Did you know the majority of your immune system is located in your gut? It's true. While your immunity is a very complex system comprised of many internal processes, organs and functions, a great deal of your natural defense against illness, infection and disease has to do with your gut and digestive health. This is exciting news, because it is relatively easy to regulate what is going on in your gut.
I’m sure you’ve been told more than once to eat your leafy greens.
From kale to spinach and every green in between, we know that leafy green vegetables are an abundant source of vitamins, minerals and other unique nutrients like chlorophyll. In fact, they’re probably one of the most concentrated sources of nutrients you can find. One cup of cooked greens provides nine times the required daily intake of vitamin K. Vitamin K helps prevent blood clots, lubricates the joints and even reduces inflammation.
What do you do when all you want is a taco but you know it won’t help you get healthy? You eat one of these tasty Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps! These are a perfectly satisfying comfort food loaded with flavourful and filling chicken. Its even kids approved!
You don’t need to sacrifice your health to eat delicious food, you just need to get creative. Make lettuce wraps your new best friend, they’re versatile and you can fill a nice leaf of lettuce with whatever you fancy from chicken to shrimp or even tempeh, whatever you fill it with, there’s just something about eating a wrap that screams comfort and indulgence. Remember to source your meat locally or wild and if that isn't an option, make certain it is hormone & antibiotic free.
Your gut, mouth, genitals and nose are host to millions of healthy bacteria that protect you. By digesting food and absorbing essential nutrients they assist your body to live and grow … to think clearly and maintain a healthy weight.
By keeping your microbiome in balance … it keeps you feeling healthy, in a good mood and energetic.
We now have an opportunity to learn how to take care of our microbiome through what we put into our body. We can heal ourselves and our families/children so that we live healthy fulfilling thriving lives.
Did you know that minerals neutralize acids? This is why I always focus on building your mineral reserves before doing all the other things you need to do to heal our gut. You need to be able to absorb the nutrients from your food! This stockpile of minerals within you is the buffering system for your body, which allows the fluids of your body to get to the proper pH without having to strip minerals from the biggest source available...your bones!!! Over time, people with a highly acidic overall pH often experience osteoporosis or osteopenia.
Bloating is generally the result of not being able to properly digest foods. These not-so-digested foods feel like they're just sitting around causing discomfort and a general feeling of being stuffed and “gassy”.
It can happen at any age but if it seems to be more frequent as you're getting older, it can very well be because of your stomach's reduced ability to produce enough acid for proper digestion.