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Want to Supercharge Your Immune System? Start With Your Gut!

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Supercharge your Immune System by Healing Your Gut

Editor’s note: Please welcome back Sara Best, a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, and an award-winning writer and creator of the popular blog If Your Body Could Talk. Sara’s got plenty to say about how gut health has to do with your overall health in this upcoming cold & flu season!

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Cold and flu season is upon us and it seems like everyone has their own strategy when it comes to the best way to avoid coming down with something. Whether it’s frequent hand washing, extra vitamin C or oil of oregano every day, everyone is looking for a magic bullet to avoid being stuck in bed with a box of Kleenex and heating pad.

The fact is that 70 percent of your immune system is located in your gut. For this reason, it’s basically impossible to have a strong and healthy immune system when your digestion and gut health are struggling.

And if you have a sweet tooth, are regularly under stress, use birth control pills or prescription medication, or have ever taken a course of antibiotics then chances are your digestion and gut health are not as strong as they could be.

Here are three things you can do to start to rebuild your gut health to supercharge your immune system:
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November 26 |

Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) friendly snacks

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AIP-snacksLiving with food restrictions can BarefootProvisions_300x300_MelissaJnewfeel, well, restricting… especially when it comes to snacks. For those of us who are trying to lessen or eliminate chronic inflammation symptoms through the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP), it can sometimes seem daunting to figure out what kind of munchy thing to eat when you’re feeling a little peckish. After all, lunches and dinners can be pretty much “normal” in terms of eating a meat, and a salad or veggies (free of nightshades, of course). Breakfasts are certainly a little more challenging if you’re looking for grain-free, egg-free breakfasts, but with a little practice, you can get used to eating dinner for breakfast. But what do you do if you’re looking for AIP snacks that go beyond a piece of fruit or cut-up veggies?

No worries – I’ve got you covered with both recipes and *gasp* store-bought, AIP-compliant snacking options. Recently, the awesome people at Barefoot Provisions provided me with some AIP and allergen-friendly goodies from their store, and I’ve included some of those in amongst this list of AIP-friendly snacks.
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November 17 |

Grain-Free Simple Sweets – Made with 5 ingredients or less!

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I’ve been secretly busy behind the scenes, and I’m quite happy that I can finally say what it is that I’ve been up to! Yep! It’s another eBook, and this one is called Grain-Free Simple Sweets!

I’ve partnered with recipe master (mistress? whatever…), Ashley Thomas of My Heart Beets. And if you don’t already know, this girl knows her way around the kitchen! Ashley is awesome at whipping together ‘fancy’ dishes (you MUST check out Ashley’s butter chicken, or heck, any of her Indian food dishes), but she can also do simple, yet very delicious. Together, Ashley and I have put together over 30 recipes for simple sweet treats that you can make at home – all made with five ingredients or less!

If you’re new to the Paleo grain-free lifestyle, you’ll know how hard it can be to make the adjustment and leave behind the processed food and sweets. When the craving hits, sometimes you kind of wish you had a little something… but what? Thankfully, this ebook is just the answer, as you can enjoy refined-sugar-free sweets that are really easy to make and help indulge that craving, but in a much healthier, guilt-free way.

 

For a LIMITED TIME, you can get this eBook for over 60% off!!! BUT, you’ve got to order soon.

Take a peek at what’s inside…

November 6 |

The Latest and Greatest Superfoods

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superfoodsAs someone with a design background, I have a special love for infographics (as evidenced by the ones I’ve made about food intolerance symptoms, healthy skin, and nutrients for ADHD), so when this one about the newest superfoods was brought to my attention, I figured I had to share.

Some of these super foods are new enough that they haven’t yet come across my radar and/or I haven’t seen them available locally, but others like manuka honey and maca root, I’ve definitely seen and even sampled. I even have a recipe for Paleo cereal that uses a bit of maca! Worth a try, in my opinion! Have you tried any of these newest superfoods? If so, how did you eat them? And by all means, if you have a recipe, please share in the comments!
See the infographic…

October 22 |

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