How to Eradicate H. Pylori

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Helicobacter pylori is a hardy spiral shaped bacterium which multiplies and colonizes in the stomach. H. pylori can survive gastric acids due to its ability to produce an enzyme called urease. Urease neutralizes stomach acid, making it easy for the bacteria to survive in it own acide-free zone. H. Pylori is the only bacterial organism that can survive in the …

Ready to Try an Elimination Diet?

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Not that I am a fan of being overly restricted with the foods you eat. In fact, much of my work as a coach focuses on ‘undoing’ years of chronic dieting mentality, so to post an article about restriction has be a little uneasy. Nonetheless, there are some situations in which a short term food restriction can help problem solve …

Common Causes of Constipation

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Constipation can be a factor of many things. But throughout my years of coaching clients, I have found 6 major contributors to chronic or acute constipation. Changes in fiber effects Constipation Changes in our diet usually lead to a disruption in our GI system. Just think about the time you switched your dog’s food over. You gradually changed it over …

Acne Root Cause #2: Gut Dysbiosis

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Our skin microbiome is an extension to our gut microbiome and maintaining the proper balance is crucial for its function and appearance. Even if you don’t have a lick of digestive woes (like bloating, intolerances, constipation, etc), you likely have an imbalance of gut bacteria if you are chronically dealing with skin problems such as acne or eczema. This was …

Acne Root Cause #1: Inflammation

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Remember that skin can be inflamed from the outside as well as the inside. Externally, skin can be triggered by UV light or allergens in soaps and cosmetics which cause the skin cells to produce cytokines and chemokines (inflammatory hormones that bind to certain cell receptors and then trigger more inflammatory hormones leading to increased blood flow and immune cell …

Have a Leaky Gut?

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Our gut is more than just a garbage disposal for our food – it is involved with immunity, mental health, detoxification, & hormone balance. # When the lining of our gut is impaired from inflammatory conditions we put it under (stress, chemical additives, inflammatory foods, alcohol, etc) then shit hits the fan. # More specifically, the junction points between the …

Need a Daily Fiber Goal?

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The Paleo Diet era made some serious ground in getting us to eat our veggies & foods in their whole form. Clap it up for that! But per usual, we like to take things to the extreme – so yes we need our daily veggies – but when does a good thing become bad? For the majority of peeps, increasing …