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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The New Frontier for IBS

nutrition Jul 22, 2014

Last Saturday, I attended a conference that was nothing short of amazing and incredibly educational. It was the Global IBS Symposium led by Dr. Mark Pimentel.

Dr. Pimentel is the Director of the Gastrointestinal Motility Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is truly one of the pioneers of IBS research and treatment. I had previously read his book, A New IBS Solution, which was...

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Could Bacterial Overgrowth Be Causing Your IBS Symptoms?

nutrition Jul 07, 2014

If you struggle with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), you’re not alone.

In fact, 10-15% of the US population has IBS. That’s more than the number of people in the US with Type 2 Diabetes, and we know how prevalent that is.

IBS can occur anywhere in the digestive tract from the mouth to the anus. Therefore, your symptoms can vary widely from reflux and heartburn to bloating, gas,...

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Why Everyone Should Try an Epsom Salt Bath

essential oils Jun 16, 2014

This article was originally published in MindBodyGreen, but I just had to personally share it with you.

Lately, I’ve really been working on managing my stress in healthy ways. I like yoga, reading, and long walks, but I needed other simple techniques.  Honestly, the hardest part of self-care, is prioritizing time for it. However, if you find something you enjoy...

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Best Foods To Fight Parasites

nutrition Apr 07, 2014

Millions of people struggle with digestive problems, commonly labeled IBS, due to a number of different reasons.

The key to healing IBS is finding and treating the root cause of the illness. It could range from food intolerances, to bacterial overgrowth, candida, parasites and more. I’ve dealt with digestive issues for years, not knowing what the cause was. After numerous tests,...

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Chicken Spaghetti Squash Casserole- Paleo Style

nutrition Feb 02, 2014

Several months ago, I posted a recipe for gluten-free chicken spaghetti. I recently tweaked it a little bit to make a delicious paleo version. Honestly, I think I like it better! I’ve written about spaghetti squash before, and it really is a perfect pasta substitute. It has a great flavor, and a little crunch, which I love. This dish is super easy to make, and it’s loaded...

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How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

nutrition Jan 07, 2014

I love squash, and there are so many wonderful, different varieties to choose from. One of my favorites is spaghetti squash.

Its name is fitting because once it’s cooked, it literally comes apart like spaghetti. It is a perfect nutrient-dense, low-carb substitute for pasta in any dish. Whether you’re gluten-free, paleo, or just trying to eat healthier, this squash is a tasty...

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