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Digestion and Gut Health

Radiant health starts on the inside, with a rock-solid gut. So if you want a glowing complexion and thick hair, and you’re searching for a way  to banish bloating, gas, diarrhea, and constipation, think of your gut as an ecosystem—and learn how to cultivate it.

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One of the first things I tell my patients is to eliminate dairy foods from their diets. And I won’t kid you; many of them totally freak out. Going dairy-free isn't easy. “Seriously?” they say. “It’s hard enough to give…

For decades, nutritionists have argued eating more fiber helps you lose weight and keeps you lean, and ample research backs this up. Studies show those who get more fiber in their diets have a lower body weight, less body fat,…

I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again and again: health (and illness) starts in your gut. If you have a sick, inflamed gut, you’ll experience anything from wrinkled skin, to weight gain, to autoimmune disorders, to depression. We…

To understand leaky gut we need to understand why a healthy gut is important. The backbone of good health is a healthy intestinal tract, and when your gut is in tip-top shape, everything else falls into place. Intestinal damage is…

Are you loading up on probiotics like sauerkraut and coconut kefir—and on prebiotics like jicama, onions, and asparagus? If so, hurray for you! The first step in creating a healthy gut ecosystem is to feed it all the right foods…

Traditional foods are making a huge comeback these days, and one of the trends that makes me happiest is the return to fermented foods. From kimchi to sauerkraut to kombucha, these foods have been part of human history for centuries—and…

As a naturopathic doctor, I see lots of people who are overweight, tired, and sick. Instead of offering these people pills or surgery, I give them this advice: Start treating your gut right! Your gut contains an entire ecosystem of trillions…

People ask me all the time about stevia. Is it a guilt-free way to satisfy that sweet tooth—or, like sugar and artificial sweeteners, does it have a dark side? Well, here’s the deal. I’d like to give you a simple…

I’m getting tons of mail from people who are excited about starting the Bone Broth Diet. And here’s one question I’m hearing a lot: “Can I do this diet if I’m a vegetarian, a pescetarian, or a vegan?” The answer…