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Book Review: The Paleo Approach by Sarah Ballantyne

12 May 2015 - Posted by Kathryn Kos under , ,

The Paleo Approach

Are you struggling with an Autoimmune Condition such as, autoimmune thyroid (hashimotos), celiac, crohns disease, or psoriasis to name a few? Do you struggle with digestive issues? This book is a MUST READ! Sarah Ballantyne, PhD of The Paleo Mom created a thorough, well written and easy to understand guide addressing all aspects of autoimmune disease.

In this book, Sarah discusses everything you need to address when struggling with autoimmune disease. Following a very specific Autoimmune nutritional protocol is a key piece in reversing autoimmunity. Sarah lays out an easy to understand yet quite thorough protocol that addresses more than just these dietary changes. She addresses the causes of autoimmunity such as nutritional deficiencies, infections, and leaky gut. She dispels myths regarding trendy diets like juicing and smoothies, but also details some of the benefits so the reader can make an informed decision.

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Top 5 Foods for Leaky Gut

12 May 2015 - Posted by Kathryn Kos under ,

Guest post by Kathryn Kos of Primal Bliss Nutrition

Best Nutritional Recommendations for Intestinal Permeability

White Turnip Vegetables

When I work with clients who are struggling with leaky gut or autoimmune issues, I recommend dietary changes such as removing difficult to digest foods (foods that are not fully digested and can easily pass through the gut) like gluten, dairy, and sugar, and soy. However, just removing these offending foods in many cases is not enough.

The best way to decrease permeability of the gut lining is through food. However, sometimes taking supplements, such as taking a quality probiotic supplement is also imperative.

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Magnesium Deficiency & Soda

1 January 2015 - Posted by Kathryn Kos under ,

If you are among those that enjoy fizzy soft drinks… you may want to reconsider!

We humans do not produce magnesium on our own. Magnesium and other minerals can only be obtained from the earth. Their biological role is multifaceted. Minerals help to maintain the pH of the body and are necessary for proper nerve conduction, contracting and relaxing muscles, and tissue growth.

Drinking Soda Can Rob Your Body of Necessary Minerals | Ancient Minerals BlogMany people are unaware of the negative effect soda drinking has on mineral intake, mineral absorption and assimilation within the body. In middle-aged adults, consumption of one soda a day is associated with a 48% higher prevalence and incidence of multiple metabolic risk factors linked to magnesium deficiency, such as diabetes, obesity, and higher resting blood pressure. Carbonated soda consumption is negatively associated with achieving adequate calcium and magnesium in children aged 6 years and older. Consuming just 8 ounces of carbonated soda decreases the likelihood of achieving recommended calcium intake for children by 40%.

In this piece we will be discussing the different components of soda that contribute to magnesium depletion in the body.

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