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My latest health challenge: Clostridium difficile infection

This is not a fun post to write. I have mentioned that I’m being treated for a recurrent clostridium difficile on social media a couple times, but mostly I’ve kept this latest health challenge to myself. If you know anything about the symptoms of a c diff

My Visit to Polyface Farm

“The chickens keep the earth from getting indigestion,” explained Joel Salatin on our first stop of the hay wagon tour of Polyface Farm. “Excuse me,” asked someone a beat later. “Did you say the earth gets indigestion?” “Indeed it does!” Salatin boomed back with his trademark enthusiasm

It is Gutsy By Nature’s ONE YEAR Anniversary!

UPDATE: Congratulations Michelle G.! You are the winner of the $25 Amazon gift card. Check your email and confirm your address to receive your prize! Gutsy By Nature turns one year old today! Though the idea had been percolating for a while and I had spent some time

Book Review: My Paris Kitchen

Hello, my name is Jaime and I am a francophile. And a cookbook addict. Combine the two, and I couldn’t resist David Lebovitz’s new book My Paris Kitchen, even though I knew before even opening it that many of the recipes within would feature dairy, grains, or

3000 Facebook Fans – A Giveaway to Celebrate!

UPDATE: Congratulations Megan W.! Check your email and reply so I can send you your book!   The good food healing word is spreading! Yesterday the Gutsy By Nature fan page on Facebook surpassed 3000 fans! Seems like just yesterday when I was excited to have anyone

Book Review: Kombucha Revolution

“Kombucha. It’s been called the ‘elixer of life,’ a cure-all that detoxifies the body, aids digestion, reenergizes the mind, and even helps reverse the symptoms of cancer. Drink several glasses of this fermented tea a day and, according to some, its healing properties will lower cholesterol, help

30 Day Paleo Reset: Beyond the Food

I’m two weeks into my 30 day paleo reset and am realizing that this whole experiment is about a lot more than whether I eat dairy, grains, and legumes or not. Food is the medium, it is the material we have to work with, but the real

30 Day Paleo Reset: How to Start?

Last week I wrote about why I was starting a 30 day paleo reset now, after almost 18 months of eating some variation of a grain-free and nutrient dense diet. I’m one week into the reset and want to share my experiences so far and provide some

30 Day Paleo Reset: Why Do One?

Don’t you sometimes wish life had a reset button? A big red button you could just push whenever you felt yourself slipping into bad habits, so that you could stop everything and just start with a clean slate? Unfortunately, life isn’t like your smart phone or your laptop.

Gutsy By Nature is “The Paleo Approach Approved”!

I’m so excited to announce that this little blog has gotten the seal of approval from one of my paleo heroes and Gutsy By Nature is authorized to now display this logo. This emblem indicates that I am an officially approved resource, compliant with the recommendations of The
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