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It’s no secret that gut health is important. You can’t look at any nutrition- or health-related site without seeing more and more details about the microbiota and how influential those little guys are. While there’s no question that a healthy balance of good gut bugs is critical, there’s more to gut health than just microorganisms. The […]



As I mentioned in my video overview of detoxification, there are loads of different nutrients needed to ensure the detoxification pathway can complete successfully. You see, micronutrients and phytonutrients are cofactors in enzymatic reactions, and without them these enzymes don’t function properly. Oh, wait… that’s probably not clear as a single sentence. So, let me […]


I’m kicking off a series of posts about detoxification for two reasons: Our world is more toxic than it has ever been. (I’m referring to physical toxins, although I could surely argue that there are a lot of mental and emotional toxins floating around as well. I mean, have you seen what’s going on with […]


In my recent posts about constipation and diarrhea, I told you that one possible solution to both problems is more fiber. That may seem counter-intuitive that problems on the opposite ends of the same spectrum could have the same solution, but it’s true. And I promise you will be perfectly clear about how this works […]


Previously I posted about the large number of people who are living with constipation; and the reality is that there are a whole lot of people living with chronic diarrhea. In some ways chronic diarrhea is worse because it impacts your daily life by interfering with your ability to get things done and causing anxiety […]


Despite what your doctor, other healthcare practitioner, or well meaning person in your life may say, it is not healthy to have a bowel movement less than one time each day. Notice I’m not saying that it’s not “normal” to have a BM every 2, 3 or more days; I’m saying it’s not healthy. Let […]


In my video about causes of Leaky Gut, I mentioned that an imbalance in your microbiota (i.e., dysbiosis) can cause your intestine to become more permeable than it should be. And I briefly mentioned that there can be an imbalance in any number of ways. Since there is no one-size-fits-all solution to dysbiosis (or any […]


The other day I got a message from my sister saying that she had read something about how to determine a good probiotic. The post or article or whatever it was sounded logical, but some how didn’t seem exactly accurate to her, and she wanted my feedback on what she had read. I had a […]


Earlier this year, I gave you my top 5 suggestions for where to begin with healthy eating. If you haven’t read it yet, please do so now as this post is not as useful if you aren’t already doing those things at least most of the time. If you are following those guidelines, then you […]

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