The Barefoot Aya

Resilience in Natural Healthcare


Nutrition and Recipes


Recipe: Pickled Watermelon Rind

I first had pickled watermelon rind at a farm-to-table restaurant in Milan (pronounced MAI-LIN), NY and it seemed odd until I put it in my mouth. Watermelon rind is pretty good and I’ve even had it raw. While at my […]


Cheating on the Paleo Diet

The Paleo diet is ridiculously hard and if you’re gung-ho about losing weight, getting healthy, healing your mitochondria, helping chronic illness, or gaining muscle mass, you might be eating paleo to a tee. When I got sick and learned about the […]


Recipe: Beet Pancakes

Eating healthy can be extremely difficult especially when you’re following the very strict paleo diet. I’ve been experimenting with different breakfast options, including PANCAKES. Yes, I’ve found a very simple recipe for gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, pancakes. They’re sweet, taste like […]


Garlic: The Real Superfood

I’ve raved about honey, coconut oil, and bentonite clay as if nothing else mattered, but not all of them combined have the powers of raw garlic. Garlic is known for being anti-everything. It’s antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal, and it also kills […]