Jini’s Favorite Herbal Teas

Our Herbal Tea section at the Shoppe includes a number of my favorites - here's what we carry and why I like each of them and/or how I use them: Traditional Medicinals Throat Coat Tea (Caffeine-Free) This tea contains slippery elm and marshmallow root; two herbs that are soothing and healing for the gut lining. [...]

By |July 10th, 2020|Health and Gut Stuff|4 Comments

SIBO & The Migrating Motor Complex – Eureka!

I have had MANY readers write in regarding their SIBO (small intestinal bacteria overgrowth) with the same issue - "I did the SIBO treatment, I was fine, but it keeps coming back!!" You may have heard this before, as I've mentioned numerous times throughout my blog and books/protocols that healing needs to encompass the mind/body/spirit [...]

By |July 8th, 2020|Health and Gut Stuff|4 Comments

Healthy Weight Gain

Gaining weight when you're underweight, or malnourished can be as challenging as losing weight when you're obese! The important point for weight gain though, is that you don't want to gain unhealthy fat, you want to gain strong, healthy muscle. The best way to do this is by eating nutrient-dense, healthy, yet tasty foods. If, [...]

By |July 1st, 2020|Health and Gut Stuff|10 Comments

Acne Natural Healing Protocol

I got a phone call from my neighbour whose friend wanted to know about natural remedies for acne, so I figured I might as well blog my answer so that many more can benefit! Whenever someone has a skin problem - acne, eczema, psoriasis, unexplained rash, etc - the first place we look is to [...]

By |June 30th, 2020|Health and Gut Stuff|1 Comment

How To Make Whey and Yogurt Cream Cheese

MORE FOOD-BASED PROBIOTICS If you've seen my recipe for the Best Lacto-Fermented Mayonnaise Ever, but you don't know how to obtain the fresh liquid whey (the probiotics contained in fresh liquid whey are used to lacto-ferment mayonnaise, grains, vegetables, etc.) then here are detailed instructions: When you extract the liquid whey from yoghurt, you automatically [...]

By |June 29th, 2020|Recipes|1 Comment

Best Lacto-Fermented Mayonnaise Recipe Ever

FOOD-BASED PROBIOTICS Lacto-Fermented Mayonnaise I did a lot of experimenting to determine which oils provide the best-tasting mayonnaise, whilst providing excellent nutrition – I think this recipe is my fifth variation and I’m finally happy with it! My never-ending thanks to Nourishing Traditions cookbook for providing the lacto-fermentation method whereby the mayonnaise keeps for 3-4 [...]

By |June 22nd, 2020|Health and Gut Stuff, Recipes|25 Comments

Tummy-Friendly Turkey Chili

Here's another great recipe using my favorite pre-soaked, sprouted bean/lentil product. Of course, it's organic, but it's also available for a great price at Costco! It's the TruRoots Organic Sprouted Bean Trio and it contains mung beans, green lentils and adzuki beans. Most of us know we should be eating beans and lentils once our [...]

By |June 15th, 2020|Recipes|12 Comments