Just Eat The Bread: How Good Grains Benefit Gut Health

Just Eat The Bread: How Good Grains Benefit Gut Health

Contrary to what many health advocates believe, I am actually a huge fan of grains and disagree that grains are the culprit for our health concerns. In fact, grains are incredibly beneficial for optimal gut health!  The good bacteria in the gut (aka probiotics) thrive on the fiber and resistant starches that many grains provide. Without these vital nutrients, bacteria simply cannot survive in the gut. The problem with grains, however, stems from consuming them in their not-so-properly-prepared form, like highly processed grains laden with chemicals and toxins that absolutely wreak havoc on the gut. It is no wonder why we are gluten intolerant and have problems digesting these foods. Once you work towards healing the gut lining and repopulating the gut with a healthy balance of bacteria and fungi, you can likely tolerate grains and should incorporate them into your diet, as long as they are in their properly prepared form.

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Got Camel Milk?

Got Camel Milk?

I recently wrote an article about the potential health concerns with the alternative food industry on my website here. While I believe alternatives are great temporary substitutes if you have food intolerances and allergies, they should be consumed in moderation because after all, most store-bought dairy alternatives are technically a processed food. Instead, I always encourage people to eat foods in their most natural state whenever possible.

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Are Alternative Foods The New Low-Fat Craze?

Are Alternative Foods The New Low-Fat Craze?

First, I would like to preface this article by stating my intention is not to dissuade people from the vegan diet, rather, highlight concerns with inherent diet-related health implications. Instead, I encourage mindfulness and inquisitive label reading so that we avoid the same health pitfalls as we did from the elimination of fats in the 1990’s. I do not believe in shaming others for their health choices. At the end of the day, we are all trying to navigate through misinformation regarding health and wellness and I applaud anyone trying to take a step towards adopting a healthier lifestyle.

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