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The LEAP Diet - What is it - How does it work - Who is it for - Jenna Volpe RDN LD CLT

The LEAP Diet Protocol: What Is It, How Does It Work & Who Is It For?

In our modern-day chronic illness epidemic, millions of people each month are now scouring the internet for information on diets to help their inflammatory, autoimmune, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) conditions. Yet still, surprisingly very few of those people are aware of the LEAP diet protocol and its profound roles in reducing symptoms of inflammation …

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What is Holistic Nutrition and How Can it Help You on Your Journey - Whole-istic Living

What is Holistic Nutrition & How Can it Help You on Your Journey?

Over the last decade, it’s safe to say the field of holistic nutrition has become a hot commodity!   More and more people are looking outside the box, beyond the conventional medicine scope, to explore holistic and alternative ways of supporting their health at a deeper level.  Don’t get me wrong – as a holistic nutritionist …

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Does green tea help with digestion?

Does Green Tea Help With Digestion?

If you’re among the many who have been wondering, “does green tea help with digestion?” you’re most definitely in the right place!   Speaking as a holistic and functional dietitian, gut health nutritionist, and clinical herbalist, I’m confident your burning questions about the potential benefits of green tea for digestion will be covered in this article.  …

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What’s the Best Sauerkraut for Probiotics and Gut Health?

Nowadays, with IBS, leaky gut, and other digestive health issues exponentially on-the-rise, holistic and functional nutrition practitioners worldwide are leaning more on “functional” fermented, probiotic-rich foods like sauerkraut to help support people suffering from digestive woes. But unfortunately, choosing the best sauerkraut for probiotics and gut health is no longer as easy and simple as …

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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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5 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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Exploring food sensitivities and the MRT test - is it legit?

Exploring Food Sensitivities: Is the MRT Test Legit?

Food sensitivities have become a modern-day epidemic, alongside conditions such as leaky gut and dysbiosis (an unhealthy balance of gut microbes).  Regardless of the amount of research that has been done on the immune system at this point in time, the mediator release test (“MRT test”) and food sensitivity testing in general remain controversial among …

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Bitter Herbs for Digestion

Bitter Herbs for Digestion: What, Why, When & How to Get Started Working With Digestive Herbal Bitters

“The bitter, the better!”  One of my past clients stated that jokingly during a 1:1 meeting years ago, as I was introducing him to bitter herbs for digestion and educating him on the many benefits of herbal bitters for optimal gut health. While digestive herbal bitters are relatively new to the western world, these hidden …

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