Intestinal Permeability (A.K.A. “Leaky Gut Syndrome”) and How it Interferes With Weight Loss

If you hang around the holistic health and wellness sphere for any amount of time, you are likely to hear about intestinal permeability, also known as “leaky gut”, and how it can wreak havoc on the body in many different ways. Funnily enough, you don’t actually need to have any of the classic digestive symptoms … Continue reading Intestinal Permeability (A.K.A. “Leaky Gut Syndrome”) and How it Interferes With Weight Loss

How the Health of your Mouth Affects the Health of your Skin

It may seem like a bit of a stretch to think about, but the “healthiness” of our mouth can have a huge impact on the way our skin performs, both in terms of its appearance and in its function as a barrier defense to incoming pathogens. What? you may be thinking, why on earth would … Continue reading How the Health of your Mouth Affects the Health of your Skin

Stress and Digestion: Could The Way You Eat Be Adding to Your Stress?

In our modern times and fast-paced lifestyles, most of us feel “stressed” at least some, if not a majority of the time. If you take a minute to think about all the things in your life that can promote stress you might come up with things like: tension in relationships, deadlines at work, family obligations/ … Continue reading Stress and Digestion: Could The Way You Eat Be Adding to Your Stress?

Gut Dysbiosis, a Common Culprit

  “The road to health is paved by good intestines”- Sherry A. Rogers When I started to delve into some of my long standing health issues by changing my diet and lifestyle during the tail end of 2010, I didn’t quite realize that perhaps all of the issues that had cropped up over the years … Continue reading Gut Dysbiosis, a Common Culprit

Is Offal Really All That Awful?

My 7 year old son was beside himself with excitement as we went on a day trip up to Kansas City last week. He knew that along with several other stops, we would be heading to our very favorite butcher shop, The Local Pig. If you’re ever in the Kansas City area do yourself a … Continue reading Is Offal Really All That Awful?