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Category Archives: Eater’s Digest
I don’t know about you, but a potluck or barbeque, like those held every Labor Day, can trigger surprising digestive explosions (similar to what you might see in the sky on the 4th of July!).
You may know what I mean, but never put any rhyme or reason to it. It’s just become, over the years, a part of your independent right to both celebrate and suffer.
Today, on the first day of this month of September, as we lean into Labor Day here in the states, I’d like to share my top four tactics for loving Labor Day (and letting it love you).continue reading...
When I ask detoxers and cleansers to include lemon in their water throughout the day, as I do in the Rejuvenate Cleanse happening right now, one of the wise cleansers usually asks this question on our dedicated message board:
will lemon water damage my tooth enamel?
It’s a great question! Let’s dive in…continue reading...
Long after I stopped eating refined sugar, and that afternoon walk to the nearby bakery was a distant memory, I still suffered the 4pm risk of an energy outage.
You know the one I’m talking about, right?
Your body feels heavier.
There’s still a stretch of the day in front of you.
The tasks ahead become foggier as you struggle to keep your head off your folded arms or attempt to convince your kids that it’s “quiet time” so you can lay down.
And the idea of making dinner seems as monumental as climbing Kilimanjaro.continue reading...
I often take time to meditate on the migration of my meals and morsels but lately, I’ve been especially mindful. With the Estrozen Detox getting underway earlier this week, I’m deep in thought of the science of food.
Not just my food, but hopefully yours too!
Which foods support your hormone balance and which thwart it?
It’s all a careful correspondence and I must confess that I love delving into the nitty gritty to customize a dietary protocol that delivers the best results possible, while also creating a blueprint you can carry easily into your everyday.continue reading...
For the past few weeks we’ve been on a mission…jotting down everything relevant in our trusty FMP journal pages. From food, to poop, to mood, I’ve been tracking during our Food/Mood/Poop Challenge and I hope you have been, too.
But I hear your gears churning over there, asking now what?
you’ve tracked your food from beets to buckwheat to bone broth…
you’ve kept tabs on your poop from frequent to fatty to number 5 on the Bristol chart…
you’ve noted your mood from mellow to migraines to muscle aches…
Now, it’s time to get out your detective hat, slip it on your noggin, and tap into the tools you have at the tips of your fingers.
We each have our own way of approaching this time of year…
It’s a transition.
One thing ends and another begins.
Resolutions or absolution of resolutions?
Which is your personal preference?
Whether you’ve committed to one or the other it seems to be what all the emails in my inbox have been about for the past week – how to approach a fresh start or how to ditch the desire to do so.
My personal intention is to ease into the new year with some conscious new habits, instead of leaping in with shiny new intentions (that may not stay shiny for long).
I’d like to invite you to do the same.continue reading...
I get it. . . sometimes you just don’t have time to make it yourself.
That’s why I like to share my recommendations and reviews for foodstuff you can purchase while aiming to achieve optimal health and wellness.
This month: ghee
When I graduated college, unorthodoxly in the middle of winter, over half a lifetime ago, my friends threw a party for me.
Generously, they tried to identify my favorite food to serve at the gathering. They were all a bit flummoxed. Each of them knew that my favorite food was not typical party-fare.
My favorite food? Buttered Toast.
I would sit for hours reading, studying, drawing up plans for new projects fueled by thick slices of German rye bread that I’d toast in the oven then slather with butter. A sprinkling of salt and a cup of tea and I was set for hours on end.
Then life happened. First the dairy left the dietary picture. Gone was the butter. Then it was goodbye gluten (and the rye along with it).
My favorite food no longer favored me! Can you relate?continue reading...
‘Tis the season of good cheer, indulgent food and frequent festivities. . .
Ho ho ho, so much fun!
Yet sometimes the jolly times come with a not-so merry belly.
It may be the amount of chow or the curious combination of cuisines in one sitting. It could be a tad bit more of the goodies that you usually leave for special occasions. (Those “special occasions” sure are coming one on top of another right now!)
Or, if you’re among the 60 to 70 million Americans that suffers from reported digestive distresses each year, this may, unfortunately, be a season not unlike any other.
Recently I had an open conversation with my dear friend Venu Julapalli M.D., a gastroenterologist in Houston, Texas.continue reading...
It’s not just what you eat. It’s how it gets there.
Eater’s Digest, from Replenish PDX is one eater’s monthly reflection on the journey of her food.
This month: mining key minerals from your food
Though we’ll be shifting our focus to the importance ofdigestion fairly soon (I know it’s a topic near and dear to your heart), I’m not quite done waxing on about the beauty of the butterfly nestled within your neck.
Here in the virtual halls of Replenish, thyroid health is still top of mind since the Girl’s Guide to Hashimoto’s kicks off tonight with our first live call (pssst…it’s not too late to join us!)
If you’re thinking, I don’t have Hashimoto’s, I don’t need to read this. Think again! There are so many factors that affect thyroid health and that ultimately affect you.continue reading...
As I spend time with each of the experts that I’ve been privileged to interview, it never ceases to amaze me how interconnected all parts of the body are and how disconnected we’ve culturally grown from that reality.
I’m not just talking about “Dem Bones” here. The network is more vast and biochemical.
From a conventional perspective, for instance, the thyroid, seems to float of its own accord in the region of the throat, detached from the brain, the gut, the stomach, and a host of other hormonal and chemical actions and reactions. But as I’m continually reminded and hopeful that you’ll understand, this just isn’t so.
The thyroid is affected by and affects many other functions in the body, as you’ll learn in the Hashimoto’s Institute, where the presenters draw out relationships that may have been overlooked ~ to your immune health, your mental health and your environment!continue reading...