3 Ways To Support Your Body's Detox Process

Have you ever wondered if you should do a “cleanse” or “detox?”

(Especially after 2+ months of holiday indulgences.)

Whether it be a juice fast or 3-day spa retreat, the idea of doing something, anything, to get back to a “blank slate” is incredibly appealing – whether you’re struggling with health issues or have just gained a few unwanted pounds.

But do you really need to cleanse or detox your body?

The answer is – as usual – it depends. [click to continue…]

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How A Healthy Gut Can Heal Ulcerative Colitis

The connection between our physical and mental state is strong – so strong that experts actually classified Ulcerative Colitis as a psychosomatic disease in the 1930’s.

It’s the reason those with Ulcerative Colitis are twice as likely to suffer from depression and what makes stress one of the top triggers for a flare.

For so many with Ulcerative Colitis, this connection results in a vicious cycle that often resembles something like this:

Stressful event –> UC Flare –> Depression/anxiety –> Flare becomes worse –>
Increased depression/anxiety –> 
Inability to perform daily tasks and manage flare

And if you’re thinking these mental and physical symptoms have to be treated separately, we have good news for you.

The microbiome in the gut has just as much to do with depression as it does the painful cramps and diarrhea that come with UC.

Read on, as we dive into all the details of Ulcerative Colitis and walk you through how to overcome the mental and physical symptoms of this disabling condition (without medication or surgery). [click to continue…]

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Debbie's Specific Carbohydrate Diet Success Story

IBS is often referred to as a diagnosis of exclusion. It offers little value to the patient and, at best, is a frustrating diagnosis.

Unfortunately, all too many know what that feels like… nearly 11% of the population to be exact.

I used to be one of them. And it wasn’t until I started paying attention to the research on diet that I finally got ahold of my IBS symptoms in just a couple of weeks.

Debbie, an SCD community member and friend, used to be part of those statistics, too.

Her IBS symptoms were so bad she was afraid to leave the house.

Fast forward 15 years and, thanks to the SCD diet, Debbie is a completely different person.

Read on, as she shares exactly how she overcame the unrelenting gas, cramping and diarrhea that used to rule her life. [click to continue…]

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The Ultimate 2017 Healthy Gut Holiday Gift Guide

If you’ve ever been sick, you know the greatest gift you could ever receive would be to get healthy again.

And while we can’t wrap wellness up and put a bow on it, we were inspired this year to give everyone we love the gift of health – so we’re doing it by giving them the things that have helped us get healthy ourselves.

Don’t worry – we’re not suggesting you give out squatty potties or bottles of Betaine HCL – these are legitimately awesome gifts that anyone would be happy to receive. These are the things we love and use every day – and the things we’re giving to our friends and family this holiday. [click to continue…]

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Gut Health and Crohn's Disease

The physical complications of Crohn’s disease alone are enough to make it one of the most disabling digestive diseases.

But there’s also the mental and emotional piece that allows Crohn’s to completely destroy lives.

Anxiety, depression, the inability to have a social life or travel… the list goes on.

Those with Crohn’s disease are 2 times more likely to suffer from anxiety. And that number is rising.

But here’s the thing – you don’t have to pull your hair out trying to treat the mental and physical symptoms separately.

Our microbiome has just as much to do with our emotional state as it does with the gas, cramping and bloating that come along with Crohn’s.

Read on, as we dive into all the details of Crohn’s disease and walk you through how to overcome this disabling condition (without medication or surgery). [click to continue…]

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