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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 RDN …

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Does green tea help with digestion?

Does Green Tea Help With Digestion?

Green tea and digestion are two topics very near and dear to my heart.  If you’re among the many wondering, “does green tea help with digestion?” you’re most definitely in the right place!  Speaking as a holistic and functional dietitian, holistic nutritionist, and clinical herbalist whose entire career path started with a cup of green …

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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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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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The 39 Best Herbs for Leaky Gut and Digestive Health

39 Herbs for Leaky Gut & Digestive Health

Leaky gut syndrome is a modern-day health epidemic on-the-rise. If left unchecked, leaky gut can and will spiral into a cascade of other chronic issues such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS),  allergies, adverse food reactions, nutritional deficiencies, autoimmune disorders, hormonal imbalance, skin breakouts, and more.  While leaky gut repair is complex and requires an individualized, multi-dimensional …

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Getting to Know Adaptogenic Herbs

Adaptogenic Herbs – What are They and What are They Good For?

During this new paradigm, especially in the last few years, I’ve watched the popularity of adaptogenic herbs rise exponentially.  The use of adaptogens now extends far beyond functional nutrition and herbal medicine into more mainstream markets and kitchens worldwide – and for good reason! While you might have heard the term “adaptogens” used in the …

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

Holistic Living: 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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