As nutritional therapists, we talk to our clients about all sorts of things…and we talk about poop a lot! It’s not the most socially acceptable topic to chat about, but it’s important that we discuss what comes out of our bodies because our poop can be a very helpful sign about our health status. But,
Check out this video that explains how to make chicken bone broth (also called chicken stock) from scratch. It’s an easy, nourishing and delicious snack throughout the day, as a base for soups, stews or sauces, and a huge component of a healthy diet!
A Guide to Choosing Healthy Fermented & Cultured Foods Cultured, or naturally fermented foods are very traditional foods, having been consumed by our ancestors throughout the ages Vegetables (sauerkraut, kimchi, etc), fruits (chutneys and preserved fruits), beverages (water kefir, kombucha, beet kvass, etc), grains (sourdough bread), dairy products (dairy kefir, yogurt, crème fraiche, sour cream,
A Guide to Choosing Healthy Meats Choose meat that has been raised locally and sustainably, without the use of hormones or antibiotics, and from animals eating their native, species-appropriate diet. If you cannot find grass-finished meat, grass-fed/grain-finished meat can be substituted, but is not optimal. Beef, bison/buffalo and lamb should be grass-fed and grass-finished, not
A Guide to Choosing Healthy Fish & Seafood Choose only wild-caught fish whenever possible. In some cases, it may be more expensive, but it is better for you. Farmed fish is generally not the healthiest choice, with the exception of some shellfish. It’s best to choose sustainable seafood. Visit www.seafoodwatch.org to learn more. Oily fish,
A Guide to Choosing Healthy Eggs Purchase eggs from pastured hens raised locally- from small farms or even a friend’s backyard flock. Or, raise your own chickens! Pastured chickens have access to the outdoors, sunlight and pasture or grass. They eat not only grass, but grubs, worms and bugs and generally these chickens do not
What is GAPS or the GAPS Diet? All diseases begin in the gut- Hippocrates Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAP Syndrome or GAPS) is a condition, which establishes a connection between the functions of the digestive system and the brain. This term was created by Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride, a medical doctor, with postgraduate degrees in both