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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The power of community is an immeasurable tool when it comes to overcoming health issues.

In fact, it’s probably one of the most underestimated.

The truth is we all need someone to hold us accountable and see us through our bad days.

For Jordan, it was the online SCD community.

For me, it was Jordan who stood by me as I worked my way through the SCD diet.

For Alyssa, it was her mom’s support that kept her from giving up.

And it’s just what she needed….

From lying on the floor wondering how she’d get through another day to camping, traveling the world and following her dreams, the SCD diet changed her life.

If you’re needing some inspiration on your own journey, this story is for you.

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There’s nothing else like it… warm, gooey, chocolate chip cookies fresh from the oven.

(Hey, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to enjoy a cookie sometimes! After all, delicious food is one of life’s greatest pleasures.)

Even if you’re following a healthy gut, grain-free diet like SCD or paleo, you shouldn’t have to give up the occasional cookie.

But here’s the problem: a lot of gut-healthy, grain-free recipes rely way too much on one ingredient that may be holding you back from healing: nut flour.

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