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Taking Time for Myself (10-minute writing)

This is a 10-minute streamline writing, more about them here.

I have always taken time to be with myself. I find getting away to be therapeutic, kind of my own walkabouts if you will. Where I just go, get in my car when the weather is right and the kids are cared for. I often don’t have a destination but will drive with the adventure of moving to wherever it feels right to go. Keeps me in the moment when I return to a more predictable way of living, where days are scheduled in days ahead and every morning feels the same.

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10 Ways to Avoid Group B Strep Infection in Pregnancy

Most pregnant women are not prepared for a group B strep diagnosis. I know that I wasn’t when my test came back positive at 38 weeks. At that point, I did not have time to reverse the condition and opted for i.v. antibiotics during labor. See here if unborn baby is at risk for GBS+.

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A Tale of Nori – best seaweed in town!

IMG_9122Nori is grand, nori is sweet.

Nori wraps rice into sushi like no one can beat.

This lean green machine is seaweed no doubt.

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Orange Chocolate Torte: Recipe for B.E.D.

chocolate orange torteI created this recipe for a Kentucky Derby event I catered awhile back for a client who was practicing a way of eating, called The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D). There were going to be many people at this event and my client asked me to make a dessert that everyone could enjoy; including her.

I set about the task of creating this recipe …. a chocolate torte with a touch of orange …. and one that would be delicious for all while still being B.E.D.-friendly. Excellent, one of my favorite things to do!

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Thanksgiving Stuffing ~ Grain-Free & B.E.D. Friendly

Thanksgiving Spread-edited

This recipe came about when I first started The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) and Thanksgiving came around. I could eat the turkey and vegetables but wanted a scoop of stuffing too. Bread was obviously out and most of the grain-free stuffing I found was made with nuts which didn’t combine well with meat. It wanted to adhere to food combining, a key healing principle on the diet, so I searched for an alternative. 

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Tips & Tricks to Make Traditional Milk Kefir

I’ve made milk kefir for years now and have learned a lot! Here’s some of my tips and tricks to help you move through the learning curve easier 🙂

This is a continuation of my milk kefir recipe. You may want to check that out.

#1) Make kefir with Body Ecology starter packets. They contain potent strains of lactobacillus bacteria and beneficial yeast that are hardy and easily make it into your intestines to work their probiotic magic ✨ These probiotics can help get rid of any pathogenic overgrowth you may have going on. And strengthen your digestion. Unlike most probiotics, the ones in this starter aren’t easily destroyed by antibiotics, fluoride, stomach acid, or chlorine. Worth every cent! And so much cheaper than any probiotic supplement you’ll find in the story. Way cheaper. read more

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Flax Frosting: Recipe for The Body Ecology Diet

This is quite possibly the most earthy and simple way to top carrot cupcakeswaffles, and even fill a layered cake. When you’re on a diet like B.E.D, recipes like this start to make sense and even taste good! 

Kids, and adults, who haven’t grown up on sugar will appreciate this frosting’s subtle sweetness.

I use lakanto here because it’s a sweetener that doesn’t feed harmful yeast or bacteria in the body. Making it a great sugar substitute for anyone with yeast or bacterial issues. Diabetics too, because lakanto doesn’t influence blood sugar or insulin release.

As with many of my recipes, I created this while I was on stage 1 of The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) to heal my yeast overgrowth. I wanted some sort of topping for muffins I was making, so I made this one…