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Are Gizzards an Offal Idea? Feb 05, 2018

“Ewwwww!” I can feel the push back already! But gizzards are considered a delicious treat in many cultures. The price is right, they are nice and chewy, and are the perfect paleo-compliant snack.

I grew up on a small fruit and poultry farm in the Hudson Valley so gizzards, liver,...

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Painful Sex? Pelvic Pain? It’s Not All in Your Head Jan 14, 2018

Painful sex. It’s a symptom — along with burning, stinging, itching and swelling — of an agonizing condition known as vulvodynia. That’s the medical term for persistent pain at the vaginal entry, upper thighs, and buttocks, and some women are so badly afflicted that they...

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Do holiday parties get you gluten-ed? Dec 26, 2017
Stressed out at the thought of staying gluten free at holiday parties, family get togethers and on the road?  If you are on a gluten-free diet — and that’s a good policy for most of us — here’s some quick tips that can keep you from being a “gluten for...
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Santa knows The Naughty Nutritionist® is a sucker for anything that might help us live long, lustily, wisely and well. Because many of you have asked me what Santa should bring you this holiday season, I’ve been making you a list and checking it twice. Let me know in the...

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Legacy of a Health Warrior Jul 25, 2017

My friend and colleague, Dr. Ron Schmid, died quietly in his sleep Thursday, July 20, 2017, at the age of 71. I want to honor him today by sharing stories of his courage, integrity and the rich legacy he left for all of us in the fields of natural health and nutrition.

Long before paleo became a...

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Souper Foods for Wound Healing Jun 28, 2017

The top food for wound healing is soup, not readymade supermarket canned or packaged soups, but old-fashioned homemade bone broth. A South American proverb claims “Good broth will resurrect the dead.” Although that is surely an exaggeration, soup has a longstanding reputation for...

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The Wishbone, Backbone and Funny Bone Nov 29, 2016

Ready to get healthy? “Trade your wishbone for a backbone and get to work.”

That good advice came from one of my mentors, the late Hazel Parcells (1889-1996), who vanquished terminal illness and lived to the grand old age of 106. As the Naughty Nutritionist®, I cannot help but...

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Cellulite: The Bottom Line Nov 11, 2016

Do you like to joke that cellulite is your body’s way of saying “I’m sexy in braille”?

Do you think that NOTHING can be done about it?

Then this blog is for you.

Let’s first clear up some misconceptions.

Most people think cellulite comes with fatness, but it’s...

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Corpse Juice, Uncodly Oils and other Creepy Foods Oct 26, 2016

Halloween’s coming up, and the blogosphere is abuzz with pictures of “creepy foods.”

So what are these creepy foods? Mostly heart, liver, kidneys, sweetbread, tripe and other “offal” choices.  Bones look especially gruesome in blood-curdling photos of chicken...

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Fermented Cod Liver Oil: Still on the Hook! Sep 08, 2016

Hook, Line and Stinker: The Truth about Fermented Cod Liver Oil came out a year ago, and stirred up quite a fuss in the Weston A. Price Foundation, paleo and real food communities.

For those who have not been following the controversy, here’s a brief summary.

I wrote the report...

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