What's New? Fall Newsletter 2014
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Hello to all!  I am very excited to share with you our FIRST newsletter for At Home With Wellness.  I have desired to have a newsletter for some time, as it will be a way for me to reach out, connect, and help to further inspire and educate.  I know that the road to ‘finding optimal digestive health and overall health’ can be a long and varied road for some.  I also know that the road to digestive wellness through using the GAPS protocol has been so very beautiful for so many.  The roads vary for everyone, as we are all biochemically individual with a varied history of stress, foods consumed, antibiotic usage, family lineage, and more.
It is my desire to help educate and inspire each of you, as you take this journey toward re-balancing our gut and finding your optimal wellness.  My goal is to have a quarterly newsletter in which we will share success stories, great recipes, tips, info on upcoming classes, and more. 
Do you have a success story to share?   Your story of success can help inspire others, as it is for certain, that there is someone else out there right now that that has experienced what you had……….and is in need of support, encouragement and inspiration.  Your story may be just what another person needs to hear right this very minute.  See below in our newsletter – we would love for you to share your success and/or any favorite GAPS recipes with us.
I have plans to create some advanced gut-health classes in the coming new year.   We will share them in the next newsletter.  
Wishing you a happy, peaceful, and love filled holiday season.  
With gratitude that I can be with you on your journey to wellness,

Laura Villanti

At Home With Wellness, LLC
Certified GAPS Practitioner
Certified Healing Food Specialist - CHFS
Chapter Leader, Rochester NY - Weston A Price Foundation              

the HEAL YOUR GUT Cookbook

Nutrient-Dense Recipes
for Intestinal Health
Using the GAPS Diet

by Hilary Boynton and
Mary G Brackett
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Marinated Chicken Wings


Makes 25 to 30 wings


• 1/4 cup honey (optional)
• 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
• 1/4 cup coconut aminos
• 1 onion, finely chopped
• 1 tablespoon ghee, schmaltz (chicken fat), lard, or butter, melted
• 1 red chile or jalapeño, diced (remove seeds, optional)
• 1-2 inches gingerroot, grated
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• Pinch of cayenne (optional)
• 25-30 chicken wings and/or drumsticks
• 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
• 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
• Chopped scallions, for garnish
In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, gently melt together the honey, apple cider vinegar, and coconut aminos until incorporated. Add the remaining ingredients (except the chicken, salt, sesame seeds, and scallions) and stir. Place the chicken in a giant glass or porcelain baking dish. Pour the marinade over it, making sure all the wings are covered. Massage the marinade into the wings, cover, and place in the fridge for at least 2 hours (preferably overnight, tossing two or three times).
Preheat the oven to 425°F. Spread the chicken wings on a large pan and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until cooked through and nicely browned on the top. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and chopped scallions and serve. If you are worried about spices, you can omit the chile and cayenne.
Note: In a pinch I have popped the wings on a sheet pan, drizzled them with coconut aminos, chopped garlic, and ginger, added a few pinches of salt and pepper, tossed, and then popped them in the oven. Upon removing, I sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve! If you don’t have time for marinating, don’t sweat it!

Lemon Curd


Serves 4 to 6

After making macaroons, this is a great way to use up the leftover egg yolks! This is surely a crowd pleaser!


• 6 egg yolks
• Juice and zest of 3 lemons
• 1/4 cup of honey
• 1/4 cup ghee or butter, chilled (Full GAPS)
• Pinch of sea salt
Using a double boiler, whisk together the egg yolks, lemon juice, lemon zest, and honey, combining thoroughly. Slowly whisk in small pieces of the ghee or butter (if you’re using it) until it’s all incorporated. Gently simmer, and occasionally whisk the mixture until it thickens, 5 to 10 minutes. Once you have reached the desired custard-like consistency, remove the curd from the heat and place it in a bowl of ice-cold water to halt the cooking process. Pour it into a glass dish or single-serving ramekins, and store in the fridge. Yum!
These recipes have been excerpted from Hilary Boynton and Mary G. Brackett's The Heal Your Gut Cookbook (September 16, 2014) and are printed with permission from Chelsea Green Publishing.

"The Broth of Life" Presentation

Learn the wonders of "nourishing broth", 
an old-fashioned remedy for our modern world.


