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Archive for April 2014

Healthy Gut…Part 2 – Prebiotics

In my last blog I gave you all a little lesson on gut health and how important probiotics are in keeping your GI tract healthy. This time I want to tell you about “prebiotics”, which are foods that provide a healthy environment for probiotics (healthy bacteria) to live and flourish. They are actually the “food”…

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Healthy Gut…Part 1 – Probiotics

Getting my clients’ guts on track has been top priority lately. I’ve had a few clients come to me with various issues ranging from poor digestion to lower GI problems, as well as just not feeling back to “normal” after a nasty cold.  The first thing we examine is their diet, and specifically, if they…

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Jicama Salad with Apple and Cilantro

*This recipe accompanies my newsletter post about prebiotics and gut health. I’ll post it here tomorrow! PREP TIME: 20 MINUTES COOK TIME: N/A Ingredients 1 medium jicama, peeled, sliced into matchsticks (should weigh about ½ lb) 2 fuji or other crisp apple, cut into matchsticks ½ red onion, sliced very thin ¼ cup cilantro, chopped…

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