Posts in Gut Health
Getting My Ulcerative Colitis Warrior Spirit Back: Health Update

I’ve been wanting to write a health-update post for you all for so long now, but I just couldn’t quite get in the right headspace to do so. Because, to be honest, up until now I was struggling. A lot. Physically, mentally, emotionally.

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5 Things To Never Say To Someone With IBD

With Crohn’s and colitis awareness week having been last week, my autoimmune disease was on my mind almost 24/7. Getting to connect with so many other IBD warriors and share their stories on my Instagram was so amazing and showed me how bada** dealing with IBD truly makes us.

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10 Tips For Holiday Gut Health

When you think of the holidays what pops into your mind? Family? Friends? Laughter? Food? Bingo! Let’s be real. Holidays are always filled with food and I think that’s one of the best parts! Good food shared with good company is truly the way to my heart. But we all know holiday gut health can be tricky.

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6 Tips For Navigating Social Settings With Gut Health Issues

If you’re anything like me, you just want to feel normal once in awhile. You want to be able to do the fun things everyone else does without overthinking and planning ahead. But guess what? The first step to overcoming gut-induced social anxiety (trust me, it’s a thing) is to stop wishing you didn’t have to plan ahead, overthink or re-check the menu 100 times and start accepting and embracing that you do.

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My Specific Carbohydrate Diet Ebook LAUNCH!!!

I can’t believe the day is FINALLY here!!! After months of creating specific carbohydrate diet friendly recipes, testing them (and retesting them), photographing them, editing photos and designing the pages of this ebook, it feels surreal that it has finally launched.

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Health-Journey Update: Why My Autoimmune Disease Does Define Me

I realized it was time for a health update, because it’s been a hot second and, as always, my health journey is ebbing and flowing. As you know, when I got diagnosed with IBD this summer, the doctors first believed it was Crohn’s Disease…

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Nat Tells All: Dealing with Grief, My Past With Disordered Eating & Post Marathon Fitness Goals

I’ve been getting asked the same question quite frequently lately – “when are you running another marathon?” And if it isn’t that exact question then it’s some close variation – “do you plan on running another marathon?” “do you still follow a running plan?” “do you still do long runs?”…

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Taking Control of my Health: Paleo, Specific Carbohydrate Diet and Next Steps

Because I believe food is medicine, I'm hoping to treat these issues mainly through a change in my diet. After a lot of research (and help from my parents), I've decided to start following "SCD" (the specific carbohydrate diet). It's like paleo in the sense that it is a grain-free diet, but there are differences.

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My Journey With Gut Health: Stomach "History," IBS and Food Intolerances

Before I truly dive into what IBS is, how I figured out I have it, how I discovered the foods that trigger it for me and what I do to help me feel better, let’s back up a little and take you through a history of my stomach.

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Getting Rid of Travel Anxiety: Food Suitcases, Fitness and Planning Ahead

I can hardly believe that I embark on a month-long journey in Luxembourg NEXT FRIDAY!!! It’s finally hit me as I’ve been preparing and packing like crazy. And as the travel anxiety starts to hit… 

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Living Life With Food Sensitivities

I’m sure many of you know that I have a very very very long list of food sensitivities. Let’s give it a go- gluten, dairy, soy, apples, pears, raw cauliflower (for some reason super cooked cauli is fine though?

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Love Your Gut, Eat (Good) Bacteria

With all of my food sensitivities and unknown stomach issues (thankfully I’m on the way to getting some answers!), loving my gut is necessary. I do whatever I can, whenever I can to help it stay healthy. I do this by eating healthy, eating as little processed foods as I can.

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