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!
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.
KYF #033: Listener Questions (botulism in ferments, tooth decay, rashes from cheese, sourdough challah, candida, and more)
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.
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.
Last April, my family started the GAPS diet, to help with healing some lingering issues. We stayed on it for seven months, through October. Currently, we are back to a “normal” traditional food diet. Read more about our transition off GAPS in this post. Be sure to share your GAPS progress in the comments!