Blood Type O and how I'm coping

Pumpkins and Fall Flowers! September and cooler weather is upon us. My…. how the summer flew by. My garden is still green, but many plants have stopped producing. I’ve only had to cover it twice so far, to keep the frost out, but I think its Mother Nature’s turn, I need to let it go now. When little Lakota picked the last cucumber the other day and said it was mushy, I knew it was time. Grandchildren and gardens go so well together! ♥ As many of us are… I’m still vying for that perfect combination of what to eat to feel my best! Fall allergies, sneezing, stuffy nose, and inflammation have all caught up with me. I’ve done food sensitivity testing, both IgG and ALCAT (which I offer through my health coaching office). I’ve been gluten-free for years… but still feel I’m missing something. As I do with my clients, together we look at all angles and idea’s to come up with the best scenario for our own body. I recently purchased the book “Perfect Health Diet” for my Lending Library, written by 2 scientists. The concept makes a lot of sense. It’s basically a way of eating similar to our Stone Age ancestors… by some considered a healthier way of eating, vs a modern diet of agriculturally-produced foods that our body does not necessarily recognize. Confusing? Not really. The concept is to eat foods that can be hunted or gathered.  The book is well written, and easy to follow. In practice for myself, I’ll use that concept as a base, then using The Blood Type Diet, made...

How to make a good bone broth

  Making a good bone broth... Bones and broth Bone broth contains collagen to make your skin supple and radiant.This delicious, mineral-rich broth can be used to make soup to support smooth, strong skin and reduce cellulite. Consume broth within 3 days, or freeze for later use. Sip on the plain broth from a tea cup, or use as the base for other favorite homemade soups. Your furry friends might enjoy the left-over bones… I know mine does. 🙂 Red marrow is valuable because it is where blood stem cells are found. When you drink a broth made with a good source of red marrow, you are drinking all those stem cell factors that ultimately build your body’s strength up, and supports your own immune function. That’s why it is so good for you when feeling ill, or ‘just coming down with something’. It’s nature’s pick-me-up! Not sure what kind of bone to use? Just make sure that all bones are sourced from animals that are organic and grass-fed, or pastured and free-range. If you live in Ithaca, NY, The Piggery has your best source for local bones. Remember, everything that the animal ate, how it lived, and where it lived… all factor into the health benefits of your broth. You can purchase bones ready to cook (even frozen if you are squeemish), or you can collect bones from your meals and store them in your freezer until you have enough to build a good stock. I personally buy one medium sized bone for my pot, and cook it. I don’t have a huge stock pot, but it makes...