Eat Well, Be Happy – Episode 306

Episode 306

with Debra Stark & Aya Alexander

  • Maitake mushroom stew
  • Chickpea, artichoke heart giambotta
  • Butternut squash curry with purple cauliflower and peas

Eat Well, Be Happy – Episode 305

Episode 305

with Debra Stark & Jeff McDonough

  • Old-Fashioned Pecan Pie
  • Pumpkin maple cake
  • Cranberry oat crunch

Life Changing Bread (Our version)


Adam sent me a link to “The Life-Changing Loaf of Bread” by Sarah Briton, and I want to give her a big thumbs up here. This is my adaptation, which we made on our cooking show, Eat Well Be Happy. You can see that this recipe is a snap to make. It’s also chock-a-block full of nutrients, protein, minerals, fiber, gluten-free, nut-free and vegan if you use coconut oil (or olive or sesame oil; both are additional options). We love it, and you will too. You’ll also enjoy reading Sarah Briton’s website, Tell Sarah we sent you!

Natural Medicine for Constipation

You don’t need to be medically constipated to be… just a little backed up. In fact, a lot of people are just fine, but can still use a little helping “going.” Do you miss some morning, feel a little bloated sometimes…? In no particular order, here are five things you can do about it.

 Water: drink enough water. Enough said.

 Fiber: Fiber is a generic term for indigestible starch. Since it’s not digested, it pretty much goes in one end, and comes out the other. On the way through, it acts like a brush (insoluble fiber) or a sponge (soluble fiber). And since it absorbs water, it takes up space, and creates bulk in the stool.

So, how does fiber work? Think of it this way: it’s easier to squeeze toothpaste out of the tube when the tube is full.

Beyond that, soluble fiber feeds the healthy probiotic gut bacteria.

I could go on and on about research studies, but I won’t. After all, nobody needs me to prove to them that fiber works. We all know it does.