Plant-Based Detox Basics The Basics Each week of this plan varies, from what you eat and also when. This detox is meant to be affordable. It should be flexible based on where you live, and your kitchen equipment, schedule, and budget. Say goodbye (for just a few weeks!) to soda, sugary drinks, processed foods, refined … Continue reading Plant-Based Detox Outline
I am excited to be sharing with you a plan for a seasonal, plant-based detox. This plan will not only ask you to eliminate foods but be intentional about meal timing, you can deeply improve your health and quality of life. The goal of this detox is to both rejuvenate the body and to help … Continue reading Intro: Spring Plant-Based Detox
The Alkaline Diet is a trend diet getting lots of attention right now. This diet is all about plant foods and pH balance. The idea is to include only "alkaline foods" like vegetables, some fruits, certain whole grains, nuts, seeds, and soy, which, when broken down by digestion leave a residue in the body that … Continue reading Myth Bust: Looking at the Alkaline Diet
The Foods We Choose Matter A Standard American Diet (the SAD way of eating) is one that’s full of processed Franken-foods, inorganic vegetables and fruits, refined grains that are stripped of nutritional benefits, low quality fats and oils, and large amounts of animal products like meats and dairy. These products deprive and deplete us of … Continue reading Why Should you Try a Plant-Based Detox?
Transformation happens all around, and within us, when seasons change. The light shifts, temperatures rise or fall, and life moves through phases. Choosing to detox at this time is a sacred act. It requires us to focus our attention. A detox becomes more than just about food. It is also an opportunity to harness and … Continue reading Spring Detox & Seasonal Reset
Wild yam is a beautiful New England plant that grows in moist woods, swamps, and ditches. For centuries, indigenous and early Americans have taken wild yam root as medicine. Wild yam root helps to defend and strengthen many systems of the body. Among its many uses, wild yam offers potent medicine for the digestive system. … Continue reading Plant Medicine: Wild Yam for IBD
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a widespread digestive disorder. It causes abdominal pain, discomfort, and irregular bowel movements. Having IBS is a frustrating mess, and its no wonder it is one of the more common reasons that folks visit the doctor. Symptoms of IBS IBS is a chronic condition. The symptoms may come and go, … Continue reading IBS + Four Herbal Remedies
Fiber. My favorite F-word. Plant foods contain fiber, and are the only source of fiber in the diet. Among its many benefits to us, like increasing feelings of satiety after eating, improving bowel regularity, and aiding in blood sugar control, fiber is THE food for the helpful microbes in our digestive system. Our digestive system … Continue reading Fiber, Microbes, and the Gut Clock