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Feminist Wellness Insights

with Victoria Albina, NP, MPH

Heal your leaky gut with resistant starch

Prebiotic Resistant Starch to Heal Leaky Gut and Support Colon Health

Probiotics are important, but PREbiotics may be even more helpful for digestive and mental health. Learn some easy, affordable ways to add PREbiotic resistant starch to your diet!
The truth about ibs and ibd

The Truth about IBS and IBD

Picture this: Allison had been gassy, bloated and had what she casually referred to as “completely unpredictable, irrational and rude bowels” since middle school. After being constipated for days, Allison experience 3-4 days of diarrhea, sometimes with cramping or pain throughout her belly. An adult now, Allison had quit ballet and karate in high school…
5 Easy Ways to Keep Your SIBO From Coming Back

SIBO Begone: 5 Easy Ways to Keep Your SIBO From Coming Back

One of the things I always warn every SIBO patient about is the tenacity of SIBO and its cousin SIFO (small intestine fungal overgrowth). If you’re dealing with chronic constipation, diarrhea, gas and bloating, you may have gotten a diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS. However, studies are showing that one of the major…
Castor Oil 5 Benefits

Castor Oil: 5 Benefits to Using this Ancient Remedy

Castor oil has been around for centuries. The Egyptians first used it about 3500 years ago to combat dry eyes. The oil is still used by some ophthalmologists today to relieve symptoms associated with dry eye disease. However, I wouldn’t recommend you pour pure castor oil on your eyes after a night of binge-watching Netflix.…
Histamine Intolerance

Histamine Intolerance: Not As Simple As Allergies

It's suggested that between 1% and 4% of the population has a histamine intolerance. This condition is often looks like a food allergy, but can’t be detected by most food allergy tests. People with histamine intolerance deal with a barrage of unexplained symptoms that don’t make much sense to them and their health care providers, but continue to make life pretty difficult.
The B12 Mental Health Connection It's Not All in Your Head

B12 and Mental Health: It’s Not All in Your Head

We all want to live healthier, happier and more fulfilled lives. To be the best versions of ourselves. But how can we if we feel tired, anxious or depressed - using our last bit of energy to try to feel “normal”?!
Leaky Gut and the Depression-Gut Connection

Leaky Gut and The Depression-Gut Connection

Do you know that mental health issues like depression and anxiety can be linked to the health of your gut? When the gut lining isn’t strong enough to do its job, we’re dealing with leaky gut. In other words, increased intestinal permeability. This is often due to imbalances in good and bad bacteria and can…
Gluten Cross Reactions

Gluten Cross Reactions: When Your Body Thinks Non-Gluten Foods are Gluten

Maybe you’ve been working hard at eating gluten-free, but you’re still experiencing symptoms of gluten exposure. You’ve put down the bagels and turn down the pancakes and yet you still have brain fog, digestive issues, headaches, and fatigue.  You could be having gluten cross reactions. Even if you aren’t eating gluten you may be sensitive to…

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