Is there anything as satisfying, as relieving, as energizing as a complete bowel movement? To this day, I haven’t found a better road to immediate, physiological joy. A functioning bowel: a true gift, a true delight! Worthy of daily celebration, I could argue. Aside from the immediate boost in energy, a complete and regular emptying of the bowel is absolutely critical for overall health. When … Continue reading Can We Talk About Poop?
Microbiome research continues to blossom to the great delight of the curious, constipated, and the bloated. Anyone suffering from gut dysbiosis and microbiota imbalances revels in the new knowledge that points us all closer to a realm of relief. Since the initial dive into the human microbiota back in the 17th century, researchers and bowel-enthusiasts alike continue unmasking links between the biome of our guts … Continue reading The Truth About Probiotics
Let’s talk about the under-appreciated thyroid, baby! While diving in to pro-metabolic nutrition, mysterious gut dysbiosis, and getting to the root cause of cases involving chronic, complex disease, the thyroid and its far-reaching function weaves throughout the stories. Like a flashy gold thread against a black cloth, it asks for our attention. Swimming in the work of Danny Roddy, Dr. Ray Peat, Georgi Dinkov, Emma … Continue reading Is Your Thyroid Making You Sick?
“It is not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it” ― Hans Selye, The Stress of Life I’m on a journey toward bowel freedom. Would you like to join me? I imagine eating whatever I want, digesting it with ease, feeling energetic and eager to play after meals, and having bountiful, beautiful, bowel movements upon rising each morning. Doesn’t that sound dreamy? … Continue reading How to Dissolve Stress with your Breath
I never expected to make an appointment with a stranger that involved taking off my pants and willingly placing a plastic hose in my butt. I definitely did not envision filling up my intestines with gallons of water, repeatedly, while they massaged my engorged belly and then, with the person I’d met only moments earlier, watch the undigested, weeks old sludge come rushing out of … Continue reading Why I Put a Hose in my Butt
Just a few months ago, a new practitioner asked me what I’d do if I weren’t sick. I froze. A feeling of emptiness washed over, as I glanced at my partner, panicked. We waited in silence while I tried to grasp onto ideas, but nothing felt right. As a teenager, I’d always planned to do something creative and physical, tracing back to dreams of being … Continue reading When Being Sick Becomes Your Identity