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The Best Sauerkraut for Probiotics and Gut Health: Functional Dietitian Picks

e’sOne thing I had to figure out early on during my gut-healing journey is that not all sauerkraut is created equal! (Most people don’t know that while all sauerkraut contains prebiotics, not all sauerkraut contains probiotics.)  In a nutshell:  the best sauerkraut for probiotics and for gut health is any type of raw (unpasteurized) sauerkraut …

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Iron Supplements and Probiotics: What You Need to Know, According to a Gut Health Dietitian

Can you take iron supplements and probiotics together?  Can probiotics reduce the awful side effects of iron pills for people with iron-deficiency anemia?   Does iron feed bad bacteria?  Why does iron make people constipated?  Is it possible to take iron pills without getting sick? …If you’ve asked yourself any of the above questions, and/or you’re …

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Blood-Building Herbs for Iron Deficiency

6 Blood-Building Herbs for Iron Deficiency

Anemia is a medical condition which impairs our blood’s ability to deliver oxygen to every cell in the body.  This condition impacts billions of people worldwide each year, and iron deficiency is found to be the most common underlying cause of anemia (1). While nutrition is a commonly explored option for supporting healthier iron levels …

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8 Things You Should Know if You Have Iron-Deficiency Anemia

Iron deficiency anemia is something (unfortunately) near and dear to my heart.  I’ve struggled with this condition on and off since my early teenage years and it can often fly under the radar until it becomes a serious problem!  There are billions of people around the world with iron-deficiency anemia (1).  The good news is …

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GI-Friendly No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge

Let’s be honest – who doesn’t secretly (OR openly) prefer the taste of fresh chocolate chip cookie dough over the actual baked cookies?!  I guess you can’t go wrong either way… When it comes to food, especially foods like homemade chocolate chip cookies, it’s not just the about the yummy taste.  Almost everybody I know …

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Chicken Cacciatore

Winter is the season for comfort food! What’s more comforting than a traditional warming, hearty, home-cooked Italian crockpot meal full of tomato-y garlic-y goodness??  I can’t think of anything at the moment.  Crock pot meals are the bomb because they can be made with minimal time and effort, and still taste like heaven in a bowl. This Jenna-style chicken …

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