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Body Care / Podcast

Wellness Beets – Episode 4: Liver, Eating Out, and Dinner Parties Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSCome Chat with Us on Social Media! Brittany’s Facebook               Alex’s Facebook  Brittany’s YouTube              Alex’s YouTube Brittany’s Pinterest               Alex’s  Pinterest  Brittany’s Instagram               Alex’s Instagram    Preparing Liver: Liver is loaded with the fat-soluble Vitamins A, D, E, K (D and K2 more prevalent in grass fed sources) and a whole bunch of the B vitamins. It’s also really rich in iron and many micronutrients (magnesium, phosphorus, zinc) Great for skin health, gut health, and long-lasting energy levels. The liver processes toxins…but the liver DOES NOT store toxins (toxins are either excreted or stored in the fat of animals). Chicken and lamb are more mild.  The work simply sauteed in lard/bacon fat/ghee, with onions, garlic, and mushrooms.   Beef liver needs to Read More

Body Care / Podcast

Wellness Beets – Episode 1: Meeting Your Hosts, Emotional Eating, Dry Skin, and Kelp Noodles Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSCome Chat with Us on Social Media! Brittany’s Facebook               Alex’s Facebook  Brittany’s YouTube              Alex’s YouTube Brittany’s Pinterest               Alex’s  Pinterest  Brittany’s Instagram               Alex’s Instagram    About Brittany and Alex Read all about Brittany by clicking here. Read all Alex by clicking here. Our Whole Health Philosophies We’re believers in whole body, big-picture health. We’re convinced that the connection between the mind and the body is inarguable and stress management is as important as what’s on your plate. Additionally, we agree that both alternative/function medicine and conventional medicine play a role in disease management and overall health. Much more on this in future episodes! How to make good food choices and emotional blocks to eating healthy There are lots of factors that Read More

Body Care / Paleo

2015 Resolutions

Healthy is complicated. That’s why I created this site to share my journey. I hope it helps you become a happier, more sparkly version of you in 2015!  How are you committing to your health in 2015? Let me know! Leave a comment below and I’ll share my list in an upcoming post. 

Dairy-free / Export / Gluten-free / Grain-free / No sugar / Nut-Free / Paleo / Raw

Chopped Greek Salad

My grandmother is Greek and Polish. Her Greek side always dominated in the family though. So you’d think I would have grown up eating delicious Mediterranean food, but sadly she wasn’t gifted with the domestic goddess gene. She could make three good dishes, moussaka, baklava and Greek salad. At major family gatherings we only entrusted her with the salad. She added a colorful variety of chopped vegetables and a yummy lemon olive oil dressing. I always looked forward to it. In Greece, a salad is served with every meal. The trendy Mediterranean diet rises above the rest of the fads. It actually recommends eating real, whole foods and healthy fats at every meal. All of your foods are working for you. Colorful foods used throughout Mediterranean cooking combats the aging process. More color equals more antioxidants. We’re exposed to free radical damage every moment of our lives, the air we Read More

Body Care / Dairy-free / Export / Gluten-free / Grain-free / Paleo

Guest Post: Nutrient Rich Paleo by Alex of Dig Primal

I’m so thrilled to share a fabulously informative article by my friend Alex of!  Alex is an active food DIY-er with a nutrient rich paleo approach. As an anesthesiology resident, she taps into her science knowledge to create helpful resources for others wanting to get to the root of their health problems. Alex shares her real food recipes and insights for natural living. In this article Alex gets down to the diet principles and answers many questions people often have when they hear paleo. I love her approach to diet as a lifestyle, focusing on the whole body. Every single body is different and we all have to do what makes us feel our best. What is (Nutrient Rich) Paleo? I love paleo. But I think it can get a bit confusing.   Do you eat grass fed dairy or not? Do you include certain legumes in your diet or not?  Read More

Body Care / Dairy-free / Export / Gluten-free / Grain-free / No sugar / Nut-Free / Paleo

6 Tasty Sardine Recipes

It’s not easy getting enough omega 3s in your diet. Fish contains the highest amounts and we should be consuming at least three 4-oz. portions of oily fish per week. That’s a lot of fish! If we want to keep our omega 3 to omega 6 ratio balanced though, there is no easier way to do it. I wrote about the importance of this balancing act for combating inflammation in a previous article. Goodbye inflammation, hello sardines! Sardines contain more omega 3s than almost any other fish. These tiny fish pack in the nutrition. One of the very few natural sources of vitamin D, high in vitamin B12, selenium, calcium, Coenzyme Q10, iron, taurine, and protein, sardines are proven to aid in a healthy body. They’re been shown to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, alleviate arthritis symptoms, slow the growth rates of cancer cells, and even help battle Read More