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Are you always in fight or flight like me?

When my son was younger, I took him to a special therapist to deal with his Retained Infantile Reflexes.

Basically, babies have reflexes that they typically grow out of by the age of 1.  But for some reason, some people don't completely get rid of some of the reflexes.

Recently, it was brought to my attention that Z has a retained "Fear Paralysis Reflex" which means he freezes and then gets angry to counteract the freezing when he is faced with many ordinary daily tasks.  I...

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RECIPE: OMG, Make Ghee (Clarified Butter) in the Instant Pot!

OMG!  Ghee in the Instant Pot?  Yes!

In case you didn't already know, your Instant Pot can also be used as a Slow Cooker!  Some slow cookers with ceramic dishes have been found to have lead in the surface that touches the food.  Yikes!  But the Instant Pot has a stainless steel pan, so the surfaces that touch the food are free of lead!  Here's the Instant Pot I have. I really like how quickly the Instant Pot heats up when used in Slow Cooker mode, and...

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RECIPE: White Bean Green Chile Chicken Stew

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 3-4 cups homemade chicken broth
  • 1-2 cans (15 oz each) cannellini or great northern beans, drained
  • 1 cans (4.5 oz each) organic chopped green chilis
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded raw cheese (6 oz)
  • Chopped fresh cilantro, if desired

Instructions:

  1. In 4-quart saucepan or Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high...
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RECIPE: Breakfast Fruit Custard (Clafoutis)

This delicious breakfast is easy to whip up for a quick, nourishing meal.  It’s great left over if you somehow don’t finish it.

You can use any berries or fruit that you like.  We use frozen raspberries, or a mix of frozen blueberries and strawberries.

Ingredients:

1 cup berries
2 Tbsp coconut sugar or rapadura
3 Tbsp flour (we use arrowroot)
3 eggs
1 cup coconut milk, cashew milk, milk or cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to...
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3-Minute Stress Reduction: Silly Mouth Exercises

 

In the video, I share a quick and easy way to trick your brain into relaxing and reducing stress.  

Follow along, and share with those who may need it.

Love & Health,

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Why You Need to Reduce Inflammatory Omega-6 Oils in Your Family's Diet NOW!

The total amount of Omega 6 oils in the standard Western diet is way too high.  Humans need a balance of Omega 3, 6, and 9s and because of processed vegetable oils, we are getting way too many Omega 6 oils and not enough Omega 3s or 9s.

Elevated Omega-6 intakes are associated with an increase in all inflammatory diseases – which is to say virtually all diseases. The list includes (but isn’t limited to):

  • cardiovascular disease
  • type 2 diabetes
  • obesity
  • metabolic syndrome
  • ...
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How to Avoid Pain Killers After Minor Surgery (Like Adult Tongue Tie Release)

 

I had my posterior tongue tie release in November 2017.  I had prepared for a month beforehand by seeing my Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist weekly and doing her prescribed mouth and tongue stretches and exercises 3 times a day.

When it came time for the procedure, I used homeopathic remedies to help with the pain, swelling, and emotions that came with the procedure.  

Homeopathy is very dilute potency of an original substance.  The essence of the original item helps the...

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Why I Stopped Taking Probiotics

Recently, I’ve stopped taking probiotics!

Is it blasphemy? Or is there something to it?

I eat naturally fermented foods, but I don’t take supplements or give my son probiotic powders! Can you believe it?

I've been researching and trying the Nemechek protocol, by Dr. Patrick Nemechek, DO in Arizona.  He studies the autonomic nervous system, SIBO, and brain health. Here’s what he says about probiotics, and why I stopped. I’ve actually felt much better since starting...

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Post Frenectomy Day 2 - Adult Tongue Tongue Release

 
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The Nemechek Protocolâ„¢ for Healing Autism and Gut Issues

 

Above is a video about my and my son's experience with the Nemechek Protocol™.  

A friend asked me for links to the specific products recommended in the protocol.

So, without further ado, here they are.  If you substitute products, you are not on the protocol.  So stick with the tried and true products below.

People have asked how to measure tiny amounts of inulin as you begin the protocol.

You can get tiny measuring spoons on amazon.



To start, the protocol consists...

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