Joint Pain and Arthritis? Why your bones may be weak and how to better support them.

Joint Pain and Arthritis?  Why your bones may be weak and how to better support them.

Do you suffer from joint pain? Or arthritis? Or weak bones in general?

If you're answer is "yes," you are not alone!  SO many people have problems with their bones and joints -- no matter their age!

And each year, it's becoming more and more of a problem.

So you might be asking, "well, why is this?"

It could be a few things, but the most common reason for these issues is a deficiency of necessary nutrients... let me explain:

Healthy Chocolate Carob Chips [paleo, AIP, dairy-free]

Healthy Chocolate Carob Chips [paleo, AIP, dairy-free]

Mmmm... chocolate (or for me, right now: mmm... chocolate carob chips!)  Is this how you react too?  I have always been a chocolate lover.  My parents (more specifically, my mom) kinda raised me this way.  Growing up, I can guess that I had chocolate in one form or another every single day.  And I still love it!  You'd think I'd get bored of it, right?  Well... not the case.

Balance Hormones Naturally: The Relationship between Chronic Stress, High Cortisol, and Endocrine Balance

Balance Hormones Naturally: The Relationship between Chronic Stress, High Cortisol, and Endocrine Balance

Chronic high cortisol levels cause a mound of problems in the body and health in general.  When it comes to endocrine balance, high cortisol levels almost always  cause chaos amidst the orchestra of hormonal balance.  High cortisol affects blood sugar levels, the thyroid, liver, adrenals, sex hormones, mood, metabolism, and so much more.  Regulating stress, and therefore cortisol, is necessary for the endocrine system, and individuals as a whole, to function optimally.

Healthy French Fries: Fried Plantain [paleo, gluten-free, AIP]

Healthy French Fries: Fried Plantain [paleo, gluten-free, AIP]

I'm going to say right off bat that I'm completely okay with white potatoes... As long as that glucose is being used in the body and not just being packed away into fat cells.  That being said, there are times when I do not need the extra simple sugars from white potatoes and green plantains would be more beneficial for me.

Reduce Inflammation Naturally - Top 15 Natural Remedies for Reducing Pain and Inflammation

Reduce Inflammation Naturally - Top 15 Natural Remedies for Reducing Pain and Inflammation

Inflammation.  Inflammation is one of those things that gets tossed around by mainstream medicine -- as if it's not that big of a deal.  I mean so many people suffer with it on a daily basis, it can't be that bad, right?  What's common is normal?  Umm no.  Cause here's the thing... it IS a big deal.  Whether this inflammation is from poor diet, injuries, less-than-optimal digestive system, allergies, etc. etc., it affects our entire well-being and how our day will look.  It's a message our bodies sends to tell us it needs support!  And it's important that we reduce inflammation naturally.

What Causes Inflammation? And one common mistake people make when trying to heal.

What Causes Inflammation?  And one common mistake people make when trying to heal.

The Western world has been struggling with inflammation for generations and has been relying on anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin, NSAIDS, and steroids to heal them.  What people don't realize, though, is that these anti-inflammatory drugs actually causes inflammation to become worse, not better, and are causing several bodily systems to function poorly.

Why Stomach Acid Is Good for You - A Review

Why Stomach Acid Is Good for You - A Review

Today, I'm going to share with you the importance of stomach acid (yes, you NEED stomach acid for proper digestion!) along with one of the BEST books to read to learn more about it. The book is called Why Stomach Acid Is Good For You: Natural Relief from Heartburn, Indigestion, Reflux, & GERD by Dr. Wright and Dr. Lenard.  The authors promote natural remedies and believe proper digestion plays a huge part in having optimal health.

Eat Fat, Get Fat Myth: Does Fat Make You Fat?

Eat Fat, Get Fat Myth: Does Fat Make You Fat?

The all-too-common phrase "if you eat fat, you'll get fat" (outright saying that fat makes you fat), has greatly contributed to the obesity epidemic in America.  The problem is, if a person consumes less fat in their diet, they are guaranteed to consume more carbohydrates.  Not eating enough healthy fats can for sure cause problems in the health of an individual, but eating too many carbohydrates (especially in the form of sugar as is the case with a standard American diet) can more easily cause weight gain and eventually obesity.