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Prepping for COVID ….. Ready for Life

The last time I was this concerned about a health issue was October 2018 when I’d missed two menstrual periods and felt very much pregnant. Though excited, I was realistic at 44 years old and having put the boys’ baby clothes away and most importantly endured a serious prenatal condition in all three of my previous pregnancies which had me flat out with dizziness, nauseated, and vomiting around the clock. I couldn’t endure another pregnancy and felt nervous to be possibly so.

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BED The Body Ecology Diet

“Purple Potion” Recipe for Unsalted Cultured Vegetables

Purple Potion “the kraut without salt”

purple-potion-Thomas-logodCultured vegetables (cv’s) are made without salt and with raw vegetables and starter. What you get is a ton of enzymes, vitamins, and probiotics! I created this sweet ‘n sour combo for kids of all ages, especially those on Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D) for something fizzy and colorful …. in walked Purple Potion.

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The Body Ecology Diet

Getting Men Into B.E.D (Body Ecology Diet)

I interviewed my husband, Tomas, to help other couples better understand each other when one, or both, is healing with The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.). When I met Tomas in 2011, I’d been on stage 1 of B.E.D. for a year to clear a stubborn systemic case of yeast overgrowth that was causing multiple health issues.

I was nervous that by sharing my body, I’d be re-exposed to yeast and bacteria from his own health issues and need to start my healing process over again.

At the time, I was a single mother working as a therapeutic chef and placenta encapsulationist and studying nutrition each evening in a graduate program. I was busy. Working his health/dietary needs was an added strain I’d do again in a heartbeat for eating the body ecology way brought us into balance (in more ways than one). I wish the same for you and your own intimate relationships.

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A Safer Kind of Floss: Making The Switch

Most floss is toxic because it is made from nylon, a petroleum-based product, coated with a Teflon synthetic resin – think nonstick cookware – called PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene). Both are carcinogenic and can cause cancer, arthritis, altered immune response, thyroid disease, hyperactivity, hormone imbalance, and reduced fertility.

When I first heard this, I thought “how can a piece of floss cause so many issues?”

Here’s the short version of why certain kinds of floss can harm …. floss that contains PTFE can leave traces of chemicals in your mouth that will either be swallowed or absorbed into your bloodstream through the thin mucosa lining of your mouth; especially if you floss once or twice a day for years on end as many of us do.

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Salmon Head Stock for Strong Bones

fish-stock

Salmon heads are packed with tender meat and fat along the jawbone. They are especially prized for making fish stock as a base for soup of all kinds and contain vitamin A, Omega-3, iron, zinc, and calcium.

I was apprehensive to make salmon head stock. Though I had experience with chicken and other meat stocks, I’d never made fish stock and imagined the whole house smelling ‘fishy’.

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BED Body Ecology Diet

Zucchini Frittata Recipe (gluten-dairy-egg white free)

This savory treat is delicious straight from the skillet or the next day at room temperature. Eggs are the key player, but only the yolks as I find most people I work with have a tough time digesting egg whites. If that’s not you then scroll down for a version that uses all the egg.

I am all about making food easy to digest … hence the name of my business, Happy Bellies and this recipe does just that 🙂 If you can eat egg whites, substitute 8 whole eggs for the 12 yolks and omit starch.

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Cinnamon Kisses for The Body Ecology Diet ❤️

Cinnamon-Kisses

These kisses are easy to make, gluten-dairy-refined sugar free, and the perfect something if you are on The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.). When I was healing on stage 1 of this diet, I kept a stash (+ other sweet treats) in my freezer to nibble on when I craved sweet …. they are also great for the lunchbox.