At this event, we will be sharing Dr. Kaayla Daniel’s presentation on Nourishing Broth from the 2013 Wise Traditions conference.  Dr. Kaayla Daniel co-authored the new book, Nourishing Broth, with  Sally Fallon Morrell.   In addition, we will give a demonstration of various bone forms for use in broth making.
You will leave with new appreciation for the health benefits of broth, along with various techniques and culinary tips…and much more
  • The rich history of broth and the culinary practices of your ancestors 
  • The immense health benefits of homemade bone broth due to its gelatin and collagen
  • The science behind broth's unique balance of amino acids, minerals and cartilage compounds
  • It’s role as the basis for all gourmet cuisine and the base for your soul-warming soups 
 We will have the newly released, hot-off-the-press book, Nourishing Broth, available for sale at the event.  All proceeds from the sale of the book go to supporting this event and other future educational events.  The cost of the book will be $20.00.  This event is no charge and is sponsored by the Rochester chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation.
"The Broth of Life" Presentation
Do you make and drink broth?  If so, you are well ahead of the newest trend to hit NY City.  You are a trendsetter!
You have likely been enjoying the benefits of bone broth for years. Now, New York city folks are getting turned on to the wonders of this elixir with a new take-out, restaurant offering on First Ave-East Village.
Keep up with the trend setting.......... your bone broth, fermented foods, animal fats, no industrial oils/fats …and more!  The world is soon to follow in your footsteps.
Why New Yorkers will be sipping bone broth (in coffee cups) this winter
Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride did another amazing job clearly conveying the many aspects of gut dysbiosis and its effects on our psychological and physiological health.  She spoke LIVE at the Weston A Price Foundation conference in Indianapolis on November 7th.  Do not worry that you missed this, as you can listen to her full set of presentations whenever you desire…..ON DEMAND!    
If you have never heard Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride present, whether in person or on video, then you are sure to get amazing value from it.  She is able to clearly articulate what needs to be done in order to recover from gut dysbiosis.  Her years of clinical experience and wisdom will clearly shine through and you will be inspired with the potential of the GAPS protocol.
FOR DETAILS, click here:
Dr. Natasha...ON DEMAND!

We LOVE to share testimonials as we know that they are inspiring to EVERYONE.  Here is a note we recently received from a client:

Good news!  (my 3 month update after following GAPS)

- My anxiety and OCD are MINIMAL. I can't tell you what a relief this is to have my mind back. I can tell you a hundred different ways this has improved my life: I am not occupied for days when I hear depressing news or constantly making up worst-case scenarios to dwell on; I have established a "normal" level of clean in my home instead of a freakishly orderly one, leaving me more time for friends, volunteering, reading, exercising, enjoying life; my relationship with my husband is at an all-time high.

- I can breathe better! My lungs feel huge and clear, like they take up my whole torso. It feels amazing, and even more amazing is that I never EVER would have reported having a breathing problem before now.

- Previous symptoms of PMS (cramps, hot flashes, lightheadedness, mood swings) were non-existent last month for the first time.

- I have lost weight in some difficult areas (belly, sides) and gained muscle.

- My thumbnails have grown out and have none of the deep groves in them. They are completely smooth now.

- I have greatly reduced cravings for alcohol, which used to occur nightly. I am down to drinking wine at most, one night a week. Herbal teas are now the nighttime norm.

We would love to hear from you!

Please share a success story to help inspire other families or send us your favorite family recipe.  You will be entered in a drawing to receive the brand new cookbook highlighted above in "Simply Fabulous New Products".  It is a beautiful, full color cookbook with step by step instructions to help guide you in your GAPS cooking journey. Two lucky winners will be randomly selected, per newsletter.
Enter to win
Did you know that At Home With Wellness has a Facebook page?  You do not need to ‘use’ Facebook in order to read what is there, you simply need to have a Facebook account so that you can access the page.   It seems to be the easiest way for us to share updates and articles of great interest to those who are on the journey to ‘re-storing their digestive health.’
How to access the Facebook page? Simply click on this link and LIKE the page: 

You will then see any new posts that I have shared.  The focus of the At Home With Wellness Facebook page is around the topic of digestive wellness and gut health.  My goal is to offer meaningful posts only, so hopefully you will find this to be an efficient way of seeing what’s new in gut health, without having to read lots of unrelated material.

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