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    What Is Good Gut Health, and Why Should We Care About It?

    Gut health, probiotics, prebiotics, fermented foods, etc. These are all such hot buzzwords lately, but so many are confused about what good gut health is and why it’s something we should be paying attention to. With all this marketing and talk about our gut health, why is this something we should care about?   Why Gut Health is Important Our guts are fantastic at what they do, and the action of taking food and turning this into usable energy to keep us alive every day is nothing short of magnificent. Sometimes referred to as the "second brain" with over 100 million neurons, our digestive system has a powerful influence on…

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    How To Eat Healthy, Balanced Meals Without Getting Bored

    I received a question the other day from a friend about balanced nutrition and how to eat healthy meals without getting bored, and how to change things up while still eating a healthy diet. It can be easy to get into a “meal prep rut” so to speak but eating healthy does not have to be boring or restricting! The simplest way to eat healthy while being flexible in your diet is to remember that yes, food is fuel, but it's also so much more than that. Food is pleasure, food is art, cooked food and combining ingredients to change the flavor to satisfy our pallets is an innately human…

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    How to Manage GERD and Acid Reflux with Nutrition

    What is GERD? In normal digestion, swallowed food travels down the esophagus, enters the stomach. Pepsin (digestive enzyme) is then produced to digest food, and the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) acts as a barrier to prevent this stomach acid from traveling back up the esophagus.  When the LES is impaired, weakened, or otherwise overwhelmed, these gastric juices can travel back up the esophagus and cause a burning sensation known as heartburn. Reducing gastric acidity and limiting foods that may lower LES pressure can help with symptom management. What foods to Avoid GERD and acid reflux can be a frustrating chronic condition to deal with. Over the counter remedies and treatments…

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    Carrot Tomato Zinger Soup

    When I’m feeling under the weather, or am in need of something to make me feel cozy and warm, soup is a go-to for me. The start of colder weather always ushers in new ideas for how I can perfect this already near perfect food. I wanted to make something creamy but also balanced. I find that cream-based soups can get really heavy, real quick, and the combination of acidity from the tomatoes with the zinginess of the ginger is just right. This won’t sit heavy in your stomach.