I’m really, really pleased to focus our attention on a question I often get asked — is it okay to eat grains if I’m trying to heal my gut? I asked nutritional therapist Lydia Shatney, teacher of the online class Heal Your Gut, to step in and help us really understand this issue. If you have questions or comments, be sure to speak up in the comments. [by Wardee Harmon]
In this episode of Know Your Food with Wardee, you’ll meet Maureen Validivia, who began her real food journey after more than 10 years of worsening symptoms of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (a thyroid disease). Conventional medicine couldn’t help and in fact made her worse. So she began her own healing journey using real foods, traditional food preparation methods, gluten avoidance, and finally a gut-healing diet. Today, she is feeling oh-so-much-better and has experienced 100 pound weight loss (without even trying). Auto-immune disease sufferers or those specifically with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis will find great inspiration and resources through Maureen’s story and experience. Plus… the tip of the week!
Ask your doctor, your mom, and a stranger on the street if apples are healthy for you and you’ll get the same answer. Absolutely. In fact most people would look at you a little weird if you questioned it. Don’t they say, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”? I hate to make your fantasy world come to a screeching halt, but here goes… Also in this post, you’re invited — to a Facebook party on Fri, Nov 1 where we’re giving away $1000+ in prizes, including my new book, The Sweeter Side of Candida. [by Paula Miller]
Alright, y’all. I’m about to spill the beans (pun intended) on a very personal subject in my life. I feel like I’m about to give the birds-and-bees talk to a room full of 14-year-olds. My armpits may be sweaty, and I may even be blushing a bit at the thought of doing this. Never in a million, gazillion years did I imagine I would even do coffee enemas, much less write about them! Nevertheless, here I am, about to tell all — because I’ll talk about anything if I think it might help even one person. [by Lindsey Dietz]
In this episode of Know Your Food with Wardee, I’m taking listener questions, including: whether botulism is a risk with fermenting, the ratio of salt in ferments, sourdough challah, what’s recommended for a Candida infection, choosing between raw, local milk and store-bought organic milk, whether lacto-fermentation causes dental caries, what to do about being allergic to cheese, the difference between two of my fermenting books, and more.
What fun! A health supplement in a totally fun package. You’ve got Kombucha with its beneficial acids, detoxing properties, and probiotics; raw honey as an enzyme-rich anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral healing food; and gelatin acting as a digestive aid and “protein sparer”. What’s not to love?
Do you experience any of these digestive complaints? Belching or gas, bloating, heartburn, bad breath, stomach cramps, constipation or diarrhea, food allergies, or nausea? These are symptoms of gut dysbiosis. You may not think they’re related to digestion — but they are. In this post I share an excellent resource to help heal your gut and improve your digestion — and feel better!
Being raised in the US, enemas aren’t something we typically grow up with. In other countries, this easy and effective home remedy is often commonplace. Just like anything new or unknown, the concept can seem weird and for some, kind of icky. So, hopefully I can demystify (and de-ickify) the subject a bit.