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How Chemicals Increase Food Allergies and Food Sensitivities

It is hard to go to a party and not notice how many people have food allergies and sensitivities. Whether your host has gluten-free dinner rolls, dairy-free ice cream, or a peanut-free snack mix, many people are accommodating this drastic rise in food reactions happening right now. So what has changed in the last few decades? One of the many factors is our drastic increase of man-made chemicals. Due to our rising population and our feverish consumption of chemical products, data from 2010 shows us that we import or produce over 74 billions pounds of chemicals in to the US every single day. That is over 250 pounds of chemicals per person per day! Every year that number increases as our use of chemicals increases. Read more about How Chemicals Increase Food Allergies and Food Sensitivities

How to Optimize your Digestion for a Large Meal

Have you ever enjoyed a large holiday meal with family and friends only to experience digestive issues that left you feeling reclusive? Eating a large meal can put a strain on your digestive system, especially for those already dealing with weak digestion. We've put together a number of things you can do before, during, and after a large meal to optimize your digestion, leaving you happier, healthier, and more able to fully enjoy your family and friends! Read more about How to Optimize your Digestion for a Large Meal

How Acid-Blocking Medications can Cause Food Allergies

When we are healthy, we produce a strong acid in our stomachs; so strong that it resembles battery acid. This helps us to break apart our foods so we can access the nutrients found in them. But what happens when we have low acid in our stomach? We can’t break our foods down. This can lead to symptoms of indigestion, deficiencies of nutrients, and bacterial infections. Or, worst yet, your immune system attacks the food that hasn't been broken down leading to food allergies. Read more about How Acid-Blocking Medications can Cause Food Allergies

 

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Fried Plantains and Sausages

If you are looking for a very easy elimination diet breakfast meal that will keep you fueled throughout the day, then this recipe is for you. Plantains are an excellent source for complex carbohydrates that are easily digested. Use any type of nightshade-free organic sausage that is acceptable for phase 2. If you are vegetarian then try using cooked, drained black beans and ground cumin in place of the sausages. We like to make this quick and easy elimination diet meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!  Read more about Fried Plantains and Sausages

Nighttime Tea Recipe

Sleeping well is key to proper digestion and detoxification. When we don’t sleep our bodies produce more inflammatory chemicals. This can lead to a leaky gut, as well as pain and inflammation throughout the body. This tea calms the nervous system and helps prepare the body for a deep sleep.  Read more about Nighttime Tea Recipe

How to Make Broccoli Sprouts

Broccoli sprouts contain a chemical called sulforaphane which is one of the most potent antioxidants and detoxification substances that we know of. These have been shown to greatly reduce the risk of stomach, bladder, colo-rectal, and breast cancer. Just add about 1/4 cup a day to your diet and watch your health change! Read more about How to Make Broccoli Sprouts

 

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