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How Ketogenic Diet Wreaks Havoc on Your Gut

This post was originally published on this site SCIENCE SIMPLIFIED: The therapeutic potential of ketogenic diets comes at a cost — it’s important to know that ketogenic diets can harm your health before you decide whether or not to “go… Continue Reading →

The Essential Autoimmune Protocol E-Book Library – Available for 4 Days ONLY!

This post was originally published on this siteI know first-hand how expensive and time-consuming it can be to transition to the Autoimmune Protocol. Once you’re done buying high-quality meats and vegetables and stocking your kitchen with gadgets to make cooking… Continue Reading →

Updates to the Autoimmune Protocol

This post was originally published on this siteMy definitive guidebook on the Autoimmune Protocol, called The Paleo Approach: Reverse Autoimmune Disease and Heal Your Body, was published way back in January of 2014.  This epic tome was based on insights… Continue Reading →

The Power of Medicinal Mushrooms: An Overview

This post was originally published on this siteMushrooms are an incredibly valuable nutrient-dense food that offers our gut bacteria unique fiber types that we can’t get from any other food (see Elevating Mushrooms to Food Group Status and What Is… Continue Reading →

ThePaleoMom Workshop is LIVE!

You asked, and I delivered! So many of you reached out to me prior my 3-day workshop in February that I knew I needed to figure out a way to make the huge amount of content I shared broadly available,… Continue Reading →

Snacks, Weight Loss, and Insulin

Need a snack? Don’t feel guilty! Read on to learn what the best snack choice is from a metabolic perspective. If you’re looking to restore or protect insulin sensitivity and to achieve a healthy weight, then you’re likely confused by… Continue Reading →

Elevating Mushrooms to Food Group Status

Mushrooms aren’t actually a vegetable, but rather the fruiting bodies of larger fungi, or macromycetes. There are four major phyla of the Fungi kindom—Chytridiomycota, Zygomycota, Ascomycota, and Basidiomycota.  Most edible mushrooms belong to the Basidiomycota phylum (which includes approximately 30,000… Continue Reading →

Why Root Veggies Are Great for the Gut Microbiome

When it comes to nutrient-dense carbs, root veggies are hard to beat: foods like sweet potatoes, carrots, and cassava are not only delicious, they’re also great sources of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and fiber. (Be sure to check out my posts The… Continue Reading →

The Autoimmune Protocol Guide and Giveaway!

Two of my biggest passions are improving scientific literacy and improving public health, which I believe go hand in hand. I see the biggest barrier to changing the landscape of chronic illness in our society as the fact that most… Continue Reading →

Featured AIP Coach: Alexa Federico

Alexa Federico is the founder of GirlinHealing.com, a recipe and wellness site for the autoimmune community and the author of The Complete Guide to Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis: A Road Map to Long-Term Healing. She is a Nutritional Therapy… Continue Reading →

Featured AIP Coach: Alexa Federico

Alexa Federico is the founder of GirlinHealing.com, a recipe and wellness site for the autoimmune community and the author of The Complete Guide to Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis: A Road Map to Long-Term Healing. She is a Nutritional Therapy… Continue Reading →

Red Light Therapy for Cancer: Fact or Fiction?

If you’ve read my previous posts on red light therapy (also known as low level laser therapy), you know how excited I am about its ability to benefit our health in a staggering number of ways—with studies demonstrating improvements for… Continue Reading →

Joovv Red Light Therapy for Cancer

If you’ve read my previous posts on Joovv lights, you know how excited I am about the ability for red light therapy (also known as low level laser therapy) to benefit our health in a staggering number of ways—with studies… Continue Reading →

Why Fish is Great for the Gut Microbiome

By now, fish’s status as a superfood is hard to deny! Numerous studies have confirmed that regular seafood consumption (and the omega-3 boost it delivers) can lower our risk of heart disease, support the health of our brain, help fight… Continue Reading →

Celery Juice: Fad or Fabulous?

Celery juice is the latest trending health craze, being called a “savior when it comes to chronic illness”. It’s claimed that in just one week of drinking 16 ounces of celery juice on an empty stomach every morning, you will… Continue Reading →

Island Chicken with Melon Salad

Lately, I’ve been on a creative kick in the kitchen.  This probably has something to do with all of the recipe development I’m doing for my new microbiome book (more information forthcoming soon!).  I’ve been particularly enjoying revisiting old favorite… Continue Reading →

The Link between the Thyroid and Infertility

Infertility is clinically defined as the inability for a couple to conceive, with the pregnancy resulting in a live birth, after having unprotected intercourse for 12 months. And, it’s more common than many people realize. Approximately 10 to 15 percent… Continue Reading →

Paleo for Babies and Toddlers

Is Paleo safe for kids? Absolutely! In fact, children might benefit from Paleo even more than adults because their food habits and associations are just starting to form, and the nutrient density of the Paleo diet readily supports the demands… Continue Reading →

Egg-Fried Broccoli Rice

Scientific studies demonstrate that the more vegetables we eat, the more protected we are. For example, for every serving of vegetables or fruit we consume, we reduce the risk of all-cause mortality (a measurement of overall health and longevity) by… Continue Reading →

Your Guide to AIP New Year’s Resolutions

Are you considering following the AIP as your New Year’s resolution this year?  That’s how I got started, but I would do it differently if I had to do it all over again. I started the Autoimmune Protocol on January… Continue Reading →

How to Become an AIP Certified Coach

If you’re a practitioner who is passionate about improving your clients’ lives by incorporating the therapeutic potential of diet and lifestyle interventions, read on!! I put together the AIP Certified Coach program with Mickey Trescott, NTP, Angie Alt, NTC, CHC to… Continue Reading →

Christmas Cookie Round-Up

One of the hallmarks of the Christmas season for me growing up was my mom’s baking.  Butter tarts, shortbreads, chocolate truffles, molasses toffee, and orange-cranberry bread were made nearly every year, and only at Christmastime.  Sometimes the plate was enhanced… Continue Reading →

Dr. Sarah’s BIG Holiday Giveaway

This post was originally published on this siteMy annual Holiday Giveaway is perennially one of my favorite calendar items. Not only do I get to highlight some of my favorite companies and say thank you to my amazing fans, but I… Continue Reading →

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