Banana bread was one of my favorite childhood comfort foods – I’d always be excited to see enough brown bananas amass in the fruit bowl for my mom to agree to bake a loaf.

These days I still love banana bread just as much – but now I use my own gut-friendly recipe. [click to continue…]

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High Oxalate Foods

Antinutrients.

Rather than just adding nothing, these sneaky compounds actively steal nutrients from your body when you eat them. Antinutrients include things like lectins, phytates, and oxalates (what we’ll be talking about today).

The scariest thing about antinutrients is that unlike something like trans-fat – which can be easily avoided entirely on a whole foods diet – antinutrients are in the “healthiest” foods…

  • Legumes
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Leafy greens
  • Cruciferous veggies
  • Blueberries
  • Dark chocolate

Are you scared yet?

Take a deep breath.

Today, I’m going to break down what oxalates are, how we consume them, and why you should (or shouldn’t) care. [click to continue…]

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Raynaud's disease and the Autoimmune connection

Here at SCD Lifestyle, we talk a lot about getting to the root of health issues rather than just chasing symptom after symptom.

Standard autoimmune disease treatments are one of the biggest ways we see people getting caught up in this vicious cycle.

Autoimmune disease has exploded, plain and simple. An estimated 23.5 million people (nearly 8 percent of the population) are known to have been diagnosed with at least one autoimmune condition.

Although research efforts in this area are increasing every day, the majority of people are still in the dark when it comes to the latest, cutting-edge information.

And Raynaud’s disease is perhaps one of the most misunderstood autoimmune conditions of them all. Despite affecting 3 to 5% of the general population, it doesn’t get the attention that other conditions, like Multiple Sclerosis and Rheumatoid Arthritis get.

But our goal, when looking at Raynaud’s, remains the same. We must look at the whole picture and help people figure out the root cause(s).

It’s easy to forget that our bodies are made up of several interconnected systems all working together to function optimally. Raynaud’s disease develops due to much more than circulation issues, but rather a complex interaction of several bodily symptoms. Furthermore, the symptoms of Raynaud’s will often appear as a result of another condition.

See, when focus is placed solely on treating circulatory issues at least half of the picture gets missed. Stress management and supporting the body with proper nutrition, among others, are keys to successfully preventing and managing any autoimmune condition, including Raynaud’s disease.

Read on, as we dive into the details and show you how to overcome Raynaud’s disease naturally – and feel your best in the meantime. [click to continue…]

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Marta SCD Success Story

“It’s all about the journey, not the destination.”

That’s something we’ve all probably heard at least once (and perhaps may be sick of hearing), but it couldn’t be more true when it comes to the journey of health.

Two steps forward, one step back, and perhaps a few steps to the side.

For me, that’s exactly how my journey went – tweak, test, wait, lose hope, gain hope, etc.

But, with a great amount of perseverance and determination, I eventually got it right.

I ended up at the destination I so desperately wanted (good health) and so did our Friend, Marta. [click to continue…]

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Jennifer's Daughter

I’ll be the first to admit it isn’t particularly FUN to eliminate foods you once loved….

But when you see the impact it has on your health (like I did) you’ll be more than happy to stick to any dietary change.

Our friend Jennifer knows this all too well.

She helped her 8-year-old daughter overcome neurological issues, digestive complaints, chronic fatigue and headaches with the SCD diet.

And while the diet wasn’t always easy and her daughter struggled to give up certain foods, she could see the impact it had (and still has) on her daughter’s life.

[Enter Jennifer] [click to continue…]

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