Real Food Wisdom

Spring Allergies? Love Your Liver!

Spring Allergies? Love Your Liver!

Do you dread—achoo! achoo!  achoo!—spring? If so, you’re not alone! We should all love spring.  It means the end of cold and snow (for the most part!), and it can be a beautiful season, with budding trees and flowers and a greening landscape. Unfortunately, the...

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11 Gluten-Free Baking Tips

11 Gluten-Free Baking Tips

If you’re a newcomer to gluten-free baking, you’ll want to review the following tips before you start baking anything. Unlike cooking, where you can easily swap out one ingredient for another, baking is precise and less amenable to substitutions.  Gluten-free baking...

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The Benefits of Eating Whole Foods

The Benefits of Eating Whole Foods

As we literally and metaphorically shift into back-to-school mode, it is really important to slow down and take time to de-stress your body. One of the best ways you can do this is to deeply nourish your body with whole foods. Whether you are trying to reduce body...

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The Benefits of Bone Broth

The Benefits of Bone Broth

When it came to food, our ancestors never wasted as much as we do. When an animal was available to eat, EVERY part of animal was viewed as edible—not just “lean protein (muscle meats). This included organ meats, like liver; animal fat and bones. Speaking of bones…bone...

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Dark Chocolate, Love and Your Health

Dark Chocolate, Love and Your Health

Chocolate and The Love Connection The symbolic connection between chocolate and love was originally established by the Mayans of Mexico where, in addition to serving chocolate as a celebratory beverage at betrothal and marriage ceremonies (much like expensive French...

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Liver: An Ancient Superfood

Liver: An Ancient Superfood

Growing up, my mother used to cook liver once a week or every two weeks. I loved liver and regarded it as a "treat", sometimes confusing it with steak, which I also loved! As a child, I had no idea that liver was a nutrition powerhouse. It is, in fact, an original...

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The Power of Protein

The Power of Protein

Come September, we want (and need) more energy! There are schedules to juggle. Places to be. People to see. Reaching for more caffeine and sugar to boost energy, however, tips most of us into hormonal imbalance, setting us up to feel more anxious, overwhelmed and...

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The Seasonal Allergy-Food Connection

The Seasonal Allergy-Food Connection

As an allergy sufferer, who also has Hashimoto's thyroiditis, I dread spring.  So, I have to confess that I enjoyed what proved to be a temperamental, mostly cool (even cold!), spring in New York. Then, the other shoe dropped.  As if on cue, the temperature shot up to...

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The One Nutrient Your Heart Loves…

The One Nutrient Your Heart Loves…

Can you guess which nutrient your heart loves—and absolutely needs?  If you guessed “chocolate”, you’re close…but no cigar! It’s the mineral, magnesium, of which dark chocolate (with at least 70% cacao content) contains an abundance. Why is magnesium so vital for...

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Hi, I’m Kathryn Matthews. As a Board Certified Functional Health Coach, I help clients reclaim their energy, vitality and well-being. I want you to feel empowered about taking charge of YOUR health! To learn more, see About Kathryn.

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