Nell’s Home Birth, Part 1: Welcome Yves Blake

Please join us in congratulating Paleo Diet author Nell Stephenson on the birth of her son! Here’s she choose home birth and the story of her big day. In addition, to quote Nell, “after having been through this pregnancy travel and learning, unfortunately, the medical model of care for pregnant women is based not in the best interest of mom and infant, but on the very rewarding version of The Business of Being Born, as so eloquently put in the documentary with the same name.  It’s comparable to our broken healthcare model when it comes to nutritional advice and  I feel like

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German edition of Perfect Health Diet on sale now!

Shou-Ching and I’m delighted to announce that the long-awaited German edition of Perfect Health Diet is going to be released on April 11, and is now available for purchase! Here is the cover: Buy from We’re very grateful to Thieme …

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Keto for Women Virtual Tour + $1,000 Giveaway

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Celebrating the launch of my newest paperback Keto for Women by sharing 10 free keto recordings that outline how to overcome thyroid, PMS, menopause systems and much more … and offering up a chance for you to win $1,000 USD while helping other women in a big, big way.

My book, Keto for Women, is out there for the entire world to see.

In today’s post, I’m sharing:

  • How to receive a copy of the publication
  • the way you can win $1,000 USD when you talk about the publication
  • How to review Keto for Women
  • Lastly, 10 video recordings about the best way best to customize keto for your life + you get a fantastic peek of what’s inside the book.

And, if you pre-ordered a copy, THANK YOU for the support you’ve shown during the last year of making this publication a reality.

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If you don’t have a copy of my paperback however, I’ll tell ya a little bit of what’s inside.


I teach ya how hormone imbalances cause lots of the negative symptoms you’re experiencing and what keto foods and protocols might work better to remedy those. By instructing youy how to understand your body, you’ll be empowered to find solutions that are perfect for you as an individual and keep in control every step of the way.

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Once you have your copy, share a selfie with you and the book on social from now to August 20 and use the #ketoforwomen on your post.

Each time you use #ketoforwomen, you’ll be entered to win a $1,000 USD Amazon Gift Card (open to all people, everywhere) for each individual share.

Additionally, every time #ketoforwomen is used, we will donate $0.25 to Up with Women to a maximum of $1,000. Up With Girls is dedicated to helping recently homeless and at-risk women to rebuild their lives. The cycle of homelessness and poverty could be exceedingly difficult to escape. Up With Girls gives the skills and opportunities to break the cycle.

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Now, as soon as you have your copy, it will help immensely to take time outta daily; we’re talking about two minutes tops, to review the book.

You can review the book here.

Seriously, we’re talking minutes.

Okay, let’s get to those recordings! In each video, I reference my subsequent books:

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The Keto Diet: Launched in 2017, it’s a (very heavy) book devoted to the keto beginner. If you’re new to keto, or struggling with a number of the concepts, this is the book for you.

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The Keto Diet Cookbook: Published April 2019, this publication focuses on meal planning, food prep, and cutting down the time spent in the kitchen. This book is great for you if you’re interested in fast and easy recipes, or fighting with keto meal planning.

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Keto For Girls: Releasing June 2019, this book has no recipes and is all practical guidance to doing keto right, for your lady body. Over 400 pages dedicated to the healthful adjustments you can make on keto to encourage healing common imbalances from PCOS, PMS, thyroid, managing menopause, and more.

Fasting for Women on Keto: Chatting about fasting on your ketogenic diet – how to do it safely as a girl, who shouldn’t do it… and much more!

Common Keto for Women Questions: Answering your keto questions like what to do when your period is bizarre on keto, how to swap out bread, and what girls need to adjust while following a keto diet.

Hormone Imbalances on Keto: Signs you’ve got a hormone imbalance and how to overcome hormone imbalances on keto.

Symptoms of Gut Imbalance on Keto: On gut ailments, signs of dysfunction, your microbiome, what your feces says about you and so much more.

Repairing the main Relationship: How I live from a place of abundance with my body, the way to balance self-respect while also caring for my body.

