The Facts About Fat (Part 2)

nutrition Apr 13, 2015

Fats are essential for a healthy body and healthy brain. They are a main energy source for the body. Consuming quality fats daily is critical for brain function, healthy skin and hair, immune function, healthy digestion, body temperature regulation, and aiding in the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K.

In part 1 of this article, we focused on saturated fats as one ideal fat...

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The Facts About Fat (Part 1)

nutrition Mar 24, 2015

Fat is such a controversial topic. Is it good or bad to eat fat? Is a low-fat diet or high-fat diet better? Does fat make you fat?

While much of mainstream media will have you believe that fat is bad, I’m going to suggest a different view that’s backed by much research. America has been in this low-fat diet craze for several decades now, and not surprisingly, the obesity rate and...

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Delicious Paleo Custard

nutrition Mar 17, 2015

Every now and then, I get in the mood for something sweet. Don’t we all? As a Digestive Health Coach and one who follows a Paleo Diet, I’m not going to get my sweet fix from processed, gluten-filled cakes, pies, or cookies.

However, that doesn’t mean I have to deprive myself. Instead, I make my own healthy desserts with real ingredients. In my opinion, they taste just as good,...

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Why Acid-Suppressing Drugs are a Bad Idea

Uncategorized Mar 17, 2015

The use of antacids, such as Prilosec, Nexium, and Tums is widespread. Half of American adults have used antacids, and they are the 3rd most common over-the-counter medication. Most people take these drugs to relieve the symptoms of heartburn, reflux, GERD, and indigestion. However, while these medications may reduce the symptoms, they are not treating the cause. In fact, they are worsening the...

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The Link Between Food Poisoning, IBS, and SIBO

nutrition Feb 10, 2015

Digestive issues are all too common today especially Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). One billion people worldwide have IBS, which isn’t even a legit diagnosis. IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. This means that other digestive conditions, such as Colitis, Crohn’s, and Celiac have been ruled out, and doctors don’t know what the problem is. They just know that you have certain...

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Is a Paleo Diet Nutritionally Complete?

nutrition Dec 16, 2014

The Paleo Diet has gained a lot of traction over the past few years, and with that, comes critics. In this article, I’m going to address one objection you might here about the paleo diet.

A common objection to the Paleo diet is that it is not nutritionally complete. This is due to the fact that paleo excludes all grains, legumes, and most dairy. It also eliminates all processed and...

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Dairy-Free Coconut Whipped Cream

nutrition Nov 18, 2014

Who likes whipped cream? I do! However, have you looked at the ingredients in Cool Whip or Reddi Wip?

Here’s just a few ingredients of great concern: hydrogenated vegetable oil, high fructose corn syrup, sodium caseinate, propellant, carrageenan, corn syrup, polysorbate 60, non-organic milk.

While these products might taste good, they’re made up of highly toxic, inflammatory, GMO...

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Is Your Gut Leaking?

nutrition Nov 18, 2014

I want you to take a moment right now and think about your top 3 health complaints.

If you’re like most of us, then you are probably dealing with something related to at least one of these 5 problems:

  1. PMS
  2. Digestive problems
  3. Being overweight
  4. Fatigue
  5. Depression

While all of these conditions seem to be unrelated, they are actually quite connected.

As Hippocrates stated years ago,...

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Pumpkin Spice Custard

nutrition Nov 18, 2014

Tis the season for all things pumpkin! I love the flavor of pumpkin in foods and beverages. Growing up, my favorite dish at Thanksgiving was the pumpkin pie. Sadly, most pumpkin pies contain ingredients that aren’t suitable for gluten-free, dairy-free, or paleo diets.

After avoiding the dessert table the past couple of Thanksgivings, I decided to make my own pumpkin dessert. This is very...

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Could a Gut Infection Be Causing Your Digestive Issues?

nutrition Sep 02, 2014

Digestive issues are all too common in today’s society. In fact, 10-15% of the U.S. population has Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) affects 2-3 million people in the US. These chronic symptoms of abdominal pain, gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, food sensitivities, and fatigue can be debilitating and extremely frustrating. I get it. I’ve been...

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