Introducing our classic wild kraut with a twist - fresh coriander, dandelion and juniper berry. Did you know dandelions are incredibly high in antioxidants; chock full of calcium, iron, Vitamins C, A, K, essential minerals: potassium, folic acid, and magnesium; and because they are a diuretic, they help cleanse your body of toxins? This wild edible is actually one of the most nutrient-dense plants you can eat - it blows spinach and kale out of the water! Roll on BBQ season, the new classic has arrived...
lacto-fermentation project #2 of the day: organic carrot escabeche. organic carrots, jalapeños, onions, filtered water, kosher salt, oregano, black peppercorns, & bay leaf.
was inspired by @wakerobin.cle’s uber yummy carrot escabeche and decided to try to make my own.
also got to try out my new @masontops #picklepebbles glass weights and #picklepipes .
Have you ever tried Preserved Lemons? If so, you’d probably forgo the lemonade the next time life hands you lemons. I assure you, they are worth the hype!
These beauties take little time to prepare, and give your food warmth and depth for up to a year to come. They can amp up anything from dressings to fish, chicken, dips, and more.
Everyone has their preferred method, and swears by his or hers. I encourage you to get your feet wet, try it, and adapt the basics to fit you. Many in my Moroccan family goes by thick-skinned lemons, while others swear by Meyer. Some recipes call to leave them whole, halved, or quartered. I tend to stick with family tradition- andddd I’ve never happened upon organic Meyers.
My preference is slices, as they lend themselves to ease of use for measurement in recipes. Another way to customize this is to add herbs, or spices to the jar. Here I went with Meyer lemons and rosemary. Get WILD and have fun.
Salt (My preference is Kosher @redmondrealsalt )
STERALIZE glass jars.
SLICE lemons of choice into ½” thick slices.
PLACE cut lemon slice onto a plate layered in salt, flip.
LAYER the generously covered salty slices into the glass jar, adding desired spices/herbs.
SMUSHLE the layers as you place them, squeezing the juice out with your fingers.
APPLY layer upon layer to the very tippy top- packing them in as tightly as possible.
ADD juice if necessary, but make sure that the lemons are completely covered in liquid.
LEAVE the jar in a cool, dark place to ferment for a minimum of 4 days; I go for a week in my cool climate
SHAKE periodically during this fermenting time.
REFRIGERATE for 3 weeks before use.
Known through many religions, here is a Deity that spans countries, religions and time.
In East Asian Buddhism and Taoism she is know as Quan Yin, Kuan Yin or Guan Yin.
In India she is known as Padme Pani. In all accounts she remains the same Bodhisattva of Compassion. ..
Her name meaning ‘she who hears the cries of the world.’ Her story tells of being a beautiful princess Miao-Shan who dedicated her life to religious practice and was known as a spiritual adept.
Her attainment of enlightenment saw her standing at the gates of Nirvana and at this time she heard the cries of the world and in her depth of compassion gave up her place and returned to world duties as the gift of compassion. ..
Her own depth of compassion was through her enlightenment in forgiveness. And in forgiving her own father for his cruelty. She has much to teach us all of her ways and is the one Goddess whose name I speak often asking for her depth of compassion to be mine. ..
In this we are seeking forgiveness. And mostly the greatest lesson for us all in compassion and forgiveness is to oneself. The gift of self love and compassion and forgiveness. In your journey of wellness - the journey that is self love, raise your glass to Kuan Yin in salutation to you.
🤷🏻♀️ Did you know that breakfast is truly the most important meal of the day? 🤦🏻♀️ SO many of us have it all wrong! We skimp or even skip breakfast and then gorge ourselves at dinner with a big meal. When in fact breakfast should be our most beneficial meal and dinner our smallest, because we have all day to digest it and use the energy! 💕 Enter P96!
It provides sustained energy, helps control hunger and curb cravings and has only 100 calories! Best part- it contains 20 vitamins and minerals and 15 grams of high quality whey protein and only 4 carbs!! It’s gluten free and Non GMO.
For the month of December, would you consider swapping your breakfast with P96? Adding veggies and fruits makes it more yummy and fulfilling while getting part of your recommended daily needs in as well! 💝 Friends, can you share your favorite shake recipe? #p96proteinshake#multivitamin#guthealth#protein#breakfast
lacto-femrentation project #1 of the day: ginger bug. fresh organic grated ginger, organic unrefined whole cane sugar, & filtered water. will feed this new “pet” daily for a week or so, then onto some homemade fermented ginger ale. #paleolife#guthealth#wildfermentation#picklepipe
When dealing with the dessert table/cookie exchange parties, be discriminating (a.k.a. #foodsnob ) Those cookies will make you feel awesome at first, and then you’ll crash. 🍪And so the craving cycle begins. So allow yourself to enjoy one good quality treat. I said one, not 3. 🍪
A few other ideas•Add in fermented foods as they help keep those good bacteria in your gut happy AND craving less sugar. •Get good rest, so you aren’t reaching for a sugar pick me up•OR practice some straight up willpower•
It's never too late to start working on yourself! A happy, healthy self!😀 Remember there is no magic pill that can make you all better or banish all the excess weight. No amount of elimination diets 🍕🍔🍟will be the key to your success, believe me I've tried them all! They all crash and fail in time. Can you honestly say that I will never again eat that (fill in the blank) ever again in my life!🛇 No, never!! 🍰🍨it just can't happen. That's why everything needs to be in moderation. Moderation and determination are your keys to success!!🤗✅✔
Happy Sunday! Tomorrow is day 1 of BOGO week! This is a GREAT chance to stock up on all your favorite oils and try some new ones for FREE!
