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 …

Common Causes of Constipation

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Constipation can be a factor of many things. But throughout my years of coaching clients, I have found 6 major contributors to chronic or acute constipation. Changes in fiber effects Constipation Changes in our diet usually lead to a disruption in our GI system. Just think about the time you switched your dog’s food over. You gradually changed it over …

Acne Root Cause #2: Gut Dysbiosis

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Our skin microbiome is an extension to our gut microbiome and maintaining the proper balance is crucial for its function and appearance. Even if you don’t have a lick of digestive woes (like bloating, intolerances, constipation, etc), you likely have an imbalance of gut bacteria if you are chronically dealing with skin problems such as acne or eczema. This was …

Acne Root Cause #1: Inflammation

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Remember that skin can be inflamed from the outside as well as the inside. Externally, skin can be triggered by UV light or allergens in soaps and cosmetics which cause the skin cells to produce cytokines and chemokines (inflammatory hormones that bind to certain cell receptors and then trigger more inflammatory hormones leading to increased blood flow and immune cell …

Have a Leaky Gut?

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Our gut is more than just a garbage disposal for our food – it is involved with immunity, mental health, detoxification, & hormone balance. # When the lining of our gut is impaired from inflammatory conditions we put it under (stress, chemical additives, inflammatory foods, alcohol, etc) then shit hits the fan. # More specifically, the junction points between the …

Need a Daily Fiber Goal?

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The Paleo Diet era made some serious ground in getting us to eat our veggies & foods in their whole form. Clap it up for that! But per usual, we like to take things to the extreme – so yes we need our daily veggies – but when does a good thing become bad? For the majority of peeps, increasing …