Sleep is important (we all know this)… but just how important is it?

Poor sleep is associated with increased depression, anxiety, systemic inflammation and decreased immune function.

For those with Restless Leg Syndrome, a lack of sleep is likely a nightly occurrence. It’s also the most dangerous side effect of this frustrating condition.

Worse yet, many suffer from Restless Leg Syndrome and don’t know it.

RLS can often be misdiagnosed as another sleep disorder, depression, poor circulation, arthritis, back problems and even growing pains in children.

If you have extreme fatigue, trouble falling or staying asleep, depression or anxiety, take the time to keep reading.

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I was stuck in the bathroom… again.

My stomach was cramping and churning.

I was racking my brain – “What did I eat that I shouldn’t have??”

I just wanted to know what I had eaten wrong so I could NEVER MAKE THAT MISTAKE AGAIN!

But no matter how carefully I logged my food journal, no matter how many questions I asked – even when I gave up eating out altogether and prepared 100% of my own food – I was still having symptoms.

Does this happen to you too?

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Bone Broth

Whether you’re following SCD, AIP, GAPS, or just a healthy gut diet, you should be doing one thing: making and drinking bone broth regularly.

Bone broth helps heal leaky gut by restoring the mucosal lining of the intestines. It’s a potent source of glutamine and other essential amino acids. It can help with everything from gut pain, to joint pain, to skin health.

The traditional way to make bone broth is “low and slow.” You start by combining plenty of high-quality bones with water on your stove or in your slow cooker, and then you wait… and wait… and wait a little longer.

24 to 36 hours later, you (finally) have delicious bone broth (plus a hot kitchen with a very particular odor!)

For the past 7 or 8 years, this is what I’ve been doing just about every week. (I drink a mug of bone broth nearly every day). The only time I got a break was when I bought high-quality packaged broth like Kettle & Fire.

The New Bone Broth Tool That Is Blowing My Mind

Some of you are gonna laugh when I tell you what I recently bought that is totally blowing my mind. (A lot of you already know about or own this tool, which is great!)

But other people still may not have heard about it, or may be on the fence about it.

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9 Reasons Why You Still Have SIBO

I’ll never forget the frustration I felt when I thought I had found the answer to my health struggles – whether it was finding out I had Celiac and starting a gluten-free diet, or being diagnosed with a parasite and starting treatment – only to have my health fall apart again.

It wasn’t because I didn’t want to get better. It wasn’t because I wasn’t trying hard enough.

The real issue is that gut health can be incredibly complicated. And SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth) may be one of THE most complex gut conditions out there.

If you have SIBO, but you’re not getting better, I have something for you today.

Meet Brie Wieselman – she is a dear friend of mine and an absolute expert on SIBO and gut health.

Brie is one of our recommended practitioners and someone I would trust my own health with.

She’s been generous enough to share this powerful blog post answering one of the questions we get all the time: “Why isn’t my SIBO clearing up?” [click to continue…]

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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?

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