What is a “Leaky Gut” and How Do You Know If You Have One?

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! My journey with healing from

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Low FODMAP Bolognese

Being highly sensitive, a foodie, AND Italian… when someone asks me for an easy low FODMAP Bolognese recipe, you best know I’m up for the challenge!!!  Brown rice pasta with

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9 Best Herbal Teas for Digestion

Whether for taste, ritual, or remedy (or often a little of each), people worldwide have been consuming tea for thousands of years! (Side note: tea has a VERY special place

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3 Quick Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating

Right now it’s Thanksgiving Eve 2020 and we are in the midst of navigating our way through the pandemic.  As I’m writing this post, I can smell aromas of my

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Probiotic Sauerkraut Recipe

“Fermented?  EW!” – Mom This was my mother’s reaction when I offered for her to try this lacto-fermented probiotic sauerkraut recipe back in the early stages of my healing journey…

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Nourishing Spaghetti Squash Soup

Spaghetti squash soup… who would have thought this would play such a major role in my healing journey? Okay, so it wasn’t so much the spaghetti squash as it was

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Low FODMAP Spinach Strawberry Salad

(Updated: January 31, 2021) If you ask me, this low FODMAP spinach strawberry salad is a wonderful way to ring in the warm weather.  Whether you’ve got digestive issues or

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Sunday Football Sweet & Savory Teriyaki Chicken Wings

January 22, 2017: The AFC Championship Game It’s Sunday evening and there are some friends over for the Patriots game – not just any Pats game, but the 2017 AFC

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My Two Cents on Splenda® (Sucarlose) and Other Artificial Sweeteners

Splenda®, or sucralose, is a well-known FDA-approved artificial sweetener which made its way into the market back in the late 1990’s.  Along with its counterparts including saccharin, aspartame (now labeled

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Low FODMAP Peanut Butter Cookies

(Recipe card and blog post updated February 9, 2021) Back in our adolescent days, my sister and I would regularly watch the Food Network together after school.  Probably not hard to

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