Archive for the healthy eating Category

Pearl’s Ellen Goldsmith has written a book!

Hello, After eighteen months of research on food, culture and medicine; after spending most of the summer sitting at my desk; developing and taste testing (that was the fun part!) hundreds of recipes I have completed my first book entitled Nutritional Healing with Chinese Medicine with over 200 delicious recipes available for pre-order on Amazon! This has been a labor of love that came to be after decades of teaching about food as medicine to students of Chinese medicine and people like you.  This is a book for anyone who wants to learn more about Chinese medicine; the foundations of food as medicine according to traditions that have evolved over thousands of years, as well as people who love to eat good food, want to learn some new recipes and understand how to eat according to the season at hand. This is really two books in one.

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SIBO and the Elemental Diet

SIBO and the Elemental Diet SIBO or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth is a condition that occurs when an overgrowth of bacteria resides and over-populates the small intestine causing possible symptoms of bloating, gas, indigestion, abdominal pain, diarrhea or loose stools. The problem, if left untreated, can lead to the inability to absorb nourishment and nutrients from food, possibly leading to a type of malnutrition and vitamin deficiency. At Pearl Natural Health, SIBO is considered part of the health picture with symptoms that range from poor appetite, foggy thinking, digestive disorders from mild to more severe including IBD and IBS. We offer onsite SIBO testing to evaluate its presence and diet is a major part of treatment. For people who absolutely find most foods irritating, an Elemental Diet can be recommended. In this short video Pearl Natural Health’s Dr. Gary Weiner talks all about the Elemental Diet: what

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Podcast: Wild Fermentation with Sandor Ellix Katz

Talking Fermented Foods with Sandor Ellix Katz Sandor Ellix Katz is a fermentation revivalist. His books Wild Fermentation (2003, 2016) and the Art of Fermentation (2012), along with the hundreds of fermentation workshops he has taught around the world and helped to catalyze a broad revival of the fermentation arts. A self-taught experimentalist who lives in rural Tennessee, the New York Times calls him “one of the unlikely rock stars of the American food scene.” Sandor is the recipient of a James Beard award and many other honors. For more information, check out his website www.wildfermentation.com. To listen other episodes of Healthwatch on topics including mindfulness, thyroid, healthy eating and weight loss, gut health as well as others,  click on this link Put yourself on the road to a healthier life and re-claim the vitality you deserve CONTACT US

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Podcast: Mark Hyman, M.D., Eat Fat, Get Thin Cookbook on KBOO

The companion cookbook to Dr. Mark Hyman‘s revolutionary Eat Fat, Get Thin, with more than 175 delicious, nutritious, heart- and waist-friendly recipes.   Dr. Hyman’s Eat Fat, Get Thin radically changed the way we view dietary fat, and proved that the key to losing weight and keeping it off is to eat ample amounts of good fats. Now, Dr. Hyman shares more than 175 mouthwatering recipes to help you incorporate these good fats into your diet and continue on your path to wellness. With easy-to-prepare recipes for every meal–featuring nuts, coconut oil, avocados, and lots of other superfoods you thought were “off limits”–you can achieve fast and sustained weight loss. Your health is a life-long journey, and THE EAT FAT, GET THIN COOKBOOK helps make that journey both do-able and delicious. Join Ellen Goldsmith, L.Ac. as she interviews Dr. Mark Hyman on KBOO’s Healthwatch. Mark Hyman, MD, is the

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Podcast: The Microbiome Solution an interview with Dr. Robynne Chutkan

Heal Your Microbiome We are cleaner but not necessarily healthier. Why and what does our digestive health and the Microbiome have to do with our health? Gastroenterologist Dr. Robynne Chutkan speaks with Ellen Goldsmith, L.Ac. on Healthwatch about living a little more dirty and eating clean as a way to heal your gut.  With the prevalence of chronic afflictions like obesity, diabetes, food allergies, auto-immune disease, chronic fatigue, depression, acne & rosacea they’ll talk about the connection to digestive health and the microbiome.  Dr. Chutkan discusses her new book The Microbiome Solution: A Radical New Way to Heal Your Body from the Inside Out. Dr. Robynne Chutkan, is one of the most recognizable integrative gastroenterologists working in the United States today. She is here to speak with us about her book, The Microbiome Solution: A Radical New Way to Heal Your Body from the Inside Out. Dr. Chutkan has

