The Necessary Breakdown

     We are one of “those” parents.  The ones who were told that our two year old was just fine and would catch up on milestones on his own time, only to be confused and worried when things didn’t change.  “Oh, he’s fine!  Some kids just start talking in full sentences.”  That might have been the last time…

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GAPS Faux Hamburger Helper

GAPS Faux Hamburger Helper Serves 6 Ingredients (organic/local is best): 3 Medium  Zucchini 1/2-1lb Grass Fed Beef 1 Yellow Onion, chopped 4 Large Carrots, chopped 3 Cloves Garlic, roughly chopped 1 tsp Cumin 2 tsp Oregano 2.5 cups of Chicken or Beef Broth Salt and Pepper Cooking Fat (grass-fed butter, ghee, olive oil, avocado oil,…

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What Can You Eat on the GAPS Diet?

     It can be overwhelming to change your whole dietary lifestyle.  The foods you once relied on as a staple are now gone (unless your staples are broth, kefir, and sauerkraut).  I have created two, printable lists that include what foods you can eat on the the introduction and full diet.  If you don’t know…

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Why Probiotics are Pivotal to Your Family’s Health

How it started. My husband asked me why we should supplement our children with probiotics if we were supposed to already have bacteria naturally in our gut.  At the time, I didn’t have an answer.  I just had a “gut” feeling that they were pivotal to my children’s health.  I’m the type that, when faced with…

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Which Sweeteners are Okay and Why

When we look back at every birthday party and celebration, baseball game or movie theater experience, there is usually one thing that we all use to heighten our experience, Sugar. From soda to cake, sugary foods are the epitome of indulgence and enjoyment. These experiences become markers in our memory, calling us back time and…

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Don’t Pull That Weed! Lamb’s Quarters and Toxin Removal

I grew up in the suburbs, where the amount of land around your rented house or apartment is enough for a dog to pee on, but not much more.  Now, with two acres, I have a gap in knowledge that I’m fast trying to close.  I’ve started a wonderful garden where I go to when…

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Is Chiropractic a Joke? An In-Depth Look at Chiropractic Therapy and it’s Affect on Autism

When thinking of chiropractic therapy, many people immediately become squeamish, distrustful, or just ambivalent.  “I can’t stand the sound my neck makes,” “I will never go to a chiropractor again,” or “I don’t need to see one,” are all common phrases on the topic.  In our culture’s view, it sits on a fine line between medically…

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Peanut Butter Fat Bombs

     No one understands the plight of having a sweet tooth with no sweets to eat more than I do.  Yes, sugar cravings are kicked in the tuckus on the GAPS diet, but I still miss those really horrible but oh so satisfying desserts.  It’s an addiction and nothing less.  Sugar has been found…

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GAPS Legal Kale Chips

I never believed I could make kale chips without burning them or turning them soggy.  After some recipe research and practice, lo and behold, the perfect kale chip! Not only are they beautifully green, but the kids devour them.  Kale is high in iron, B vitamins, magnesium, folate, potassium, and calcium to name a few.  Most…

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Big News and Crispy Pumpkin Seeds To Celebrate!

I have become the proverbial slow blogger.  Ugh. But not for long!  These past couple of months have been filled with appointments, paperwork, estimates, and diapers.  Well, significantly less diapers considering the two middle littles are now diaper free!  All of this work has gone into giving our four children new potties to dirty.  As of yesterday,…

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