Bone Broth... Food is Medicine

I started making bone broth as part of my healing regimen using the GAPS diet almost nine years ago.  I think of it as a total healing food, and it is what I recommend to all clients, even my vegetarian ones.   I remember those difficult mornings in the beginning when I was in so much pain, I could not even think about eating, let alone bone broth.  However, I knew that I needed building blocks to rebuild my gut.   I would ladle some into a mug and drink its golden goodness, often adding sauerkraut to give it a probiotic boost.  It gave me strength that was noticeable, and whenever my health falters, I go right back to a pure broth regimen.

These days I am not using just broth to survive like I did it the beginning, but practically use it everyday with most meals, such as for the base for sauces, soups, and I cook our beans and rice in broth as well.  Why is it so important to me?  Well, bone broth is an easy way to get essential vitamins and...

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Beet Kvass- My Healing Tonic

I love me my beet kvass… If you were lucky enough to read my first blog post, it detailed how I came to name my nutrition business, Purple Beet Nutrition.  So I won’t go into all the details here, but know that there were a few reasons, and beet kvass was one of them.

I came to beet kvass because I was in a healing crisis, and had read of the medicinal qualities of this ancestral fermented drink.  Beet kvass is actually my favorite fermented drink.  It is a healing tonic that strengthens the blood, detoxifies liver, aids digestion, alkalizes blood, and is truly a healing food… It has been used for centuries because of its medicinal value, and it is relatively simple to make. It is important to note that because it is fermented you might get a healing reaction from drinking it. For example, drink half a cup to start with, and then go from there. If you start to feel a bit funky, then don’t drink more, slowly work your way up from there.


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Healing Food

                            What is Healing Food?

Are you not feeling great? Do you wish you had more energy? Have you recently been sick?

                           You need healing food!

Healing Food is food that feeds and nourishes you. It builds and energizes you at a cellular level, to make you feel fantastic! This food is packed with vitamins and minerals, and known historically, to sustain cultures. Nutrients build the cells; cells build the organs; organs build the systems; and systems build YOU!

Healing food is real, nutrient dense food. It is the food that you find on the outer aisles of the grocery store, at the farmers market, or better yet, your own backyard. The time has come to reclaim the local economies with the food we eat, and gain empowerment in the kitchen. In doing so we are saying no to corporate food, and no to chemicals...

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