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...

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...

Dandelion: A Super Food?

Oh, the lowly dandelion! This "weed" is actually anything but lowly, and now that it is spring, it is the perfect time to bring to mind their benefits before you start your war with them (if you do). Please allow me break down the benefits of consuming the different...

Do You Have a Magnesium Deficiency?

It is estimated that 80-90% of Americans have a magnesium deficiency. Are you one of them? Let's find out..... Things that contribute to a magnesium Deficiency: Eating things containing refined sugar and/or corn syrup (both high fructose and regular) Eating refined...

Bone Broth: Have you Jumped on the Bandwagon yet?

Bone Broth is all the rage these days and has been for the last few years. If you haven't jumped on the bandwagon, let me tell you why you should! Benefits of Bone Broth: Promotes a healthy microbiome Boosts the immune system Detoxifies the body and aids metabolism...

Decoction of Marshmallow Root and Slippery Elm Bark to Heal and Seal your Gut

What is a Decoction? A decoction is simply a very strong tea made from the chopped, sturdier parts of herbs (roots, barks, etc). In this decoction, we use chopped Slippery Elm bark and chopped Marshmallow root. Both are demulcents. A demulcent relieves irritation and...

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...

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...

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...

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

*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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