There will be a different BOGO deal each day! This is where I will be posting the info on each day's BOGO so be sure to check in here each day! If you know someone who would be interested in participating in BOGO week, please tag them to this post! 😄
I can't wait to see the what's coming!! What oils do you hope to see???
One of my most faithful go to supplements. Tyrosine is an amino acid, found in high protein foods. It is responsible for the creation of anti-depressant, energizing and focusing catecholamines (dopamine and norepinephrine) in the brain. It can become depleted VERY easily from stress, not eating enough protein and consuming caffeine (even small doses). I've found over the years that that traveling and changing time zones noticeably lowers my catecholamines. A week or two of tyrosine is usually enough to perk me back up. It crosses the blood brain barrier quickly and effortlessly when consumed on an empty stomach. Then I tamper off and maintain those levels with a protein rich, traditional diet! Make sure not to take it at night 😉
Need any Thanksgiving recipe ideas? I got you covered!👩🍳Check out my Pumpkin Spice Soup recipe for an aromatic and flavorful addition to any holiday table. I made this soup with @brothmasters incredible bone broth topped with @redmondrealsalt Sea Salt and @primalkitchenfoods Avocado oil so it’s not only cozy but nourishing to the gut as well! Also, having a soup made with bone broth is an excellent idea to have with your holiday meal as broth aids in digestion, reducing the feeling of bloating and discomfort after meals. Check out the full recipe on my website along with all of my other Thanksgiving favorites like my Sausage Cranberry Wild Rice Stuffing and my Green Bean Casserole...link in profile! Enjoy!💛💛
Happy Sunday babes 😘 What’s your goal for the week?? .
It’s another busy one for me and my goals are:
✨get my workouts in ✨sleep in if I can because this weekend was no joke! ✨ eat healthy (9 weeks until 💍 so it’s crunch time) ✨ and finally BE KIND and take time to appreciate others when life gets busy!! Last week a coworker called me just to tell me how much he appreciated what I do and it MADE MY DAY! 💕
Why I recommend the probio5 and bio cleanse. This info is so insightful and helps us to realize that gut health is so important. The biggest majority of people suffer from candida overgrowth but have no idea.
Google Candida.... You might be wondering, What on earth is candida? Candida is a fungus, which is a form of yeast, and a very small amount of it lives in your mouth and intestines. Its job is to aid with digestion and nutrient absorption but, when overproduced, candida breaks down the wall of the intestine and penetrates the bloodstream, releasing toxic byproducts into your body and causing leaky gut. This can lead to many different health problems, ranging from digestive issues to depression.
How do you get candida overgrowth?
The healthy bacteria in your gut typically keep your candida levels in check. However, several factors can cause the candida population to get out of hand:
Eating a diet high in refined carbohydrates and sugar (which feed the yeast)
Consuming a lot of alcohol
Taking oral contraceptives
Living a high-stress lifestyle
Taking a round of antibiotics that killed too many of those friendly bacteria
Here are 10 common candida symptoms
Skin and nail fungal infections (such as athlete’s foot or toenail fungus)
Feeling tired and worn down or suffering from chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia
Digestive issues such as bloating, constipation, or diarrhea
Autoimmune disease such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Lupus, Psoriasis, Scleroderma or Multiple sclerosis
Difficulty concentrating, poor memory, lack of focus, ADD, ADHD and brain fog
Skin issues such as eczema, psoriasis, hives, and rashes
Irritability, mood swings, anxiety, or depression
Vaginal infections , urinary tract infections, rectal itching or vaginal itching
Severe seasonal allergies or itchy ears
Strong sugar and refined carbohydrate cravings
A little leftover action today. Roasted turkey breast with squash and spinach. Seasoned with a little coconut aminos and salt and pepper. .
I love garlic and onion powder but they are huge triggers for IBS so I have given them up for now 😕. Using coconut aminos with S&P adds great flavor and I almost don’t miss my onion and garlic 😉.
I HAVE to share this and you NEED to read this......... Read what Kim posted on her Plexus journey ....
