I love experiencing the flavors of every season: fresh asparagus in the spring, juicy peaches in the summer, and gorgeous dark greens in the winter.
And then of course, there’s fall, the time when “pumpkin spice” flavors take over EVERYTHING.
And while pumpkin is amazing, there is so much more to experience in fall than just cinnamon, nutmeg, and everyone’s favorite orange squash.
Today, I want to share one of my favorite fall recipes that is an explosion of forgotten autumn flavors: Brussels sprouts, orange, and pomegranate.
Not only does this recipe taste amazing and unexpectedly like fall, but it is packed full of nutrient-dense foods that help promote a healthy gut.
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The SCD Lifestyle community is made up of every kind of person imaginable: young and old, men and women, parents and children, from every corner of the world and with every condition under the sun.
But all these people – vastly different – have 1 thing in common (and this is what makes them Tough Cases like Jordan and I were).
Almost every member of the SCD Community is dealing with multiple conditions and circumstances that cause their symptoms.
For Jordan it wasn’t just Celiac – it was Celiac and parasites.
For me, it wasn’t just IBS – it was IBS and adrenal fatigue.
For Susan, it was chronic Lyme, mold exposure, and parasites that contributed to her symptoms.
The amazing thing is that SCD can help all these conditions – and a lot more.
SCD has been used for more than 60 years because it’s so versatile – whether you have SIBO or blasto, Crohn’s, UC, or autism – SCD can help you (like it helped us and like it helped Susan).
I’m excited to share Susan’s story with our community today, and I hope her positivity, perseverance, and healing inspires you as much as it inspired us! [click to continue…]
Are you starting to view your health condition as a lifetime prison sentence?
If you’ve convinced yourself there’s no way out, we need to talk.
I’ve been there. Back when I was sick, I was so sure my health would be the end of me that I wrote out my own will.
I broke free of those chains and so did our friend, Teresa.
Despite the fact that her symptoms were so bad she was forced to quit her job, she refused to just accept it as her normal.
She is now a happy and healthy person, who spends her time camping and traveling the world.
If you’re needing some hope today, don’t miss Teresa’s inspiring story.
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The five-second rule is a lie.
It turns out, if you drop something on the floor, no matter how fast you pick it up, it’s still dirty. This was confirmed by a study recently conducted by two Rutgers University professors called “Is the five-second rule real?”
If you’re like me, I bet you occasionally employ the five-second rule. After all, my house is clean! But after reading this study – and hearing the lead scientist admit he wouldn’t eat food dropped on his own kitchen floor – I had to reconsider how clean my house truly was.
Yes, I clean regularly. But like most people – regularly could probably stand to happen a bit more often. And because of concerns for my health and the health of our planet, I stopped using chemical cleaning products years ago. Without resorting to harsh chemical cleaners or constant vigilance, I wondered – What would I have to do to make my house clean enough to literally eat off the floor? [click to continue…]
When you eat, you have many choices. Do you opt for flavor? Do you opt for convenience? Or do you take a ‘food as medicine’ approach?
The third choice is definitely the wisest. However, sometimes it can be difficult to find flavorful and convenient recipes that also help you heal… especially when many of us are following dietary guidelines, like the Leaky Gut diet, or the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD).
What Foods Fit Within a Leaky Gut Diet?
There are many Leaky Gut Diet-friendly foods that can satisfy your cravings, without leaving you feeling deprived. You can dine on vegetables, fruits, coconut products, grass-fed meats, seafood, poultry, bone broth, healthy fats, herbs, and many more choices.
While a wide variety of foods are permitted, there are some limitations on a Leaky Gut diet. You’ll want to avoid nuts, seeds, beans/legumes, grains, dried fruits, dairy, processed foods, alcohol, chocolate, eggs, and nightshades, at least until you know how you react to them. Keep in mind this is not an all-encompassing list. To learn more about what to eat and not eat on a Leaky Gut diet, check out this free webinar on Solving Leaky Gut. [click to continue…]