Probiotics for IBS

Probiotics for IBS

You've probably heard that probiotics might help improve digestion, or even Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).  However, it can be SO confusing to figure out which one to try, and how to take it!  In this article, I share my protocol for getting started with probiotics for IBS - what to take, how to source it, and how to take it!

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Apple Gelatin Gummies (or "pancakes")

If you're interested in improving gut and joint health, then you should be eating gelatin.  Athletes, you should be eating it for recovery, although this shouldn't be your post-workout recovery protein.  It also can help with skin, hair, and nails.  Gelatin is part of an ancestral diet - a protein derived from collagen.  I've refined (what I think) is the perfect recipe to share with you.

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The Gut-Brain Connection and Mental Health

The Gut-Brain Connection and Mental Health

The microbiome is an exciting and fascinating area of medical research.  It is now clear that gut bacteria can effect not only digestive health, but mental health as well.  Traditional treatments for cognitive conditions such as depression, anxiety, autism, ADHD, migraines, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s Disease are incredibly limited, and seldom account for the gut-brain connection.  Thus, it is critical to address gut health when treating these conditions.  In fact, gut health should be optimized for mental health in general. 

This can be accomplished through a combination of increasing probiotics and natural prebiotics, reducing sugar intake, avoiding foods that increase gut permeability and inflammation, and possibly working with a practitioner for further testing, therapeutic diet guidance, and supplement recommendations.

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