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Meet Melissa
I'm Melissa, and I'm healing my body with food! I'm a Naturopath, Paleo-ista and WAPF'er with a thriving practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA and long distance practice world-wide. I am happily sharing my experience and knowledge with clients and readers, so you can heal your body too. I'd love to share my story and journey with you, feel free to follow along. Read My Story Here
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I made this simple grain free dessert for the very first time ever and could not believe how easy they were to make and how incredibly delicious, light and buttery tasting they are! Just four ingredients and most of you will already have those on hand. This paleo dessert is perfect for Easter, Passover or ...
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  Your adrenals are tiny glands with an enormous job! The adrenals are walnut sized endocrine glands that sit on top of your kidneys that secrete stress hormones during fight or flight situations. Due to modern life, our body can feel chronically stress which can cause the adrenals to constantly sending out those stress hormones. ...
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  Dark chocolate and good quality fat such as coconut milk are the kings of Paleo indulgences. Chocolate has been shown to positively affect the brain by causing the release of certain mood boosting neurotransmitters. Happy neurotransmitters such as endorphins and other opiates can help to reduce stress and lead to feelings of euphoria. With ...
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  Your adrenals are tiny glands with an enormous job! The adrenals are walnut sized endocrine glands that sit on top of your kidneys that secrete stress hormones during fight or flight situations. Due to modern life, our body can feel chronically stress which can cause the adrenals to constantly sending out those stress hormones. ...
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I’ve never been a fan of mass consumerism of the big box stores the day after a day of giving thanks for all we have, so I will be at home today with a cup of hot chamomile tea instead of tackling stores, traffic and crowds. I will, however, be doing some Christmas shopping online ...
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  What is Candida? Candida albicans is a natural resident to your body, digestive tract and skin, as are many other bacteria and microorganism, but an overgrowth can mean systemic or fungal dysbiosis. The goal is not to wipe out these species, but to allow them to be balanced. Candida is a yeast/fungus micro-organism so ...
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I made this simple grain free dessert for the very first time ever and could not believe how easy they were to make and how incredibly delicious, light and buttery tasting they are! Just four ingredients and most of you will already have those on hand. This paleo dessert is perfect for Easter, Passover or ...
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  Dark chocolate and good quality fat such as coconut milk are the kings of Paleo indulgences. Chocolate has been shown to positively affect the brain by causing the release of certain mood boosting neurotransmitters. Happy neurotransmitters such as endorphins and other opiates can help to reduce stress and lead to feelings of euphoria. With ...
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This is like rich creamy coconut chocolate heaven! Paleo Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie Author: Melissa Malinowski, ND Ingredients Pie Crust 3/4 cup cashews 1/2 cup <a href="http://amzn.to/1PScaqx" target="_blank">sunflower seeds</a> 1/4 cup <a href="http://amzn.to/1PSciWU" target="_blank">coconut flakes</a> ¼ teaspoon sea salt ¼ teaspoon baking soda ¼ cup coconut oil or butter, melted 2 tablespoons<a href="http://amzn.to/1llm7j8" target="_blank"> maple ...
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I love to keep my lips moisturized, but cringe at the ingredients on anything available at the store and even on-line. So I came up with my own recipe. This works so well, it hydrates, moisturizes and with the real food ingredients it helps to heal and seal and protect the delicate skin on your ...
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Oil pulling is an effective ancient therapy using a good quality oil to clean up and balance the microorganisms in the mouth, gums, tongue, oral tissue and teeth. Ayurvedic literature states “oil pulling is capable of improving oral and systemic health, including a benefit in conditions such as headaches, migraines, diabetes, asthma, and acne, as well ...
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  Whether you’re experiencing migraines, PMS cramps, stress headaches, joint pain, car or sports injury or fibromyalgia, these pains can interfere with our life and make us lose our sense of self. When you’re in pain, you want relief, you want it now and you don’t want to add chemicals to your body, that have ...
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I’ve made the switch years ago from toxic chemical cleaners and conventional air fresheners to natural ones and my home and health have never been better. Plus it really cuts down on all the clutter of plastic bottles under your sink – minimalism is my other passion. Natural cleaners improve the air quality which in ...
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An important part of having a natural home is using therapeutic clean products to clean it. Using natural cleaning products will help you save money, time, space, eliminate product clutter and reduce your chemical exposure. If you are a tree hugger and are environmental and budget conscious like me, I think you will love Dr. ...
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So why take the time to make your own laundry detergent? Making your own laundry soap is one of the easiest parts of a transition to natural living.  It is incredibly easy to make and will save you lots of money and in addition, you avoid chemicals like phenols, sulfates, fragrances and phenols and petroleum ...
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My thoughtful cousin recently gave me a doggie cookie cutter with my German Shepherd Tuckers name on it, for his 4th birthday.  His doggie daycare offers birthday parties for their dog clients so I made paleo treats for 20 of his best friends! Then I made my decadent sea salt chocolate bark for people treats for ...
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Treat your best friend, your cat or dog, to a delicious cool, nourishing and healthy treat – without any chemicals. Carnivorous animals, such as cats and dogs naturally consumed good quality saturated fats in their diets in the wild, coconuts are a great way to add a species appropriate snack to their diet. Coconut Health ...
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As I have written about previously, our skin is a window to our internal health, especially the health of our gut. It is the body’s largest elimination organ, and also a canvas where nutritional deficiencies, toxicities, food sensitivities, gut flora imbalances and hormonal issues can show up. Often times, changes in the texture of skin, ...
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  Whether you’re experiencing migraines, PMS cramps, stress headaches, joint pain, car or sports injury or fibromyalgia, these pains can interfere with our life and make us lose our sense of self. When you’re in pain, you want relief, you want it now and you don’t want to add chemicals to your body, that have ...
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What is Maca? Maca, is a root that belongs to the radish family, and is most commonly available in powder form. Native to the Andes Mountains, maca is revered as a superfood of one of the oldest, and once most advanced civilizations on earth – the Incas and Peruvians. Over the centuries maca has been called ...
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Every week I hear another magnesium success story, and I am proud to say that I am one of them! Just like water, our body has a thirst for magnesium everyday. Due to processed foods, low functioning digestive systems, our nutrient depleted soils and nutrient deficient foods, at least 80% of the population is dangerously deficient ...
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Does your heart pound, arm pits sweat, feel light headed and shaky when you are about to do something, talk to someone or even just think about a potential stressful situation? Do you jump to conclusions or assume before having all the facts? Is anxiety interfering in your life? While some fight or flight hormone ...
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Holidays can be such a special time of the year to gather with family and friends. The holidays can also be a difficult and stressful time due to thoughts of loved ones who have passed, all the pressures of shopping, preparing food, having everything just right and clashing energy of certain family members. Many times ...
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In this, many times, cruel, frustrating, fast paced world we live in, I am always looking for ways to find peace, joy and happiness. My guess is you are too. I’ve compiled a list of 17 sure fire ways to help you improve your mood and help release those feel good hormones now. Reach for the ...
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profileI believe many people and pets are unnecessarily suffering from nutritional deficiencies and toxicities that are not being addressed. My focus for my clients is to first identify the root cause imbalance, help their body heal followed by achieving and sustaining vibrant health. When your health is optimal and you're thriving you become a better version of yourself and therefore have the ability to contribute more to loved ones, sentient beings and the rest of the world around you. Emotional happiness and well-being comes from living in a vibrant body. This is one of my ways of helping to create and contribute to world peace. [ Read More ]