What Exactly is Leaky Gut?

Headache?  Foggy brain?  Low energy?  Chronic Pain?  Autoimmune disease? It all goes back to the gut. You may have heard this term and glossed over it, thinking that since you have no apparent digestive issues it doesn’t apply to you.    Before you make that judgment, read on to learn more about what it exactly […]

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Top 20 Bone Broth FAQs

Who ever said bone broth had to be boring?   Using it as a base to create a soup is just one of many ways to get your broth on. Over the past eight months since the very beginning of our beta-launch in the local farmer’s markets, some great questions have been received about how, […]

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It’s Goatober: Get Your Goat On!

Tired of boneless, skinless chicken breast?    Is that egg white scramble getting old?   For many, these two tried and true low-fat protein options, while being a part of a healthy eating protocol, have graced our plates one too many times, leaving us less than thrilled when we think about one more ‘diet’ friendly […]

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A Most Palatable Way to Eat Those Healthy Organ Meats

Let’s just call a spade a spade: yes, we’re taking about eating guts. Does the idea of eating guts gross you out? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. But just because you’re in the same boat as many others, don’t let that be a reason to keep your protein options limited to that old stand-bys of […]

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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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