Best Dairy-free Parmesan Cheese

I invented this recipe in 2012, and I think it is the best recipe I ever created. Check it out! Never thought I’d invent Vegan Parmesan Cheese. Well, here it is! Ladies and gentlemen you can grate it, slice it, or cut into chunks. Yep. It is dairy-free and fabulicious! Instead of milk, it uses coconut butter, lemon, nutritional yeast, and Vitamin C crystals for that sharp, aged cheese flavor. This Paleo Parmesan cheese looks, tastes, slices and grates just like authentic Parmiggiano Reggiano. I can’t stop eating chunks of it as I write this post. Grate it on salads, stir it into soups, use it in Paleo Lasagna or Zucchini Spaghetti. OK, sprinkle it on everything! It’s very easy to make, just blend and chill. It freezes well and grates best when it is cool. ...

Myth-Busting “Natural” Sweeteners. It’s about FRUCTOSE, darlin’!

BEWARE when a sweetener claims to be "natural" or "low glycemic". Don't be fooled. Sugar is sugar no matter what form it's in. Here's a little-known secret to help you see clearly through marketing hype: The two primary sugars in foods are glucose and fructose. Most sweeteners are a mixture of both. Both fructose and glucose taste fabulously delicious! Yet they're both the toxic root of obesity and metabolic mayhem in the body. Together these two sugars cause or exacerbate most of our modern chronic diseases. ...

How to Kick Insomnia – Naturally

by Jane Barthelemy. Good sleep is the foundation of your health. Insomnia can literally drive you insane. Yet drugs to treat it are even worse. Join me as I explore natural solutions to restful sleep. (Yes, this is a selfie of me pretending to sleep, along with my pet stuffed tiger.) It is said that one in 10 Americans takes sleep meds, and over 80 million prescriptions for sleeping pills are filled in the US every year. Poor sleep weakens your immune system, increasing risk of Heart disease, ...

Xylitol, NOT a low calorie sweetener!

By Jane Barthelemy. Is Xylitol a healthy sweetener? Touted as a safe sugar substitute for diabetics in snacks, chewing gum, and baking, Xylitol is NOT the low-calorie sweetener it's cracked up to be. Just look at the nutrition label and you'll see it's loaded with calories and carbs. I don't accept that stripping birch bark and thus killing the ...

10 Amazing Health Benefits of Walking

Trekking on the Camino in Spain, I learned an important lesson. I walked 125 km of the trail in 8 days, which means about 15 km per day. Some days it was 25 km, some days just 8. My body was weary, however my mind and spirit felt total joy and freedom! My skeleton and musculature were gently realigned each day. Even better, I enjoyed a time of peace, a chance to be with myself away from WiFi, computer, and cell phone. Yes, I was tired, however when I arrived in Santiago de Compostela and the Finisterre ocean at the end of the trip, I felt AWESOME! ...

Maple Syrup NOT Healthy! The devil is in the details.

By Jane Barthelemy. Oh boy! I love maple syrup on my gluten-free pancakes! After all, it's pure sap from maple trees. Right? Sorry, the answer is NO. Is it really unprocessed? Unfortunately, the answer is again emphatically NO. Is maple syrup lower in sugar? NO. Does it acidify the body? YES!  As usual, the devil is in the details. This won't be my most popular post. Ha Ha!

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Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are a MUST any time of year! Pumpkin and spices add rich earthy flavor to Chocolate Chip Cookies. Free of gluten, grains and glycemic sweeteners, these cookies can't spike blood sugar or bring added pounds, if you use one of the suggested natural non-glycemic sweeteners. Even better, this recipe uses unsweetened 100% chocolate chips! Hooray! The problem with chocolate chips is that most are loaded with sugar. Yucch! Even dark chocolate is legally anywhere from 35% to 70% cacao, which means the rest is 30% to 65% sugar. Eeek! ...

Pumpkin Rosemary Soup, Garlic Croutons

Jane-Icon-2Right now is the most delicious time of year! Pumpkins symbolize prosperity, fertility, and the harvest. This simple soup embodies all the richness of autumn. Just heat, blend, and enjoy. Homemade garlic croutons are crunchy and easy with my Blender Bread or any of my bread recipes. I keep sliced bread on hand in the freezer so I can pull out a slice anytime. Use local organic ingredients to avoid glyphosate and other farming chemicals, which reduce nutritional value, harm the immune system, and damage the microbiome....

My Top Ten Recipes for Fermented Foods

Fermenting is one of the easiest and most effective ways to improve your health. In this age of digestive stress from processed fast food and GMO's, old-fashioned fermented foods like sauerkraut and yogurt are a life-saving break for your gut, with far more beneficial bacteria than most probiotic supplements. Available in tasty forms and fla...

Paleo Carrot Muffins for Breakfast!

