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GAPS Diet Part IV:  The Ins and Outs of The Introduction Diet

GAPS Diet Part IV: The Ins and Outs of The Introduction Diet

By on Feb 26, 2016 in GAPS Diet |

There is a plethora of reasons why bone broth is the backbone of the GAPS Diet.  First and foremost are its anti-inflammatory effects on the intestines.  Amino acids such as glycine, proline, and arginine all have anti-inflammatory properties and bone broth is LOADED with them!  Bone broth also contains chondroitin sulfate (a very expensive nutritional supplement),...

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GAPS Diet Part III:  The Introduction Diet

GAPS Diet Part III: The Introduction Diet

By on Feb 22, 2016 in GAPS Diet |

When I was in Puerto Rico, my intestinal distress hit an all-time high! I could not even consume salad greens (which had always been a staple in my diet) without major gas and bloating, followed by a trip to the bathroom. I never knew when it was going to hit! It was completely unpredictable. The thought of leaving the house for the day brought on enormous stress...

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GAPS Diet Part II:  The Diagnosis….Clostridium Difficile

GAPS Diet Part II: The Diagnosis….Clostridium Difficile

By on Feb 4, 2016 in GAPS Diet | 2 comments

I arrived back from Puerto Rico late last Wednesday and was grateful that a friend had put some chicken carcasses in a Crock-Pot for me earlier that day; for I had to be at work the next morning at 7a.m.  I was determined to begin the GAPS Diet ; I  knew that bone broth was exactly what my intestines needed to calm the inflammation down!!  For those of you who...

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GAPS Diet Part I:  What is Going on With My Intestines?

GAPS Diet Part I: What is Going on With My Intestines?

By on Jan 31, 2016 in GAPS Diet |

Last spring, I developed a tooth infection that brought me to the ER in the middle of the night.  I was in dire pain, head pounding and could not sleep.  Of course the protocol was to give me a course of dreaded antibiotics; my first course in nearly 17 years!  Knowing what I know about intestinal health and the dangers of antibiotics, I was petrified!  Lucky for...

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Intestinal Health

Intestinal Health

By on Sep 26, 2015 in General News |

  Let’s just face it, I am not a born blogger!  It is now my intention to write a blog post at least once per month and possible twice per month.  Hold me to it!! Back on task here… I want to write about the importance of intestinal health in regards to our health in general.  Our guts are home to trillions of bacteria, both “good” and...

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Spring is here and so is my new website!

Spring is here and so is my new website!

By on Apr 3, 2015 in General News |

Believe it or not strawberry season will be upon us in a couple months. This is a good time to get to your PYO farm and stock up on strawberries. Freeze them and you will be able to add them to your smoothies whenever you want. Yum! Spring is a time of change and growth. I wanted a fresh new feel to by website. Hope you like it! And it’s also a time to shake...

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