What the human digestive tract looks like The human digestive tract is a 30-foot-long tube, with lots of folds and bends, of varying surfaces and purposes, that runs from the mouth to the anus. Centered around the small intestine, extending upward to the stomach, downward to the large intestine, and sideways to the supporting organs, the “gut” as we call this area is the foundation of human health or disease. Focusing in on where the action’s happening, we find a...Read More »
Did you know there’s an all-out war going on in your body right now? Every day, your body is fighting desperately to get rid of toxins faster than you’re taking them in. It’s a never-ending struggle between sickness and health; life and death. No one on the planet is unaffected. And if you’re on the ADD/GAPS spectrum, it’s a good bet your detox and elimination systems have either fallen behind, or are somewhere in the process of collapsing altogether. What you may...Read More »
Today I’d like to give you an introduction to your microbiome. As you will learn, they play a huge role in shaping who we are. The human digestive tract houses bacteria, yeasts, fungi, viruses, molds, protozoa, and worms totaling about five pounds, and numbering in the trillions. When referring to their community, we now call this mass of microbes our “microbiome.” And when referring to their category, we call them either “gut flora,” “microflora” (old names),...Read More »
Cooking foods in a healthier way is just as important as what and when you eat. There are many ways you can use basic cooking methods and less fat when preparing your favorite dishes. These minor changes will go a long way to help you achieve your weight management and health goals. Below are healthier cooking options that you can explore instead of frying foods. These methods will help to retain nutrients and flavors in foods far more effectively. You’ll also...Read More »
I absolutely LOVE chocolate…creamy, thick, rich, and smooth. This gluten-free flourless chocolate torte provides all of those things…and more. If you haven’t tried this, or similar recipe AND you LOVE a rich chocolate dessert, you must try this recipe. Have you ever wished for a small piece of something semi-sweet and velvety smooth? All I want are a few bites…okay maybe more like six. I will agree to add some fresh berries but don’t even...Read More »
Who can resist kale pancakes?? *There is an option below to make these dairy free as well!* I was doubtful these green kale pancakes were going to pass my pancake taste test. This is mostly because I usually make either buttermilk or sourdough pancakes…when I make them. These are quick to make and simply yummy! Cook them on lower heat to retain the pretty green color. Move over green eggs and ham! Make room for the king of greens–KALE! I am on a mission to...Read More »
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