The Ultimate Guide to Fiber & How it Affects Gut Health

The Ultimate Guide to Fiber & How it Affects Gut Health

Did you know that we aren’t able to break down or directly use fiber? That’s right, fiber is entirely food for the trillions of microbes in our gut, called our gut microbiome! They eat the fiber, and make by-products called short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) that, among many benefits, are incredibly anti-inflammatory and immune-supportive. That…

Are wheatgrass and barley grass safe on a gluten-free diet?

Are wheatgrass and barley grass safe on a gluten-free diet?

Wheatgrass and barley grass powders are showing up in many products, from drink mixes to protein powders to snack bars. They’re high in vitamins and minerals, can have blood sugar balancing effects, and may be immune-supportive based on the high chlorophyll content. But are they safe for those on a gluten-free diet? Wheat and barley…

Banana Coffee Smoothie: A Pick-Me-Up For All Seasons

Banana Coffee Smoothie: A Pick-Me-Up For All Seasons

Happy Fall, everyone! So many things to look forward to this season… In my top 5 are: Crunchy leaves Puppies running through crunchy leaves Flannel Soup and hot drinks Pumpkin and winter squash I’ll definitely be sharing more Fall-flavored things (yes, Fall can be a flavor!) coming up, but for now I’ll leave you with…