Saturday, 25 April 2015

Lessons as a Nutrition Blogger

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This is a special article for Nutrition is Medicine in celebration of my 100th post! I started Nutrition is Medicine almost 2 years ago, and today I would like to share with everyone some things I have learned about being a nutrition blogger!

Sunday, 19 April 2015

10 Remedies for Natural Constipation Relief

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Constipation is becoming an increasingly common health concern in our society. It can make you feel sluggish, tired, bloated, and just downright uncomfortable. While most doctors will suggest eating more fibre and other generic recommendations, most people who experience regular constipation have probably already tried these without success. This article covers underlying causes of constipation, why you should avoid laxatives, information on fibre consumption, common remedies, and unconventional remedies for constipation.

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Chocolate Covered Bacon with Coconut Drizzle

This recipe is brought to you by Vicky and Rami from Tasteaholics! If you love bacon and chocolate, you’re in for a real treat! Chocolate covered bacon is an unexpected combo and is super simple to make. Although a little odd-sounding, your guests will be surprised with this sweet and salty treat! The recipe uses a delicious chocolate coating and goes a step further with a coconut butter drizzle. We call these recipes quick bites, as they usually take up to 30 minutes to make but still pack a lot of flavour and fun.

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Jelly Chicken Bone Stock (Broth)

Bone stock, also commonly referred to as bone broth, is a staple of most soup recipes, and is also highly nutritious. Its mineral and gelatin content make it great for hair, skin, nail, and joint health. Gelatin is also great for helping heal the gastrointestinal lining which can be damaged from pharmaceuticals, poor diet, bacterial imbalances, and parasites. Gelatin is what makes Jell-O and also bone stock gel. But not all bone stock will gel. Making a batch of bone stock that gels is an accomplishment! It means it is nice and concentrated, and you have done a great job of extracting the protein and minerals from the bones. This recipe will teach you how to make bone stock that gels every time!

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Organ Meat: It's What's for Dinner

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Once prized as the best parts of the animal, organ meats have more recently fallen out of favour in western society. Organ meats are now seen as waste that don't need to be eaten; some doctors even advise patients to avoid eating organ meats for certain conditions! However, organ meats were valued (and still are in many cultures) due to their incredible health benefits. Read on to learn more about organ meats and why they are an important to include in your diet.

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