slaw – you name it.   It’s all yummy to me.

The primary ingredient of coleslaw is shredded raw cabbage. Unfortunately, as any woman who has breastfed knows, for those first few months,

Southern Recipes

By Fitness Editor Paula Jager, CSCS Owner of Crossfit Jaguar

Winters in Florida may be milder than the rest of the country but that’s not to say our culinary habits don’t go through seasonal changes. On cold days–especially busy weekends at home nothing takes the chill off better than smelling something delightful that’s been simmering in the oven all day.

Editor’s Note:  If bone marrow is not a food you’ve had the pleasure of trying before (it’s insanely delicious), take a quick peak at this video lesson on bone marrow which will show you how to easily obtain and cook this nutrient dense Sacred Food that is a huge boost to the immune system!  

bottle of homemade vanilla extractOne of the most lovely gifts I received this holiday was from my friend Lindsay, a member of the local buying club I coordinate.

She gave me this beautiful bottle of homemade vanilla extract shown in the picture to the right that she had made herself.  I was very touched and not just because I really love handmade gifts. 

sprouts and squash casseroleHaving transitioned my family to a Traditional Diet after being on the GAPS diet, I am always trying creative, colorful and mouthwatering vegetable combinations. The sprouts and squash casserole recipe below was born from the desire to present Brussels Sprouts in a way in which our younger children would enjoy them.

Brussels sprouts are not a favorite vegetable with my younger children,