"I am so thrilled at what a difference a year can make! My Plexiversary was in August. Before I started plexus I had a running list of issues .
-Rapidly gaining weight
-very unhealthy gut due to celiac
-Horrible symptoms after being gluten (a 10 day illness of exhaustion, belly troubles and migraines )
-Addiction to diet pop
-Extreme exhaustion after one workout and which I would never do this 2nd day because my body was simply too exhausted
-Constant fatigue and sleepiness
-Tingling in my hands and arms a lot
-Couldn't wear my wedding rings for more than 4 days at a time because my hands would swell and then I would half to take them off .
Now that I have been on plexus for a year let me tell you what's going on in my body!
❤ I am no longer rapidly gaining weight
❤ I am no longer drinking pop at all , And after 2 weeks I couldn't even stand the taste of it anymore
❤ I have a gut that looks normal again. So much so the doctors can't even tell I have celiac disease !
❤ If I Get gluten symptoms they only last 3 days, Are so much more mild and I can actually function !
❤ I don't crave carbs anywhere near like I did
❤ I have been working out for a few months at least 3 to 5 days a week and being consistent
❤ I am not always fatigued or sleepy
❤ I can wear my rings every single day and have since month 2 on plexus!
❤ I am amazed at what these products have done for me! When I look at the photo on the left I see inflammation and puffiness! Plexus has been amazing for my life and others lives who are living with chronic pain, Stomach issues, skin issues and so much more I strongly urge you, if you haven't yet to try plexus you are worth it !!
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My trippy BLUE WATER 💦 imprinted with self reflection haha! 😆😉 yesterday my partner made us this high vibed wild blueberry mineral water, the mineral water we collect straight outta mama earth near our property, it is cold crisp & properly structured & effervescent, everyday we’re so grateful for this water, it’s one of the main reasons we ended up living were we do 🙏🏼Remember to always drink good water, so it’s like medicine, from fresh fruit & veggies or clean sourced, not from the tap! 💧
Lesson: just because something is a superfood (açaí) and is Organic and natural...doesn’t make it healthy! ❌
This 10z. Açaí juice is an organic #sugarbomb . 💣💣💣
It’s all about maintaining stable blood sugar throughout your day. This will enable you to:
- lose & maintain a healthy weight
- have more energy, avoid those 3pm energy dips
- sleep soundly all night
- keep your hormones happy
Luckily, it’s not complex. The right mix of fat + fiber + protein is key! ✅✅
I’ll be teaching this (and more!) during the 14 Day Post Thanksgiving Detox.🙌🏾🙌🏾
For $47, you can give yourself the TLC it deserves...💖💖
-Let go of that yucky bloated feeling. -Have better poops 💩 -Release the built up fat storage
-Learn how to read labels and avoid #sugarbombs
-Join a community of others on the same journey
-Learn easy strategies you can do right now that can change the trajectory of your health
-Feel completely supported
-Receive the accountability you need to follow through :
And there are awesome BONUSES if you join before Wednesday at midnight, EST.💥💥
Registration link in bio above @helpingbodiesheal :
Probio5 -ridiculously good sleep!!! Sleep??? Whats that???
I used to never understand how I never could get a good night rest, from waking up in the middle of the night to go pee or not being able to get comfortable. I was always tossing and turning. Jose saids good night and goes right to sleep. I never understood how I always had difficulty falling asleep, UNTIL I discovered Probio5. This probiotic has been a life changer for me and along with many other health benefits it has made my sleep even better. I am finally getting a good night rest! I am finally sleeping better than ever! I am able to wake up and not have to set an alarm. I feel well rested! I am no longer needing to nap during the day! I love being able to get the sleep I need and feel great , while helping my body too.
Need better sleep? Here’s some info on why this probiotic helps with a restful nights sleep.... 😴😴Probio5 and Sleep - the bacteria in your gut process (make) 95% of your Serotonin. Your body then takes the Serotonin & converts it to Melatonin. Melatonin is what your body makes to put you to sleep. Plus, your cortisol has to naturally lower at night for sleep. Your gut has a big part in this as well because if you eat foods that cause inflammation or you are sensitive to, your Cortisol will rise in an effort to lower the inflammation. You must have MORE Melatonin than Cortisol to stay asleep all night. So, Probio5 lowers Cortisol & helps your body be able to make Melatonin.
It’s time to talk donuts and mindset🤔🤙So today for lunch I had 1.5 donuts...🙄Yup!!! That’s right. This nutrition coach ate donuts for lunch 😎 I enjoyed it, thank you very much. 🙏😬 .
