Author Archives: Tracy

Paleo Zucchini Muffins with Plums

Two foods abundantly overflowing from our garden right now are zucchini and plums. What better way to utilize their distinct flavors than to create a recipe that features both! We have enjoyed a bountiful harvest already and we’re only half … Continue reading

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My Uterine Fibroids Journey (Part 3) – From Infertility to Healthy Pregnancy

The Blue Angels jets thundered over my head, practicing their performance for our local “international” air show last week. I was filled with patriotic pride. Then, I started weeping, thinking about my baby growing up to be a pilot. We … Continue reading

Posted in Infertility, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Uterine Fibroids | 9 Comments

Our First Back to Eden Garden (Part 1) – Early Summer

When we first watched the documentary film, Back to Eden, about two years ago, we fell in love with wood chips. It’s a fascinating journey through the beautiful gardens and orchards of master gardener, Paul Gautschi, who lives in northern … Continue reading

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Thyme for Garlic Butternut Squash Fries

Butternut squash is my all-time favorite grain-free side dish. It offers many different explorations for the palate, depending on the preparation. It has a variety of uses – it can be grilled, stewed, souped, mashed, baked and roasted. My Beginner’s … Continue reading

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3 Pharmaceutical Drugs That Ruined My Health (Part 3) – Antibiotics

In Part 1 of my series, we looked at the dangers of acid-blocking drugs like Nexium and Prilosec. In Part 2, we reviewed the risks of taking synthetic birth control pills for an extended period. And now, in Part 3, … Continue reading

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Renew Your Spirit in The Great Outdoors

When I miss three weeks of posting on my blog, you know something has caused me to lose track of my writing schedule. In this case, it was a good thing. I’m happy to report that my husband and I … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, Rest, Spiritual Health, Vitamin D | 9 Comments

Applesauce Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon and Raisins

Applesauce and sweet potatoes are the perfect pairing. They offer a blend of the sweet and starchy. They meet the requirements of the Paleo lifestyle, since they are both grain and gluten free. And they just taste good together. Add … Continue reading

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Worm Tower Garden Adventures

Worms are a fisherman’s best friend. Worms are a good outdoor distraction for little boys. Better yet, worms make the best garden compost! You may view worms as unpleasant slimy creatures, but I think they are God’s gift to the … Continue reading

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5 Helpful Websites to Improve Hashimoto’s and Thyroid Health

Do you have a thyroid condition? Low thyroid? Overactive thyroid? Do you suspect your thyroid imbalance is fueled by autoimmunity, as in Hashimoto’s or Graves disease? Whatever your diagnosis, I hope this post will be of help to you. Actually, … Continue reading

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Creamy Rutabaga No-Potato Mash (Gluten and Dairy Free)

When embarking on the GAPS healing protocol several years ago, I took on the adventurous task of learning about new foods on my accepted list. All grains, beans, potatoes, and processed foods were out of my diet. Enter new and … Continue reading

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