A great grab-and-go high-protein breakfast, these muffins will sustain you nicely all morning. I was taking a break in Taos, where the natural beauty is gorgeous. But uh oh! No healthy muffins to be found - everything was full of sugar and GMO grains. So I invented these tender muffins with fresh organic carrots and farm eggs. Ooooh - they came out so yummy! No one would guess they're Paleo, 100% free of gluten, grains, glycemic sweeteners, GMO's, dairy, and processed junk. If you use one of the suggested natural non-glycemic sweeteners, they're truly guilt-free - they won't spike blood sugar or cause weight gain. Yay! ...

25 Ways to Increase Your Blood Oxygenation

By Jane Barthelemy. In a healthy environment our cells are rich in oxygen, rejuvenated every night as we sleep. Optimum oxygen levels will give you more energy, enhanced brain function, and lower stress. You can overcome fatigue easily, you look and feel younger. A low oxygen environment deprives the cells of essential nutrients needed for energy to clean and rebuild. As a result our body fluids and blood can become dirty and toxic. ...

Paleo No-Cornmeal Waffles with Easy Blueberry Sauce

Irresistible, crunchy, grain-free flavor, without any corn! So quick to make, you can enjoy waffles in 10 minutes. The secret to their crispy golden texture is blended coconut flakes. These scrumptious babies are low carb, gluten-free, Paleo, sugar-free, and GMO-free. You will need a blender. Go ahead! Just turn on your waffle iron now and try! ...

Lemon Berry Parfait, Dairy-free

Packed with luscious nutrition from fresh berries and almonds, this breakfast looks complicated but isn't. If you have a blender or food processor, in 5-minutes your high-anti-oxidant meal can be ready! Powerful compounds in berries such as anthocyanins, quercetin, and vitamin C help to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress from free radicals. Almonds are an important source of protein and fiber, while being naturally low in sugar. ...

Is Your Tummy Happy?

I used to dream of having a flat tummy. Now I have one, and yes, it makes me happy. I know how easy it is to do. The biggest step is to stop following the crowd. All those "healthy" cookies and crackers are for other people to enjoy, not me. Nope. For me happiness is simply having a flat tummy. I'm going to tell you how to do it too. This won't be my most popular post - ha ha! ...

Easy Chocolate Blackberry Tart

Fresh blackberries taste divine with dark chocolate. This is a lusciously yummy treat that looks sinfully decadent, but isn’t. Instead this smooth and creamy tart is loaded with nutrient-dense superfoods and healthy anti-oxidant ingredients like blackberries, avocado, and pure cacao. Lemon and pomegranate powder give it a refreshing, vitalizing flavor. Yep. This recipe is  Paleo, Vegan, free of dairy, gluten, grains, sugar, GMO's and processed foods. But you'd never guess in a million years. Try it! ...

Cancer Maps and Glyphosate in the USA – Zach Bush, MD

Zach Bush, MD is a brilliant cancer researcher connecting the dots in our health issues. I'm sharing his 4-min. video, because I believe he's put his finger on the problem. Cancer maps in the USA can be directly matched to runoff from thousands of farms into the Mississippi River and its tributaries, all the way down to the dead zones in the Gulf. Glyphosate in the runoff, in the rain, and in our water is affecting every American's health. ...

Top 24 Anti-Cancer Meds To Eat as Real Foods

Jane-Icon-2By Jane Barthelemy. Do you enjoy green tea, apples, and blackberries? Or would you rather buy your Epigallocatechin-3 EGCG as softgels at Walmart? Take ginger root for example. Pharmaceutical giant Merck calls the active ingredient 6-Gingerol Zingiber officinale "an antitumor, apoptosis (cell death) inducing compound that blocks EGF-induced ...

Strawberry-Rhubarb Upside Down Cake, Paleo and Grain-free

This humble cake doesn’t look like anything special, but it will blow you away with tantalizing flavor and simple preparation. A great summer dessert for picnics and gatherings, everybody loves fresh rhubarb with strawberries. To make it, put the strawberry-rhubarb mixture into a pan, spread the cake batter on top, and bake. The simple yellow cake is Paleo, grain-free, and gluten-free, with a rich and sumptuous taste that infuses with strawberry-rhubarb flavors while baking. Yum yum! ...

Strawberry Rhubarb Cream Tart

Today I was craving raw strawberries for mental clarity. These babies caught my eye, gorgeous and full of flavor! Then I saw the fresh rhubarb. That clinched it. Be sure to use organic strawberries, as they tend to absorb atrocious amounts of pesticides. Strawberries are one of the “Dirty Dozen” foods to always buy organic. I’m surprised many so-called healthy groceries still sell strawberries raised with pesticides. ...

Paleo Wild Blueberry Fudgesicles

With only 5 ingredients, these super-easy fudgesicles hit the spot this afternoon! No guilt, no sugar rush or weight gain from these low-carb babies. Just pure joy! Yes, they're Paleo, vegan, free of dairy, gluten, tree-nuts and sugar. Hooray! Did you know that pure 100% chocolate is the #1 highest anti-oxidant food on the planet? I used slightly ...