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Podcast: Sugar-The Bitter Truth

Sugar or Real Food? Wolfram Alderson is the founding executive director and COO of the Institute for Responsible Nutrition whose vision is to strengthen the movement to enlighten the public about food and nutrition that reduces food-related illness and promotes a healthy society. The institute was co-founded by Dr. Robert Lustig, a pediatric neuroendocrinologist from the University of California in San Francisco. Dr Lustig elevated the conversation about sugar when he delivered a stinging indictment about the high intake of sugar on the health of children and society in a talk entitled Sugar: The Bitter Truth viewed on You Tube by over 6 million viewers. Ellen Goldsmith, L.Ac.  knows how hard it can be to change a habit, especially a sugar habit. Her interview with Mr. Alderson on KBOO’s, Healthwatch is for anyone who loves sugar and keeps trying to give it up. Listen in to this

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Podcast: Food as Medicine – An Interview with Dr. Julie Briley

Interview with Dr. Julie Briley of the Food as Medicine Institute at the National College of Natural Medicine   We know that food has an impact on our health. We know American eating habits, on the whole, have not been the most health promoting over the past few decades. We know what has happened: One in three children born after the year 2000 may develop Type 2 Diabetes or heart related disease including high blood pressure or high cholesterol in their lifetime, many of them before adulthood. We know something has to change. Programs that advocate healthier eating habits, changes in the USDA food recommendations, efforts of organizations to improve school lunches and institute farm to school programs are beginning to make a difference. In Portland, Oregon the National College of Natural Medicine’s (NCNM), Food as Medicine Institute (FAMI) has taken on connecting people to healthy good

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Happy New Year, SCD Support Group Updates

Hello Everyone, Happy New Year! If you are being treated for IBD or SIBO at Pearl Natural Health then we have talked with you and encouraged you to make health supportive changes in your way of eating to promote your healing. For many of you this may mean the SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet). Changing one’s lifestyle around diet, I believe, is one of the most challenging shifts a person can commit to. I choose to refer to it as a “shift” versus something with a negative connotation, such as undertaking, because I know from personal and professional experience that a positive attitude promotes success. But let’s be real…changing one’s lifestyle IS an UNDERTAKING! Margaret Mead, an American cultural anthropologist who said many great things once said, “It is easier to change a man’s religion than to change his diet.” I didn’t need Margaret’s quote to “get” this…but

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Podcast: Absolutely! Gluten Free

Podcast: Absolutely! Gluten Free

Who says you can’t eat “great food” when you eat a Gluten Free diet?

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Blog: Recipes – SCD Legal – Sauteed Mushrooms

Blog: Recipes – SCD Legal – Sauteed Mushrooms

Sautéed Mushrooms Recipe by Michael Chiarello Mushrooms are great foods which add flavor and depth to the simplest of dishes. Steeped on top of roasted vegetables, cooked meats or added to soups are delicious. Wherever you are in the SCD diet you may able to add warming herbs such as thyme, marjoram, or basil. Mushrooms are also known for their immune supportive properties. Try this simple and delightful recipe next time you are cooking in the kitchen. Ingredients: 6 T extra-virgin olive oil 1 1/2 lbs fresh button mushrooms, halved (Organic if possible) 2 T unsalted butter  (or GHEE) Sea salt, preferably gray salt, and freshly ground pepper 1 T minced garlic 1 1/2 tsp minced fresh thyme 1 1/2 T fresh lemon juice 1/2 cup dry white wine 1 T chopped fresh Italian parlsey Directions: -Heat a large skillet over high heat -Add the olive oil -When

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