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.

I hope this convinces you. [click to continue…]

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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?

The answer is – as usual – it depends. [click to continue…]

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How A Healthy Gut Can Heal Ulcerative Colitis

The connection between our physical and mental state is strong – so strong that experts actually classified Ulcerative Colitis as a psychosomatic disease in the 1930’s.

It’s the reason those with Ulcerative Colitis are twice as likely to suffer from depression and what makes stress one of the top triggers for a flare.

For so many with Ulcerative Colitis, this connection results in a vicious cycle that often resembles something like this:

Stressful event –> UC Flare –> Depression/anxiety –> Flare becomes worse –>
Increased depression/anxiety –> 
Inability to perform daily tasks and manage flare

And if you’re thinking these mental and physical symptoms have to be treated separately, we have good news for you.

The microbiome in the gut has just as much to do with depression as it does the painful cramps and diarrhea that come with UC.

Read on, as we dive into all the details of Ulcerative Colitis and walk you through how to overcome the mental and physical symptoms of this disabling condition (without medication or surgery). [click to continue…]

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Debbie's Specific Carbohydrate Diet Success Story

IBS is often referred to as a diagnosis of exclusion. It offers little value to the patient and, at best, is a frustrating diagnosis.

Unfortunately, all too many know what that feels like… nearly 11% of the population to be exact.

I used to be one of them. And it wasn’t until I started paying attention to the research on diet that I finally got ahold of my IBS symptoms in just a couple of weeks.

Debbie, an SCD community member and friend, used to be part of those statistics, too.

Her IBS symptoms were so bad she was afraid to leave the house.

Fast forward 15 years and, thanks to the SCD diet, Debbie is a completely different person.

Read on, as she shares exactly how she overcame the unrelenting gas, cramping and diarrhea that used to rule her life. [click to continue…]

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