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.Read More
Probiotics are all the buzz these days as gut health is rapidly becoming one of the most widely discussed topics when it comes to optimal health. Nearly the entire immune system is located in the gut making gut health foundational in achieving optimal health. It seems as though probiotics are popping up everywhere from beverages to cereals as this topic gains popularity and more people look towards improving the health of their gut.
However, two recent studies published in Cell have people questioning the effectiveness of probiotics. In one study, researchers studied the changes in the microbiome of a group of people over the course of one month that were given an 11-strain probiotic combination or a placebo. In the second study, researchers, studied the effects of the same 11-strain probiotic after antibiotic use.Read More
Welcome back to my series on Ways to Start Implementing the GAPS Diet now. In case you missed it, so far we’ve discussed Bone Broth and Ferments to incorporate into your daily routine to begin repairing the gut and healing the body. My third recommendation on ways to start implementing the GAPS Diet would be making your own yogurt or kefir.Read More