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.
Chia pudding made with real food ingredients is a powerhouse of nutrients—especially important for growing, active children! This nut- and dairy-free pudding recipe is rich in polyphenols, protein, healthy fats, fiber, complex carbohydrates, calcium, and magnesium. In fact, one serving contains over 13 grams of protein, 29 grams of healthy fats, 31 grams of carbohydrates, 10 grams of fiber, and over 230mg of calcium!
Full body health begins with the little things we do every day. That's right....every day! Did you know that incorporating fresh herbs and spices into your meals adds thousands of flavonoid compounds that benefit your health and the health of your microbiome?
Honor your mothers and grandmothers by creating a nourishing meal with whole food ingredients this Mother's Day. Whether you are cooking breakfast in bed, brunch, or a family dinner, I have some healthy gluten-free recipes to inspire you on this special day.
I absolutely love baking with buckwheat flour. It has a robust, earthy flavor and impressive nutritional profile. Paired with a high-quality raw cacao powder and extra virgin olive oil, you get a phytonutrient-rich healing dessert! Both buckwheat flour and cacao powder are rich sources of flavonoids and polyphenols. These compounds have numerous beneficial impacts on different systems in the body. Did you know that polyphenols interact with the gut microbiota and act as prebiotics for beneficial bacteria?
Today I am going to focus on how food sensitivities create a cascade of inflammation in the body and what you can do about it. The immune reaction to a virus or bacteria is the same response the body uses when reacting to a food. This is called a food hypersensitivity.
Panang curry is one of my favorite types of Thai curries. It is deeply flavored with spicy chili paste, hints of lime, and a nutty richness from the peanut butter. It is best to find a good quality panang curry paste for this recipe. Look for one at your local food co-op or health food store. Panang curry paste is typically made from Thai red chilies, shallots, lemongrass, garlic, coriander, galangal (Thai ginger), kaffir lime peel, cumin, and sea salt.
What are digestive enzymes and how do they help improve gut health? Well, first of all, let's explain digestion. Digestion is simply the process in which our bodies break down food into smaller components that can be absorbed. You can't actually absorb protein, fat, and carbohydrates. These compounds must be broken down into their most basic forms so the body can absorb and utilize them. What happens when the process of digestion is compromised?
Black rice, also called purple rice or forbidden rice, is a relatively unknown superfood. It's packed with different compounds that promote gut health, reduce inflammation, and increase longevity. Black rice can be cooked on the stove the same way (and with the same water to rice ratios) that you would cook a pot of brown rice.