A Gut Healthy Guide to Mexican Cuisine

Growing up in rural Nebraska, I’m a little embarrassed that I used to equate Mexican food to the Taco Bell menu. Thankfully, after living in San Antonio for the past 20 years, I’ve been exposed to the rich heritage of Mexican cuisine. While this food tastes great, it is not always considered the healthiest. The good news is that there are now more healthier Mexican food options available in San Antonio than ever before.


By |2023-11-20T12:04:33-06:00November 14th, 2023|Digestive Health, Nutrition|Comments Off on A Gut Healthy Guide to Mexican Cuisine

How to Boost Your Nutrient Absorption

Eating a nutritious diet is essential to improve your gut health. But it’s not just what you eat that matters. To reap the benefits of a healthy diet, your body must be able to absorb nutrients from the foods you eat.

Nutrient absorption is an essential part of digestion. The nutrients from your diet supply your cells with the energy they need to complete your daily bodily functions.

This article will take a closer look at digestion and the absorption of nutrients. We’ll outline some tips that you can follow to maximize nutrient absorption and get the most out of your diet. We’ll also highlight what can happen when your body struggles to absorb nutrients. Keep reading to learn how to boost


By |2023-07-17T10:44:30-05:00July 17th, 2023|Nutrition|Comments Off on How to Boost Your Nutrient Absorption

5 Gut-Friendly Snacks for Summer

What you eat has a significant impact on your digestive health. You’re not just eating for one, you’re also feeding the trillions of bacteria in your gut.

Your gut bacteria play an important role in the development of gastrointestinal diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), colon cancer, and antibiotic-associated diarrhea. Eating foods that support your gut bacteria can heal your gut and prevent you from experiencing stomach issues.

This article will explain how food helps balance your gut microbiome. We’ll also highlight 5 homemade, gut-friendly snacks that can boost your digestive health and the foods you should avoid.


By |2022-07-15T14:07:30-05:00July 13th, 2022|Nutrition|Comments Off on 5 Gut-Friendly Snacks for Summer

Grains: Everything You Need to Know

Grains have existed for thousands of years. Incredibly, our ancestors started eating grains more than 100,000 years ago.

For most people, grains are a dietary staple. But there are some diet plans like the keto and paleo diets that avoid eating grains.

In today’s modern society, grains are a controversial food. However, research overwhelmingly shows that whole grains offer many benefits when eaten in moderation. Keep reading to learn more about grains and how they can impact your health.


By |2021-06-08T11:44:17-05:00June 8th, 2021|Diet, Digestive Health, Nutrition|Comments Off on Grains: Everything You Need to Know

How to Strengthen Your Immune System in the Gut

Having a robust immune system is more important than ever as we continue to deal with this global pandemic. Thankfully, the vaccine rollout gives us a glimpse of the light at the end of the tunnel.

Remarkably, 70% of your immune system lies in your gut. Optimizing your immune system can help to protect you from harmful viruses. And the best way to do that is by improving your gut health.


By |2021-02-04T12:32:37-06:00February 4th, 2021|colon cancer, Digestive Health, Nutrition|Comments Off on How to Strengthen Your Immune System in the Gut

Does a Plant-Based Diet Improve Gut Health?

You may have heard of a plant-based diet since it’s been getting a lot of press lately. Whether you ran across it in the news or watched a movie like The Game Changers, there’s no shortage of people claiming a plant-based diet has improved their health. Many have said it can help be a tool for weight loss and even lead to a healthier complexion.

But is a plant-based diet all it’s cracked up to be and can it really improve your gut health?

If you’re regularly experiencing digestive problems like an upset stomach, diarrhea, or constipation, you may want to examine your diet. This is because your diet plays an important role


By |2021-01-28T15:47:36-06:00September 11th, 2020|Diet, Digestive Health, Nutrition, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Does a Plant-Based Diet Improve Gut Health?

Is an Elimination Diet Right for Me?

Dealing with regular stomach pain, constant trips to the toilet, or bloating so much you can’t get into your jeans makes you miserable. You feel like you can never be truly comfortable – and you can never relax, at least not completely. And you can’t explain to your friend why you have to cancel your coffee date for the third time this month – you pretend it’s a headache.

If your digestive symptoms occur regularly, and often a few hours after mealtimes, it may be down to your diet. Think about it – when was the last time you felt satiated and comfortable after a meal?


By |2019-07-31T15:40:35-05:00July 31st, 2019|Digestive Health, Nutrition|Comments Off on Is an Elimination Diet Right for Me?

Gluten-Free Holiday Baking Tips

I’ve attended a few holiday parties recently and it got me thinking about how they can be stressful for those with celiac or an intolerance towards gluten. With this in mind, I wanted to re-visit the topic of eating gluten-free and more specifically gluten-free holiday baking.

In this article I’ll cover a few fundamentals regarding gluten and then move on to a few tips & challenges with gluten-free holiday baking.


By |2019-07-16T18:26:07-05:00December 14th, 2018|Diet, Nutrition|Comments Off on Gluten-Free Holiday Baking Tips

9 Hacks to Improve Gut Health Naturally

An unhealthy gut can leave you wasting time in the bathroom – and really, who has time to waste? We’ve all experienced it before – that rumbling sound coming from your stomach when the room is completely silent and that bloated uneasy feeling. That’s something we all want to avoid. I battled this myself for many years as I tried different diet and life style changes trying to find that balance for my system. I attributed it to getting older – which I was – but that didn’t mean I was ready to feel that way. These experiences led me to want to share hacks to improve gut health.

Not only can an unhealthy gut cause unwanted digestive issues, but


By |2018-11-14T12:03:31-06:00November 14th, 2018|Diet, Digestive Health, Nutrition|Comments Off on 9 Hacks to Improve Gut Health Naturally

5 Prebiotic Foods You Should Add to Your Diet

Did you know, there are trillions of bacteria creeping in every little nook and cranny in your digestive tract? There’s bacteria in your gut.

Sounds disgusting, doesn’t it? That’s because we’re conditioned to believe bacteria is bad. Chances are you over clean your house and wash your hands constantly. In the US, we wage war on germs – but this is a big mistake because bacteria isn’t always bad for you.


By |2019-07-16T18:28:16-05:00August 9th, 2018|Digestive Health, Nutrition|Comments Off on 5 Prebiotic Foods You Should Add to Your Diet
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