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Sh*t Crunchy Mamas Say

Here’s a video I found hilarious, from Genevieve at Mama Natural, based on the series of videos “Sh*t People Say.” I have said almost everyone on here!   You can definitely consider me a “Crunchy Mama.” My favorites: “Are you going to the chicken pox party?,” “Two words: BIG PHARMA,” and “Darn, I got the low fat.” Here […]

Cloth Diapering Made Easy

I love cloth diapers.  I even enjoy laundering the diapers.  It’s my favorite laundry task!  I spent hours and many weeks researching this, now I can share it with you – and maybe you’ll be inspired to try it yourself. As a practitioner working with children with autism, I’m aware of toxins and the role […]

Salmon Roe – Unsurpassed for Nourishing the Brain

Fish eggs, particularly salmon roe, are very rich in nutrients. Salmon roe has the highest level of omega 3 of any other food.  The omega 3 fats (EPA and DHA) in one ounce of salmon roe equate to 1800 mg.  This is 3.5 times the amount in salmon (from the highest omega 3 species). In […]

Ghee: Rich in Nutrients and Casein-Free

Do you love butter but are avoiding it because of dairy intolerance?  Then try ghee – it’s easy to cook with, its nutritional properties are outstanding, and it’s casein-free. Dairy is rich in many important fatty acids and fat-soluble vitamins, but casein can be a problem for many people, including those with autism.  This is […]

Coconut Flour Vanilla Cake

Diet Compliance: GFCF/SCD/GAPS/LOD/Paleo/Nut-Free I created this cake for my friend and colleague Sandrine Hahn of Nourishing Our Children for her birthday party when she was on the GAPS diet. I adapted this recipe from Elana Amsterdam’s “Vanilla Cupcakes” in Gluten-Free Cupcakes using all SCD/GAPS compliant ingredients.  I’ve made this many times since then, including for 400 people at the MINDD Forum […]

Kids Love Liver!

Believe it or not – and most parents do not – kids love liver!  In my experience of working with thousands of children with autism (some of the pickiest eaters), overwhelmingly they love my Burgers with Liver. For you squeamish parents out there, why eat liver? Liver is rich in many nutrients.  Because its an […]

Breadless Bread Choices for Sandwiches and Snacks

Many people are trying to get always from bread.  Whether it’s because of a special grain-free diet to support their health and heal the gut, to balance blood sugar, or to lose weight.  There are a number of grain-free diets: Specific Carbohydrate, GAPS, Paleo and Primal Diets. This is not difficult to do, especially once […]

Top Lunchbox Picks for Back to School from a Nutritionist and Mom

I have to admit that as a nutritionist and a mom, I’m a bit obsessed with lunchboxes and finding the perfect non-toxic lunch containers for my daughter (and myself).  I own and have tried many.  While all of my choices at home are BPA-, phthalate- and lead-free, I’m still not thrilled with plastic options.  I’m […]

Getting a Chest Freezer to Make Your Kitchen Life Easier

With all of that extra frozen storage space with a chest freezer, you can be sure to have all the ingredients you’ll need on hand for any special dietary need. You can buy meat, nuts, flours and other foods in bulk to save money and store them in your freezer until use.  To save time, […]