Beatty Protocols

These recipes are compliant with the majority of the dietary protocols recommended at Beatty Naturopathic. If you have been prescribed an Autoimmune Protocol, please visit the AIP Compliant Recipes.

Detox Your Home |

Detox Your Home

When you start down the path of more natural living and trying to detox your home, it can be a bit overwhelming as you realize how insidious toxins are. This can be especially scary for parents, or soon-to-be parents! Note: as someone with a rigorous science degree, I'm careful of ...
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Folate vs. Folic Acid | Neural Tube Defects vs. Autism |Clearning up the Confusion | Healthy Pregnancy |

Folate vs. Folic Acid, Neural Tube Defects vs. Autism – Clearing up the Confusion

I've had some (panicked) questions about the recent articles on folic acid supplementation during pregnancy and increased risk of autism. Let's chat science: 1. This study is what is called an Observational Study. Do these types of studies have their merits? Absolutely. Do they establish causation? Absolutely NOT. This study ...
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Salmon en Papillote | 15 minute healthy meal |

Salmon en Papillote

This recipe sounds fancy. It looks fancy. It tastes fancy. But it's so darn easy. Which is amazing, since over or under cooking fish is the worst!! If you follow me on Instagram, you might be familiar with our #TacoTuesday tradition. Since we work late on Tuesdays, we need to ...
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Homemade Kombucha |


It's pretty hard to look at any health-related article these days, without seeing the microbiome mentioned at least once! And for good reason. The microbiome (or flora) is the sum total of all the critters that live in your gut (and skin, vaginal tract etc.). By critters I mean bacteria, ...
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1st Trimester |

My First Trimester

In an effort to share as much information as possible, this post is about my experiences around food during the first trimester of my first pregnancy. I kept this post in drafts for my first trimester, with the intention of sharing my experiences, so it's written a little differently than ...
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Fever: The Role in Immune Function, Benefits & Risks of Treatment, Natural Remedies

So I've been sick. Really sick. It came on as a slight cough last Tuesday - I thought it was residual from a cardio-intensive workout that morning. But by the evening it was still there. I immediately started hitting it with everything I had. Now normally my arsenal is pretty ...
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Birth Control

Two years before even starting to try to conceive, I went off the birth control. I went off it for other reasons as well, and while this post isn't about birth control and health, it is important to recognize that birth control is not a 100% safe and harmless pharmaceutical ...
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Chicken "Noodle" Soup | gluten-free, grain-free, paleo | AIP & low-carb options |

Chicken “Noodle” Soup

Anyone else love chicken noodle soup? I certainly do. It reminds me of when I was a kid and my mom would make it to make me feel better! Unfortunately, most chicken noodle soups out of a box or can are full of junk. And for those of us who ...
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Chocolate Smoothie (with hidden spinach!)

Ah the smoothie. The breakfast that always sits on a pedestal. Even if it's full of crappy ingredients, the word "smoothie" always brings to mind healthy, fit individuals. Is that legit? Well, in some cases maybe - so let's sort out all the info. Benefits of Smoothies Fast. Can be ...
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Instant Pot | Favourite Kitchen Gadget |

Instant Pot

I've had a lot of people recently ask me how I keep bone broth on hand all of the time. This is a totally fair question because in order to get a really nutrient-rich, gelatinous bone broth it needs to cook for a long time. We're talking 24 hours on ...
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Liver, a True Superfood |

Liver – A True Superfood!

When we think of superfoods, things like kale, acai, chia and other plants come to mind. However if we actually put a definition to the word superfood, it becomes quite obvious that these are not true superfoods. Here are my requirements for a superfood: It needs to be jam-packed with ...
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Bacon & Apple Braised Cabbage |

Bacon and Apple Braised Cabbage

Cabbage isn't many people's first choice of veggie. It has a bad reputation that it simply doesn't deserve! Cause you know what? It's one of my favourites and I'm not a notorious eat what most normal people don't like person. I have learned that if you cook food properly, it ...
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