Why Gut Health is Crucial for Lyme Disease Recovery

In both my clinical experience and personal health journey, I found that addressing gut imbalances is a crucial stepping stone in the pathway to Lyme recovery. In fact, in my own decade-long journey with chronic Lyme disease, I found that I could not tolerate Lyme-specific treatments until I had improved my gut health. Read on to learn why resolving gut imbalances can dramatically improve tolerance for Lyme treatments, allowing you to address infections while also improving digestion, energy, mood, and your quality of life.

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Probiotics and Functional Foods for Mold Detoxification

The process of recovering from toxic mold exposure requires body-wide detoxification. While supplements can certainly come in handy, there is much you can do with food and probiotics to support your endogenous detoxification pathways. Read on to discover how probiotics and functional foods can support your natural detoxification systems and enhance your recovery from toxic mold exposure.

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Is Chronic Stress Destroying Your Gut Microbiota?

In previous blog posts, I have discussed at length the impact of dietary factors on the gut microbiota. In this blog, I’d like to switch gears and discuss a non-nutritive factor that profoundly impacts our gut microbes – chronic stress.

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Are Mycotoxins Hurting Your Gut Health?

Mycotoxins, toxic metabolites produced by mold, have adverse effects on numerous body systems, including the gastrointestinal tract. This is a topic that I have personally explored in great depth, due to my own experience with toxic mold exposure. Read on to learn how mycotoxins impact the GI tract and gut microbiota, and how you can restore your gut health post-toxic mold exposure.   

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The Five Ancestral Superfoods That Have Helped Me Recover from Lyme Disease

Lyme disease treatment took a significant toll on my immune and digestive systems. My journey to heal my gut and immunity after antibiotic treatment led me to discover some powerful ancestral “superfoods” that have altered the course of my healing process. These foods have a rich history of use by our ancestors for preventing and treating illness and building vitality. In this article, I outline the five medicinal foods I have used to restore my immune and gut health and ultimately eliminate my Lyme disease symptoms.  

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Can Fermented Foods Improve Mental Health?

Food fermentation is an ancient culinary practice that improves the palatability and nutritional value of foods while also having preservative and medicinal functions. A growing body of research indicates that the gut microbiome plays a key role in mental health, and fermented foods contain beneficial microbes that beneficially influence the health of the microbiome. The consumption of fermented foods may, therefore, be a useful strategy for optimizing mental health. Read on to learn about how probiotics associated with fermented foods may influence brain function and optimize mental and emotional health.

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