Nutrition

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

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...

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...

Sprouts: Detoxify, Fight Cancer, and Balance Hormones

Sprouts are one of my favorite ways to get extra nutrients into my diet! They are tasty, simple to make, and jam packed with nutrients, many of which are cancer fighting. I add them to salads, sandwiches, wraps, and even soups (such as Mung bean sprouts for Pho). Even...

Is Your Health Being Sabotaged by a Zinc Deficiency?

How often do you think about zinc and its effects on your health? If you are like most Americans, you probably don't think about it at all. Or maybe you think about it in terms of immunity, like when you are getting a cold. This mineral, however, is not just for...

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!...

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...

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...

Kraut Juice: A Probiotic-filled Beverage.

What is Kraut juice? Kraut juice is probably the cheapest and most probiotic-packed beverage that you can make for yourself at home. It only takes a few minutes, and it is a great way to get started making fermented foods. We drink this regularly at our house and we...

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...

Protecting Your Microbiome

By now you have probably heard that you have have more bacterial cells than actual human cells! This collection of bacterial cells is called your microbiome, microbiota, or microflora depending upon who is speaking. For the sake of simplicity, I will refer to it as...

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

She practices functional nutrition online and in Snoqualmie, Washington where she focuses on gut health and hormones. She helps women heal their guts and balance their hormones through personalized diet and lifestyle changes so that they can reclaim their health and vitality.

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

 

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