Food-Shui

Here is where I share everything that is 100% legal for the gluten-free Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) that saved my life from autoimmune illness without medication.

For all I struggled to get started on this diet nearly 10 years ago, the miraculous benefits of SCD made it worth learning all the tricks and food combinations and recipies that really worked!

Food Shui is my way to work with you to create balanced energy and a mindful, happy relationship with real food, even if you aren’t Paleo, gluten-free or SCD… these are dishes that even Omnivores embrace.

Plus: cooking is the most prosperous feng shui activity in a home!

And… oh yes, and there’s lots of cool food science when I find it, too. Love those insider tips, tonics and nutrional breakthroughs!

bulletproof tea

This trippy little drink doesn’t sound that awesome when you read the what’s in it… but I’m telling you, its actually quite yummy and I’ve been buzzing with clarity and energy for hours!

Bulletproof Coffee is all the rage at the moment.  What started as a small underground movement has gone far and wide.  Coffee makes me crazy, so the idea of coffee plus butter & oil every morning sounds terrible.  The health benefits, though, are pretty incredible.  If you are interesting in the coffee method, you can read more about the “bulletproof” benefits HERE. 

Today’s tea was a white tea brewed super-strong.  If you are using tea bags, add an extra to each of two cups.  Let it steep for a while.

Pour the two cups of tea (minus the tea bags or grounds) in a blender.

Then add a tablespoon each of virgin coconut oil and grass-fed ghee.  If you don’t know what ghee is, its basically clarifed butter, but the grass-fed varieties are super-nourishing. THIS is thought to be the stellar brand in Hollywood at the moment, but any grass-fed source of ghee will do.

Add a teaspoon of raw honey- or more, to taste.

Blend it all up 30 seconds to a minute to super-emulsify everything.

You have a “bulletproof tea.”

Enjoy! xoxo Dana

declutter

Feng shui explains how your home is a mirror of your life.

Where your life is blocked physically- like when you’ve become chronically exhausted, or have intense stress or problems losing excess weight- its often reflected in clutter in your home.

I’ve seen people get rid of excess clutter and lose 25-30 excess pounds in months that have lingered for years.

I’ve also witnesses first hand the mirror- link between wellness, wellbeing, health, harmony and a de-cluttered home.

Clutter holds you back.  Clearing it sets you free.

Yeah: clutter is terrible.

It sucks the life out of you.

Clean it up!

I know it’s hard when you are feeling drained and demoaralized by the clutter to clean it up… and yet, you have to do it anyway!

I designed the Catalyst Camp to finally get you decluttered & keep you de-cluttered for life… And it’s been a revolution for homes and lives around the world.

Take advantage of it.  Use feng shui practical magic to set yourself free!

You can sign up HERE for the free 3-part feng shui de-clutter intro video series to master your clutter right now.

xoxo Dana

tea as medicine

(trendhunter)

I’ve been a green tea addict for some time, but now I’ve expanded my own repetoire of teas. I get list in the aisles… I search when I travel around for rare teas, local teas…

There are tea connosieurs.  I’m a little more simple.

Fresh organic mint leaves are a killer way to create a tea with hot water.

Organic black tea is an amazing antioxidant and wakes you up as much as coffee in my opinion, without the weird jittery after-effects.

Want to get fancy? Add a sprig of fresh rosemary to your tea, or some basil with the mint.  How about some fresh ginger with your green tea?

If you haven’t embraced tea time yet, you now have lots more reasons to give it a try! xoxo Dana

colors of nutrients

(natural healthy concepts)

When artful living finds merit in scientific ways, I’m just thrilled!  Eat rainbows of food!  I’m off to make a giant salad!  xoxo Dana

fruit waters

 

While all clean water is naturally detoxifying, it just isn’t that fun to drink all the time!

Pretty up your water with fruit, herbs, tea, spices.

One unique water I’d never heard of for a liver detox is the addition of a chopped up organic apple and cinnamon sticks.  

Another great water to get rid of bloating… watermelon and fresh mint… 

The combinations are endless.

Herbs go a long way in water, and ice-pops too!  I love sprigs of rosemary with berries in spring, sort of the mild transition from the rich to the light and fruity.

Whatever you do… make sure you drink enough.  If you aren’t sure how much to drink, THIS hydration calculator can help!  xoxo Dana

herbs

 

(super herbal foods)

When I am not feeling quite right, the pantry is the first line of defense!

From a glass of hot water and lemon juice to a fantastic turmeric tea, I’m always expanding my list of “from the grocery store” home remedies.  Before you dismiss these as “not good enough” and pop some ibuprophin, remember you have nothing to lose with a small ache or upset to try something natural first!

Kitchen magic.  Truly!  xoxo Dana

color wheel veggies

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I realized recently that many of you love checklists.

You asked for them.  And more of them.

I happen to love checklists too, so this was a thrilling revelation.

As I reviewed all that I did today to halfway (I’m getting there!!!) conquer the start of a bad cold before it settled in and became a “thing” in my life, I realized it was checklist-worthy!

Here is my ultimate holistic guide to beating a cold.  Everything suggested is sugar-free, chemical-free, gluten-free and nearly free of cost as often as possible!  Continue Reading…

turmeric smoothie

If you have tried to put turmeric in smoothies as I have… only to be madly disappointed, this is the smoothie for you!

Turmeric is a wonder spice. While it’s not clear precisely how much we can absorb of turmeric readily, when its mixed with black pepper and some fat to get the most out of it.  In this case, its a pinch of black pepper and a healthy dose of nut butter.

The reasons to have this anti-inflammatory, immunity-boosting spice are surreal.  Its one of the most potent health tools that someone like me with a bit of a tricky immune system at times can lean on, and I lean… bigtime!

This smoothie tastes so good its hard to imagine it is filled with spices! Continue Reading…