How I got my Brain out of the Gutter

Having firsthand experience, I can tell you how much our gut and brain work together. Eleven months ago I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, an autoimmune disease that made my body hyper-react to gluten. There was so much inflammation in my gut it affected my brain resulting in terrible brain fog. I couldn’t make decisions or complete anything and felt horribly sick, tired and, depressed.

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Plant-Based Calcium Sources

By Stephie Hennekam

“But… What about calcium”? – one of those one-liners you come across every other day when you decide to fuel your body with plants only.

This question stems from the modern myth that dairy is the best and most reliable source of calcium. So let’s clear the air about calcium: Why does our body need calcium? How much do we actually need on a daily basis?

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5 Rules for Avoiding Comparison Confusion

By Kevani Macdonald

I’m a mom. Like most moms, my days are mainly spent trying to get to the end of them with everyone fed and accounted for. A year ago, right around her 1st birthday, my daughter decided she’d had enough of boob milk and she was ready for the world of “real food”. And it suddenly dawned on me – for the millionth time since becoming a mom – I knew nothing!

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Can You "Eat to Beat" Type II Diabetes?

By Meghan De Jong

Believe it or not: YES you can!

Type 2 diabetes is so tightly connected to diet and lifestyle factors, that by changing what you eat and the amount of physical activity you do, you can actually prevent and reverse the condition! (1) Incidences of Type II Diabetes are at an all-time high in North America. (7) Dr. David Mathews describes it as “The Black Plague of the 21st century.” These sky-high incidence levels, are a direct reflection of the current and rather poor state of the “Standard American Diet” (SAD)(4).

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6 Ways to Heal Your Gut

By Andrea

Do you feel like you're doing your best to eat well, manage your stress, exercise regularly and avoid environmental toxins?  Do you feel that even with this effort you are still feeling sluggish, foggy headed and pushing through the everyday?  

Or, maybe you have more obvious deficiencies like eczema, frequent colds or digestive issues. 

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