Grain Free Banana Bread

INGREDIENTS: 2 ripe bananas, mashed with a fork ¼ cup raw honey or organic maple syrup 4 eggs ¼ cup organic grass-fed butter 1 tsp vanilla ½ cup coconut milk ½ cup coconut flour ½ cup tapioca starch ½ tsp baking soda ½ tsp aluminum free baking powder ½ tsp Himalayan salt ½ tsp cinnamon INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat oven to 365 F. Prepare a small bread loaf or muffin pans by greasing liberally with butter. By hand or with an electric mixer, combine the bananas, sweetener, eggs, butter, vanilla and coconut milk. In a separate [...]

Oregano Leaf Tea

Every morning I like to have a cup of Oregano Leaf Tea. I buy it organic in bulk. Most of us use Oregano OIL… and yes – its mighty powerful! But the tea is a wonderful way to start your day, every day. Here are some of its benefits: First, Oregano Leaf is a wonderful anti fungal and antibacterial. A cupful of oregano tea is an excellent anti-bacterial dose for the entire day. This particular mountain herb consists of oils [...]

Homemade Coconut Milk Ice Cream

INGREDIENTS: Base: 14 oz – 100% Coconut Cream  (AROY-D Coconut Cream is my favorite) OR 1 can of Full Fat Coconut Milk (13.5 oz) 3 frozen bananas or ½ c coconut sugar pinch of sea salt Flavors: Add 1-1/2 tsp almond extract, 1 vanilla bean or 1 tsp vanilla extract, Peppermint extract, or banana or citrus extracts. Optionals: 1 Tbsp Arrowroot Powder, 1-2 range-free raw eggs, wild organic blueberries, Fermented Milk Kefir etc. INSTRUCTIONS: Combine base ingredients in a blender. It will be thick. When you pour it into [...]

Homemade Bath Salts

Nourishing from the minerals, this bath salt recipe is so relaxing it should be used just before bed. An occasional soak in these salts can be done when feeling under the weather or generally exhausted. Recently I worked long hours outside and when I woke up the next morning my neck was ‘stuck’. I felt all jammed up – so I immediately got into a bath just like this and laid so that my shoulders/neck were in the water [...]

Common Drugs Hurt Your Brain

Benadryl, Demerol, Dimetapp, Dramamine, Paxil, Unisom and VESIcare… any of these ring a bell with you? As a health practitioner for 14 years I hear stories every single day of why one of these drugs (or others) are needed on a daily basis. When I question further about the exact symptoms and when they began – that is where things become muddy. Sometimes so many dominoes have fallen, that it is hard to find our way back to the [...]

Hemorrhoids and You

Hemorrhoids are veinous cushions around the anal opening which can be internal or external. Almost 50% of the Western population develops unhealthy hemorrhoids at some point in their lives, and in my profession I see the condition daily. Symptoms can be – swelling, itchiness, bleeding, irritation and pain. It can make life very uncomfortable – traveling, driving – sitting anywhere becomes an issue. Hemorrhoids are swollen and inflamed veins in the lower rectum and wall of the anus. It happens [...]

Migraine Headaches

Do you have them? They are a big problem and affect millions of people. You can take drugs, but really should be asking what is the root cause.   Sometimes these headaches are caused by peanuts,  eggs or dairy – food sensitivities. A food challenge test is just that – you eat the possibly offending food throughout a day – on its own, and we see what happens. Here is something interesting. I’ve had clients who were intolerant to eggs, and [...]