My favorite natural cold remedy (and yes, it is effective!)

Food is medicine! After flying across Canada this week and getting less than optimal sleep as a result, I woke up with a sore throat and decided to try this natural remedy (safe for breastfeeding and pregnant mamas and even their little ones).   My natural cold remedy – the Radicata tea Add the boiling […]
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I hate the BRAT diet

I don’t use the word hate lightly. But I really do HATE the BRAT diet! In case you never heard about it, the BRAT diet stands for: B – banana R – rice A – applesauce T – toast This diet is supposed to be easy to digest and therefore ideal for people having just […]
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The ladder of health

Health is not something you have or don’t have. Health is a continuum. And I have been at almost all stages of that ladder. Where are you on the ladder of health? The bottom of the ladder. Back in 2011, my health really hit rock bottom when I was suffering from chronic digestive issues that were leaving […]
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Bone Broth Diet: weight loss and gut, joint & skin health

Bone broth is something that has been dear and near to my heart since it helped me heal my gut following severe digestive issues including a parasite infection and SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth). But I had to say that I was a bit skeptical when I saw that a book titled ”Bone Broth Diet” was […]
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21 gift ideas for the health conscious

Whether you’re looking for gift ideas for your loved ones or want to treat yourself, the following 21 items should help you find some inspiration, especially if you want your gift to be in line with your health-conscious mindset. From kitchen gadgets to tools to help you better deal with stress and healthy (but delicious!) foods, here are some things […]
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Red meat and cancer? – what to think and what to do

A recent report from the WHO (World Health Organisation) declared that processed meat is carcinogenic and that red meat is a ”probable” carcinogen. It is not the first time and probably not the last time that we hear of a study with similar results… but when such a credible organisation as the WHO makes such a declaration, it […]
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New! Free ebook: “7 Superfoods for Supermoms”

Hey there! Most of you probably know me because of my passion for digestive health. While this will always be a topic I am passionate about, becoming a mom has awakened other passions for fertility, healthy pregnancy, natural childbirth, breastfeeding, optimal postpartum recovery and healthy eating for little ones. This is what pushed me to create the podcast Real […]
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Travel post: How to eat healthy in Costa Rica (where eating organic food matters even MORE!)

  As some of you might know, I am currently living in Costa Rica for a few months. When at home in Canada, we do our best to choose the best quality foods we can but it has proven to be more difficult and expensive that I had originally anticipated here in Costa Rica. Did you […]
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Radicata Carrot Cake + Easy Paleo Buffet for Your Friends & Family! (real food, gluten-free… and tasty!)

Does carrot cake counts as a vegetable? Well not exactly but if you have this paleo, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free and lower sugar version, you can certainly enjoy it without any guilt! But just before, here’s a peak at what I served my family of 10 adults + 3 children for lunch. My Paleo / gluten-free / […]
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Q&A Episodes of the REAL Food Mamas Podcast

Please join the Real Food Mamas by listening to our two latest podcast episodes where we answer important questions about health and nutrition for mamas and their family. Here’s an idea of what is discussed in episode 008: Favorite brands of tea, sardines, and ways to prepare liver Tips for managing processed food cravings in the first trimester […]
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the paleo autoimmune (AIP) wellnes bundle is now available!

DO YOU SUFFER FROM AUTOIMMUNITY OR AN UNKNOWN HEALTH ISSUE? The autoimmune protocol (AIP) is a version of the paleo diet that can make a tremendous difference in the health and well-being of people suffering from autoimmune diseases and many other health issues (including digestive problems). Although the AIP is highly effective, putting it into practice can be difficult and […]
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Why eating a low-FODMAP diet is not good for your gut

Yes, a low-FODMAP diet can help you manage your symptoms. The studies show the effectiveness of low-FODMAP diets to reduce bloating, abdominal pain and discomfort, diarrhea and constipation. And so do both my clinical experience as a registered dietitian and my personal experience as a past IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) sufferer. But you might need to go beyond the […]
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Guest post: Rachael Bryant from Meatified uses the AIP (paleo autoimmune protocol) to heal her thyroid

Here’s a guest post and recipe from Rachael Bryant, author of the recently released cookbook “Nourish: The Paleo Healing Cookbook: Easy Yet Flavorful Recipes that Fight Autoimmune Illnesses“.  Prepare to be inspired by her story and how she uses real food to fight her autoimmune condition (Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, the most common cause of hypothyroidism or underactive/low thyroid). And […]
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Interview with Chris Kresser: the best food and supplements for moms, baby food, baby led weaning, self-care, introduction of gluten, and child spacing

In this episode, we are really excited to share our interview with Chris Kresser who shares his knowledge and wisdom about health and nutrition for moms and babies. Chris Kresser is a practitioner of functional medicine, the creator of ChrisKresser.com, (one of the top 25 natural health sites in the world), and Revolution Health Radio. He […]
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My battle with stage 3 adrenal fatigue and my journey to recovering my energy and health

Adrenal fatigue is a term that we hear about often from alternative health practitioners but that is unfortunately not officially recognized by conventional medicine. Although the term adrenal fatigue is definitely overused, adrenal fatigue is real and affects so many of us. The adrenal glands are two small glands about the size of a walnut sitting on top […]
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Recipe: Chocolate, coconut and raspberry muffins (paleo, grain-free, gluten-free, nutritious & delicious)

Have you tried my super easy and simple banana muffin recipe? Here’s my latest variation, with a little bit of cacao powder, coconut and raspberry. The result is really tasty! And although muffins made with coconut flour tend to be dry, this one is definitely not dry thanks to the moisture from the bananas and raspberries. You […]
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Homemade green banana flour: resistant starches for gut health, blood sugar stability and better sleep

Starch sometimes has a bad rap, especially when it comes to digestive health. The SCD (specific carbohydrate diet), GAPS diet and typical SIBO diet, including the protocol I recommend in my book, all recommend to limit or even completely avoid starches due to the facts that they can be harder to digest and can therefore worsen gut dysbiosis […]
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Recipe: make your own ghee (clarified butter)

Have you ever had ghee (or clarified butter)? I love the taste of it and its awesome nutritional value, especially if made with butter from pastured / grass-fed cows. Although you can buy organic grass-fed ghee ready-to-eat (affiliate), it is usually cheaper to make your own. And although it might seem difficult to do at first, it is pretty easy once […]
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Episode 006 of Real Food Mamas Podcast: postpartum depression (interview with Gail Root)

In this episode, we have a very honest and much needed discussion about the many struggles all moms face, including postpartum depression (PPD) and anxiety. Gail Root is the mother of three grown daughters and grandmother to a three month old and three year old.  These are her most precious realizations in life! She has a B.S. in […]
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Enter my giveaway to win “Digestive Health with REAL Food” (the book & the cookbook)

THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! I have 3 sets of “Digestive Health with REAL Food“, including both the book (AKA the digestion bible!) and the cookbook (with lots of easy recipes for people with multiple food sensitivities, such as nuts, eggs, nightshades and FODMAPs) to give away! The approach I used is based on REAL food and […]
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