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Resistant Starch: What is it, Why You Need it, and How to Get it



Resistant starch (RS) is yet another area where the Standard American Diet (SAD) is lacking. Americans average just 3-9 grams of resistant starch a day. Whole foods, plant based diets in developing countries get around 30-40 grams per day. Some experts believe our paleo ancestors consumed about 135 grams per day by eating tubers, roots, medicinal tree barks, and other wild plant foods.  Continue reading “Resistant Starch: What is it, Why You Need it, and How to Get it”

10 Ways to Sneak Nutrients into Your Diet without Taking a Pill

10 Ways to Sneak Nutrients into your Diet Without Taking a Pill



These days, with things to contend with such as soil depletion, food traveling great distances before it reaches your table, and processed foods that are stripped of nutrients, it can be hard to get the nutrients that your body needs in your daily diet. Although there are many ways to sneak in extra nutrients, I find that a small list is better for comprehension, so here are 10 ways to sneak in nutrients. Most of them you will barely notice! And, hey, if you only pick 2 or 3, you are better off than you were before. Continue reading “10 Ways to Sneak Nutrients into your Diet Without Taking a Pill”

Gardening: The Health Benefits The many health benefits of gardening #microbiome #guthealth #health #reclaimingvitality

Gardening: The Health Benefits

The calendar professes that it is spring. Although it hasn’t felt much like spring here in the Seattle area, I am excited to start gardening. Right now I have some seeds started indoors and we are doing a major renovation of the garden. We are taking out the old raised beds and converting it to a square foot garden. I am going to do a whole section of medicinal herbs this year! Continue reading “Gardening: The Health Benefits”