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Hormones are an integral piece of our body’s systems that carry out functions that support the integrity of our health and well-being. When hormones fluctuate and become out of balance, problems can arise, leading to disease. Symptoms of hormonal imbalance include premenstrual syndrome (PMS), irregular and/or painful periods, infertility, weight gain, low libido. Causes of […]
There is a lot of talk in the health field about elimination diets versus food sensitivity testing. Elimination diets have been considered the gold standard for the longest time but is that really the best option? I used to be on the anti-food sensitivity testing side of the fence. I went through the AIP practitioner […]
Our bodies are being constantly exposed to dangerous chemicals including phthalate, parabens, triclosan, flame retardants, and more. Astonishingly, no health studies or pre-market testing are required for the very products we are lathering on our bodies or using in our homes on a daily basis. This is not only affecting our health, but also the […]
Magnesium is one of the most highly used minerals in the body. It acts as a cofactor in more than 300 enzyme reactions. One of the most notable benefits of magnesium is that it is necessary for the relations of muscles, which benefits those with muscle cramps, restless leg, painful period cramps, and more. Magnesium […]
Carving a pumpkin? Don’t toss the seeds. Here is a recipe to use those pumpkin seeds. Pumpkin seeds are packed with antioxidants and minerals including zinc, mangesium, and manganese. Ingredients:1 medium pumpkin or approximately 1 1/2 cups raw unsalted pumpkin seeds1/2 Tbsp coconut oil1 Tbsp butter1 tsp dried minced onion1 tsp garlic powder1/2 tsp dried […]
How come everything is so much cuter when bite-sized? Ingredients:One pound cooked chicken breast, shredded1/2 cup mayo (I used @primalkitchenfoods mayo)1/2 cup celery, diced1/4 tsp pepper1/4 tsp salt1/4 tsp dried dill1/4 tsp dried parsleyCooked bacon, crumbledCucumber, sliced Directions:1. Mix chicken, mayo, celery, and seasonings till well blended. 2. Spoon out chicken salad over cucumber slices. […]
I recreated this appetizer after sampling something similar at Natural Grocers. I couldn’t find their recipe, so I created my own! Ingredients:Thinly sliced radishesRaw cheese Chutney (bonus points if you use fermented chutney! Mine was just what I grabbed from Central Market) Directions:Layer radish, cheese, and a bit of chutney for a delicious appetizer treat!
If you’ve been looking up nutrition during pregnancy at all then you’ve likely read about the importance of vitamin D, protein, calcium, and folate. But there is one nutrient that shies away from the spotlight and is not typically found in prenatal supplements – yet, it is estimated that 90% of Americans do not get […]
Focusing on Whole Food Nutrition Okay, so now we know what foods to avoid to rebuild your gut health. But what foods should you include? Fermented Foods If you have never tried fermented foods before, such as sauerkraut, you will want to take it slow. Properly-made fermented foods can pack quite the punch, and it […]
In our last installment I talked about the connection between having an imbalance in gut bacteria and how it affects breastfeeding your newborn. Gut dysbiosis is a broad spectrum problem, but there are some signals that your body will give if you have an imbalanced gut. One of these is food sensitivities. When we consume […]
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