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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Easy, Grain-Free Pumpkin Pie

nutrition Dec 08, 2013

While I’m not a fan of the cold weather the fall and winter brings, I am a fan of the delicious, seasonal veggies.

I simply cannot get enough pumpkin, butternut squash, and acorn squash. These naturally sweet vegetables are loaded with nutrients and can be incorporated into meals in a variety of ways.

One of my favorite desserts right now is this easy, grain-free pumpkin pie. It only...

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Gluten-Free Chicken Spaghetti

nutrition Nov 10, 2013

I was so excited to host a family dinner last Sunday night, but I had to figure out what I wanted to cook.

I love to cook, but I’m used to cooking for 2, not 12!! I needed to make something that was kid-friendly, healthy, and easy to make in large quantities.

I decided to go with chicken spaghetti- always a crowd pleaser.

However, I modified it a little bit to make it gluten-free and...

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