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The AIP diet is not just another diet meant to eliminate foods so you can heal your gut. The Autoimmune Protocol is a dietary and lifestyle approach to combating chronic illness - not just autoimmune disease.
If you’re struggling with anything from gut infections to chronic inflammation, an AIP approach to healing could be right for you!
Gluten isn’t just found in the typical sources like bread and pasta. Some foods contain hidden sources of gluten. If you don’t know what to look for, following a strict gluten free diet can be difficult.
In this blog post you’ll learn how to identify and avoid hidden sources of gluten to keep your gut happy and healthy!
Did you know that there’s a strong connection between Celiac Disease and SIBO? These two gut conditions are characterized by several of the same pathologies that make the connection between the two hard to ignore. Read this article to learn more about the relationship between Celiac Disease and SIBO.
Celiac Disease is an Autoimmune Disease that affects the small intestine. However, many of the symptoms of Celiac Disease are not gut related, and are a little more unexpected. Keep reading to learn how you can spot these unexpected symptoms of Celiac Disease.
What if regaining health wasn’t our ultimate goal when it came to overcoming chronic illnesses like SIBO and Autoimmune Disease?
What if we were able to shift our perspective from desiring the life we once had to being content in the abundantly more that this new life has given us?
Stool testing can be an important diagnostic tool for anyone with an autoimmune disease, or chronic illness. These tests can give you an inside look into one of the most complex systems in your body, your gut.
However, simply relying on conventional stool testing, without doing your own research to determine how the lab is analyzing the sample could leave you with some missing pieces to your gut health puzzle.
I recommend using a functional stool test (like GI MAP or Viome) in order to get you the most complete and accurate read on what’s actually going on inside your gut.
These tests are going to be a little pricier than what you’ll get from your GI doc (and most likely won’t be covered by insurance), but if your finances allow it’s so totally worth it to have a higher degree of certainty that you aren’t missing anything in your gut that could be contributing to your ill health.
Hustling for those worldly achievements, like promotion or staying out late with friends, is just what society tells us is normal these days.
But when you’re dealing with a chronic illness trying to keep up can often times hurt your health.
Succumbing to the hustle just isn’t worth it, not when you’re doing it to please someone else or live up to society’s standards. And especially not if you’re hurting your health in the process.
So, I encourage you to find your own path to success and contentment, even if it looks nothing like society tells you it should - one that brings you joy and leads to a healthy, full life.
In a guest post from my wonderful mother, she shares her journey with chronic illness, autoimmune disease, and the relationship that stress has played in her health for her entire life.
It was only until she discovered and cultivated a meditation practice was she able to take control of her anxiety and fear, and successfully manage her stress - and in turn successfully manage her health.
The mind-body connection is a powerful thing, and it’s truly quite amazing that we have been given the ability to control our thoughts, emotions, and ultimately our health!
Eating out with Celiac Disease, any Autoimmune condition, or food intolerance can be a daunting and scary task.
Whenever you eat out, you’re trusting your health and wellbeing to the restaurant staff - who most of the time, doesn’t have your best interest in mind when preparing your food.
Since I’ve needed to switch to a 100% gluten free diet, I’ve been able to come up with some tried and true techniques to feeling as comfortable as I can while dining out.
I’ve used these tips to successfully eat gluten free at many restaurants for years, and now I want to share them with you!
Your gut bacteria affect your health in more ways that you may realize.
In this article, we’ll dive into how the microbiome affects other areas of your health and wellbeing, and three ways you can make sure you’re feeding those good gut bugs so they stick around.
There are so many factors that can lead to a SIBO diagnosis. In this blog, you’ll learn about the five major factors that contributed to my SIBO and general gut dysfunction, and some tips about how to avoid them in your own life.