Steven Wright

High Oxalate Foods

Antinutrients.

Rather than just adding nothing, these sneaky compounds actively steal nutrients from your body when you eat them. Antinutrients include things like lectins, phytates, and oxalates (what we’ll be talking about today).

The scariest thing about antinutrients is that unlike something like trans-fat – which can be easily avoided entirely on a whole foods diet – antinutrients are in the “healthiest” foods…

  • Legumes
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Leafy greens
  • Cruciferous veggies
  • Blueberries
  • Dark chocolate

Are you scared yet?

Take a deep breath.

Today, I’m going to break down what oxalates are, how we consume them, and why you should (or shouldn’t) care. [click to continue…]

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Marta SCD Success Story

“It’s all about the journey, not the destination.”

That’s something we’ve all probably heard at least once (and perhaps may be sick of hearing), but it couldn’t be more true when it comes to the journey of health.

Two steps forward, one step back, and perhaps a few steps to the side.

For me, that’s exactly how my journey went – tweak, test, wait, lose hope, gain hope, etc.

But, with a great amount of perseverance and determination, I eventually got it right.

I ended up at the destination I so desperately wanted (good health) and so did our Friend, Marta. [click to continue…]

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What Causes Ankylosing Spondylitis (Plus, How to Prevent and Stop It Naturally)

For those diagnosed with an autoimmune disease such ankylosing spondylitis, the picture painted is oftentimes grim.

A rigid spine, limited mobility, and debilitating pain are just some of the complications associated with this condition.

To make matters worse, it’s likely you’ve been told medication was the only answer and the rest is out of your control.

We’re here to paint a different picture for you.

Managing an autoimmune disease is similar to that of a game of chess – staying one step ahead is the key to success.

And how exactly do you stay one step ahead?

Identifying the triggers (like diet and stress) and knowing how to control them is the name of the game.

Despite popular belief, autoimmune diseases like ankylosing spondylitis need to be turned on or activated… and you’ll be happy to know we play a huge role in whether those triggers are turned on or off.

Read on, as we dive into the details of autoimmunity, bring you the latest research, and help you discover the necessary tools to get your health back. [click to continue…]

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Brittany SCD Success

When you’re sick, all you want is to heal – fast.

You want to wake up tomorrow feeling better. You want to be off the toilet and out in the world.

And this feeling of urgency around healing can hold people back from starting the Specific Carbohydrate Diet.

SCD works, people think, but it takes months and months.

That’s why I’m really excited to share an email we received from our community member Brittany with you.

Brittany has had UC for 9 years. But after just 2 weeks on SCD, all her IBD symptoms were gone.

Of course, not everyone has symptom relief as quickly as Brittany did – but if you’re scared to start SCD because of how long healing may take, let this story be an inspiration to you. [click to continue…]

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What Causes Psoriasis? (and how to stop it naturally)For those who’ve been diagnosed with an autoimmune condition like psoriasis, I’m guessing you’re happy to finally have a label for those red, itchy patches on your skin.

And on the other hand, I’m guessing you’re a bit scared. It’s likely you’ve been told there isn’t much you can do about it and these were just the genes you were given.

Not only is psoriasis physically painful, but emotionally painful as well. Affected individuals may feel self-conscious about the way they look and many studies show those with psoriasis are more susceptible to depression and social isolation as compared to the general public.

But what if I told you there is something you can do about it?

Scientists are finding several key factors that can lead to psoriasis and many of these triggers are actually in our control.

This complex condition continues to be heavily researched, as it affects approximately 2% of the world’s population and over 150,000 new cases surface each year in the U.S alone.

Read on, as we dive into the details of autoimmunity, bring you the latest research, and help you discover the necessary tools to get your health back. [click to continue…]

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