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What is Oil Pulling

It’s been about a year and half since I first started oil pulling.  Admittedly I was skeptical at first, but my teeth were in such bad shape that I was willing to try anything.  Once I started oil pulling I noticed less sensitivity and my teeth were naturally whiter.  Now I love it and oil… 

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What is Oil Pulling

What is Oil Pulling? And The Oil Pulling Challenge

It’s been about a year and half since I first started oil pulling.  Admittedly I was skeptical at first, but my teeth were in such bad shape that I was willing to try anything.  Once I started oil pulling I noticed less sensitivity and my teeth were naturally whiter.  Now I love it and oil… 

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Paleo Roasted Spiced Radishes

Roasted Spiced Radishes (Paleo and Low Carb)

When I first changed my diet I started by lowering my carbs and one of the best substitutes for potatoes was  radishes.  At first I wasn’t going to try it because most of my experience with radishes was in raw form in salads.  Yuck!  I definitely wasn’t a fan of raw radishes, but I decided to… 

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Spiral Slicer Giveaway

Clean Eating Challenge Giveaway: Spiral Slicer

When going grain free (which is part of our 30-Day Clean Eating Challenge), pasta is one thing a lot of people miss.  The good news is that you can easily turn veggies into grain free pasta noodles.  So delicious!  My favorite tool for making veggies noodles is to you use a Spiral Slicer.  It makes… 

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How To Diffuse Essential Oils + Essential Oil Combos to Diffuse

For most of the last four years my focus and goals have been on changing my diet.  Over the last year or two I have been realizing that sometimes diet isn’t enough and for me that has been the case.  Early last year I dove right into learning about essential oils as part of my journey to natural… 

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Paleo Herb Crusted Pork Loin

Herb Crusted Pork Loin (Low Carb and Paleo)

I usually get all my meat from a local farm that has grassfed beef plus pastured chicken, pork, and turkey. It’s so convenient to be a part of the “meat share” and each month and I pick up the meat at the farmer’s market once a month.  It’s already packaged and I store it in… 

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Paleo Spiced Chicken Wings

Spiced Chicken Wings (Low Carb and Paleo)

Today is Day 8 of our 30 Day Clean Eating Challenge.  So far so good for me and while my diet normal consists of clean low carb and paleo eating, I had indulged on a little too many grain free treats over the holidays.  Plus I’m trying to get rid of SIBO so it’s best for me… 

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Taco Lettuce Wraps (Paleo and Low FODMAP)

So you may be thinking that the little packet of seasoning you usually buy for tacos can’t be all that bad for you.  Have you flipped over the package and read through the ingredients? Store bought taco seasoning contains ingredients that are far from real food and add unnecessary carbs and sugar to the mix…. 

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Paleo Side Dish_Carrot Puree

Clean Eating Side Dish: Carrot Purée

It’s always nice to have some different veggie options to turn to when you’re wanting something a little different.  When I first started posting recipes with carrots most people were shocked because they aren’t considered “low carb” (at least not very low carb).  One thing I have learned over the years is that you have… 

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Best of 2014_Paleo and Low Carb Recipes

Best of 2014 (Paleo and Low Carb)

It’s been a great year! Thanks for joining me on this journey!  In 2014, I made the switch from Living Low Carb…One Day at a Time to the name Holistically Engineered.  Why did I make the switch?  Because my life has become so much more than just low carb.  I’m so passionate about a well-rounded approach to… 

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Paleo Bacon Wrapped Smokies | holisticallyengineered.com

Bacon Wrapped Smokies (Low Carb and Paleo)

Yesterday was my 3 year blogiversary!  Wow, it’s so hard to believe that over 3 years ago I started my journey to health and then decided to document my recipes and journey through this blog.  What started out as a little hobby to fill some free time and to have a place to store recipes ended… 

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Grain Free Gingerbread Sandwich Cookies

Gingerbread Sandwich Cookies (Grain Free and Low Carb)

If you’re still trying to finalize your holiday dessert selection these Gingerbread Sandwich Cookies may be the perfect choice.  They are simple to make..just whip up and bake the cookies, let them cool, and fill them with a cheesecake like filling.  You get some of the classic flavors of the holidays in an easy to… 

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Low Carb Mini Cheese Ball Appetizer

Mini Cheese Ball Appetizer (Low Carb and Grain Free)

With the holiday season in full swing there are lots of parties and celebrations going on.  It’s always fun to share homemade recipes with family and friends..especially to let people know that going grain free (low carb and/or primal/paleo) doesn’t have to be tasteless.  Most of the recipes filling my newsfeed are for sweet treats… 

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