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Poor Gut Health and Other Health Problems

May 25th, 2022 | Nutrition

Is your gut health compromised?If you’re feeling down, if you get sick more often than usual, if you’re having an upset stomach when you’re tired and stressed out, the chances are that your gut health is compromised. A huge part of your immunity is developed in the gut, along with neurotransmitters and hormones that regulate […]

Gut Bacteria And Weight

May 18th, 2022 | Nutrition

How can gut bacteria affect your weight?The past decade has shed light on the role of the gut microbiome in human’s overall health. Gut microbiome pertains to the collective bacteria, viruses, and fungi that live in our gut. Ten years ago, few of us were aware of just how significant they are in affecting our […]

All Fats Are Not Created Equal

May 11th, 2022 | Nutrition

After decades of thinking all fat is bad fat and causes us to get fat, it turns out that not all fats are created equal. Some of them are actually good for you and you need to consume fat to stay alive and healthy. Certain vitamins can only be absorbed by the body if consumed […]

Foods To Avoid To Improve Gut Health

May 4th, 2022 | Nutrition

The good, the bad, the ugly of the Western diet includes fruit and vegetables (good), refined sugars and high fructose corn syrup (bad), and processed foods and artificial sweeteners (ugly). If your gut is rumbling and roaring and causing you discomfort, the first place to look for a cure is your food. If you don’t […]

Gut Health Affects Your Mental Health

April 27th, 2022 | Nutrition

The gut-brain connection is very much a two-way street – each affects the other. Do you experience “having butterflies” in your stomach? How about a gut-wrenching experience? Or feeling nauseous before giving a public speech? These are just some of the signs that your gut and your brain are connected. The gut-brain connection, also called […]

GI-MAP For Heartburn, Bloating, Diarrhea and Constipation

March 30th, 2022 | Nutrition

You’re not alone. Many of us go day to day managing symptoms that we think are “normal” or “part of aging”. If you haven’t noticed, there’s an over-the-counter or prescription “solution” for everything that ails us. Heartburn? Tums. Pepcid. Alka-Selter. Prolisec. Bloating? Beono. Phazyme. Gas-Ex. Simethicone. Diarrhea? Pepto. Imodium. Kaopectate. Lomotil. Constipation? Colace. Ducolax. Phillips […]

GI MAP and Other Functional Lab Testing

March 16th, 2022 | Nutrition

When it comes to understanding what’s causing your symptoms, functional lab testing is a game changer and worth every penny. The foundational labs I recommend to clients can identify food sensitivities, leaky gut, infections, adrenal, hormone and liver function and nutrient deficiencies. These are some of the reasons behind chronic gut symptoms as well as […]

Low Stomach Acid

February 16th, 2022 | Nutrition

If you burp, feel bloated and feel like your food is not digesting, it may be because you have low stomach acid. You need stomach acid (hydrochloric acid or HCL for short) to have healthy digestion. Why Stomach Acid: Kills bacteria and pathogens Supports protein digestion Stimulates bile for fat digestion Triggers pancreatic enzymes so […]

Gut Health and Therapy for Anxiety

February 2nd, 2022 | Nutrition

I used to feel anxious A LOT! It was relentless daily anxiety where everything felt threatening and unbearable. The type of anxiety that made me want to either jump out of my skin, hide under my blanket or go into full blown panic mode. Anxiety like this makes it hard to function and uses up […]

Daily Supplements

January 26th, 2022 | Nutrition

Supplements can enhance overall health and help you feel your best. Even when you eat a healthy organic whole foods diet, it’s still hard to get all the nutrients you need from food. That said, I’ve often felt a bit awkward when I whip out my supplements at lunch or dinner with friends. It wasn’t […]

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