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Why Some Raw Vegetables Cause Gas and How to Avoid It

Raw food has so many benefits. It’s rich in enzymes, all the vitamins remain intact, and typically it’s easier on the digestive system than cooked food. Until it’s not… you see there are just some vegetables that are difficult to digest raw. Particularly vegetables in the cruciferous family- cabbage, kale, broccoli, cauliflower etc. The reason […]

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The Power of Avocado Oil and How to Use It

Avocado oil is a nutrient dense oil that should be in everyone’s cupboard. It’s great for cooking, skin care and digestive health and offers more benefits than I can list. It might just be the next coconut oil… maybe. So what’s so great about avocado oil?   Oleic acid – The same fatty acid that […]

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Nourishing Your Inner Kingdom Smoothie

Your inner kingdom, your microbiome, your gut symbiosis, these are all different words for the same thing. How healthy your inner world is depicts what shows up health wise in your outer world. Keeping your gut healthy and happy is one of the big secrets to good digestion, glowing skin and increased energy. The more […]

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How to Get Started with Fermentation

Fermentation is so much fun but it can also be daunting! You don’t want to do the wrong thing and make yourself sick, but you definitely want the amazing benefits that homemade ferments have to offer. Fear not, fermentation isn’t nearly as scary as it seems. The great thing about fermenting your own food is […]

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How I Use Self-Belly Massage for Better Digestion and Stress Relief

Massage is a powerful practice for improving circulation, removing unwanted toxins and calming the nervous system. The ancient Maya developed a type of massage specifically for the abdomen, other cultures utilize abdominal massage in their healing modalities also.   The benefits of abdominal massage are the same as regular massage, though they offer additional benefits […]

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Parsnip Cream Soup

Parsnip Cream Soup   Parsnips are a food that many people shy away from because they don’t know what the heck to do with them. I can tell you that parsnips are a staple for many fine-dining chefs because they’re naturally creamy and luxurious. As humble of a vegetable as they might appear, parsnips are […]

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What Exercise has to do with Gut Health

Exercise isn’t all about the physical. It goes far beyond muscle tone and calories burned. Exercise affects your whole body, including your gut. Professional athletes show a much more diverse microbiome than their non-exercising counterparts of similar age and weight. Moving your body helps stimulate the lymphatic system, the system that helps your body to […]

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