Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Coconut

Coconut is the darling of the paleo community, offering flour to bake with, oil to cook with, milk as a dairy alternative, and the meat itself as a recommended snack. So, what makes it so special? Find out in this in-depth post, along with a recipe for homemade coconut milk.

Simple Tender Pot Roast with Holy Grail Gravy | Phoenix Helix

Simple Tender Pot Roast with Holy Grail Gravy (Paleo, AIP, GAPS, Wahls, Whole30)

This gravy tastes better than any gravy I’ve had in my life, and it’s 100% flour-free. As an added bonus, the pot roast recipe is easy-peasy, because the slow cooker does the cooking for you. (If you don’t have a slow cooker, no worries. I included an oven variation.) This has become a favorite dinner for my family, and I hope it does for yours as well. It truly is healthy comfort food at its finest.

Would the Real Olive Oil Please Stand Up?

When you start eating for your health, you begin to watch labels closely. But what happens when the labels aren’t telling the truth? Olive oil fraud has become so rampant that an entire book has been written about it. In this article, I share which brands passed and failed authenticity testing, dispel some commonly believed myths about olive oil, and teach you how to find the real thing.

What is HeartMath?

Heartmath is a biofeedback technique where we can see our heart rhythm in real time, and track how it changes based on stress vs. relaxation. In this blog post, I share my first experience with it, including the graphs of my own changing heart rhythm. I also tested out various visualizations. Are you curious which was the most effective?

Learn how HeartMath taps the power of emotion to support our healing, instead of detracting from it.

Healing Diet: Bone Broth | Phoenix Helix

Healing Foods: Bone Broth (Paleo, AIP, GAPS, Wahls, Whole30)

While many of us have switched to the faster Instant Pot Method, the truth is you don’t need a fancy pot to make this healing diet staple. For centuries, people around the world have used bone broth to nurture, strengthen and heal. There’s a reason we crave it when we feel badly. Learn why it’s so good for you, and how easy it is to make.

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Meditation….It’s Easier Than You Think

So, your mind is full of thoughts 24 hours a day, and you cannot imagine being able to clear that crazy head. Sitting still makes you restless, and silence kind of freaks you out. I’m here to tell you that you’re not alone. Every meditator for centuries has felt that way at the beginning. We’re all born with “monkey minds.” The key is to re-frame meditation in your mind, lower your expectations and release the pressure that comes with that word. Here are 10 ways to get started, as well as information on why it’s such a powerful healing tool.

Terry’s Healing Story (Multiple Sclerosis)

When you’re famous, like Dr. Terry Wahls, a lot of people simplify your story. Did you know that Terry has never claimed to be cured? She still has MS symptoms, just far less than before. In this interview, I ask the questions not often asked, like what symptoms still remain and what medication she’s still taking. Where the diet is hard for her, and how her family responded. I think it helps us to see the human journey beyond the hero tales. Because we’re all walking this path in real life. It’s nice to know our heroes are on the ground, right alongside us.

Sample Menus for Paleo, AIP, GAPS & Wahls Diets

When you first read up on healing diets, it can be hard to imagine what to eat, since so many of your old foods are off the table. Here, I give sample menus for the Paleo, Wahls and GAPS Diets.

Comparison of 3 Healing Diets

Have you heard of the GAPS, Paleo and Wahls healing diets and wondered where they’re the same and where they’re different? I did the research and summarized it for you in this article.

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Eileen’s Healing Story Part 1 (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

This was the very first post I wrote on my blog, and describes my rock bottom with rheumatoid arthritis, and the beginning of reclaiming a beautiful life. If you are at rock bottom right now, I want you to know there’s hope.

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