Herbal Powerhouse Healing Tea

Herbal Powerhouse Healing Tea - Nettle & Raspberry Leaf

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 […]

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.


Powdered gelatin is collagen extracted for use as […]

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 is rough on a mama’s body, y’all. When you have chronic nutrient deficiencies, […]

Stop the Self-Pity: How to Feel Good about Your Healing Diet (a personal testimonial)

Stop the Self-Pity: How to Feel Good about Your Healing Diet (a personal testimonial)

Note from Jennifer: Today’s wonderful story comes from a friend and client who is one of my favorite writers.

She understands the emotional ups and downs and heartbreak that can come with removing food […]

Eating Starches for Adrenal Health

Eating Starches for Adrenal Health (fried plantains)

It’s dark and gloomy here, and I’m in my jammies (because I’m professional like that). If you’re lucky, you are too. Let’s sit down and have a chat about one of the ‘secrets’ of my nutritional therapy practice. 

One of the things I find myself repeatedly saying to people is that our energy centers need to be supported during gut healing. 

But what does that mean?

So often, I hear the story that someone read a slew of articles or very popular book and decided to cut starches and grains from their diet to heal a leaky gut. They are now dealing with significant – or severe – adrenal hypofunction and usually accompanying thyroid hypofunction. 

  • cold extremities
  • inner trembling
  • increased brain fog
  • moderate to severe fatigue

are just a few of the most common symptoms of the stress to these all-important glands.

It puts massive strain on the body and can easily cause full adrenal fatigue. Pardon my phrasing but “die off” my butt. Die off is such a small part of the healing process that this one irks me…a lot.