Episode 004 of Real Food Mamas Podcast: the postpartum period (part 1: the first month)

Postpartum depression is an issue that isn’t often talked about because, let’s face it, it’s not glamorous. There is so much pressure and expectation to look like you have it all together as a new mom, especially with the popularity of social media. In this episode, Steph and Aglaée tackle the myths and facts about […]
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Recipe: 1-ingredient plantain tortillas (paleo, gluten-free, grain-free, AIP, egg-free, nut-free)

If you’re looking for an easy and perfect tortilla, this is it! :D You only need one ingredient: plantains. These tortillas are autoimmune-friendly because they are gluten-free, nut-free, egg-free and nightshade-free. They also work well with the Digestive Health with REAL Food protocol once you’re ready for the reintroduction phase. I can find mine at […]
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Why I don’t (usually) eat “gluten-free foods”

This post doesn’t have anything to do about weight, but everything to do with digestive health. The two pictures below were taken 3-4 hours apart. And I swear I’m not just sticking it out and then sucking it back in. This is just me standing naturally in both pictures. The one on the left was […]
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I talked about FODMAPs on the Team Nutrition Genius Podcast!

Hi everyone! I just wanted to let you know that I was a guest this week on the Team Nutrition Genius Podcast. We talked about how FODMAPs and low-FODMAP diets could help you improve your digestive health. You can listen to us right here. And don’t forget to check out my brand-new podcast Real Food Mamas […]
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Why I’m dropping out of ND school.

Yes, it’s true. I’m dropping out of ND school. In case you didn’t know, I’ve been back to school since January 2013 to study naturopathic medicine at CCNM in Toronto, a 4-year intensive program to become a ND (naturopathic doctor). I completed the first two years studying full-time and even a few courses of the third […]
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Kimmy’s Paleo AIP Brownies

Today on the blog is a recipe Kimmy created for her son. She generously sends this for us all to enjoy from Hamburg, Germany. The only non-AIP ingredient is cocoa powder but you can give this a try after you’ve been AIP for a while to see how you tolerate it. ;) Bon appétit! Aglaée  ★ ★ […]
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What I’ve been reading lately…

Here are a few short reviews of the books I’ve been reading in the last few months. ;) Some were review copies I was generously given and others were books I bought myself. Ok, let’s get started! The 90-min Baby Sleep Program This book was recommended to me by a few friends and I bought it […]
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Non-celiac gluten sensitivity is really REAL

A new very well-done scientific study is confirming what other studies had already shown: Non-celiac gluten sensitivity is real! Shocking, I know. While most health care practitioners only recognize celiac disease as a valid reason to eliminate gluten from your diet, this study is showing that the gluten-free “fad” should be taken seriously. I can’t […]
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Beating SIBO naturally with herbal antimicrobials

If you don’t know what SIBO is, check out this article first. :) SIBO, or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, continue to be one of the most common causes of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and IBS-like symptoms, including bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation and flatulence in addition to being often associated with leaky gut, autoimmune conditions, food intolerances and even […]
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Radicata (blue) Fat Bombs – with a punch of antioxidants (paleo, nut-free, low-carb, high-fat, gluten-free, sugar-free and no artificial sweetener)

If you’ve tried my Radicata Fat Bombs, you might like this blue version. ;) (my original version is here in case you missed it) The recipe is exactly the same but with the addition of some frozen blueberries. It gives this Paleo, nut-free, gluten-free, low-carb, high-fat, sugar-free snack a punch of antioxidants and flavors without adding […]
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Guest post: 6 Prenatal Nutrition Misconceptions That Need to Stop by Lily Nichols, RDN, CDE, CLT

Today’s post is a guest post my Real food dietitian Lily Nichols, an expert on the topic of gestational (pregnancy) diabetes. Unfortunately, the current guidelines to manage gestational diabetes still include the consumption of too many carbs and don’t focus on food quality during this crucial period for baby.   If you’re interested in learning more about this topic, […]
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Recipe – Radicata Fat Bombs (paleo, low-carb, high-fat, gluten-free & nut-free snack, NO ARTIFICIAL SWEETENER)

Are you trying to reduce your sugar intake or get rid of your frequent cravings for sweets? Do you often have energy dips between meals? Or do you need an easy way to add extra calories and fat to your REAL food diet, whether you are underweight, workout regularly or just can’t seem to eat enough […]
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2 years after the release of my book Digestive Health with REAL Food: what I would change

Wow, I can’t believe my book will have been released for 2 years this spring. Your reviews With now over 130 reviews on amazon and an overall ranking of 4.7 out of 5 stars, it’s doing better and is received with more enthusiasm than I could ever hope for. Thank you for everyone who encouraged me and let me know […]
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My healthy furniture-free living room (yes a living room can be healthy AND make you healthy)

I used to have a couch in my living room and loved spending as much time as I could on it. Usually in all kinds of positions involving some kind of horizontal component, with my body fully supported, so that I wouldn’t have to use a single muscle in my body and could relax after a long […]
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The 10 BEST types of fish and seafood to eat

We all know that fish is good for us. At least, we know that it’s a good source of omega-3 fats which are really good for the development of the brain of babies and children as well as for the mood, cognitive abilities and heart health of everyone. But should we really be eating fish with the risk […]
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3 practical things I wish I knew when I was pregnant

No, this post won’t be about the typical things we read about while pregnant or the annoying comments like “You don’t know what it means to be tired before you have a baby“, “You’ll never have time for [fill in the blank] again” or “Your life will change forever“. On the flip side, we also hear “You’ll discover […]
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My new FREE private facebook group: Radicata Medicine

Hello everyone! I don’t know if you’ve heard, but facebook really doesn’t want us to be in touch anymore. Despite having over 8,698 likes, it doesn’t even show my posts to 100 of you. Unless I’m willing to pay a lot of money of course! The Radicata Medicine Private Group Because my goal with social media is to […]
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Can you get enough fiber on a grain-free diet?

The short answer: Yes. Really? Yes, you can get all the fiber you need WITHOUT GRAINS (even WHOLE grains!) and WITHOUT LEGUMES like beans and lentils. How is that possible?  There are plenty of foods that our ancestor hunter-gatherer used to eat to get their daily fiber intake and keep themselves regular without having to resort to eating a […]
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Yuca Piza (Paleo, grain-free, gluten-free, REAL food & can be dairy-free, nightshade-free & AIP-friendly)

If you want something closer to a pizza than a meatza, this is THE recipe for you. It’s a great way to serve pizza to everyone. I’ve served it to many people not familiar with Paleo or gluten-free and they all loved it! The crust, unlike other Paleo pizza crust is crunchy on the edges and perfectly mimics […]
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Managing PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) Naturally….. to feel better and maximize your fertility!

In case you didn’t know, I have PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome or polycystic ovary syndrome). I was diagnosed in 2011 (probably had it before but it was masked by the birth control pill) with a total of 60 cysts on both of my ovaries. Fortunately, I had just started my journey to becoming healthier naturally by going […]
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