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Tigernut Granola (Grrrreat for your gut!)

I grew up loving granola (who doesn’t?), but I no longer like or want the sugary stuff that makes up most granola. Lately I’ve been making Tigernut Coconut Granola. What a treat! This granola is really good for your gut. Tigernuts are not a nut -- they are actually a small root tuber. They are an excellent source of resistant starch which makes them a superfood for your digestion. The most important ingredient for growing a healthy gut garden is indigestible plant fiber, such as resistant starch. Resistant starch is a prebiotic – it is the preferred food for the beneficial probiotic bacteria in your colon. This type of starch resists digestion. What this means is that it travels through the digestive system without breaking down and becoming fuel for the cells in your body, like other foods do. Read More

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3 Secrets to Staying Healthy That You Shouldn't Overlook

If you want to bring your body into balance and heal any health condition, there are three steps that are indispensable. I think they are three of the most important things you can do, and yet it’s so easy to cast them aside and instead look for a magic pill or supplement or dietary protocol that will fix everything. In today’s blog, I’m sharing my secrets. I can often get so focused and engaged in my work that I forget about these rock star healing protocols myself. But this weekend, I put them into full swing. Guess what? They really work! Read More

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Make Friends with Fiber + Chickpea Sweet Potato Extravaganza (easy dinner!)

I've been working with a number of clients lately on increasing fiber intake. Fiber is super important for heart health, supporting cholesterol levels, maintaining balanced blood sugar, and supporting healthy digestion and elimination. You should aim to get around 30 grams of fiber a day. Start with a whole foods diet and include lots of beans, non-starchy vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and seeds. I often add flax seeds or chia seeds to my breakfast which adds fiber. Beans are one of my favorite ways to increase fiber intake. I especially love making anything with chickpeas since they are so tasty and versatile and are packed with nutrition. So today I want to focus on chickpeas and share a delicious recipe I've been making this winter. Read More

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