Nutrition

What You Should Know About Stomach Acid

What You Should Know About Stomach Acid

Have you ever had heart burn? Reflux? Indigestion? Did you reach for an antacid? Are you on a PPI? Unfortunately, these popular remedies can have dire consequences on your health. Did you know that your reflux, heartburn, or indigestion was almost certainly the result...

Does Red Meat Cause Cancer?

Does red meat cause cancer? No doubt you have heard the various studies in the news, health magazines espousing the evils of red meat. Then on the other side, there is the grass-fed, pastured meat movements espousing the health benefits of red meat. There are diets...

DIY Magnesium Oil Roller for Better Sleep

Did you know that you are most likely magnesium deficient? Over 80% of us are, so unless you eat a perfect diet that excludes sugar, caffeine, and alcohol, are not stressed, and haven't been sick recently, you probably are deficient.  Magnesium actually plays a...

Supplements: Should you be taking them?

This is a question that I get asked a lot! The answer, of course, is not a simple one. In Nutritional Therapy, we like to use food first whenever possible. (See my post "10 Ways to Sneak Nutrients into Your Diet Without Taking a Pill" for ideas. I also have an ebook...

Resistant Starch: What is it, Why You Need it, and How to Get it

Resistant starch (RS) is yet another area where the Standard American Diet (SAD) is lacking. Americans average just 3-9 grams of resistant starch a day. Whole foods, plant based diets in developing countries get around 30-40 grams per day. Some experts believe our...

Three Easy Ways to Add Fermented Foods to Your Daily Diet

You have probably heard that fermented foods like kraut (sauerkraut) are full of probiotics and that probiotics feed the good bacteria in your gut or microbiome. Now the question is how to get them into your daily routine so that they become a habit. You are much...

Is Your Breakfast Helping Or Hurting You? (Plus My Superfood-Filled Breakfast Smoothie Recipe)

I always believed that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Now I know that this is only true in certain instances. The popular belief that I subscribed to was that eating breakfast gets your metabolism started for the day. In his article "Does Skipping...

Food Sensitivities and Your Immune System: Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Your Symptoms!

This is the third post in my series about one of the most pervasive health issues in modern society: Food Sensitivities.  Have you ever told yourself "oh, I can handle a little bloating for some bread." Or maybe, if I eat this cheese, I think it will make me...

Probiotic Chocolate Bars

These chocolate bars are my way of getting spore-based probiotics into the kids regularly since they can't swallow capsules yet. I use my all time favorite probiotic, MegaSpore, for these chocolate bars for a few reasons: It is spore based so it actually alters the...

Why Lard Should be Invited Back into Your Home

Okay, so maybe lard has never been granted an invitation into your home in the first place. Maybe it never even had a place in your mother or grandmother's homes. It almost certainly had a place in your great-grandmother's home, however. And this is for a good reason!...

Food Sensitivity Testing and Elimination Diets: What You Need to Know

So, you have figured out that many of your symptoms might be caused by food sensitivities. Now you just need to figure out WHICH foods are causing you problems! How do you do it? Well, there are 2 ways to go about this. As with most things in life, work, time, and...

Chelsea practices functional nutrition virtually. Her practice focuses on personalized nutrition recommendations, restoring digestion & microbial balance, replenishing nutrient deficiencies, supporting optimal hormone ratios, lessening the body’s toxic burden, as well as optimizing body function.

She lives in Snoqualmie, WA with her husband, two children, three cats, and one dog. If you are interested in her story, read more here.

Chelsea is Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition (BCHN) and has a Masters in Education (M.Ed). She is also a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (FNTP) and a Restorative Wellness Practitioner (RWP) level 3.

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