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Fecal Matters

Everybody poops. Its a matter of fact and a matter of health. While discussing our bathroom habits is still considered somewhat taboo, having a sense of your elimination process is an important determinant of both digestive and overall health. Factors such as stool frequency, motility, color, texture, and transit time can all send signals as […]


Springtime Salad with Ginger Dressing

A light, refreshing salad that’s easy to make and packs some serious superfood nutrition with the inclusion of goji berries, sprouted sunflower seeds, and dark leafy greens.The fresh ginger is a nice addition for some gut health goodness! Ingredients 1/4 cup dried goji berries  1 cup hot water 1 lb organic mixed greens 1 cup […]


7 Ways to Improve Gallbladder Function (even if you don’t have one anymore)

Each year, over 700,000 gallbladder removal surgeries (medically referred to as cholecystectomy) are performed, making this procedure one of the most commonly conducted surgeries. The rationale behind gallbladder removal may include the presence of gallstones or a “sluggish” gallbladder that doesn’t flow and adequately transport bile. The introduction of laparoscopic gallbladder surgery in 1987 simplified […]


Gut-Healing Recipe: Quick Kimchi

Fermented foods should be a staple in the diet if you’re working to improve gut health. This kimchi recipe is quick and easy so you can toss it together and enjoy the delicious Asian-inspired flavors! Ingredients 1 head napa cabbage, halved and shredded thinly 1/3 cup rice vinegar 2 tablespoons fish sauce 1 tablespoon gochujang […]


Gluten’s Influence on Weight Gain and IBS

While many physicians and those in the public health arena still scoff at the idea that gluten is problematic in the diet, a variety of new clinical studies point to the numerous deleterious effects that this protein can have on individuals. Recent research findings have exhibited gluten’s influence on weight gain as well as its […]

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GMOs: Promising or Poisonous?

On November 6, 2012, Proposition 37, a Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Engineered Food Initiative, was defeated on the ballot in California. This ended, at least temporarily, the battle in California over identification and labeling of GMOs. For months prior, individuals and groups from both camps spent countless resources in the debate and the fight over […]

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Creamy Cauliflower Puréee

Make this crazy cruciferous with a twist in place of standard mashed potatoes. Cauliflower is packed with gut-friendly fiber, and micronutrients such as vitamin C, folate, and vitamin K. In addition, vegetables from the cruciferous family (cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, etc.) possess indole-3-carbinol — a nutrient shown to have cancer-protective benefits. With the added herbs and […]

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Bejeweled Avocado Salad-Stuffed Red Peppers

The holidays bring plenty of opportunities for decadent dinners and over-the-top meals. Part of the holiday food challenge lies in maintaining a healthy perspective with delicious, nutritious fare at parties and events while avoiding the “holiday overload” of heavy, calorie-dense but nutrient-poor foods. Try this nutrient-dense and super-flavorful appetizer made with antioxidant-rich red peppers and […]


Health Benefits of Fermented Foods: A Scientific Perspective

A cornerstone of the diets of many traditional cultures, fermented foods have historically been revered for their health-promoting and medicinal properties. Modern science is now beginning to pay that same reverence to the constituents of beneficial bacteria found in fermented foods that serve to enhance the microbial environment of the human gut. Individuals in the […]

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GUT HEALING RECIPE: Vegetable Miso Soup with Chickpeas

Miso contains beneficial bacteria and zybiocolin, which help balance gut flora and eliminate free radicals from the body. Combine the salty miso flavors with the benefits of soluble fiber found in carrots and squash for a warm, inviting soup. Ingredients 2 tablespoon coconut oil (refined) 1/2 yellow onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 carrots, peeled […]

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