Do you drink bone broth? We love bone broth, routinely drink it and recommend it to clients. It’s nourishing, versatile, and contains nutrients that promote gut and joint healing, reduce inflammation, build beautiful skin, bolster immunity, and strengthen muscle mass. Plus, it makes super-tasty soups and stews.
Taking a probiotic supplement certainly is convenient for both practitioner and patient; and yes, we use probiotic supplements very regularly in our therapeutic plans for patients. But cultured foods also have their own compelling advantages. Don’t forget about these long-used superfoods!
Have you tried everything to heal your gut? Or, are you just getting by with a chronic condition like an autoimmune disorder, eczema, or arthritis? Maybe you’ve “gone Paleo,” made buckets of bone broth, said “sayonara” to sugar and gluten, and made friends with sauerkraut. You might have a stockpile (or cabinet!) of digestive enzymes, vitamins, herbs and probiotics… Yet, you are not much better off.
Sometimes a simple low FODMAPs diet, or a course of prescription or botanical antimicrobials, is enough to shift a case of SIBO.
Got cravings? Have food cravings ever left you feeling powerless? Like the time you ate a big bowl of ice cream or a piece of chocolate cake only to feel guilty about it for the rest of the day? Well, go easy on yourself – there may be a good reason why you caved in, and it has nothing to do with willpower.
Are you enriching their lives with good, healthy food choices and lifestyle habits or are you angering your trillions of guests, pushing them towards causing disease? I wrote my thesis in medical school on stealth infections, where I concluded that health had much to do with how well we tended our microbial garden… I was…
Those gut microbes are one busy “organ!” Aside from honing our immune system, balancing our metabolism, protecting our gut lining, neutralizing pathogens, and helping our brain function, did you know that these little critters are also making nutrients for us to use… One such nutrient is folate, which is a critical nutrient for methylation pathways…
A patient named Barbara bounded into my office. She threw herself into a chair, and looked at me with eyes of terror, guilt and shame. I knew from her countenance that it was confession time. She launched into her story, retelling an all-too-familiar tale: She hadn’t stuck with her anti-inflammatory diet. Her food cravings, she explained, were out-of-control, and she was miserable….