The Controversy About Grains

Free Chronic Headache & Migraine Summit – with expert speakers and online guides – July 10-17th Register now!(source) Have you ever started talking with someone about whether or not to eat grains and inadvertently started a controversy? Real/whole food advocates say to eat properly prepared grains because they’re so nutritious. Gluten-free folks are okay with any grain as…

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What’s Not to Love About Coconut Oil?

(source) You may have noticed how often coconut oil appears in our recipes.That’s because of my deep. abiding. love. for it. Why coconut oil? Coconut oil is a saturated fat that has, unfortunately, been falsely accused. For years we’ve been told saturated fat, along with cholesterol, cause of a host of health problems; the top three being…

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How to Soak & Sprout Beans (Legumes)

(source) Soaking and sprouting beans (a.k.a. legumes or pulses) is just as important as grains or nuts. This simple step makes them easier for digestion. How to soak beans (kidney, pinto, white, etc.) 1. Take 2 cups of beans, put them in a jar or bowl and cover with at least 4 cups of water. Stir in 2 tablespoons…

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How to Soak, Sprout, & Dehydrate Nuts

Do you like to snack on nuts? Who doesn’t?! They’re nutritious, rich in natural oils, and high in good fats. But nuts also contain numerous enzyme inhibitors which are hard on digestion and rob us of nutrition – unless they’re properly soaked or sprouted. Taking this extra step ensures that those wonderful nutrients are more readily…

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How to Soak & Sprout Grains

There are a growing number of folks out there having a hard time tolerating grains. Some discover allergies to wheat or gluten, but others find any grain bothers them. Add to it the controversy of whether or not to even eat grains and you’ve got a mess, haven’t you. So what’s up with grains? Many…

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