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Healing Update - Crohn's Disease

A 2016 Healing Update: The Crohn’s Disease Healing Continues

It’s been a good long while since I’ve posted an update on my path to heal Crohn’s disease. Last summer, a reader commented on a post to ask how I’ve been and if taking low-dose naltrexone (LDN) had worked. I gave a short answer – no – and promised a lengthier update tout de suite. And […]

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Win a Copy of My Second Anti-Inflammatory Cookbook!

I’m a huge fan of recipes that are no-fuss, simple, healthful and delicious. I’ve had numerous workshop participants exclaim ‘That’s it?!?’ after watching me create a recipe. A couple of months ago, I announced the arrival of my first cookbook, Anti-Inflammatory Diet and Action Plans. The feedback on this book has been incredible, and thank […]

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How to Improve Digestion

Your Holiday Digestion Survival Guide

The holidays are approaching and we know what that means: decadent food and treats. The holiday season is filled with temptations, from chocolates to booze to gluten- and dairy-laden cookies, cakes, breads, stuffings and sauces. If you have inflammatory bowel disease, digestive issues or food intolerances, it may seem like the holidays are designed to bum you out and […]

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Supporting digestion on Vacation

How to Prevent Digestive Issues On Vacation

With the cold hand of winter far behind us, our bodies are ready to move, play and explore again. Many of us might be taking time off and heading to faraway places for new experiences, but having to deal with a finicky stomach and multiple trips to the bathroom is the furthest thing from excitement […]

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Fennel Seeds

Recent Changes to My Digestive Health Regime

A couple of weeks ago I shared the latest events in my journey to heal naturally from Crohn’s disease, and my decision to begin a course of low-dose naltrexone therapy. Aside from the drugs, I’ve made a few tweaks and changes to my routine. While healing regimens are individual to each person, I thought it […]

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Free Online Digestive Summit

There’s a free online summit beginning next week called Heal Your Crohn’s. I recently posted about the latest happenings in my journey to heal Crohn’s disease. I was interviewed for this summit, which runs from December 8-12. During my session I share my struggles, but also talk about: the events leading up to my diagnosis […]

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Confessions of a Health Extremist: An Update on Healing Crohn’s Disease

When I was a toddler, an older playmate proudly showed me her underwear drawer. Inflamed with jealousy, I came home in tears. “Tara has pretty underwear with flowers!” I howled to my mother. “Why can’t I have them, too?” “Because you wear diapers,” she explained. “She has big girl underwear. If you want underwear with […]

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Vegan Carrot Ginger Soup

Creamy Carrot Ginger Soup

During the height of summer, I tried to create a delicious ginger carrot soup. I had a stomachache and wanted something luxurious, creamy and anti-inflammatory. Ginger is a powerful gut-healer, loaded with phytonutrients that reduce pain and inflammation. I thought, hey, it’s ginger! It’s anti-inflammatory! Let’s toss an entire handful of it in there! When […]

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How to Control Your Stomach with Your Mind

Inside our digestive tract lies the enteric nervous system, a complex web of neurons that links the gut to the spinal cord and brain. Nicknamed the ‘gut-brain axis’, this connection often guides the instincts we experience deep within the belly. It also means that what’s going on in our stomachs can impact our brain function, […]

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Soothe Your Gut with These Four Foods

You’ve got a stomachache. It hurts. Maybe you feel like the bathroom has become your second office. Or perhaps the thought of eating anything fills you with dread. Digestive troubles aren’t fun, but if you’ve been struggling, there are loads of soothing, anti-inflammatory foods that you can include into your diet that will help you […]

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