bone broth, healthy lifestyle, microbiome, nutrition, weight loss

The Little Known Coffee-Hormone Link + 10 Drinks to Enjoy That Are Not Coffee

Good news: Unless you are the 1 out of the 4 American adults that need to read the fine print disclaimer below… Drink coffee! In fact, much research has revealed there are loads of health benefits to drinking coffee! It helps lower inflammation (study) and can help prevent type 2 diabetes (source).  These stats are… Read More The Little Known Coffee-Hormone Link + 10 Drinks to Enjoy That Are Not Coffee

microbiome, nutrition, probiotics, weight loss

Probiotic Strains As Solutions to Your Health + Weight Loss Goals: Series

There is a plethora of probiotics in supplement form and in real foods to rebalance hormones and digestion, increase metabolism, add diversity, and rebalance the dominant bacterial genus groups for sustainable health and weight. This last post in the three part series on Probiotics will give you evidence-based probiotic strains as potential solutions to your… Read More Probiotic Strains As Solutions to Your Health + Weight Loss Goals: Series

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The Ultimate Guide to What Probiotics Are Supposed to Do for Health + Weight Loss

Have you been told that probiotics will help you?  Just like anti-biotics are effective treatments for specific diseases and illnesses, each larger group of pro-biotics and their smaller groups of strains have clinically proven purposes for health, disease prevention, and even weight loss. Probiotics + Weight Loss Goal = Success! The connection between the gut… Read More The Ultimate Guide to What Probiotics Are Supposed to Do for Health + Weight Loss

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4 Common Struggles with Fermented Foods + 25 Solutions

Many diets and food plans are finally capitalizing on the health and weight loss benefits of fermented foods like pickles, kraut, kimchi, and even sourdough and tempeh. Smoothie lovers boost their morning’s green goodness with probiotic milk or coconut kefir and soda lovers are turning to the probiotic (and yeast) powerhouse of kombucha (just look… Read More 4 Common Struggles with Fermented Foods + 25 Solutions

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What Your Food Says About Behavior: The Gut-Brain Connection Explained

Planned Behaviors When I followed the GAPS diet for losing over 25 pounds and maintained for over 1.5 years, I was simply following a plan that was very restrictive. I learned within the first 3 days that you did not deviate from the plan.  And so I didn’t because it caused excruciating and debilitating physical… Read More What Your Food Says About Behavior: The Gut-Brain Connection Explained

bone broth, brain health, habits, healthy lifestyle, microbiome, nutrition, probiotics, research, weight loss

Sugar Sucks The Life Out of You (and What To Do About It)

The Weight of Sugar I’m not going to sugar coat it: this past week I’ve joyfully consumed sugary foods, and I don’t mean the real stuff like fruit.  It’s kicked my butt (and added to it, I’m sure). It wasn’t in the heat of the moment, either; it was pre-meditated.  With the bone broth and… Read More Sugar Sucks The Life Out of You (and What To Do About It)

brain health, healthy lifestyle, microbiome, probiotics, recipes, weight loss

The Mother of Probiotic Drinks: Kombucha

Probiotic Drink: Kombucha This is hands down one of the best probiotic drinks available.  Kombucha tea is like an aged wine; the longer it ferments in its own tea, the more robust its benefits become. Simply put, it is a strong contender for weight loss, digestive health, and probiotics!   Kombucha tea is made from a… Read More The Mother of Probiotic Drinks: Kombucha

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Are You Drinking These 5 Probiotics to Lose Weight?

Probiotic Drinks Enjoying probiotics as a drink will not only help ease digestion problems, but it will help you to lose weight. That’s because, in the long run, the probiotics in the drink will help boost the numbers of beneficial bacteria in the gut, which, in turn, decreases the potentially pathogenic bacteria from thriving at… Read More Are You Drinking These 5 Probiotics to Lose Weight?

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Eliminating Sugar Craving Candida for Weight Loss Results

What Is Candida? Many health and fitness blogs and sites tout amazing weight losses when the body is “cleansed” of candida. Candida is a yeast fungus found in the intestine that feeds off sugar and other yeast foods (bread) and thrives in an imbalanced gut environment. Four years prior, I was pretty darn sure I… Read More Eliminating Sugar Craving Candida for Weight Loss Results