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Food For Thought: Nourishing Fats: Why We Need Animal Fats for Health and Happiness

When I bought Nourishing Traditions, I decided that it made sense to buy the other “nourishing” books by author Sally Fallon Morrell. I was intrigued by the title. Chef Pete Evans touched upon the subject of “good fats” in an episode of The Paleo Way. So I wanted to better educate myself about the truth and the myths surrounding fats. Nourishing Fats supports and expands upon the growing scientific consensus that a diet rich in...


What I’m Eating: Avocado Soup with Shrimp & Pineapple Salsa

By now, you know that I am obsessed with The Paleo Way on Netflix. On one episode, Chef Pete Evans whips up an Avocado Soup that requires no cooking. I don’t have to cook. I love avocados. I was craving shrimp. Sold! This recipe is so easy. Basically, you start by peeling and scooping out the meat from avocados (I used four) and put it in the blender. Then add broth (I used my homemade...


What I’m Eating: Homemade Chicken Stock

I am a little obsessed with The Paleo Way on Netflix. My gut flora insisted that I watch. I was mesmerized by the woman who was diagnosed with MS. She decided to try the Paleo Diet. She recognized that food was playing a negative role in her recovery. By changing her diet, her symptoms were mitigated. I was blown away. Many patients with MS can expect to be wheelchair-bound at some point in their lives....


Food For Thought: Bread & Beauty

Mary and Emma Kingsley, founders and designers at Lady Farmer, are two of my favorite lady farmers. The mother-daughter team launched the sustainable apparel and lifestyle brand in 2016.  While visiting their quaint and cozy historic farmhouse in Maryland, I was talking about the trials and tribulations of having Sarcoidosis. They quickly recommended this gorgeous book, Bread & Beauty, written and curated by Claudia Kousoulas and Ellen Letourneau. The book honors the legacy of the...


Food Not Food: BASD Wants to Rub Coffee All Over Your Body

This was my second year judging the Clean Beauty Awards. There will be a recap of the Clean Beauty Award winners in a few days. The best perk of judging is obviously trying out new products. Yay! This year I chose body washes and lip balms. I was super excited when the box arrived. It was filled with goodies from all over the world including bath products made from coffee. Not only was it made...

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