How to make naturally fermented pickles! Most of us know that we should be eating some kind of fermented veggies every day to keep our microbiome happy. In my fight to heal my digestion, I slowly trained myself to love tolerate sauerkraut. I now eat it regularly, and I appreciate its many healing properties, but I don’t get the same […]
There are several factors that contribute to intestinal permeability, and they can all be traced back to stress… In every possible sense of the word. Dietary stress, mental/emotional stress, physical stress, chemical stress, and digestive stress all play a role in the development of intestinal permeability.
You may have heard the term “intestinal permeability” thrown around. Usually it comes with other phrases like ‘gluten sensitivity’ and ‘autoimmune disease’. It’s also referred to as ‘leaky gut’ and ‘gut-barrier dysfunction’. But what is it really? To explain it, let’s look at how a healthy digestive system functions. First, you eat some delicious tacos. […]
Archaeologists have concluded that human health actually declined around the beginning of agriculture, when grains became part of our diets. (1) Humans became smaller and more frail, and bone density suffered as well. There are several reasons for this.
Grains Hate Humans.
And for good reason: We are their predators. Plants often produce toxins to discourage animals (and humans) from eating them, and grains are no exception. Here are some of the booby traps they’ve set up to protect themselves…