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Elderberry Syrup

This simple, immune-boosting elixir can help prevent you from catching a cold, the flu, and other harmful viruses throughout the season. And if those germs do take hold, adding elderberry syrup might speed up your recovery.
 
While you can find ready-made elderberry syrup, this simple version can save you quite a few pennies. Extra pocket change AND healthier days...that's what I call a win!
 

Homemade Elderberry Syrup

 
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Cooling time: 15 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 3 cups filtered water
  • ¾ cup...
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Homemade Cherry Gummies

gut health recipes Nov 13, 2019

Who says gummies are just for kids?

Besides being cute and fun to jiggle, these gummies are seriously great for you. Store-bought gummies don’t even compare in terms of health benefit. In fact, those can subtract from good health with the additives and artificial colors they contain.

By using real food ingredients, you're giving your body quality nutrients that it knows what to do with. Ingredients that will support your gut, hormone, and immune health all at the same time. Win, win win!

These simple gummies contain:

Cherry juice to help increase your natural melatonin...

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Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce

Simple ingredients and packed with food-as-medicine colorful goodness. This butternut squash pasta sauce makes a great alternative to dairy-based cheese sauces, and it leaves you feeling warm, cozy, and nourished from the inside out. 

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
 
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

  • 2-4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 small butternut squash (or 1 medium, about 3 pounds total)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed or coarsely chopped
  • ¼ tsp dried sage
  • ½ tsp herbs de Provence
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • ...
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The 5 R’s to Heal Your Gut

So we talked a bit last time about leaky gut — when the used-to-be tight lining of your intestinal walls become leaky (think of a soaker hose leaking out water compared to a standard garden hose that keeps all the water in). Offending foods, medications, pathogenic organisms, or a continual bath of stress hormones, can all contribute to causing leaky gut. As a result, undigested food particles, bacteria, and environmental toxins can slip through your intestinal tissues and into your bloodstream. Nutrients can’t be properly absorbed, and all of these factors together can...

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Simple Homemade Coconut Milk Yogurt

If you’ve had to avoid animal-based dairy for health reasons, or for any other reason, you’ll quickly discover that some dairy-free alternatives leave a lot to be desired. And one of the hardest things to swallow is the price! Dairy-free milks, yogurts, and cheeses can be twice as expensive and sometimes not worth the cost for the other additives and flavor you’re getting. Or should I say, the flavor you’re not getting.

When I had to go dairy-free almost a year ago, most things were pretty easy to give up. I wasn’t a big milk drinker except for a splash in my...

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I Have a Leaky What?

gut health Nov 05, 2019

Have you ever had a leaky pipe… maybe a leaky faucet… or worse, a leaky roof? If you’ve ever lived in a home, chances are the answers to the above questions are all: “yes”.

But what about your own body? Beyond the leaky problems that plague homeowners, it’s possible for your body’s internal “pipes” to become leaky and a bit dysfunctional. This condition — referred to as leaky gut, or intestinal permeability, if you want to be technical — leads to more than just localized gut inflammation and malabsorption, but to all-over...

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