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)

bread-DS

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, http://www.mynewroot.org. 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.