7 Causes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (+ what you can do about it!)

1 Comment

Photo by EvilErin on flickr (picture unaltered). License: Attribution

 

I have a fairly good sense of humor when it comes to the bathroom, and I think everybody should. Lighten up about it; laugh about it; it’s a fact of life. Bathroom jokes are also a great way to laugh off embarrassing situations, but there is a line between the occasional joke and every day occurrences. Do you find that you have to make jokes, excuses, or even denial for your bathroom problems on a regular basis? If its past the point of the occasional awkward joke, you may want to investigate possible health problems you could be facing.

Here are some signs there could be something wrong:
  • Gas (flatulence or burping)
  • Heartburn
  • Bloating
  • Loud stomach noises (that aren’t due to hunger)
  • Stomach cramping
  • Nausea
  • diarrhea or constipation
  • Mucous in stool

Read More

5 Reasons Why Gluten-Free is Healthy (that have nothing to do with gluten)

2 Comments

4589559848_0eaf85a10c_o

photo by vanz on flickr. license: attribution-sharealike

 

There has been a lot of negativity towards gluten-free diets lately. We have seen tons of articles on how eating gluten-free isn’t any better for our health (unless you have Celiac’s disease). While it may be true that the gluten-free products themselves aren’t necessarily healthier, there are still reasons why going gluten-free can benefit your health. Here are 5 reasons why a gluten-free diet can be healthy, that has nothing to do with gluten itself.

 

Read More

Categories: Food Nutrition

Tags:

The Paleo Diet

No Comments

photo by bryan wright on flickr. license: attribution-noderivs

 

The paleo diet is a diet based on ancestral nutrition. This means that the paleo diet focuses on foods our ancestors would have eaten, while excluding foods that were introduced more recently in terms of human evolution. This article will cover the basics of what to eat, what not to eat, the health benefits of paleo, and frequently asked questions.

 

Read More

Categories: Diets Nutrition

Tags:

The Autoimmune Protocol (AIP)

No Comments

photo by matupplevelser on flickr. license: attribution-noderivs

 

Have you heard of the autoimmune protocol(AIP)? It is a diet based on managing autoimmune conditions, but just because you don’t have an autoimmune condition doesn’t mean you can’t benefit from this way of eating. Many people find relief from skin conditions, digestive issues, and other more minor health challenges from the autoimmune protocol. You can read here about my success with AIP in treating my own acne! Read on to learn how AIP works and how you can get started!

 

Read More

Categories: Diets Nutrition

Tags:

The Ketogenic Diet: Guest Post by Kendra Perry

No Comments

 

photo by dahon on flickr. license: attribution-noderivs

 

Today’s post was written by Kendra Perry. Kendra is an functional diagnostic nutritionist (FDN) and also has a B.Sc. in environmental science, she blogs about real food and helps people get to the bottom of their chronic health conditions on her website CrazyHappyHealthy. Her blog also contains tons of valuable information on nutrition, healthy living, and delicious recipes as well! Today she is discussing the ketogenic diet which is a high fat, low carbohydrate diet. Read on to find out why you might consider following this diet, and how you can get started.

Read More

Powered by Jasper Roberts - Blog