Category Archives: Gut Health

Live It NOT Diet FAQs – Bad Breath

If you’re in Phase 1 of Live It NOT Diet!, you’re going to notice a change in your breath (or perhaps someone else will) when you enter ketosis. Some notice it more than others, but the ‘keto breath’ is pretty distinct in that it smells a little bit like paint thinner. You might still notice…

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Fermented Foods – The Better (& Cheaper) Probiotic

A variety of fermented (or cultured) foods are consumed across the globe as a dietary staple. Not only because they’re an excellent way to increase the shelf-life of certain foods, but because they have tremendous health benefits. Improving digestion (1, 2, 3, 4) and elimination (1, 2, 3) Enhancing immune function (1, 2, 3) Increasing…

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Beyond Live It NOT Diet! – The Wheat-Free Feast

Although celiac disease was identified over 2000 years ago, we’ve only understood it as gluten intolerance since the 1950’s.  Now, some 60+ years later, it’s becoming clear that it’s not just gluten….and it’s not just a concern for those with a wheat-allergy! Those with celiac disease can actually react to any of the wheat proteins…

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Live It NOT Diet! FAQs – Bloated After Meals

Feeling bloated after meals usually means you’re having trouble digesting the foods you’re eating. As your body is struggling to breakdown and access the nutrients from the large bolus of food sitting in your gut. In most cases, this stems from low stomach acid (hypochlorhydria) and/or an inadequate secretion of digestive enzymes.  A diagnosis that…

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Beyond Live It NOT Diet! – Repair Your Gut

It’s common to overlook the health of our gut, even though it contains 10 times more health-determining bacteria than the rest of our body.  Protecting us from infection, supporting our metabolism, and promoting healthy digestion and elimination. There are over 100 trillion organisms in the gut, that make up ¾ of our immune system.  Unfortunately, the…

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Beyond Live It NOT Diet! – Test Your Digestion (The HCL Test)

Poor digestion has become extremely common, and it’s usually because of an underactive stomach (low acid secretion) and undersecreting organs (pancreas, gall bladder, etc).   How this happens is debatable, but most research points to chronic gut damage; which is the product of poor food choices (high grain, low meat), excess stress, and over-medicating (antibiotics, antacids,…

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Pushing for the Perfect Poop – Using Your Stool as a Prevention Tool

Bowel movements are one of the best gauges of health. So it’s unfortunate to hear that people are uneducated on the topic, and ignoring clear signs of dysfunction. But perhaps we can blame western medicine for that, as they’d rather take your blood pressure, look in your ears and write-up a prescription then ask about…

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Quinoa – The High-Carb Seed You Don’t Need

It seems Quinoa has gained a reputation similar to the bean – we’re all convinced it’s a high-protein food that’s somehow equivalent to meat. But just like the bean, it’s far more carbohydrate than it is protein: And realistically, it’s just another over-hyped seed packed with damaging plant defenses. “phytic acid reduces the absorption of…

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