GI Mapping

GI Mapping: An Integrative, Cutting-Edge Component of Gut Health Treatment

Given the growing number of people struggling with IBS, IBD, leaky gut and dysbiosis nowadays, “GI mapping” is now making its way into exponentially more functional nutrition and functional medicine clinics worldwide each year. And for good reason! Research has uncovered that the roles of the gut extend far beyond just digesting our food and …

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Vitamin D

Vitamin D for Inflammation, Immunity & Gut Health: 15 Little-Known Facts

Vitamin D deficiency is a worldwide silent epidemic.  Given the current circumstances and state of the world (people don’t know what they don’t know), and due to some recent 1:1 conversations, I felt compelled to share this with you! Unconditional of whatever is going on around us, it’s important to remember the trees with the strong roots …

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Gut health and hormonal imbalance

Gut Health and Hormone Imbalance: Do They Go Hand-in-Hand?

In this modern world, we tend to think of our energy levels, mood, metabolism, skin, gut health and hormone imbalance as completely separate “things” that have totally different functions.   Most people even go to see a different doctor for each category! However, from a functional nutrition and functional medicine standpoint, we know that gut health …

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Gut Healing Tea

Gut-Healing Tea

“There’s a tea for that!” – Me.  😀 Speaking as a clinical herbalist and functional dietitian-nutritionist who has gone on a personal gut-healing journey, tea holds a special place in my heart for so many different reasons, on many levels. I hope you will enjoy this gut-healing tea recipe as much as I do! (This …

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how to stay healthy in summer season- Jenna Volpe, RDN, LD

How to Stay Healthy in Summer Season: 6 Holistic Health Tips

As I’m writing this, the sunflowers are everywhere here in Austin, which means summer 2021 is now upon us!  (Speaking as a “summer solstice” baby and subsequent Cancer crab who loves the beach, summer is most definitely my favorite season!) 😎  That being said, if you’re looking for some holistic and timeless ways to stay …

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Food Allergy vs Intolerance vs Sensitivity

Food Allergy vs Intolerance vs Sensitivity

Food allergies, intolerances, and sensitivities – oh my!  Adverse food reactions are a topic near and dear to my heart, especially now that I’m trained and certified as a Lifestyle Eating & Performance (LEAP) therapist (“CLT”), after going through my own holistic gut-healing journey.  Allergies, intolerances, and food sensitivities are actually three totally different beasts… and …

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what is a leaky gut?

What is Leaky Gut, and How Do You Know If You Have It?

If I’m being honest, I really wish they called it something else.  “Leaky gut” just sounds so gross… and the condition itself is unpleasant enough! But like millions of others, if you’ve made it to this post, you must also be wondering – what IS leaky gut?! Does it even exist? (While many gastrointestinal doctors …

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