Recipe Mondays

Recipe Mondays

This week’s Recipe Monday is all about meatballs for breakfast, cajun lunch, and chili! The great thing about these meals is that each of them will work awesome as leftovers throughout the week. This week also has my favorite website name so far “The Spunky Coconut”, be sure to check out some of their other recipes.

Recipes include!
Meatball Frittata
Cajun Garlic Shrimp Bowl
Pumpkin Paleo Chili

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Weekly Round Up

Weekly Round Up

Welcome to your weekly Friday Round-Up! Today is all about liver health, digestion, and immune support.

How does the ketogenic diet effect liver health
Benefits and pitfalls of NiacinDigestive enzymes
Interpreting your lipid profile on a low-carb diet
A delicious Nom Nom Paleo recipeSeasonal immune support
And for fun, my favorite rebuttal of “coconut oil is poison”

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How to get More Vegetables

How to get More Vegetables

How to get more vegetables into your diet is a complex topic but I will try to make it as simple as I can. Here it goes. Step 1 for eating more veggies is…. Cook them! Eating more veggies is easy, we try to make eating veggies complicated because we’ve been convinced that raw and dry is the best way to eat them.

What do you lose when cooking veggies? You lose a little vitamin C and some B vitamins, but you get vitamin C from fruit and B vitamins from meat. What you gain from cooking vegetables outweighs the loss, you deactivate bitter self-defense mechanisms that vegetables have and when you add fat, fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, & K are readily absorbed.

Make you veggies delicious! Cook them, slather them in oil or butter and add salt. Salt is an essential nutrient and if you have removed all processed foods, you likely aren’t eating enough salt. Every nerve in your body functions through the exchange of sodium and potassium. Salt is necessary for your body to properly absorb vitamin C and it is necessary for supporting thyroid health (not just because of iodine).

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How to Manage Histamine Intolerance

Histamine-Wine

Intolerance to histamine can develop through increased availability of histamine and impaired histamine degradation (1, 5). It is possible for the body to overproduce histamine in response to allergies, mast cell death, an overabundance of histamine producing bacteria, gastrointestinal bleeding or increased consumption of histidine and histamine through food or alcohol. Biogenic amines, such as putrescine and cadaverine, may also be involved in displacing histamine from the mucosal mucine of various cells throughout the body, which results in an increase of absorbable free histamine in circulation. Putrescine is a breakdown product of amino acids and proteins, it contributes to bad breath, the smell of urine and the smell of dead tissue, E. Coli also produces this compound. In high enough concentrations, putrescine can be toxic.

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The Ultimate Guide to Fats

Ultimate Guide to Fat

It’s time I shared the skinny on fats with everyone. Which fats contribute to improved health, which fats promote a decline in health and why. To this day we are still inundated with conflicting information from seemingly renowned sources.

All fats have a glycerol head and a fatty acid chain of varying length or carbon atoms, how fat is categorized depends on whether there are open bonds in the fatty acid chain.
Saturated Fat

Saturated fat has a carbon chain with no open molecular bonds. Saturated fats are stable because a hydrogen atom occupies each carbon molecule, meaning that all possible open bonds are closed or “saturated”.

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