Posts tagged leaky gut
Raw vs. Cooked - Which Contains More Vitamins and Minerals?

Have you heard the recommendation to eat certain foods (or all foods) raw? Do you already eat a variety of healthy foods, and want to know how to get the most vitamins and minerals out of them?

You’re probably not surprised that there isn’t a “one size fits all” approach to maximizing the vitamins and minerals your body absorbs from foods.

Let me go over which types of foods are best eaten raw, and which ones are best eaten cooked to maximize their nutritional benefit.

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Is My Poop Normal?

There’s so much information to be gained about your health from paying attention to your poo! This topic may be uncomfortable, but it’s so important for you to know what makes a healthy “poop” because it can tell you a lot about your digestion. And if your digestion is off, this could be an indication that something else is going on that you need to address. I know you are either dying to dive into this post, or feeling like you want to close this and forget I ever mentioned it. Which one will it be?

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Can My Symptoms Actually Be a Food Intolerance?

Do you have symptoms that just don’t seem to go away? I'm not only talking about just digestive symptoms but any random aches, pains, discomforts, etc.?

One of the trickiest things to figure out is whether a random symptom could be due to a food intolerance. That's because symptoms can be delayed, or ongoing, and not even resemble a gastrointestinal symptom at all.

In this post, I go over a few of the common symptoms, and two (very) common foods that you may be reacting to, but don't even know it.

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All About Digestive Enzymes

You may be taking (or considering taking) a digestive enzyme supplement.

However, how do you know which one (if any) is right for you?

Because there are just SO many enzymes out there, I break down the most common enzymes, what they do, and what you NEED to know about them in this post.

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Haven't Changed Anything in Your Diet but Things are Changing?

Do you feel like your body is changing but you're still eating the same way and doing the same things? I want you to know that you are NOT alone! There are so many variables when it comes to these body changes and (of course) this go way beyond the concept of everything is based on what you eat or the age-old “calories in, calories out”.

I discuss the four top reasons in my newest post.  And none of them are related to food or exercise. Plus, there’s a free download that helps record your stress responses.

Love sushi?  Love your thyroid?  I have the BEST recipe for you here!

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How to Naturally Lower Stress Hormone (Cortisol)

Stress is everywhere these days. We feel it when we wake up, when things happen during the day, and we even take it to bed with us. It’s chronic. And it’s not lovely for your health.

When we’re stressed our body reacts in a couple of ways, one is by releasing the stress hormone cortisol. And you can imagine that there are natural ways you can lower it.

So check out my list of recommendations to reduce cortisol and download your free worksheet that helps record your stress responses. Then indulge in my de-stressing dessert recipe.

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Dairy Intolerance (Lactose, Casein & Whey)

Dairy - There are few foods as controversial as dairy. I mean, it is an entire food group, right? And there are definitely some people who say you need it.

However, others say to avoid it. No one disputes that some people react to it, and by “react,” I mean both intolerances and allergies. What about you?

Whether you love it, hate it, react to it, or avoid it, I have an amazing dairy-free recipe for you. (It’s one of my favs).

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How Healthy Are Food Preservatives Anyway?

Food preservatives are common in our foods these days. It is nearly impossible to stay away from them because of the number of processed foods there are.

Being a health conscious person, you are eating better than most. You choose nutrient-dense whole foods more often than processed pre-packaged foods. So this may not be a huge concern for you. However, it is always good to know more about those random unpronounceable chemical-sounding ingredients in some foods. Would you agree?

Also, if you like salty chips, I have a much better alternative for you in the recipe at the end of the post.

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Common Weight Loss Myths Busted

Sometimes it seems that everyone has an opinion on weight loss. It’s full of bad oversimplified advice, and magical “non-diet” diet products. And this information is all over the internet.

I am so pleased to bust these bad boys. Want to know why? It's because I care about you. If you're looking to lose weight, then I want you to be successful. I want you to stop wasting one more second on garbage like the four common weight loss myths I’m debunking today.

Please join me in finally putting these to rest once and for all. And then, try my myth-free delicious and filling salad recipe.

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How to Improve Gut Health

Do you believe your overall health is based on your gut health? What about allergies, pain, and moods - are they related to gut health?

You probably guessed the answer is a resounding "yes!" The health of your gut affects everything else in your body.

Your gut health is based on the integrity of its parts, and on the health of the friendly gut microbes that live there.

There are many different ways to improve your gut health naturally. Let me give you some of my best tips for your overall gut health.

And, I’ll throw in a delicious recipe too (of course!).

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