What’s Trending – Gut Health

What’s Trending – Gut Health🧠

We talk about #GutHealth on the daily, and it’s growing with popularity. More and more studies show that poor gut health is caused by a low-quality diet lacking in fiber and the overuse of antibiotics leading to a poor gut biome☹️

Healthy bacteria in our gut helps prevent inflammation, supports weight loss, and boosts our overall well-being👍🏼 

As gut health continues to trend, more products are becoming readily available including prebiotics, probiotics, sauerkraut, kefir, kimchi, and kombucha.#YAY 🤗

Common Breath Test Errors

Dr. Alison Vandekerkhove from A New Leaf Naturopathic Clinic explaining common sampling errors in regards to the Hydrogen Methane Breath Test, when testing for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (also known as SIBO).

Is Coconut Low FODMAP?

Is Coconut Low FODMAP? 🥥✨

If you’re a coconut lover like us, navigating which coconut products are low FODMAP can be a little bit tricky (but worth it!) We’ve outlined where each product lands on the FODMAP scale.

1. Coconut Oil – Low FODMAP
2. Coconut Water – 40ml only
3. Dried Coconut Pieces – 1/4 cup only
4. Coconut Milk – 1/2 cup only
5. Coconut Ice Cream – 1/4 cup only (Double check the ingredients as well)
6. Coconut Flour – High FODMAP
7. Coconut Sugar – 1 teaspoon only

Hydrogen Methane Breath Test Instructions

Dr. Alison Vandekerkhove from A New Leaf Naturopathic Clinic explaining in detail how to properly take the Hydrogen Methane Breath Test for diagnosing Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth.

How To Make Bone Broth

How To Make Bone Broth💫💫

-2 pounds of chicken, turkey, pork, beef, lamb, or other bones (try to get bones that have lots of connective tissue such as feet, knuckles, necks, back, etc)
-1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
-4 cups roughly chopped carrots, onions, and celery
-2 bay leaves
-1/2 tsp peppercorns
-1 tsp sea salt
-Filtered water

In a large soup pan, place the bones, apple cider vinegar, vegetables, bay leaves, peppercorns, and salt.
Fill pot with filtered water until it covers the bones by an inch.
Bring to a simmer over medium heat, then reduce heat to as low as your stove will go, while still bubbling slightly. Cover with lid (slightly ajar.)
Cook for 24 hours for poultry bones or 48 hours for red meat bones. If cooking overnight makes you nervous, you can place the whole pot (covered) in the fridge and continue cooking in the morning.
When cooking time is finished, strain the broth and transfer to mason jars. Store bone broth in the fridge or freezer. Enjoy!