Gut Health

Your Thyroid May Not be the Problem…

Symptoms of a poorly-functioning thyroid are becoming more and more common: fatigue, dry skin, weight gain, constipation, depression, and digestive issues, to name a few. And although they’re most likely related to something having to do with thyroid hormones, the problem may not originate from the thyroid itself. More often than not, something’s not quite…
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Protecting Your Health as You Age

Getting older has its benefits for sure. Not only do we have the advantage of more life experience, we gain new perspectives on relationships, work/life balance and what’s truly important. Gone are the days of worrying about what someone else thinks about us, or whether we are up on the latest fashions. It seems to…
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Fermented Food is a Superfood!

It’s hard to keep up with all the research being done about the extreme benefits of fermented foods. Until recently, the general public was largely unaware of this ‘new food group’ however, every single traditional culture in the world has a long history of including fermented foods as part of their diets in order to…
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The Gut-Thyroid Connection

You know that your body is a symphony of conversations, right? Bones, tissues, organs, and glands, are all part of an ongoing symphony of conversations your body has day after day. The information is relayed at lightning-speed, anticipating needs, preparing for the expected and the unexpected, always well ahead of time. One very important communication…
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What in the World is SIBO?

Currently a bit of a buzz-word, excessive bacteria living in the small intestine is known as Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, more commonly referred to in its acronym form, SIBO. Why is this so important? Because the longest section of the digestive tract is the small intestine, and this is where the food we eat engages…
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MCT Oil: Beneficial or Not?

Coconut oil is getting its due praises for its numerous benefits lately, including helping to banish blemishes, upping the moisture factor in dry hair, and quelling menacing breath and other oral issues through oil-pulling. Health and beauty regimens everywhere are calling for the saturated fatty acid known in the health industry as both medium-chain triglycerides…
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