The process of dietary change is often a winding road full of forward movement intermixed with drawbacks to old ways of eating and living. This process of change creates contrast, eventually leading you to crave feeling good over the foods that once made you sick. Food is powerful medicine!
Today I am writing a post to share an incredible recipe with you (one of the most flavorful salad recipes I believe I have created thus far), and open up about some transformations in my life.
Elevated cortisol levels can greatly affect the ability fall asleep and stay asleep. Cortisol is a hormone produced by the adrenal glands. It's a messenger that tells the body how to function. Cortisol is naturally highest beginning early in the morning, from around 6am to 8am.
Flaxseeds are a powerhouse of nutrients and fiber that help feed your beneficial gut microbes, reduce inflammation, regulate your digestive system, improve cardiovascular health, and help normalize blood sugar levels.
We all need very easy recipes to stay on track with dietary changes. I have found that the number one thing necessary to maintaining any healing diet is to be able to easily throw together nutrient-dense meals in minutes.
Happy Winter Solstice! Today is the darkest day and the longest night of the year in the Northern hemisphere. It is a time of pause and reflection; a time to clear space for a new year. What do you want to release? What do you want to create for yourself in the coming year?
Cold and flu season is in full swing—here are some simple home remedies you can make to keep yourself from getting taken out by the viruses that are spreading right now. Immunity shots can now be found in most grocery stores, but they usually cost over $3 or $4 for just a few tablespoons!
A "detoxification diet" is actually something you can do everyday by incorporating certain foods into your diet. Think of it as an inclusion diet where the focus is to bring in a variety of detoxification-supporting foods each day. Kohlrabi is an excellent food to support detoxification! It is a cruciferous vegetable like broccoli, cabbage, radishes, and kale, and it's part of the Brassicaceae family of vegetables.
Today on Episode 1 of the Restorative Nourishment Podcast we are discussing SIBO with Angela Pifer, FMN, LCN, CN, SIBO Guru. What is SIBO? How to test for it, the different diets that can be used in conjunction with other treatments, and the myriad of root causes that can set someone up for developing SIBO. In this episode, Angela discusses how to navigate SIBO. There is an evolving approach to looking at SIBO, from both a dietary and a medication standpoint. The standard approach for years has been to starve out organisms, but is this the best route? How can we look at SIBO with a functional medicine lens?
An Instant Pot is an electric pressure cooker, and it's a lot easier and safer to use than a stovetop pressure cooker. Once you've started using one, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it! Many Nourishing Meals members have asked me to do a video demonstrating how to use an Instant Pot in order to utilize the hundreds of Instant Pot recipes I have tagged in our membership section.