Wellness Beets Episode #20: Potatoes, Rice, Travel Beauty and Barefoot Walking

News & Updates
Brittany is leading a Pickling Workshop – Saturday July 18. Go here to register. Or watch it live on Periscope, Saturday, July 18th at 2PM EST.

Alex’s updates on the Adrenal Health and Neurotransmitter Program 
And sign-up for the the August Nutrient Boot Camp here.

Alex also talked about the awesome FREE work-outs on Grokker.com

Paleo Gray Area Foods (potatoes, rice, legumes, dairy)
We talk about our approaches to potatoes, rice, legumes, dairy.  We go into our decision making algorithms and how we think about these foods in the setting of a healthy, whole food diet. Additionally, we address the role of elimination diets with these foods, the spectrum of dairy products, and the importance of carbohydrates for women.

Brand of Organic Beans with BPA Free Liners:
Eden Organics


Travel Beauty Approach
We try to consolidate and repurpose products as much as possible. Brittany travels with a large reusable water bottle that doubles as a source of hydration and for beauty routine help.  She also uses coconut oil for both a body moisturizer and make-up remover. For make-up she keeps it simple with Physicians Formula Mascara and Everyday Minerals powder.

Alex’s favorite multi-purpose products includes soap bars (see list below), ACV (for conditioner, toner, and drinking!), and shea butter.

Alex’s favorite soaps:
Chandrika Soap
Kiss My Face Coconut Oil Soap
JR Liggett Shampoo Bar


Barefoot walking and hard surfaces
We discuss transitioning to barefoot-friendly shoes, problems with constantly walking on a hard/flat surface, and how to work around limitations in your environment.
Katy Bowman’s shoe suggestions


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How to Make Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower rice is a great invention for nutrient density. Rice does not offer much in terms of nutrition. It’s purpose it to fill us up and leave us satisfied. If a vegetable can do that too then that’s my preferred option.

Rice takes on the flavor of any spices and sauces it’s paired with. Cauliflower rice acts in a similar way but I think it actually absorbs twice as much flavor as plain rice. I’ve served it with pot roast and all the lovely juices soak right into the cauliflower with none left to pool on the plate. It’s a sponge for flavor. This recipe can serve as the rice substitute for fried rice, rice casseroles, gumbo, soups or any rice-based dish.

While rice is not necessarily something to avoid all together. It is quite easy on the digestive system and will not cause the body harm. I include it in my diet once a week or so and feel great eating it. My advocacy for cauliflower rice is based on the fact that rice is filling and can easily take the place of more nourishing foods like vegetables. Bringing cauliflower into the mix of options allows for diet diversity.

This lower carbohydrate rice option is rich in sulfur, which is essential to the health of our cells. We need sulfur for the synthesis of glutathione, taurine and collagen, the binding of amino acids to form insulin, protection against radiation, pollution, and the effects of aging, as well as help to fight off bacterial infections. The consistency of cauliflower rice is similar, more on the mushy side of over-cooked rice though. If you like your rice more firm, add 10 minutes to the cook time and rotate the pan while cooking for even results.

How to Make Cauliflower Rice

How to make Cauliflower Rice

How to make Cauliflower Rice

How to Make Cauliflower Rice
Yields 2
Low-carb, nutrient-rich alternative to rice
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
  1. 1 head cauliflower
  2. 1 tbsp coconut oil
  3. 1 tsp salt
  1. Preheat oven to 365 degrees.
  2. Grease a 13”x9” roasting pan with coconut oil.
  3. Cut up cauliflower into small chunks. Place into a food processor until it’s the consistency of rice.
  4. Spread into the pan and sprinkle the salt over it. Bake for 20 minutes.
  1. For a crispier version, cook an additional 10 minutes.
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Why You Should Eat Sulfur-Rich Vegetables, http://www.marksdailyapple.com/why-you-should-eat-sulfur-rich-vegetables/#axzz3T8XEKHzb

Foods High in Sulfur, http://www.med-health.net/Foods-High-In-Sulfur.html