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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Health Benefits of Shrubs


Shrubs are a refreshing combination of sour and sweet. Also known as drinking vinegars, these beverages date back centuries. They are traditionally made with vinegar, fruit, spices, and sugar. Shrubs likely started as a way to preserve summer harvest but they have medicinal benefits as well.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Why You Should be Eating Organ Meats and an Easy Paté Recipe


Organ meats were the original multivitamins. Inexpensive and nutritious, they were also a staple in the diet of generations past, before nose-to-tail eating became trendy.  Organ meats are a much denser source of nutrients than the muscle meats that account for most of our protein intake in the United States. Both are good sources of essential amino acids, but unlike muscle meats, organ meats are richer in omega-3 fats, vitamin D, and coenzyme Q10, a compound used by every cell in the body to generate energy.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Placentophagy and a Postpartum Smoothie


Placentophagy is the practice of consuming placenta after childbirth. It's common among mammals and gaining popularity with humans too, especially after celebrity moms have endorsed it as a way to ward off postpartum depression, increase milk production, replenish nutrients, and speed recovery after delivery.