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 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

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

Do you ever feel like living with a chronic illness should be easier to manage? Need more optimism to carry you through the valleys and peaks?   While you heal, there are several ways in which you can positively impact the trajectory of your gut health. It has to do a lot with the mind-gut […]

Digestion, Health Journey, Lifestyle, Thrive by Food Show

How to Maintain Positivity with a Chronic Illness + 5 Meal Planning Tips

When it comes to your digestive wellness, have you ever wondered, when enough is enough?! Enough bloating, enough worrying about what you can and can’t eat, enough anxiety when traveling….enough!     In this blog, I’m recapping a live Q&A with myself and Crossroads of Fitness’ fitness and nutrition expert Garrett Wood. We discuss Garrett’s gut […]

Digestion, Thrive by Food Show

When Enough is Enough: When To Take Digestive Health Action (& Mistakes to Avoid)

  Welcome to this 3-part blog series, based off of my recent 3-day gut healing workshop on Facebook (watch it below). Developing a healthy gut is a process that takes time, just as “disease” in the body also took time! My hope is that through this 3-part blog series, you feel more empowered, informed, and […]

Digestion, Health Coaching

The 3 Signs of a Seriously Dysfunctional Gut

      If you’re like me, you love learning about new ways to use food to support your body’s ability to heal. But it can quickly become overwhelming to know which foods you should be eating to better your digestive health. Prebiotics this, probiotics that, paleo-approved, Whole 30 compliant, and the list of criteria goes […]

Digestion, Recipe

Jerusalem Artichoke Soup Recipe That’s Anti-Inflammatory and Rich in Prebiotics