Karen DeHaven

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Zero calories. That must be good. Right?

In previous blogs, I discussed the detrimental effects of our modern food processing techniques and the addition of sugar to almost all modern processed foods. All this was to awaken us to what is in the foods we buy and to consider healthy alternatives.  Alternatives that will nourish, satiate, and satisfy us! And that will

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GAPS OnCon! What is that?

Do you suffer from any of the following or know some who does?: Memory and cognitive problems Learning disabilities Mood alterations Behavioral and social problems Panic attacks Anxiety Autism ADHD/ADD Dyslexia, dyspraxia Addictions Depression Obsessive-compulsive disorder Bipolar disorder Schizophrenia Epilepsy Eating disorder Involuntary movements Tics and fits Sensory problems *  *  *  *  * Autoimmune

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Anything on the shelf is poison until proven otherwise?

What do you think of this quote by Robert Lustig?: “Anything on the shelf (i.e. in the middle of the store) is poison until proven otherwise.”  This sounds radical.  But is there merit in it? I always return to the premise that God knew what He was doing when He created the world and us. 

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Educational

What Is Pure, White, and Deadly?

Are you still struggling to make those desired dietary and lifestyle changes you wish to make? What is holding you back? Is it perfectionism (there must be only one right choice), fear of failure, the need to stay in your comfort zone, procrastination, or overwhelm? I get it.  I too struggle in making changes for

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Educational

The Nutritional Super-Powers of Homemade Broth

Last week I proposed a practical first step toward transitioning from our modern diet to a more traditional diet… the diet that societies enjoyed before the introduction of sugar, the industrial revolution, the rise of the big food giants, and the chemical revolution… before the manifestation of all the chronic health issues we see today

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ONE Easy Step Toward a Better Diet

Are you interested in avoiding some of the chemically laced, addictive foods that I described in my video presentation Evolution of the Modern Diet and transitioning to eating a nutrient dense, whole-food, properly prepared diet as our ancestors did?   But also feel overwhelmed and do not know how to start? I have a practical step

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Evolution of the Modern Diet

Have you ever given thought to the fact that God is perfect and infinitely wise?  That He knew what He was doing when He created the world and created us?  That He knew what our bodies needed to be healthy, and that He created everything we could possibly need to sustain us and enable us

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Inspiring

Enjoy the Holidays!

Try these tips  for enjoying the holidays!   And leave a comment and let me know how they work for you!   Peace and grace, Karen   “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His steadfast love endures forever!…”  Psalm 118

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Inspiring

Giving Thanks!!!

“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His steadfast love endures forever!…”  Psalm 118   I have been thinking of Thanksgiving for some time now, a tradition established for our country to take time out to thank God for sustaining us and to recount and celebrate His unending goodness. I have so much

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Chicken Butternut Squash Stew, GAPS Approved

I love soups and stews.  With this recipe the butternut squash melts  into the stock yielding a delectable thick stock.  Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 large chicken breast, bone-in, skin on (approx. 2 lbs.) 3 peppercorns Few springs of fresh herbs (thyme, rosemary, oregano) 1 Any combination of the following depending on what you have on hand:

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