Diet

Enjoying Alcohol on a Low Carb Diet!

Enjoying Alcohol on a Low Carb Diet!

With the holidays upon us, we are more likely to encounter events that serve alcohol. But if you’ve been following my Skinny Gut Diet or any number of low-carb diets—or if you’re about to begin—you might be wondering if you can drink alcohol. The answer is yes, but not all alcohol is equal. Here are some tips for enjoying alcohol…

Losing Control at the Holidays?

Losing Control at the Holidays?

Every year the holidays approach and you swear you won’t succumb to the usual temptations—food, alcohol, and shopping. You tell yourself that this year will be different, and that you won’t overindulge, losing control. But come January, you’re 15 pounds heavier, your credit cards are maxed, and let’s just say that you don’t remember the last couple hours of your…

Get to the Bottom of Your Gas and Bloating

Get to the Bottom of Your Gas and Bloating

We have all experienced gas and bloating to some extent, but many of us experience it on a regular basis. The trouble is, gas and bloating are symptoms of a wide range of digestive conditions. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), lactose intolerance, Candida overgrowth, dysbiosis, indigestion, and food sensitivities are common causes of gas and bloating. But how can you tell…

Do You Have Adrenal Fatigue? What You Should Know

Do You Have Adrenal Fatigue? What You Should Know

When someone asks, “How are you?” do you respond the with standard, “SO busy!”? Most of us do. It’s our new way of life. If we’re not overbooked and always on the go, we don’t feel like we’re successful. What most of us mean when we say we’re so busy is that we’re over stressed. If getting out of bed…

How Diet Impacts Eczema and Psoriasis

How Diet Impacts Eczema and Psoriasis

We usually think of skin conditions as being affected on the outside—after all, our skin comes into contact with so many different substances throughout the day, how could it not be affected by all that? While it’s true that your skin can react to what you touch, it’s far more likely to respond to what happens inside your body. In…

The Great Beet Cover-Up

The Great Beet Cover-Up

Today I’d like to share a truly remarkable immune boosting drink that includes two of my favorite, and somewhat unlikely companion ingredients, beets and basil. For some reason many people aren’t excited about incorporating beets into their daily food choices. Perhaps some holdover from childhood. However when you read the many healthful properties they offer, you’ll see why I’m offering…

5 Ways You Might Be Weakening Your Immunity

5 Ways You Might Be Weakening Your Immunity

I’m focused on immunity this month because if we wait until cold and flu season hits to work on building up our immune systems, it might be too late. The best way to fortify your immunity is to identify the ways you might be weakening your immune system in the first place. Then you can make changes to reverse those…

5 Surprising Facts About Your Immune System

5 Surprising Facts About Your Immune System

Your immune system is a complex network made up of an array of cells and biological compounds that work together to keep you healthy as your body comes into contact with foreign “invaders” of all sorts—bacteria, viruses, fungi, allergens, toxins, and more. Your immune system is tasked with identifying harmful substances and getting rid of them all while letting benign…

Traveling with Probiotics

Traveling with Probiotics

I’ve been thinking and talking a lot about summer travel lately. There are a number of products I recommend traveling with, but if I had to narrow it down to just one, I’d say don’t leave home without your probiotics. Traveling usually involves going to new places that your body isn’t as familiar with. You eat new foods, encounter new…

The Traveler’s Nemesis – Constipation on Vacation

The Traveler’s Nemesis – Constipation on Vacation

Summer travel brings excitement, adventure, and new experiences. It’s a time to visit family and friends, have fun, and see new places. Unfortunately, travel also comes with its challenges. Digestively speaking, travel is often paired with constipation. Eating different foods, feeling stressed about travel arrangements, poor hydration, lack of exercise, and even anxiety about using public restrooms can all set…