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Microbiome Importance

Everyone’s microbiome is unique, but there are a few generalities about what’s healthy and what’s not.🔍🤔

“In healthy people, there is a diverse array of organisms,” says Dr. Gail Hecht, chair of the American Gastroenterological Association Center for Gut Microbiome Research & Education. Most of those organisms are bacteria, but there are viruses, fungi, and other microbes as well.

“In an unhealthy individual, there’s much less diversity, and there seems to be an increase of bacteria we associate with disease.”

Gut Health and Hay Fever

With Spring on the horizon, so are seasonal allergies. With so many health trends on the rise, studies have been popping up surrounding gut health and hay fever. Improving your gut health has been shown to reduce the symptoms of hay fever and seasonal allergies. So start working on those gut healing foods, or get tested for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth and see what all the fuss is about!

Low FODMAP Breakfast

Low FODMAP Bruschetta Omelette 🍳🍅

Enjoy a low FODMAP bruschetta omelette for breakfast with fresh vegetables and herbs.

Ingredients:
-2 roma tomatoes (diced)
-1 tbsp olive oil
-Salt and pepper (to taste)
-6 fresh basil leaves (torn)
-2 tbsp aged cheddar cheese (crumbled)
-4 large eggs
-2 tbsp butter

Instructions:
Mix tomatoes, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl and set aside.
Add eggs to a mixing bowl and gently stir with a fork so that the yolks blend.
Warm a frying pan on medium heat and add 1 tbsp butter.
Add 1/2 cup of eggs and shuffle it back and forth so the eggs evenly coat the pan.
Swish the top liquid egg portion around while cooking to ensure eggs cook through.
Once almost fully cooked, add basil, cheese, and 1/2 cup of bruschetta mixture to center of eggs.
Gently fold over one side and slide the omelette onto your plate.
Repeat with the rest of the mixture. Enjoy!

Signs You May Be Ignoring

Signs Of SIBO You May Be Ignoring🌱

As most of you know, Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth can mimic other digestive issues. Common symptoms of SIBO (that can often lead to a misdiagnosis, such as IBS) include:

1. Bloating and gas
2. Diarrhea
3. Stomach and abdominal pain
4. Fatigue
5. Strange bowel movements
6. Vitamin deficiency

Ask your doctor or Naturopathic Physician about getting tested for SIBO with a Hydrogen Methane Breath Test Kit. Check out our website for more information!

Simple Spinach Salad Recipe

Simple Spinach Salad🌱
-1 package fresh baby spinach
-1/2 cup dried cranberries
-1/4 cup toasted pumpkin seeds
-2 ounces grated Parmesan cheese

Top with a Low FODMAP Maple Dijon Vinaigrette
-2 tbsp maple syrup
-2 tsp Dijon mustard (ensure no garlic or onion additives)
-1/2 tsp cinnamon
-1/2 tsp salt
-1/2 tsp black pepper
-4 tbsp red wine vinegar
-4 tbsp water
-2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil