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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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37 Herbs for Leaky Gut by Jenna Volpe

37 Herbs for Leaky Gut & Digestive Health

Leaky gut syndrome is a modern-day health epidemic on-the-rise. If left unchecked, a leaky gut can and will spiral into a cascade of other chronic issues such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and/or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), allergies, adverse food reactions, nutritional deficiencies, autoimmune disorders, hormonal imbalance, skin breakouts, and more.   While nutrition is …

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Holistic Living and Living Holistically - What It Means and What It Entails - Whole-istic Living

Living Holistically: What it Means & What it Entails

Given the name of my nutrition practice is “Whole-istic Living”, it was only a matter of time before I’d finally write an article about ”holistic living” (also often referred to as “living holistically”)! 🙂  If you’re reading this, you’re likely wondering – what does holistic living actually look like in real life? What does living …

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Functional Nutrition - The Future of Healthcare

Functional Nutrition: The Future of Healthcare?

“When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use; when diet is correct, medicine is of no need.” – Ayurvedic Proverb Considering that what we eat has been proven countless times over to profoundly impact our health, wellbeing, and overall quality of life (physically, mentally, and emotionally), it comes as no surprise that functional nutrition …

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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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