Functional Nutrition Candida Protocol

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Are you struggling with these seemingly ‘random’ issues like bloating/gas/constipation keeping you from living your best life? This is more common than you think. As Type A, high-achieving women, we’re under a lot of STRESS. Not only from our schedule, boss, & finances, but pressure we put on ourselves to get to the gym, eat right, & be there for …

99 Problems But Healing My Gut Solved Like 89 of Them

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Tried everything you can think of to feel lighter and more regular down there? Sick of being bloated after every meal? Constantly sick or fighting off colds? In your 30s and your skin is still a hot mess? These are just some of the lingering gut issues I had despite cutting out the ‘bad’ foods, reducing stress and intense exercise, …

Are Probiotics Actually Necessary? Read This

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Ever wonder if taking a probiotic was worth all the hype? You’re not alone! The topic of probiotics actually goes way beyond digestive issues alone. Your body is complex and interconnected, and the GI system sits at the CORE of it all It’s connected to & influences everything from immunity, metabolic function, cardiovascular, skin, & urogenital health So, while improvements …

Why Snacking Could be Ruining your Gut Health

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If you are struggling with gut related issues such as acne, anxiety, mood swings, autoimmunity, brain fog, food intolerances, hormonal issues, bloating, gas, etc – listen up. Addressing gut health typically isn’t something we think about when we have symptoms like acne or anxiety, but they are directly related. One specific area I want to teach about today is how …

Low Stomach Acid

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Gut health is all the hype right now and for good reason! It is estimated that 70% of our immune system lives in the lining of our digestive system. So when we have digestive issues, our immune function is often compromised. Plus, 90% of serotonin is produced in the gut. Serotonin is largely responsible for mood, appetite, sleep, and even …

5 Ways to Make Bone Broth Actually Taste Good

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Benefits of Bone Broth Bone broth is a wonderful, traditional food rich in minerals, collagen and amino acids, nutrients often lacking in the standard American diet. As a part of gut healing diet, or simply used as warm, winter drink, drinking cup after cup can get a little boring.   How to Make Bone Broth We prefer to make bone broth in …

4 Steps to Heal a Leaky Gut

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Leaky gut is a term used to explain many gastrointestinal and immune disorders. Essentially, a leaky gut is when the ‘gates’ from your intestines to your bloodstream are broken. There is a hole big enough to let microbes and toxins through that should not otherwise be allowed in. Gluten exposure is one cause of a leaky gut. And that’s just …

Food Sensitivity Tests: what you need to know

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Are you experiencing any gas, bloating, acne, excess mucous production, cravings, brain fog, or uncomfortably painful cramping after eating? I know I certainly had all these symptoms of poor gut health and food sensitivities and it’s a miserable journey! At the time, I was 3 years deep into competitive CrossFit, crushing 300g of carbs on a daily basis, and stressed …

How to Eradicate H. Pylori

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Helicobacter pylori is a hardy spiral shaped bacterium which multiplies and colonizes in the stomach. H. pylori can survive gastric acids due to its ability to produce an enzyme called urease. Urease neutralizes stomach acid, making it easy for the bacteria to survive in it own acide-free zone. H. Pylori is the only bacterial organism that can survive in the …

Ready to Try an Elimination Diet?

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we are not a fan of being overly restricted with the foods we eat. In fact, much of our work focuses on ‘undoing’ years of chronic dieting mentality. So to post an article about restriction has me a little uneasy. Nonetheless, there are some situations in which a short term food restriction can help problem solve what foods may be …