Dig Deep: Give Up the Dairy

  Dairy is a tough one for a lot of people. We love it, but it doesn’t always love us back. Dairy products such as milk, cheese and ice cream tend to be “binding” foods that cause constipation in many people. Dairy is also one of the top food sensitivity culprits—75% of the world’s population ... Read More

Binge season is around the corner!

Hi there, I know, I know.. the holidays are startingand the boozing and chocolate are aboutto take-off in full swing. Social holiday eventsbetween work, family, and friends often lead totighter clothes and stronger cravings. Then January comes and gyms get crowdedand fad diets resurface. You may embrace thisseason and say “let the good times roll”. But maybe you hate yourself for it.You’d like ... Read More

Probiotics, minerals + your colon: a love story

When you’re struggling with chronic constipation, you might need a little something to get “over the hump” before you begin to address longer-term changes. One of the best ways to get things moving quickly is to take supplemental magnesium citrate. Magnesium is our body’s great relaxer. It will not only relax your nervous system, but it ... Read More

Constipation’s mortal enemy: Water

T H E C O N S T I P A T I O N  S E R I E S  2 / 9 When we say that constipation is not “normal,” that’s not entirely true. The truth is, constipation is far too common in Americans. Another thing that’s typical for Americans? We don’t drink enough water. Yes, fiber is ... Read More

Bean-Free Hummus

Ingredients: 2 whole zucchini, size medium-large, ends trimmed and sliced into 1” chunks 3/4 cup tahini (sesame seed butter) 1/3 cup lemon juice with fresh pulp (don't use bottled) 1/2 tsp lemon zest 4 whole cloves garlic 2 rounded tbs ground flaxseed 1-2 tsp unrefined sea salt 1/2 tbs ground cumin Directions: Place all ingredients ... Read More

No-sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients: 3 large, ripe bananas, well mashed (about 1 1/2 cups) 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 cup coconut oil, barely warmed to liquid state 2 cups rolled gluten-free oats 2/3 cup almond meal 1/3 cup coconut, finely shredded & unsweetened 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp fine grain sea salt 1 tsp baking powder 6-7 oz ... Read More

Simple Green Juice

Ingredients: 1 bunch parsley 2 cucumbers, leave the peel on 1 lemon, remove yellow part of skin Directions: Push parsley, cucumbers and lemon through a juicer. Serve. Vegan/Veg/GF/DF/Paleo   Borrowed from Elana'sPantry ... Read More

Paleo Pecan Pie

Ingredients:   Crust: 2 cups walnuts 3 cups pitted dates 1 cup coconut flakes, finely ground Filling: ⅔ cup filtered water 1 cup raw pecans, soaked about 15 minutes 1 cup organic Thompson raisins 1 tbs vanilla extract 1 tsp nutmeg Stevia to taste 1 tsp Celtic sea salt Directions: Pit the dates yourself, extracting ... Read More

Chocolate Nut Butter Cups

Ingredients: ⅓ - ½ cup vanilla almond butter, chilled for 24 hours 1 tablespoon golden flaxmeal 1 cup unsweetened dark chocolate chips Directions: Stir flax meal into vanilla almond butter. Melt chocolate in a small pan over very low heat; you can use a double boiler if you wish and temper the chocolate. Using a ... Read More

Toasted Coconut Butter Bites

Ingredients: 3 cups unsweetened coconut flakes ½ cup butter (1 stick) 3-6 drops liquid stevia (optional) Directions: Over medium low heat, melt butter in a 12-16" skillet. Add coconut flakes to melted butter, and stir to coat. Continue stirring until coconut has turned a light golden color, being careful not to burn. If any of ... Read More