Can A Vegan Diet Support an Optimal Gut Microbiome?

For many reasons, a vegan approach to eating is not conducive to supporting optimal gut health. This is not to say one should not be plant-based (important to differentiate that the two labels are not necessarily one in the same); rather, as veganism is the practice of abstaining from the use of all animal products, […]

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Bone Broth, Baby!

“Is it ok for me to drink bone broth while I’m breast-feeding?”, a woman who’d purchased my bone broth asked in an email she’d sent me. With some of the information doled out to pregnant women in terms of what they should and should not be eating, it’s no wonder many would have questions about […]

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Is “Going Meatless” Really the Right Message?

A few weeks ago, WeWork announced it is “trying a new tactic in the push toward corporate sustainability by saying it is committed to being “a meat-free organization.”(1) “The global network of shared office spaces said in an email to employees last month that they will no longer serve or pay for meat at WeWork events […]

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Anxious? Stressed Out? Listen to Your Gut.

When you’re trying to make a difficult decision, do you over analyze, or listen to your gut? Do you ever feel like you have a case of the jitters, or butterflies in your stomach, either before a race or an important meeting? Who hasn’t? Furthermore, these expressions don’t come out of nowhere; after all, the […]

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Fighting Inflammation: Real Food First and a Bit of TCM

Inflammation. We are seeing this word everywhere these days and it’s about time. I’ve certainly been writing about it for some time now and having been an advocate of what I call a food-first approach, I’m often leery of the latest and greatest trends that come to market. But recently, I had the pleasure of […]

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Creating Optimal Health for Performance

Does what you see in the image above look like what you’re eating on a regular basis? Local, in season, organic veggies.    Ample natural fats.  Moderate, mindfully sourced proteins. If so, you’re eating food.  Eating food is a good thing.  Eating things which are not food… not so much. So if you’re interested in […]

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Eating Real Food for Endurance

Must it be energy bars? Homemade energy bars may be a way to go, and are certainly a superior option than downing highly refined sports ‘nutrition’ products that often contain gut-busting additives, but what if you’re a fellow fat-adapted athlete, who prefers to have fat as their primary fuel source? If you were to go […]

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Do I Need Powdered Collagen?

With the growing awareness of gut health, gut dysfunction and the gut brain axis, a plethora of products have popped on the market, each claiming to be a panacea of one sort or another. Some are valid. Probiotics undoubtedly can play a significant role in healing a leaky gut, as can fermented foods;  shifting away […]

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How I Healed My Gut Through Food

I can vividly recall the days when I felt the way the woman in the photo shown above illustrates. Painful stomach aches, bloating and every GI issue in the books. For so long it was an absolute mystery; after all, I grew up eating real food. It was the early 70s, my mom was a […]

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