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

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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

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Managing Stress Naturally

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Stress is defined as a state of mental and/or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances. While stress has always been a part of the human experience, our ancestors were not exposed to most of the types of stress we deal with today. We also have significantly higher stress levels in our lives compared to even 25 years ago (source). Because of this, it has become increasingly important for us to be able to manage stress efficiently. Read on to learn about how to better manage stress through dietary and lifestyle changes.

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10 Remedies for Natural Constipation Relief

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Constipation is becoming an increasingly common health concern in our society. It can make you feel sluggish, tired, bloated, and just downright uncomfortable. While doctors will suggest eating more fibre and other generic recommendations, most people who experience regular constipation have probably already tried these without success. This article covers underlying causes of constipation, why you should avoid laxatives, information on fibre consumption, common remedies, and unconventional remedies for constipation.


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eBook: Heal Your Acne Naturally

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My ebook is finally here!


If you suffer from acne or another skin disorder such as eczema, dermatitis, or hidradenitis suppurativa, you definitely are not alone. In fact, in the natural health industry you are probably in very good company. Many people find their way to a healthier lifestyle while looking for ways to fix their skin issues. I have personally suffered with acne for over 10 years! In that time I have learned a lot about our skin, so I wrote this ebook to share all the important things I have learned about managing skin conditions through diet and lifestyle.


The ebook includes:

  • Important background information on acne
  • Different types of acne
  • Why conventional treatments often won’t fix your skin problem
  • Lifestyle factors that affect skin health
  • Recommended dietary guideline
  • My top recommendations for supplements
  • Delicious accompanying recipes


Buy eBook

You can purchase this ebook in either PDF or Kindle format. The PDF format can be purchased directly through Payhip HERE. The Kindle version is available through Amazon, click on your country to be taken to the correct Amazon listing:  USA,  Canada,  UK,  Australia,  Germany,  France,  Spain,  Italy,  Netherlands,  Japan,  Brazil,  Mexico,  India


I hope you enjoy the ebook! Have you had issues getting rid of acne? 

I would love to hear your stories in the comments!


10 Ways to Break Your Sugar Addiction (Part 2)

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Here are the next 5 ways to break your sugar addiction for good!


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6. Make sure you are eating enough vegetables


When you increase the amount of vegetables in your diet you are not only increasing the amount of nutrients and fiber in your diet,  you are also decreasing the amount of room for refined sugar and other junk foods! Increased amounts of nutrients and fiber will help regulate your blood sugar and make you much less likely to binge on junk foods. Specifically, vegetables such as broccoli, tomatoes, and romaine lettuce all contain the mineral chromium which is important for blood sugar stability (source). Check out my Veggie Loaded Shepherds Pie or Chicken and Chard for some inspiration!

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