a new dynamic in healing

a new dynamic in healing

chronic illness recovery through mind • body • spirit balance

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Herbal Powerhouse Healing Tea

Herbal Powerhouse Healing Tea

Nettles have been a staple in my herbal and nutrition-based kitchen for some time. Thanks to the size of my pantry stash, my husband keeps telling me we’re going to be raided for selling marijuana. :snort: They’re a nutritional powerhouse and a great herb to start with for newbies. […]

Curb Your Sugar Cravings Naturally with 2 Superfoods

Curb Your Sugar Cravings Naturally with 2 Superfoods

Getting bored with nutrient-dense healing foods? This tasty treat will give you the wiggly, giggly fun of jello while sneaking in the healing powers of kombucha and gelatin. Gelatin Powdered gelatin is collagen extracted for use as a food and is a nutritional powerhouse. It’s […]

A Sneak Peek at My 7 Year Old’s New Temper Tantrum Cure

A Sneak Peek at My 7 Year Old’s New Temper Tantrum Cure

I’ve been super short on time lately, but I want to drop in to share the amazing progress I have made with Katie and a new healing modality. I have gone full on woo woo, folks. I have entered into the world of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) […]

Revitalizing Essential Oil Soak for Moms

Revitalizing Essential Oil Soak for Moms

Sometimes, motherhood is Pinterest-worthy crafts in a clean(ish) home with enthralled and well-behaved children…and then, we have the other 355 days of the year. Motherhood is hard. It’s the most amazing and rewarding experience I have ever had, but it’s really hard. Those unshowered days […]

I Have an Autoimmune Disease

I Have an Autoimmune Disease

Allergies are often a precursor to autoimmunity. I have flirted with it all my life thanks to lifelong undiagnosed food allergies, chronic fatigue, food addictions, and constant inflammation. But those symptoms were all disappearing. All the hard work was paying off. And then I got pregnant. Pregnancy […]

Finally! Puffy Fluffy Gluten-free Pancakes

Finally! Puffy Fluffy Gluten-free Pancakes

My husband always wanted to be Pancake Dad. You know the type, in the kitchen with his chef’s hat on cooking up Sunday breakfast while spaztastic cartoons and kids play in the background. After having to eliminate wheat, eggs, dairy, corn, buckwheat, and rye, I spent […]


functional nutrition • foundational healing

Healing Digestion: Part 1 – Restoring the Mucous Layer

Healing Digestion: Part 1 – Restoring the Mucous LayerPhoto credit: Beth Phillips

Click on the following links to read the other posts in this series:

Healing Digestion: Part 2 – Digestive Tonics
The Dangers of Acid Blockers: How to Heal Heartburn Naturally {Healing Digestion: Part 3}
3 Essential Facts about Probiotics [Healing Digestion: Part 4]
Digestive Enzymes [Healing Digestion Part 5]


Healing chronic symptoms begins by healing digestion even for those without obvious digestive disorders.

Our bodies use nutrients to rebuild and maintain proper function. Without proper breakdown and absorption of those nutrients, it cannot function properly no matter how well we eat or what supplements we take.

Eating a nutrient-poor diet and improper digestion can both cause your body to starve in the midst of plenty.

Conditions Connected to Maldigestion
  • adrenal fatigue
  • allergies
  • anxiety
  • autism
  • ADD/ADHD
  • chronic infections/syndromes/illnesses
  • depression
  • mental disorders including agoraphobia, dyslexia, dyspraxia
  • motion sickness
  • GERD
  • heartburn/reflux
  • H. Pylori overgrowth
  • stomach/duodenal (small intestine) ulcers
  • gut flora imbalance
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • hair loss

The entire symptom and syndrome list is extensive.   (more…)