Digestion

Energy, Digestion and Nourishing Your Body

Energy, Digestion and Nourishing Your Body

Energy, Digestion and Nourishing Your Body

Exciting news today! I was lucky to be a guest on Brianna Wilkersons podcast: The Healthy Body Podcast

In this interview we chat more about my story, and how energy, digestion and nourishing your body is so important.

It’s really a great discussion and I thought I would share it with you. We both open up about our health and why we do what we do!

Ready to get to know me a little bit better?

Do You Know Your Body?

Do You Know Your Body?

Do You Know Your Body?

It might sound like a strange question... but really- do you know your body? 

Do you know what makes you feel good? Do you know what makes you feel bad? Or do you just push on through your day or week and not really pay attention to what your body is trying to tell you? 

Let's dive into this a bit more, because I think its REALLY important. 

What to do About a Leaky Gut

What to do About a Leaky Gut

What to do About a Leaky Gut

Leaky gut is also known as increased intestinal permeability. It's when the cells lining our intestines (gut) separate a bit from each other. They're supposed to be nice and tightly joined to the cell beside it; this is to allow certain things into our bodies (like nutrients), and keep other things out.

When the tight junctions between intestinal cells weaken it can cause the gut to be more permeable - leakier - than normal. When this happens, it allows things into our bodies that should not get in; things like large pieces of protein, toxins, or even bacteria and waste.

When substances that shouldn't be there, get into our bloodstream through the "leaks" in our gut, our immune system kicks in. These leaked bits mimic a food allergy, and our body reacts accordingly. It mounts a response to try to attack the invaders, and this causes inflammation.

Leaky gut is associated with a number of issues including food allergies, celiac disease, autoimmune diseases (e.g., Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Hashimoto's, asthma, type 1 diabetes, acne, eczema), joint pain, and neurological problems (e.g., multiple sclerosis). Some research shows that leaky gut might contribute to or worsen these conditions.

All About Digestive Enzymes

All About Digestive Enzymes

All About Digestive Enzymes

I have suffered from a lot of tummy troubles, and I can say Digestive Enzymes have made a big difference to my health. 

BUT...

Not everyone should be taking digestive enzyme supplements; and not all of them are created equal.

As a practitioner, I find that many people with digestive issues want to jump straight into using a supplement. Many people look at supplements kind of like having an 'easy button'. And many times I would rather try other strategies first. Not to mention, that some supplements can be harmful if used inappropriately.

So, let’s dive into a few of the common digestive enzymes, what they do, and who should NOT take them.

What are digestive enzymes?