How to Customize Your Keto Diet: How I structure my ketogenic diet for the most customization. The strategies you can use to create your keto diet, yours. We talk about anti-diet, intuitive eating, my preferred pressure cooker meals, and how to do keto without tracking and going a bit crazy!

Keto and Fatty Liver, and Your Cholesterol: How your cholesterol reacts to a ketogenic diet and what occurs to the liver, and concerns about fatty liver.

Why Inflammation is an issue on Keto (and what to do about it): How women can improve their health by checking inflammation. SO many problems come from the level of inflammation in our own body. Learn what happens, why it’s a problem, and the way to reduce in your ketogenic diet.

Keto and Performance (including workouts with keto): How to integrate movement (and workouts!) Into your ketogenic diet without feeling flat and BLEH.

What to Eat Keto (Fat Fueled Pyramid): How to prioritize healthful low-carb options, make meals together with the items you have available rather than following complicated recipes.

Cauliflower Tabbouleh – The perfect low carb summer salad!

Cauliflower Tabbouleh is a low carb remake of a popular Mediterranean dish. This delicious refreshing salad maintains the tastes of traditional Lebanese tabbouleh by substituting cauliflower walnuts and rice for bulgar. The result is a gluten-free dish full of freshness from parsley, lemon, and mint.


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Now that warm weather is upon us, the time for light dishes with refreshing, bright flavors is here. Kiss boring salads and side dishes goodbye with this refreshing, bright cauliflower tabbouleh.

Fresh herbs such as parsley, mint and scallions, will alert your taste buds. Crunchy walnuts, crisp, sweet tomatoes and zippy red onions give this salad a fun yet elegant combination of flavors and textures. This cauliflower tabbouleh salad is the perfect summer lunch or an superb accompaniment to a picnic, barbecue, or Mediterranean dinner.

Cauliflower Tabbouleh

Have you attempted tabbouleh? Tabbouleh is a Lebanese, vegetarian salad traditionally flavored parsley, mint, tomatoes, and onion. It’s dressed with a light mix of olive oil and lemon juice and seasoned with pepper and salt.  

Bulgur comes from the parboiled, cracked groats of different kinds of wheat. Couscous, made of flour and water, is much like pasta. Grains and pasta are a problem for those trying to manage blood sugars using a low carb, keto diet.

Luckily, my low carb tabbouleh salad recipe keeps all the classic tastes of tabbouleh but eliminates the bulgur or couscous.

Cauliflower tabbouleh with parsley and tomatoes served with grilled chicken kebab.

How to Create Low Carb Tabbouleh taste good!

The trick to making tabbouleh with no bulgur or couscous comes down to two key ingredients: cauliflower and chopped raw walnuts.

Walnuts provide the chew and deeper flavor found in bulgur. Walnuts are low in carbs carb and a source of protein and healthful fats while cauliflower provides a tasty and healthy low carb base.

Cauliflower is a powerhouse ingredient for low carb and keto diets. It’s an excellent low carb grain and rice alternative and when mashed, makes a great a potato substitute. It’s now a mainstream fixing and easily found in most grocery stores. Look in the produce section for cauliflower rice and in the frozen food department for frozen. I prefer fresh because frozen cauliflower rice is sometimes mushy. 

I make my own cauliflower rice at home with a box grater or a food processor. Food processors have gotten considerably less costly through the years and will help you save money in the future if you intend to use cauliflower frequently as a substitution in of your keto diet.

I recommend having both a larger food processor for making big batches of cauliflower rice or even things like low carb bagels dough and a smaller food processor for the convenience factor for smaller jobs.

I gently steam the cauliflower rice in the microwave or quickly saute in oil on the stovetop. While this is totally optional, I find cooking mellows the taste of the cauliflower.

When the cauliflower rice is ready, remove the stems from the parsley and give it a quick chop. Add it to the food processor with the walnuts and pulse until finely chopped. Then, spoon them in a bowl with the chopped tomato, onion, mint, and cauliflower rice. To finish, dress the tabbouleh with olive oil and lemon juice and sprinkle of pepper and salt.

