What comes to mind when you think of your oral health? I imagine for most of you, your digestion does not come to mind, which is why I’m so passionate about teaching others about the intricate connection between the two!     We are taught that our oral health and hygiene is independent […]

Dental Health, Digestion

How a Healthy Oral Microbiome Impacts the Gut Microbiome

    While many holistic approaches to the gut healing zero in on removing pathogens and adding in gut healing foods and herbs, there’s one incredibly important piece of the puzzle that many practitioners miss that can mean the difference between fast-tracking to digestive wellness and prolonging symptoms and dis-ease. It’s the topic of food […]

Digestion

Have Food Sensitivities? Here’s Why Your Digestion May Never Fully Heal

    It’s no secret that fiber is incredibly important for our overall health. Read any blog on fiber and you’ll hear, ”Make sure you’re getting enough fiber!” But when it comes down to it, what is fiber and why is it that it’s so helpful for our digestion and overall health?   Dietary fiber […]

Digestion

Why Fiber is Good for Digestion (And When to Avoid It)

You’re walking home from dinner on your long-awaited vacation and that nagging burning sensation in your chest from acid reflux begins to bubble up. You instantly have flashbacks of those nights spent awake because the burning was so awful. You begin to fear eating anything because it could trigger the reflux. The rest of your […]

Digestion

Is Acid Reflux Ruining Your Travel? How to Avoid or Treat It Naturally

You’re a few days into vacation soaking up the sun, delicious new foods, and enjoying some well overdue R&R. And then…you start to feel bloated and heavy around your stomach, to the point where every meal feels less and less enjoyable. Was it something you ate? Maybe. Do you have a stomach bug? Hopefully not! […]

Digestion, Health Journey, Inflammation

Constipation Ruining Your Travel? How to Avoid and Treat It

    Those of us in the functional nutrition and medicine world view antibiotics as the plague…but in certain scenarios, they are actually appropriate. If you come down with a severe infection that needs attention now antibiotics can be life-saving. And more and more research is showing the efficacy of using Rifaximin for SIBO treatment (with the […]

Digestion

Taking Antibiotics? How to Use Probiotics to Protect Your Beneficial Bacteria & Microbiome

As with so many things in life, we are often left wondering what came first, the chicken or the egg? In the case of IBS and stress, did the IBS trigger the stress or did stress trigger the IBS?!   Round and round we go without getting any closer to answers or relief because we […]

Digestion, Stress

The Stress and IBS Connection is Real: Strategies to Address It

There’s a smoothie craze happening, and it’s creating stomachaches worldwide. We’re told that green smoothies are all you need to detox your way to a nourished mind, body, and spirit, but what if you get all those high-vibe ingredients and blend them all together, only to have your stomach tighten three minutes in? I get […]

Digestion, Health Coaching, Health Journey, Inflammation, Uncategorized

Smoothies Giving You a Stomachache? Here’s Why

For as long as I can remember, I have struggled with my skin. In high school, my dermatologist and I ran the gamut from oral antibiotics to Accutane and after that, I remained on Yazmin for years, relying on hormones to keep my skin from breaking out. By my early adulthood, my cystic acne was […]

Digestion, Health Journey

8 Natural Acne Remedies: Clear up Blackheads and Whiteheads Fast

It’s been two months since I decided to start taking low dose naltrexone (LDN) and I wanted to open up about WHY I decided to take it and how it works to address autoimmune conditions like ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s, Celiac, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and much more.   Why LDN and how does it work? […]

Digestion, Immune System, Inflammation

My Experience With Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) and Why I Take it for Autoimmunity