Category Archives: RecipEmail

say aloha to aloe

This week’s gut lovin’ ingredient provides soothing support:

and it helps you say aloha to easeful elimination

it’s aloe!

You’re likely familiar with the idea of putting aloe on your outer skin to soothe either a sunburn or an inopportune encounter with some fire—from the stovetop, the fireplace or your campground dinner. (I’ve always got a bottle in our house in both Portland and Hawaii.)

But can aloe actually provide some benefits for that internal skin as well?

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slip into summer with this gut lovin’ super herb

In our clinical practice we’re always looking to find the root cause of symptoms. That usually means starting with the gut. Since most digestion and absorption happens right in that organ, it needs to be in good repair. And repair we can!

This is why we’ve been focusing on our gut lovin’ foods all summer.

We’re getting right to the root of the matter, giving you the foods to clean and restore your ultimate gatekeeper.

This week’s summer lovin’ ingredient is all bark and no bite…

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root cause rescue remedy

I want to express my gratitude for the gut loving fun we’ve had together through the dog days of summer.

We’ve traversed the twists and turns of the small intestine with one ingredient after another for weeks now, exploring my favorite superfoods for root cause remedy.

Today’s no different as I have a new ingredient to reveal…

This week’s summer lovin’ ingredient gets to the root of it:

and might just cure your coffee cravings…

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get your digestive system into mint condition

If you’ve been with me through the past month or so, you know that I’ve made our summertime communications all about loving our guts with some digestive superfoods near and dear to my core.

I’ve been sharing ideas, ingredients and recipes that not only enliven your seasonal menu, but also support the organ system that so often begs for our attention.

Did you know that in Chinese medicine summer is the month of the small intestine? It’s the perfect time to bring in some special foods that do double-duty to nourish your insides while tickling your taste buds.

And, yeah, it’s also a good time for ice cream!

Can you guess where we’re going with this?

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go ahead. . . sow your wild oats!

There are ingredients we can include in our daily menus that have impact.

And this summer I’m on a mission to talk food as medicine…

As you may know, a few weeks ago I introduced the summer gut lovin’ challenge.

It’s an easy challenge. It basically involves trying out some surprising culinary ingredients that help your gut do it’s job a bit better.

Today’s summer lovin’ ingredient is a new twist on an old favorite…

it may surprise you coming from a mostly grain-free girl like me!

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love your gut with the tigernut

Two weeks ago, I introduced the summer SI (small intestine) challenge and we’ve got some great dog days of summer ahead of us to sink into this initiative.

Don’t sweat. This is a fun challenge. It merely involves trying (or re-trying) out some surprising culinary ingredients that help your gut do it’s job a bit better.

Food is medicine after all.

Today’s summer lovin’ ingredient is a bit nutty:

it may be new to you…

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the herb that loves your liver

The liver is your almighty organ of detox.

It’s working overtime to help you sort the pure from the impure.

Yet the liver is one of your body’s major multi-taskers. Just like you, trying to keep pace with modern-day living, your liver is charged with doing the same—all of what it’s meant to do and then some!

Let’s take a peek at the daily grind for your liver…

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Let’s Get “Macho”

You’re keen on tapping into your body’s wisdom and uncovering your best self.

You’re not ready to put your health completely into anyone else’s hands, as you’ve not found that approach to be very successful in the past.

You’re ready for the insights that will guide you in your everyday self-care, from your personal-best breakfast choice to your “baddest” beauty rest.

Let’s face it, you’re a bit macho in your know-how about your body!

And you deserve to be!

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my routine breakfast bowl

As we wrap up our granola-loving series I wanted to share one final favorite…

It’s the recipe that gives me get-up-and-go each morning. And believe me, routine doesn’t have to be a bore. I look forward to my morning bowl every day!

This is roughly my morning mixture but you can create what works for you. Don’t be shy. Mix and match to your heart’s delight. You really can’t go wrong. It’s granola after all!

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buckwheat (wait, it’s not wheat?)

Today we’re bringing back the grains. Gluten-free grains can bring a host of nutritional benefits to your granola bowl and we certainly don’t want to skip them if we don’t have to. The basis of today’s granola recipe causes some confusion in the gluten-free realm, namely because of it’s name.

Are you ready to get groaty with some buckwheat groats granola?

You may be asking: Are you sure buckwheat doesn’t have wheat?

It’s a good question!

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