Wellness Beets Episode #38: Sugar and the Holidays, Energy Robbers, and The Art of Pampering

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UPDATES
Brittany talks all about her Local Eats Project and how she’s going to be posting 1 recipe per month made out of local foods; she asks everyone who wants to join her to do so! Use the hashtag #localeatsproject on social media to follow along.  Brittany is also doing the 21 Day Sugar Detox/Whole 30 starting on November 30th. She’ll be doing an periscope and Instagram post each day on the topic.

Alex talks about finishing up the Toxic Home Makeover and the new Skin Care Guide her and Megan of GingerNewtrition have coming up. She also talks about her upcoming Periscope series (her handle is @digprimal over there) and how people can benefit from all that information.

 

SUGAR, ALCOHOL AND THE HOLIDAYS 
We talk about how we deal with extra temptations and indulgences in the holidays. We talk about abstaining, minimizing, and picking healthier options and how you can change between these choices throughout the season! We also discuss the benefits of focusing on making connections and being close with family and friends throughout the season…and why that can be better for your health than choosing stricter lifestyle choices.

Choffee Recipe

 

ENERGY ROBBERS DURING THE HOLIDAYS 
We talk about common energy robbers present at all times but often get worse with the holidays with visiting family, setting traditions, and your own obligations.  We talk about identifying, eliminating, and modifying energy robbers. We also talking about taking time to do these activities and then checking in with yourself over the course of the holidays (or in general). Brittany additionally discusses setting boundaries and sticking to them.

 

THE ART OF PAMPERING
We get into how we feel about the importance of taking care of yourself and setting aside time to pamper yourself silly.  We talk about the health benefits of this as well as how recharging it can be so that we can be our best for the loved ones in our lives. We share our favorite pampering activities, such as spa days (like this bentonite clay mask and revitalizing scalp treatments), dinners out, and curling up by a heat source with a book.

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Episode #37: Thanksgiving, Eye Health, Composting, and Sleeping Pills

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WILD ZORA SPONSORSHIP

Wild Zora Meat & Veggie Bar

Alex and I are always looking for nutrient-rich, real food snacks we can enjoy on the go. So we’re thrilled to have Wild Zora as an official sponsor of the podcast. A complete and balanced snack is more than just meat, Wild Zora Meat and Veggie Bars include a balance of grass-fed or naturally raised meats mixed with one serving of certified-organic fruits and veggies. Every bar is super nutrient dense and 100% real food. Go over to WildZora.com to check out all their yummy flavors and stock up on their high-quality snacks.

 

UPDATES
Brittany talks all about her Local Eats Project and how she’s going to be posting one recipe per month made out of local foods; she asks everyone who wants to join her to do so!
Use the hashtag #localeatsproject on social media to follow along.

Megan of GingerNewtrition and Alex have released the new version of the Toxic Home Makeover, along with an 8 week video mini-course that helps you implement all of these changes in a methodical and stress-free manner. Grab your guide and join us over on our Instagram accounts (digprimal and gingernewtrition) for the 30 day Toxic Home Makeover Challenge that we’re posting on every single day in the month of November.

 

EYE HEALTH QUESTION 
“Hi ladies! I’d love to hear your thoughts on how to maintain good eye health. I’m 28 years old but after my son was born last year my vision drastically took a nosedive. Even the optometrist is quite surprised. Even if I can’t reverse the damage already done, I would love to know what vitamins and minerals go into maintaining as good of eye health as possible. Thanks!” – Caitlin

-We answered by addressing nutritional options to focus on, such as omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins C and E, zinc, and vitamin A. We also discuss good eye hygiene with glasses and contact lenses and then dig deep into getting eye exercises to give our peepers a break from the constant screen time we expose ourselves to.

 

COMPOSTING
We get into the details behind all the different ways you can compost. We discuss everything from working with your local farmers market to keeping earthworms in your kitchen to building your own compost in your backyard! It’s easier than you think and can be helpful in cutting down on the waste you throw away.

Find the best composting system for you. Brittany’s article explains all the options:
 Composting: The Whys and the Hows.

 

SLEEPING PILLS 
We discuss why so many people are dependent on sleeping pills, including sleep disorders, sleep hygiene problems, and lifestyle considerations.  We then talk about natural sleep aid options such as melatonin, valerian root, chamomile, essential oils, magnesium oil, epsom salt/bentonite clay baths.

 

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Wellness Beets Episode #36: Trisha Hughes on GAPS Diet, Intuitive Eating and Pretty Food

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WILD ZORA SPONSORSHIP
Wild Zora Meat & Veggie Bar
Alex and I are always looking for nutrient-rich, real food snacks we can enjoy on the go. So we’re thrilled to have Wild Zora as an official sponsor of the podcast. A complete and balanced snack is more than just meat, Wild Zora Meat and Veggie Bars include a balance of grass-fed or naturally raised meats mixed with one serving of certified-organic fruits and veggies. Every bar is super nutrient dense and 100% real food. Go over to WildZora.com to check out all their yummy flavors and stock up on their high-quality snacks.

 

UPDATES
Brittany has put together a Thanksgiving Recipe Round-up that is going out to all her email subscribers. Sign-up so you can grab all these recipes in time for Thanksgiving!

Megan of GingerNewtrition and Alex have released the new version of the Toxic Home Makeover, along with an 8 week video mini-course that helps you implement all of these changes in a methodical and stress-free manner. Grab your guide and join us over on our Instagram accounts (digprimal and gingernewtrition) for the 30 day Toxic Home Makeover Challenge that we’re posting on every single day in the month of November.

 

INTERVIEW
In this episode Brittany interviews Trisha Hughes. Trisha is the creator behind Eat Your Beets, a website dedicated to wholesome & easy family friendly recipes. She’s paired her passion for feeding her family gluten free, nutritious fare while also making sure she keeps a healthy balance with occasional sweet treats.

An avid traveler, she & her husband love taking their 4 children on adventures & believe the best way to truly experience any new place is through their stomachs! She loves the art of storytelling through food and her images have inspired others, creating an opportunity for her to teach food photography through her ebook, Eat Pretty Things, & at her in-person workshops.

Trisha Hughes
Trisha and Brittany discuss:

  • Following the GAPS diet to heal eczema for her 1 year old son. He saw results in one week. You can read the full GAPS story here.
  • The intensity of GAPS detoxing and die-off period
  • The challenges of feeding four kids with one on the GAPS diet
  • How to prep travel meals on the GAPS diet – Read her article for more: Tips for Traveling While On GAPS
  • Where to turn to for community support and resources for GAPS diet. See the resources links below and Trisha’s article is a good place to begin too: I Just Started My Child On GAPS. What Should I Expect?
  • Meal Prepping vs. Meal Planning. Trisha offered a wonderful kitchen mantra when planning any meal, “Protein. Vegetable. Vegetable.”
  • Eating intuitively and not subscribing to one specific diet
  • Getting kids involved in cooking. Trisha says, “I’m not the only person eating so why should I be the only one cooking.”
  • Trisha’s kitchen wisdom and handy tips to save time
  • Staying inspired by eating seasonally

 

RESOURCES:

Resources for the GAPS Diet ebook – FREE – scroll down the sidebar of the page

The GAPS Class by Melanie Christner

GAPS Club by Sheila Walsh Dunton

Celebrate Harvest – Thanksgiving recipe ebook – FREE

 

Find all of Trisha’s recipes and resources on eatyourbeets.com and connect with her on Instagram and Pinterest.


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