Drink this Tabbouleh as a light lunch salad as part of a beautiful Mediterranean dinner. You could plan a complete Mediterranean night with a refreshing cucumber salad, baba ganoush, and a meat dish such as this grilled Mediterranean flank steak, shrimp, or chicken kebabs. The sky’s the limit!

Cauliflower Tabbouleh is a low carb remake of a popular Mediterranean dish. This delicious refreshing salad keeps the tastes of traditional Lebanese tabbouleh by substituting cauliflower walnuts and rice for bulgar. The result is a gluten-free dish full of freshness from parsley, lemon, and mint.

  • 1/2 cup raw cauliflower rice, slightly packed
  • 1/3 cup raw walnuts
  • 1 big bunch curly parsley, stems removed ((about 2 ounces))
  • 1 Roma tomato, seeded and diced ((3 ounces))
  • 1/3 cup minced purple onion ((or 4 scallions))
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp minced mint
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp white pepper
  1. Pulse until the cauliflower resembles little crumbles or grains of rice. Alternately, use the large holed grating disk and nourish the cauliflower florets through the tube to grate. If you don’t have a food processor, simply use the large holed side of a box grater.

  2. Gently steam cauliflower rice in the microwave or cook quickly in a pan on the stove to remove the raw taste, but not make it soft. This is optional, but I think that the tabbouleh tastes better. Cool.

  3. Cut the stems from the parsley and give it a rough chop. Add the walnuts and parsley to the food processor and pulse until finely chopped.

  4. Scrape the carrot and cauliflower mixture to a medium bowl and add the tomato, onion, lemon juice and olive oil, stirring to blend. Season with salt and pepper.

  5. Refrigerate any leftovers for up to 5 days. Serve alongside grilled meats or grilled vegetables.

  6. Serves 4 people at 3.7 Net Carbs per serving.

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Mediterranean Cucumber Salad with tomatoes, red onion, kalamata olives, and feta cheese.

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How to Get Enough Omega-3

Fatty acids are the kind found in fish and fish oil, and they’re important in fighting aging and disease, most notably heart disease, but also cancer and other ailments. A recent study found a strong association in the bloodstream, and aortic calcification, indicating that []

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More about my Green Mountain experience

Back in February I spent three weeks at Green Mountain at Fox Run, a “whole-body wellness retreat” in Vermont for women, to work on my binge eating challenges.

I’ve been writing up a storm about my visit over on the Green Mountain’s blog. Here are my articles:

What Our Wellness Retreat is Really Like | Week 1 in Green Mountain

What if I beyond help? What if I take all this time away from my house and my life and nothing changes for me? I knew these anxieties had nothing to do with where I was going and everything to do with my wobbly faith in myself after years of yo-yo dieting.
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How We Eat, Move, and Live Our Wellness Retreat Program | Week 2 at GMFR

“I now understand exactly what is happening in my brain when I binge. I understand why I found it tough to stick to diets. I know the ramifications of chronic dieting and restriction on my body. It will help me look at my situation with compassion and less judgment. ”
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Binge Eating Disorder Treatments in a Wellness Retreat Placing | Week 3 at GMFR

“I’ve learned practical tools to”reverse engineer” an episode of emotional overeating or binging and pinpoint the thoughts, feelings and underlying needs that led up to it. There is an awareness there today, rather than that hopeless”why did I do this!?” feeling. ”
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“I was suspicious of the whole idea of self-care, thinking it was all scented candles and chanting on a pillow. But Pathway™ enabled me to see that self-care as a basic tool of recovery from eating struggles. It’s what keeps us from visiting that depleted place binges occur. ”
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Six Things I Learned From the Food in Green Mountain at Fox Run

“I’d made many attempts to eat mindfully since I first read a book about intuitive eating back in 2010, but it never really clicked… Green Mountain gave me the freedom and serene environment to practice those skills and ideas. Without regular pressures or the cooking or clean-up, I could really focus on the food. ”
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Making Lifestyle Changes that Last after Green Mountain

“There are tough days when it feels like one step forward, two steps back, but I know that I’m going in the right direction, however squiggly the path could be. ”
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I’m writing more about my recovery adventures and learnings here on the site – all of the posts are in the Pursuit of Healthiness category. I’m posting on Instagram and Facebook.

