Tell me if this has ever happened to you…

You see a recipe that looks amazing. You click on it, fingers crossed.

Will the ingredients all work for me?

One by one, you read them, getting more and more excited. And then, there it is: some food you just cannot eat, ruining the entire recipe for you.

And I’m not talking about conventional recipes. I mean when you’re already looking at healthy recipes and they still don’t work for you!

I know I’m being a little dramatic here, but when you’re eating a restricted diet, it can be incredibly frustrating to try to find new recipes that work.

And when boredom with the recipes you do have sets in, you’re more likely than ever to stray from eating the foods that support your health and make you feel your best.

That’s why, today, I want to talk about modifying recipes to work for your healthy gut diet. [click to continue…]

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6 toxin binders

When it comes to healing, people are usually either a “tough case” or a “mild case.”

(Find out which one you are here.)

“Mild cases” usually have big results, fast with changes like eating better, sleeping more, and adding a few supplements.

“Tough cases” on the other hand don’t get better as quickly or as easily. They can still heal (of course) – but it takes more time, more testing and tweaking, and often the help of an expert practitioner.

That’s where today’s guest poster comes in.

Meet Julie Donaldson. Julie is one of our recommended practitioners and specializes in working with tough cases. Today, she’s sharing her expertise in treating chronic infections with us – specifically how and when to use binders to help treat gut infections.

If you’re a tough case, this is a must read. [click to continue…]

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How to make your own gut-healthy chocolate

Having a healthy go-to treat is serious business.

I’m talking about something you can enjoy that won’t set you back 3 days (or more) on your healing journey.

It could be the difference between staying on the right track or completely falling off the wagon (and contemplating never getting back on).

A healthy treat shouldn’t be too much to ask for, but often times it is.

And we don’t want it to be the reason you experience a dreadful setback.

Our dark chocolate recipe meets all the criteria of an amazing treat: simple, versatile, gut-healthy and delicious.

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Natural relief for grinding teeth

Grinding and clenching our teeth is one the most common reactions to chronic, low-level stress – the kind of stress we all experience when it comes to dealing with our health, managing our families and kids, and just going to work every day.

If you’re grinding and clenching your teeth, you’re not alone.

It’s something I struggled with for years after my Mom lost her long battle with cancer.

So, what can we do about it?

That’s where this article from Christina comes in.

Christina Tidwell is a Registered Nurse and Autoimmune Health Coach. After an autoimmune diagnosis of her own, Christina dedicated her practice to helping those with autoimmune health problems heal holistically, using a blend of both naturopathic and Western approaches. She is also one of our recommended health practitioners for anyone in our community who needs more guidance and 1-on-1 support.

If you’re already working with a dentist and using a bite splint, but still need more help, this article is here to support you.

And today, Christina has shared a comprehensive guide to stop teeth grinding and clenching naturally – without resorting to bulky mouthguards or potentially dangerous muscle relaxants. [click to continue…]

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Do you know anyone who struggles with lupus?

It’s one of those diseases where one or two symptoms can quickly turn into fifty.

And it doesn’t just affect one area of the body.

The skin, joints, kidneys, lungs and even the heart, just to name a few, can all be affected at any given time.

And when it comes to the standard medical approach, patients are left to manage each symptom individually (oftentimes with several medications).

Functional medicine takes a completely different approach – one where the focus is on finding and fixing the root cause of disease to achieve true healing.

Simply put, leading researchers and functional medicine practitioners from all across the world agree – the gut is the best place to start to address ALL the symptoms and complications of lupus.

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