Jennifer Keirstead

Jennifer Keirstead

Registered Holistic Nutritionist

Everything Digestion

Everything Digestion

 

To Cheese, Or Not To Cheese?

Fun fact: While 65% of the population is officially diagnosed with lactose intolerance, some experts believe that we’re all at least a little bit lactose intolerant—we just brush off the bloating and gas as a normal part of life.  I remember reading a story about an American family with two boys who were intolerant to lactose. They had moved […]

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Crave Sugar? Eat Fat

I’m not the only one saying it. Everyone’s catching on. We’re a fat-deprived society. Deprived of the right kind of fat that is. Many of us grew-up believing that low fat was the healthy way to go. Fat is after all, high in calories and not so good for the waist line, right? Well, what […]

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Fire Cider

Overview This stuff is powerful. All that’s required is 1 tsp / day to give immunity a boost, and add a natural anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial to your diet. I suggest taking a break from doing anything every, single day – switch up this cider, with thyme or holy basil tea!  I’ve adapted the original “Fire […]

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The Art of Eating Real Food

Eat real food. Not too much. Mostly plants. – Michael Pollan Sounds easy enough, right? I completely understand that this isn’t always the case. First rule, don’t beat yourself up over your food choices. You’re simply doing the best you can. We’ve got a lot of obstacles to navigate our way around in this modern […]

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Your Stomach Doesn’t Have Teeth

Chew. Your stomach doesn’t have teeth. – Kris Carr, Crazy Sexy Diet There are lots of reasons why I want you to chew your food. Here are a few of them. 1. Makes You Feel Full Faster When you take the time to properly chew your food, you will eat slower, and far less, but […]

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Fiesta Kombucha

[row_fluid] Overview To each and every party, I bring my trusty kombucha. This refreshing, probiotic-rich drink is the absolute best alternative to a boozy beverage. You still like you’re participating in the fun but without the hangover. [/row_fluid][row_fluid][one_half] Ingredients 1 gallon of brewed + ready to go kombucha 1/2 cup hibiscus tea 2 cinnamon sticks 2 […]

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Free to Range {Eggs}

If it was up to them, chickens would forage for grass and seeds, and supplement their diet with hearty portions of insects and earthworms. They would choose to wonder happily in the dirt and sunlight. Pasturing is the traditional method of raising egg-laying hens. It’s ecologically sustainable, humane and produces the tastiest, most nutritious eggs. […]

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The Great Cast Iron Pan

Hail the cast iron pan. These heavy duty pans have been kicking around for a while and there seems to be good reason for it. My number one reason for loving them is because they provide a safe method of cooking and re-heating your food. A lot of the convenience cookware on the market these days […]

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Honey is a Whole Food

Honey is my favorite sugar substitute. It’s considered a “real food,” as it’s made from the sweet nectar of flowers gathered by bees. Raw honey is an alkaline-forming food containing plant based proteins, live enzymes and pollens. It’s also loaded with valuable vitamins like: B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 + vitamin C. It also contains […]

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