“All disease begins in the gut.” That’s the infamous saying Hippocrates coined thousands of years ago, but current research is finding much truth in this ancient piece of wisdom! Good gut health is all about balancing the bacteria and promoting a structurally intact intestine, and your daily diet is a major determinant of a healthy microbiome.... Read More
Hair, Skin, Nails: Health Signals
Your hair, skin and nails are great predictors of underlying health issues, like nutrient deficiencies, leaky gut syndrome and hormonal imbalances. Naturally most of us want strong nails, thick hair and clear skin. And your external appearance may give telltale signs that your diet is amiss. Here's how to improve signs that your diet may be lacking.... Read More
Is It Wise to Avoid Food Thickeners?
Thickeners are food additives that have been "deemed to be safe." But, there are some people (maybe you?) who should just avoid them altogether. In today’s blog post I’m providing you with some useful information, if you're already a label reader. And if not, you'll find some good reasons to start reading those labels and making healthy meals from whole foods.... Read More
Do You Have a Leaky Gut?
You may have heard a lot about “leaky gut” these days. Today I want to share with you some of the latest information about it. Leaky gut can be linked to so many conditions, especially ones related to the gut and chronic inflammation. Stress can be one of a number of contributing factors. So I’m diving into those factors right after telling you a bit about what it is, how it occurs and what some of the common symptoms are.... Read More
Stress Can Put a Strain on Your Health
Does stress make you feel a bit off? Do you notice negative health effects when your stress is supercharged? Maybe it affects your sleep, or maybe you get sick more often. Maybe you're not even aware that you’re stressed! Stress can definitely mess with your health. Let's talk about some of the telltale (and not-so-obvious) signs that stress is affecting your health, and what you can do about it.... Read More