7 Gut-Healing Oils

A few fast facts about fat:

  • Fat is one of the 3 macronutrients in the food we eat (the other two are protein and carbs)
  • Fat contains 9 calories per gram (protein and carbs contain 4 calories per gram each)
  • Fat is required for the absorption of some vitamins (the fat-soluble vitamins – A, D, E, and K)
  • Fat is essential for the production of hormones

From here, it can get a little more complicated.

See, you’ve probably heard that some fats are “good” and some fats are “bad.” Most people agree about that.

But when it actually comes down to what makes a fat good or bad, people start to disagree.

If you dive into the “good fat/bad fat” rabbit hole, be prepared to go deep.

And while the science is fascinating – if your goal is to get a healthy gut AND actually live your life while you do it you might not have the time or interest to go there.

So, today I want to do something a little different – I’m going to share with you the 7 best fats you should be eating for a healthy gut and a healthy body – and the top 5 you should avoid.

The goal of this article is to be easy to read, easy to remember, and actionable – I hope that after you read you’re ready to throw away any of the old “Avoid” oils you’ve got and replace them with some new healthy fats.

Let’s get started! [click to continue…]

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Sjogren's Syndrome

I have what?

Aside from being hard to pronounce, Sjögren’s syndrome is an autoimmune condition whose unpredictable nature makes it difficult to diagnose and manage.

Those who actually receive a timely diagnosis are often left feeling scared and confused, as they try and grasp what it really means to live with a seemingly mysterious disease.

Unfortunately, many believe they have no other choice than to go down the rabbit hole of lifelong medications with unrelenting side effects.

You may wonder if other options even exist….

They DO.

If you’re looking for a different option but don’t know where to start, you’re in the right place.

Read on, as we dive into what contributing factors ignite this disease, what role the gut plays in turning it on, what you can do to overcome Sjögren’s naturally and much more. [click to continue…]

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Kimmy A. SCD Success Story

Most people with undiagnosed Celiac disease have trouble keeping weight on. Before I was diagnosed, it didn’t seem to matter how much I ate, I kept losing weight.

But it doesn’t always unfold that way.

Kimmy experienced the opposite problem – she had stubborn weight that she couldn’t lose, no matter what she did.

She had other health complaints too – bad teeth, depression, kidney problems – but they all seemed unconnected.

It wasn’t until she was properly diagnosed with Celiac disease (after 33 years of symptoms!) that Kimmy was able to heal her gut, get healthy, and lose the weight.

But more importantly, she got rid of the brain fog and depression that had plagued her since she was a teenager.

Kimmy’s story is a powerful reminder that our gut health is at the root of everything – and the benefits of healing the gut go far beyond easy digestion! [click to continue…]

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How To Properly Prepare Beans For Gut-Healthy Diets

If you’re following an ancestral or gut-healthy diet like SCD, AIP, GAPS, paleo, or a leaky gut diet, beans are one of the most confusing foods you’ll hear discussed.

On the one hand, you probably grew up believing beans to be a “healthy food.” They’re versatile, cheap, tasty, and filling… there’s a good reason they are a staple in diets around the world.

But on the other hand, if you’re interested in gut health, you may have heard some bad news about beans…

Like that beans contain anti-nutrients. Or that they damage your gut. That they are actually really bad for you.

So which is true? Are beans good or bad?

The truth is that (like just about any food) beans and legumes aren’t strictly good or bad.

Depending on the individual, beans may or may not be a good food for you right now.

But one thing is certain: to be a healthy food for anyone, beans must be properly prepared.

When prepared properly, beans are a nutrient-dense food that can nourish your body. In this article, I’ll briefly cover the bean controversy plus share how to safely prepare beans at home. [click to continue…]

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Eric Green's Gut Healing SCD Success Story

A few months ago, I found an amazing new social media site.

It’s called DaoCloud and it’s a way for people interested in health and wellness to connect (you can check it out here).

I loved DaoCloud so much that I reached out to one of its founders – Eric – to learn more about his mission for the site.

And guess what? Eric is an SCD-er, too!

I’m excited to share Eric’s story with you today – he has distilled everything he’s learned along his healing journey and created an an amazing site that’s going to help thousands of people. [click to continue…]

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