Nutrition

Dandelion: A Super Food?

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...

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...

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...

Homemade Hand Sanitizer: Microbiome Safe

If you're not sure why you need a microbiome-safe hand sanitizer, go here to read all about your microbiome and why you need to protect it. What's in Hand Sanitizer? Most store-bought antibacterial hand sanitizers, besides being made of dangerous petroleum-based...

Gardening: The Health Benefits

The calendar professes that it is spring. Although it hasn't felt much like spring here in the Seattle area, I am excited to start gardening. Right now I have some seeds started indoors and we are doing a major renovation of the garden. We are taking out the old...

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!...

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...

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...

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...

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...

10 Ways to Sneak Nutrients into your Diet Without Taking a Pill

These days, with things to contend with such as soil depletion, food traveling great distances before it reaches your table, and processed foods that are stripped of nutrients, it can be hard to get the nutrients that your body needs in your daily diet. Although there...

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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