So for many many years, whenever I restricted my diet (which was often) and I had a craving for something that I considered a “bad” food, I would end up indulging which carried into indulging the rest of the day... then the rest of the week.... followed by the rest of the month. It was never one special occasion or treat. It always turned into much more. 😞
Nowadays it’s different. Today I enjoyed the donut, then moved on. I finished running my errands, went for my planned 4 mile walk and was able to sit down and do my meal prep for the Thanksgiving week 💕and enjoy a Matcha 🍵 I made some dinner (although a bit less because I wasn’t as hungry 🤣) and enjoyed it with the fam! The rest of my day was not effected because of this one food choice like it had been in my past.
Do you see the difference? My old mindset made me feel like a loser, and a failure but after years of slowly changing the perspective, I can enjoy an indulgence, keep it moving and eliminate tons of self hate I inflicted on myself. 90% of the time I eat to nourish my body and the other 10% of the time is simply what I choose on random days. It doesn’t define me. Not as a human and also not as a coach. .
This is the beauty of finding our balance and rest assured I am on the journey with you! ✌️
My friend Jackie produces her own vegetarian 🥗 cooking show, eats right 🍎drinks kombucha, exercises🏃🏼♀️went back to school and became a certified nutritionist and learned the importance of gut health 📚 She Did. All.The.Right.Things. But she was still silently suffering. She couldn't sleep at night😴 was unable to lose weight no matter how much she tried and she just wasn't the best version of herself for her hubby and kids😥 Snappy, on edge, tummy problems, exhausted......this was her NORM.
So when she saw her friends sharing about Plexus she immediately put her hands✋🏼 up and said "no thanks I'm doing all the right things" But she watched, she became educated rather than opinionated. Then something happened, she was tired 😴 of her "norm" and she began her journey of health & happiness and hasn't looked back! This weekend she shared with some of us what life was like before she started and she was in tears 😭 remembering how she once lived, how her kids once lived with a Mom who wasn't the best she could be and then she thanked our friend SÅmi Ubrun for changing her life!
You guys, YES eating right and exercise is essential to our overall health! (Duh🙄) But let's face it, the air we breathe 💨the quality of our foods, alcohol 🍺 antibiotics, stress, lack of sleep 💤 It ALL plays a HUGE role in our health and especially our gut health!
Don't think that being sick 😷 and tired all the time is because you're a parent, or that you're getting older or this or that.....our bodies talk my friends, it's up for us to pay attention and listen👂🏼 This is just 👆🏼 of the thousands, YES thousands of people who are getting their health back on track and improving their quality of life! I promise you, your health is an investment that you don't wanna skip out on❤️#vegetarian#nutritionist#guthealth#eatright#excercise#health#happiness#startswithin#mom#tiredmom#sadmom#happymom#kombucha#probiotics#prebiotics#antibiotics
Are you in a state of DYSBOSIS? 🤔
Ask yourself these questions:
Do I have a digestive problem?
Do I have known or unknown vitamin deficiencies?
Do I have notable feelings of sadness?
Do I have an impaired or faulty immune system?
Do I struggle with skin conditions?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, it's possible your body is in a state of DYSBIOSIS. The microbes living inside our bodies were designed to work together in a balanced manner. Unfortunately there are many factors that can contribute to this state of DYSBIOSIS: -antibiotic use
-use of other medications
Resulting in symptoms like:
•diarrhea, heartburn, constipation
•weightloss or weight gain
•food allergies, sensitivities, intolerances
•sugar cravings (including alcohol) •iron deficiency
•learning difficulty •mental fog
Did you know? •women are 2-3 times more likely to be diagnosed with a digestive disorder than men. •in the US, it is estimated that over 30 million people suffer from an imbalance in the GI tract! #guthealth#liveyourbestlife
NEW PRODUCT ALERT!!!!! 🤭 This coming THURSDAY @thehappymammoth is launching a revolutionary new gut health product which is great for promoting healthy skin, hair and nails, healing the gut lining and promoting a sweet sweet environment for the good bacteria to flourish in your gut. We are doing a limited run so keep your eyes peeled 👀💚 tag your best pals so they don’t miss out 🙈
You know those foods that you hated as a kid but love now? That’s me and kimchi! My korean grandma would always try to feed it to me but I hated it! Then, when I became pregnant with my first, I craved kimchi almost every day! Luckily, I have a wonderful grandma that will make it for me and this special batch came with her straight from Korea! She spent the past month in Pusan, Korea with family and brought back a lot of wonderful goodies and this fresh batch of kimchi was one of them!
During this pregnancy I have continued to work on my gut health but not only mine- the baby’s gut health too! Your body will naturally start producing more Lactobacilli “good bacteria” when you’re pregnant but it’s even better if you can consume more through foods too! Fermented foods is where all this good bacterial can be found and of course kimchi is one of them! Some other options are sauerkraut, pickled veggies, kombucha, yogurt, & kefir. Starting your baby off with good gut health is one of the best things you can do for their future health ❤️ Did you know know your gut health is established by the age of two?! 😱
What’s your favorite fermented food?