Ditch the ‘macro-friendly’ Thinking

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Earlier this week I saw a fitness influencer post a tutorial on how to ‘MACRO-HAUL’ your fridge and pantry. What I saw was horrifying… Refrigerator full of sugar-free, fat-free, dairy and gluten filled processed crap. Pantry full of processed, sugar-free, fat-free snacks and nutrient-devoid packaged meals. As someone who has experienced the power of food as medicine, it’s hard to …

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 …

Seed Cycling: A Critical Review

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Seed cycling has been touted as a tool to help women regulate and improve the symptoms of their periods. Seed cycling involves taking a combination of flax and pumpkin seeds (1-2 tablespoons each) during the first half of the cycle (from when period starts until ovulation, the “follicular phase”). Then take sesame and sunflower seeds during the second half (after …

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 …

Intuitive Eating During the Holidays

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If you asked me what ‘diet’ I was on or how many ‘macros’ I was eating, I’d probably shrug my shoulders and say “I dunno, I just kind of intuitively eat?” “Intuitive eating” seems to be everyone’s dream come. It doesn’t involve macro and micromanaging every bit of food eaten. PLUS we get to keep the body comp we worked …

Turmeric Hot Cocoa Recipe

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Here is a cozy drink recipe from the Well-Fed Women Podcast! To welcome in the winter months, why not curl up on the couch with a warm cup of Turmeric Hot Chocolate? This drink has the perfect blend of warming spices and rich cocoa, and can be made from scratch in minutes. Not only is it creamy and delicious,the addition of the …

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 …