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First printing was in March, 2018.

This is the first in a series of two cookbooks with Peggy Hardaway as the principal author with some terrific recipes from George Stella and I as well. Pretty golden cookbook with matching coil binding.  These five colorful cookbooks with their both colorful and substantial pages of recipe photos are fun to own, easy to navigate, fun to read, and I am sure you will love owning them.  I know even I’m happy to have them and refer to them frequently.    As with all the cookbooks, every recipe that has a photo will have it indicated in the heading alongside the name of the writer whose recipe it is and, in addition, each photograph has the page number indicated on it.  With all the cookbooks, I am the one who edits them lovingly puts the cookbooks together.  I take my job very seriously and always do my best to create an accurate and superior job!  I was taught initially by publishers who printed a few of my cookbooks – among them was printed by the largest publisher in Canada at the time (now taken over by an American company), MacMillan Canada.  I soon figured out that I wanted to get into self-publishing.  Now, of course, we’re competing with thousands of other low-carb cookbooks out there and it’s increasingly more difficult to earn a living in this field.  Our trusted brand does set us apart and we’re proud to have such creative people on the Low-Carbing Among Friends’ team, not the least of which is renowned low-carb chef and TV celebrity, George Stella!

Peggy Hardaway has devoted many years to creating wonderful recipes the low-carb community has enjoyed.  You can find her recipes in Buttoni’s Low-Carb Recipes.  Peggy, also a teacher by profession, has retired with various other interests that keep her occupied, but she still keeps her hand in and posts new recipes to her blog as she makes them.  As well, she participates in Low-carb Forums helping newbies and others.  Peggy has her very own style and often makes cultural foods which we might be afraid to tackle, however, she makes them look easy!  She also has many of her own homemade spice combinations (many of which mimic commercial varieties), some of which you will discover in this cookbook, with the recipes that you create your own, if you so desire.  Peggy knows the art of very flavorful cooking!

When Peggy was working on the team for a few years on Facebook, Peggy and I’d frequently reach millions with our recipes.  Peggy and I’d have a friendly rivalry going on with our daily articles and those were fun times that are such.  We were very supportive of one another, however, and stood by each other when others tried their best to topple our team or compromise our success. That occurred fairly often and it hurt sometimes, but we picked ourselves up and carried on!  It is hard to believe sometimes but it did happen.  We were top of the low-carb world on Facebook for 5 plus years and thus we did not make everybody happy since it’s such a competitive business.  It was just when we stopped paying Facebook for two years that another woman who was paying Facebook a lot caught up to us in time.  Lovely woman and none of us begrudge her success.  We pay a little bit these days but the majority of our enjoys which with our two combined pages is over 1.1 million were from the good old days – mostly organic enjoys – save for around 10,000 likes which were paid enjoys (well, not entirely – our organic enjoys finally given to us).  Even although we cover Facebook a bit these days, we still only get a portion of our organic enjoys added.  One must pay lot to get all of them.  I miss the good old days, but nothing stays the same forever and one day I will retire and, thus, I put things in perspective.  Life is not all about social media!  However, that said we’re still the top low-carb group on Facebook and this weekend when my husband adds up the numbers, it is going to be very obvious that we are as a team number one on Facebook.

