Tag Archives: gut health


Is Eczema An Autoimmune Problem?

It’s common that when most of us experience skin issues that we look to creams and topical applications to help reduce the itchiness, dryness, or redness that is occurring. There are companies that make lots of money selling expensive products claiming to benefit your skin – we’ve been trained to think that there’s a next best product to lather up with and it will solve our skin issues.

But most of the time, it doesn’t work.

Do you want to know why?

Skin issues start in the gut.

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How our microbes influence blood sugar balance

A healthy microbiome is a trendy topic these days with shelves lined with probiotic supplements and probiotics such as kombucha and lacto-fermented fermented products increasingly on the shelves.

While you may have heard about the benefits to your digestion, what you may not know is that your gut microbiome influences a variety of health outcomes such as regulating mood, immune function, nutrient absorption and your blood sugar.

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What Is Leaky Gut?

Leaky gut is a term you may have heard about and in this post, I’ll give you clear information on what it is, the symptoms and how it can impact your immune health.

Leaky gut, also known as intestinal permeability, means that the cells that form your intestinal lining are damaged and have small holes between the cell junctions. Your digestive tract is technically outside of your body – it’s one continuous tract from your mouth to your anus. It’s designed to allow digested food particles to absorb into your body and into your bloodstream, to be distributed through your body.

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Notorious Nightshades

If you’re like me you love your tomatoes and peppers.

Heck! I really love hot sauce – those hot peppers get my motor running!

Even though the Solanaceae family of plants, to which nightshades belong, contains thousands of species, a few have become heart-warming staples in our diet around the world, but can they cause sensitivities?

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