RHR: The Gut as the Second Brain, Group B Strep During Pregnancy and Unwanted Synthroid Side Effects

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In this episode, we cover: 4:40 The role of neurotransmitters in gut health and why it’s called the “second brain” 12:39  How abnormalities in gut-brain signaling and serotonin metabolism play a role in IBS 27:00  Everything you need to know about testing positive for Group B Strep during pregnancy 44:20  What to do about unwanted Synthroid side effects Links We Discuss: Paper – A Gut Feeling about GABA: Focus on GABA(B) Receptors Paper – Late-onset… Read More

Book Review: Sweet Potato Power

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You would think a book called  would be all about sweet potatoes, but author Ashley Tudor gives us much more to think about. While you will certainly learn a lot of about the sweet potato (along with some tasty ways to use this safe starch), you’ll also come away with a firm understanding of nutrition biochemistry (she makes it very easy to understand, I promise), as well as a guide on self-monitoring. The book consists of… Read More

Recipe: Plantain Flour Pancakes

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If you can’t tolerate grain or nut flours, this recent addition to the Meal Plan Generator is for you. Made with savory plantain flour, these pancakes are a perfect complement to an array of yummy toppings like berries and fresh fermented cream. You can buy plantain flour online if you can’t find it locally or even make it yourself! Type of dish: Breakfast Equipment: Skillet Servings: Makes 2 servings Ingredients: 1 cup plantain flour (buy online… Read More

Raw Milk Reality: Is Raw Milk Worth the Risk?

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Is raw milk worth the risk for you and your family? In this article, I present a framework for making this decision and provide two alternatives to raw milk.

iPad Giveaway Winners!

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Last week, I hosted a giveaway for an iPad 3 complete with Nom Nom Paleo’s great new app. The runner up also won a copy of the new app! For those of you who have been wondering about the winners, here you go: Congratulations to the iPad 3 winner, Stephanie F. – I hope you enjoy it! And another congratulations to Amy B., the winner of a copy of Nom Nom Paleo’s app. Cook up… Read More

Raw Milk Reality: Benefits of Raw Milk

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In Raw Milk Reality: Is Raw Milk Dangerous?, we took a closer look at the claims made by groups like the FDA and CDC that raw milk is “dangerous”. We found that, though the relative risk of becoming ill from drinking raw milk is about 9 times greater than it is from drinking pasteurized milk, the absolute risk of developing a serious illness (i.e. one that would require hospitalization) from drinking raw milk is exceedingly… Read More