“Leaky gut” is a popular topic in the health and wellness spheres these days. It’s been blamed for many symptoms and conditions that seem to be all-too-common. Allergies, intolerances, joint pain, even autoimmune diseases can all be linked back to leaky gut. But what exactly is leaky gut? What causes it? What kinds of issues…

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Yes, I’m serious! (And don’t you sometimes wonder anyway?) You already know that your poop can reflect your physical, and sometimes even emotional, health. You may get constipation or have diarrhea when you eat something that “doesn’t agree with you,” or when you’re super-nervous about something. And what about fiber and water? If you’re not…

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Whether you wake up feeling bloated, or it happens progressively throughout the day, there’s one thing you should know: bloating isn’t normal. Bloating is the body’s way of communicating to you that something in your diet or lifestyle isn’t right. With that said, there could be several different factors causing you to feel bloated, or…

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Looking for new ways to cram in more fiber?  Then try this fabulous creamy smoothie! Adding cauliflower to a smoothie might seem odd, but it creates an attractive velvety texture and is a useful way to add more nutrition into your diet. Frozen cauliflower florets work best – but you can also use  frozen riced…

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If done right, smoothies can make nutritious meal, packing satisfying ingredients along with fiber, vitamins, minerals and other immune and health-protecting substances. This delicious and refreshing Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie can help you get your daily dose of vitamin C. Kiwi and nutrition-rich strawberries, are packed with antioxidants, fiber, and they are relatively low in sugar…

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Cabbage – Cabbage has a multitude of health benefits, from strengthening immune systems and improving digestion to killing bacteria and fighting cancer. This cabbage soup recipe is full of high immunity vegetables. It has been a Godsend around our house this last week with all the gunk going around! Leafy Greens – such as spinach, kale…

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When you combine the immune system boosting properties of garlic  and some heart-healthy olive oil, you end up with one delicious spread. It’s excellent on roasted vegetables, cooked chicken or fish, as a dip, or added to salads. Enjoy! Ingredients: 6 teaspoons Garlic 4 tablespoons Olive Oil 1 teaspoon turmeric 1/4 teaspoon Cumin 1/4 teaspoon Oregano…

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My go-to Immune Boosting Smoothie includes avocado, spinach, mint leaves, and a refreshing touch of lemon. The greens in this smoothie contain the vitamins and minerals your body needs for optimal function of your immune system,  the fiber from the greens also feeds the microbiome in your gut, which ensures that you absorb these vitamins…

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In addition to antioxidants, this smoothie bowl is loaded with blood-pressure lowering potassium, vitamin C, fiber  and dietary nitrate. Enjoy! Serves 1 1 cup kale ½ cup berries (your favorite kind) ½ cup beets, raw, diced ½ banana 2 tbsp flax seeds, ground 1 dash cinnamon ½ cup almond milk, unsweetened Instructions: Add all ingredients…

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Enjoy this guilt-free version of ice cream. Made with only three ingredients, it’s a snap to prepare. Serves 2 2 bananas, chopped and frozen 1 tbsp cocoa powder, unsweetened 2 tbsp almond butter, unsweetened Instructions 1 – Add chopped frozen bananas to a food processor. Pulse or lightly blend until almost smooth. 2 – Add…

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