Pictured on the Front Cover: Curried Pumpkin”Puppies”, Almond Butter Cookies, Chickpea, Collard and Sausage Soup, Strawberry Chocolate Torte, Grilled Chicken and Spinach Pizza

Barbecue Dogs
Hummus (can not tell the difference from the real thing!) , Chicken Florentine, Creamy Chicken Cabbage Casserole, Grilled Chicken and Spinach Pizza, Lebanese Baked Chicken (uber-famous recipe!) , Chickpea, Collard and Sausage Soup, Montreal Chicken Soup

Examples: Apple Cupcakes, Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, Jiffy Peanut Butter Cakes, Meyer Lemon Pound Cake, Orange Pound Cake, Sock-it-to-me Cake and Strawberry Chocolate Torte

Cheesecakes and Pies
Examples:  Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie, Sour Cream Cheesecake with Lemon Accents, Triple Chocolate Cheesecake

Cookies and Squares
Cases: Almond Butter Cookies, Carrot Cake Blondies with Cream Cheese Frosting, Cookie Crust Apple Pie Squares, Pumpkin Cookies with Caramel Frosting, Thick Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Vegan Keto Hummus Celery Boats

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A nut-based hummus recipe which makes keeping to a ketotarian lifestyle that much simpler. Put the low-carb spread on celery sticks or your preferred keto-friendly vegetable.

Are you comfortable with the ketotarian method of approaching a ketogenic diet?

If you are like me and just love plants and the notion of going full-blown keto is terrifying for you, there are numerous strategies you can use to consume more plants on keto…

… starting, with this keto hummus, and ending… well, with this keto hummus?

In all reality though, there are oodles of recipes you can follow to live a plant-based keto lifestyle.

Before I get into today’s recipe, I’ve got news! When you share a selfie with you and the publication from now to August 20 and use the #ketoforwomen on societal. You’ll be entered to win a $1,000 USD Amazon Gift Card (open to all people, everywhere) and each share, we will donate $0.25 to Up with Women to a max of $1,000.

So, all you’ve got to do is utilize #ketoforwomen when sharing pics from my new novel, Keto for Women, and you’ll be instantly entered to win!

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Recipes For the Modern Ketotarian

I was vegan until I wasn’t anymore. And, even thought it’s been YEARS since I labeled myself as being vegan, I still very much associate myself as being more plant-based than most other people.

When keto was newly on the scene, a great deal of people assumed it was meat + animal fat. But, there’s a good deal more to keto than meats the eye (haha see what I did there?) .

You may flourish on a plant-based approach to your eating style, and even though some keto”specialists” would advise against it, I think you are the best judge of how your system thrives, not a stranger on the internet. Should you choose to be a keto vegan, a keto vegetarian, or keto pescatarian, it’s completely doable.

Especially once you have the ideal plant-based keto recipes in your toolbox!

And, if it’s support you need, know that you are not alone in your interest in eating crops, and being keto. People do so, physicians do this, you’ve got this!

You Can Like Plants and Not Be Ketotarian

Just cause this is a plant-based recipe doesn’t mean you have to BE plant-based so as to enjoy it.

If you liked hummus before you went keto, and you’re in need of a keto spread that goes fabulously with veggies, look no further than this keto hummus!

It can be produced with either peeled almonds or macadamia nuts, is the perfect consistency, and uses ingredients which are pretty darn easy to access, no matter where you are in the world.

Let’s get to eating!

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Vegan Keto Hummus Celery Boats
Writer: Leanne Vogel
Recipe type: Keto, Low-carb, Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy-free
Prep time:  5 mins
Total time:  5 mins

Serves: 10

A nut-based hummus that’s perfect for adding to celery or some other low-carb vegetable. The perfect snack for a ketotarian life!

  1. Place the macadamia nuts in a large bowl and cover with water. Cover the bowl and place in the fridge to soak for 24 hours.
  2. After 24 hours, drain and wash the macadamia nuts. Add the lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, tahini, cayenne, salt, and pepper and blend until smooth.

To store, keep the assembled logs in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. If stored separately, the hummus will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days.


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What is your favorite plant-based keto recipe? Are you loco for avocado chips? Crazy for overnight “oats”? Can not live a day without cauliflower fried rice? Snap a pic of your #plantbasedketo recipes Instagram and tag me – @healthfulpursuit. I enjoy seeing what you create!