Start Here: A Shopping List To Begin Your Journey

2018-06-26T22:46:56+00:00 June 29th, 2018|Clean Eats, Clean Living, Nutrition|

It’s usually a huge transition to shift your eating habits, especially when you’re making the kinds of changes we talk about on this site. No more dairy? Grain? Sugar? Coffee??? The list of permissible foods varies by ailment, but what's true across the board is, when you're starting a restricted diet, it can be hard [...]

June Spotlight: AIP | What If You Feel Worse on AIP?

2018-06-27T21:08:08+00:00 June 29th, 2018|Brain Health, Clean Eats, Nutrition|

The Autoimmune Protocol is hard at the beginning. It's an elimination diet, and what is eliminated are probably some of your favorite comfort foods. Foods like gluten and dairy that create a natural high in addition to the sensual enjoyment of the foods' flavors and textures. It doesn't feel good to give these things up. It [...]

Barely Bread Is Actually A Lot Like The Real Thing

2018-06-28T13:25:26+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Clean Eats, Clean Made LA, Nutrition|

We've tried them all. All of those brands of gluten-free breads. Or maybe we should call them "breads." We've tried them and they made us feel sad. Hard, cakey, mealy, bland, crumbly. The different brands each have their own issues, but collectively, they were all a little hard to swallow. It actually took a lot of [...]

Better Diet, Fewer Psych Drugs?

2018-06-24T22:32:49+00:00 June 27th, 2018|Brain Health, Clean Living, Clean Reads, Nutrition, Self Care|

While the majority of the drugs available for mood and psych disorders are effective, no one can argue that many of these pharmaceuticals come with a slew of nasty side effects. No longer willing to “donate their body to science,” increasing numbers of people are looking at more natural, holistic ways to tend to [...]

Sick of Eggs and Salad? Break the Brek and Lunch Rut 

2018-06-26T18:05:34+00:00 June 26th, 2018|Clean Eats, Clean Made Picks, Nutrition, Recipes|

Here on Clean Made, we post a lot of recipes. There is an entire world of meat and vegetables we can combine into a universe of infinite meal possibilities. We pride ourselves on featuring a bunch of the best of them (and they're all nutritious, feel-good food, to boot). But breakfast and lunch are more tricky. [...]

Healthy Trader Joe’s Products Nutritionists Swear By

2018-06-24T22:33:45+00:00 June 25th, 2018|Clean Eats, Nutrition|

Trader Joe's is a great place to find produce and a surprising number of healthy packaged, prepared, and frozen foods. We sometimes even shop there for vitamins, and we love their honey-scented hand soap and their entire wine and beer department.   But knowing that there are so many great things at TJ's, we really appreciated [...]

14 Indications You Might Have A Nightshade Allergy

2018-06-22T19:21:39+00:00 June 23rd, 2018|Nutrition, Self Care|

Nightshades get a lot of buzz in the autoimmune community. This class of plant (known scientifically as Solanaceae) often includes most people's favorite vegetables, but they can cause a range of health problems, from itchiness to leaky gut and even arthritis*.   The problem seems to be related to glycoalkaloids. These act as natural bug repellants in [...]

Recipe: Paleo Nacho Cheese Sauce

2018-06-22T16:44:15+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Clean Eats, Clean Living, Nutrition, Recipes|

I'll never forget an exchange with my son, about a year ago. I told him we were having pasta for dinner. He was not impressed. He leveled his gaze at me and asked, accusingly, "Is the pasta good or is it healthy?" Ouch! As funny (albeit sassy!) as that comment was, it raises an important misnomer about [...]

What Are The Real Origins of Organic and Sustainable Mail Order Meat?

2018-06-21T15:19:14+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Clean Eats, Clean Living, Nutrition|

We hate to be the ones to bring this up…but probably the thought has crossed your mind, too. How do we know if the meat we order online is truly as clean as the company says it is? Issues about supply vs. sustainability, price vs. carbon footprint, labeling, transparency, and basic trust with companies [...]

June Spotlight: AIP | GOOP Goes AIP: A Q&A with Amy Myers, M.D.

2018-06-23T09:45:37+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Clean Eats, Clean Living, Clean Made Picks, Nutrition|

Our June Spotlight on AIP has taken us from an overview of the Autoimmune Protocol, the reasons behind it, the healing effects of AIP, which foods to eat and to avoid, how to gradually reintroduce ingredients back into your diet after you’ve eliminated all non-AIP foods, ways to make AIP easier, and a whole bunch of [...]