Find Yourself Suffering with IBS?

The other day I asked members of my Facebook group to see how many people suffer with IBS symptoms like gas, bloating, stomach pain, constipation, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort, nausea, and cramps. A number of people put their hand up because unfortunately, IBS is very common. I put my hand up, as well, because I’ve been coping with IBS since I was a teenager. Over the years, I would have flare-ups that would prevent me from …

Finding the right probiotic for your routine

Arguably one of the most popular trends in health and wellness is probiotics. Many of us have heard that probiotics are the next big thing in optimizing our health, but as it turns out, there’s much more to that than simply adding a supplement to your routine. Probiotics have actually been around for a long time, historically in dietary sources like kefir, sauerkraut, and tempeh. The idea is that our bodies are naturally full of …

Be Kind to Yourself – Illness & Eating

Did illness hit your household? Maybe you’ve wondered what you should eat to recover faster. What’s that old saying? Starve a fever and feed the cold? Or is it the other way around? If you’ve had the flu, you know all about the fever, the chills, the aches and the pains. You could sleep for days. I am pretty sure that you didn’t feel like eating. But is that really the best way to have handled …

Be Kind to Yourself – Illness & Exercise

And so it starts – a little tickle in your nose, the need for a tissue, and you know what comes next!  What should you be doing when life throws you a sniffle or more? Our system (aka body) is compromised by a foreign attack. Our immune system is going into overtime to protect it. When that happens, our bodies need MORE energy (calories) to fight off the invasion. Now, that doesn’t mean you can …